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SPECIAL GUESTS

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LAURIE HYMES

Laurie Hymes is an actress, known for Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions (2016), Lupin III: The First (2019) and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018). Some of her other credits include Pokemon The Movie: Volcano and the Mechanical Marvel (2016), Yu-Gi-Oh!: Dark Links (2016), Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V (2017), Pokemon Movie: The Power of Us (2018), Lupin III: The First (2019), Pokemon Journeys: The Series (2019-2020), Yu-Gi-Oh!: Cross Duel (2022), Pokemon (2024-2022).

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chris cason

Chris Cason is an American voice actor for English-language productions of Japanese anime shows mostly with Funimation. Some of his major roles include Babbit in Kodocha, Haruki Hanai in School Rumble, Gluttony in Fullmetal Alchemist, and Shu in Dragon Ball. His other notable credits include Keroberos from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 2nd Season, Tenshinhan from Dragon Ball Z, Mr. Popo from Dragon Ball Z, and Hoteye from Fairy Tail. Chris has also worked as an ADR director and script writer for various studios.

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EMILY CRAMER

Emily Cramer is a voice actor and singer based in New York City, with an established performance background as a Broadway character actor.

Her voiceover work can be heard internationally in commercials, animated television shows and movies, dark rides, audio dramas, and video games.

Emily voiced lots of creatures and trainers on Pokémon, leads on Yu-Gi-Oh!, and The Winx Club, and appeared in numerous other titles such as Genshin Impact, Battle Game in 5 Seconds, Bread Barbershop, and beyond, and I have a long performance background as a Broadway character actor (Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins, Les Misérables, School of Rock the Musical, and the first national broadway tour of Shrek the Musical.)

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KELSEY CRUZ

Kelsey Cruz is an actor and singer coming to you from the DFW area! Though her sunshine-y personality says otherwise, she is originally from the rainy state of Washington. She has a lot of love for her cuddly kitties, lifting weights heavier than 250 pounds for those sweet gains, her silly and wonderful husband Jordan, playing classic board games like backgammon or videogames like Pokémon Unite, and snuggling up to a fascinating true crime documentary or slice of life anime. She’s so grateful and excited to be a part of this incredible industry of acting, and even got her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in it!

You can find her in loads of anime and game titles such as:

Kaori Houjou in I Got A Cheat Skill in Another World, and Became Unrivaled in the Real World, Too, Kim Campbell in Spy x Family, Yinghua in The Apothecary Diaries, Shadow Sparrow Jing Wei in SMITE, Nozomi Kitahara in MF Ghost (The Initial D Sequel), Sakuya Kurobane in Love Live! Nijigasaki High School, Saki Shima in Laid Back Camp, Animalia in Shangri-La Frontier, Emily Brown in My Unique Skill Makes Me OP Even at Level 1, Mai in Eternal Return, Cindy in Outerplane, Freyja in Battle Crush, and many others!

She loves chatting with fans so please stop by to say hi to her! She’ll catch you soon!

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JORDAN DASH CRUZ

Jordan Dash Cruz is actor and director residing in DFW Texas. Originally hailing from the Sunshine State of Florida, Jordan likes long walks on the beach, most 90s sitcoms and pineapple on pizza. When he's not busy playing video games, hanging out with his wife or admiring Ralph Macchio's beautiful Crane kick in “The Karate Kid”, he likes to act. So much so, he's been doing it professionally for 6 years!

You can hear him across a multitude of anime titles and videogames such as:

Temenos in OCTOPATH TRAVELER 2, Stark in Frieren: Beyond Journey's End, Aoshi Tokimitsu in BLUELOCK, Leon Fou Bartfort in Trapped in a Dating Sim Rashad Goodman in BeyBlade Burst: Quad

Drive, Taketo in Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S, Senta in Hell's Paradise, Shaun and John in SHADOWS HOUSE, Dominic in SpyXFamily, Leo Tsukinaga in Ensemble Stars!, Akito Miyake in

Classroom of the Elite II, Suleiman and Tsujigiro in One Piece, Ruben/Rossa in Black Clover, Toma in Sing A Bit of Harmony, Moguo in Talentless Nana, Ryo Hoshino in The Millionaire Detective

Balance:Unlimited, Titan in Dr. Stone, Tamura in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Nimble in Overlord III, Howdy Morning in Epithet Erased, Tierno in Pokemon Masters EX, College Murph in Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, Felix in Eternal Return, Kurenai in SMASH LEGENDS, Golden Alligator, Nabil, Nogata and Khasani in Genshin Impact, Vizier Thoth, Pixel Hammer Thor, Raxolotl Ratatoskr and Raven King Chernobog in SMITE and more!

When it comes to directing, Jordan's had the opportunity to help assist in directing some of your anime favorites like: BLUELOCK, Trapped in a Dating Sim, Psycho Pass: Providence, MF Ghost, A Galaxy Next Door, Reign of the Seven Spellblades, Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts, BOFURI Season 2, and The Great Jahy.

He's an avid gamer, and enjoys games such as Final Fantasy, and the "Tales of" series! He's also REALLY hoping Jet Set Radio Future gets an HD Remaster one day. Feel free to follow all of his Voice Act-y adventures on Twitter or Instagram (@DashCruzVA) where he posts about his cats, his wife, work and fun!

Finally, as we say in the entertainment industry: “Make sure to: Sit back, Relax, and Enjoy the show!”

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nitevision

“Hi, friends! Nitevision here! I’m a YouTube/Twitch Streamer and Speedrunner, with a World Record for the Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach Video Game. I’ve been playing Security Breach since 2022 and set my first World Record in November of 2023, and I’ve been pursuing more records ever since. I look forward to seeing everyone at Ani-Medfrod in September!”

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IGIKOPOP

IgikoPop is a pop punk and opera fusion artist whose music is inspired by anime, video games and JFashion of the late 90s and early 2000s. IgikoPop has performed Nationwide and Internationally, touring in Tokyo in 2018 and 2019 as a solo artist before forming her band in Portland, Oregon mid-2020. Previous work includes providing vocals and compositions for several indie games and collaboration with Happy Hardcore DJ S3RL on the track ‘I Feel Alive’. In 2023, she released her first album titled: “IgikoPop 1st Mix”. Her previous convention appearances include Wasabi Con in Portland Oregon, Kumoricon also based in Portland and Anime Expo in Los Angeles.

IgikoPop is also an avid Harajuku fashion lover and influencer. She has been featured alongside her twin sister and fellow influencer Kawaiiconic Ali on Barcroft’s ‘Hooked on the Look’ and has participated in multiple Harajuku Fashion Walks in the Harajuku district in Shibuya, Japan. She has also worked as a model with fashion brands such as Hot Topic, Splat Hair Dye, ACDC RAG and 6% DOKI DOKI.

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