Guest Requests 2014!

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Guest Requests 2014!

Postby cactusmomma » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:22 pm

Who do you want to see for 2014? Kindly let us know! We're here to serve up a hot dish or two for our tenth anniversary!


Here is Mira and Bo's post from past couple year's threads, illustrating how I would like things to be formatted:


It's that time, but once again let's try to keep a unified format when requesting guests, while keeping it short, sweet, direct, and relevant.

We ask this so it is easier for us, the staff, to go through the list without missing anything. At the very least, please BOLD and/or increase the font size oft he guest's name, and if listing multiple guests, please put them on separate lines. This makes it 10x easier to sort through the requests, and reference the posts at our meetings.

I'll provide an example below... which is actually a request. ^_^

David Hayter

Anime / VG Works: Along with lending his voice to various 'other characters' in several anime series' during the 90's, David is probably best known as the english voice of Solid Snake / Naked Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series, and Sean Barker in the live action movie Guyver: Dark Hero.

Other Works: Most of us will instantly recognise him as the voice of Snake, but David is also an accomplished screenwriter. His works include X-Men, X-Men 2 (story and screenplay), The Scorpion King, and Watchmen.

Fun Facts: David speaks fluent Japanese, and is the only voice actor to play through all of the Metal Gear Solid games. (edit, this may be wrong, Josh Keaton may have done this feat as well)




The more organised your request is, the more likely it will be to catch our attention. (Just because the font is bigger or more colorful, doesn't mean it will happen! We look at -everyone's- posts!) Remember, we not only look for Japanese guests and voice actors, but also relevant internet guest, and those in the video games industry as well.

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Re: Guest Requests 2014!

Postby CurlyLox » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:42 pm

Kevin Michael Richardson

Anime / Cartoon / VG Works: voice of Panthro (Thundercats 2012), J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter (Young Justice), Kilowog (Green Lantern: The Animated Series), Rampage (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Shredder (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Ian the Gator (Disney's The Princess and the Frog)

Fun Facts: He is well known for his deep voice and playing a wide variety of characters since the early 1990s.



Dante Basco

Anime / Cartoon / VG Works: voice of Prince Zuko (Avatar: The Last Airbender), General Iroh (The Legend of Korra), Scorpion (Ultimate Spiderman), Karate Kid (JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time)

Other Works: Rufio (Hook), Ramos (Take the Lead), Dolph (But I'm a Cheerleader)

Fun Facts: Dante Basco has produced 2 films, and is one of the founders of DPL – Da’ Poetry Lounge (formerly Dante’s Poetry Lounge) which became the premiere poetry venue on the West Coast.



Greg Cipes

Anime / Cartoon / VG Works: voice of Beast Boy (Teen Titans, New Teen Titans, & Teen Titans Go!), Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Iron Fist / Danny Rand (Ultimate Spiderman), Ben 10 (Kevin Levin), Chiro (Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!)

Fun Facts: A martial artist, surfer, skateboarder who's favorite TV show growing up was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Quote: "I remember watching the turtles surf through the sewers and I was like, I wanna do that!"


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2014 Cosplays; the theme this year is Gender-Bending
Aquaman - Justice League (DC) 95% completed
Loke - Fairy Tail 100% completed!!

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Re: Guest Requests 2014!

Postby solidfalcon » Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:07 am

Jennifer Hale

Anime / VG Works: Chances are you've heard her voice somewhere before, be it in cartoons or games. She is best known, at least for me, as Female Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect tilogy. She also provided voice work in Metroid Prime games as Samus, Metal Gear Solid as Naomi Hunter, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Diablo III, Bioshock Infinite and countless titles more.

Other Works: She also provides the voice of Cinderella and Aurora(Sleeping Beauty), Ms. Keane and Princess Morbucks from The Powerpuff Girls, Felicia Hardy/Black Cat from Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Kyoshi from Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra and much more.

Fun Facts: She has been awarded with a Guinness World Record for being "the most prolific videogame voice actor (female)"!


Ali Hillis

Anime / VG Works: Probably best known for providing the voice of Lightning from the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy and Dissidia series, as well as Liara T'Soni from the Mass Effect trilogy. She also provides the voice of Karin from Naruto Shippuden.

