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Alumni 2011

GUESTS >  Alumni 2011

MAX BROOKS

Max Brooks is considered by many to be one of the world’s foremost Zombie preparedness experts. As we all know, the world we live in has become a rather scary place, and the global increase in the number of Zombie attacks isn’t helping matters any. According to the Office of Homeland Security, Brooks is the preeminent authority on dispatching the relentless, flesh-eating armies of Zombies that seem to be everywhere these days.

Brooks’ latest release, The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks (2009), is the graphic novel that fans demanded: major zombie attacks from the dawn of humanity. Recorded Attacks reveals how other eras and cultures have dealt with—and survived—the ancient viral plague. By immersing ourselves in past horror, we may yet prevail over the coming outbreak in our time. The Zombie Survival Guide, Brooks’ first release, is your key to success against the hordes of the undead that may be stalking you right now. The book is the result of Brooks’ tireless search for both the living dead and ways to eradicate them, which has taken him to over 30 countries and territories in Europe, Russia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Arctic and Sub-Saharan Africa. A New York Times best-seller, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (2007), tells the story of the world’s desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts “as told to the author” by various characters around the world. Publishers Weekly called the novel “surprisingly hard to put down.”

The son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, Max Brooks is completely dedicated to the cause of raising awareness on the issue of Zombie survival. Brooks is ready to come to your campus or community to help prepare your audience with the latest Zombie survival techniques. “People have asked me, ‘Did you write this as a metaphor for the paranoia that’s sweeping the nation?’ No. I’m not that smart, I’m just really scared of zombies.” —Max Brooks
Born in New York City in 1972, Brooks’ introduction to the living dead began with a traumatic childhood incident, an incident he still refuses to discuss. Since that time, he has devoted much of his life to the study and development of anti-ghoul security. He is, at present, the leading Western student in the Afro-Caribbean martial art of Mkunga-Lalem, the world’s oldest and most effective anti-ghoul fighting skill.

After working for the B.B.C. in Great Britain and East Africa, Brooks began writing The Zombie Survival Guide. A former writer for Saturday Night Live, he lives in New York City with his wife, Michelle and their miniature dachshund, Maizey.

Website:  http://maxbrooks.com/

IMDB:  http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0112150/

CRISPIN FREEMAN

Crispin Freeman is a voice actor, director and script adaptor who's been portraying characters in animation and video games since 1997. He's worked on a myriad of anime shows including Hellsing, Naruto, Ghost in the Shell, The Big O, Final Fantasy: Advent Children, Wolf's Rain, Witch Hunter Robin, Chobits, Blood+, Last Exile, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Slayers, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle. In the world of video games, he's played Superman, Iron Man, Dr. Manhattan, Legolas, as well as Will Turner from Pirates of the Caribbean.

In American animation, he's voiced Electro in the Spectacular Spider-Man series and Multiple Man in Wolverine and the X-Men. He will soon be Shizuo Heiwajima in Aniplex's Durarara!

Website:  http://www.crispinfreeman.com/

IMDB:  http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0293342/

TERRANCE ZDUNICH

In 2008 Terrance Zdunich burst onto the scene as the fan-favored Graverobber in the sci-fi horror film Repo! The Genetic Opera, a project he nurtured from page to stage and screen for over 10 years. Repo! previewed his artistic talents as well, featuring his drawings in the animated sequences. Terrance’s current project is The Molting, an independently released 12-part graphic novel. Set in the early ‘90s, The Molting tells the tale of a dysfunctional American family in the so-called “Happiest Place on Earth” exploring the horror and beauty of everyday life.

Find Terrance online at www.TheMoltingComic.com and www.TerranceZdunich.com

Website:  http://www.terrancezdunich.com/

IMDB:  http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0954023/

SCOTT MCNEIL

Easily one of the busiest voice actors in the world, millions of fans know him as the voice of Duo Maxwell from Gundam Wing and Gundam: Battle Assault 2 as well as Koga from the hit series Inuyasha. Older fans may be familiar with his work as Piccolo in Dragon Ball Z and/or his work as Deadeye Duck in Bucky O'Hare and The Toad Wars.

