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  • CA – Felicia Day Signing

    felicia-day-bookFelicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Bookshop Santa Cruz on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign her new book YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)!

    Press Release:

    Praised by the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, and Jenny Lawson, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is the much-anticipated memoir of a digital entrepreneur, awarded actress and web series star, and geek culture icon.

    Growing up, being “homeschooled for hippie reasons” led Felicia Day to out-of-the-box enthusiasms like advanced calculus, noir films, fantasy novels, and role-playing video games. Typically typecast as “crazy cat lady secretary” and meeting dead ends pitching her script about a quirky group of gamers, she decided to adopt a do-it-yourself attitude and produce her own web series—launching The Guild and, ultimately, her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Day’s inspirational memoir is proof that everyone should celebrate what makes them different and be brave enough to share their unique point of view with the world, because anything is possible—even for a digital misfit.

    Candid and insightful about her unusual upbringing, her college years as a violin and math whiz, her early misadventures in Hollywood, and her unconventional rise to Internet-stardom, Day writes about how embracing individuality fuels creation, community, and innovation on the Internet and beyond. Ever-relatable, she also addresses the rough patches along the way, recounting her struggles with writer’s block, anxiety, and learning how to manage when overachieving becomes overwhelming. A success story for today’s connected culture, in which technology and entertainment are ever-changing, Day was empowered to ignore the traditional gatekeepers because the Internet provided tools to go around them.

    Felicia Day has appeared in numerous mainstream television shows and films, including the SyFy series Eureka and a recurring role on The CW show Supernatural. However, she is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award-winning Internet musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. She also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild, which ran for six seasons and is available for viewing on every major digital outlet, including Netflix.

    In 2012, she launched the YouTube channel Geek & Sundry, a hub for the geek community that celebrates individuals and fuels connections both online and in real life. Now with more than 1.3 million subscribers and over 200 million views, Geek & Sundry has produced the very best of indie geek culture, pioneering modern media consumption—and catalyzing a barrier-transcending online community exploring the verticals of comedy, gaming, comics, music, literature, and more. In 2014, the company was purchased by Legendary Entertainment; Day now acts as Geek & Sundry CCO. She was named to the Hollywood Reporter’s 2012 Next Generation list recognizing rising stars 35 and under in media. Her extremely active social media network includes over 2.3 million Twitter followers, is the founder of a romance and fantasy book club with over 13,000 members.

    Bookshop Santa Cruz is very pleased to welcome an unequivocal staff favorite for a moderated audience Q&A and a book signing!

    Important signing line details:
    You must have a copy You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) in hand to enter the signing line. Attendees may reserve a spot in the signing line by purchasing a copy You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) from Bookshop Santa Cruz before the event (in store or online, pre-ordered or after publication date). At the signing, voucher holders will be called up to enter signing line according to the number on their voucher. Those without vouchers (but still with a copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) may enter the signing line after all those with vouchers have completed signing. Ms. Day will not be signing memorabilia or fan art. Ms. Day will not have time for posed photos, but time-efficient photos from the signing line are allowed.

    Bookshop Santa Cruz
    1520 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Tel: 831-423-0900

    AZ – Felicia Day Signing

    Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Changing Hands Bookstorefelicia-day-book on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign her new book YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)!

    Press Release:

    The “Queen of the Geeks” — star of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, creator of The Guild, and mastermind of YouTube’s Geek and Sundry channel — visits to sign her new memoir about her rise to Internet-stardom.

    Felicia’s short-ish life and her rags-to-riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Now, Felicia’s strange world is filled with thoughts on creativity, video games, and a dash of mild feminist activism — just like her memoir. Hilarious and inspirational, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is proof that everyone should embrace what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now — even for a digital misfit.

    PURCHASE YOUR SIGNING LINE TICKETS AT THE LINK…

    EVENT DETAILS
    *Tickets are free with the purchase of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) from Changing Hands Bookstore.
    *If you’d like to pre-order the book before its release date (Tuesday, August 11), you can do so online.
    *After the book’s release date (Tuesday, August 11), you can buy books and get your signing ticket in person, by phone, or online.
    *No memorabilia or flash photography.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    FELICIA DAY is a professional actress who has appeared in Eureka, Supernatural, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. She also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild, which ran for six seasons. In 2012, she launched a YouTube channel called Geek & Sundry. The network has garnered more than 1.3 million subscribers to date and more than 200 million views. She is also extremely active on social media, has over 2.3 million Twitter followers, and is the eighth most followed person on Goodreads, where she is also the founder of Vaginal Fantasy, a romance and fantasy book club with more than 13,000 members.