Other Works: She also voices Palutena from Kid Icarus: Uprising, Dr. Ariel Hanson from StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and Emma Frost from the Marvel Anime: X-Men


Liam O'Brien

Anime / VG Works: Best known for providing the voice of Gaara from Naruto, Lloyd from Code Geass, Jushiro Ukitake from Bleach, Dist from Tales of the Abyss, Caius Ballad, from Final Fantasy XIII trilogy and Kain Highwind from Final Fantasy IV and the Dissidia series.

Other Works: He voices Red Skull from Avengers Assemble, Issac from Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, Sha of Violence and Illidan Stormrage from World of Warcraft. And much more!


Steve Blum

Anime / VG Works: He is probably best known for his role as TOM, the host of Toonami. He is also the voice of Spike from Cowboy Bebop, Roger Smith from The Big O, Orochimaru from Naruto, Darcia from Wolf's Rain and countless other titles. Chances are you've heard him!

Other Works: He also voiced Amon in the Legend of Korra, Grunt in the Mass Effect Trilogy, Starscream in Transformers: Prime, Green Goblin in The Spectacular Spiderman.


And of course, I'd love to see the return of all the Youmacon regulars, such as LittleKuriboh, Team4Star, even D.C Douglas and Jon St John! And maybe even Josh Keaton if he can attend this year! :D

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Re: Guest Requests 2014!

Postby NeptuneFanatic » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:41 pm

I understand you guys prefer guest suggestions to have a list of their VA and other work, but I feel like it'd be easier just to give a simple, organized list of generally known names and hopefully at least one of them will be considered!

However, these two are my *hopeful* Japanese guests:

Naoko Takeuchi (creator of the Sailor Moon franchise)


Kotono Mitsuishi (Japanese voice actor for Usagi/Sailor Moon, Misato Katsuragi in Evangelion, Boa Hancock in One Piece, etc)

General list:

Laura Bailey
Brina Palencia
Chuck Huber
Cynthia Cranz
Caitlin Glass (although this is pretty much a given)
Colleen Clinkenbeard
Johnny Yong Bosch
Luci Christian
Chris Patton
Youmacon 2014 Cosplays:

Friday: Barnaby Brooks Jr. - Tiger & Bunny
Saturday: Lucina - Fire Emblem: Awakening
Sunday: Temari - Naruto Shippuden

Upcoming cons:
Youmacon '14
Almacon '15
Shuto Con '15
Anime Expo '15

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Re: Guest Requests 2014!

Postby Usagi-chan » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:28 am

I would like to suggest Crispen Freeman as one of the Guests. I have contacted him on his Facebook Fan Page and he said he would be more than willing to join us, as long as you can contact him in enough time to show. I can't even list all the voice acting he has done since there are just too many in the first place.
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Re: Guest Requests 2014!

Postby cactusmomma » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:17 am

I know I'll have to post this a couple times throughout the year, but please don't contact guests about appearing at the con. This is why we have threads like this in place, so we can do all of that fancy work. Many guests have agents that they'd like us to go through, since there's a bunch of paperwork, missed work, travel, and fundage involved. Thanks a ton!
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Re: Guest Requests 2014!

Postby Usagi-chan » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:44 am

I had only said something cause I asked him if he has done any conventions in Michigan. He said he hadn't but would love to. Youma was the only one I could think of at the time, though I know there are more. Sorry about that. But he did tell me it had to go through his agent since he does sooo many of them.
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Re: Guest Requests 2014!

Postby LittleFangedWonder » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:10 pm

Steve Blum

Anime / VG Works: Steve Blum has been voice acting for over 20 years, and has seen his fair share of action in Videogames, Anime, and network television cartoons. Most notably he's the Voice of Cowboy Bebops Spike Speigal, Tom the Airship Captain from Toonami and Grunt form Mass Effect 2. He is also in popular works like Naruto, Star Wars, Final Fantasy, Call of Duty, and Gurren Lagann.

Other Works: Steve supports various charities like the ASPCA and Red Cross.

Fun Facts: Steve Blum has lent his voice to over 100 anime and cartoon series and over 300 video games. He's a seasoned voice actor with two decades of experience to share with those who want to get into voice acting!

