Orillia Comic-Con (May 2017)

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Convention Name
Orillia Comic-Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.orilliacomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/20/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/21/2017
About This Convention
Orillia Comic-Con is a NEW comic book convention located in Orillia, Canada. Orillia Comic-Con strives to be Ontario’s best and truest comic con featuring fandoms of multiple genres. As long-time fans of comic books, toys, pop-culture, animation, scifi and fantasy, the promoter (Dr.Comics) wanted to bring that style event to Orillia.

The show has exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, movies, television, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel plus much more. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. This will be one show not to miss!

Venue Name and Address
Geneva Event Centre & Orillia Opera House
16 West Street South
Orillia, Ontario L3V1V4
Canada
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
120
Projected Attendance
8,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley, Bob Layton & Leonard Kirk

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Central PA Comic Con (April 2017)

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Convention Name
Central PA Comic Con’s 5th Anniversary Event!
Convention Website Address
http://www.centralpacomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/01/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/02/2017
About This Convention
Central PA Comic Con celebrates our 5th anniversary with a variety of special guests and a bigger venue! Guests so far include but are not limited to….
Lou Ferrigno ,The Incredible Hulk Himself! David Yost, Billy the Original Blue Power Ranger, Glen Morshower of Supergirl, 24 & Alias! More wonderful guests to be announced! Huge Video gaming and tournaments, A variety of well-known creators, fun events, over 100 vendor booths and 3 rooms of programming all weekend!
Venue Name and Address
York FairGrounds Memorial Hall East Building
334 Carlisle Avenue
York, PA 17404
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
125
Projected Attendance
4,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Lou Ferrigno, David Yost, Glen Morshower, Victoria Lee and more to come

Storytelling Across Media Symposium This Weekend

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Press Release:

Storytelling Across Media (SAM), a one-day symposium for aspiring writers and artists, as well as professionals, interested in the art of storytelling. This event will be held on Saturday, November 5, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, 780 Mission Street in downtown San Francisco, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Admission is FREE, but online registration is encouraged. Seating in all symposium events is limited.

SAM is not your traditional comics convention. There is no Exhibit Hall or Autograph Area. SAM is all about storytelling, through a series of talks and workshops about how to tell a story in various media, including comics, gaming, animation, movies, and more. It explores the similarities and differences in telling stories through different media and focuses on the craft of telling a story through creator lectures and workshops.

Special guests for this event are graphic novel creator Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), comics creator/animation artist Stephan Franck (Silver), and writer Rick Remender (Captain America, Black Science, Low), along with an impressive list of program participants.

Saturday, November 5

11:00–11:45 Bay Area Comics & Illustration History—Last Gasp Publishing will take this panel on a one-of-a-kind journey through the history of Bay Area comics and storytelling. Featuring art and anecdotes that reveal the inside story of what made San Francisco one of the most influential cities in the history of comics. Foothill G


11:15–12:00 Parent and Child Class—Brian Kolm (Atomic Bear Press) helms a workshop that is specifically designed for a younger crowd excited to make comics with a parent or guardian. From coloring to character design, this session is all about collaboration and creativity. Foothill C


12:00–12:45 Diversity and Representation in Storytelling—Shawn Taylor (Nerds of Color) moderates an honest discussion about diversity and representation in comics with Robert Love (Number 13), Tyler Cohen (Primahood: Magenta), and Daniel Parada (Zotz). Presented by the Cartoon Art Museum and the Black Comix Arts Festival. Foothill G


12:15–1:00 Cartooning 101—The Cartoon Art Museum offers this workshop for teens with the creative impulse to turn their own stories into comics. Whether you’ve already tried your hand at cartooning or are just getting started, this workshop will help you continue to develop the foundational skills needed to craft engaging stories in the comic book medium. Foothill C


1:00–1:45 Spotlight on Thi Bui—Graphic novelist Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do) shares the trials and tribulations of autobiographical comics, how to incorporate oral history and research, and the painful but important process of rewriting in comics. Foothill G


1:15–2:00 Cartooning 102—Robert Love (Fierce) leads this workshop perfectly suited for anyone looking to push their storytelling craft to the next level. Explore the finer points of storytelling on the comics page with expert advice and practical tips to apply to your own visual art and writing practice. Foothill C


2:00–2:45 Spotlight on Stephan Franck—Multi-award-nominated animator/writer/director/comic book creator Stephan Franck (The Iron Giant, Despicable Me, Silver) answers your questions about his work, as well as the art and commerce of storytelling—visual and otherwise—as it applies to comics, animation, and filmmaking. Foothill G


2:15–3:00 Interactive Design with Telltale Games—Telltale Games specializes in episodic, story-driven, interactive games. From the very beginning, they developed games based on comics such as Sam & Max and Bone. More recent games based on The Walking Dead, Fables, and Batman have been huge hits. This panel will focus on that legacy and the future for Telltale Games. Foothill C