    Changing Hands Bookstore
    6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
    480.730.0205

    TX – Felicia Day Signing

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    Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at BookPeople on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 6:00 PM to sign her new book YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)!

    Press Release:

    Tonight we are thrilled to welcome Felicia Day, bestselling author, comedian, and critically acclaimed actress on the Joss Whedon Emmy-award winning Internet musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, to BookPeople to sign You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), her new book filled with thoughts on creativity, video games, and a dash of mild feminist activism. Tickets are required for the signing and only available from BookPeople. Please see below for ticket details.

    EVENT & TICKET GUIDELINES
    *This event is a SIGNING only. Day will not give a public talk. She will, however, be very happy to meet you!
    *Tickets are required to join the signing line.
    *Tickets are available to purchase online and in-store.
    *Tickets cost as much as the price of one copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) plus tax.
    *Each ticket grants access to the signing line for ONE person and will be exchanged for ONE signed copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) at the signing table the day of the event.
    *The line for the signing will form first come, first serve the day of the event.
    *Ticketholders MUST be in line at 6pm when the signing begins in order to receive signed books. We cannot guarantee signed copies for late arrivals, even if you purchased your ticket well in advance.
    *Additional guidelines to come.

    Please note: Copies of the book purchased elsewhere may be signed only if you purchase something of equal value ($25.99) from BookPeople. When you purchase something of equal value, you will be given a line ticket. These line tickets will be available the day of the event, not in advance.

    CAN’T MAKE THE EVENT? YOU CAN ORDER A SIGNED, PERSONALIZED BOOK!
    Place your order for a signed, personalized copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) right over here!
    What does “personalized” mean? It means Felicia Day will sign the book to any name you’d like.
    No limit to the number of personalized books one person can order!

    ABOUT FELICIA DAY:
    Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous mainstream television shows and films, including a two-season arc on the SyFy series Eureka. She is currently recurring on The CW show Supernatural. However, Day is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award-winning Internet musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. She also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild, which ran for six seasons and is currently available for viewing on every major digital outlet, including Netflix.

    In 2012, she launched a YouTube channel called Geek & Sundry. The network has garnered more than 1.3 million subscribers to date and more than 200 million views. In 2014, the company was purchased by Legendary Entertainment. Day continues to act as CCO and develop web content and television projects with Legendary as a producer, writer, and performer. She is also extremely active on social media, has over 2.3 million Twitter followers, and is the eighth most followed person on Goodreads, where she is also the founder of Vaginal Fantasy, a romance and fantasy book club with more than 13,000 members.

    ABOUT YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST):
    The Internet isn’t all cat videos. There’s also Felicia Day–violinist, filmmaker, Internet entrepreneur, compulsive gamer, hoagie specialist, and former lonely homeschooled girl who overcame her isolated childhood to become the ruler of a new world…or at least semi-influential in the world of Internet geeks and Goodreads book clubs.

    After growing up in the south where she was “homeschooled for hippie reasons,” Felicia moved to Hollywood to pursue her dream of becoming an actress and was immediately typecast as a crazy cat-lady secretary. But Felicia’s misadventures in Hollywood led her to produce her own web series, own her own production company, and become an Internet star. Felicia’s short-ish life and her rags-to-riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Now, Felicia’s strange world is filled with thoughts on creativity, video games, and a dash of mild feminist activism–just like her memoir.

    Hilarious and inspirational, “You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)” is proof that everyone should embrace what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now–even for a digital misfit.

    BookPeople
    603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
    (512) 472-5050

    ON – Felicia Day Signing

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    Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Indigo Eaton Centre on Thursday, August 14th at 7:00 PM!

    Join “Queen of the Geeks” and creator of the hit comedy web series, The Guild, Felicia Day as she signs her new memoir, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), at the ONLY Canadian stop on her book tour!

