Voice Actor Jamie McGonnigal to Be Guest at Otakon 2017

Washington, D.C. (May 17, 2017) – Voice actor Jamie McGonnigal, who plays Ash's rivals, Barry and Trip, in "Pokémon," will be a guest at Otakon 2017, according to Otakorp Inc.

McGonnigal has been a voice actor for nearly 20 years, and in addition to "Pokémon," he can also be heard on "Yu-Gi-Oh! GX" & "5Ds" (Brron, Thunder, Blitz), "Viva Pinata" (Teddington Twingersnaps), "One Piece" (Kuromarimo, Eyelash), "Huntik" (Tersely), "Three Delivery" (Eugene), "Chaotic" (Vlar), "Weiss Kreus/Knight Hunters" (Omi), "Magic Users Club" (Takeo), "Kirby" (Whippy), "Big Windup!" (Kanou), "Beck" (Yoshito), "Gokusen" (Uchiyama), "El Cazador de la Bruja" (L.A.), "Kizuna" (Ranmaru), and games including "Shadow Hearts from the New World" (Johnny Garland) and "Viva Pinata." He has also done voice work on the Cartoon Network, Fox Kids, DisneyXD, Playstation, and XBOX.

Outside voice acting, McGonnigal works as an LGBTQ advocate and has produced more than 200 Broadway concerts and events. He is the recipient of the Adrian Tinsley Award for Achievement in the Arts, an International Theatre Award for arts & advocacy and the New England Theatre Conference Award for Achievement in the Arts. Alongside his husband, McGonnigal organized the rallies outside the Supreme Court during the Prop 8 and DOMA hearings and has spearheaded RootsCamp, the nation's largest convening of progressive organizers for the past five years. He can frequently be heard sharing political thought on SiriusXM Progress 127 and HuffPost. McGonnigal lives in Hyattsville, MD, with his thoroughly charming husband, Sean, and slightly more charming dog, Eli. Find out more at jamiemcg.me.

Otakon 2017 will be held from August 11 to 13 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty-fourth 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. Historically, Otakon has drawn up to 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.otakorp.org/
For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2017, see http://www.otakon.com/

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