Guests

MARY ELIZABETH MCGLYNN

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she portrayed Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost In The Shell Innocence, Solid State Society and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex for which she won the American Anime Award for Best Actress. You can also hear her as the Female Crusader in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Kurutsu in Ghost in the Shell Arise, Mrs. Maheswaran in Steven Universe, Sei in Alpha Protocol and Nora in Final Fantasy XIII. Some of her other popular roles are Cornelia in Code Geass, Kurenai from Naruto, Julia from Cowboy Bebop, Zanpakuto from Bleach, Helba and Bordeau from .hack, Jagura from Wolf’s Rain, Nuriko in Fushigi Yuugi and Caroline from Vampire Hunter D. She recurs on Geek & Sundry’s Critical Role as Zahra Hydris, a tiefling warlock.

Mary is directing Penn Zero: Part Time Hero for Disney XD, starring Thomas Middleditch, Adam Devine, Alfred Molina and Larry Wilmore. She also directed Naruto Shippuden. She has directed the six Naruto movies, Naruto and Naruto Shippuden (the series), for which she received the 2008 SPJA award for best director.

Among her many other directing credits are Cowboy Bebop the series, Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, Tenkai Knights, Digimon Fusion, Wolf’s Rain, Digimon Tamers, the movie Appleseed and was a co-writer for the American adaptation of Metropolis. She also directed the original animated series Boing The Play Ranger and Gormiti: Lords of Nature.

Mary Elizabeth has had the great honor of singing the music of Akira Yamaoka for the movies Julia X and Silent Hill as well as the games: Silent Hill 3, The Room, Origins, Shadows of the Damned and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Book of Memories, for which she also voice directed.

IRENE FLORES

Irene Flores is an illustrator, occasional author, karaoke aficionado, and full-time coffee drinker. Growing up in the Philippines, she was heavily influenced by both Japanese animation and American comics. She currently lives and works in San Luis Obispo, CA, and her goals for the future include creating another graphic novel and eating a Monte Cristo sandwich.

She is best known for illustrating and co-writing the Fashion Art School series published by Impact Books. The series includes the best-selling Shojo Fashion Manga Art SchoolShojo Fashion Manga Art School: Year 2,  Shojo Fashion Manga Art School: BOYS, and the newest addition to the series, Sci-Fi Fashion Art School.

Her other work includes Mark of the Succubus, a three volume graphic novel series published by Tokyopop, as well as projects for Wildstorm, Marvel, BOOM! Studios, and F+W Publications.

Irene will also have a guest spot in our vendor room this year. Be sure not to miss her  at her booth!

 

 

 

DEREK STEPHEN PRINCE

 

Derek Stephen Prince, aka Steve, has been in the voiceover industry 23 years. His career spans across such shows as Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers In Space, Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, Power Rangers Time Force & Power Rangers Wild Force; Digimon: Seasons 1-4 & 6 playing such favorites as Digimon Emperor, Veemon, Beelzamon, Impmon, Piedmon and most recently Jeremy, to name a few; Love, Hina where he played Keitaro; Bleach, where he played Uryu Ishida; and Naruto, where he STILL plays Shino Aburame (my God, does this show not end???).

Video games include the Kingdom Hearts series as Vexen, Odin Sphere as Oswald, and Operation Darkness as Adolf Hitler and Jack the Ripper. In his most recent anime, the DVD series of Kill La Kill, he played Guts the pug.  Steve was in the original cartoon series of Lilo & Stich as Loki the shaved ice vendor, NFL Rush Zone – Guardians Unleashed as Jackson, the film Jungle Shuffle with Rob Schneider and Drake Bell as Louca the toucan, and the film Bling where he played the ring vendor, opposite Taylor Kitsch. Both movies are available through Redbox.

“Steve” has a LOT of things in store for you with his panels, and can’t wait to see all of you at Kitsune Kon!

 

JOHN ST. JOHN

Jon St. John is an American voice actor who started out as a radio DJ at the age of 14. One of the first voice actors in video games, Jon is best known as the voice behind the first famous FPS – DUKE NUKEM, and he is also heard on games such as: Guild Wars 2, DoTA2, Star Trek: Online, World of Warcraft, Counter-Strike, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Sonic Adventures, Rad Rodgers, This is the Police, and D&D Neverwinter, to name just a few.

