Universal Fancon to Host Yuriko Yamaguchi, Saori Kobayashi, Teddyloid

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Baltimore convention's inaugural event takes place on April 27-29

Baltimore's Universal Fancon convention announced on Thursday that it will host voice actress Yuriko Yamaguchi, and composers Saori Kobayashi and Teddyloid as guests.

Yamaguchi has voiced roles in such anime as Neon Genesis Evangelion (Ritsuko Akagi), One Piece (Nico Robin), Fullmetal Alchemist (Sarah Rockbell), Pokémon (Nurse Joy), and Dragon Ball Super (Vados).

Kobayashi is best known for her soundtracks from Sega games, especially for Panzer Dragoon Saga and Panzer Dragoon Orta. She also worked on Crimson Dragon, which reunited her with Panzer Dragoon director Yukio Futatsugi, in a game with many similarities to the Panzer Dragoon series. In 2003, she formed the band AKANE with singer Yumiko Takahashi, who she worked with on the Panzer Dragoon Orta soundtrack.

Teddyloid began his career as sound producer and DJ for musician Miyavi. He collaborated with m-flo's Taku Takahashi to compose the soundtrack for Gainax's Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt. He produced the music for the third Japan Animator Expo short "ME!ME!ME!" He also composed and produced the ending theme song "Pipo Password" for Trigger's Space Patrol Luluco shorts, which featured vocals by Bonjour Suzuki. He also composed two theme songs for the 18if anime.

The convention will hold its inaugural event at the Baltimore Convention Center on April 27-29.

Thanks to Tom Stidman for the news tip.

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