Omni Fandom Expo Special Guest Announcement

ORLANDO, FL, JANUARY 17, 2019 – Taking place March 15-17, 2019 in Orlando, FL at the Florida Hotel & Conference Center, Omni Fandom Expo's guest list includes Japanese animation director Mamoru Yokota, voice actor Matt Shipman, voice actress Brittany Lauda, voice actor Derek Stephen Prince, and voice actor Paul St. Peter.

Mamoru Yokota is an accomplished Japanese animator. While in junior high, he attended Comiket, which sparked his interest in animation. Eventually Yokota moved on to many careers in media such as illustration, genre development, designing, card game producer, animation producer, game director and live-action drama advisor. Works of Yokota's include Producer for “Kanon” and “Air”, Character Design for “Rune Soldier” and “Magical Kanan”, and Animation Director for “Death Note”, “Naruto Shippuden”, "Gatchaman Crowds" and the video game “BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II.”

Limited art commissions will be available from Yokota at Omni Fandom Expo.

Matt Shipman is a Texas and New York based Voice Actor, ADR Writer, ADR Engineer, and all around nerd-guy. He is best known for voicing Hiro in DARLING in the FRANXX, Inasa in My Hero Academia, Floch in Attack on Titan, and Shay in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V. Additionally, he can be heard in GOSICK as Kazuya Kujo, Juni Taisen as Snake, Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits as Byakuya, Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These as Julian Mintz, Ai no Kusabi as Norris, World War Blue as Gear, Tokyo Ghoul:re as Yusa Arima, Goblin Slayer as Greenhorn Warrior, Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru as Higekiri and several other anime including Black Clover and One Piece. Matt writes scripts for Funimation (New Game!!, A Sister's All You Need., KARAKAI JOZU NO TAKAGI-SAN) and Media Blasters (Juden-Chan, Ai no Kusabi) and works as assistant director for Media Blasters titles. He also co-owns Kocha Sound alongside Brittany Lauda. Matt plays Street Fighter, loves the Zero Escape and Persona series, watches seasonal anime, plays card games, and loves to talk about all things nerdy.

Brittany Lauda is a TX/NY voice actress & ADR director who is best known for playing Ichigo in DARLING in the FRANXX, Riko in Made in Abyss, Cow Girl in Goblin Slayer, Yuri in Double Decker: Doug & Kirill, Lion in Hina Logic, Nene in My First Girlfriend is a Gal, Audrey Belrose in Huniepop/Huniecam, Osana Najimi in Yandere Simulator, Miza Kusakari in Tokyo Ghoul:re, Kaoru Daichi in Ladies versus Butlers, and Mirim in Queen's Blade (to name a few!). You can also catch her voice in Pokemon XY, Hasbro apps & games like My Little Pony and Transformers, Aphmau animations as Cathy and various video games like Battlerite, Heroes Arena and Minotaur. Other anime credits of hers include Dies Irae, Seven Mortal Sins, Juden-Chan: Recharged, Rio: Rainbow Gate, World War Blue, Fairy Tail, Gosick, King's Game, Blood Blockade Battlefront, Senran Kagura 2: Shinovi Master, Citrus, Overlord, Hanebado, Deathmarch to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Morose Mononokean, Concrete Revolutio, Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls and more. She co-owns Kocha Sound where she does directing & casting for titles like YIIK: A Postmodern RPG and Minotaur as well as anime series like Ai No Kusabi, Ladies versus Butlers, Juden-Chan: Recharged and World War Blue. She acts as Head ADR Director over at Media Blasters and has worked on titles at Funimation as a director/AD such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, Angels of Death, The Morose Mononokean, Hina Logic, Dies Irae, Chio's School Road, That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime, Alice & Zoroku and New Game!

Outside of voice over & directing, Brittany enjoys playing with her Shiba Inu named Raven, playing video games, trying not to play more World of Warcraft, bronzing it up in League of Legends, squeeing at how cute Gon & Killua are in HUNTERxHUNTER and telling herself she doesn't need more figurines of husbandos like Hisoka and Kurama.

