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.
David Vincent is a professional Voice Actor / Television Producer based in Los Angeles, California. He has given voice to hundreds of anime episodes and video game titles, as well as Guest Star appearances on TV shows such as The Mentalist and NCIS. David is probably best known among anime fans as Narrator in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Phinks in Huntre X Hunter on Adult Swim, or Grimmjow in Bleach. David was nominated “Best Voice Actor in an Anime” by the American Anime Awards for his work in GUN x SWORD. David is CoFounder the of Unlocked: the Anime and Pop Culture Streaming Network. Some of his best known roles include Grimmjow (Bleach), Li Xingke (Code Geass), Van (GUN X SWORD), Seiji (DURARARA!!), Arthur August Angel (BLUE EXORCIST), and Daisuke Nagase (Persona 4) among countless others. He’s also known in Fire Emblem as Robin, Kill la Kill as Senketsu, Gilgamesh in Fate Stay Night, among many more.
Vic Mignogna is a voice actor and music producer best known for his voice of Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist. Vic has played many characters, ranging from Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club to Broly in Dragon Ball Z. Vic’s fans love him and have their very own dedicated fan club called the Risembool Rangers.
Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old, but his anime career started with Vega in Streetfighter II, and since then Vic has been in hundreds of animated series and video games, including favorites like Vampire Knight, Pokemon, Tsubasa Chronicle, Soul Eater, Wallflower, Trinity Blood, Sword Art Online, Free!, Fairy Tail, Star Trek Online, League of Legends, Black Butler, Attack on Titan, and many more. Vic has also been in non-anime, appearing in the Wolverine and Iron Man series, the original Mass Effect Movie, and video games such as Soul Calibur, Disgaea, Persona III, and others. Vic is one of the most prolific guests of anime conventions in the world, having attended literally hundreds of cons. His fan group, called the Risembool Rangers, supports his convention appearances wherever he happens to go. Vic has a degree in filmmaking, and directs the award winning series “Star Trek Continues”.
Whitney Rodgers is a Voice Actress, model and singer best known for her roles as “Meiko Shiraki” in Prison School and “Yozora” from Haganai and Hagani NEXT! . Whitney has just recently been announced as “Lotta Hart” in FUNimations “Ace Attorney” and has played many other characters including: “Margaret” in One Piece, “Artemis” from Maria the Virgin Witch, “Amelia Evans” in Freezing Vibration, and more. Whitney has also lent her voice to SMITE for the playable characters of “Ordo Solarus Amaterasu” and “Leona Genesis Jet Pack Fighter.” When she is not actively recording voice-overs, Whitney enjoys: going to the gym, drinking gallons of coffee, watching cutthroat kitchen, playing Tetris Attack, and giving her cat Chihiro too much attention. You can follow her on Instagram: Whitney_Rodgers_Model or on Facebook: Whitney Rodgers Voice Actress.
Megan Shipman is an anime lover who is excited to be here. 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”, Akane Hyakuya in “Seraph of the End : Vampire Reign”, Cassidy in “Dimension W”, Kochou Yoshida in “No-Rin”, Nene Nanakorobi in “Pandora in the Crimson Shell : Ghost Urn”, and Yuzuru Yamai in “Date A Live II”. You can hear more of her in “Kamisama Kiss”, “Attack on Titan : Junior High”, “Fairy Tail”, “Show by Rock!!”, “Snow White with the Red Hair”, and “Sky Wizards Academy”. When she isn’t voice acting, Megan is on Twitter (@18moptop) and Facebook (Megan Shipman – Voice Actor) talking to everyone about whatever new show she is watching at the time.
Les Claypool was the owner/operator of Magnitude 8 Post from 1989 to 2016. Starting in January of 1992, he was approached by U.S. Renditions and L.A. Hero to provide audio services for their new joint venture of dubbing Anime into English. Early projects from the “garage studio days” included episodes of Orguss, Macross II, Guyver, Ambassador Magma, and Giant Robo.
Quickly outgrowing the garage, Les’ facility eventually grew to encompass multiple rooms in two locations. Anime and game credits include Ace Combat, Akira (2001 Version), Ambassador Magma, Appleseed, Armitage (series & movies), Big O, Blackjack, Black Magic M-66, Castlevania, Castle of Cagliostro (1999 & 2015), Catnapped, Code Geass, Cowboy Bebop 5.1 Remixes, Devil May Cry, Dot Hack, El Hazard, Fist of the North Star, Giant Robo, Ghost in the Shell, Ghost in the Shell: Innocence & Solid State Society, Gundam 0080, 0083, and MS 08th Team, Guyver II, Guyver: Dark Hero (music score), Lain, Legend of Black Heaven, Macross Plus, Mysterious Play, Ninja Scroll, Orguss 02, Stand Alone Complex (52 episodes), Streetfighter II V series, Streetfighter II (including the 2015 restoration and remix), Tri-Gun, The Wanderers, Wings of Honneamise, and Wolf’s Rain.
Mary Claypool is a veteran ADR and publication writer who began her anime writing career in 1994 under the banner of L.A. Hero. Her first English script adaptation was episode three of Giant Robo. From there, Mary went on to write hundreds of dubbing scripts for Anime features, series, and games such as Wings of Honneamise, Ghost in the Shell, Ghost in the Shell: Innocence & Solid State Society, Stand Alone Complex (series), Armitage III (OVA), Armitage: Poly Matrix, and Dual Matrix, Castle of Cagliostro, Streetfighter II, El Hazard, Battle Athletes, Code Geass, Kekkaishi, Big O, Cowboy Bebop, Legend of Black Heaven, Tsuki Kage Ran, Silent Bomber, Dot Hack, Bushido Blade, and Devil May Cry.
Mary currently writes English dubbing scripts for foreign live action projects released by various companies, including Disney and Netflix.
Danielle McRae is a voice over actress residing in Los Angeles, California. Being a huge fan of video games and anime. Her passion has led her to pursue a voice acting career in the industry. Some of her most notable credits have been in (League of Legends) as “Karma the Enlightened One”, (World of Warcraft: Cataclysm) as “Hagara the Stormbinder”, and “Painwheel” in the Popular 2D fighting game, (Skullgirls Encore). She’s also been in anime such as (Sword Art Online), (Gargantia: On the Verderous Planet) as “Onderia” and (Magi: The Kingdom of Magic) as “Orba”.
Danielle has also earned several other roles in many other video games including “Threia Hazelgrimm” in (Atelier Escha & Logy), “S-Sha” in (Megadimension Neptunia VII), “Cheetah” in (Cyberdimension Neptunia), “Amira and Faith” in (Monster Prom, “Milo” in (Detective Pikachu) “Rosemary Reed” in (Remothered: Tormented Fathers), “Jackelyn Tywood” in (Dimension Drive), “Rift Arachna” in (Heroes of Newerth), “New Conglomerate solider” in (Planetside 2), “Sidel” in (Dragon Nest), “Captain Arley Sims” and “the Adjutant” in (Starcraft Universe), “Wing Diver Unit” in (Earth Defense Force 2025), “Rogue” in (Nuclear Throne), “Commander” in (Warfare Online), “Zorin Blitz” in TeamFourStar’s (Hellsing Ultimate Abridged), “Female Keeper” in (Enderal: The Shards of Order), “Rami the Repossession Monk” in (Banzai Arcade) and Isys in “(Dead Island: Epidemic) and much more”.
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.