    Indigo – Eaton Centre
    220 Yonge Street Toronto, ON, M5B 2H1, Canada
    (416) 591-3622

    NJ – Felicia Day Signing

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    Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Bookends on Tuesday, August 11th at 7:00 PM! The online entertainment mogul, actress, and “Queen of Geeks” will  sign her new book, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost). Each person attending must purchase one or more books.

    Bookends
    211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
    201-445-0726

    MA – Felicia Day Signing

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    Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM for reading of her new book! A signing follows at Brookline Booksmith.

    Press Release:

    When Felicia Day was a girl, all she wanted was to connect with other kids. The internet was in its infancy and she became an early adopter at every stage of its growth—finding joy and unlikely friendships in the emerging digital world. Now Felicia’s world is filled with creativity, video games, and a dash of feminist activism—just like her memoir. Showcasing Felicia’s hilarious and unique voice, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is proof that everyone should celebrate what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now—even for a digital misfit.

    This event will take place at the Coolidge Corner Theatre and requires tickets, which are $5 each, or free with the purchase of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) from Brookline Booksmith. After the reading, a book signing will take place at Brookline Booksmith, and all are welcome to attend.

    Tickets available at the link!

    Coolidge Corner Theatre
    290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
    617-566-6660

    NYC – Felicia Day Signing

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    Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2015 AT 7:00 PM!

    An evening with Felicia Day, including a Q&A and book signing.

    We are partnering with WORD Bookstores for this event. Your pre-purchased copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a general admission ticket to Felicia Day’s talk at the bookstore and guarantees entry to the bookstore for the event. You will receive your book the night of the event. Note: Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The bookstore will close at 6PM to setup the event and reopen at 6:30PM. The event will begin at 7PM. WORD Bookstore will be on hand to sell books.

    Please visit this link to WORD Bookstore to pre-order your book; your pre-order is a ticket to the presentation.

    Please note: Photography is allowed, but Ms. Day will not pose for pictures in the signing line. Ms. Day will sign only copies of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

    Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
    126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012
    (212) 334-3324

    SacAnime 2014 Announces Guests

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    SacAnime welcomes MARK SHEPPARD (Supernatural, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Leverage) along with voice actors Rodger Bumpass, J. Michael Tatum, Noah Watts, Roger Craig Smith, Johnny Yong Bosch, Sam Riegel, Yuri Lowenthal, Tara Platt, Christine Cabanos, and Cristina Vee and musical groups Eyeshine and The Slants.

    SACANIME is being held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday August – 29th – 31st, 2014 at the Sacramento Convention Center and Sheraton Grand Hotel. For more information, check out our website at: www.sacanime.com

    MARK SHEPPARD

    Mark Sheppard was born in London, England and began his film career in Jim Sheridan’s “In The Name Of The Father” playing Guildford Four member ‘Paddy Armstrong’ alongside Daniel Day-Lewis. An accomplished musician, he has recorded and played drums for The T.V. Personalities, Nikki Sudden, Robyn Hitchcock, The Barracudas, Light A Big Fire, School Of Fish and They Eat Their Own, among others. On stage, he has won several theatre awards, including The 1992 Drama Critic’s Circle Outstanding Achievement Award for his performance in “A Cock & Bull Story”. He may be best known for his television work, as Romo Lampkin in “Battlestar Galactica”, Badger in Joss Whedon’s “Firefly”, Ivan Erwich in Day 5 of “24”, plus roles on “The X-Files”, “CSI”, “Star Trek: Voyager” and a host of other characters in film and television. Sheppard currently plays ‘Jim Sterling’ opposite Timothy Hutton on TNT’s “Leverage”, the Director of The Ring Organization in NBC’s “Chuck”, the Demon ‘Crowley’ in “Supernatural” for the CW, mysterious operative ‘Mr. Valda’ in SyFy’s “Warehouse 13″, and now Canton Everett Delaware III in the sixth season of the BBC’s “Doctor Who”. He has lent his voice to various video games and commercials as well, from “The Conduit” to “Dragon Age: Origins” and Bear Grylls’ “Man vs. Wild”.