3:00–3:45 Spotlight on Rick Remender—In the past 15 years, Rick Remender (Fear Agent, Dead Space, The Iron Giant) has written numerous acclaimed titles across every genre. Join Rick for a one-on-one interview and Q&A session about the trials and rewards of creating a new story from the ground up. Foothill G


3:15–4:00 Storytelling For Game Development—Moderator Maya Zuckerman leads an in-depth conversation with Zeb West (Star Wars: The Old Republic) and Michael Cinquemani (EPISODE) about storytelling and video game development. From the early days of comics bundled with Atari cartridges to the latest line of popular Batman games, comics and video games have had a strong connection. This discussion will focus on those back and forth influences and development of new cross-media storytelling. Foothill C


4:00–4:45 Storytelling in Editorial Cartooning—Adam Bessie (The Atlantic), Nick Sousanis (The Unflattening), and Mark Fiore (San Francisco Chronicle) discuss the ins and outs of editorial and non-fiction cartooning. In today’s visually dominated media, editorial and non-fiction cartooning have never been more important. This panel of experts discusses the potential pitfalls—and unexpected rewards—of telling stories based on real life events. Foothill G, San Francisco Marriott Marquis


4:15–5:00 Comics and VR Storytelling—Kevin Buckley (Madefire) and Dustin Freemen (Kinect) discuss the ways Virtual Reality is quickly becoming a new medium for telling fully immersive and interactive stories. Join us in a conversation about the exciting possibilities of motion comics, AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), and other rapidly evolving platforms. Foothill C


5:00–5:45 Storytelling and Queer Identity—Moderator Maia Kobabe (The Thief’s Tale) and a panel of talented queer storytellers discuss their craft and how they bring life to their characters on the comics page. Storytelling plays a role in shaping both the identity of the storyteller and the characters on the page. This panel explores how queer cartoonists navigate this space. Foothill G


5:15–6:00 Dynamic Comics Readings—Matt Silady (chair, CCA MFA in Comics program) is joined by Bay Area cartoonists Meggie Ramm, Cordelia McGee-Tubb, and Trinidad Escobar, to discuss what it takes to deliver an engaging and entertaining public performance. Enjoy some very special comics readings and tips on how to bring your comics to life on the stage. Foothill C

Further details at the link…

Comic Book Show (MD) (February 2017)

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Convention Name
Comic Book Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.clandestinecomics.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/05/2017
About This Convention
Maryland’s longest running one day Vintage Comic Book Show. Enjoy our 17th Annual Super Bowl Show. Come out and enjoy the day and make it home in plenty of time for the Big Game. Dealers from across the Mid-Atlantic will be selling Golden Age books to the most recent. With over 100K books in the room we have something for everyone including trade paper backs, CCG, supplies, original art, non-sports cards and more.
Show runs from 10am – 3pm
Admission is $5
Venue Name and Address
Double Tree Hotel
15101 Sweitzer Lane
Laurel, Maryland 20707
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
25
Projected Attendance
125
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

Comic Book Show (MD) (January 2017)

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Convention Name
Comic Book Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.clandestinecomics.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
01/08/2017
About This Convention
Maryland’s longest running one day Vintage Comic Book Show. Start the year off with a great show. Dealers from across the Mid-Atlantic will be selling Golden Age books to the most recent. With over 100K books in the room we have something for everyone including trade paper backs, CCG, supplies, original art, non-sports cards and more.
Show runs from 10am – 3pm
Venue Name and Address
Radisson Hotel
2004 Greenspring Dr
Timonium, Maryland 21093
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
30
Projected Attendance
125
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

Jersey Shore Comic Book Show (November 2016)

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Convention Name
Jersey Shore Comic Book Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/20/2016
About This Convention
Join us on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Toms River Elks Lodge in Toms River, NJ for a fun day of family entertainment! Once again we will feature more than 20+ artists, writers and creators of comics in our “artist lounge.” More than 40+ vendors will be on hand as well with comics from the golden age to most recent, anime, non-sport cards, toys, graphic novels, comic crafts, collectibles and so much more! And with Christmas just around the corner, what comic fan wouldn’t like an original piece of artwork or a rare comic he/she has always wanted? We will have *Star* guests, 501st Legion and Philly Avengers. We will be teaming up with the Philly Avengers and having a “Toys for Tots” drive. Attendees who bring a wrapped toy to the show (please mark if for boy or girl) will receive $2 off regular admission price. Admission is $5, Senior Citizens $3, Kids Under 12 Free. Tables are now available for this show. For more information contact Dan or Mary at (609) 242-7756 or visit our website: www.jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com
Venue Name and Address
Toms River Elks Lodge
600 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
70
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Rusty Gilligan, Eric Cooper, Neil Vokes, Bob Petrecca, Tom Schloendorn, Joe DelBeato, Isiah Puga

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TCBS Toronto Comic Book Show and Christmas Sale (November 2016)

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Convention Name
TCBS Toronto Comic Book Show & Christmas Sale | Win An ASM #129
Convention Website Address
http://www.torontocomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/27/2016
About This Convention
Sunday November 27th, 2016!

