Stephanie Young and David Brehm Return to Matsuricon

Matsuricon favorites Stephanie Young and David Brehm return for 2014 with "The Brehms" band ensemble.

COLUMBUS, OH - May 18th, 2014 - Matsuricon is very happy to welcome back Stephanie Young and David Brehm to Matsuricon, and welcome their entire pop/jazz band "The Brehms!"

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 (Funimation dub), ”, “Olivier Armstrong” in Fullmetal Alchemist, Brotherhood, “Clare” in Claymore, “Arachne” in Soul Eater, “Dominator” in Pyscho-Pass, “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 (www.thebrehmsband.com). 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 (www.bluelogicproductions.com), as well 12Forward Productions and HGTV. 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.

David L. Brehm is the President, Co-founder, and Creative Director for Blue Logic., a digital production company that produces online and theatrical media properties for clients ranging from Nickelodeon to the Dallas Cowboys. David's extensive 2D and 3D animation background includes several major film and TV properties such as the Academy Award nominated feature film; "Jimmy Neutron" (Character Animator) and the subsequent "Jimmy Neutron" Television series (Layout Supervisor/Dept Head) plus the syndicated holiday TV special "Olive The Other Reindeer" (Character Animator,) and also the 3D animated feature film "The Ant Bully," which starred Julia Roberts and Nicholas Cage and was seen in IMAX theaters worldwide. David was also a technical director for the original pilot of "The Barnyard."

David's live action directorial credits include "The Sarah Wetsman Davison Tower" featuring Natalie Portman, and "The Zone" featuring Garth Brooks and Troy Aikman. David's entertainment based live action properties include "A Noble Way," "Balaam Gimble's Gumption," and "Scout Six." As a live action cinematographer (the RED ONE is his camera of choice ) David's credits include "Humans Versus Zombies," "Balaam Gimble's Gumption," and numerous music video projects.

Beyond working as an animator, producer and director, David is also a children's book author and illustrator. "Willy Nilly - Volume I" is David's latest illustrated offering.

This hilarious new book is available for purchase from Amazon.com in e-book or paperback form http://www.amazon.com/Willy-Nilly-David-L-Brehm/dp/1493595210/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393471178&sr=8-1&keywords=willy+nilly+david+brehm and features two fun loving armadillos (Willy & Nilly) from the Texas Hill Country.

David graduated with a bachelors degree from the University of North Texas where studied Art & Jazz guitar, then he went on to study computer animation& Multimedia and graduated (with honors) from the Art Institute of Dallas. Currently David and his wife (Stephanie Young Brehm) compose original music for THE BREHMS, an eclectic jazz-pop band from the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

Also scheduled to appear at Matsuricon 2014 are voice actors Chuck Huber, Erik Kimerer, Erica Mendez, Darrel Guilbeau, Scott Freeman, Micah Solusod, Ayu Sakata, Johnny Yong Bosch, Lauren Landa and Danielle McRae. Matsuricon also has musical acts Eyeshine, Professor Shyguy, and the Symphonic Anime Orchestra, all scheduled to perform throughout the weekend!

Pre-Registration for Matsuricon 2014 is still available! We also have hotel rooms available with our flagship hotel, the Hyatt Regency Columbus. You may purchase your badge and reserve your room on our website at www.matsuricon.org.

Matsuricon 2014 is August 22nd - 24th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in Downtown Columbus, Ohio.

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. 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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