Voice Actor Lauren Landa Added to Otakon 2015 Guest Roster
Baltimore, MD (June 1, 2015) – Otakorp Inc. welcomes voice actor Lauren Landa to the guest roster for Otakon 2015. She is best known for such roles as the ninja beauty Kasumi in "Dead or Alive 5" and the sexy Litchi Faye Ling in the popular fighting games "BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger" and its sequels, “BlazBlue: Continuum Shift,” "BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend” and “BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma."
A Los Angeles native, Landa's acting career began at age 11 with a stage production of "Annie." Her later productions included Rogers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella," "Bye-Bye Birdie," and "Comic Potential." She was assistant director for such stage productions as Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along," "Batboy: The Musical," and the Greek comedy, "Lysistrata."
In the world behind the microphone, in addition to her roles in "Dead or Alive 5" and the "BlazBlue" games, she is best known for such roles as the badass Kyoko Sakura in “Puella Magi Madoka Magica”; the enthusiastic Yan Leixia in “Soul Calibur V”; the deadly Little Queen in “Tales of Graces”; the valley-girl racer in pink, Boiboi, in “REDLINE”; the adorable zombie, Squigly, in “Skullgirls”; kind-hearted Leia in “Tales of Xillia”; the innocent Chubo Sonken in “Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians” and most recently, the quiet and even more badass Annie Leonhardt in the hit anime series “Attack on Titan”; One in “Drakengard 3” and Nora in "Noragami."
She has also voiced several other roles in anime and video games, such as Leeza in "Blazing Souls Accelate"; Arf and Chrono Harlaown in "Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha/ A's"; Kirche Van Zerbst in "Familiar Of Zero"; Aegil, Cotton and Sasha in "Rondo of Swords"; Lila in "Summon Night Twin Age", Rina in "Luminous Arc 2"; Yoko in "Sakichi Satô's Tokyo Zombie"; as well as performing in the Syfy channel's anime addition, "Monster," and more.
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.
For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2015, see http://www.otakon.com/