Matsuricon Welcomes Back "Olivia Armstrong" and "Nico Robin" Voice Actress Stephanie Young

Columbus Ohio (July 19th, 2013): Matsuricon would like to welcome back veteran voice actress and singer Stephanie Young!

Stephanie Young is a professional actress, singer/songwriter, producer, and fan of caffeinated beverages that jolt her from one creative project to the next! As a voice actress and singer, she quickly developed a niche voice for dominating females, witches, warriors and queens in the wonderful worlds of anime and gaming. She is best known for her work as “Nico Robin” in One Piece (new dub with Funimation), ”, “Olivier Armstrong” in Full Metal Alchemist, Brotherhood, “Clare” in Claymore, “Arachne” in Soul Eater, “Cicciolina” in Lupin the 3rd: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, “Shamrock” in .hack Quantum, “Juiz” in Eden of the East, , “Junko” in Desert Punk, “Sherry Cromwell” in A Certain Magical Index, “Momoko” in Okami-san and Her Seven Companions, “Eve” in Spice and Wolf II, “Moeran” in Fractale, “Choka” in Hero Tales, “Oise” in Oh! Edo Rocket, “Tamayo Kataokon” in Rideback, “Yoshikawa” in Bamboo Blade, “Elfriede” in Moonphase, “Mana” in Negima, “Katherine” in King of Thorn, “Miranda Maverick” in Solty Rei, “Sophia” in Aquarion, “Kagero” in Basilisk, “Sasha Jobson” in Blassreiter, “Lecty Leque” in Heroic Age, “Flanca” in Gunslinger Girl, “Oruha” in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, “Nora” in Witchblade, “Echidna Parass” in Black Cat, “Nanako” in Crayon Shin-chan, “B.B.” in Glass Fleet, “Yuuri Kitajima” in Dragonaut, “Jane” in Grappler Baki Maximum Tournament, “Yahagi” in Mushi-shi, “Dr. Kozuki” in Rumbling Hearts, “Itoko Osakabe” in School Rumble, and “Mireille” in Trinity Blood.

Stephanie's latest game projects include the role of the “Sheriff of Lynchwood” in Borderlands II, the lead female vocals (singing) in Ms. Splosion Man, and “Weaver” in Orcs Must Die! In Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smilely, Stephanie is the female vocalist in the “Brad” theme song, as well as the voice of the Viking hottie, “Nordya”. Other gaming credits include Fiona” in Spike Out, Battlestreet and “Selket” in Unreal Championship II, The Liandri Conflict. Stephanie can also be heard singing theme songs for Dragon Ball GT, Negima, One Piece, and as her character Oruha in Tsubasa.

As a singer/songwriter, Stephanie enjoys lending her signature, soulful vocals, along with her guitarist husband David, to the Dallas-based pop/jazz band, The Brehms ( Their single, “Red Dress”, featured on their self titled album, was a finalist in the USA International Songwriting Competition! Stephanie is also a graduate of Baylor University with a degree in Theatre Performance. Her love of performing lead her to work extensively on the stage, as well as on both sides of the camera with the production house, Blue Logic ( Stephanie is a two-time nominee for the Dallas Theatre League's Leon Rabin Award for her work in the Dallas Theatre Community, and she is represented by The Horne Agency.

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 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 how to pre-register and our hotel rates can be found at

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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