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Linda Ballantyne
Linda Ballantyne is a Canadian actress and voice actress best known for her role as Serena/Sailor Moon in Sailor Moon. 

For the past 20 years, Linda has worked professionally on stage, screen and television, and has been heard in hundreds of radio and television commercials worldwide. Her extensive animation career consists of a wide variety of characters including series leads in Sailor Moon, Mia and Me, Toot and Puddle, Will and Dewitt, Disney's Yin Yang Yo, Gerald McBoing Boing, Meteor, Cyber Chase, Mischief City, Corduroy, Timothy Goes to School, Air Master, Bakugan, Beywheelz, and Animal Shelf, as well as various characters in The Cat in the Hat knows a lot about that, Totally Spies, 6Teen, Time Warp Trio, Carl Squared, Bob and Margaret, Girl Stuff Boy Stuff, George Shrinks, etc. She has also voiced characters in the feature films Care Bear's Journey to Joke-A-Lot, Care Bear's Big Wish Movie and Thomas and the Magic Railroad. Linda was contracted as the "voice" of the Comedy Network for 13 years and is currently creating and writing an animated series entitled Simply Wicked. Linda is also the host of the edgy new radio show I'm Just Sayin' on SiriusXM satellite radio. Linda is the happily married mother of 3 perfect teenaged daughters. Linda will be signing autographs for a fee all weekend long. Check the EVENTS page for scheduled autograph sessions, panels, and events that she will be taking part in.

Katie Griffin
Katie Griffin is an actress, voice actress, and singer. She is best known for voicing Sailor Mars /Raye in Sailor Moon, Alex in Totally Spies!, Yoko in Team Galaxy, Zair in Redakai, Hikaru in Beyblade, Julie and Sellon in Bakugan Battle Brawlers, and Laugh-a-Lot Bear in Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-lot.

Katie has voiced hundreds of radio and television commercials, sung on numerous radio jingles, and continues to star in popular cartoons. She is married to singer / songwriter Michael Kulas. The couple have two children together. Kulas is famous for his time with indie band, James.

Chuck Huber
Chuck Huber is a voice actor, ADR director and ADR script writer. Chuck started acting in Anime in the roles of Garlic Jr. and Android 17 in Dragon Ball Z. Since then he has voiced hundreds of characters including Hiei in YuYu Hakusho, Stein in Soul Eater, Kululu in Sgt. Frog, Mohji in One Piece, Shou Tucker in Full Metal Alchemist, Han in Blue Gender, Hiro in Shin Chan, Ashe in Black Butler, Reever in D. Gray Man, Hector in Glass Fleet, Yuichi in Initial D., Akai in Oh Edo Rocket, Melt in The Tower of Druaga, Adashino in Mushishi, Eric Nishijima in Darker Than Black, Havel in Trinity Blood, Austria in Hetalia and many more. He has been a writer on Hetalia, Sgt. Frog, Baccano, Spice and Wolf and others. Video games Chuck has contributed voices for include Borderlands II, Ghostbusters, The Walking Dead, Aeon Flux, DBZ and more. 

As a filmmaker Chuck has acted, produced, written or directed for Arbor Day - The Musical, The Troubadoors, The Fragility of Seconds, The Mechanical Grave, Odd Man Out among others. He began acting in Chicago at the Goodman Theater, Court Theater, Steppenwolf Theater after graduating from DePaul University and continues to work on stages in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Most recently he played Hugh Jameison in the movie Parkland, produced by Tom Hanks and starring Billy Bob Thornton and Paul Giamatti. He will return to the role of Dr. McCoy in the streaming series, Star Trek Continues in episode 3. Chuck will be signing autographs for FREE during scheduled autograph sessions. Check the EVENTS page for scheduled autograph sessions, panels, and events that he will be taking part in. 

Toby Proctor
Toby Proctor is an actor and voice actor best known for his roles as Darien / Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon, Flash Gordon, and Copycat Ken in Ranma 1/2. 

