Charles Dunbar is a fan of many things, of which anime and Japanese culture are but one (admittedly large) sphere. After discovering the medium through Dragonball Z in high school, he spent his formative college years indulging in giant robots, Pokemon, JRPGs, and Rurouni Kenshin, never expecting his coursework in cultural anthropology to ever intersect with his burgeoning fandom identity. This was only the first of many instances when the Universe decided to troll him hardcore for his obliviousness. After spending years attending his local SF con, Charles began attending anime cons in earnest in 2007, bumping them up drastically while undertaking fieldwork for his MA in Anthropology, where he researched and wrote on fandom, convention culture, and the changing dynamic of anime fan practices. He never stopped attending, coming back year after year to both indulge his love of anime conventions, and educate his fellow fans on all manner of mythology, Japanese sacred culture, fan cultures, and whatever else grabs his interests. He is currently working concurrently on two books related to these pursuits, dabbling in game scripts, writing his own ghost stories inspired by the folklore he devours, and traveling around the country speaking at conventions, libraries, and the occasional university. You can read his ideas and ruminations at www.studyofanime.com, www.facebook.com/studyofanime or via his Twitter @studyofanime.
The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving guys and gals that have formed the greatest programming group on the east coast convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their powers with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to form the new titan at the front of the con scene. The Fleet’s arsenal offers a lot of a lot, and a little of everything! From the “stay fun” academic to over-the-top panels; high quality times are to be had under the Fleet’s banner. No matter your pleasure, there’s a Manly Battleships® event that’s right for you!
Erica Schroeder is one of New York’s premier voice actresses. She has provided the voice for over 100 characters in the world of animation for television, film and video games over the past 14 years. She has voiced ten characters in the five different YU-GI-OH series including: Mai Valentine, Akiza Izinski, Dark Magician Girl, Rally Dawson and Cathy Catherine. Over the years she has voiced over fifty characters and various Pokemon on POKEMON including: Nurse Joy, Fantina, Bianca, Meloetta, Pidove, Panchum, Sylveon , Grace and many more. Other notable roles include: Monkey D. Luffy in ONE PIECE, Blaze and Wave from the SONIC video games, Emma Frost in Joss Whedon’s Stop Motion Comic ASTONISHING X-MEN, Faragonda, Icy the Witch, Piff, Daphne, Galatea, Squonk and Kritty from WINX CLUB, Lyserg from SHAMAN KING, Rai and Komorka from TAI CHI CHASERS, Bridgette Verdant from MEW MEW POWER, Olgariki from GO GO RIKI, Shiho from AH! MY GODDESS, Scarlet Claw in CUTIE HONEY, from the makers of THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE, The voice of the Spirit of the Mountain (with Sean Schemmel) in THE BOY WHO WANTED TO BE A BEAR, The Witch in the Cannes Film Festival’s LITTLE LONG NOSE and many more titles. Newer roles and releases include: Melissa Trail in YU-GI-OH Arc V, Akemi in ZETMAN, Yurika Yamagiwa in PSYCHIC SCHOOL WARS, Zarafa in ZARAFA, Nagako Aoki in MAI MAI MIRACLE and her newest role to hit Saturday morning, Astoria Rapunzel on Nickelodeon’s fantastical REGAL ACADEMY.
In addition to the several POKEMON, SONIC and ONE PIECE video games she has voiced, she has also voiced characters in several other video game titles such as: SHADOW HEARTS: FROM THE NEW WORLD, LITTLEST PET SHOP, DUNGEON HUNTER V, JUST CAUSE 3, SUPER SMASH BROS., INSECTICIDE, and many more. As a theater and musical theater actress, Erica has also appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway and regionally and sings on the original cast recordings of JANE EYRE, SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL and a bunch of other concept albums. You can see what she’s up to on her fan page, https://www.facebook.com/Erica-Schroeder-164914246916696/.
Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons.