    RODGER BUMPASS
    Rodger Bumpass

    Emmy-nominated for the voice of Squidward on SpongeBob Squarepants, Rodger has been in acting for 38 years, and he’s going to keep on ’til he gets it right. In addition to Squidward, he was the voice of Professor Membrane in ‘Invader Zim’, Dr. Light in ‘Teen Titans’, Hanover Fyst in the cult favorite ‘Heavy Metal’. He has also provided various voices in many Disney and Pixar featured animated movies like ‘A Bug’s Life’, ‘Monsters Inc.’, ‘Cars’, ‘Finding Nemo’, ‘Treasure Planet’, ‘Emperor’s New Groove’, and more recently, ‘Monsters University’.  He began his career with the National Lampoon Magazine, touring the USA and falling down in the stare a lot (on purpose). He likes kitty cats and long walks on the beach, where falling doesn’t hurt as much. If you pass him in the hallway, just say “Do the voice, please,” and he will gladly comply… for the nominal price of $2.37. Cash only. He does take IOUs if they involve a kiss from a pretty girl.

    J MICHAEL TATUM

    Discovered by Funimation warhorse and visionary ADR director Christopher Bevins, who cast him as Rikichi in 2005’s Samurai 7, Tatum’s inexplicable luck has held long enough to see his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Otori in the hit English language dub of Ouran High School Host Club, suave, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler and the equal parts maniacal/vulnerable Okarin Rintarou from Steins;Gate. Other characters the man still can’t believe he’s had the crazy good fortune to play include: Doumeki in XXXHolic, Jiro Mochizuki in Black Blood Brothers, Isaac Dian in Baccano!, Both God Eneru and Dalton in the new dub of One Piece, Komui Lee in D-Gray Man, Dororo in Sgt. Frog, the titular loveable savage of Heroic Age, Ryosuke Takahashi in Initial D, Lawrence Kraft in Spice and Wolf, Zarbon in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Scar in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and Sir Hammerlock in the videogame juggernaut Borderlands 2. His vocal “stylings,” much to the chagrin of drama teachers everywhere, he’s sure, have also been featured in Romeo X Juliet, Speed Grapher, Trinity Blood, Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Black Cat, Nabari no Ou, Ghost Hunt, School Rumble, The Tower of Druaga, Aquarion, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles, Shuffle, Shigurui, Glass Fleet, Mushishi, Soul Eater, along with feature-length films such as Vexille, Summer Wars, and Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, among many others.

    And as if being involved with so many awesome shows wasn’t enough, in late 2007 the fluky so-and-so tempted fate by officially branching out into ADR directing and adaptive scriptwriting for Funimation as well. His ADR directing credits to date include Aquarion, Jyu-oh-Sei, Romeo X Juliet, Big Windup, Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne and Shikabane Hime (Corpse Princess), while his writing credits include substantial work on Ouran High School Host Club, Heroic Age, Initial D, Blassreiter, Ga Rei: Zero, Hero Tales, Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Fractale, Deadman Wonderland, Steins;Gate and Dragon Ball Z Kai.

    In early 2010 he teamed up with Terri Doty and Stephen Hoff to launch That Anime Show, a web-based chat show centered on colorful, often diabolically unhinged interviews with friends and colleagues within the dubbing industry, all episodes of which can be downloaded for free at www.thatanimeshow.com

    Ever the workaholic, Tatum is currently burning the midnight oil on a number of exciting projects due for release later this year. And before you ask, the “J” stands for… Well, it stands for whatever you’d like it to.

    NOAH WATTS

    When Noah Watts was 9 years old, his uncle gave him a Crow name. He said, “I am going to name you, Bulaagawish, Old Bull.” His uncle put his hand on Noah’s shoulder and continued. “That’s the name Chief Plenty Coups gave your grandfather. The name refers to the buffalo bull that leads the herd. That name has good things associated with it.”

    A member of the Crow tribe and descendent of the Blackfeet nation, Noah Watts grew up in Bozeman, Montana, but each summer Noah goes home to the Crow reservation to camp at Crow fair with his extended family. Excelling in baseball, basketball, golf, tennis, and skateboarding as a boy, Noah also learned to ride horses, fly fish, and snowboard living in the Rockies. As part of his connection to his Native culture, Noah has been a traditional Crow war dancer since he was 6 years old, occasionally competing in contests but more often dancing for pleasure at pow pows. He is also an accomplished guitarist.