Toby Proctor has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. He started on stage at the age of 8 playing the lead role of Little Lord Fauntleroy at the Confederation Centre for the Performing Arts in Prince Edward Island. He then moved on to performing in many Canadian series as a guest star as well as US features. Toby played Tackleberry in the Warner Brothers series Police Academy in Vancouver for 26 one hour episodes. He also voiced Flash in the Flash Gordon animated series in 1996. Most notably he voiced the character Tuxedo Mask in the series Sailor Moon. Toby has worked alongside the likes of Kathy Bates, Dianne Wiest, Jon Voight and many more. Although he spends most of his time working behind the scenes in casting these days, his most impressive production to date is raising his three little ones, Sydney, Ellie, and Sam with his amazing wife Kaite.

Susan Roman
Susan Roman is an actress and voice actress best known for roles as Sailor Jupiter / Lita in Sailor Moon, Angel in Rock & Rule, Champ Bear in Care Bears, Snowy in Tin Tin, 'The Girl in the Harry Canyon Sequence’ in Heavy Metal, Melissa in The Raccoons, James the Red Tank Engine in Thomas and the Magic Railroad, Hannah Dundee in Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Oliver and Judy Tate in Beyblade, Salima in Beyblade V-Force, Callisto and Scarlet Witch in the X-Men Animated Series, and more!

Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld is a voice actress best known for her roles as Bonnie and Nurse Joy in Pokémon, and Rio Kastle in Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal. 

Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld was born in New York City and raised in the surrounding suburbs. She began studying performance early, training her voice classically with soprano Jennifer Aylmer, and acting at Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Musical Theatre Program. Alyson earned her BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she trained at Playwrights Horizons Theater School, The Experimental Theatre Wing, and Stonestreet Studios. She also studied Shakespeare in performance at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She lives in New York City, where she works in theatre, film, television, voice over and commercial acting. She can currently be heard as the voice of Bonnie and Nurse Joy on Pokemon the animated series on Cartoon Network, as well as Rio Kastle on Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal on The CW. Alyson will be signing autographs for FREE during scheduled autograph sessions. Check the EVENTS page for scheduled autograph sessions, panels, and events that she will be taking part in. 

Patrick Seitz

Patrick Seitz is an actor / voice actor best know for his roles in anime such as Kill la Kill (Ira Gamagōri), Sword Art Online (Agil), Attack on Titan (Keith), Hetalia (Germany), One Piece (Franky), Bleach (Isshin Kurosaki/Kenpachi Zaraki), Tiger & Bunny (Sky Hight), Sengoku Basara (Motochika), Hellsing (Luke Valentine), Deadman Wonderland (Senji), Durarara (Simon), Fairy Tail (Laxus), FMA: Brotherhood (Sloth), Redline (JP), Black Butler (Agni),
Ouran High School Host Club (Nekozawa), Monster (Grimmer), and Sailor Moon (Viz Dub) / Sailor Moon: Crystal (Kunzite). 

On the gaming side of the ledger, Patrick is best known for his roles as Ragna in the BlazBlue franchise, Scorpion in the last few Mortal Kombat titles, Lucian, Kog’Maw, and Renekton in League of Legends, Fenrich in Disgaea 4, Chopin in Eternal Sonata, Dracula in various 2D incarnations of Castlevania, Cervantes in SoulCalibur V, Bob and Hugo in Street Fighter X Tekken, Arthas Menethil and Garrosh Hellscream in World of Warcraft, and a bevy of demonic horrors in Diablo 3.

When we can get him to shut up, Patrick works as a script-adapter and VO director as well, having adapted portions of Steins;Gate, Hellsing Ultimate, Princess Jellyfish, Sengoku Basara, Romeo X Juliet, Heaven’s Lost Property: Forte, and all of Wolf Children and Summer Wars, to name just a few.  His directing credits include Monster, State of Decay, and Girls Bravo, the latter of which he also got to adapt. Patrick Seitz will be appearing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. He will be signing autographs for free during scheduled autograph sessions. Check the EVENTS page for scheduled autograph sessions, panels, and events that he will be taking part in. 