Fans of Transformers know Scott well, as his voice talents have brought countless memorable characters to life, including Dinobot, Waspinator, Rattrap, Silverbolt and Dinobot II in Beast Wars/Beast Machines; Jetfire in Armada; and Jetfire and Strongarm in Energon. He can also currently be heard as Snarl and Backstop in Transformers: Cybertron.

Scott’s voice work has earned him the adoration of fans worldwide. Fans find Scott’s work everywhere, both in anime and domestic animation, including lending his vocal talents to Hohenheim in Full Metal Alchemist; Wolverine/Logan in X-Men: Evolution; Ace – The Bathound and Ignatius in Krypto: The Superdog; Destro and Gung Ho in G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom / Spy Trooops; Beast Man, Clawful, Mer-Man, Ram Man, Stratos, and Kobra Khan in He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe; Senor Hasbeena, Francisco of the Forest, Mino-Toro, El Perrito, and Heavy Traffic in ¡Mucha Lucha!; Vulture, Electro and Lester in Spider-Man Unlimited.

Other notable voice work in anime includes King Aston and Jajuka in The Vision Of Escaflowne; Jajuka in Escaflowne: The Movie; Zoids Battle Announcer, Deed #1, Rastani Sr., and Serge in Zoids Fuzors; and Harlock in Galaxy Express 999/Adieu, Galaxy Express 999. His work can also be heard in series and movies such as Johnny Test, Bionicle, Scary Godmother, Barbie: Fairytopia, Barbie Of Swan Lake, Candyland: Great Lollipop Adventure, Dragon Booster, Gundam Seed, Gundam Seed Destiny, Under The Skin, Master Keaton, Ben Hur, Yakkity Yak, The Christmas Orange, Frogger Beyond, Reboot, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer & The Island Of Misfit Toys, Nascar Racers, Casper's Haunted Christmas, Weird-Ohs, Shadowraiders/War Planets, Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade, Warriors Of Virtue, The Wacky World Of Tex Avery, Ranma ½, Hamtaro, and many more too numerous to list!

Aside from his voice work, Scott is also an accomplished live-action actor, whose credits include The Green Chain, Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Stargate Sg-1, Strange Frequency, The Outer Limits, Ladies And The Champ, Viper, Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, Extreme Dinosaurs, Highlander, Hawkeye, Final Fight, Someone Else's Child, Seasons Of The Heart, Crackerjack, and Sleeping With Strangers.

More recently Scott has been lending his vocal talents to characters like Stork, the lovably neurotic Merb in Stormhawks, Grumpy Bear in the newest Care Bears and Wasabi (yes, a burbling ball of wasabi!) in Sushi Pack. In the past two years Scott has also contributed his voice to characters in Eon Kid, Ricky Sprocket, and the Warhammer 40,000 videogames

Scott is currently exercising his evil genius in Gundam 00 as the dark and enigmatic Ali AlSaachez, and Voltar, the truly maniacal evil genius, in League of Super Evil. Some of his other present projects include Powerpuff Girls Z, Maryoku Yummy, Rollbots, and Twisted Whiskers. … and when his busy schedule permits he can be found playing his level 70 Blood Elf Priest on World of Warcraft …

IMDB:  http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0573926/

KYLE HEBERT

Kyle Hebert is a Los Angeles-based anime and video game voice actor whose credits include Marvel Vs Capcom 3 (Ryu), Street Fighter IV (Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen, Ganju), and Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best known as the Narrator and Teen Gohan from Dragonball Z.

Other notable roles include Soul Eater (Masamune), Ouran High School Host Club (Kazukiyo Soga), Fullmetal Alchemist (Vato Falman), Tales of Symphonia (Richter Abend) and Star Ocean (Dias, Arumat, Crow). Kyle also provides voices in numerous video games including Final Fantasy XIII, World of Warcraft, Devil May Cry 4, Dynasty Warriors, and James Cameron's Avatar. He also provides online voice acting critiques.

