2016 Guests

Caitlynn French

Ring the bell! Coming to the booth, from Austin, Texas, weighing in at (an undisclosed weight, probably less than your waifu collection) pounds, it’s Caitlynn French! Caitlynn is fairly new to the scene, having debuted in 2012 as Qumola from Book of Bantorra. She’s ran the ropes and trained hard to conquer roles such as Shiro (No Game No Life), Chris (Cross Ange), Hana Isuzu (Girls und Panzer), Matsurika Shinouji (Maria-Holic, Maria-Holic Alive), Tina Sprout (Black Bullet), Mei Tachibana (Say “I love you”), Mio and Midori Nishizono (Little Busters, Little Busters Refrain), Sakura Inami (Beyond the Boundary), Ai Astin (Sunday Without God) and Miyu Edelfelt (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya & 2Wei).

Caitlynn recuperates from her time in the booth by playing video games, MMOs, and watching professional wrestling. She goes through grueling vocal conditioning playing tabletop roleplaying games, and screaming obscenities at the TV during Monday Night RAW. She likes to keep her life simple but unique. Ever changing hair dye, superhero capes, blacklight paint, and yoga pants are all just routine parts of life. At the end of the day she likes to wind down with a good nightly read of the Necronomicon. It is unconfirmed, but highly suspected, her blood is pure caffeinated Pepsi.

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.

Ricky Watson

Ricky has been engineering for over 8 years in the industry. He has worked on hit anime shows such as One Punch Man, Durarara, Hunter x Hunter, Persona The Anime, Kill la Kill, Toradora, Fate Zero, Love Live, K-On!, and many more. He also dabbles in original animation and video games. Working on shows such as Rick and Morty, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy animation, King's Quest, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Resident Evil, and more. Bang Zoom! has been his home over the duration of his career but occasionally works sessions at Cartoon Network recording shows such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Ben 10, We Bare Bears and Clarence. On his free time he plays video games and searches for the perfect memes and Gifs to spam text his friends with. His addiction to gifs is a problem and he knows it.