Guests

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Featured Guests

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

Voted “Most Likely To Be Someone Else” by his high school classmates, Maurice LaMarche has been doing character voices and impressions since his childhood. He started actually getting paid for it at the tender age of 19, when he began performing standup comedy at Toronto’s "Yuk Yuk’s" comedy club, launching his career at the same time as longtime friends Howie Mandel and Jim Carrey. After moving to Los Angeles in 1980, Maurice began a ten-year stint in standup touring as the opening act for such performers as Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin, Kool & The Gang, and The Temptations/The Four Tops Tour. In 1985, Maurice began a second career in the wonderful world of animation voiceovers, finding himself cast as "Chief Quimby" in "Inspector Gadget", and "Egon Spengler" in "The Real Ghostbusters" in rapid succession. The work has kept coming ever since; he has performed on over one hundred animated series, and has been Emmy-nominated three times (once in Daytime, twice in Primetime) for his voice acting: First, in 1990, for the primetime politically satirical puppet show “D.C. Follies”, starring Fred Willard; then again in 1999 for playing "The Brain" in "Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky & The Brain" (he won ASIFA- Hollywood’s Annie Award later that year for playing the megalomaniacal mouse), and his past year, he was again nominated, and this time, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in Matt Groening’s "Futurama", where he plays more than seventy regular, frequently-recurring, and one-off characters, including "Morbo The Newscaster", "Calculon", "The Donbot", "Clamps", "Hedonismbot", and, Zapp Brannigan’s long-suffering First Officer, "Kif Kroker".

Maurice is also often heard in the commercial world as the voice of Toucan Sam (spokesbird of Kellogg’s Froot Loops cereal, a part he’s played since 1987), and he is especially proud to have been chosen, beginning in the summer of 2009, to be the current signature Voice of Lexus.

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen

The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those committed to their craft that combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed. Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break apart from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best. “I’m getting paid to do what got me in trouble in the 7th grade,” jests Rob Paulsen, who is one of the most popular voices in animation and won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and the Brain (WB). Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to the most formidable competition ever – fellow nominees Louis Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dom DeLuise, and Jeffrey Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty five years of full time employment in this business,” he admits. Interestingly, in those twenty five years, Rob now has the unique opportunity to have gone full circle with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series; having voiced Raphael in the original show, he is now voicing Donatello in Nickelodeon’s much anticipated TMNT.

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Rob “loved cartoons like most kids ”and aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, I learned pretty quickly that I had neither the talent, temperament nor dental insurance to pursue a career as a pro hockey player”. Ironically, acting was something to “fall back on” and Rob has voiced beloved characters in several iconic animated series: Yakko Warner in Animaniacs and Carl Wheezer in Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, but may be best known to animation fans the world over as the voice of the boisterous and energetic laboratory mouse Pinky in two hit series Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and The Brain and Pinky, Elmyra, and The Brain for Warner Brothers. “It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a gangling mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides… where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!’, ‘Narf!’, ‘Poit!’, ‘Splonk!’, and ‘Zort!’ are allowed?”

With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Dr. Scratch‘N’Sniff and Pinky in the Peabody and the two-time Emmy award-winning series, Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs also for Warner Brothers. Currently, he can be heard as Peck in Back at the Barnyard, Birdbrain in T.U.F.F. Puppy, Jack Fenton in Danny Phantom and various characters, including Mark Chang in Fairly Odd Parents, all on Nickelodeon, as well as a number of Disney projects including The Little Mermaid III; Ariel’s Beginning, Jacques and the Grand Duke in Cinderella and the role of Bobble in the Tinkerbell DVD series. For young fans of Play House Disney, Rob provides the voices of Al in Can you teach my Alligator Manners? and Ze Fronk in Tasty Time with Ze Fronk and Toodles in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlock. His television acting credits include guest starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 of them including the voice of Mr. Opportunity on behalf of Honda automobiles from 2004 thru 2010. Rob is also the host of a successful podcast, Talkin' Toons, available at www.robpaulsenlive.com and iTunes.

