Multiple Voice Actors Cancel Kameha Con Appearances Amid Vic Mignogna Controversy
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Multiple English voice actors announced via social media that they will not appear at the Kameha Con event in Irving, Texas after staff added voice actor Vic Mignogna as a guest. The Dragon Ball-focused convention initially cancelled Mignogna's appearance on February 2 but notified the public on March 22 that the Broly voice actor would be present at the convention. Kameha Con will run from April 12-14 at the Irving Convention Center.
We would like to take this time to remind everyone Kameha Con is founded on the celebration of Dragon Ball! It is a privilege to be supported by this amazing community and we don't take that for granted. Thank you all for your support. It will never go unnoticed.— Kameha Con (@KamehaCon) March 23, 2019
So very grateful and happy to say that I will be a guest at Kamehacon in Dallas April 12-14. Special thanks to the @Kamehacon staff and con chair for the privilege to join you. Let's have a great show full of positivity and celebration of Dragon Ball with all the great attendees!— Vic Mignogna (@vicmignogna) March 23, 2019
Following the announcement, multiple voice actors as well as guest panelists have announced that they will not attend the event as previously scheduled. Voice actors Monica Rial (Bulma), Daman Mills (Frieza understudy), and Jason Douglas (Beerus) all announced they will no longer attend the event.
Rial previously shared in Februray an alleged past encounter with Mignogna where she said he would "take a fist full of my hair, pull my head back, and either whisper so closely to my ear that his lips were touching or kiss my cheek/neck" every time he saw Rial. These actions are similar to the actions that fellow voice actress Jamie Marchi accused Mignogna of doing to her. Rial added that she and others have witnessed Mignogna performing the same actions to both colleagues and fans.
Rial also described another alleged incident where she claimed that Mignogna had forcibly kissed her in his hotel room during a convention in the mid-2000s, after Mignogna invited Rial to his room supposedly to watch a video.
Rial is one of many people both inside and outside the anime industry who have publicly accused Mignogna of kissing and embracing them without consent over the course of his career with some allegations dating back to 1989.
Update: Voice actor Josh Grelle (Grand Minister) and creator Ken (Dragon Ball LITERATURE) have both cancelled their scheduled appearances.
Update 2 (2019-03-25): Voice actress Sarah Wiedenheft (King Zen-Oh) has cancelled her appearance.
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