Matsuricon to Host Goku Voice Actor Sean Schemmel

Jul 22nd 2013

Matsuricon Gathers the Dragonballs and Summons Goku Voice Actor Sean Schemmel!

Columbus, Ohio (July 19th, 2013): Matsuricon is happy to announce their newest guest - the voice of Goku, Sean Schemmel.

Sean Schemmel gets paid to stand in a sound proof padded room and make wacky voices all day for good reason. He's good at it. Ever since he was discovered doing so at an undisclosed mental institution (read Marionette Theatre) Sean has been gainfully employed as a voice actor for some of the most popular titles in animation history. He is best known as the voices of Goku, King Kai and Nail in the internationally acclaimed anime series Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z Kai and Dragon Ball GT. More recently, he can be heard as Batman/Bruce Wayne in Gameloft's The Dark Knight Rises for iPad/Android, Bronk in Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal, Amidamaru and Rio in Shaman King, Constable Biggles, Sh'Okanabo, Master Kahn (and many others) in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Onsokumaru in Ninja Nonsense, about 12 different thumbs in Thumb Wrestling Federation and Gonard in Kappa Mikey. Sean can also be heard as Paradox in the feature film Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Bonds Beyond Time and as Grings Kodai in (Pokémon) Zoroark: Master of Illusions, as well as many other voices throughout the Pokémon series.

In the realm of audiobooks, Sean won a 2010 Earphones Award for his work in The Big Splash by Jack D. Ferraiolo and has been nominated for a 2011 Audie Award in the category of humor for his work in Shit My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern. This year he won the Audie in that same category for the sequel, I Suck At Girls, also by the same author.

Sean has also adapted for English and directed the following anime series: Space Pirate Mito, Sadamitsu: The Destroyer, Midori Days, and Ah! My Goddess. Sean currently resides in Pennsylvania, and in his spare time enjoys playing the French Horn, writing parodies, playing guitar and bass…and the impossible task of ever beating his girlfriend at Mario Kart.

Matsuricon is also host to fellow voice actors Chuck Huber, David Vincent, J. Michael Tatum, Lauren Landa, Lisle Wilkerson, Micah Solusod, Ayu Sakata, Scott Freeman, Kyle Hebert, along with musical guests Professor Shyguy and My Parents Favorite Music, webcomic artists Joe Kovell and Alex Kolesar, VP of Marketing for Robotech.com Kevin McKeever, and local comedians Josh Griffin and Ty JERO, the Budget Cuts. Matsuricon 2013 will be held August 23 - 25, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Columbus, Ohio.

More information, including information about pre-registering and hotel rates can be found at www.matsuricon.org

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.


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