Youmacon 2005

Guests

Kristine Sa

Kristine Sa

A young singer/songwriter with a sultry voice of gold, Kristine has amassed a following the world over. Her music has reached fans all over the US and as far away as Taiwan, Australia and the UK. Since the release of her debut album in 2002, Kristine's fan base has continued to grow at an astonishing rate, largely due to widespread word of mouth based on a hugely popular web site and both street and Internet promotions. Fans access Kristine's music via online distribution channels such as Amazon.com, iTunes and a large network of music stores across the US. Her music has also found success in markets such as the anime community where she has been featured in numerous major publications including NewType and has performed at some of the largest events in the country such as Otakon and AnimeFest.

Visit Kristine's Web site

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch spent years studying martial arts, learning to defend himself against vicious attackers. Little did he know they'd be giant rubber-suited bugs as Adam, the Black Ranger on "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers." He appeared in over 200 episodes and both big screen versions of the series.

He's also known for his voice over work in anime as Vash in "Trigun," Kaneda in Akira, Claus in "Last Exile," Kiba in "Wolf's Rain" and Kazuki in "Fafner" amongst many other roles. Aside from being an actor and martial artist, Johnny has an alternative rock band called Eyeshine.

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Eyeshine

Eyeshine

The Southern Califonia-based alternative rock group Eyeshine have compiled a great mix of ninja-kick action melodies with karate-explosive lyrics, as they like to describe it. But if you're into catchy tunes and an exciting group of young guys who don't take themselves too seriously, then Eyeshine is your kind of band: Johnny Yong Bosch (vocals, guitars), Maurice Salmin (drums, vocals), and Alex Orantes (bass, vocals)

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Caitlin Glass

Caitlin Glass

Caitlin has been a voice actress for FUNimation Productions since January of 2004. While she began doing small bits for "Case Closed," Caitlin is most well-known as Winry in "Fullmetal Alchemist" and Hiyono in "Spiral." Other roles include Triela in "Gunslinger Girl," Takane in "Burst Angel" (for which she also sang the dubbed closing theme), Natsumi in "Kodocha," Erica Fontaine in "Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris," Ellen in "Lupin III: Island of Assassins," and Ai in "Galaxy Railways." Caitlin holds a bachelor's degree in theatre and also teaches acting to children and adults.

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Yuri Lowenthal

Yuri Lowenthal

Yuri is a fairly recent addition to the west coast anime mafia, although he's been a fan for quite some time. His first role was that of the diminutive but ornery Bakunetsumaru in "SD Gundam Force". On this show he met a bunch of talented VAs who went on to recommend him on other shows, leading to such roles as Haru in "Rave Master", Leo in "Scrapped Princess", and a host more, most recently Yuri in "Kyo Kara Maoh!", Renton in "Eureka Seven", and Sasuke in "Naruto".

He is also known for his extensive work in the video game world, most notably as the Prince in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and the soon-to-be-released Prince of Persia: Kindred Blades.

Yuri is a working actor on stage, TV, and film, and last year started his own production company, Monkey Kingdom Productions. MKP just produced its first feature film, Tumbling After, a psychological thriller, which Yuri also wrote.

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Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna

Directors of anime dubs say that musicians have an advantage when it's time to perform English-language roles. Acting takes emotion, but it also takes timing and rhythm, something that comes natural to a musician. Enter Vic Mignogna, the Pennsylvanian transplanted to Texas who has become one of the rising stars in anime dubs. He's best known for his performance of the lead role in the "Full Metal Alchemist" dub as Edward Elric. He lives behind a keyboard and a microphone during the week, but when it's time for a convention, Mignogna picks up his trusty Sony digital camera and works hard to get pictures of the show.

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Monica May

Monica May

Born and raised in the state of Florida, Monica fell in love with acting after spending time at an improv camp with her best friend at the age of 12. Since then, she has gone on to pursue the career with a professional zeal. Landing the job of Z Delgado on "Power Rangers S.P.D." after a series of auditions, Monica survived the two week “PR Boot Camp” and went on to produce the New Zealand-based show over the course of nine months.

