Yoi Con Ohio

Guests

Yoi-Con is excited to welcome several awesome convention guests for this year!

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres has been blasting his way into 2019! He was thrilled to make his second appearance in the DragonBall universe in DragonBall Super as Frost, and equally excited blasting bugs as Geo in Sony Picture’s Starship Troopers : Traitor of Mars. Some other recent roles include Jiro in Concrete Revolutio, Sho Utsumi in SSSSGridman, Ryuuou Edogawa in Doreiku, Koji Koda in My Hero Academia, Yabase in the upcoming dub of Hitorijime My Hero, and even makes an appearance as Popuko in Pop Team Epic. He was also given the opportunity to reprise one of his favorite roles as Son Goku in Saiyuki Reload Blast. With over 290 credits to his name, he has managed to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. Some recent roles include Nagisa Haruki in Free, and Free Eternal Summer, MonoKuma in Danganronpa, Clear in Dramatical Murder, and Doug in Gangsta, Yu Nishinoya in Haikyu, Zenji Marui in Food Wars, Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and Kouichi Sakakibara in Another. Some of his all-time favorite roles include Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Youhei Sunohara in Clannad, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Tomoki Sakurai in Heaven’s Lost Property, and Negi Springfield in Negima.When he’s not in a booth with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones behind “the decks” at many a music event. A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, he has jumped at the opportunity to play music and organize late night dances at many of the conventions he attends. Greg is also a member of Project BECK, who perform music from the anime Beck Mongolian Chop Squad, and has had a blast reliving the music from that show with his friends. Thrilled to be able to share his love of music with anyone willing to listen –from packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage ofThe Knitting Factory (NYC), he’s always ready to make a little noise.

Caitlynn French

Caitlynn French

Ring the bell! Coming to the booth, from Wichita, Kansas, weighing in at (an undisclosed weight, probably less than your figma collection) pounds, It’s Caitlynn French! Caitlynn is new to the scene, having debuted in 2012 as Qumola from Book of Bantorra. She’s ran the ropes and trained hard to conquer roles such as Hana Isuzu (Girls Und Panzer), Matsurika Shinouji (Maria-Holic, Maria-Holic Alive), Mei Tachibana (Say “I love you”), and Miyu Edelfelt (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya). She has recently come back from her most rewarding role yet, as Ai Astin (Sunday Without God), proving that she has the true makings of a champion voice actor. Caitlynn recuperates from her time in the booth by playing video games, and watching professional wrestling. She goes through grueling vocal conditioning playing tabletop roleplaying games, and is a frequent guest on the Shrinetime Podcast. Catch more of this rising star on facebook, and twitter, and watch as Caitlynn grabs the VO world by the ears and gives it something it won’t soon forget.

V is for Villains

V is for Villains

V is for Villains is a new breed of entertainment. Mixing the visual styles of Steampunk, Carnival and Noir, with the musical taste of Nine Inch Nails, Prodigy, and your favorite film score; V is for Villains will take you on a journey through the imagination that your mother couldn’t prepare you for. Most groups often say that they intend for “world domination”… V is for Villains might actually mean it…

Michael Perge

Michael Perge

Creator of Did You Know Anime, Michael Perge has been running websites and producing content in the anime community since 2010. Reviewing, Podcasting, Directing, Abridging, you name it he’s probably done it. A lover of all things Japanese, he has a soft spot for Space Western anime and Horror Manga. Did you know? We’re the general trivia show on all things anime! Created by Michael Perge, “Did You Know Anime?” provides fun and interesting facts about various titles ranging from contemporary favorites to timeless classics with the help of talented personalities from all corners of the anime-viewing community.

Samurai Dan and Jillian

Samurai Dan and Jillian

The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history.

With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both large and small.

Beyond their martial skills, the dynamic duo collaborated to write, direct, host, and star in a 12 episode TV series entitled, “The Way of The Samurai.”

Daniel is also an author, with several martial art articles published, and is currently working on his second full-length novel.

Derek Stephen Prince

Derek Stephen Prince

Derek Stephen Prince (aka “Steve” Prince) has been in the voiceover industry for 23 years. He has won audiences over with his many roles, including Digimon Emperor and Veemon from Season 2 of Digimon; Vexen from Kingdom Hearts; Keitaro Urashima from Love Hina; Uryu Ishida from Bleach; and Shino Aburame from Naruto and Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals. Catch him in his 3 panels- personal panel where YOU (the audience member) can win a one-on-one session with him; 18+ Q & A, and How to Make Voices for Voiceovers.

Wreck The System

Wreck The System

Wreck The System came out of a collaboration between LadyJ, Cam3 and DJ Mutiny. Osiris Green and Twill Distilled were inspired by the set and joined the group soon after. Since then, Wreck The System has released 2 EPs, 10 singles, and performed at some of the largest geek festivals in the MidWest/on the East Coast. They are also currently working on their first full studio album WRECKfest, which is scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2017.

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