Stars behind Dragon Ball Z, Christopher R. Sabat, Sean Schemmel to Appear at Otakon 2015
Baltimore, MD (May 27, 2015) – Voice directors and actors Christopher R. Sabat and Sean Schemmel will join the guest list of Otakon 2015, Otakorp. Inc. is pleased to announce. Both are best known for their work on "Dragon Ball Z," including the new film "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'."
Sabat could almost be considered "the voice of Dragon Ball Z," having voiced Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, Mr. Popo, Kami, Jeice, Recoome, Korin, Burter, Shenron, Zarbon, Guru, Porunga, and countless others in the popular "Dragon Ball Z" series, as well voice directing the series. He has lent his voice to countless other roles in the anime and videogame world, including Alex Luis Armstrong in "Fullmetal Alchemist," Roronoa Zoro in "One Piece," Ayame Sohma in "Fruits Basket," Saiga Tatsumi in "Speed Grapher," Kurogane in "Tsubasa Chronicles," Daisuke Jigen in "Lupin III," Garland in "Dissidia: Final Fantasy," Rundas in "Metroid Prime 3: Corruption," Alex D in "Deus Ex: Invisible War," and both Captain Smiley and Star in "Comic Jumper."
Sabat owns Okratron 5000, a game audio and voice-over production studio in Dallas, Texas.
Since being discovered at the Marionette Theatre, Schemmel has voiced Goku, King Kai and Nail in "Dragon Ball Z," "Dragon Ball Z Kai" and "Dragon Ball GT." Other notable roles include: Amidamaru and Rio in "Shaman King"; Constable Biggles, Sh'Okanabo, Master Kahn (and many others) in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"; Onsokumaru in "Ninja Nonsense"; about 12 different thumbs in "Thumb Wrestling Federation" and Gonard in "Kappa Mikey." In addition to "Dragon Ball Z Kai," Schemmel can be heard as Paradox in the feature film "Yu-Gi-Oh 5d¹s Bonds Beyond Time" and as Grings Kodai in "(Pokemon) Zoroark: Master of Illusions."
Schemmel has also adapted for English and voice directed the following anime series: "Space Pirate Mito," "Sadamitsu: The Destroyer," "Midori Days," and "Ah! My Goddess."
Sabat and Schemmel's appearance is sponsored by FUNimation.
Otakon 2015 will be held July 24-26 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. Otakon 2015 is celebrating fairy tales, folk stories, myths, and legends. Keep your eyes out for content, artwork, and guests with connections to our theme.
ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty-second year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore's few large, city-wide events, drawing over 34,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 100,000 turnstile attendees). Otakon is a membership based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.