Realizing how fortunate he is and passionate about giving back, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly Operation Smile, The Wounded Warriors Project and cancer and Muscular Dystrophy research.

A certified “gearhead”, Rob is also passionate about sports cars and motorcycles in addition to being an avid golfer. He also still laces up the ole skates every now and then to scratch that hockey itch. Rob spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, son Ash and two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.

Beat Down Boogie

Beat Down Boogie

Beat Down Boogie is best known for their popular web series Mario Warfare.  It's a military action parody of the Mario Brothers universe.   BDB's other popular series is Modern War Gear Solid, a parody teaming up Snake from the Metal Gear Solid franchise and Ghost from the COD: Modern Warfare games.  They are an odd couple who bicker and argue on their way to stopping a dangerous mech-piloting villain.  Besides action comedy videos, BDB is known for their convention coverage.  Their convention videos focus not just on the art and creativity of costumes, but capture the unique vibe of each convention with beautiful cinematography and groovy music.  Currently Beat Down Boogie's YouTube channel has over 40 million views and 275,000 subscribers.

Chris Cason

Chris Cason

Mr. Popo and Tien Shinhan in "Dragonball Z", Holy Roman Empire in "Hetalia", Gluttony in "Fullmetal Alchemist", Face McShooty and Mal in "Borderlands 2", Jack the Ripper in "Soul Eater", Miyamoto and M1 in "Yu Yu Hakusho", Taruru in "Sgt. Frog", Boo and Whitey in "Shin Chan", Hanai in "School Rumble", Ukyo in "Ouran High School Host Club", Chamo in "Negima", Babbit in "Kodocha", Siegfried in "Kenichi", and Hanbei in "Sengoku Basara" represent some of Chris's favorite and best known roles.

You may have also heard him in: Case Closed, Gunslinger Girl, Basilisk, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, Black Cat, Darker Than Black, Bamboo Blade, Kaze no Stigma, Aquarion, One Piece, Big Windup!, D. Gray-Man, Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, RIN, Speed Grapher, Oh! Edo Rocket, Summer Wars, Initial D, Deadman Wonderland, Michiko & Hatchin, and Fairy Tail.

As an ADR Director, Chris has had the pleasure of casting/directing/asst. directing such titles as: Dragonball Z Uncut, Dragonball, Dragonball GT, Yu Yu Hakusho, Negima, Kodocha, Galaxy Railways, Baki the Grappler, School Rumble, Hell Girl, Kaze no Stigma, Bamboo Blade, Birdy the Mighty: Decode, Initial D, and Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations.

He has also had the opportunity to be a part of many popular video games.  Some of his favorites were: voicing random ghouls and specters for Ghostbusters: The Video Game, as a contributing guitarist in Guitar Hero 3, and as Mega Man in Street Fighter X Tekken.

For additional information, visit “Chris Cason’s Anime Chuckle Hut” on Facebook and @Casonworld on Twitter.

Danielle McRae

Danielle McRae

"Danielle McRae is a voice over actress residing in Los Angeles, California. Being a huge fan of video games and anime, her passion has led her to pursue a voice acting career in the industry.

Some of her most notable credits have been in League of Legends as Karma the Enlightened One, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm as Hagara the Stormbinder, and “Painwheel” in the Popular 2D fighting game, Skullgirls!

Danielle can also be heard in Sword Art Online, Planetside 2, Heroesof Newerth, StarCraft Universe, Battle High 2, Dragon Nest, Just Dance for Kids 2014 and many more!"

