Peter is known around the convention circuit as the voice of many costume/cosplay contests!
Having worked on the stages of Tokyo in Tulsa, Anime Iowa, SoonerCon, Anime Festival Wichita, GlitchCon, WhoFest Dallas, Ahn!Con and so many more in the plains states since 2001, Peter Pixie is THE Host with the Most!
Peter has also been involved in the convention scene since his teens and has been honored to be a part of the community. Being your Master of Ceremonies at every convention he works is simply a joy for him. No matter what your Fandom is, Peter supports your right to be a part of it!
In addition to hosting many Opening and Closing Ceremonies and so many great fashion shows and Burlesque events, Peter also hosts stages at Ren Faires such as Great Plains Renaissance Festival and the Renaissance and Fantasy Faire of the Ozarks.×
Chuck Huber started acting in Anime in the roles of Garlic Jr. and Android 17 in DBZ. Since then he has voiced hundreds of characters including Hiei in YuYu Hakusho, Stein in Soul Eater, Kululu in Sgt. Frog, Mohji in One Piece, Shou Tucker in Full Metal Alchemist, Han in Blue Gender, Hiro in Shin Chan, Ashe in Black Butler, Reever in D. Gray Man, Hector in Glass Fleet, Yuichi in Initial D., Akai in Oh Edo Rocket, Melt in The Tower of Druaga, Adashino in Mushishi, Eric Nishijima in Darker Than Black, Havel in Trinity Blood, Austria in Hetalia and many more. He has been a writer on Hetalia, Sgt. Frog, Baccano, Spice and Wolf and others.
As a filmmaker Chuck has acted, produced, written or directed for Arbor Day – The Musical, The Troubadoors, The Fragility of Seconds, The Mechanical Grave, Odd Man Out among others. He began acting in Chicago at the Goodman Theater, Court Theater, Steppenwolf Theater after graduating from DePaul University and continues to work on stages in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Most recently he played Hugh Jameison in the movie Parkland, produced by Tom Hanks and starring Billy Bob Thornton and Paul Giamatti.×
Lucien is a voice actor specializing in characters for animation, video games, commercials, and other media.
His animé credits include Waver Velvet in Fate/Zero, Takumu Mayuzumi in Accel World, Ja’far in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Adolf K. Weismann and Tatara Totsuka in K, Blue in Pokémon Origins, as well as Chili and additional characters on the regular Pokémon series, Keita in Sword Art Online, Sarai in Naruto Shippuden: The Lost Tower, Takakura in B-Daman: Crossfire, and Isaac and young Kotetsu in both the Tiger & Bunny TV series as well as the movie, The Beginning.
Video game credits include Dust in Dust: An Elysian Tail, Hifumi Yamada in Dangan Ronpa, Dr. Victor S. Court in Bravely Default, Kerith in the Dance Central video game franchise, Li Dian in Dynasty Warriors 8, Zack in Time & Eternity, Blinky and Skeebo in Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, and additional voices in Disney Infinity and Skylanders (Giants and Swap Force).
He is also the voice of Nello in Ferrari World’s Speed of Magic ride, as well as Tom in the American version of Tree Fu Tom which can be seen on PBS Sprout. You can find out more about Lucien and his work by visiting his web-site at luciendodge.com.×
Erica was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She became interested in voice-over during her early teen years through anime and video games. Making up and imitating voices from her favorite shows and games as a hobby quickly turned into long term goal to get into the voice-over industry. Several years and one giant move across the country later, she is currently residing in Los Angeles and working as a professional voice-over artist.
Her video game works include Pac in “Pac-man and the Ghostly Adventures”, Fran in “Demon Gaze”, Eryn in “Fairy Fencer F”, Micie in “Atelier Escha & Logy”, Lucchini in “The Witch and the Hundred Knight”, Corbin in “Dust: An Elysian Tail”, Pearl in “Heroes of Newerth”, and Esmy in “Cryamore”.
In the Anime side of things she is best known for her roles as Aladdin in “Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic” and Jasmine, young Staz, and Angry in “Blood Lad”. Erica is also very excited to finally be able to talk about her involvement in the hit series, “Kill la Kill”. You can start hearing her as Ryuko Matoi this summer.×
Dan Coglan, a.k.a. “Samurai Dan,” and his wife, Jillian, are the acknowledged masters of marital… er, MARTIAL mayhem. This dynamic duo travels the civilized portions of the U.S., bringing their unique show to curious and horrified audiences alike.
