Johnny Yong Bosh
Izumicon is proud to announce Johnny Yong Bosch to our 2012 show! Johnny is best known for portraying Adam Park in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and being the English voice of Vash the Stampede in Trigun, as well as the voice of Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Itsuki Koizumi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kiba in Wolf’s Rain, Renton Thurston in Eureka Seven, Emil Castagnier in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Shotaro Kaneda in Akira, and Nero in Devil May Cry 4. He’s also a two time American Anime Award nominee.
Along with Johnny is his band, Eyeshine! Eyeshine is a four piece, “edge rock” band originating in West Hills, California. Eyeshine currently consists of members Johnny Yong Bosch (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Maurice Salmin (drums, backing vocals, piano), Crystal Mesina (bass, backing vocals), and Ji Ho “Daniel” Lee (lead guitar, backing vocals).. They are currently one of the most promising unsigned bands coming out of California playing shows all over the United States.
Doug Smith is an accomplished freelance artist and voice actor who has performed many roles for ADV and FUNimation, including the lead, Kintaro Oe, in “Goldenboy”. One of his lesser known but more powerful roles that of Squeebo, the poor blind orphan in the OVA series “Splendid Eyeball Gremulak”, which, unfortunately for fans everywhere, doesn’t actually exist.
Lisa Ortiz’s career as a voice over artist began under the shroud of an attempted auto larceny gone awry. Luckily for her, and for her sibling the perpetrator in question, the car battery died. (No seriously, her brother tried to steal her car. That’s how she got into anime. Just ask her. She’ll tell you.). What followed was a string of serendipitous events that led to her career in voice acting. She is most Famous for her role as Lina Inverse in Slayers (a role she reprises in Slayers Evolution), Amy in Sonic the Hedgehog, and Serenity Wheeler in Yu-Gi-Oh. She has appeared in a number of animation including Pokemon, Revolutionary Girl Utena (Shiori), Magic Users Club (Nanaka), Animation Runner Kuromi (Kuromi), One Piece, and Winx Club and a number of others including the role of Yuko in the film Exte. After an extensive time spent in front of the microphone, she has stepped behind it to Direct, Produce and Adapt animation as well. She can currently be heard in Pokemon Black and White (Oshawott), on 4kidstv as Patina in Magical Do Re Mi, Bellino in Lil’ Chicks, as well as on the upcoming iPhone app for the children’s audiobook the Poky little Puppy. A personal triumph is her work in the Game Grand Theft auto, which she believes stands as a symbolic homage to her illicit beginnings as a voice over actress.
We are a group that believes in using medieval combat as a form of
physical fitness. By using our special safety-made sparring weapons
we train in various combat styles. Come test your skill against our
Samurai, our Rangers, and now our Jedi! Anyone want out there want to
accept our challenge and perhaps learn a few things in progress? We
accept all who are willing to learn.
August 3rd – 5th, 2012
GlitchCon 2012: The Last Con on Alderaan! We are a fandom oriented convention focusing on Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Anime. Our goal is to bring the very best of what these cultures have to offer to Northwest Arkansas to bring the local fandom communities together and provide the very best in entertainment for our attendees while raising money for our charity of choice.
Charles’ voice is heard in millions of homes around the world as the voice of Mario, Wario, Luigi, Donkey Kong and now the voice of Baby Mario in Nintendo 64 games. Other than the Mario series, Charles has also done work for the video game Cel Damage as the voice of Fowl Mouth, as well as the primary voice work in several educational game series such as LeapFrog. He also voiced the dragon Paarthurnax in the 2011 video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.http://www.charlesmartinet.com/
Millions of fans already know Steve Downes’ legendary sound as the voice of one of the world’s most beloved heroes: The super Spartan cyber-soldier–Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 from Bungie Studio’s top selling HALO video game series for Xbox. But countless many have also heard this epically talented VO extraordinaire as the exclusive voice for the Carnival Cruiselines national ad campaign and as narrator for The Discovery Channel’s hit show–The Shark Attack Files. http://stevedownesvo.com/
Kevin J. Anderson
KEVIN J. ANDERSON, the #1 international bestselling author of nearly a hundred novels, is best known for his Dune novels coauthored with Brian Herbert, his Star Wars and X-Files novels, and his Saga of Seven Suns series. http://www.wordfire.com
The Dark Lord of GlitchCon, random convention DJ, Fanboy extraordinaire, and the bringer of beats – DJ Infam0us leaves no nerd genre untouched when he’s on the decks. Glitch con is the brainchild of infamous productions founder, Bobby Scarbrough.http://www.facebook.com/infam0us.dj