Voice Actor Bryce Papenbrook

Voice Actor Bryce Papenbrook to Appear at Otakon 2015

Baltimore, MD (June 9, 2015) – Otakorp Inc. has added prolific voice actor Bryce Papenbrook to the guest roster for Otakon 2015. He is known for his roles in such shows as Attack on Titan, Sword Art Online, and the Durarara!! series and its sequel.

He said, “I’m excited to travel to Baltimore for the first time to make an appearance at Otakon. I’ll finally be able to talk about [redacted], which will make it an especially memorable event.”

Papenbrook has been a professional voice-over artist since age 8. He was introduced to the voice acting scene by his father, Bob Papenbrook, and has continued the trade in his footsteps.

Among his credits are numerous video games, cartoons, and television shows. Some recent roles include Eren in “Attack on Titan“; Kirito in “Sword Art Online” and “Sword Art Online II“; Rin Okumura in “Blue Exorcist“; Chooki and Lydendor in “Tenkai Knights“; Red in “Pokémon Origins”; Machina Kunagiri in “Final Fantasy Type-0“; Masaomi Kida in “Durarara!!” and “Durarara!! X2″; Theodore in “Persona Q”; Makoto Naegi in “Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc”; Nagito Komaeda in “Super Dangan Ronpa 2”; Staz Charlie Blood in “Blood Lad“; Adrien a.k.a. Cat Noir in “Miraculous Ladybug”; Clay Sizemore in “Soul Eater Not!“; Kaname Isaki in “A Lull in the Sea“; numerous roles in “Call of Duty: Ghosts”; Tiz Arrior in “Bravely Default”; Adol Christin in “Ys: Memories of Celceta”; Inky in “PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures Game”; Black Ranger in “Power Rangers Megaforce Game”; Sultan in “Disney Princess Palace Pets”; Lest in “Rune Factory 4”; Henry in “Fire Emblem: Awakening”; Issachar in “Shin Megami Tensei IV”; Asbel Lhant in “Tales of Graces F”; Zidane Tribal in “Final Fantasy Dissidia 012”; and Guan Ping in “Dynasty Warriors.” Past leading roles include Shugo in “.hack//SIGNLegend of the Twilight”; Jack in “MAR“; Jack Russell in “Radiata Stories”; Hanabusa Aido in “Vampire Knight“; and Isami Fujiwara in “Noein.”

Papenbrook appears with assistance from Aniplex.

Papenbrook appears as a guest of Otakon courtesy Epoch Talent LLC, a multi-service talent booking agency connecting film and TV stars, voice overartists, internet personalities, celebrated cosplayers, musical guests, and pop culture icons with appearance opportunities at pop culture conventions, anime conventions, speaking engagements, and more.

Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases such as “Sword Art Online,” “Kill la Kill,” “Bakemonogatari,” “Durarara!!,” “Fate/Zero,” “Puella Magi Madoka Magica,” “the Garden of sinners,” “Blue Exorcist,” “anohana: The Movie,” “Silver Spoon,” “OREIMO 2,” “Blast of Tempest,” “Magi – The Labyrinth of Magic,” “Oreshura,” and “Vividred Operation.” The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes the most recent titles: “Sword Art Online II,” “ALDNOAH.ZERO,” “Persona4 the Golden ANIMANTION,” “MEKAKUCITY ACTORS,” “The irregular at magic high school,” “Mushi-Shi Next Passage,” “Nanana’s Buried Treasure,” “NISEKOI,” “World Conquest Zvezda Plot,” “Magi – The Kingdom of Magic,” and “Samurai Flamenco.”

Otakon 2015 will be held July 24-26 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. Otakon 2015 is celebrating fairy tales, folk stories, myths, and legends. Keep your eyes out for content, artwork, and guests with connections to our theme.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty-second year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore’s few large, city-wide events, drawing over 34,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 100,000 turnstile attendees). Otakon is amembership based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.

For more information about Otakorp, Inc., seehttp://www.otakon.com/otakorp/index.asp
For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2015, seehttp://www.otakon.com/

Actor Darrel Guilbeau

VOICE ACTOR DARREL GUILBEAU HEADLINING 2015 ARKANSAS ANIME FESTIVAL

Fan favorite voiceover artist Darrel Guilbeau will be appearing at the Spring 2015 Arkansas Anime Festival on May 29-31 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center located on 1500 S 48th Street in Springdale, Arkansas.  Darrel is best known for his work in anime and video games, particularly his roles as Mikado Ryugamine in DuRaRaRa!!, Ren Hakuryu in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Koji Rokumasu in Buso Renkin, Amaimon in Blue Exorcist, and as Viewtiful Joe in Capcom vs. Marvel 3.Darrel’s appearance marks only his second appearance at an anime convention in Arkansas.

“We are super Excited to have Mr. Guilbeau as one of our main guests here at A2F, he has played some really awesome parts!”  –  Brooklyn Shock, Convention Organizer

“I’m looking forward to returning to Arkansas to see old friends and to make new ones at the con.  This will be my first appearance at Arkansas Anime Festival and it promises to be a great weekend,” Darrel stated. Darrel will be meeting with fans, signing autographs, and participating in programming during the convention weekend, including a very spirited, interactive panel hosted by Darrel himself. Arkansas Anime Festival 2015 marks the ninth year for Arkansas’ premiere anime convention. In addition to celebrity guests, AAF 2015 will feature cosplay, vendors, artists, special events, panels, gaming, and more.

Darrel Guilbeau appears as a guest of Arkansas Anime Festival courtesy Epoch Talent LLC, a multi-service talent booking agency connecting film and TV stars, voice over artists, internet personalities, celebrated cosplayers, musical guests, and pop culture icons with appearance opportunities at pop culture conventions, anime conventions, speaking engagements, and more.

Online:

www.arkansasanimefestival.com

www.epochtalent.com