Voice Actor Stephanie Panisello to Be Otakon Guest

Washington, D.C. (May 21, 2019) – Stephanie Panisello, a voice actor best known for her work in the video game "Resident Evil 2," will be one of the guests at Otakon 2019, according to Otakorp Inc.

Panisello originally came to Los Angeles on vacation, but never left. Her thirst for adventure, passion for acting and love of video games have led her to appear in over a dozen titles including the videogames "Doom," "Evil Within 2," the "Final Fantasy" franchise, "Blade 2: The Return of Evil"; the Batman theme park ride "Knight Flight" as Poison Ivy; and the cinematic trailer for "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" as Lara Croft. 

Nonetheless, the character she is best known for is the beloved and iconic protagonist Claire Redfield in the "Resident Evil 2" remake. Stephanie's performance as Claire has been applauded in multiple gaming news outlets, garnering headlines such as, "'Resident Evil 2' Remake Breathes New Life into Claire," according to "Game Informer."

Born in New York and raised in Florida, Panisello is fluent in both English and Spanish. She also has numerous credits in film, animation and digital media. Panisello has put in countless hours of training in acting, voice-over, hosting, basic stunts, live fire and tactical weapons. She is also a featured actress in the book “Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play.”

In addition, Panisello has lent her talents hosting for the Hotwheels Channel and Channel Frederator Network's "The Leaderboard," to name a few.

Otakon 2019 will be held July 26-28, 2019 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty-sixth 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.otakon.com/otakorp/index.asp
For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2019, see http://www.otakon.com/

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