News & Annoucements

Please Welcome SERENA DEJESUS & ROXANNE MODAFFERI to Otakon 2019

Serena and Roxanne are best friends and training partners out of Syndicate MMA in Las Vegas, NV. Serena is the first pro MMA female fighter with autism and Roxanne is a two season The Ultimate Fighter contestant. They are both huge anime fans and have attended Otakon in their youth. Roxanne is known for wearing cosplays to her weigh-ins. Roxanne lived and taught English in Japan where she also trained and fought professionally before returning to the USA to compete on TUF 18. Throughout her life she has trained in Taekwondo, Kenpo Karate, Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Muay Thai. Serena has trained in Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Both women are instructors in BJJ. Both women are inspirations in a male dominate sport.

Please Welcome Richard Epcar and Ellyn Stern to Otakon 2019

Ellyn began her acting career at the age of 12. She is a classically trained actress, voice actress, director and writer, whose career spans film, television and stage.   She has voiced hundreds of characters in Games, Animation and Anime.

Ellyn began with Robotech. She is Agatha of the Elite 4 in the Pokémon Generations”.  She plays Elena Gotti in the new “LupinIII Blue Jacket Series” and other characters also.  Some of her other roles include: Mrs. Tashio in "Skipbeat”, Masaki Kurosaki, Ichigo’s Mom in “Bleach”, Miyuki Goto Rossario in “Noein”, Rossario in “Wrinkles”, which she starred in with Martin Sheen and Matthew Bodine, and many more.

Legendary Actor RICHARD EPCAR – is one of the hardest working men in show business, having voiced over 500 characters in Games, Animation and Anime.

Best known as the voice of BATOU in Ghost in the Shell, The JOKER in several Batman games including INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US (Fighting Game of the Year!) RAIDEN in MORTAL KOMBAT, ANSEM in KINGDOM HEARTS, JOSEPH JOESTAR in JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, JIGEN in LUPIN the THIRD and AKUMA in STREET FIGHTER V, and many more.

View all the guests we have announced so far on our website at: https://www.otakon.com/guest/

Please Welcome Kari Wahlgren to Otakon 2019

From Animation to Anime to Video Games, Kari Wahlgren is one of the top voice actresses in Los Angeles.

Her first role as Haruko in FLCL remains a fan favorite, and her voice can be heard in Emmy and Academy Award-winning animated films and TV shows. Major Animation Roles Include Chloe Carmichael in The Fairly Oddparents, Tigress in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Jessica/ Rick’s Spaceship in Rick and Morty, Shandra Jimenez in Gravity Falls, Sheena/Tigress in Carmen Sandiego, Bridget in Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, Zatanna in DC Super Hero Girls, Starfire in Justice League VS. Teen Titans movie, Starfire in Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, and many more.

View all the guests we have announced so far on our website at: https://www.otakon.com/guest/

Otakon is excited to announce Elizabeth Maxwell is joining us this year!

Elizabeth Maxwell is an accomplished actress, award-winning voice over artist, and life-long lover of all things geek.

She made her debut in the dubbing world on the runaway hit anime series Attack on Titan (Ymir) and soon after took on the most recent incarnation of The Major in Ghost in the Shell: Arise (Motoko Kusanagi). Other popular anime titles include Dragon Ball Super (Caulifla/Kefla), My Hero Academia (Midnight), Noragami (Bishamon), Fairy Tail (Jenny Realight), Overlord (Albedo), Soul Eater Not! (Shaula Gorgon), Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (Frances Midford), and Code Geass: Akito the Exiled (Ayano Kosaka).

View all the guests we have announced so far on our website at: https://www.otakon.com/guest/

Otakon is excited to announce E. Jason Liebrecht is joining us for 2019!

E. (Ernesto) Jason Liebrecht has been working as an actor & performing artist based in Austin, TX for over a decade. As a voice actor, he has voiced quite a range of characters; some favorites include (but are not limited to): Champa in Dragon Ball Super, Dabi in My Hero Academia, Beast Titan (& human ;) in Attack on Titan, Yato in Noragami, Suwa in Orange, Dr. John Watson in Empire of Corpses, Souhei in Wolf Children, Takizawa in Eden of the East, Hei/BK201 in Darker Than Black, Principal Ench in Shin Chan, Lavi & Millenium Earl in D. Gray-man, Train in Black Cat, Luck in Baccano!, and many more!

View all the guests we have announced so far on our website at: https://www.otakon.com/guests/

Otakon is Pleased to Welcome Erika Harlacher to Otakon 2019

Erika Harlacher is a Los Angeles based voice actress in anime, video games, and cartoons. Some of her most notable roles include: Ann Takamaki (PERSONA 5), Violet Evergarden (VIOLET EVERGARDEN), Elizabeth Liones (SEVEN DEADLY SINS), Ruler aka Jeanne d'Arc (FATE/APOCRYPHA), Kyoko Kirigiri and Kaede Akamatsu (DANGANRONPA games), Kurapika (HUNTER X HUNTER), Yumeko Jabami (KAKEGURUI), Ami Kawashima (TORADORA!), Hailey Anne (YOKAI WATCH), Crusch Karsten (RE:ZERO), Sukuyo Mankanshoku (KILL LA KILL), and many more.

View all the guests we have announced so far on our website at: https://www.otakon.com/guests/