Nekocon Announces And Welcomes It's First Domestic Guests Of 2012 - Mr. Tony Oliver & Mr. Chris Cason!

TONY OLIVER began his career over 25 years ago as an actor on stage and on camera, performing in several feature films and dozens of plays. He found success as a voice over artist, lending his voice to one of the first foreign made animated features to receive wide release in the U.S. (“The Sea Prince and the Fire Child”). His first foray into television was as the lead voice in the popular animated series “Robotech”.

More recent projects include “.hack//GU” a multi-player online video game; “Daigunder”, an anime series for ABC Family/Disney; and “Gurren Lagann” a breakthrough anime series airing on the Sci Fi Channel, “Aussie & Ted” a live action family feature film, “Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers” which premiered on screens nationwide, “Gormiti” a new original animated show airing on Cartoon Network and “Martha & Friends”, from Martha Stewart and 4Kids Entertainment as well as voice directing numerous video games.. Tony's many voice acting credits include, “Hoodwinked 2”, Lupin in “Lupin the 3rd”, Hibiki in “Vandread”, Gojyo in “Sayuki Reload”, Harry in “Gun Grave”, Ranmaru in “Tokko”, Shinbo in “Cho-bits”, Ulquiorra in “Bleach” and Saba in the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” as well as voices in video games such as “Delta Force: Black Hawk Down”, “Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring”, “Dynasty Warriors”, “World of Warcraft”, “Everquest”, “Neverwinter Knights”, “Xenosaga”, “Magna Carta II”, “Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight”, ”Basara 3” and“BlazBlue”. He has recently adapted, directed in the English versions of “K-ON!” and “Squid Girl” as well as the new PSV game Shinobido: Revenge of Zen.


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 his work has been featured on Spike TV, The Independent Film Channel (IFC), Nicktoons, The Cartoon Network, and The CW.

Chris's best known voice credits include: ”Tien Shinhan” and “Mr. Popo” in Dragonball Z (and as “Mr. Popo” in Dragonball Z Kai), “Holy Roman Empire” in Hetalia: Axis Powers, “Gluttony” in Fullmetal Alchemist, “Jack the Ripper” in Soul Eater, “Boo” and “Whitey” in Shin-Chan, “Miyamoto” and “M1” in Yu Yu Hakusho, “Fumihiro” in Initial D, “Chamo” in Negima, “Hanai” in School Rumble, “Babbit” in Kodocha, “Taruru” in Sgt. Frog, “Seigfried” in Kenichi, and “Hanbei” in Sengoku Basara.

He has also had the opportunity to be a part of many popular video games. His three favorites were: voicing random ghouls and specters for Ghostbusters: The Video Game, appearing as Mega Man in Street Fighter X Tekken, and as one of the contributing guitarists in Guitar Hero 3.

For additional information, visit “Chris Cason's Anime Chuckle Hut” on Facebook.

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Nekocon 15, 2012 Hampton, VA

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