In addition to their high-energy, mostly safe stage shows (where razor sharp blades and barbs fly) the couple teaches historical and hysterical panels on the way of the warrior. Offering a wide range of lectures and interactive workshops, Dan and his lethal love Jillian are guaranteed to provide con attendees fun and fulfillment.
Due to a supreme lack of filter, Dan also performs standup comedy, and lives to embarrass his wife onstage, in censored and uncensored settings.
A storyteller at heart, Dan is finishing his third horror novel, and offers insights into the creative process with panels for the aspiring writer as well.×
D.C. & C. Michael McGannon are authors of the acclaimed series “Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters”, among other titles. They are award-winning entertainers, and the humorous father/son duo known as The Monster Guys, mixing humor, horror, and all manner of comedic improv to special events.
They have also added to their list of credits as creators of the table-top card game based on their “Monster Hunters” series of novels. Their writing has inspired an Advocacy Project to support libraries across the country, and their voices serve the voiceless addressing issues such as bullying and child literacy.
They are consistently hired out to do voice-acting for themselves, and are known to descend upon their neighbors’ back yards and local parks in search of terrifying monsters in order to protect innocent civilians. Neither D.C. nor Michael have ever actually caught a terrifying monster, but people regularly smile at them and thank them for their efforts.
When The Monster Guys are not writing, hunting monsters, or voice-acting for themselves, they are travelling to exciting conventions to meet new friends.×
Portland’s The Slants are the first and only all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. They offer up catchy dance beats, strong hooks, and a bombastic live show that is “not to be missed” (The Westword). The Willamette Week says “While the band may well be best experienced live, Slants releases always promise a few blistering, note-perfect singles.” The music is the perfect combination of 80′s driven synth pop with hard-hitting indie, floor-filling beats which fans affectionately dub as “Chinatown Dance Rock.”
They’ve been featured on Conan O’Brien, BBC, HBO, NPR, and over 1500 radio stations, TV shows, magazines, and websites worldwide.
17 international tours, including appearances in 46 of 50 U.S states, have led to headlining showcases at major festivals such as SXSW, MusicfestNW, San Diego Comic-Con, Dragon Con. The band has also tour/provided support for The Decemberists, Mindless Self Indulgence, Girl Talk, Apl.De.Ap (of Black Eyed Peas), Blindpilot and Shonen Knife. In 2011, The Slants worked with the Department of Defense for a series of shows at U.S and NATO bases in Eastern Europe, dubbed “Operation Gratitude.”
Every one of their last 5 music videos have gone viral, gaining tens of thousands of views within days; “You Make Me Alive” reached nearly a quarter million views in less than four months and is being broadcasted in 82 countries worldwide.
Two of their recent music videos feature martial arts choreography by Sammo Hung (The Matrix, Ip Man, & Enter the Dragon) and international stars Daniel Wu and Shu Qi.
They’ve won “Album of the Year” and “Editor’s Choice” from dozens of magazines, including Willamette Week, LA Weekly, Shojo Beat, Village Voice, City Beat, and Rockwired.
Whether rocking music halls, anime conventions, maximum-security prisons, colleges, or army bases, it’s clear that The Slants’ infectious brand of “so damn good” music will leave you wanting more (MRU Magazine)×
During the Dinner with the Stars event, you can join in on the fun with Beard and Bean as they once again host “Are you Smarter than a Voice Actor?” This is a rare opportunity to get to know the voice actors, and laugh along with the antics of Beard and Bean.
Beard and Bean are lifelong geeks and performers who love to support people who “Get Their Geek-On”! Beard and Bean have been a part of AFW since AFW3. During the past few years they’ve enjoyed bringing people together with the Anime Fear Factor show, The Ultimate Geek Spelling Bee, scavenger hunts, boffer battles, panels, games of Cards Against Humanity, and Super Secret All Adult Late Night Panels (ssssshhhhh…the administrators of AFW still don’t know it happened.)
What sorts of trouble will they bring to AFW this year?×