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December 16 - 18, 2022



AnimeCon.org/Anime 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.

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.

Kiba Walker

Kiba Walker

Kiba Walker is an actor and performer based out of Dallas, Texas. His most notable roles in anime, such as Haikyu (Koganegawa, Komi), My Hero Academia (Cider House Leader), Saint Seiya (Scylla Io), Black Clover (Paplo Espuma), Skate-Leading Stars (Irie), Back Arrow (Gote), Thetitan’s Bride (Caius Lao Bistail), Horimiya (Tanihara), Junji Ito Collection (Tsukano), Cells At Work!! (Mumps Virus), Cautious Hero (Kebono), Kono Ototomare (Naoya), Bofuri (Christmas Rose), And Case Fileno.221 Kabukicho (Diana). You Can Also Hear His Voice In Fruits Basket, Radiant, One Piece, To Love Ru, O Maidens In Your Savage Season, Akudama Drive, and many more.

In video games, his voice can be heard in Genshin Impact(Xu Liushi/wyratt/zexuan), Camp Buddy(Keitaro/yoshinori), Full Service (Sota), To Trust An Incubus (Kenta), Mister Versatile (Syd), Earthlock(Amon/gnart), Popup Dungeon (Dj Mute/thrilla Killa/centrian/nunchaku Ninja/tinkerer), Something In The Dark (Francis Hale/father Karver), Gyee (Caius), and many others.

His works include ISHIDA & ASAKURA and THE TITAN’S BRIDE. He also is a full-time drag performer, under the name SALEM MOON. You can follow him on Twitter at @justkibawalker or on Instagram at @kibathevoice or @salemmoondrag

Cole Feuchter

Cole Feuchter

Cole Feuchter is new to the scene but rising fast. His most notable work is on GameStop TV, a frequent content creator for ALL-IN. He’s also known for his work on shows such as THE SAINT’S MAGIC POWER IS OMNIPOTENT and AKUDAMA DRIVE.

His most notable video game work includes: Legend of the Phoenix as DUGUXIN, SONG YU, and ZHEN QI, Soul Land Reloaded as WAR GOD DAI MUBAI, ZHAO WUJI, YOUNG OSCAR, and YU XIAO GANG, Full Service as LENGA VALENTINE, Camp Buddy as NAOTO HAMASAKI/ARCHER SPRINGFIELD, Mister Versatile as LASCIVION, CHEF, FISHMONGER, SHINOBI JIJI, INQUISITOR, SWISS HAND and MECHANIC in Popup Dungeon, THE SPEAKER in The Divine Speaker, MOMO in Dear Monster, and additional voices in Contra Returns. He is the English dub voice of ASAKURA in Ishida & Asakura. If you want to learn more about Cole, you can check out his Twitter @LordAzria or his website at colefeuchter.com.

Gareth West

Gareth West

Gareth is an actor, model, and voice actor based out of Texas. He is known for such Anime roles as; Ittetsu Takeda in Haikyu, Seiya Takehaya in Tsurune, Kanichi Konishi in Food Wars, Haruka Shinozaki in My Girlfriend Is Shobitch, Lizard Misty in Saint Seiya, 2D in Golden Time, Akihiro Tsukaba in Chihayafuru, Tomoaki Yamagishi in O Maidens In Your Savage Season, and Dinkuron in Log Horizon. He is also currently playing the role of Jason Lee Scott the Red Power Ranger in the upcoming release Red Rising: A Power Rangers Fan Film. When not making anime voices or acting, Gareth enjoys basically anything nerdy under the sun. So whatever it is you are into, chances are you can come up and geek out. Because there is nothing he likes more than getting enthusiastic, and making new friends!

Robert L. Mungle

Robert L. Mungle

Robert L. Mungle is a voice actor for Funimation, ADV Films, Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks, and OkraTron 5000. The Right Reverend Robert L. Mungle founded The Whiskey Brothers in 1998. Since then, while the line-up has changed, it has been his outrageously loud voice that has led the group. Mungle has taken the stage everywhere from sold out theaters to seedy strip clubs. His IMDB page boasts over 100 different anime roles, from “Ghost Stories” to “Lady Death” to “Excel Saga.” He was born in Houston and you might recognize him from any of tons of anime roles, some of which include Amanojaku from Ghost Stories, Mr.8 from One Piece, Matsushita from Angel Beats, and Pedro Domingo from Excel Saga. He’s appeared in Akame ga Kill!, 009-1, Broken Blade, Gantz, Halo Legends, and many others.

John Swasey

John Swasey

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. John’s wife once quipped that there are certain actors who might be the “Brad Pitts” of anime but John is the “Kevin Bacon” of anime.