Alycia Purrott

Alycia Purrott

Alycia began acting at the age of 14 where she starred in mainly television spots and commercials. During her junior year, she starred in two films, Virtual Mom and Jailbait. After graduating, she moved out of L.A. and studied broadcast journalism as well as acting, which led to her playing the part of Pink Ranger Sydney on "Power Rangers S.P.D."

Chris Violette

Chris Violette

Chris Violette was born in Mississauga, Ontario and has been living there for his entire time on this wonderful planet. His adventure began when he finished college. He graduated with a business diploma and flew to Europe to explore. By the time he came home, he had decided to take a few years to focus on becoming an entertainer. He started with modeling, and one thing led to another. Chris started attending acting classes, and before he knew it he was an actor! Before joining the cast of Power Rangers as Blue Ranger Sky, Chris appeared on numerous television shows such as "Wild Card", "Show Me Yours", "Queer as Folk", "Instant Star" and "Degrassi: The Next Generation". He applies his philosophy of "mind over matter" to his everyday life. And his words to live by are: "Every morning we wake up, and every night we go to sleep, what we do in between is up to us!"

Bruce Kalish

Bruce Kalish

Bruce Kalish grew up in "the biz" with both parents being award-winning writers. At the age of twenty-four, Bruce and a friend decided to start work on a script which led them down their career path, eventually writing occasionally for "Mork and Mindy." As they say, the rest is history, working on such noted television series as "The Incredible Hulk," "Mork and Mindy," and “The Famous Jett Jackson," for which he earned a Canadian Gemini award. His work with Disney on "Jett Jackson" put him in the position to be the executive producer for Power Rangers' thirteenth season, "Power Rangers S.P.D." After learning of the devoted fan base, Bruce decided to "make the best PR season yet," a goal which most fans feel he has lived up to. Bruce is currently working on the fourteenth season, "Power Rangers Mystic Force."

Greg Aronowitz

Greg Aronowitz

Greg Aronowitz is an executive producer on "Power Rangers S.P.D." He wore multiple hats during production, including writer, director, designer, and makeup effects artist. Drawing from his experience working on over 200 film, television, and multimedia productions, such as Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Contact, A.I., "Babylon 5", and Terminator 2, Greg helped create a vibrant universe filled with robotic canines, bizarre planets, and strange aliens for Space Patrol Delta to protect and serve!

Robert DeJesus

Robert DeJesus

Robert DeJesus is an Indiana born, self-taught artist. He started out working on Antarctic Press titles such as Ninja High School and Mangazine. Robert's biggest claim to fame has to be designing Banzai Chibi Chan, the mascot of Playstation Magazine: 100% Independent, and two children's books based on Spiderman.

Robert and his wife Emily today have their own company, Studio Capsule. Capsule creates a line of underground doujinshi, animations, portfolios and other sorts of memorabilia.

Visit Studio Capsule

Dave Anez

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Dave Anez, also known as "the Author", is considered the father of video game sprite webcomics. When Bob and George began back in early 2000, he used Megaman sprites as filler material while he prepared his actual comic. After realizing (twice over) that his skills as an artist were almost non-existant, he contined his Megaman comic and started a new phase of comics for those who were also lacking in artistic skill. An inspiration to us all, in what way however, we may never know.

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The Spoony Bards

The Spoony Bards

After meeting at Anime Central 2004, the group of musicians calling themselves the Spoony Bards have come to be known for their ability to assemble any available combination of vocal and instrumental talents to create a relaxed musical atmosphere at anime conventions. Six of their members — Andrew Estrada (keyboard), Jeremiah Roque (keyboard, melodica), Chris Macnider (violin), Natalie Abdo (vocal, flute), Stephen Poon (guitar, vocal), and Alisa Chomhirun (violin) — will be making an appearance at Youmacon. Hailing from different parts of the country, this network of musicians has grown in reputation and number, having played videogame and anime music by request for days at a time at conventions. Count on the Spoony Bards to provide a fun, spirited atmosphere during your stay at Youmacon.

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We regret that Matt Austin, Emma Lahana, Brandon Jay McLaren, Joshua Seth, and Dave Wittenberg will not be able to attend Youmacon as originally announced.

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