60 Vendors! Prizes Every Hour! Tons of prizes!!

ARRIVE EARLY FOR EARLY BIRD DRAW!

ASM #300 @ 10:30AM + GRAND PRIZE ASM #129 @ 2:30PM

Over $1M of the very best in new and vintage comics books!

Thousands of books priced from just $1-$10,000 plus much more!

The hottest single day pure comic book show in the country!!!
**DEALER TABLES ARE SOLD OUT**

This should be our biggest show ever!

Special pricing on select books!

Truck loads of $1 bins!!

Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave
10AM-4PM

FREE PARKING! FREE FOR KIDS!
Adults just $5!

For more info, please visit: www.torontocomicbookshow.com

Venue Name and Address
Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave
Toronto, Ontario M3L1A5
Canada
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
1,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books

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Toronto Toy and Video Game Show (October 2016)

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Convention Name
Toronto Toy & Video Game Show
Convention Website Address
http://www.torontotoyshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/30/2016
About This Convention
The Toronto Toy & Video Game Show is back! Just in time for Halloween!

50 Vendors tables packed with all your favourite new and classic toys including: Barbie, GI Joe, Transformers, Ninja Turtles, Star Wars, Star Trek, Hot Wheels, Dinky, Retro Video Games, Comic Books, Sports Memorabilia, Wrestling collectibles and so much more!

Admission just $5! Kids Free! Parking Free!

Free raffle ticket for a chance at $100 Toronto Show Gift Cards!

Venue Name and Address
Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave
Toronto, Ontario M3L1A5
Canada
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
1,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles

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NorthEast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza (December 2016)

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Convention Name
NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza
Convention Website Address
http://www.NEComicCon.Net
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/03/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/04/2016
About This Convention
Dean Cain, well known for portraying Clark Kent & Superman on the TV show “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” and currently appearing on Supergirl will be headlining the celebrity guest lineup at the Dec. 3 & 4, 2016 winter edition of the Northeast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington MA near Boston.

Dean and other celebrities will be attending Saturday and Sunday to meet fans, sign autographs, offer photo ops and Q&A panels. Tickets and Information is available at www.NEComicCon.Net

Immediately after graduation, Cain signed on as a free agent with the Buffalo Bills, but a knee injury during training camp ended his football career prematurely. In 1993, Cain took on his biggest role to date as Superman in the television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. At the height of its popularity, it would bring in an average of at least 15 million viewers per episode. In 1998, Cain started the Angry Dragon Entertainment production company, which produced the TBS Superstation television series Ripley’s Believe It or Not!. Cain made a return to the Superman franchise, with a special guest role in a season seven episode of Smallville as the immortal Dr. Curtis Knox, a character based upon the DC Comics villain Vandal Savage; and currently is in a recurring role of Supergirl, as the title character’s foster father, Jeremiah Danvers. Cain also appeared in the mid-season premiere of Comic Book Men, appearing at Kevin Smith‘s Secret Stash where the crew was celebrating 75 years of Superman, citing that Dean Cain helped people care about Superman again.

Billy West will be appearing to sign autographs, do photo ops and have fun with fans all weekend. Billy is best known for his voice actor work, but his career in radio and television that began in the 1980’s when he did comedic impersonations for Charles Laquidara‘s Big Mattress morning show on Boston’s WBCN FM radio network. By the mid-90s, he had moved to doing impersonations on The Howard Stern Show, giving him greater exposure. From there, West became involved with the Nickelodeon shows Doug and Ren & Stimpy. Portraying the title characters on both shows, Billy West saw his voiceover work reach an even larger, yet younger audience. This led to Warner Bros. hiring him for the film Space Jam in 1996. Featuring Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan and the cast of Looney Tunes, West voiced Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, two characters whom he has sporadically voiced throughout the next decade. He is also very well known for his portrayal of Philip J. Fry, Zapp Branigan, Professor Fanrsworth, Zoidberg and others on Futurama, which began in 1999 and has continued on through a number of changes through 2012 and currently airs on Comedy Central. In addition he is also the voice of the iconic Red M&M.

Also appearing will be actor Sean Gunn, who starred on “Gilmore Girls,” is the body double for Rocket Racoon in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and also appearing as Ravager Kraglin in Vol.1 and the upcoming Vol 2 GOTG, as Toby in “Super” and starring in the new James Gunn film “The Belko Experiment,” for autographs, photos and a Q&A on his career.

