Colossalcon Announces 2nd Round of Guests

Feb 25th 2010

Voice Actors J. Michael Tatum, Leah Clark, Cristina Vee, and Chris Cason attending

SANDUSKY, OH - February 25, 2010 - Colossalcon has announced their 2nd round of guests! J. Michael Tatum, Chris Cason, Cristina Vee, and Leah Clark will be attending Ohio's summer waterpark anime convention in Sandusky, OH. The standing list of guests includes: Wendy Powell, Todd Haberkorn, Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, and Chibi Jae!

ABOUT J. MICHAEL TATUM: Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, et al, this reclusive fanboy-turned-voice actor/writer/ADR director/flake extraordinaire spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be described as freefall before landing –mostly by accident—smack dab on the industry of his dreams. To this day, some believe the small crater made by the impact remains the source of his power. Discovered by Funimation warhorse and visionary ADR director Christopher Bevins, who cast him as Rikichi in 2005's Samurai 7, Tatum's inexplicable luck held long enough to see his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Otori in the hit English language dub of Ouran High School Host Club. Other characters the man still can't believe he's had the crazy good fortune to play include: Doumeki in xxxHOLiC, Jiro Mochizuki in Black Blood Brothers, Isaac Dian in Baccano! God Eneru in the new dub of One Piece, Komui Lee in D-Gray Man, Dororo in Sgt. Frog, and the titular loveable savage of Heroic Age…not to mention Lawrence in Spice and Wolf, and Scar in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. His vocal “stylings,” much to the chagrin of drama teachers everywhere, he's sure, have also been featured in Romeo X Juliet, Speed Grapher, Trinity Blood, Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Black Cat, Nabari no Ou, Ghost Hunt, School Rumble, The Tower of Druaga, Aquarion, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles, Shuffle!, Shigurui, Glass Fleet, Mushi-Shi, and the feature-length film Vexille, among many others. And as if being involved with so many awesome shows wasn't enough, in late 2007 the fluky so-and-so tempted fate by officially branching out into ADR directing and adaptive scriptwriting for Funimation as well. His ADR directing credits to date include Aquarion, Jyu-Oh-Sei, Romeo X Juliet, Big Windup!, and Rin, while his writing credits include substantial work on both Ouran High School Host Club, Heroic Age and Blassreiter. He is currently burning the midnight oil on a number of exciting projects due for release later this year. And before you ask, the “J” stands for… Well, it stands for whatever you'd like it to.

ABOUT LEAH CLARK: Leah is known for her voice roles as Nodoka Miyazaki in Negima, Eri Sawachika in School Rumble, Maru in xxxHOLiC, Suzuka Asahina in Suzuka, Blair in Soul Eater, Nora in Spice and Wolf, Kako in Peach Girl, and more! She has also worked as an ADR Director on Case Closed, Sasami: Magical Girls Club, and has also done script work Suzuka and more!

ABOUT CRISTINA VEE: Cristina is known for her work as Nanoha in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Noel Vermillion/ v-13 in BlazBlue, Haruhi Suzumiya in The Adventures of the ASOS Brigade and she's also Johnny Yong Bosch's AnimeTV co-host! She has been in anime such as Rozen Maiden - Träumend as Kanaria, AIKa R-16: Virgin Mission as AIKa Sumeragi, The Familiar of Zero as Louise, Haré+Guu as Rachel, Kannazuki no Miko as Misaki, Tweeny Witches as Melissa, and several other titles and video games. This will be Cristina's 2nd Colossalcon in a row!

ABOUT CHRIS CASON: For over ten years, Chris Cason has participated in almost every facet of anime production. He has been associated with numerous projects (exclusively for FUNimation Entertainment) in a voice acting, ADR directing, or scriptwriting capacity. Some of Chris's voice credits include: “Gluttony” in Fullmetal Alchemist, “Tien Shinhan” and “Mr. Popo” in Dragon Ball Z “Jack the Ripper” and “Watson” in Soul Eater, “Boo” and “Whitey” in Shin-chan, “Miyamoto” and “M1” in Yū Yū Hakusho, “Chamo” in Negima, “Hanai” in School Rumble, and “Babbit” in Kodocha. He can also be heard in: Case Closed, Gunslinger Girl, Basilisk, Ouran High School Host Club, Suzuka, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, Black Cat, Darker than Black, Bamboo Blade, Kaze no Stigma, Aquarion, One Piece, D.Gray-man, Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, and Sgt. Frog. Some of his ADR directing and assistant ADR directing credits include: DBZ Uncut, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball GT, Yū Yū Hakusho, Negima, Kodocha, Galaxy Railways, Baki the Grappler, School Rumble, Hell Girl, Kaze no Stigma, and Bamboo Blade. He has also had the opportunity to be a part of many popular video games. His two favorites were: voicing random ghouls and specters for Ghostbusters: The Video Game, and as one of the contributing guitarists in Guitar Hero 3.

ABOUT COLOSSALCON: Colossalcon is an anime convention this June 3-6, 2010, in Sandusky, OH at the Convention Center of the Kalahari Waterpark Resort. Colossalcon is hosting many creative new event ideas this year that are guaranteed to make for a fun-filled weekend!

More information can be found at their website, http://www.colossalcon.com


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