Jon is often heard on national advertising campaigns for clients such as The Bud Light Party, Lipton Brisk Ice Tea, Ford Motor Co., Disney DVD’s, and Concert Tours such as Steely Dan, Beyoncé, Bill Maher, and many others. Jon has also provided various character voices for theme park attractions including LEGOLAND California, Dollywood in Tennessee, and Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo. An honored guest at gaming conventions around the world, Jon is one actor who really enjoys meeting his fans…so don’t be shy, step right up and shake his hand!

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COLLEEN O’SHAUGHNESSEY

Colleen O’Shaughnessey grew up in Troy, MI. From a very young age, she was fascinated with animation. She never missed Saturday morning cartoons, “The Muppet Show”, or the “Wonderful World of Disney” and often found herself giving “voices” to animals or babies. At age 12 she began performing in musical theatre productions and continued throughout high school. After a few seasons of summer stock and earning her B.F.A. degree in musical theatre from the University of Michigan, she headed to Los Angeles to pursue a career in voice over.

Colleen’s first, official voice over job was a Reporter Barbie book as the voice of Skipper. Shortly after Barbie, she booked her first animated series, “The Kids from Room 402”, followed by “Digimon” where she voiced the role of Sora. She continues to work in the industry voicing cartoon characters, commercials and video games, such as Wildstar, Hitman 5 & 6, Dishonored, Guild Wars 2, Tales of Symphonia, Metal Gear Solid IV, Final Fantasy XIII & XIII-2, Rogue Galaxy, and Alpha Protocol. Some of her favorite roles include Wasp on “Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”, Pickles on “Doc McStuffins”, Jazz on “Danny Phantom”, Jodi on “The Life & Times of Juniper Lee”, Suzy on “Zatch Bell”, Yoshi on “Digimon Data Squad”, Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck in “Bleach”, and Ino and Konohamaru on “Naruto”.

Colleen is very excited to be working on a brand new series “Sonic Boom”, playing the part of Tails. She can also be heard in the following features “Cars”, “Toy Story 3”, “Horton Hears a Who”, “Monsters University” & the mom in “Monsters University, Party Central short”, “Spirited Away”, “Ponyo” and Jono in “Axel: The Biggest Little Hero”.

Colleen currently resides in Los Angeles where she is the proud mama of two amazing kids who keep her laughing and singing, and give her lots of material for new characters on a daily basis.

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PAUL ST. PETER

Paul St. Peter is a voice actor from Los Angeles whose many anime’ and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing), DYNASTY WARRIORS I-IV (Yuan Shao), DIGIMON (KOKOMON), ZETMAN (Sugito), MAJIN (Majin), and RESIDENT EVIL 5 (Swahili Zombie). Paul has comical voices too, from COWBOY BEBOP (Punch) to DIGIMON WARRIORS (Wormmon). Among his other game, anime, and feature anime credits are GURREN LAGAAN (Jorgun), THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (Mondego), MONSTER (Dr. Reichwein), PAPRIKA (Konakawa), LUPIN III The Secret of Mamo (Mamo), DURARARA (Higa), X-COM (Dr. Heinrich), BATTLE B-DAMON (Armada), DIABLO III (Demented Spirit), and DEFIANCE (Burgess). He has recently wrapped work on MONSTER STRIKE (Death Panda), DRAKENGARD 3 (Michael the Dragon), JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURES (Dire/Jack The Ripper/Wamuu), NARUTO 7: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (Kurama), THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS (Armor Giant), ANJIN (Hirazawa), KILLER (Colonel Derick), and GODEATER II (various roles).

A versatile performer, Paul also sang for four seasons with the San Diego Opera Company, three seasons with The San Diego Civic Light Opera, and appeared in several productions at the Old Globe Theatre. In Los Angeles, Paul has acted on the stage at The Globe Playhouse, Richard Basehart Theatre, Palos Verdes Shakespeare on the Meadow, and has “gone on the road” with Nevada Shakespeare in the Park for eleven seasons.
As an instructor, he has taught speech, accents, dialects, phonetics, vocal production, and Shakespeare at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Cal State University Los Angeles, San Diego State University, Los Angeles Broadcasting School, The Windward School, and is a speech and acting coach for Native Voices at The Autry, a Native American theatre company, and The Rogue Artists, a hyper-Theatre Company.

Paul’s TV appearances include work on NCIS, LAST MAN STANDING, RINGER, TIM AND ERIC’S AWESOME SHOW, JESSIE, LEGIT (FX) and the hilarious KEY AND PEELE (Comedy Central).

 

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