    Noah has been acting on stage since fifth grade when he played the Scarecrow in a school production of Oz. In high school Noah began developing and refining his acting skills in a variety of roles that culminated in the part of John Proctor in The Crucible. Noah also worked on his acting craft in the forum of high school speech and debate contests, putting the capstone on his high school acting career by representing Montana at the National Forensic League National Tournament. His performance of the dramatic monologue “Gas” by Jose Rivera in front of 1,500 people earned him fourth place in the national tournament. High school dramatics was a catalyst for Noah’s acting career. As a high school senior, Noah acted in two independent feature films. First, Noah was cast in The Slaughter Rule, playing Waylon Walks Along, a teenage Blackfeet youth. Just a few months later he landed a second role as Herbie Yellow Lodge in the feature film Skins directed by Chris Eyre. Portraying the son of an alcoholic father (Graham Greene), Noah had the third lead part and shared scenes with Native actors Greene and Eric Schweig. It was then Noah began to dream of a career in film. Noah graduated from high school and won a scholarship to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. After one semester at AADA, Noah was offered a part in a new Chris Eyre film entitled Skinwalkers, playing a teenage gang leader and suspected murderer, a role far different from the shy, devoted son he played in Skins. The following summer in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, he performed the lead in the Southwest Repertory Company’s production of The Indolent Boys written by N. Scott Momaday. Other projects included an appearance on Literary Stages on KCRW in Los Angeles, reading a piece by W. P. Kinsella. And in the Spring of 2005 Noah was cast in an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, entitled Kino and Teresa. He played the fierce villain Eladio (Tybalt in the original play).

    Beginning with a role in the series, Sons of Anarchy, in 2009, Noah turned to television. Subsequently he acted in episodes of Native Century (2010), The Glades (2010), Big Love (2010), CSI Miami (2011), and Ringer (2012). Most recently Noah was cast as the main protagonist, Connor Kenway, in the Assassin’s Creed Three video game set during the time period of the American Revolution. Noah provides voice and motion capture for half-Mohawk and half-British, Kenway.

    When Crows bestow a name, they also bestow a wish, a prayer for the name’s recipient. Noah’s uncle wished for Noah to lead a life of distinction that would be a credit to the Crow people. Noah has a name to live up to and a destiny to follow. Noah is currently living in Los Angeles and working towards fulfilling his dream.

    ROGER CRAIG SMITH
    Roger Craig Smith

    Fan favorite animation & video game voice actor Roger Craig Smith is known as the current voice behind Chris Redfield in the Resident Evil series (Resident Evil 5, 6, Marvel vs Capcom 3), as Ezio Auditore da Firenze in the Assassin’s Creed games, as the current English voice of Sega mascot Sonic The Hedgehog (also in Wreck-It Ralph), as the current voice of Captain America in Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble, as the voice of Thomas from the Regular Show TV series, and The Pulverizer in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV Series).
    Roger also supplied the voice of Deidara in “Naruto: Shippuden”, Temujin in “Naruto: The Legend of the Stone of Gelel.” Roger’s Naruto series characters include the creepy Raiga Kurosuke, smooth-talker Idate Morino, Dan, and many others. In the video game “Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2,” Roger voiced both Bando and Towa. In the anime series “Code Geass,” he voices the uptight Gilbert G.P. Guilford. Roger played the role of Prince Phillip, in the Disney DVD “Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams. He voiced Curtis Miller in the animated movie “Resident Evil: Degeneration.” Other gaming credits include Apsel in “Too Human,” Runt in “Chicken Little: Ace in Action,” and Harrison Pike in “Medal of Honor: Vanguard.” He’s voiced characters in “Mad World,” “Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots,” “CSI:NY The Game,” Duke in “GI Joe: Rise of Cobra” “Afro Samurai: The Game,” “Fracture,” “Turning Point: Fall of Liberty,” and Digimon World Data Squad.” He narrated Say Yes to the Dress” on TLC and “Yard Crashers” on the DIY Network.
    Roger Craig Smith voiced Wings Around the Globe air-racing champion “Ripslinger” in Disney’s “Planes”. October 25 saw the release of one of the most anticipated games of 2013, the follow up to Batman: Arkham City, which features Roger Craig Smith as the voice of the Caped Crusader himself… BATMAN!