Doug Walker (That Guy With The Glasses)

Doug Walker (That Guy With The Glasses)

Doug Walker, from ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com is best known for his character The Nostalgia Critic, who reviews bad movies and TV shows from childhood. He also plays the roles of That Guy with the Glasses, who answers the weirdest questions fans can come up with, Chester A. Bum, the hyper active bum who loves every movie ever made, and Dominic, a bar tender who has talked with the video game world's biggest stars. He's also noted for having a long standing "rivalry" with The Angry Video Game Nerd.  His online shows average one to two hundred thousand viewers a week. His fans include the late Roger Ebert, Mike Nelson, Mara Wilson, Dante Basco, Paul Dini, Greg Sestero, and the creators of Animaniacs. He's appeared on PBS, Entrepreneur Magazine, New York Times, 20/20, Rifftrax, and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year at the 4th Annual Mashable Awards in 2010.  His image even appeared in the anime Zettai Karen Children.  He's more than a God, but less than a man…or is it the other way around?  Either way, he’s here to entertain!  He is also joined by his co-writer, co-actor, and co-brother, Rob.  Rob has appeared along side Doug in the shows Sibling Rivalry, Nostalgia Critic, and several Vlogs about Avata, Korra, and Adventure Time.  They are ready to meet, greet, and eat (seriously we love donuts, bring us donuts...NICE ones).

Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson has been a game designer in the tabletop industry for 15 years, getting his start working on the 7th Sea and Spycraft RPGs for Alderac Entertainment Group. He is best known, however, for his board game design work at Fantasy Flight Games, having designed Descent: Journeys in the Dark, Arkham Horror (with Richard Launius), Android, Sid Meier's Civilization: the Board Game, and many others. In October 2012, Kevin left Fantasy Flight Games to pursue a freelance career, and should soon have a number of new games appearing on game store shelves.

Lauren Landa

Lauren Landa

Lauren Landa is back for ConnectiCon 2014!!!

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Lauren first began acting at the age of 11 in the stage production of Annie, and continued with shows including; Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, Comic Potential. As well as being Assistant Director for stage productions such as:Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, Batboy the Musical, as well as the Greek comedy, Lysistrata.

Within that world behind the Mic: she is most known for roles such as the ninja beauty, Kasumi in “Dead or Alive 5, The sexy Litchi Faye Ling in the popular fighting games “BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger” as well as the sequels “BlazBlue: Continuum Shift”, and “Continuum Shift Extend”, "Chrono Phantasma", The badass Kyoko Sakura in “Madoka Magica”, The enthusiastic Yan Leixia in “Soul Calibur V”, the deadly Little Queen in “Tales of Graces”, The valley girl racer in pink, Boiboi in “REDLINE”, The adorable zombie Squigly in "Skullgirls", Kind hearted Leia in "Tales of Xillia", the innocent Chubo Sonken in "Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians and most recently, The quiet and even more badass Annie Leonhardt in the hit Anime series "Attack on Titan"!

She has had several roles in anime and video games such as: Leeza, (Blazing Souls Accelate), Arf and Chrono Harlaown (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha/ A’s), Kirche Van Zerbst, (Familiar Of Zero) Aegil, Cotton, Sasha (Rondo of Swords), Lila (Summon Night Twin Age), Rina (Luminous Arc 2), Yoko (Sakichi Satô’s Tokyo Zombie) Sy-Fy channel’s anime addition (Monster) and more!

 

LittleKuriboh (Martin Billany)

LittleKuriboh (Martin Billany)

Martin has been making internet based parody videos since 2006. His most popular works to date are Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged, the original abridged series, and Naruto The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show.

Since then he's recently been making strides into the professional voice-over world, having been cast in such projects as Heroes of Newerth and K-On: The Movie, with more projects on the horizon.

Originally from England, Martin has wormed his way into the Los Angeles acting scene and (despite the beard) is remarkably approachable. Just don't ask him where his new episode is.

Marble Hornets

Marble Hornets

Marble Hornets (youtube.com/MarbleHornets) was created by Troy Wagner and Joseph DeLage during the particularly boring summer of 2009. Based on an idea spawned on the SomethingAwful.com forums, the series has overcome a near complete lack of budget through the use of a first person narrative that helps create an atmosphere that portrays a sense of fear from both the seen and unseen. This limited perspective and cryptic responses from the ever-present “totheark” has helped provoke discussion on many message boards across the internet and helped to boost what started as a pastime into a channel boasting over 360,000 total subscribers and over 70 million total upload views with minimal self-promotion. With this overwhelming show of support from its fans, the series now has its first two seasons available on DVD. The series was also an official honoree at the 15th annual Webby Awards in 2011.
Troy acts as co-creator, director, and editor of Marble Hornets, as well as playing Jay, the “narrator” of the series. He has also been working for multiple production companies on various commercial and narrative film projects in the Birmingham, AL area since 2005. In December of 2011, Troy graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Production and a minor in Theatre.