Ian Sinclair

Ian Sinclair is an actor, voice actor, and director best known for his roles as Dandy in Space Dandy, Toriko in Toriko, Romano in Hetalia, Brook in One Piece, Chuck in Panty and Stocking, Bardroy in Black Butler, and Nile Dok in Attack on Titan. 

Ian has been voice acting for FUNimation since he was a sophomore in college, where he studied theatre. Since then he's been working in the Dallas area as a professional actor in a multitude of arenas. He's performed on stage, on camera, and, of course, behind the mic. 

In addition to Space Dandy in Space Dandy, a few of Ian's more popular anime roles include Brook in One Piece, Toriko in Toriko, Ryner Lute in Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Bardroy in Black Butler, Romano in Hetalia, Chuck in Panty and Stocking, Shu in Princess Jellyfish, Dallas in Baccano, Yomotsu Hirasaka (12th) in Future Diary, Orang in Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing, Alcides in Appleseed XII, Seo in Sekirei, Bora in Fairy Tail, Ginei Morioka in Rosario + Vampire, Ian and Itomimizu in One Piece, Shogo in Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne, Zaki in Claymore, Toyama in Oh! Edo Rocket, Douglas and Steve in El Cazador de la Bruja, Shiro in Okami-san, Daisuke Matsuo in Yamada’s First Time, Marc in Spice and Wolf II, Hasegawa in Baka and Test, Takamy in Fractale, Akoz in Casshern Sins, Toraji in Bamboo Blade, Liam in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Colin in Level E, R in Jormungand, and as Takeru Ohyama in Maken-Ki! Battling Venus.

Additionally, Ian can be heard as the voice of Baron Flynt in the video game Borderlands, Professor Nakayama and Jimbo Hodunk in Borderlands 2, and as the "Cool" custom hero voice in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi. Ian has worked as a director on Initial D, Spice and Wolf II, both seasons of Black Butler, and The Shana movie. 

Dana Snyder
Dana Snyder is a comedian, actor, producer, voice artist, and man about town! He is best known as the voice of Master Shake in Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Granny in Squidbillies, 

The Alchemist in Venture Brothers, Gazpacho in Chowder, Mr. Baldwin in Fish Hooks and for his latest role as Lucas on Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell. CLICK HERE for more info! Dana Snyder will be appearing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. He will be signing autographs for free during scheduled autograph sessions. Check the EVENTS page for scheduled autograph sessions, panels, and events that he will be taking part in. 

Karen Strassman
Karen Strassman is an actress and voice-over actress best known for her roles in Kill la Kill (Omiko Hakodate), Monsuno (Jinja), Monster (Sawako), Persona 4 (Nanako Dojima), Code Geass (Kallen Stadtfeld / Kozuki), Gurren Lagann (Kiyoh Bachika), Chobits (Yuzuki), Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Kazuko), Toradora! (Yasuko Takasu, Nanako Kashii), K-ON!! (Sawako Yamanaka), Bleach (Soi Fon, Momo Hinamori), Samurai Champloo (Osuzu), Appleseed (Hitomi, Dr. Gilliam Knute), Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (Striker), and Fate / Zero (Sola-Ui). 

