Voice-Over Artist, ADR Director
Alexis Tipton has been working in the dubbing industry since 2008 and has loved every minute of it. She can be heard in over 150 titles so far with more announcements on the way! Some of her dub credits include Merle (FUNimation Re-Dub of Escaflowne), Kid Trunks (Dragonball Super), Chu Chu (Show by Rock!), Hana Midorikawa (Prison School), Tamazo (Puzzle and Dragons X), Honey (Space Dandy), Kazane Aoba (Keijo!!!!!!!!), Maria (Maria The Virgin Witch), Kureha Tsubaki (Yurikuma Arashi), Inori Yuzuriha/Mana Ouma (Guilty Crown), Rika Shiguma (Haganai), and many more (full list of credits can be found on Anime News Network).
On top of anime dub work, her voice can also be heard in a handful of video games including NeiR: Automata as Pascal, Tales of Zestiria as Alisha, DBZ Xenoverse as Gotenks-Trunks, Borderlands 2, and more. She can also be heard in various foreign live action film dubs, most notably as Kaoru Kamiya in the live action Rurouni Kenshin trilogy. Alexis also served as assistant director on Love Live Sunshine and recently made her solo directorial debut with Masamune-kun’s Revenge. She has also provided vocals for various character songs and a few of FUNimation’s trailers. Alexis is also a stage and film actress. She lives and works in Dallas, Texas but also works in Los Angeles, California. Follow Alexis on Twitter @AlexisTiptonVA!
Voice-Over Artist, Illustrator
Despite his ponytail and general inability to fly, Micah Solusod is a professional voice actor and illustrator.
The rapscallion made his anime debut as Malek Werner in Blassreiter and is best known for his role as Soul Evans in Soul Eater. He has shown up in a number of other FUNimation titles as Toma Kamijo in A Certain Magical Index, Mizuki in Kamisama Kiss, older Ame in Wolf Children, Midnight in Fairy Tail, teen Coby in One Piece, Bea in Space Dandy, Yukine in Noragami, and most recently, Tagoma in Dragonball Z: Resurrection ‘F’! Currently, he can be heard in FUNimation's Broadcast Dubs as Yuichiro Hyakuya in Seraph of the End, Black in Blood Blockade Battlefront, and Su-Won in Yona of the Dawn.
Micah also makes appearances in Dragonball Xenoverse, Atari's Centipede: Infestation, Borderlands 2 and Borderlands:The Pre-Sequel. It's likely he's done more but who's counting?
When he's not busy posting unhelpful voice acting tips on Twitter, Micah works as the lead artist for the webcomic Ties That Bind and can be found on the internet under the username "maioceaneyes". Believe it.
Ayu Sakata/Apphia Yu
Voice-Over Artist, ADR Director, and Visual Novel Designer
Ayu writes visual novels, then people play them. Usually in that order. As head of sakevisual, she's written the award-winning Jisei murder mystery series, and the otome game Backstage Pass.
You can also hear her voice in various anime dubs and video games including Fairy Tail (Laki), Robotics;Notes (Airi/Gezi), A Certain Scientific Railgun S (Kinuhata), and A Hat in Time (Hat Kid). When she's not writing or voice acting, she keeps busy drinking tea and reading comics.
Follow her twitter @soymilkpudding for stupid jokes, nerdy commentary, and too many food pictures.
Voice-Over Artist, ADR Director, and ADR Writer
Aaron Mitchell Dismuke is an American voice actor, writer and director with Funimation Entertainment. He got his start Voice acting at age 9, as Hiro Sohma in Fruits Basket. At twelve years old he voiced the role of Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist. Dismuke's other major roles include Leonardo Watch in Blood Blockade Battlefront, Yo Takami in Deadman Wonderland, Twelve in Terror in Residence, Arslan in The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Ouri Kagami in Corpse Princess, and Lucifer in Devil is a Part Timer.