Website:  http://www.kylehebert.com/

IMDB:  http://us.imdb.com/name/nm1035500/

BRAD SWAILE

Vancouver-born and raised, Brad began acting in elementary school and, once in high school, had his first audition for an animated series. This first voice acting gig took the form of a pony named "Ace" in My Little Pony Tales and soon afterwards, he landed his first anime role as "Mousse" in Ranma 1/2. Some of his more notable characters include Amuro, Quatre, Dearka and Auel (on their respective Gundam series'), Gohan (from Dragon Ball Z), Kicker (Transformers: Energon) and Lan (Megaman: NT Warrior). As well as voicing the role of "Nightcrawler" in X-men Evolution, Brad has worked on several anime series' including Inu-Yasha, Hikaru No Go, Hamtaro, Maison Ikkoku, Infinite Ryvius, Tokyo Underground, Soul Taker, Project Arms, Boys Over Flowers, Kimba the White Lion, Shakugan No Shana, Dokkoida, Saber Marionette J, Video Girl Ai, Arjuna, Zoids and Dragon Drive. Along with voice acting, Brad continues to work professionally as a Graphic Designer/Illustrator and, when not at the hockey rink or on the baseball field, enjoys playing drums and guitar (often while doodling in his sketchbook).

More recently, Brad can be heard as "Light" in Death Note (and the live-action Death Note films), "Rock" in Black Lagoon, "Ryuki" in The Story of Saiunkoku and "Setsuna F. Seiei " in his most recent mecha project, Gundam 00. His latest video game appearance rears its giant, creepy head as the deranged mascot "Slappy" in Capcom's Dead Rising 2. Brad looks forward to discussing his current and recently completed voice projects (but must wait until they've been officially announced...sorry).

IMDB:  http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0841448/

KARA EDWARDS

Kara Edwards is a voice actor, aspiring photographer, guitar-player wannabe, and is mom to the world's cutest dog. She's most well known for voicing Goten and Videl in "DragonBall Z".  Additional credits include Nymph in "Heaven's Lost Property", Christine in "Mass Effect: Paragon Lost", Teddy in "Last Exile", Celica in "Solty Rei", Murugu in "Yu Yu Hakusho", Mina in "Darker Than Black", Patty Baldwin in "The Sacred Blacksmith"…just to name a few.  

Outside of anime, Kara can be heard on TV and radio voicing projects for clients such as Barbie, Nintendo, Thomasville Furniture, Coca-Cola, Sports Illustrated, Lord & Taylor, and many more!  She also voices and produces monthly audio versions of the popular children’s magazine Highlights High Five and Ask Arizona for highlightskids.com.  For more information, check out www.karaedwards.com.

Website:  http://www.karaedwardsvo.com/

IMDB:  http://us.imdb.com/name/nm1043272/

DOUG SMITH

Doug Smith is an accomplished freelance artist and voice actor who has performed many roles for ADV and Funimation, including the lead, Kintaro Oe, in "Goldenboy". One of his lesser known but more powerful roles that of Squeebo, the poor blind orphan in the OVA series "Splendid Eyeball Gremulak", which, unfortunately for fans everywhere, doesn't actually exist.

Doug is a man of adventure, traveling the country and globe, working to hone his artistic skills and always in search of the elusive American Dream.  There’s no place he won’t go, the jungle, desert, the highest mountain peaks, the depths of the ocean and the silent void of outer space to reach that elusive dream. His artwork has been used for CD album covers,  magazines, comics, posters, anime con program guides and badges, exorcisms, DVDs and TV. Doug is also the Art Director for non-profit Voices For, an organization which works with talented people in the anime/manga industry to create products, the profits of which are donated to charity.

Be sure to stop by Doug's table, view his art and say hi and buy some art lest the CURSE OF THE PHAROA--- wait,… sorry. There's no curse. But please buy some art anyway. It will make you happy.

Website:  http://www.dougsmithart.com/

IMDB:  http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0808008/

DAVID STANWORTH

David Stanworth has been interested in video games and animation for his entire life.  When he realised he's FAR too worthless to do either, he stuck with comics. Snafu-Comics started in the summer of 2002 and has quickly grown to incorporate over a dozen seperate comics, Snafu, PowerPuff Girl Doujinshi, Grim Tales, Sugar Bits, Tin: The Incompetent Ninja, Ever After, Sticky Floors, and many more.  With more to be added soon!