After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in voice acting work for various anime titles; usually landing the lead role. His first major voice acting role was Vash the Stampede in Trigun. He will later go on and play the voices of Kaneda in Akira, Renton in Eureka Seven, Claus in Last Exile, Clair in Heat Guy J, Sakaki in Witch Hunter Robin, Mike in Please Twins, Albert in The Count of Monte Cristo, Kiba in Wolf’s Rain, Itsuki in The Melancholy of Haurhi Suzumiya, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass and Izaya in Durarara.
Johnny’s voice can also be heard in numerous video games. He voices the main character Nero in Devil May Cry 4 and performed voiceover work in .hack//G.U. , Persona 4, Disgaea 3, Tales of Symphonia, Tales of the Abyss, Eternal Sonata, Bumblebee in Transformers: War for Cybertron, Yang in Street Fighter IV, Zero in Marvel VS Capcom 3, Torian Cadera in Star Wars The Old Republic, Troy in NFL Rush Zone and Guren in Tenkai Knights.
When Johnny is not voice acting, he is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the band Eyeshine.
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This rate is good until 2/3/17 at midnight!
BRIAN BEACOCK is an actor, writer, producer and musician from the San Francisco Bay Area. After completing the National Tour of “Les Miserables,” he moved to Los Angeles where he created a diverse career including; Voice-overs for more than 30 cartoon series and video games including “Digimon,” “Naruto,” “Bleach,” “Bobobo Bo Bobobo”, “Zatch Bell”, “Durarara,” Monokukma in the “Danganronpa” game seres, “Doreamon,” “Blue Exorcist,” “Tenkei Knights,” “Code Geass,” “Blue Dragon,” “Battle B-Daman,” “Toradora,” “Tales of Synphonia,” “Dragon Ball,” “Sailor Moon” and more. Television appearances: “Imagination Movers,” “Kath & Kim,” “CSI,” “Passions,” NBC’s “The Rerun Show.” Films include: “Colt Racer,” “Mulholland Drive,” “Buying The Cow,” “Globehunters,” “Circuit,” and the upcoming horror feature “Hollow Scream.” Brian has been a featured performer at the world famous Roxy on The Sunset Strip, PS 122 in NYC, and as the featured musical guest on “The Conan O’Brien Show” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (singing for Betty White). Theatre credits include: the West Coast Premiere of “Elegies,” “When Pigs Fly,” “Pageant,” “The Last Hairdresser,” “Naked Boys Singing,” and the insane 35-character one-man show “Fully Committed.” He and his work have been featured in the New York Times, US Magazine, People Magazine, TV Guide, Rolling Stone, Backstage West, LA Times, LA Weekly, USA Today, Daily Variety, and Entertainment Weekly. Not just an actor, Brian won the Royal Television Society’s “Best Main Title Theme” Award for his lyrical composition work in “Playing It Straight,” the UK’s hit musical reality program, for which he wrote and produced 30 songs on location, performing them live on-set. As a writer/producer he and a writing partner John Yelvington are behind the much lauded and hugely successful webseries “McCracken Live!” which won numerous awards and was one of only 22 shows in the world chosen to be in Europe’s first webseries festival in Marseille France. Brian is the creator/writer/producer of the new insane zombie comedy “Acting Dead” which received a nominated for a Primetime Emmy. You can bite-and-binge watch all of Season 1 now. Stop by and say hi on Twitter @brianbeacock, and check out www.mccrackenlive.com and www.actingdead.com.
We have some exciting news for everyone! First, Triad Anime Con will be on March 3rd-5th 2017. We’re hard at work to bring you another exciting year of TAC, so check back often for updates!
Secondly, we have moved to a new larger venue! TAC 2017 will be located at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro NC. We’ll have more space to bring you more entertainment, and some more breathing room in the hallways.
Rooms are now available at the official con hotel(Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons). Each room has 2 double beds, and is available at the special con rate of $145 per night plus tax.
You may book your room by calling 1 800 242 6556 and mention you are with Triad Anime Con 2017.
This special rate expires on January 31st 2017!