    JOHNNY YONG BOSCH
    Johnny Yong Bosch

    Johnny got his start as Adam Park, the Black Ranger in the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers-a role that he played for three-and-a-half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in subsequent seasons.
    Johnny is also well-known for voice acting work in numerous anime titles, including Vash the Stampede in Trigun, Kaneda in Akira, Renton in Eureka Seven, Claus in Last Exile, Sakaki in Witch Hunter Robin, Kiba in Wolf’s Rain, Itsuki in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass, Izaya in Durarara, and Yukio in Blue Exorcist.

    Johnny’s voice can also be heard in numerous video games, including Nero in Devil May Cry 4 and voiceover work in titles like .hack//G.U., Persona 4, Disgaea 3, Tales of Symphonia,  Eternal Sonata, Transformers: War for Cybertron, and Star Wars: The Old Republic.

    Johnny will be appearing at SacAnime Summer 2013 for a free concert Friday and Saturday nights with his band Eyeshine! This four piece “edge rock” band, formed in West Hills, California, features Johnny and bandmates Maurice, Polo and Ginny!

    SAM RIEGEL
    Sam Riegel

    SAM RIEGEL is a voice actor, director and writer who has voiced hundreds of popular cartoons, video games and anime series. Notable roles include Donatello in the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series, Shiro Emiya in Fate/Stay Night, Viral in Gurren Lagann, Teddie in Persona 4: The Animation, Mephisto in Blue Exorcist, Array in Lagrange, Kiyotsugu in Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan and his current role as Riven in Nickelodeon’s Winx Club. Video game characters include Peter Parker/Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man, Starscream in Transformers: War for Cybertron & Fall of Cybertron, Steve Burnside in Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, and everyone’s favorite attorney, Phoenix Wright in the upcoming Phoenix Wright 5. Between acting gigs, Sam has written scripts for Naruto, Bleach, Tiger & Bunny, and video games like ModNation Racers. He’s also voice directed major game releases, among them Fallout: New Vegas (in which he also played several voices). Currently, Sam serves as the voice director for Disney’s Sofia The First cartoon series, which recently ranked as the #1 preschool debut in cable television history.These days you can catch Sam co-hosting a drunken podcast with Liam O’Brien called “All Work No Play” and providing many voices to Geek & Sundry’s “Fetch Quest” web series. Follow Sam on twitter at @samriegel.

    YURI LOWENTHAL

    Born with a D20 in one hand and a six-gun in the other, Yuri Lowenthal is a writer, actor and producer. He has had recurring roles on Gilmore Girls and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles as well as lead roles in video games Dragon Age, Prince of Persia, Fallout and many more. Best known for his voice acting work in such roles as Sasuke (Naruto), Superman (Legion of Superheroes), Jinno/Kuma (Afro Samurai), Lagoon Boy (Young Justice) and Ben Tennyson (Ben 10: Alien Force/Utimate Alien/Omniverse) as well as popular VG titles including the Persona series, .//hack series, Saints Row series and lots of anime. He has appeared in one incarnation or another in possibly every CoD title since Big Red One. He also co-authored Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It’s Like Behind the Mic with Tara Platt which is available through Bug Bot Press.Yuri is currently in post-production on his production company’s second feature film, the mockumentary Con Artists. And his irreverent award-winning web comedy Shelf Life, about 4 action figures on a young boy’s shelf, is now in its fourth season.

    TARA PLATT

    Actress, author, producer and business woman, Tara’s traveled the globe as a speaker, attending conventions, and has also performed internationally in film, TV, animation and theatre. Some of her on-screen credits include TV: Revenge, Parenthood, Castle, The Gilmore Girls, and Hawaii Five-0; FILM: The Call; A Girl, A Guy, A Space Helmet (she’s so proud of this indie award-winner); Time & Tide; I’m Through With White Girls. She also co-produced and starred in the award-winning feature film Tumbling After, mockumentary Con Artists and irreverent web-comedy Shelf Life (now in its 4th season) with Yuri Lowenthal and their production company Monkey Kingdom Productions. In the world of voice work she’s worked on numerous video games, animation titles and more, including: (Wonder Woman – DC VS MK), (Dream Girl – Legion of Superheroes), (Temari – Naruto), (Jennifer Nocturne – Ben 10), (Agnes – Tiger & Bunny)(Eastern European Player – Saints Row: The Third), (Marida Cruz – Gundam Unicorn) (Ellie Martinez – Resistance: Burning Skies).