Snafu has constantly been an evolving comic often drastically changing art styles and directions comic to comic.  The subject matter could range from anime, videogames, politics, social commentary or fart jokes (mostly fart jokes.) But what Snafu really excells at is a strong forum community of active participants. Snafu wouldn't exist without the the fantastic support from the online community. We're excited to meet everyone at Metrocon so come by our table and say hi! Plus we have some pretty cool T-shirts and prints ;)

Website:  http://www.snafu-comics.com/

KELLYJANE

A cosplayer, performer and panellist from the United Kingdom, KellyJane has been cosplaying for around five years from a variety of sources, ranging from tv shows, video games, movies, books and comics. She is part of the performance group Parlé Productions, a large group of English cosplayers and actors who have recently gained over 50,000 subscribers on YouTube. Their shows range from their completed Kingdom Hearts series, to ongoing parodies based around The Avengers, Left4Dead, Harry Potter and Final Fantasy.  Within the group, she is often the one organising their events and filming dates, as well as making some of the costumes and props for other members. 


When not working, KellyJane's either gaming, or working on one of the groups costuming and video projects. As well as this, she is also a staff member in a professional costuming group, using their hobby to raise money for charitable causes around the UK. As a group, Parlé Productions also do one major charity drive a year to raise money for a charity of their choice, often broadcasting the event live as it happens. 


This is Parlé Productions fifth year at Metrocon, and they're thrilled to be returning once again! As well as their staple In-Character and Out-Of-Character Q&A's, they will also be running some informative panels too, so be sure to check them out!

TEALPIRATE

A cosplayer, performer and panellist from the United Kingdom, TealPirate (aka Jack) has been cosplaying for around six years from a variety of sources, ranging from tv shows, video games, movies, books and comics. He is part of the performance group Parlé Productions, a large group of English cosplayers and actors who have recently gained over 50,000 subscribers on YouTube. Their shows range from their completed Kingdom Hearts series, to ongoing parodies based around The Avengers, Left4Dead, Harry Potter and Final Fantasy.  Within the group, Jenn is primarily responsible for filming and editing the videos, enjoying being behind the camera just as much as being on it!

Jack has now achieved a Masters degree, and is entering full-time work. When not doing this, most of his free time is spent doing editing, editing, and more editing! Not only does Jack take part in Parlé's cosplay videos, he also does Let's Plays of games such as Amnesia, which have proved popular. As well as this, he is also a member of a professional costuming group, using their hobby to raise money for charitable causes around the UK. As a group, Parlé Productions also do one major charity drive a year to raise money for a charity of their choice, often broadcasting the event live as it happens. 

This is Parlé Productions fifth year at Metrocon, and they're thrilled to be returning once again! As well as their staple In-Character and Out-Of-Character Q&A's, they will also be running some informative panels too, so be sure to check them out!

YAYA HAN

Yaya Han is a costume designer, model and cosplay entertainer with over 10 years of experience. After discovering cosplay at her first con a decade ago, she quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume design and creation. To this day Yaya has made a myriad of costumes in the genres of anime/manga, video games, sci-fi and of course from her own original designs.

Her intricate and lavish creations have won awards and acclaim nationwide, most recently the Yume Cosplay Cup with a dream vacation in Japan. She has taught a multitude of panels on costume craftsmanship, presentation, makeup, wigs and more; and judged countless costume contests and performed in front of many peers and fans alike on stage.

Yaya has traveled to over 50 conventions and events within the USA as well as internationally to Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany and Brazil as a Guest.

Website:  http://yayahan.com/

ASHLEY CLARK

ASHLEY CLARK (Anna May Belle) is a multi-media artist and writer, and has been working in the anime style for nearly a decade. Her first webcomic, 'Shades of Red', debuted in 2003. She has since turned her attention to her newest literary project, 'Tales of Asajima'. You can enter the world of Asajima through the webnovel 'Nowaki', and continue your journey with the first of her print novels, 'The Yukari'.

Ashley has won numerous awards as not only an artist, but also as an AMV creator, cosplayer, and film editor. Within the anime community, Ashley is widely known as Anna May Belle, webmistress of AnimeBelle.com, one of the most highly regarded and popular anime websites in the south. AnimeBelle hosts a gallery containing over 24,000 photos with hundreds more added after every convention she attends. The website also hosts forums, guest interviews, event reporting, and a convention schedule of southern anime conventions. If it's of interest to southern anime fans, it interests AnimeBelle, y'all!

