February 16-17, 2013
Hotel Kabuki, Japantown
San Francisco, CA
Attendee Registration is available at the doors of AOD! See you there!
Artist Alley Applications
Artist Alley applications are closed for the season. Thank you for your interest!
Presenting our AOD 2013 Guests of Honor:
With 15 years under his belt as a VO pro, Adam Harrington is one of Northern California's top voice actors. While he enjoys the commercial VO, narration, announcing & other aspects of his job, video game VO is his true passion. Harrington has been an avid gamer from the day he found an Atari 5200 under his Xmas tree in the early 80s. He loves sharing his gaming VO experiences and views with anyone who will listen... in fact, it's often difficult to get him to shut up about it once he gets started. Very much in his comfort zone when interacting with gamers.
Adam is well known throughout the industry for his seemingly endless stable of diverse character voices: http://youtu.be/ayu8ogeH41c
He has voiced many hundreds of gaming characters for scores of epic titles, cult favorites, and yes, a few clunkers here and there (which often are the most fun to reminisce about). Some of Harrington's more iconic gaming characters are his five "League of Legends" champs: Shaco, Mordekaiser, Ryze, Karthus and Kassadin. He and his friend and fellow LoL champ voice Erik Braa are well known by legions of dedicated "Summoners" for their fan-interaction (some examples: http://www.youtube.com/user/harringtonvo) With over a half million views combined, the Summoners particularly enjoyed Harrington's "LoL Cypher" and the LoL Reddit AMA he and Erik recently hosted.
A current role of note, the ultra-creepy antagonist Andy St. John http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stBUzPUwBnQ in Spike TV's VGA Game of the Year, "The Walking Dead". One of many awesome collaborations with longtime partner in crime Telltale Games.
And many MANY more characters, some of whom you might know quite well. Can't wait to meet you all at AOD 2013!
When it comes to anime and video games, Christine is a fan at heart. Her passion for the culture led her to pursue a voice-acting career in the industry. After several years of training and practice, her breakout role came at last, Azusa Nakano of K-On!. Although a newcomer to the industry, Christine has since earned several leading roles including Haruka in Oblivion Island, Filia in the 2D Fighter, Skullgirls, the titular character of Squid Girl in Squid Girl, Madoka Kaname from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and Shiemi Moriyama in Blue Exorcist.
Cristina Vee is a Los Angeles based voice over actress and director. Cristina is also known for her popular renditions of anime songs on YouTube and got her first "big break" at an anime convention. Her first roles as a professional actress were Nanoha in "Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha" and Louise in "The Familiar of Zero".
Recent anime voice acting roles include Homura Akemi in "Madoka Magica", Mio Akiyama in "K-ON!", Alisa Bosconovitch in "Tekken: Blood Vengeance", Sachi in "Rinne no Lagrange", among others.
Her video game credits include singing in "Adventure Time: Hey Ice King, Why'd You Steal Our Garbage!?" Noel Vermillion, Nu-13, Mu-12, and Lambda in all the current "Blazblue" titles, Riven the Exile in "League of Legends", Compa in the "Hyperdimension Neptunia" series, and Lian Shi in "Dynasty Warriors 7", and Terran Republic soldiers in "Planetside 2" just to name a few. She has also recently completed her first gig as a director for the Annie Award nominated fighter "Skullgirls" and provided the voice of Cerebella for the game as well.
Cristina currently has a few songs available on iTunes. She traveled the US with the other actresses for K-ON! and performed concerts as Mio Akiyama. She also is a host of AnimeTV and was the ASOS Brigade leader for the live action Haruhi Suzumiya season 2 promotional videos.
Eric Rogers is a television and film writer whose produced credits include Futurama, Tranformers: The Battle For Kreotron, Teen Titans Go!, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil and NYPD Blue. He also writes for Matt Groening's Bongo Comics Group, having scripted over 30 published stories for Futurama Comics, The Simpsons Comics, and Bart Simpson Comics. He is a 2011 Writers Guild of America nominee for Outstanding Animation Script for his work on Futurama, he once appeared on Rock & Roll Jeopardy, and his first paying job was playing the role of "Friedrich" in a dinner theater production of "The Sound Of Music". Yes, that is all true.
Erik Braa is an award winning Actor and Voice Talent. His Video Game highlights include "Draven: The Glorious Executioner" and "Jax: The Grandmaster at Arms" from "League of Legends" (RiotGames), as well as, "Toppy Tauplan" in "Sands of Destruction" (SEGA).
His On-Camera work includes playing "Freeburg" in an episode of the hit TV Show "I (almost) Got Away With It" and in Film he has been featured in "The Violent Kind" and "Blank Slate", plus many short films, including winning a Best Actor award for his work in a short film called "Roomies".
His Narration work can be heard in loads of Game Promos and Commercial work for a long list of clients that include Suzuki, Honda and Ubisoft. His vocal range and affable nature make him a force in any medium.
Erik is currently the Narrator for "Deadliest Journey's" (CurrentTV) and is the frontman in an alternative hard rock band called "Kryptic Memories" Check out his website (erockvo.com) and YouTube Channel.
Ohio native, Ian McConville's creative medium of choice has always been pixels. After graduating with a degree in computer art, from Bowling Green State University, he set out to fill the world with polygon-goodness. With years of webcomics and video game mods under his belt, he quickly joined a San Francisco local company, Three Rings Design Inc, at which he currently acts as art lead on the SEGA published and award winning MMO "Spiral Knights." Other creative credits include online comics "MacHall.com" and "ThreePanelSoul.com." Follow Ian on twitter @polygoncherub.