Candy Clark, actress in the classic “American Grafitti” and “The Man Who Fell To Earth” with David Bowie, among many other film and television roles, will also be signing autographs, offering photo ops, and a Q&A about her experiences working with David Bowie, Stephen Spielberg, George Lucas and others.

Special musical guest will be Cherie Currie, lead singer in the ground breaking all female punk rock band The Runaways, who also appeared in films including “Foxes” with Jodie Foster, an accomplished chainsaw carver, will be signing autographs, taking photos with fans, doing a Q&A panel and performing some Runaways songs at the After Party Concert Sat. Dec. 3rd in the Fez Room at the Shriners Auditorium along with The Lights Out, Charlie Farren, Tsunami of Sound and others

Other guests include Robert Bruce, Producer and Talent on “AMC’s Comic Book Men” with Kevin Smith, and well known collector and dealer of Japanese Animation and Vintage Toys, seeking characters to possibly appear on Comic Book Men. Also appearing will be Jeff Kline, Executive Producer of animated television series including “Transformers: Robots In Disguise,” “Jackie Chan Adventures,” “Dragon Tales” and “Godzilla,” currently writer and publisher at Darby Pop Comics, offering portfolio reviews, and both will educate on a panel on Careers in the Creative Arts for the Next Generation.

Some of the other pop culture guests include Gary Sohmers, known as the King of Pop Culture from his 13 seasons appearing as an appraiser on “Antiques Roadshow” and host of the talk radio program “Calling All Collectors,” Kadrolsha Ona, the Queen of the Paranormal, action figure and horror monster sculptor Lawrence Elig and Comic Book folks including Steve Lavigne (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Joe St. Pierre (Spider-Man), Alex Simmons (Archie) and Bill Anderson (X-Men) among others.

There will be a large and diverse range of collectibles, comics, toys, nerd crafts, art, literature, records, video games and accoutrements of popular culture from music, TV and film, covering from the mid 20th century to today’s most popular and hard to get items for the nerds, geeks and fans on your holiday shopping list.

There will be Cosplay Stage Activities all weekend, including Costume Contests with Prizes, Cosplay Games, Pose-OffsTM, Meetup Group Shots and include our Create-A-Hero, Create-A-Villain and Create-A-Character for Original Costuming Contests with a Backstory. Also on the Cosplay stage will be presentations of Special FX make-up and costuming with Tyler Green and Ebony Amber, and presentations of Parade and Special FX Masks with Eric Bornstein of Behind the Mask Studio.

Puppetry workshops and performances by Muppeteers Noel MacNeal, puppeteer and voice of Bear from Disney’s “Bear in the Big Blue House” TV show, and Bill Diamond, with puppets he used working on “The Dark Crystal,” “Fraggle Rock” and “Little Shop of Horrors” including the Audrey 2 man eating plant puppet along with other educational opportunities at the Kids Comic Con section featuring coloring, writing, story-telling and other activities. There is free admission for children 8 and under.

The Game Underground Arena features free play on vintage and modern video game systems, along with tournaments with prizes. The Fez room will feature Morgan White Jr’s Trivia contests with prizes and Zephyr Workshop providing tabletop and card games for free play, while live music is performed on the Geekbeat Radio stage including The World Is Square and numerous chiptune artists.

The Northeast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza at the Aleppo Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts will be open Saturday Dec. 3 between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, and Sunday Dec. 4 between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm, with an early entry available at 9:30 am each day for an added fee. There are Celebrity VIP opportunities available. Admission available in advance for discount prices online at www.NEComicCon.Net. There is a fee for autographs and photos ops.

Venue Name and Address
Shriners Auditorium
99 Fordham Rd
Wilmington, MA 01887
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
400
Projected Attendance
6,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Dean Cain, Billy West, Sean Gunn, Candy Clark, Cherie Currie, Gerry Casale, Kadrolsha Ona, Jeff Kline, Bill Diamond, Noel MacNeal, Dan Parent, Alex Simmons, Joe St. Pierre

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Collective Con (March 2017)

Convention Name
Collective Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.collectivecon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/24/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/26/2017
About This Convention
Jacksonville’s biggest 3-day pop culture convention returns on March 24th-26th, 2017! NEW LOCATION!! Collective Con is a comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, gaming and music event in North Florida. Please visit our website for our full list of guests, events, tickets, and schedule.

Show Hours:
Friday: 12pm-6pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm

Venue Name and Address
3800 St Johns Bluff Rd S
Jacksonville, FL, Florida 32224
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
10,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Millie Bobby Brown, Giancarlo Esposito, Graham McTavish, Margot Kidder, Mitsuhiro Arita, Bob Layton, John Beatty, Seth Mann, Johnny Yong Bosch, Eric Vale, Kari Wahlgren, and MANy more!

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