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(SIDE NOTE) I personally have been requesting (on the forums) Steve's appearance at Youmacon for nearly 6 years. He's also admitted on Twitter that he's never been invited to appear at Youmacon. I mean, really guys? He's one of the biggest names in voice acting. This will be the 10th anniversary of Youmacon, celebrate with a BANG!

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Re: Guest Requests 2014!

Postby cactusmomma » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:02 pm

Usagi: Yeah, it's no problem to go through his agent at all. We just have to be careful, in case a guest takes it as an invite and we're not made aware of it until last minute when they send angry emails wondering where their ticket is. (It's happened before! :s) You're good though! I just have to put out the disclaimer is all!
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Re: Guest Requests 2014!

Postby DemonBlackDragon » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:42 am

My list is a big one but every one is a person I'd love to meet.

One Piece Straw Hat Crew
1.Colleen Clinkenbeard-Monkey D Luffy
2.Christopher R. Sabat-Zoro
3.Luci Christian-Nami
4.Sonny Strait-Usopp
5.Eric Vale-Sanji
6.Brina Palencia-Nico Robin
7.Stephanie Young-Chopper
8.Patrick Seitz-Franky
9.Ian Sinclair-Brook
Other Voice Actors
1.Petrea Burchard-Ryoko (Tenchi Muyo)
2.Tony Oliver-Lupin (Lupin the 3rd)
Web Guests
1.James Rolfe-AVGN
2.Noah Antwiler-Spoony
3.Brad Jones-Cinema Snoob
4.Mark Fischbach-Markiplier

This is my list, please consider them :bow:
Youmacon 2017 cosplay list:
Thursday: Male Ryoko with Female Tenchi (Tenchi Muyo)
Friday: The Joker with Harley Quinn (Batman)
Saturday:Hannyabal with Sadi (One Piece)
Sunday: Hugo with Posion (Streetfighter X Tekken)

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Re: Guest Requests 2014!

Postby kitty » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:02 pm

I'm going to go into the Power Rangers verse.
Blake Foster - justin Stewart
Jason David Frank- tommy Oliver
Johnny- Adam plus about a zillion anime voices
Nakia Burrese- Tanya
Karan Ashley-
David Yost- Billy Cranston
Dan Southworth- Eric Myers (plus he's a stunt man and a voice actor and has voiced for FMA video games)
Jason Chan
Pua Magasiva
Adam tuominen
Jorjito Vargas JR
Kelson Henderson (many characters in pr)
Austin St John ( best power ranger ever)
John Tui
Mike Chat (Chad lee and creator of XMA Xtreme martial Arts)
Matt Mullins- Kamen Rider Dragon Knight (wing knight) (currently working Marvel Agents of Shield)
Marc Decascos
Christopher Khayman Lee
Sean CW Johnson
Allison Macinnis
Ricardo Medina
Rhett FIsher
Philip Andrew
Robert Axelrod

Jeremy Renner- hawkeye (avengers)
Tom Hiddleston (LOKI)
Cosplays 2014
Black Widow-Avengers-25%
The "Modern Classic" Wonder Woman - 15%
?Isabelle Lightwood -The Mortal Instruments - Club/Shadowhunter - both100%

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Re: Guest Requests 2014!

Postby Noah » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:15 pm

I would like to request the cast & crew of the Mega64.

Official site:


They want to come to youmacon. There has been a campaign to get them to youmacon for YEARS. Please invite them at least once!

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Mega64 includes Rocco Botte, Derrick Acosta, Shawn Chatfield, Garrett Hunter, and Eric Baudour

Mega64 is best known for..

- Their television show & straight to dvd show sold on their site.

- their dozens and dozens of viral videos on youtube:

- their skits for produced by Gametrailers & IGN: ... -uses-umds

- their skits featured on The Aquabat Supershow TV show on the Hub:

- Their commercials found on cable tv:

They do draw a crowd too, as proven by their panels at other cons

and the cons/meet ups they have hosted


They add cherished memories to youmacon that people would honestly never forget. Please consider inviting them this year, Youmacon.

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Re: Guest Requests 2014!