John Joseco is a freelance artist and creator of the online webcomic, "The Lounge". Joining the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fandom in February 2011, he has become one of the most prolific and well known artists in the fandom, publishing hundreds of images for general viewing, use in fandom related charities, and for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic show staff use. You can find examples of his artwork at johnjoseco.deviantart.com
Ken Pontac has been a Guest of Honor at AOD for so many years that he's lost count (indicating that he can't count beyond the number nine, for which he blames our schools). In the past year Pontac has written scripts and dialog for the Marvel Universe MMO, an upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog game, a new animated series featuring the ghost gobbling Pac-Man, Disney's animated action/adventure series Slug Terra, the charming pre-school show Octonauts, and the less-than-charming Internet sensation Happy Tree Friends (a show so violent that it's BANNED IN RUSSIA). He is also still receiving royalty checks for writing the LazyTown song "You Are A Pirate," which has become an Internet meme, enjoying millions of hits on YouTube and inspiring multiple mash-ups and drunken karaoke videos. Pontac lives in Sausalito with a beautiful redheaded nurse and his two crazy canines, Whistle the Wonder Dog and Little Mickey Blue Eyes.
Kyle Hebert is a Los Angeles-based anime and video game voice actor whose credits include Wreck-It Ralph/Street Fighter (Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen, Ganju), League of Legends (Ezreal, Jarvan, and Graves) and Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best known as the Narrator and Teen Gohan from the Funimation dub of Dragonball Z. Other notable roles include Blue Exorcist (Bon Suguro), Guild Wars 2 (Great Ginz, Ogron, Hamar), Fullmetal Alchemist (Vato Falman), Tales of Symphonia (Richter Abend) and Star Ocean (Dias, Arumat, Crow). Kyle can also be heard in numerous video game franchises such as Sonic, Final Fantasy, World of Warcraft, Devil May Cry, Dynasty Warriors, Soul Calibur and Resident Evil. He is also the voice of filmmaker, Kevin Smith's Smodco Internet Radio. For more info, visit www.kylehebert.com.
Melissa Hutchison has been earning her keep as a Voice Over actress for almost a decade. A Bay Area Local since 1989, Melissa divides her work between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Her resume includes a wide variety of work, ranging from TV and Radio commercials, to children's interactive toys, animation, and video games. Melissa's most current claim to fame is being the voice of Clementine, From Telltale games, The Walking Dead. This role just earned her a Spike TV VGA for best performance by a female, and the game itself has pulled in over 55 Game of The Year awards for 2012. When not fighting zombies, Melissa has also voiced for League of Legends (Ashe), Deadly Premonition (Anna Graham and Sallie Graham), Sonic and the Black Knight (Merlina), Bakugan: Defenders of the Core (Marucho), Telltales Back to the Future (Trixie Trotter) Telltales Sam and Max (Stinky), Death Jr. 2: Root of Evil (Pandora), and the list goes on! Melissa also got to dip her acting chops into the world of Anime, by doing the voice of Chise, in Saikano: She the Ultimate Weapon, back in 2002. Currently Melissa is working on an animated series, set to be released in 2014, called the Space Racers.
Neil has been a voice over actor for almost 25 years in animation, dubbing, audio books, live performance, video games and other fields. His most recent video game work includes Skadge and a dozen other characters on the Guinness World Record setting "Star Wars: The Old Republic". His portrayal of Tychus Findlay on Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty has stunned fans and won him acclaim across the video game universe. However, Neil may be best known around the globe as the voice of Optimus Prime on the animated television series Transformers: Robots in Disguise. His voice work has also been prominently featured in such series as Digimon, Bleach, Marvel's Iron Man Anime as well as an important upcoming role Naruto, as well as numerous other projects in various forms of media.
During his varied career, Neil has been a theatrical and voice over director as well as a voice over teacher and coach.
He is also the Founder and President of Audio Theater For Our Troops, a non-profit foundation whose mission is to provide respite and audio entertainment to current and former members of the U.S. military and allies via free audio theatrical productions featuring Hollywood's and Broadway's finest performers and writers.
PMBQ (aka "Mai") is an artist entrepreneur specializing in drawing pandas and smiles. Over the past 13 years she has worked on comics and graphic design with Sakura of America, Antarctic Press (Ninja High School, Gold Digger), Dark Horse Comics (Shmoo, Conan), and Marvel (New X-Men). She has also self-published her own comic, Tea Club, on the web and in print form. Her artwork has won the Creativity 29 Gold and American Graphic Design Awards.
While still a young college student and part-time hacker in 1998, Steve got his first job at an anime company as a digital animator. It was a dream come true for any fan who grew up on Robotech and Macross to be working somewhere in the anime industry. After slaving away through 80 hour work weeks and one really bad 100 hour work week where he started hallucinating from being awake too long, Steve called it quits and went back to Riverside where he got his B.A. in Creative Writing. Stay in school, kids!
Fresh out of college and eager to work in the anime industry again, Steve joined Harmony Gold to build the Robotech.com website, and has since co-produced and associate-produced several other projects as well, including the Macross restoration, the Robotech:Battlecry video game, the Robotech: Invasion video game, Robotech Remastered and Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. Steve has also been featured in an anime documentary called Geeks, which he has still not had a chance to see.
Since its launch, Robotech.com has constantly been one of the busiest anime-related destinations on the internet, being the subject of a Conan O'Brien feature and mentioned on countless anime websites. You can email Steve at email@example.com to send him Robotech-related fan mail, complaints, constructive criticism and suggestions.