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Voice Actress Alexis Tipton to Be Guest at Otakon 2016

Baltimore, MD (July 13, 2016) – Prolific voice actress Alexis Tipton, who can be heard in over 150 titles so far, will be a guest at Otakon 2016, according to Otakorp Inc. She was recently announced as the new voice of Merle for the FUNimation redub of "The Vision of Escaflowne."

Tipton has been working in the dubbing industry since 2008 and has loved every minute of it. Some of her other DVD/FUNimation Broadcast dub credits include Haru Ichinose ("Riddle Story of Devil"); Chu Chu ("Show By Rock!!"); Hana Midorikawa ("Prison School"); Honey ("Space Dandy"); Maria ("Maria the Virgin Witch"); Kureha Tsubaki ("Yuri Kuma Arashi"), Kofuku ("Noragami"); Anya Hepburn ("Soul Eater Not!"); Saya Kisaragi ("Blood C/The Last Dark"), Inori Yuzuriha/Mana Ouma ("Guilty Crown"); Rika Shiguma ("Haganai"); Kurumi Tokisaki ("Date A Live"); Julia Crichton ("FMA: The Sacred Star of Milos"); Moka Akashiya ("Rosario+Vampire"); Musubi ("Sekirei"); Mizuki Himeji ("Baka and Test"); Fukurou ("One Piece"); Yomi Isayama ("Ga-Rei: Zero"); Sun Seto ("My Bride is a Mermaid"); Chibi Japan/Kumajiro ("Hetalia") and many more.

On top of her anime dub work, her voice can also be heard in a handful of video games, including "Tales of Zestiria" (Alisha); "Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven" (Beatrix and Sarine); "DBZ Xenoverse ("Gotenks-Trunks"); Borderlands 2, and more.

She can also be heard in several foreign live action film dubs ("Ip Man," "War of the Arrows," "Tai Chi Zero/Hero," "Ice Man," and more). She has also provided vocals for various character songs and a few of FUNimation's trailers.

Tipton has been a stage actress most of her life and is currently studying opera and film. She resides in Dallas, Texas, but also works in Los Angeles, California. Follow Alexis on Twitter: @AlexisTiptonVA.

Otakon 2016 will be held August 12-14 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty-third 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 about Otakorp, Inc., see http://www.otakon.com/otakorp/index.asp
For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2015, see http://www.otakon.com/

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