Cathy Weseluck To Appear At Matsuricon 2012

Apr 27th 2012
Columbus, OH (April 27, 2012) - Voice Actress Cathy Weseluck, known by My Little Pony fans as the voice of Spike the Dragon, is scheduled to appear at Matsuricon 2012 in Columbus Ohio. This is her first US Anime Convention appearance in over 10 years.

Internationally known, award-winning voice-over actor Cathy Weseluck's acting/production career extends over a wide range of areas. In addition to her continued success as a voice-over performer, Cathy's noted accomplishments also include her work as a TV actor, instructor, consultant, guest speaker, casting director/director, associate producer, writer, composer, performer and photographer. After having won several leadership and music awards for composition and music performance in her early years in Ontario, Cathy went on to complete her Honours Music Degree/Sociology minor at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. Through the University's Practicum Program with CBC in Toronto, Cathy worked as an editor, production assistant, writer/researcher, interviewer, stage-director, director and assistant producer for the CBC's Radio Music Department and following this, was awarded the position of Associate Producer for CBC Radio Two's internationally acclaimed “DiscDrive” in Vancouver, BC as part of the original team.

In 1988, with the encouragement of CBC Radio Host JurgenGothe, Cathy launched her voice-over career, first with radio and TV commercials (“Safeway,” “McDonalds,” “Red Robin”…) and later, went on to master the voice-over world of animation, narration, ADR, the gaming industry, looping and other specialty voice-over projects. Her most recent commercials include “BC Hydro,” “Staples,” “Telus,” “Disney,” “Subaru,” “Mattel” and “7-11.”Best known for her starring roles as ‘Spike’ (and the Mayor) in “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,” ‘Cybersix’ (and ‘Adrian’) in the award-winning TMS/N.O.A. series “Cybersix,” ‘Dennis’, the wide-eyed naïve little boy in the hit Disney comedy series “Kid Vs Kat,” ‘Near’ in “Death Note,” ‘Young Trunks’ in “Dragon Ball Z,” ‘Dorothy Catalonia’ in “Gundam Wing,” and as ‘Shampoo’ in “Ranma ½,” Cathy has performed thousands of voices in hundreds of productions. She is also well-known for the evil villainess ‘Ravess’ in the action show “Storm Hawks” as well as ‘Penny’ and ‘Mayor Aria’ in the adventure series “Rollbots,” and the quirky and curious little Twillerbee ‘Janessa’ in Barbie's “Thumbelina.”

Fellow voice actors Todd Haberkorn, Christopher Sabat, Tony Oliver, Chris Cason, Micah Solusod, along with artists Ayu Sakata, Joe Kovell, Alex Kolesar, James Hatton, producer Kevin McKeever, internet video personality Doug Walker, and samurai expert Dan Coglan are scheduled to appear at this year's event. Matsuricon 2012 will be held August 24 -26, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Columbus, Ohio.

About Matsuricon: Matsuricon is an annual Japanese pop-culture event that focuses primarily on Japanese animation (known as “anime”), manga (Japanese graphic novels), and video games. We also showcase both American and Japanese popular culture, due to the natural overlap of fandom from both genres.

We are considered a “family friendly” event. Most of our panels are all ages unless otherwise stated. We do showcase certain events that are not appropriate for attendees under the age of 18, and our convention staffers check the IDs of all attendees before they enter these events. Because of our “family friendly” image, our mascots are a “traditional” Japanese family consisting of a father, a mother, a son, a daughter, and a dog.

Matsuricon's goal is to promote the cultural awareness of japanese pop-culture through related events, special guest speakers and cultural presentations.

For the latest news on Matsuricon 2012, please go to www.matsuricon.org, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@matsuricon)

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