Voice Actor Aaron Dismuke
Aaron Dismuke is an American voice actor, adaptive writer and director who works primarily with Funimation
Entertainment. He got his start voice acting at age 9, as Hiro Sohma in Fruits Basket, moving on to voice Alphonse
Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist by age 12. Since then, he’s voiced various roles including Leonardo Watch in Blood
Blockade Battlefront, Van Fanel in Escaflowne (2016 version), Oscar in RWBY, Reinhard in Legend of the Galactic
Heroes, Yo Takami in Deadman Wonderland, Twelve in Terror in Residence, Arslan in The Heroic Legend of Arslan,
and Lucifer in Devil is a Part Timer. He worked as assistant director for Ninja Slayer and Fairy Tail, and director for
Shomin Sample and Nanbaka. He’s part of the ADR writing teams that adapted scripts for Fairy Tail, Nanbaka, Tokyo
Ghoul, and Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory.
Voice Actor John Swasey
John started down the road of anime in 1997, when he landed his first role in Golden Boy at ADV Films. Since then, John has gone on to voice hundreds shows and characters with Sentai Films, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, ADV Films, Switchblade Films, Okratron 5000, Gearbox, Seraphim Digital and Illumitoons. John’s wife once quipped that there are certain actors who might be the “Brad Pitt” of anime but John is the “Kevin Bacon” of anime.
Being a character actor has allowed John the freedom to voice bazillions of characters such as All for One in My Hero Academia, Kumatetsu, The Beast in The Boy and the Beast, Bols in Akame Ga Kill, Undertaker in Black Butler, Salvador in Borderlands II (VG), Gendo in Evangelion, Lord Death in Soul Eater, Hohenheim in Fullmetal Alchemist, Sir Crocodile in One Piece, Dodoria in DBZ Kai, Hades in Fairy Tale, Zachary in Attack on Titan, Aramaki in Ghost in the Shell, Jinnouchi in Summer Wars, and El Rey in Nomad of Nowhere, as well as roles in numerous live action films including the ever popular spoof Lake Texarkana Gamera.
In 2004, John jumped to the other side of the “mic” to direct tons of shows. Some he has recently directed include Domestic Girlfriend, BangDream, Revue Starlight, Senryu Girl, and Doreiku.
In addition to anime, John has acted in hundreds of radio and tv commercials and several films including the cult fav…Dazed and Confused.
Actor Don Yesso
Don Yesso is an American actor known for his role in the 1993 cult classic Disney film ‘Hocus Pocus” as the iconic “Mortal Bus Boy”’. Don attended Louisiana State University and worked as a high school football trainer in Louisiana. Once he met Director Hugh Wilson at the Los Angeles Airport there, they became friends. After this, Wilson offered him a role in the tv series "Frank's Place." From there, his career started in the entertainment field. He worked in many films, TV, and web series. Yesso worked in comedy movies like Hero by Dustin Hoffman. He appeared in films like "Heaven's Prisoners," "Blast from the Past," "Big Fat Liar," "I love you Phillip Morris," "Bullet to the head," "Bad Country." He was also part of the tv series True Detective as well as the recent horror film "Jeepers Creepers 3".
Comic Artist Matt Frank
Since 2011, Matt Frank has been known in both Japan and America as the "Kaiju King," becoming the fan-favorite artist for all things giant and monstrous! Although he had been drawing since he was very young, Matt became a true professional artist somewhere between 2005 and 2008. His first official foray into the Godzilla franchise was as a cover artist for Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters for IDW Publishing, and he continued to make covers for Godzilla: History's Greatest Monster in 2012. By 2013, he headlined the 25 issue series, Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, the longest running Godzilla comic ever published, as a story co-developer, cover artist, and lead interior artist, and the series became an instant classic among fans. Though Godzilla will always be his first love, Matt is also an accomplished Transformers artist, beginning with The Beast Wars Sourcebook as a character illustrator, and also providing interiors for Transformers Animated: The Rise of Safeguard, Transformers Spotlight: Trailcutter, Mars Attacks the Transformers, and numerous titles for both IDW and Fun Publications. Matt even created 4 new Transformers characters, the Raptoricons, for the Official Transformers Collector's Club in 2016.
Author Nancy Collins
Nancy A. Collins is a professional novelist and comic book creator, best known for the female punk vampire /vampire slayer Sonja Blue and for being one of the founding pioneers of the Urban Fantasy genre. She has published over twenty-five novels and collections since 1989 and is the first woman to have written Swamp Thing for DC Comics, as well as the first woman to have written for the Vampirella and Army of Darkness comic franchises. She is a recipient of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award, The British Fantasy Award, and the International Horror Guild Award, as well as a nominee for the World Fantasy Award, the John W. Campbell Award, the James Tiptree Award, and the comics industry’s Eisner Award. She is currently working on a comics miniseries based on the Bladerunner: Black Lotus anime series. Originally born and raised in Arkansas, with stopovers in Memphis, New Orleans, New York, and Atlanta, Ms. Collins first attended Aggiecon in 1977, when she was 17 years old. She currently resides in Macon, Georgia with a cat that won’t stop walking across her lap.
Cosplayer Madison Murrah
Madison Murrah (Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of ‘19) is a cosplayer, actor, and costume designer based in Austin, TX. She has been cosplaying for 8 years, during which she has developed her skills in sewing, painting, and foamsmithing. She stars alongside her friends and fellow theatre artists in the Dungeons & Dragons actual play podcast “Dang, Another Dungeon?!” Her theatrical costuming work can be seen in productions at Austin’s The VORTEX Repertory Company. She also owns a t-shirt shop featuring designs inspired by YA literature, called Madison’s Cool Shirts for Weird Kids. She has performed as an actor in the sci-fi short film “Devexity” (Screen ATX 2022’s Best Texas Film) and onstage in theaters across Texas and all the way to New York City - “A Place for Us” (The Chain Theatre NYC), “The Blood Orange” (Off-Off-Broadway). Instagram: @madisonmurrah TikTok: @madison_murrah YouTube: Madison Murrah