Actor/Author Joe Zieja Joins Guest Roster for Otakon 2021

Washington, D.C. (June 9, 2021) – Voice actor and author Joe Zieja has been confirmed by Otakorp Inc. as a guest for Otakon 2021.

Zieja is a former USAF officer, now a voice actor and author in Los Angeles. Fans have heard him as Claude Von Riegan in "Fire Emblem: Three Houses"; Cesar in "Just Cause 4"; Fox McCloud in "Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins"; Achilles in "Fate/Apocrypha"; and many other anime and video game roles, as well as sidekick Issei Hoshino in "Yakuza: Judgment."

He's the author of the "Epic Failure Trilogy," a whimsical, military sci-fi series described as "Terry Pratchett in space." The third book was released in September 2019 from Simon and Schuster, and Zieja narrates the audiobook version.

In addition, Zieja runs a YouTube channel ( where he teaches voice acting basics (as well as engaging in some shenanigans). On his Twitch channel (, he streams games he's acted in and talks about voice acting with fans.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty-seventh 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.

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