At Otakon 2016 we interviewed the Vice-Chair and Ex-Chair of Otakon and talked about Otakon’s time in Baltimore and what’s to come in just a few months when Otakon moves to Washington D.C. to a bigger Convention Center. Have a listen, and enjoy!
The first Panel I went to at Otakon was titled Toonami: Celebrating 20 Years of being A Golden Generation. For those that do not know Toonami is an animation block on Cartoon Network that currently airs on Saturday night from Midnight to 6am. This panel explains the history of this program and for many of us various fond memories which this article will mostly be about. Continue reading Otakon Panel #1: Toonami
Lisa Ortiz is an American theatre and voice actress, as well as voice director, best known for her roles inEnglish anime adaptations. She is perhaps best known for the roles of the high-elf Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War, Lina Inverse inSlayers, Oshawatt in Pokémon and Tony Tony Chopper in the 4Kids dub of One Piece. Her extensive résumé also includes the role of Amy Rose in Sonic X, and Serenity Wheeler in Yu-Gi-Oh!. She has voiced Amy Rose in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games from Shadow the Hedgehog to 2010, as the successor to voice actress Jennifer Douillard, who voiced the character fromSonic Adventure to Sonic Advance 3. Living in New York City and frequently meeting people who speak other languages, Ortiz helps in creating the dialect voices for which she is well recognized. Ortiz holds a BFA in theatre from Hofstra University. She has appeared in titles for NYAV Post, 4Kids Entertainment, Central Park Media, Funimation Entertainment, Headline Studios, TAJ Productions, and DuArt Film and Video. At the 2002 Katsucon in National Harbor, Maryland, Lisa admitted that her start in voice overs came from her brother stealing her car, which led to series of adventures that led her to meeting a friend to retrieve the car, who then invited her to a casting call for Record of Lodoss War.
This week on around the geek we have a full house as we talk about things from Gamescom such as Assassin’s Creed Rouge game play, Until Dawn trailer, Tomb Raider being a timed exclusive, the Halo channel, PlayStation share play and more. This week we talk about our experience at Otakon 2014 and how awesome it was.