In video games, Karen is known for her roles in Ultra Street Fighter 4 (Poison), Street Fighter X Tekken (Poison), League of Legends (Cassiopeia, Fiora, Shyvana), Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax (Aigis), Persona 4: Golden (Nanako), Persona 4: Arena (Aigis, Nanako), Mortal Kombat 9 (Kitana, Mileena), Sonic Colors (Rouge the Bat), Sonic Free Riders (Rogue the Bat), Sonic Generations (Rogue the Bat), Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Rogue the Bat), Dead or Alive 5 (Helena Douglas), Dead or Alive: Paradise (Helena Douglas), Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2 (Helena Douglas), Bleach: Soul Resurreccion (Soi Fon), Rumble Roses XX (Miss Spencer, The Mistress), Fire Emblem: Awakening (Olivia, Anna), and Silent Hill Shattered Memories (Lisa Garland). Karen Strassman will be appearing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. He will be signing autographs for free during scheduled autograph sessions. Check the EVENTS page for scheduled autograph sessions, panels, and events that he will be taking part in. 

David Vincent
David Vincent is a professional voice actor / television producer based in Los Angeles, California. He has lent his voice to a variety of animation / anime and video game titles, as well as numerous national commercials for television and radio.

David was nominated "Best Voice Actor in an Anime" by the American Anime Awards for his work in GUN x SWORD. Some of his best ­known animation credits include: Senketsu in Kill la Kill, Grimmjow Jeagerjaques & Kouga Kuchiki in Bleach, Li Xingke in Code Geass, Archer / Gilgamesh in Fate / Zero, Assassin in Fate / Stay Night, Van in GUN x SWORD, Seiji in Durarara!!, Arthur August Angel in Blue Exorcist, Daisuke Nagase in Persona 4, Sakon in Kekkaish, Chester Barklight in Tales Of Phantasia, General Logi in Blue Dragon, and Giichi in Blade Of The Immortal. CLICK HERE for more info! David Vincent will be appearing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. He will be signing autographs for free during scheduled autograph sessions. Check the EVENTS page for scheduled autograph sessions, panels, and events that he will be taking part in. 

Tom Wayland
Tom Wayland is proud to have made a long and successful career out of his most favorite things - acting, directing, making rock and roll music, and having long luxurious salon-quality hair that makes supermodels look like homeless guys. Tom is best known for his work on the hit animated series Pokemon (and the aforementioned hair). He’s directed more episodes (7 seasons and counting) and voiced more Pokemon creatures in English (over 80!) than anyone else on Earth. In addition to that, Tom has produced and/or directed hundreds of anime programs such as “Now & Then, Here & There”, “Revolutionary Girl Utena”, "Alien Nine", "The World of Narue", "Ichi the Killer", "Mew Mew Power", "Magical Do Re Mi", and “GI Joe”. Tom is also a very busy voice actor having appeared in hundreds of titles currently airing on Cartoon Network, Fox, WB, Nickelodeon or available on DVD including, of course, “Pokemon” as Virgil, Meyer, Cress, Flint, and Reggie. Tom’s also been in every “Yugi-oh” series (original, GX, 5Ds, and Zexal) shouting about cards and dueling and all that as countless snarling screaming villains and high pitched snooty kids and most prominently as Crow Hogan, Lester, and Nervin in 5Ds. He was in "GI Joe" as Stormshadow, Jammerhead in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", Finn in “Tai Chi Chasers”, and tons of other bad guys and sidekicks in shows like “Ikki Tousen”, “Three Delivery”, “Chaotic”, "One Piece", “Mew Mew Power”, “Magical Do Re Mi”, "Knight Hunters", “Genshiken”, “Gokusen”, and so on.

Tom’s work can also be seen or heard in various commercials, feature films, video games, and audiobook projects including directing and appearing in the critically acclaimed video games of the movies “The Dark Knight Rises”, “Iron Man 3”, and “Thor 2: The Dark World” as well as directing and appearing in “Gangstar Vegas”, “Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour”, “Modern Combat 5: Blackout”, “Dungeon Hunter 4”, “Brothers In Arms 3” to name a few. This past year, Tom has been working towards becoming a one man United Nations directing and acting in a feature from China - “Bunta”, from Spain – “Pixi Post”, series from Korea - “Robocar Poli”, from France – “Robin Hood” and “Heroes United”, from India – “Shaktimaan”, Italy – “Gormiti” and “Spike Team”, from Russia – “Moonzy” and “Yoko”, and the international world of ESL, voicing programs teaching the masses how to be talking some good English. Follow Tom on Twitter at @VanWayland. Tom will be signing autographs for free during scheduled autograph sessions. Check the EVENTS page for scheduled autograph sessions, panels, and events that he will be taking part in. 


