Our theme this year is MAGICAL GIRLS!
Cristina Vee is a voice actress from Los Angeles, CA. Since getting her first large anime roles in 2007, Cristina has voiced over 100 characters in both animation and video games. Anime fans know her Mio Akiyama in K-ON!, Alisa Bosconovitch in Tekken Blood Vengeance, Homura Akemi in Madoka Magica, Morgiana in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, the eleven Honoka sisters in Netflix’s Knights of Sidonia, Cubone (and others) in Pokemon Origins and Riruka Dokugamine in Bleach. She was recently announced as the new voice of Sailor Mars in her favorite show, Sailor Moon! She voices Nickelodeon’s Lady Bug from Miraculous: Tales of ladybug and Cat Noir. Hawk from Seven Deadly Sins is also a character Cristina voices. She makes appearances in Sword Art Online, Kill la Kill, Fate/Zero, Doraemon, Accel World, and Squid Girl.
On the video game scene she is popular for her voice work as Noel Vermillion and the Murakumo Units in the Blazblue series, Compa in the Neptunia series, Lian Shi in Dynasty Warriors, Cerebella in Skullgirls, Riven the Exile in League of Legends, Nova in Tales of Xillia 2 (pay your debt!), Shantae in Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse and Half-Genie Hero, Four in Drakengard 3, Karna and Bami in Ys: Memories of Celceta, Serina in Conception 2, and Cinque in Final Fantasy Type-0.
Beyond voice acting she has a large YouTube following for her singing. She provides vocals to songs in Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage!? and Shantae: Half Genie Hero. She currently casts and directs Skullgirls and is recognizable to eSports fans for hosting IGN’s IPL 4 and 5.
Erica is best known for her roles as Ryuko Matoi in "KILL la KILL”, Aladdin in "Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic”, Yuuki Konno in “Sword Art Online II” and Nico Yazawa in Love Live! Other animation credits include Gon Freecs in “HunterxHunter (2011)”, Haruka Tenoh/Sailor Uranus in the new VIZ Media re-dub of "Sailor Moon”, Tsubaki in Your Lie in April, Akko Kagari in Little Witch Academia, Akari Sakishima in "A Lull in the Sea", Diane in “Seven Deadly Sins”, Fu Inubozaki in "Yuki Yuna is a Hero", Mametchi in the "Tamagotchi Friends" webisodes, various characters in "Blood Lad", and Cloud E. Sky in the one-hour animated special "Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A Prep School".
Her video game works include Nagisa Shingetsu in "Danganronpa Another Episode", Eryn in "Fairy Fencer F", and Naotora Ii in “Dead or Alive 5: Last Round”. You can also hear her in other titles such as "Skullgirls 2nd Encore", “Disgaea 5”, “Xenoblade Chronicles X”, “Omega Quintet”, ”Demon Gaze", “Operation Abyss”, ”Hyperdevotion Noire", "Atelier Escha & Logy", "The Witch and the Hundred Knight", "Ar nosurge", "Dust: An Elysian Tail", and “Pac-man and the Ghostly Adventures”.
Visit ericamendezvoice.com to check out her full list of credits. You can also keep up with Erica's role announcements and incoherent rambling by following her on Twitter @tsunderica.
Carrie Keranen can be heard as Alya in Miraculous Ladybug currently on Nickelodeon Sundays at noon as well as Lady Satsuki in Kill la Kill . Her recent titles include Hiroko in Your Lie in April, Sara Valestine in Trails of Cold Steel and Guila in Seven Deadly Sins. Previously, she voiced Mami Tomoe in Madoka Magica, Yamraiha in Magi and the homeroom teacher Miss Yuki in Tora Dora. Recent appearances: Naruto, Sailor Moon, Pokemon among others. She reprised her role as Caska in Berserk for the Movie Trilogy recently released. In 2012 she went to San Diego ComicCon to premiere TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance as Ling Xiaoyu. Previous credits: Mokuba for the later seasons of YuGiOh, Kisara in YuGiOh Millennium, Cutie Honey in the live action Cutie Honey, Kumiko in Gokusen, Hinaku in Phoenix (Hi no Tori) and as Sheena in Pokemon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life. Her voice also appears in recurring roles on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ah! My Goddess, Slayers, Let's go Tamgotchi, Pat and Stan, and Huntik. Her recent video game roles: Rom and (recently) Vert in the Neptunia series, Lailah in Tales of Zestiria and she was part of the Rebel Alliance in Star Wars: Battlefront, Annie in Red Dead Revolver, Lux in League of Legends, Viva Piñata and more! She currently works and resides in Los Angeles, CA.
CASSANDRA LEE MORRIS
Some of her most well-known roles include Leafa in Sword Art Online, Nami in League of Legends, Kyubey in Madoka Magica, Edea Lee in Bravely Default/Bravely Second, Lin in Xenoblade Chronicles X and Taiga in Toradora! She is also proud to play Bubbles on the Netflix series "Popples."