Website:  http://www.AnimeBelle.com/

PIKABELLECHU

PikaBelleChu has been cosplaying for over 12 years and has over 80 costumes to date ranging from original Pokemon inpired gowns to Disney, Sci-Fi and other anime characters. She is most famous for her continuing passion for Pokemon though and has appeared at many Pokemon events and tours, appeared on several televison shows, appeared in magazines and newspapers but is most known for gaining a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the World's Largest Pikachu collection with over 12,000 items of the famous electric mouse. She does many children's events and has done charity work for Make-A Wish foundation and also teaches classes on how to draw cartoons at a craft store. Also a big naruto fan she also is gaining quite a collection with that as well and hosts many Naruto based panels at conventins, most known as Itachi to many and gained a new nickname ItaBelleChu..

Founded in 2004, Outland Armour is a Georgia based fabrication and production company. Specializing in metal, leather, and wood working, film making, special effects, acting, sculpture, custom prop creation, custom sewing, and all aspects of costume design, the Outlanders have served customers across the US and even overseas. They are constantly expanding to better realize your imagination.

Over the past two years, the crew of Outland Armour has worked to create and constantly improve their original steampunk characters; The sky pirates of the H.M.S. Amaranth. The crew looks forward to hosting various panels around the con throughout the weekend, as well as being involved with several main events throughout the weekend.

Website:  http://outlandarmour.com/

IMDB:  http://us.imdb.com/name/nm2980908/

SHADOWFAX

Shadowfax is probably most recognized by convention attendees for his famous Saturday night BLACKOUT: Rave parties but he and his crew of Tech Ninjas are also responsible for bringing the stage, sound and lighting to life at many conventions across the state.

His background includes over twenty five years in the entertainment industry in a career that encompasses many roles from technical writer to fire-breather. In 2004 he introduced technical theater staging to the fan-based convention scene and has been raising the bar higher every year. His company has since helped nearly a dozen fan-based conventions to get their start and continues to provide technical services for many of them, including several of the largest in the state. When not working the convention scene, Shadowfax is a professional event DJ and also the owner and lead graphic artist for Outlaw Custom Designs where he can typically be found creating decals and T-shirts for clients around the world.

Shadowfax is best known for his massive room-filling Raves. More than a dance, they are a sensory experience where he blends Vocal, Anthem and Uplifting Trance with lights, video and glowsticks to create his own flavor of sensory-overloading EDM euphoria.

ROBERT VAN WEST

DJ Robert VanWest FT. Zoe VanWest & Synthwulf

This Dutch Madman is one of the busiest men in the entertainment Industry. CEO of the Hellroy Corporation, Robert's day to day functions include Graphic, Clothing , Environmental Design as well as Club Creative and Music Production. By night he can be found tearing up DJ booths across the Country and Decimating the stages as lead singer of Empakt. Locally he can be found at Warehaus21 where is the Club Creative and one of the resident DJ's at their all ages KABOOM Sunday parties!

Robert is known for his aggressive HIGH BPM stylings that span across Hardcore, Hard Trance, Hard Style, with a touch of EBM. Much like last year Robert will be joined on stage Friday Night by His Wife Zoe ( the Original studio vocalist of some of Happy Hardcore's biggest hits) and DJ Synthwulf for some live vocals and synths. making this the biggest Friday night METRO Rave Party EVER!!

Website:  http://hellroycorp.com/

RANDOM ENCOUNTER

Random Encounter. Video game rock with an accordion lead.
This energetic band plays music from, about, and inspired by video games and nerd culture.

Drawing from their love of video games, Careless, Rook, Moose, Konami, and Kit write a diverse array of original music with strong tie ins to things you know and love and performs these hauntingly familiar songs with more energy than kids these days should have!

Random Encounter has been featured on Badassoftheweek.com, TEDx: Ideas Worth Sharing, performed as a part of Video Games Live, has been voted the Best Rock & Best Indie Act by the Orlando Weekly, has performed in virtually every major city on the East Coast, led the March of a Thousand Zombies, and fought rival bands with instruments, boxing gloves, holy water, and longsword!

Website:  http://RandomEncounterBand.com

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