SUPERGIRLS OF SUPERCON

The Supergirls of Supercon are the costumers and cosplay models for Animate! Miami and Florida Supercon. Visit the Supergirls of Supercon page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/supergirlsofsupercon

Veron
Alternative Model: Fashion - Cosplay - Costuming - Glamour - Pin up - Boudoir - Steampunk -Steamgirl. Visit online at https://www.facebook.com/veronmodel

Megan Coffey - Starbuxx

Artist, Model, Cosplayer. http://starbuxx.deviantart.com,
https://www.facebook.com/megancoffeystarbuxx

Sandmuffin Makeup & Cosplay

Cosplayer, Model, Make Up Artist. Visit Sandmuffin Cosplay online at https://www.facebook.com/sandmuffinmakeup

Danny Cozplay
Cosplayer, Model, and Gaming Girl. Visit Danny Cozplay online at https://www.facebook.com/Daniellecozplay


Harley's Love Shack (DORIS TORRES)
Cosplayer, Pirate, Artist, Entertainer, Crafter, and Seamstress! Visit Doris online at https://www.facebook.com/HarleysLoveShack

Envy Us Deviant
Cosplayer, Model. Visit Envy Us Deviant online at https://www.facebook.com/envy.deviant

Natalia Kindigo
Cosplayer, Model and Artist. Visit Natalia Kindigo online at https://www.facebook.com/NataliaKindigo

Maria De Fatima - SVNINE
Cosplayer, Model. Visit Maria online at https://www.facebook.com/MarcieSv9


COSPLAY GUESTS


Handsome Jordan




Handsome Jordan is a cosplayer and prop designer. his love of all things geek culture has allowed him to really explore cool costume and prop ideas. Whether it’s comics, video games, or movies he is always looking for something new and interesting to create for the cosplay community. Visit him online at https://www.facebook.com/HandsomeCosplay




ENTERTAINMENT GUESTS

Florida Super Championship Wrestling (FSCW)

Florida Super Championship Wrestling (FSCW) returns to Animate! Miami. The most hard hitting, heart pounding wrestling action this side of Tatooine! Featuring the stars of FSCW, including: Link (FSCW Champion) and Navi, Cobra Commander and the troops of Cobra, The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Chun-Li, Joker, The Toxic Avenger, Captain America, Deadpool, Bane, Lobo, Green Arrow, Alex DeLarge and the Clockwork Orange Droogs, The Monarch's Henchmen, Power Girl and dozens more. Get ready for 3 nights of insane action (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Visit FSCW on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FSCWrestling


GUEST CREATORS 

Vinnie Tartamella
Comic Book artist Vinnie Tartamella has credits including: Hack/Slash, Female Force (Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Princess Diana, Sarah Palin, Stephanie Meyer, Oprah), Political Power (Bill Clinton, Colin Powell), Project Eon & more! As well, Vinnie is a former lead designer for McFarlane Toys and designer for Diamond Select, Toybiz and Bowen. Visit Vinnie online at http://vinroc.deviantart.com/


Jeff Dekal
Jeff Dekal is an artist, best known for his cover work on Journey Into Mystery, and Spider-Man: Inhumanity with Marvel Comics. Jeff's comic art credits also include work for Creature Entertainment (Forgive Me Father, Zombie Years), Cosmic Times (Decisions) and more! He has provided art for numerous bands, such as Mayday, Wrekonize, Royce da 5'9, Joe Budden, and DJ Burn One. www.jeffdekal.com/

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