She can also be heard in the following video games: Fie in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel franchise, Sumomo in Persona 4: Dancing all Night, Nana in God Eater 2: Rage Burst, Elphelt in Guilty Gear Xrd Sign, Sophie in Tales of Graces f, Mutsuki in Final Fantasy Type-0, Leifang in Dead or Alive 5, Celia in Infamous: Second Son, Grace in There Came An Echo, Minette in Skullgirls, Aoi Asahina in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Amber in Rune Factory 4, Calilica in Ys: Memories of Celceta, Hitomi in Devil Summoners: Soul Hacker, Totori in Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland, Gust in Hyperdimension Neptunia, Lapis in Unchained Blades, Allysse in Vindictus, and many more.
Cassandra entered the anime world as Yubel in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, and later voiced twins Leo and Luna for Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds. She can also be heard in the following anime roles: Atra in Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans, Saki in DuRaRaRa, Ritsu in K-On!, Tsubasa in Love Live!, Calaveras in Sailor Moon, Nee in Blue Exorcist, Usamaro in Blue Exorcist: The Movie, Sue in Doraemon, Aoi in Coppelion, Saki in DuRaRaRa!, Amy in Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Patema in Patema Inverted, Aika Nakamura in Persona 4: The Animation, Marble in Pokemon, Yuki-Onna in Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Teo in Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror, Nadya in First Squad and Uppi in Slayers Revolution-R.
Cassandra is also an award-winning audiobook narrator. She has lent her voice to over 200 books by authors like James Patterson, R.L. Stine, Sara Shepard, Pseudonymous Bosch and Jerry Spinelli. She was named a "genre-defining voice" for kids' fiction by Audible.com, and usually voices young adult and middle grade novels as well as children's books
When she isn’t in the voiceover booth, Cassandra is obsessively posting photos on Instagram (@cassandra.morris), Facebooking (facebook.com/ilovecassandralee), and Tweeting (@socassandra).
Monica Rial has been working in the anime voice over industry for 15 years. According to Anime News Network, she is currently the most prolific anime voice actress in the USA. As an actress for ADV Films, Funimation Entertainment, and Sentai Filmworks she has lent her voice to over 300 anime including: Air (Misuzu), Another (Mei), Baccano! (Chane), Black Butler (Mei Ren), Certain Magical Index (Index), E.F. a Tale of Memories (Chihiro), Excel Saga (Hyatt), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), Full Metal Panic! (Kyoko), Hetalia (Flying Mint Bunny/Belarus), High School of the Dead (Shizuka), Maria Holic (Maria); Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (Treeya), Majestic Prince (Tamaki), Michiko & Hatchin (Michiko), Negima (Konoka/Kazumi/Satsuki), One Piece (Tashigi/Karu/Kuina), Ouran Host Club (Renge), Noir (Kirika), Panty and Stocking (Stocking), Princess Jellyfish (Mayaya), Sergeant Frog (Momoka), Shinchan (Ai), Tsubasa (Sakura), Witchblade (Maria) and many more. She appeared on Toonami in Deadman Wonderland (Shiro), Casshern Sins (Ringo), Soul Eater (Tsubaki) and FMA Brotherhood (May Chang). You can also catch her on Nicktoons and the CW as Bulma in Dragonball Z Kai. She has also appeared in several video games including Ms. ‘Splosion Man, Comic jumper, and Borderlands 2. Be sure to come by and say hello!
LOVEROFPIGGIES / CRAYON QUEEN
Loverofpiggies, more well known under the name "Crayon Queen", has been drawing comics since she was a toddler, and have been doing webcomics for at least 8 years. Her most recognized works are the webcomics 'Aftertale', 'Christmas Party AU (Otherwise known as CPAU)' and 'AskErrorSans', all which are hosted on her tumblr, Loverofpiggies.tumblr.com, and are considered fancomics of the popular video game, Undertale. She is planning original webcomic work, in addition to fan content in the near future! She works with both traditional mediums, and digital in her comics, sometimes doing a blend of crayon and sharpie with digital paint programs. She does her best to interact with readers, and is very excited to join Shuto Con in 2017. She loves to talk to people, so feel free to walk up and say hello!
Ben Briggs has been producing dance music for more than a decade, and is now an established “nerdy” entertainer. He’s appeared at conventions all over the world, including Otakon, MAGFest, and many more. Widely known for his remixes of video game music and chiptune influence, he puts on a high-energy show full of positive vibes and LOTS of dancing. Dedicated to "making the fun happen", he believes it is his duty to remove people from the stress and problems of their daily lives with music. With any luck his plan for world domination will succeed, one smile at a time.