Being the character actor type has given John the freedom to voice bazillions of characters such as Undertaker in Black Butler, Salvador in Borderlands II (VG), Gendo in Evangelion, the Captain in Halo (VG), Lord Death in Soul Eater, Hoenheim in Fullmetal Alchemist, Sir Crocodile in One Piece, Salvador in Borderland II, 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, 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. Most recently you can catch John in the broadcast series of GANGSTA as Chad, and Akame Ga Kill as Bols as seen on Toonami.

In 2004, John jumped to the other side of the “mic” to direct. Among the shows he has directed are 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! Currently John is working with pals Kyle Jones and Jay Hickman on an original animation full length movie called The Perfect Khan. In addition to anime, John has voiced thousands of radio and tv commercials – even acted in a few films. One of the coolest acting jobs was being the Beer Delivery Guy in Dazed and Confused.

Olivia Swasey

Olivia Swasey

Olivia Swasey is a Native Houstonian who began her voice acting career when she was a wee tyke. She got her start in anime doing small bit roles for ADV Films. Eventually, she started landing larger roles for Sentai Filmworks. Some of her favorite characters are Maya in “Revue Starlight”, Kirari Mombami in “Kakegurui”, Ran in 7 “Seeds”, and Haruno Yukinoshita in “My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU!”. In addition, Olivia can be seen as Morga in “Land of the Lustrous”, Yukina Minato in Bang! Dream, Ylva in “Vinland Saga”, and Momoga in “Girls Und Panzer”. She landed her first lead role in “Kampfer” playing the female role of Natsuru. Olivia graduated with a B.F.A from the University of Houston and is currently working on perfecting her handstand! She thanks her dad, John Swasey, for his continued love and support of her anime career.

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres has been screaming into microphones for close to 22 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 is honored to return to his role of Son Goku this year in Saiyuki Reload Zeroin, having worked on the Saiyuki franchise for over 20 years. He can currently be heard as Yu Nishinoya in Haikyu, and as Chai in Shenmue The Animation on Adult swim. 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, 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 a guy with a big Sippy Cup, and an even bigger heart – who touched the world with his "Love and Laughter”.

V is for Villains

V is for Villains

A new breed of entertainment. The intimate story. Epic visual stylings. That’s what you’re about to experience when getting ready for a V is for Villains concert. V is for Villains is a new breed of entertainment. Mixing the visual styles of Steampunk, Carnival and Noir, with the musical taste of Nine Inch Nails, Prodigy, and your favorite film score; V is for Villains will take you on a journey through the imagination that your mother couldn’t prepare you for. Most groups often say that they intend for “world domination”… V is for Villains might actually mean it…

Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson grew up in Tokyo, Japan. She speaks fluent Japanese, and does voice work in both English & Japanese.
She is the powerhouse behind some of the gaming industry’s most popular female fighting characters, such as Nina Williams and Christie Monteiro, Sarah Bryant from Virtual Fighter, as well as Joy and Xiuying in Shenmue II. She not only does video game voices, she has also done the voice of Badtz Maru (from Hello Kitty) and commercials for many internationally renown companies as Nissan, Panasonic, Sony, United etc. Lisle did dubbing for two live action ULTRAMAN films, which were just recently in theaters here in the US. And she will be doing more work this year with the Ultraman franchise. Lisle acted alongside Bill Murray in the Academy Award winning Sofia Coppola film “Lost In Translation”, and had a lead role in the award winning indie film "Kamataki”. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she continues to do voice work, and also works as an interpreter. Lisle has interpreted for everyone from Keanu Reeves to best-selling author Marie Kondo to anime director Makoto Shinkai and Love Live Sunshine. She is also a local media correspondent for Japan, covering high-profile events like The Grammys, Academy Awards, Emmys and Golden Globes. And she does a monthly entertainment news show for Japanese television Lisle is also the assistant producer of the upcoming film, "Black Hat”. Most of Lisle’s panels are focused on Japanese culture, as well as about the VA world and working in Japan. (and yes, OF COURSE that includes many Engrish stories!!) Lisle is also excited about the 2020 Olympics being hosted in her home city, Tokyo, and has recently started doing quite a bit of work related to that. And when Lisle isn’t busy working or running around the country doing cons, you might find her in her pink boxing gloves trying to save the world Nina Williams-style.

EpicLLOYD

EpicLLOYD

EpicLLOYD is a rapper and comedian who lives in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to his original hip-hop music, Lloyd is also known for being the co-creator of the acclaimed YouTube series, Epic Rap Battles of History and Dis Raps for Hire. He’s toured to hundreds of stages all over the world, earned 15 Gold Records, and garnered over 4 billion views and 14+ million subscribers online.

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