    CHRISTINE CABANOS
    Christine Cabanos

    When it comes to animation and video games, Christine is a fan at heart. Her passion for the culture led her to pursue her voice-acting career. Her breakout role came as Azusa Nakano of “K-On!”. Christine has since earned roles including Haruka in “Oblivion Island”, Filia in “Skullgirls”, Nepgear in the “Hyperdimension Neptunia” series, Keina Sawaya in “Atelier Meruru”, roles in video games such as “Time and Eternity”, “Ragnarok Online 2″, the Princess in “Redline”, the titular character of Squid Girl in “Squid Girl”, Minawa Ando in “Mahoromatic OVA : I’m Home”, Sarah in “Rozen Maiden Overture”, Michi Kondo in “Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne”, Ruka Asato in “Accel World”, Madoka Kaname in “Puella Magi Madoka Magica”, Shiemi Moriyama in “Blue Exorcist”, Silica in “Sword Art Online” and Reina and Mew in “Pokemon Origins”.

    CRISTINA VEE

    Cristina Vee is a voice actress from Los Angeles, CA. Since getting her first large anime roles in 2007, Cristina has voiced over 100 characters in both animation and video games. Anime fans know her Mio Akiyama in K-ON!, Alisa Bosconovitch in Tekken Blood Vengeance, Homura Akemi in Madoka Magica, Louise in The Familiar of Zero, and Morgiana in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, to name a few.On the video game scene she is popular for her voice work as Noel Vermillion and the Murakumo Units in the Blazblue series, Compa in the Neptunia series, Lian Shi in Dynasty Warriors, Cerebella in Skullgirls, and Riven the Exile in League of Legends. Beyond voice acting she has a large YouTube following for her singing. She provides vocals to songs in Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage!? and Shantae: Half Genie Hero. She currently casts and directs Skullgirls and is recognizable to eSports fans for hosting IGN’s IPL 4 and 5.

    EYESHINE
    Eyeshine

    Formed in 2004 by frontman Johnny Yong Bosch and Maurice Salmin, Eyeshine is an Edge Rock band hailing from Los Angeles, CA. Their third album, “My Paper Kingdom” features their award winning song “Alone,” whose honest and simple lyrics made a connection to a steadily growing fan base in 2009. They continued to Self Produce albums making their latest edgier album “Revolution Airwaves” and acoustic album “Like Yesterday,” 10 albums on their Discography.

    Eyeshine won the worldwide Ford sponsored competition “Gimme The Gig II” in May 2012. They recorded and filmed a single with the Legendary Don Was (7 time Grammy Award winning Producer – Rolling Stones, Elton John, John Mayer, etc) and Krish Sharma (Producer/Engineer – Hilary Duff, Jesse McCarney, etc) out of the “Ford Focus Studio.” Which is a recording studio built into a Ford Focus by “Mad” Mike (Pimp My Ride). The one-hour special special aired on west coast television (KTLA, KTVU, and KICU).

    Please check out their concert and bring a friend or two-hundred.
    If you end up not liking them, feel free to throw Money, Peanut M&Ms, and Haribo Gummy Bears at them.
    Or you can shower them with Vitamin Water, Red Bull and sugar-free Red Bull.

      THE SLANTS
    The Slants

    Portland’s The Slants are the first and only all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. They offer up catchy dance beats, strong hooks, and a bombastic live show that is “not to be missed” (The Westword). The Willamette Week says “While the band may well be best experienced live, Slants releases always promise a few blistering, note-perfect singles.” The music is the perfect combination of 80’s driven synth pop with hard-hitting indie, floor-filling beats which fans affectionately dub as “Chinatown Dance Rock.”

    They’ve been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” IFC TV, Huffington Post, MTV, and over 1500 radio stations, tv shows, magazines, and websites worldwide.