He's currently directing the new Funimation show Nanbaka, and recently directed the anime Cheer Boys! He's also directed parts of Shomin Sample, Ninja Slayer and Fairy Tail. He was part of the ADR writing teams for Fairy Tail, Ninja Slayer and Tokyo Ghoul.
Industry Guest, Translator
Starting off as a fan translator and subtitler in the 90's, Neil Nadelman joined the very early ranks of fans turned professionals in the 1990s. His first professional translation project was for AnimEigo on Bubblegum Crash, and he went on to translate for many of the American anime localization companies, including Central Park Media, Bandai Entertainment, Pioneer/Geneon, and the Right Stuf International. He mostly works with Sentai Filmworks and Discotek these days, and has most recently finished overseeing the translation of all 8 billion episodes of Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Strangely enough, he best known at anime conventions for his extensive library of Totally Lame Anime, and can babble on for hours about why Garzey's Wing is a comdey masterpiece.
Neil has been translating professionally since 1992, and among his credits lists such anime series as The Slayers, Revolutionary Girl Utena, various Mobile Suit Gundam series and movies, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, and the aforementioned Legend of the Galactic Heroes. He currently lives in the Boston area and can often be found wandering his condo, looking for walls to rip open for misguided home improvement projects.
You can also find him on Twitter at @docsane!
Go Big or Go Home Cosplay
Emily Schmidt, also known as Go Big or Go Home Cosplay, is from Atlanta, Georgia. She likes to make costumes and props in her free time. She has been cosplaying for a little over two years and loves the cosplay community. She feels it is a great place to make friends and learn new crafting techniques. Emily enjoys making armor for strong independent female characters. When making her costumes she primarily uses thermoplastics and EVA foam. One of the things that she most enjoys includes teaching classes at her local makerspace, Geekspace Gwinnett. Emily has won awards for Craftsmanship Competitions in the Journeyman and Master levels at local conventions, including Dragon*con. Over the holiday she had the opportunity to work on a commission for Hi-Rez Studios along side Blue Whale Studios Inc. Her most recent accomplishment includes competing on Cosplay Melee, SyFy's new cosplay competition show. As an artist, she is exploring more opportunities to work on commission builds and pursue work with others in the community.
Be sure to check out her work on Facebook!
Singer, Songwriter, Film maker
Disney, Anime, Broadway, top 40: Caleb Hyles has done it all when it comes to cover songs! With his big heart, and even bigger voice, Caleb has wowed millions across the globe with a multitude of musical styling and an infectious, positive attitude. Caleb Hyles has a history in musical theatre, having grown up in a family of musicians and thespians. There was no doubt that Caleb was born to be an entertainer of some kind! Caleb has been recognized by the likes of Ryan Seacrest, Tyler Oakley, Dee-Dee Magno Hall, and many others for his musical prowess. Ever since his viral hit, “Let It Go”, dropped in 2014 Caleb has not stopped growing his YouTube channel which has grown over 400k subscribers. By holding Live Q&A’s, and random “Skype Nights” with fans, Caleb has nurtured a growing community centered around one-on-one interaction and a common love for all things music. No other performer, or YouTube personality does as much for his fans as Caleb does.
He continues to produce new content on a weekly basis and is looking to expand his YouTube reach. Now an official Auburn graduate, he is focused on creating new content along with his new gaming channel, “Peace, Love, and Gaming.” Big things are happening with Caleb, and he hopes that anyone and everyone will join him for the ride. As Caleb says at the end of every video, “Peace, love, and metal!!” Be sure to check out his work on his website, YouTube, or Facebook!
Tobias Mcnabb attended his first anime convention in 2004 and never actually went home. After several years of seeing too many AMV's, spending too much money in dealer's halls, and somehow surviving some crazy room-parties, he decided to try his hand at presenting panels. He's been simultaneously heralded as the Geeksiah and denounced as a slave to nostalgia. Currently, he travels the southeast from Alabama to North Carolina, swindling conventions into giving him an open mic from which he barfs forth anime production facts and otherwise-useless trivia about ludological pursuits.
Follow him on Twitter: @reverend_tobias!