Derek Stephen Prince, aka Steve, has been in the voiceover industry 23 years. His career spans across such shows as Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers In Space, Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, Power Rangers Time Force & Power Rangers Wild Force; Digimon: Seasons 1-4 & 6-7 playing such favorites as Digimon Emperor, Veemon, Beelzamon, Impmon, Piedmon and Jeremy, to name a few; Love, Hina where he played Keitaro; Bleach, where he played Uryu Ishida; Naruto, where he still plays Shino Aburame; Iggy the Boston Terrier on Jojo's Bizarre Adventures: Stardust Crusaders; and Guts the pug in Kill La Kill. Video games include the Kingdom Hearts series as Vexen; Odin Sphere as Oswald; Operation Darkness as Adolf Hitler and Jack the Ripper; Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu in Danganrompa V2; Kokichi Ouma in Danganrompa V3; and Detective Harper in Blade Runner: Redemption. Steve was in the original cartoon series of Lilo & Stich as Loki the shaved ice vendor; Little, Big, Awesome for Amazon; NFL Rush Zone – Guardians Unleashed as Jackson; the film Jungle Shuffle with Rob Schneider and Drake Bell as Louca the toucan; and the film Bling where he played the ring vendor, opposite Taylor Kitsch. This year, celebrate with Steve as Digimon Adventure 01 celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Steve played Digitamamon, Demidevimon and Piedmon, for those of you who remember the show.

Paul St. Peter, twice nominated for BTVA Awards, is a voice actor from Los Angeles, whose many anime and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King), DIGIMON (Wormmon, Leomon), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy Riyalgo), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing), DYNASTY WARRIORS I-IV (Yuan Shao), DIGIMON: THE MOVIE (Kokomon), ZETMAN (Sugito), MAJIN (Majin), TESTIMONY OF THE NEW SHE DEVIL (Valga), BERSERK (Grunbeld), and RESIDENT EVIL 5 (Swahili Zombie). Paul does comical voices too, from WORMMON (Digimon Warriors) to PUNCH (Cowboy Bebop).

Among his other game, anime, and feature anime credits are GURREN LAGAAN (Jorgun), THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, (Mondego), MONSTER (Dr. Reichwein), PAPRIKA (Konakawa), LUPIN III: THE SECRET OF MAMO (Mamo), DURARARA (Higa), X-COM (Dr. Heinrich), BATTLE B-DAMON (Armada), DIABLO III (Demented Spirit), and DEFIANCE (Burgess). Paul's voice can also be heard on such titles as MONSTER STRIKE (Death Panda), DRAKENGARD III (Michael The Dragon), JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURES (Wamuu, Dire, Jack The Ripper), NARUTO 7: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM (Kurama), THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS (Armor Giant), AJIN (Hirasawa), HEARTHSTONE (Igneous Giant), KILLER (Colonel Derick) YS VIII: LACRIMOSA OF DANA (Sahad), ACE COMBAT 7 (various roles), GUNDAM: IRON BLOODED ORPHANS (McMurdo), DRAGON BALL SUPER (Sorbet), HUNTER HUNTER (Razor), and GODEATER II (various roles).

A versatile performer, Paul also sang for four seasons with the San Diego Opera Company, three years with the Civic Light Opera, and appeared in several productions at the Old Globe Theatre. In Los Angeles, Paul has acted at the Globe Playhouse, Richard Basehart Theatre, Palos Verde Shakespeare on The Meadow, performed with the Rogue Artists, and has “gone on the road” for eleven seasons with the Nevada Shakespeare Festival.

As an instructor, Paul has taught speech, accents, dialects, phonetics, vocal production, and Shakespeare at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, California State University Los Angeles, San Diego State University, Los Angeles Broadcasting School, the Windward School, and is a speech and acting coach for Native Voices at the Autry, a Native American Theatre company, and for the Rogue Artists.

Paul's TV appearances include work on NCIS, LAST MAN STANDING, JESSIE, LEGIT (for FX), RINGER, TIM AND ERIC'S AWESOME SHOW, and the hilarious KEY AND PEELE (Comedy Central.)

Autograph pricing for all these great guests is listed on our website under each guest bio, along with panels and events being added daily!

Tickets are available now to save over at the door pricing. And don't forget to get your hotel room reserved so that you can party into the night with us!

Omni Fandom Expo is a multi-genre fan convention founded, owned, and staffed by fans of anime, sci-fi/fantasy, comics, and gaming. We stand by making our event one of memorable experiences from our shows to our contests and guest panels. Come check out why we're The Biggest Little Con You'll Ever See!

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