Guests 2019Meta 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, but only if specified. Currently all guest autographs are free.
CDawgVA “Connor Colquhoun” is best known for his YouTube videos and voice-over work. Where he is often absurd and over the top, whilst discussing Otaku related topics. As well as his popular anime character impressions-based series. He has currently amassed a following of over 450,000 subscribers on YouTuber alone.
Tyler Walker is an ADR director, line producer, script writer and voice actor for FUNimation Entertainment. A native of East Texas, he grew up spending equal time playing in the woods, playing Atari, and watching cartoons like Scooby Doo, Superfriends, Star Blazers, and Battle of the Planets. After graduating from the University of North Texas with a BA in Radio, Television, and Film, he spent time playing in bands and eventually started working as an ADR engineer and production assistant at FUNimation in 2002. A bit of trivia: His former band, The Pointy Shoe Factory, had three songs featured in Dragon Ball Z Movie Eight: Broly, The Legendary Super Saiyan.
Since then, he has worked as ADR director on nearly one thousand episodes of such series as Baccano!, Toriko, Ghost Hunt, Basilisk, Black Cat, Samurai Warriors, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, Hell Girl, Is This a Zombie, Kado: The Right Answer, Tales of Zestiria, 91 Days, Dies Irae and King’s Game. Currently, he’s directing two simuldubs; Hakyu Hoshin Engi and Basilisk: Ouka Ninja Scroll. In addition to directing and producing, he has also written hundreds of scripts for titles such as Fairy Tail, One Piece, Bamboo Blade, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, Hero Tales, Shangri-La, Samurai Warriors, and both seasons of Is This A Zombie. When he’s not at the FUNimation studios, Tyler plays drums and produces music for his bands, Wirewings and 100’s. His wife, Heather, has appeared in several titles like Maken-Ki, Shangri-la, Fairy Tail, Toriko, and Overlord as well. Somehow they still find time to go play in the woods with their three dogs.
Heather Walker loves the freaks, the geeks, and the oddballs. From birds and giant rats, to tortured mystical children and sexy nurses, she has played a wide variety of roles in her time as a voice actress. Whether she is screaming her head off for an entire scene or being innocently naughty, Heather loves extreme characters. Some of her roles include Hiruko from Shangri-La, Aki from Maken-Ki, the misunderstood villain Mary Hughes in Fairy Tail Rina in King’s Game, “Wise King of the Forest” Hamsuke in Overlord and Zoe, the revolutionary girl, in the audio play Chimpanzee. She studied creative writing at the University of North Texas and besides voice acting, Heather is a writer, poet, birdwatcher, and environmentalist. So not only does she love voicing animals, she loves protecting them too.
Molly Searcy is the voice of Akame in Akame ga Kill!, part of Cartoon Network’s Toonami block. Other favorite Sentai Filmworks roles include: Girls und Panzer (Mako Reizei), HaNaYaMaTa (Sari), Another (Reiko, Miss Mikami), AKB0048 (Makoto), Brynhildr (Nanami), No Game No Life (Queen), MariaHolic (Fumi Kumagai), and Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya (Magical Sapphire). Ms. Searcy lives in Houston, TX, where she works as an actress and shoe coordinator for a professional ballet company. When she’s not in the booth or on the stage, Ms. Searcy enjoys traveling, running with her dogs, obsessing over music, and taking barre classes. Follow Molly on Twitter: @mollysearcy and Ask.fm: @ms5227
Greg Ayres has been blasting his way into 2019! He was thrilled to make his second appearance in the DragonBall universe in DragonBall Super as Frost, and equally excited blasting bugs as Geo in Sony Picture’s Starship Troopers : Traitor of Mars. Some other recent roles include Jiro in Concrete Revolutio, Sho Utsumi in SSSSGridman, Ryuuou Edogawa in Doreiku, Koji Koda in My Hero Academia, Yabase in the upcoming dub of Hitorijime My Hero, and even makes an appearance as Popuko in Pop Team Epic. He was also given the opportunity to reprise one of his favorite roles as Son Goku in Saiyuki Reload Blast. With over 290 credits to his name, he has managed to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. Some recent roles include Nagisa Haruki in Free, and Free Eternal Summer, MonoKuma in Danganronpa, Clear in Dramatical Murder, and Doug in Gangsta, Yu Nishinoya in Haikyu, Zenji Marui in Food Wars, Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and Kouichi Sakakibara in Another. Some of his all-time favorite roles include Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Youhei Sunohara in Clannad, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Tomoki Sakurai in Heaven’s Lost Property, and Negi Springfield in Negima.When he’s not in a booth with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones behind “the decks” at many a music event. A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, he has jumped at the opportunity to play music and organize late night dances at many of the conventions he attends. Greg is also a member of Project BECK, who perform music from the anime Beck Mongolian Chop Squad, and has had a blast reliving the music from that show with his friends. Thrilled to be able to share his love of music with anyone willing to listen –from packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage ofThe Knitting Factory (NYC), he’s always ready to make a little noise.