Postby coryrain » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:12 pm

Requesting Welcome to Night Vale

A podcast about the small desert town of Night Vale. "It’s like Stephen King and Neil Gaiman started building a town in The Sims and then just… left it running. For years."
Created by Joesph Fink and voiced by Cecil Baldwin
They have done two live tours including a sold out stop in Detroit at the Majestic in March 2014. They have done live shows at cons as well.

Contact page (to make your job even easier)
There is also a twitter account, but I do not believe that is a good way to contact them. It is fun to read @NightValeRadio

I would like to see them:
1)For purely selfish reasons. I missed the live show. :(
2)The Night Vale meet up at Youmacon 2013 was was way bigger than expected and many MANY con goers recognized those of us in cosplay
3)The Night Vale crew loves it's fans and I think there would be a good chance of them attending
Youmacon 2015
Professor Oak Pokemon
Youmacon 2014
Olaf Frozen
Youmacon 2013
Cecil Palmer Welcome to Night Vale

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Re: Guest Requests 2014!

Postby vampyrewolf » Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:41 pm

i would like to request some guest =^_^=

cristina vee (Valenzuela)

she is known for her work as mio in K-on! noel, nu, mu, lamda, saya. in blaz blue. louise in familiar of zero. and homura akemi from madoka magika.

Yuri lowenthal

known most for in his roll of sasuke uchiha. his other works include.
shinra - durarara!!!
simon - gurren lagan
Yosuke Hanamura - persona 4 game and anime.

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Re: Guest Requests 2014!

Postby MonaLisaSmiled » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:07 am

Kirby Morrow

Notable Roles:
Miroku (Inuyasha)
Trowa (Gundam Wing)
Goku (Dragon Ball Z)
Scott Summers/ Cyclops (X-men:Evolution)

Game Grumps

From the Wiki:

Game Grumps is a Shorty Award nominated[2] Let's Play webseries created on July 10, 2012 by comedic game critic Jon Jafari and animator Arin Hanson. In June 2013, Jafari left the show and was replaced by Leigh Daniel "Danny" Avidan, best known as the lead singer in comedic band duo Ninja Sex Party under the name "Danny Sexbang". The YouTube channel has expanded to include several spin-off shows hosted by Hanson and Avidan, as well as fellow animator Ross "Rubberninja" O'Donovan , editor of the show Barry Kramer, and Hanson's wife Suzy.

Andre Meadows (Black Nerd)

Notable Work:

Black Nerd Comedy

Nostalgia Chick

He's pretty funny and definitely in the know about all things nerdy.


Wendee Lee ( VA for Brigadoon, Bleach, Persona 4, Soul Calibur IV, Guilty Gear, Lucky Star. director for Bleach(6 episodes), Digimon (6 episodes), Love Hina, Outlaw Star, and Tales of Vesperia (English voices))

Steve Blum (VA for Legend of Korra, Toonami, Cowboy Bebop, Rounin Kenshin, Transformers Prime, and Digimon. Writer for Digimon (20 episodes)

Crispin Freeman( VA for Hellsing Ultimate, Naruto, Xenosaga Episode III, Noein, Blood+, Eureka Seven, Kurokami, Kingdom Hearts II, Soul Calibur III, S-Cry-Ed, X, Witch Hunter Robin, Star Ocean: Til The End Of Time, .hack//(series) )

Musical Guest:

DJ Amaya:
Not only is he a big fan of anime and idols, he does anime(as well as, idol and k-pop) remixes as well.
Official Site:

I Fight Dragons:
They're music is based around chiptunes and alt rock and is quite nerdy
Official Site:

MC Front a lot:
The face of Nerdcore rap. His rhymes are great and quirky. Pretty enjoyable work.
Official Site:

He has a very unique sound. Using voice and sound samples from films, TV shows, and other places he creates beautiful music.
Official Site:

Local artist who aspires to become an idol. She's very knowledgeable about idols and Japanese culture.
Official Site

Chad Future:
Another local artist. He's an up-and-coming K-pop artist. He wants to bridge the gap between K-pop and American music. He's notable for his covers on YouTube and short time with Heart2Heart.
Official Site
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