Joseph, in stark contrast with Troy, had absolutely no experience in film in any shape, way, or form prior to his involvement in Marble Hornets. In addition to being a co-creator of the series, Joseph also plays Alex, whose tapes first captured images of The Operator. While he started out as a trumpet performance major at the University of Alabama, he has since switched to a media production major.

After meeting Troy Wagner through a mutual friend in late 2008 and bonding over a mutual love of offbeat humor and Monkey Island adventure games, Tim Sutton eventually became Troy’s “Hey, do you want to be in my videos?” guy. Having become a fan favorite, Timothy has been promoted from just a pretty face to a full-fledged writer for the series. He recently graduated from the University of Alabama as a film production major .

If you enjoy their work on Marble Hornets, perhaps you would enjoy something completely different. Between seasons and sometimes when they just feel like it, Troy, Joseph, and Tim will make a silly video and post it on their alternate channel, troyhasacamera on YouTube.

A Marble Hornets feature film is heading to the big screen in 2014.

Super Art Fight!

Super Art Fight!

Hang onto your butts! The Greatest Live Art Competition in the Known Universe is stomping it's way back up north for another year of creative craziness and insanity, as only they can deliver.  See for yourself the live event that's grown into a national favorite, breaking fire codes in rooms filled with excited audiences as their troupe of ridiculous artists battle for your love and affection! Cheer until your throat is sore, clap until your hands sting, and be ready for the time of your life. Equal parts live art, pro-wrestling and improv, there is truly no other event like it today.  For more details, check out their website SuperArtFight.com.

TeamFourStar

TeamFourStar

Nick Landis:
After being forged in Asgard, Nick "Lanipator" Landis was deemed too powerful to be contained! Thus, he was banished to Earth, where he became an Actor/Entertainer destined to make people laugh and fill them with joy. From an early age he honed his vocal skill and acting prowess through many a lesson and play.

He would go on to be better known as one of the co-creators co-writers and co-stars of Team Four Star's Dragon Ball Z Abridged (In which he plays Vegeta, Piccolo, Krillin, Shenron, Mr.Popo and others). He's also lent his vocal talents to MOBA-game Heroes of Newerth. Nick shall continue to refine himself and his craft until he is deemed once again worthy of returning to Asgard under the banner of Lanipathor!

Scott Frerichs:
American playboy, industrialist, editor, and thousandaire playboy Scott “KaiserNeko” Frerichs took the internet anime parody landscape by storm in the late 2000s with the premiere of TeamFourStar. After being kidnapped by a group of foreign and domestic terrorists (Curtis Arnott and Nick Landis respectfully) he was forced to develop the project in a cave, with a box of scraps.

Over the years, however, he has advanced the production to greater heights than any of them imagined. Besides being a co-founder, co-writer, and editor, he provides the voices for King Kai, Trunks, Burter, Korin, Yajirobe, Garlic Jr., Zarbon, and various side characters in DBZ Abridged. He's also provided voices for indie videogame projects and the professional MOBA-game Heroes of Newerth.

Anthony Sardinha:
Anthony "Antfish" Sardinha is a Toronto based Voice Over Artist and Editor. Ant started doing internet voice acting in 2007 and have began going professionally since 2010, providing his voice for various animations (Totally Spies, TOME, hitrecord), video games (The Journey Down, Stick It to The Man, Heroes of Newerth), radio commercials, corporate promos and films.
Not only the creator of "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Abridged", Ant is also a member of the increasingly popular web series group, "TeamFourStar", providing his voice to many different characters in their series. Captain Ginyu, Dadoria, Sauza, Nikki, Bojack and various others in "Dragonball Z Abridged", The Dandyman in "Hellsing Abridged" and Keith Shardis in "Attack on Titan Abridged".
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