Guests

Come meet some fantastic guests. Autographs with our amazing guests are always free at our events, although they may be limited to only the first few people or only an item per person, as we try to do our best to accommodate our guests. Stop by to meet some incredible voice actors, musicians, industry members, and more.

Marissa Lenti

Marissa Lenti

“Marissa Lenti is a voice actress who you can hear in anime roles like Cocotte in Dragon Ball Super, Libra in Fairy Tail, Gray Wolf in Kemono Friends, Momoko Hyakushiki & Kuu in NANBAKA, Chiaki Hoshinomori in Gamers!, Mistress Sadie in One Piece, Ilse Langnar in Attack on Titan: Junior High, Saeko Nogami in City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes, and Alicia Florence in Aria the Animation, among others! She’s also appeared in many video games, like as the playable character Moze in the newly released Borderlands 3, as well as Brawl Stars, SMITE, Yandere Simulator, Huniepop 2, A Hat In Time, My Tamagotchi Forever, and more.

When she’s not acting, she’s casting & directing for Sound Cadence Studios, with some of her recent projects being directing the English dubs of the anime Kemono Friends, B’t X, This Boy Is A Professional Wizard, and This Boy Suffers From Crystallization, as well as casting for Rooster Teeth’s RWBY, gen:LOCK, Red vs Blue, Nomad of Nowhere, and Camp Camp. She’s also an ADR Writer, providing the scripts for Kemono Friends, Bloom Into You, Tada Never Falls In Love, City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes, and Love Stage!!! to name a few. To learn more about Marissa, check out her website at www.MarissaLenti.com or follow her on Twitter or Instagram (@MarissaLenti)!”

Wendy Powell

Wendy Powell

Texas-based actor Wendy Powell absolutely loves what she does, performing in all forms of media: film, television, radio, narration, and video games. But where her character-creating skills truly come to life is in anime! Mirroring the shapeshifting abilities of her iconic Fullmetal Alchemist role Envy, she changes her voice into anything and everything imaginable, including quirky robots, mysterious omnipotent aliens, little old fox ladies, wispy exorcists, and everyday human beings. Wendy attended Texas Christian University, majoring in Theater. She’s also an alumna of the Disney College Program, studying editing on The Rocketeer and The Rescuers Down Under. After graduating in 1993, she’s worked steadily as a professional actress ever since.

In 2000, Wendy first began working with Funimation as Amick Hendar in Blue Gender, and from there she just kept on going! Her most well-known roles include Ilena in Claymoire, Mukuro in Yuyu Hakusho, Miss Merry Christmas in One Piece, and as a “guest star” Popuko in Pop Team Epic! Of course, Wendy’s vocal transformations can be heard in so much more, including My Hero Academia, Overlord, Space Dandy, Fruits Basket, Case Closed, D. Gray Man, Fairy Tail, Sengoku Basara, Prince Adventures, Sgt. Frog, and… well, how much time do you have, because at over 120 titles, this list could go on for a while…

Wendy has also performed in videogames such as The Gunstringer, Bloodrayne 2, Spikeout: Battlestreet, and as the enigmatic “Watcher” in Borderlands: The Pre Sequel. She confesses that, while she plays characters in videogames… she’s kind of bad at actually playing videogames. (^_^;)

Wendy’s passion for acting is matched only by her passion for teaching. For over a decade, she has taught middle school theatre, grateful for the opportunity to educate and encourage young actors. She also loves meeting people at conventions, which lets her share her love of acting in person. When not behind the mic or in front of the classroom, Wendy enjoys the outdoors, reading nonfiction, and floral design. She lives in Dallas with her husband, her seven-year-old son, and a menagerie of animal companions: a black Labrador, a white German Shepherd, a bearded dragon, a leopard gecko, and a turtle (named Crusher).

Heather Walker

Heather Walker

Heather Walker loves the freaks, the geeks, and the oddballs. From birds and giant rats, to tortured mystical children and sexy nurses, she has played a wide variety of roles in her time as a voice actress. Whether she is screaming her head off for an entire scene or being innocently naughty, Heather loves extreme characters. Some of her roles include Hiruko from Shangri-La, Aki from Maken-Ki, the misunderstood villain Mary Hughes in Fairy Tail Rina in King’s Game, “Wise King of the Forest” Hamsuke in Overlord and Zoe, the revolutionary girl, in the audio play Chimpanzee. She studied creative writing at the University of North Texas and besides voice acting, Heather is a writer, poet, birdwatcher, and environmentalist. So not only does she love voicing animals, she loves protecting them too.

Past Guests | Guests 2015 | Guests 2014 | Guests 2013 | Guests 2012 | Guests 2011

Guest appearances are subject to change as circumstances and events change. Some guests may get conflicting film shooting dates or may have travel difficulties.


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