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December 15 - 17, 2017



AnimeCon.org/Anime Midwest's winter convention in Chicago.

More guests at Anime Midwest

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Hey, we have more guests coming to Anime Midwest! The list is getting pretty big now.

Maxey Whitehead
Maxey Whitehead has been acting in Anime since 2008. Starting her career as a stage actor, voice over has been an unexpected adventure. She has now voiced close to 50 characters, most notably, Dende in "Dragonball Z Kai", Crona in "Soul Eater", King Kazuma in "Summer Wars" and Alphonse Elric in "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood". Having recently graduated with her MFA from Florida State University, Maxey is excited to be back on the Con circuit, and getting the chance to reconnect with her favorite part of being a voice actor: the fans!

David Matranga
David Matranga is a voice actor who has worked for such companies as ADV Films, Funimation, and Sentai Filmworks/Seraphim Digital. You might recognize David from such roles as Tomoya Okazaki in Clannad or Briareos in Appleseed or Bertholdt in Attack on Titan or from hi sroles in Elfen Lied, Gilgamesh, Canaan, Demon King Daimao, One Piece, Girls und Panzer, and tons of others.

Genevieve Simmons
Genevieve Simmons likes eating guacamole, building businesses, and yelling in a box/voice acting. People know her from Mysterious Girlfriend X (Mikoto Urabe), Mayo Chiki (Subaru Konoe), Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere (Masazumi Honda), Upotte! (FNC) and she is slightly upset no one remembers her from Intrigue in the Bakumatsu where she played a very convincing Customer #2. Genevieve has done theater/film since she was a child, started voice acting in college, and has voiced over 33+ characters. She's lucky enough to be Behind the Voice Actor's 2013 "Breakthrough Voice Actress of the Year", which she used all of 2013 to get free drinks at bars. She is a big fan of webtoons, k-dramas, Yoko Kanno, Escaflowne, Gintama, Kingdom Hearts, and being #1 at Mario Kart every time.

Juliet Simmons
Juliet Simmons is a part-time normal human being and part-time anime hound who has acted in 20+ shows in the two years she has been at Sentai Filmworks. Included in those titles, she has preformed as some of her favorite characters being Midori Tokiwa from Tamako Market and Madoka Harumi from Dog & Scissors. Since she was four years old, Juliet was raised on painted pages of harems and gunslingers while attending acting camps by decree of her caring mother. Continuing to be pushed in the direction of artistic pursuits (now including choir and vocal lessons), a tired Juliet began to turn to a new pursuit of her own. By seventeen, she began a YouTube channel under the name JubyPhonic where she could write and sing English covers for her favorite synthetic Japanese singers aka.Vocaloid. The channel took off in half a year and has now gained 150,000+ subscribers as well as collaborators getting involved from around the world. In the midst of her working on the channel, she caught wind of a chance to attend the Sentai offices with her sister (voice actress Genevieve Simmons) and was thrown another curve ball when they took an interest in her voice. Two years and countless anime dreams fulfilled later, she has arrived at a point in her life that would bring four year old Juliet to her knees in shock.

Linkara
Lewis "Linkara" Lovhaug
Lewis "Linkara" Lovhaug has had the misfortune of being cursed to review comic books on the internet. Somehow this has made him popular on the website That Guy With the Glasses, though many suspect it’s more so people can stare and laugh at the weirdo. On his show, Atop the Fourth Wall, he regularly contends with the surreal, the stupid, and the senseless books that the comic industry has produced over the last eighty years. If that wasn’t sad enough, he also has done a retrospective on Power Rangers (released on the schedule of when a blue moon rises on the 13th hour of the 13th day of the 13th month), actually attempting to grant serious analysis to a series about guys in spandex punching rubber-suited monsters. It’s best not to make direct eye contact with him.

I hope we will see you there! - Ryan
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