Morgan Berry is a voice actor best known for her work in various anime shows, movies, video games, and web series. Some of her most notable roles being in "My Hero Academia”, “Love Live! Sunshine!!”, “One Piece”, “KanColle”, “Touken Ranbu”, “Hyperdimension Neptunia”, “Tokyo Ghoul”, “Riddle Story of Devil”, “ēlDLIVE”, “Show By Rock!!”, and the award winning film “The Boy and the Beast.” Her most notable video game titles include “Marvel Avengers Academy”, “Smite”, and “Freedom Planet 2”. In addition, she voices for a variety of web series including Team Four Star’s “Final Fantasy VII: Machinabridged”, ScrewAttack’s "DEATH BATTLE”, and the lead role of Eris in “Gods School”. On top of voice acting, Morgan is a singer and YouTube Personality under the name “The Unknown Songbird” with over 6 Million views in total.
Voice actor Andy Field is best known as the probably-friendly voice of Hand Unit, the smooth-talking computer guide through Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location, and the hilarious Tutorial Unit in Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator. His catch phrase, “Exotic Butters” has evolved into hundreds of YouTube remixes – and an Exotic Butters plushie from Funko! He’s also in the fast-paced sci-fi shooter Nelo and makes terrifying sounds for the zombie survival game Contagion.
As a fan, Andy will go out of his way to show up in the background of a great show. You might see him as a savior in AMC’s The Walking Dead, or as a special agent in NCIS: New Orleans. And watch closely, he’ll be somewhere in Avengers: Infinity War! A former middle school STEM teacher, Andy is a fan of all things nerdy and is a kid at heart. Before he was a voice actor, Andy was employed as a teacher, soldier, emergency medical technician, waiter, bartender, furniture salesman, driver, golf caddie, government contractor, college professor, small business owner, and drummer. He’s still a long-time member of the U.S. Army Reserve at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and was deployed to Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan in support of the Global War on Terror.
He is a noted comic book artist, illustrator and painter— his work has been published all over the world and exhibited in galleries as far away as Sydney Australia. One of his paintings is in the collection of the National Gallery in Washington DC. Andy studied with Will Eisner, Jack Kirby and Paul Ryan as he learned the craft of comics and graphic novels.
JUL 2018 – Andy is working on BLACKWOOD with his wife Veronica and writer Evan Dorkin. Andy and Veronica are handling all of the art, coloring and lettering for the book which is being published by Dark Horse Comics.
In 2017 Andy launched BATMAN THE SINISTER SIDESHOW OF DR SCORPIO which runs as an internet strip and is updated once a month.
He is also continuing work on SINISTRE for an independent publisher and is developing his next graphic novel set during the dust bowl called RAIN.
Previously Andy completed the online pulp inspired Batman comic strip THE DEATH RAY OF HUGO STRANGE to much acclaim. 13th Dimension called it “The Best Batman Comic DC Never Published” which is kind of praise for it I guess.
After ending his relationship with Emerson College’s Graphic Novel Program he launched his own online series of comic classes— you can find out more at MAKING GRAPHIC NOVELS
Andy holds the record for consecutive years as an artist mentor for ART ALL STATE after participating with them for a decade before hanging up his brush.
Andy was a popular instructor at the Worcester Art Museum from 1999 to 2014 when he left due to a disagreement over the direction of the institutions art classes for serious high school students.
Andy is the author of five HOW TO DRAW art books for Chartwell Publishing in London.
Andy is previously a professor of Graphic Novel Studies for Emerson College in Boston.
Latest print book; GEEKS AND GREEKS with the hilarious and brilliant Steve Altes which went to print in late summer 2016.
That’s Entertainment recently published INSECT MAN’S 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION which was Andy’s first professional work back when he was only 17 years old.
Her Paintings have been shown in galleries around the world, and she’s done a lot of neat things like character design, story boarding for film + TV, apparel design, and editorial illustration. she developed “Helmutt the Dog” for the Worcester Art Museum.
In comics, she has drawn issues of the Archie reboot, Silk, Howard the Duck, and Spider-Woman for Marvel. She was also the artist for Pirates of Mars by JJ Kahrs, The Wendy Project by Melissa Osbourne, and SLAM! for Boom Studios. She is currently on Blackwood for Dark Horse Comics.
She lives with her husband Andy.
VOCAMERICA is a certified Fan-Produced VOCALOID concert event featuring Western VOCALOIDS and Vocal Synths. The project is the creation of Virginia-based VOCALOID producer EmpathP. The goal of VOCAMERICA is to educate and entertain fans of this ever-growing musical phenomenon with emphasis on the more uncommon Western VOCALOIDs. This is achieved through providing live holographic concerts, lectures, and workshops to conventions and expos all over the world.
