Guests

Meta Con features numerous guests from Television, Science Fiction, Anime, Video Games, and Comic Books. Guests appear at Q & A sessions, special panels and presentations, and autograph sessions throughout the weekend. Please note that some guests may charge a small fee for autographs and pictures.

Anime Guests

John Swasey

John Swasey

According to Anime News Network, John Swasey is the most prolific male voice actor in North America with more roles and titles under his belt than any other male VA. John started down the road of anime in 1997, when he landed his first role in Golden Boy from ADV Films. Since then, John has gone on to voice hundreds shows and characters with ADV Films, Funimation, and Illumitoons. Being more of the character actor type has given John the freedom to voice bazillions of characters such as Gendo in Evangelion, the Captain in Halo (VG), Lord Death in Soul Eater, Kogoro in Sgt. Frog, Huang in Darker than Black, Vulcan in Orphen, Ken in Kaleido Star, Captain Ahab in Hakugei The Legend of Moby Dick, Rikudoh in RahXephon, Karl Haushofer in Fullmetal Alchemist, Sir Crocodile in One Piece, Mister in Coyote Ragtime Show, as well as roles in the live action films 2009 Lost Memories, Conduct Zero, Yesterday, Jungle Juice, and the Gamera trilogy. In 2004, John jumped to the other side of the “mic” to direct. Some of the shows he has directed include Welcome to the N.H.K., AirGear, Wandaba Style, St. Seiya, Shadow Skill, E’s Otherwise, Michel, Jinki Extend and Shinobi (live action co-directed with longtime pal, Kyle Jones). John loves working in the world of anime as a director and voice actor! Recently, John voiced the evil villain, General Disdain in the animated feature, Last Flight of the Champion. In addition to anime, John has voiced thousands of radio and tv commercials – even a few films. But the coolest acting job was being the Beer Delivery Guy in Dazed and Confused.

Megan Shipman

Megan is an anime lover who caught the voice acting bug and never looked back. Her breakout role in anime was Hibari from "Senran Kagura : Ninja Flash!". Since then, she has gotten to voice some amazing characters like, Caimie in "One Piece", Arisa Meigo in "A Certain Magical Index : The Miracle of Endymion", IF in "Hyperdimension Neptunia : The Animation", Sakura Mizukami in "D-Frag", and Corriente in "Show by Rock!!". When she isn't voice acting, Megan is on Twitter (@18moptop) and Facebook (Megan Shipman - Voice Actor) nerding out about whatever new game she is playing at the time.

Clifford Chapin

Clifford is a voice actor whose breakout role was Keita Tsuwabuki in Good Luck Girl! Binbogami-Ga! Since then, he has gone on to voice characters across the many anime worlds, including Kaito Yashio in the third installment of the Science Adventure series Robotics;Notes, and Conny Springer in Attack on Titan! Outside of his voice acting work, Clifford spends his time gaming and telling (really bad) jokes on the internet! You can keep up with all of Clifford's voice acting and bad comedy antics by following him on Twitter (@CliffordChapin) and liking his "Clifford Chapin (Voice Actor)" page on Facebook.

Greg "Greggo" Wicker

Greg Wicker (or “Greggo” as he’s fondly known) has been producing and hosting game shows at anime conventions since 1999, when he premiered Anime Match Game at Project A-Kon in Dallas. Since then, Greggo has done anime-themed versions of several classic game shows, created a few games of his own, and even had an original project that very nearly turned into an actual television show on Anime Network. These days Greggo is concentrating on perfecting his craft and making game shows available for conventions everywhere, bringing his rapier wit and friendly personality with him wherever he goes. You can see some of Greggo’s past game show efforts on his YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/gregdasgo or visit his website at http://www.facebook.com/greggosgameshows.

Comics Guests

Anthony Hary

As a Professional Commercial Illustrator, Anthony has worked in a wide rage of mediums. From Digital Illustration, Story boarding, Illustrations for Children’s books, Comic books & Graphic Novels. In 2009 he co-founded ANA Comics as an online studio. In 2012 he bought out the company to move it forward as an independent publisher and currently operates as the CEO/EIC for the company. In 2014-15 Anthony is planning to release FIFTEEN MINUTES graphic novel, and THE MIDNIGHT RAIDER comic book mini series.

Music Guests

YTCracker

www.ytcracker.com
YTCracker is a rapper, former cracker, and Internet entrepreneur. YTCracker began producing rap music in 1998 in the genre that has since become known as nerdcore hip hop. YTCracker is a self-proclaimed “jack of all trades”, also making a name for himself as a professional disc jockey, computer programmer, graphics designer and webmaster.

Schaffer The Darklord

In the ten years since creating his act, NYC-based rapper and comedian Schaffer the Darklord (STD) has employed a cartoonishly commanding stage presence and brainy, rapid-fire rhymes to skewer such topics as hedonistic substance abuse, sexual compulsion, gender identity, urban anxiety and obsessive cat-enthusiasts. With five full-length albums under his belt and experience touring the nation with such acts as mc chris, MC Frontalot and MC Lars, STD's music and live show are equal parts Bill Hicks, Beastie Boys, Prince, Ozzy Osbourne and Darth Vader. He's made multiple appearances on the Science Channel television program "Oddities," and when he's not on the road, he serves as emcee for countless NYC burlesque shows and produces/co-hosts his podcast, "The Epic Piecast." His latest record "Sick Passenger," a concept album set during a mysterious therapy session, was released in October 2013 to glowing praise from his cult-like fan base and critics alike. Schaffer the Darklord continues to write, record and perform with great frequency and has no intention of giving up until his masochist rock-n-roll lifestyle destroys him. http://schafferthedarklord.com

Coolzey

Coolzey - Golden era hip-hop roots planted in black Iowa dirt are the foundation for singer and songwriter Coolzey. Growth was tempere...d by alternative era rock influence and eventual embracement of all popular genres of music. This along with a love for the juxtaposition of the dark, horrific nature of life paired with a slapstick and comedic view of the world allow for a wide, unpredictable arsenal of material ranging from soul-spilling indie bedroom rock to wise-cracking battle rap and on to radio pop.



Past guests: Guests 2014 - Guests 2013 - Guests 2012
Guest appearances are subject to change.