    17 international tours, including appearances in 46 of 50 U.S states, have led to headlining showcases at major festivals such as SXSW, MusicfestNW, San Diego Comic-Con, Dragon Con. The band has also tour/provided support for The Decemberists, Mindless Self Indulgence, Girl Talk, Apl.De.Ap (of Black Eyed Peas), Blindpilot and Shonen Knife. In 2011, The Slants worked with the Department of Defense for a series of shows at U.S and NATO bases in Eastern Europe, dubbed “Operation Gratitude.”

    Two of their recent music videos feature martial arts choreography by Sammo Hung (The Matrix, Ip Man, & Enter the Dragon) and international stars Daniel Wu and Shu Qi.

    Whether rocking music halls, anime conventions, maximum-security prisons, colleges, or army bases, it’s clear that The Slants’ infectious brand of “so damn good” music will leave you wanting more (MRU Magazine)

    Dark Horse Schedule for Emerald City Comicon 2013

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    Dark Horse Comics is headed to the Pacific Northwest’s foremost and fastest growing pop culture convention – Emerald City Comicon.

    Join us for signings at booth #1102! Free comics and/or prints with each signing while supplies last. Please note that lines may be capped or tickets issued as needed; ask early about your favorite signings!

    Comics, books, and collectibles will be available for purchase from Dark Horse or your favorite retailer.

    DARK HORSE SIGNINGS & PANELS

    Friday, March 1

    2:30 p.m.                        Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D.)

    3:30 p.m.                        Doug Sneyd (The Art of Doug Sneyd)

    4:30 p.m.                        Superhero Signing: Frank Barbieri (Blackout), Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle), Michael Avon Oeming (The Victories), Josh Williamson (Captain Midnight)

    6:00 p.m.                        Steve Lieber (Alabaster)

    7:00 p.m.                        Camilla d’Errico (HelmetgirlsFemina & Fauna)

    *Free limited-edition 11″ x 17″ print of The Forge Machine for first 50 people in line.

     

    Panel:

    DARK HORSE SUPERHEROES, Hall B (608-610),?3:10 p.m.–4:05 p.m.

     

    Saturday, March 2

    10:00 a.m.                       Alexander Freed (Dragon AgeStar Wars: Purge, Star Wars: The Old Republic)

    11:00 a.m.                       Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT, 3 Story)

    11:00 a.m.                       Howard Chaykin (Marked Man, Custer)

    12:00 p.m.                       Eric Powell (The GoonBilly the KidChimichanga)

    1:00 p.m.                        Brian Wood and Garry Brown (The Massive)

    *Free limited-edition 11″ x 17″ print of The Massive 3-in-1 cover and The Massive #7 for first 50 people in line.

    2:00 p.m.                        Paul Tobin (Colder)

    3:00 p.m.                        Rob Reger and Emily Ivie (Emily and the Strangers)

    4:00 p.m.                        Jeremy Barlow and Tony Parker (R.I.P.D.)

    5:30 p.m.                        Mike Mignola (Hellboy, Hellboy in Hell, B.P.R.D., Abe Sapien, Baltimore, Sledgehammer 44, Lobster Johnson, Witchfinder)

     

    Panels:

    FROM VICTIM TO HERO, Hall C (602-603), 3:20 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

    FROM THE PAGES OF HELLBOY: A CONVERSATION WITH MIKE MIGNOLA,

    Hall B (608-610), 4:10 p.m.–5:05 p.m.

     

    Sunday, March 3

    10:00 a.m.                        Brian Wood and Garry Brown (The Massive)

    *Free limited-edition 11″ x 17″ print of The Massive 3-in-1 cover and The Massive #7 for first 50 people in line.

    11:00 a.m.                        Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D.)

    12:00 p.m.                        Christos Gage (Angel & Faith)

    12:00 p.m.                        David Walker (Number 13)

    1:30 p.m.                         Brian Wood (Star Wars)

    1:30 p.m.                         Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (Star Wars: Legacy)

    2:00 p.m.                         Randy Stradley (Star Wars: Dark Times)

    3:00 p.m.                         Jeff Parker and Erika Moen (Bucko)

     

    Panel:

    STAR WARS IN COMICS!, Hall B (608-610), 12:10 p.m.–1:05 p.m.