David Wald began voice-acting for English dubs of anime in 2005 with ADV Films’ Shadow Skill. In the years to follow, David has continued to voice characters for ADV, Sentai Filmworks, Funimation, and others, including Fairy Tail’s Gajeel Redfox; Bulat in Akame Ga Kill!; Tetsutetsu and Snipe in My Hero Academia; Attack On Titan’s Hannes; Gérman Luis in GARO: The Animation; Duke Togo in Golgo 13; Berg Katze in Gatchaman CROWDS; Master Chief in Halo: Legends; “Hero” in Starship Troopers: Invasion; Dr. Ozaki in Shiki; Charlie in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood; Paulie and Tamago in One Piece; Reiji in Diabolik Lovers; Teppei in Toriko; Yoji Itami in GATE; Welf Crozzo in Is It Wrong To Try And Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?; Mutsumi in Kiss Him, Not Me!; King Victor in The Royal Tutor; Riki Nendou in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.; and Count Magnus in Vampire Hunter D. From outside the vocal booth, David has served as ADR Director and co-scriptwriter for the film AURA: Koga Maryuin’s Last War and has adapted English ADR scripts for titles including Diabolik Lovers: More Blood and Chivalry of a Failed Knight.
Texas-based actor Wendy Powell absolutely loves what she does, performing in all forms of media: film, television, radio, narration, and video games. But where her character-creating skills truly come to life is in anime! Mirroring the shapeshifting abilities of her iconic Fullmetal Alchemist role Envy, she changes her voice into anything and everything imaginable, including quirky robots, mysterious omnipotent aliens, little old fox ladies, wispy exorcists, and everyday human beings. Wendy attended Texas Christian University, majoring in Theater. She’s also an alumna of the Disney College Program, studying editing on The Rocketeer and The Rescuers Down Under. After graduating in 1993, she’s worked steadily as a professional actress ever since.
In 2000, Wendy first began working with Funimation as Amick Hendar in Blue Gender, and from there she just kept on going! Her most well-known roles include Ilena in Claymoire, Mukuro in Yuyu Hakusho, Miss Merry Christmas in One Piece, and as a “guest star” Popuko in Pop Team Epic! Of course, Wendy’s vocal transformations can be heard in so much more, including My Hero Academia, Overlord, Space Dandy, Fruits Basket, Case Closed, D. Gray Man, Fairy Tail, Sengoku Basara, Prince Adventures, Sgt. Frog, and… well, how much time do you have, because at over 120 titles, this list could go on for a while…
Wendy has also performed in videogames such as The Gunstringer, Bloodrayne 2, Spikeout: Battlestreet, and as the enigmatic “Watcher” in Borderlands: The Pre Sequel. She confesses that, while she plays characters in videogames… she’s kind of bad at actually playing videogames. (^_^;)
Wendy’s passion for acting is matched only by her passion for teaching. For over a decade, she has taught middle school theatre, grateful for the opportunity to educate and encourage young actors. She also loves meeting people at conventions, which lets her share her love of acting in person. When not behind the mic or in front of the classroom, Wendy enjoys the outdoors, reading nonfiction, and floral design. She lives in Dallas with her husband, her seven-year-old son, and a menagerie of animal companions: a black Labrador, a white German Shepherd, a bearded dragon, a leopard gecko, and a turtle (named Crusher).
Cynthia Cranz is an American actress primarily known for her voice work dubbing anime. The Fort Worth Texas Native first began acting professionally in 1993, when she signed with the Tomas Agence, performing in Theater, Commercials, Industrial Videos, Music Videos, PSA’a, Infomercials, TV, Film, Commercial Print and Voice Over. In 1999 she was one of the first actors cast by Funimation Entertainment in their Flagship Show Dragon Ball Z, voicing the roles of Chi Chi and Mrs. Briefs. She continues to voice those roles presently. Other notable roles include: Boton – Yu Yu Hokusho, Mitzy – Shin Shan, Mitch – Case Closed (Detective Conan), Paninya – Full Metal Alchemist, Chieko – Princess Jellyfish, Trurata – Rosario and The Vampire, Lisa – Summer Wars, Coach Mo – Big Wind Up and Pipimi in Pop Team Epic. Recently she has reprized her role as Mitsuru (Mii) in Fruits Basket and Bellemere in One Piece. She can also be heard as the voice of Sister Bikini – Ace Attorney, Shiizaki – Date A Live, Melida – Wise Man’s Grandchild, Serena – Love Esquire, Mineko – Citris, Lisa – Soul Eater, Ferro – Gun Slinger Girls, Dog Woman – Desert Punk, Elena – Claymore, Lisa – The Galaxy Railways, Kyoko – Witchblade, Karin – B’t X, Nao – Shiki, Lilith – Trinity Blood, Rieko – Spiral, Mika – Burst Angel, Sara – D. Grey-Man, and hundreds of other roles in Anime and video games over the past 2 decades.
Past guests: Guests 2015 - Guests 2014 - Guests 2013 - Guests 2012
Guest appearances are subject to change.