Guest announcement: Natalie Hoover

Natalie Hoover is a voice actor who has done work for anime and video games that you love! Roles include Fumiko from Love Live!, Yolko in the hit series Sword Art Online that aired on Toonami, Sonia Nevermind and Monophanie from the acclaimed Danganropa series, Tsukino in SHOW BY ROCK!!, Reina Izumi in Myriad Colors Phantom World, Arisa Ahokainen in Akiba’s Trip!, Georgette Lemare in Brave Witches, Tiara in Fairy Fencer F, Lily in Recover of an MMO Junkie, Hitsugi Kirigaya in Riddle Story of Devil, Adelheid in Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven. Download LOVE NIKKI DRESS UP BEAUTY today to hear Natalie as Nikki herself!

To learn more about Natalie, visit her at or follow her Twitter (@NatalieHooverVO)!

Guest announcement: Caitlin Glass

CAITLIN GLASS (Fullmetal Alchemist, Ouran High School Host Club Attack on Titan, Dragon Ball Super)
A voice actress and ADR director, best known for the role of Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist, Caitlin has been working in the anime industry since 2004. In 2008, Caitlin directed the widely popular fan-favorite, Ouran High School Host Club, as well as voicing Haruhi Fujioka. Caitlin also lends her voice to Vados in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Rose in Tales of Zestiria, Elma in Xenoblade Chronicles X, Thorn in Battleborn, and Cammy White & Decapre in the Street Fighter IV &V series of video games.
Other well-known roles include Maki in Love Live! School Idol Project, Lilia in Yuri!!! on Ice, Mina Ashido in My Hero Academia, Vivi in One Piece, Evergreen in Fairy Tail, Petra in Attack on Titan, Diancie in Pokémon, Hannah in Black Butler II, Miria in Baccano, Kimi in Tokyo Ghoul, Satellizer in Freezing, Retoree in Show By Rock, Kirigiri in Danganronpa: The Animation, Miho Amakata in Free!, and Kim in Soul Eater.
You’ll also hear her as Hitomi in Funimation’s new dub Escaflowne and Kyoko in Skip Beat!, coming soon from Pied Piper, Inc.
In recent years Caitlin has added roles in Absolute Duo, Akiba’s Trip, Alderamin on the Sky, All Out!, Assassination Classroom, BlazBlu Alter Memory, Chain Chronicle, D-Frag, Gangsta, Lord Marksman and Vanadis, Maria the Virgin Witch, Masamune’s Revenge, Mikagura School Suite, Noragami Aragoto, No-Rin,  Orange, ReLIFE, The Rolling Girls, Space Dandy, Tokyo Ravens, Ultimate Otaku Teacher, WIXOSS, & Yurikuma Arashi to her already prolific list of anime voices.
Caitlin’s other directing credits include, Love Live! Sunshine!!, Suzuka, Fuuka, One Piece, Riddle Story of Devil, Show by Rock, Noragami Aragoto, Garo The Animation, Garo Crimson Moon, Prince of Stride: Alternative, Shonen Maid, Lord Marksman and Vanadis, and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, all as an ADR Director for Funimation Entertainment. She has also lent her adaptive writing skills to Bang Zoom! Entertainment for such titles as Love Live! School Idol Project, Durarara x2, Yuki Yuna is a Hero, A Lull in the Sea and The Asterisk War.
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Guest announcement: Charles Dunbar

10981058_10100628743205608_7042404996070498572_oCharles 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, or via his Twitter @studyofanime.

Guest announcement: Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Grant is excited to attend Triad Anime Con! Best known as Asuka from EVANGELION, Tiffany’s been working in anime since 1994. Her 1700+ voice credits include INFINITE STRATOS, GIRLS UND PANZER, BLUE SEED, LITTLE BUSTERS, AZUMANGA DAIOH, FULL METAL ALCHEMIST, ONE PIECE, AKAME GA KILL and, more recently, USHIO & TORA, FLYING WITCH and SCHOOL-LIVE. Video game credits: UNLIMITED SAGA, DEUS EX II: INVISIBLE WAR.

