December 20 - 22, 2024 Midwest's winter convention in Chicago.

Guests at Chicago Con

Join us for autographs, panels, and more! Guests at C+A+D are awesome people who come to share fandom, voice acting experience, and culture with everyone attending. Guests are announced as they accept our invitations to participate in our convention. Please note that the guest list may change at any time due to guest's other personal obligations. We are excited to welcome some of the best voice actors and performers to our annual convention.

Tyson Rinehart

Tyson Rinehart

Tyson Rinehart’s breakout role was as lovable hacker Daru in Steins;Gate. He is also known for his work as Bartolomeo in One Piece, Wrestler-extraordinaire Genzo Shibata in Kemono Michi: Rise Up, Matsuda in High School DxD, and the Devil Ape himself, Enji Koma in Tokyo Ghoul.

Recent roles include Ranga in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Potrof in Black Clover, Kou Minamoto in Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun, Tristan the Bad in Appare-Ranman!, Doan in Plunderer, Shinya Ozeki in Hinomaru Sumo, Geek in AFTERLOST, Cassarale in Dragon Ball Super, Luke in Ai no Kusabi, and Papa Shirogane in Kaguya-sama: Love is War.

His work in video games includes Cabrakan and Dark Lord Sun Wukong from SMITE, Hogarth in Orcs Must Die! Unchained, and Casino Bandit/etc. in Borderlands 3. Tyson has worked extensively as an ADR scriptwriter, providing English language dialogue for shows like High School DxD New, Prison School, Rilakkuma & Kaoru, Back Street Girls: Gokudols, VINLAND SAGA, and Kuroko’s Basketball.

Tyson also has several directing credits to his name, counting such titles as One Piece, Combatants Will Be Dispatched!, Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, Strike Witches: Road to Berlin, and MARS RED. When he’s not working on some aspect of dubbing, or parenting a toddler, Tyson wastes a lot of his time on video games and his B-movie inspired punk band, Bullet Machine (available on most streaming music services).

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres has been screaming into microphones for close to 25 years now! With over 376 credits to his name, he has managed to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was honored to recently return to his role of Son Goku in Saiyuki Reload Zeroin, having worked on the Saiyuki franchise for over 20 years. He can currently be heard as Po in Eminence and Shadow, As Kenta Kanzaki in The Dangers in My Heart, Yu Nishinoya in Haikyu, Chai in Shenmue The Animation on Adult swim, and a super bad demon known only as “God” in Dark Gathering. Some other recent roles include Chota Segawa in Alice in Borderland (OAV), Sho Utsumi in SSSSGridman, Frost in DragonBall Super, Geo in Sony Picture’s Starship Troopers : Traitor of Mars, Jiro in Concrete Revolutio, Ryuuou Edogawa in Doreiku, Koji Koda in My Hero Academia, and he even makes an appearance as Popuko in Pop Team Epic.

He is proud to be a part of the new “Pink Harvest” productions from Sentai Filmworks, in the roles of Izumi Sena in Lovestage, and Yabase in Hitorijime My Hero. Some other recent favorites include Nagisa Haruki in Free, and Free Eternal Summer, MonoKuma in Danganronpa, Clear in Dramatical Murder, Doug in Gangsta, 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 Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Hideki in Nerima Daikon Brothers, 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.

Of all of his many roles, his favorite will always be the real life role of “Little Brother” to voice actor Christopher Ayres. The little guy with a big Sippy Cup, and even bigger heart – who touched the world with his “Love and Laughter”.

Samurai Dan and Jillian

Samurai Dan and Jillian

The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history.

With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both large and small.

Beyond their martial skills, the dynamic duo collaborated to write, direct, host, and star in a 12 episode TV series entitled, “The Way of The Samurai.”

Daniel is also an author, with several martial art articles published, and is currently working on his second full-length novel.

Past guests: 2013 - 2014 - 2015

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