2015 Guests

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.

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.

Marie Godyn (NoN.D.E. Fanfilms)

Marie is a voice actress for the anime fan parody group NoN.D.E. Fanfilms. She debuted in 2001 as the voice of Jesse in "This Is Otakudom." Her love of anime fueled her desire to study the art and culture of Japan at Bard College. Throughout her life experiences, a fantastic interest in Japan never waned. If the world of Japanese demons, dolls, and samurai interest you and you would like to know more then join one of the panels that she is running this year! Not so secretly, she continues to indulge in binge watching various anime series. Additionally, she is currently brainstorming on ways she can assist Scott Melzer with the newest NoN.D.E. Fanfilms parody.