Yoi Con Ohio

Guests

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

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres can usually be found rockin’ out somewhere, whether animated or not. From the loud-mouthed Hideki in Nerima Daikon Brothers, to Koyuki, singing with the the band in Beck:Mongolian Chop Squad, he’s always glad to shake things up a bit. He is thrilled to be able to add the roles of Uesugi Kenshin in Sengoku Basara, Seikechi Tayama in Oh Edo Rocket, and Abe in Big Windup to his list of new roles. He can also be head as Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories , Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Negi Springfield in Negima, Heihachi in Samurai 7, Jr. in Xenosaga:The Animation, Tsujido in Speed Grapher, Roan in Ragnorok The Animation, Yamazaki in Welcome to the NHK, Nowy in Glass Fleet, Gau Ban in Shadow Skill, Pope Alessandro XVIII in Trinity Blood, and a bunch of other titles he’ll probably forget to mention. FUNimation recently announced Greg as Nagisa in Free!

When he’s not in a booth with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones of another variety behind “the decks”. A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, Greg has really enjoyed the opportunity of doing something else that he truly loves at conventions. From packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage of The Knitting Factory (NYC), Greg never misses an opportunity to share his love of music with anyone who will listen.

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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