2015 Guests

Genevieve Simmons

Genevieve likes eating guacamole, building businesses, and yelling in a box/voice acting. People know her from Mysterious Girlfriend X (Mikoto Urabe), Mayo Chiki (Subaru Konoe), Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere (Masazumi Honda), Upotte! (FNC) and she is slightly upset no one remembers her from Intrigue in the Bakumatsu where she played a very convincing Customer #2. Genevieve has done theater/film since she was a child, started voice acting in college, and has voiced over 33+ characters. She's lucky enough to be Behind the Voice Actor's 2013 "Breakthrough Voice Actress of the Year", which she used all of 2013 to get free drinks at bars. She is a big fan of webtoons, k-dramas, Yoko Kanno, Escaflowne, Gintama, Kingdom Hearts, and being #1 at Mario Kart every time.

Juliet Simmons

Juliet Simmons is a part-time normal human being and part-time anime hound who has acted in 20+ shows in the two years she has been at Sentai Filmworks. Included in those titles, she has preformed as some of her favorite characters being Midori Tokiwa [Tamako Market], Kurome [Akame Ga Kill], and Jeanne d'Arc [Nobunaga The Fool] . Since she was four years old, Juliet was raised on painted pages of harems and gunslingers while attending acting camps by decree of her caring mother. Continuing to be pushed in the direction of artistic pursuits (now including choir and vocal lessons), a tired Juliet began to turn to a new pursuit of her own. By seventeen, she began a YouTube channel under the name JubyPhonic where she could write and sing English covers for her favorite synthetic Japanese singers aka.Vocaloid. The channel took off in half a year and has now gained 150,000+ subscribers as well as collaborators getting involved from around the world. In the midst of her working on the channel, she caught wind of a chance to attend the Sentai offices with her sister (voice actress Genevieve Simmons) and was thrown another curve ball when they took an interest in her voice. Two years and countless anime dreams fulfilled later, she has arrived at a point in her life that would bring four year old Juliet to her knees in shock.

Anthony Bowling

Anthony is a Texas native actor who has worked in the voice over and entertainment industry for over 11 years. He can be heard in numerous anime roles at Funimation Entertainment. Some of his more notable roles include Junichiro Kagami in Ultimate Otaku Teacher, Alciel from The Devil is a Part Timer, Mr. 7 in One Piece, Tora in Absolute Duo, New Zealand in Hetalia, Yuka Suzuki from Fairy Tail, Chimp in My Bride is a Mermaid, Orito in Is This a Zombie? and Ukyo from Samurai 7. He also is a member of the Texas based improv troupe Four Day Weekend, who have traveled all over the world and received several awards. You can also hear him co-hosting his radio/podcast Fanboy Radio (fanboyradio.com) with fellow voice actor Scott Hinze. For more information on his roles check out animenewsnetwork.com or follow him on twitter @Bowling4day.

Stephen J Walker (Kawaii Films)

Stephen is director of the documentary “Anime Forever”, that celebrates all of the awesomesauce that goes on at conventions and the colorful characters who live there. His most recent film “Live, Love, LARP” takes you out of the con center and into the great outdoors, where the Mystic Realms live action role-playing group live out their adventures. Whether through cosplay or roleplay, Stephen loves to show how these fantastic cultures have influenced people’s lives, and even saved them. He enjoys pocky and ramune as a staple con diet, and has several pet alpaca plushies. Things have changed since going to his first con in 2005 and wondering what in Midgar was going on, and now he feels right at home!

Scott Melzer (NoN.D.E. Fanfilms)

Scott is the head writer and director of the anime fan parody group NoN.D.E. Fanfilms. An anime fan since birth in 1966, Scott grew up on Speed Racer and Star Blazers, having no idea of the shows' origins. In college he learned the truth: they were Japanese, and there were uncut versions of these shows! And there were conventions! Rabid otakunization soon followed. In 2001 he tried his hand at directing fan parodies, and the homage to fans and fandom "This Is Otakudom" was the result, followed by "S.T.E.A.M.: The Movie" in 2005 and "Fanboy Soze" in 2011. Scott is currently developing his fourth film and spreads the joy of parodies by showing screenings of Abridged shows and Fan Parodies at cons along the east coast.