Ms. Grant wrote dubbing scripts for TV series such as PARASYTE-THE-MAXIM, AH! MY GODDESS 2, INFINITE STRATOS, THE WALLFLOWER and DEN-NOH COIL. Her many subtitle script adaptations include MIYUKI CHAN IN WONDERLAND.

Non-anime work includes the films ARLINGTON ROAD and indie flicks LAUGHING BOY, DEAD OF KNIGHT and LARS THE EMO KID as well as years of theatre and commercial experience. Tiffany also contributed to the charity albums “Voices for Peace” and “Voices for Tolerance”

Guest announcement: On the Spot Improv

On the Spot Improv is a student-led improv troupe from the University of Georgia in Athens. For the past ten years, this troupe has prided itself in providing high-quality improvised entertainment through shows akin to episodes of the TV series Whose Line Is It Anyway? On the Spot has performed at Ichibancon, Triad, Banzaicon, and many others for the past several years.

David Matranga

David Matranga has been working as a voice actor for 15 years voicing over a 100 roles including the popular simuldubs, My Hero Academia where he plays Shouto Todoroki and Bertholt Hoover in Attack On Titan. He recently completed the reboot of Saiyuki with Saiyuki Reload Blast where we stepped back into the shoes of the gun toting priest, Genjo Sanzo one of this first lead roles all those years ago. The last few years he has voiced The Junker in Planetarian, Silva in Monster Hunters Stories: Ride on and Subaru in Brothers Conflict in addition to many others. Other popular titles include Tomoya in Clannad, Appleseed Alpha, Harlock, Starship Troopers: Invasion, Halo Legends, Appleseed, Appleseed Ex Machina, Appleseed The Series, Maid Sama, Watamote, Saiyuki, Orphen, Le Chevalier D’Eon, Clannad, Gilgamesh, Colorful, 5 Centimeters Per Second, High School Of The Dead, and Super Milk Chan to name a few. He also works consistently in the commercial voiceover world.

Matranga reprised his role as Briareos in the recent CG-animated Appleseed Alpha and Appleseed XIII: Tartaros & Ouranos films in 2014. He also starred in the new Captain Harlock CG film for its North American theatrical run. His career since 2014 has covered a lot of ground overall. He was the handsome pink-haired doctor Akari in Karneval, Rio Satomi in Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East, the Majestic (but not very nice) Prince Jiart, cyborg builder Dr. Easter in Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust, and Tomoko’s annoyed brother Tomoki Kuroki in WATAMOTE. He also stars as Usui in MaidSama. His more popular early anime roles include Orphen in Orphen and Sanzo in Saiyuki.

David also spends much of this time on stages around the country. He recently completed a four-city tour of the world premiere opera A Coffin In Egypt with Frederica Von Stade that culminated in a concert performance at Lincoln Center in New York City. Other recent productions include: Straight White Men, Marie Antoinette, Failure: A Love Story (Stages), You Can’t Take It With You (Alley Theatre), The Hollow (Alley Theatre), DollHouse (Stages), Other Regional theatre includes: Miss Julie (CTC) Comedy Of Errors/Hamlet (Houston Shakespeare Festival), In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play (Regional Premiere @ Stages), Uncle Vanya (CTC), Mistakes Were Made (Stages Repertory Theatre) A Christmas Carol (Alley Theatre) Yankee Tavern, Auntie Mame, Complete History of America Abridged,Man From Nebraska and Grey Gardens (Joe Kennedy Jr./Jerry), Lobster Alice, all at Stages Repertory Theatre. He also originated the roles of Patrick in 110 Flights and General Longstreet in General Desdemona at the 1st Annual Proctors New Play Festival, Pride and Prejudice (Dallas Theater Center), The King Stag (Yale Rep), A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville). Recently David has begun to do more film and television work that includes, Be Not Afraid, Dropa, The Rejects, Law & Order, All My Children, As The World Turns, Urban Shakedown and Occupy Texas starring Lorelei Linklater. He received his acting training from the Yale School of Drama.

Guest announcement: Samurai Dan

The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, running a traditional samurai training center in Iowa, and have a combined 35 years of experience.

Beyond their martial skills, the dynamic duo collaborated to write, direct, host, and star in a 12 episode TV series entitled, “The Way of The Samurai.”

Daniel is also an author, with several martial art articles published, and is currently working on his second full-length novel.