Each year Anime Detour works hard to bring people from all over the Anime universe as well as local talent from Minnesota! We endeavor to invite artists, writers, fan guests, voice actors, and perhaps a producer or director (if we can get them away from their work ^_^). Please only submit guest suggestions during the summer as our convention cycle limits our input period for attendees and industry promoters to a realistic timeframe.
The panels are a great place for fans to ask questions about their favorite people in the Anime community. Check out our guests below, and don't miss out on all the fun!
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Guests of Honor
Daniel “Stitch” Mohr – Comic artist, author, and actor who was born and bred in Minnesota. Daniel writes and draws the web comic “Everyday Gods” which debuted in 2007, and draws the web comic “World Wide News” as well. “Life is a Natural One” is a new straight to print comic that Daniel created for a Wisconsin paper, but is being converted to a comic book medium. He is known for his Top Hat, puppet companion, and being an equal opportunity offender, however he promises to be good for at least five minutes a day. As well as being an artist, Daniel has performed in many theatrical productions, from community theaters to professional work. Acting has always been a great passion of his. Currently he lives with his wife in St Paul, where they run Mohr Creations together selling his artwork and her custom made fine jewelry. Daniel has also begun his own publishing company, Wolfie B Bad Productions.
Wolfie B Bad – Wolfie was born in Minnesota, and was born to be an actor. He was on stage making audiences laugh when he was only three months old. Since then he has expanded his repertoire to include audience participation stand up, and carousing on an Olympic level. Wolfie has presented at fortune 500 companies, and has also run for president. Vote Awesome in any future election, they all pay well.
Since 2000, the born-and- raised-in- Los-Angeles- because-someone- had-to- be Rachel Robinson’s voice,
known for villains, authority figures and various accented heavies, has spanned the spectrum of video
games, animation, national commercials, promos and anime.
In gameland, she’s likely best known for her role as saucy Aussie Oerba Yun Fang of Final Fantasy XIII,
XIII-2 and Lightning Returns. Most recently she was announced as robot ADA in Automatron, the first
Fallout 4 DLC. She voices Protoss matriarch Vorazun, in StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, Goetia in
Xenoblade Chronicles X, Nova in There Came an Echo, Time Patroller in DBZ: Xenoverse; and
Serqet, Medusa and Awilix skins in Smite. Additional noted roles (including but not limited to): Argonian
Guildmaster Sees-All- Colors - The Elder Scrolls Online, Charr Rox Whetstone - Guild Wars 2,
Celsius - Tales of Xillia (1 and 2), Holly Whyte - Bravely Default, Commander Nowak – Q.U.B.E.:
Director’s Cut, with more on the way.
In anime, she is proud to be part of the cast of the beautiful Project Itoh: Harmony film as Os Cara
Stauffenberg. She joined the extended One Piece family as Kikyo, as well as the eerie clan of Black
Butler: Book of Circus as Wendy. She voices Joel Raveau in Gangsta, the Chairperson in Riddle
Story of Devil, and Motherglare in Fairy Tail. She is Garak in Snow White with the Red Hair, Quinn
Erari (and Nya-Nyaa the Cat) in Sentai’s Wizard Barristers, Farangis in The Heroic Legend of Arslan;
and Angelica in Show By Rock!!. In tow, Sakura Ohgami in Danganronpa: The Animation, Haruka in
The Rolling Girls, Commander in Nobunagun, and Uncho Kan'u in Ikki Tousen. Her known villains
include Zorin Blitz in Hellsing Ultimate; Empress Megaria in Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters,
Cameran in Sailor Moon (Viz), and Chizuru in Tokyo Ravens. Other warblings include Queen
Elizabeth II - Hetalia: The Beautiful World; Lidvia Lorenzetti - A Certain Magical Index II, Yuki
Mizushima - The Devil is a Part Timer!, Lori - Free! Eternal Summer, various additional roles in
Attack on Titan, Space Dandy, Terror in Resonance, Tokyo Ghoul, Yurikuma Arashi, Prison
School, Sky Wizards Academy, Blood Blockade Battlefront, Ultimate Otaku Teacher, Death
Parade, and many other titles with more in the pipeline. In other arenas, she has also voiced a couple of
bitchy high school girls (American Dad!), Mary, Mother of Jesus in ‘Universal Remote’ and
mismatched celebrities Pamela Anderson and Verne Troyer in Celebrity Death Match (same episode,
different death matches.)
Rachel tapped into the world of ADR localization in early 2015; getting her feet wet with several episodes
of Kamisama Kiss II; and was on the writing staff of Show By Rock!!, Snow White with the Red Hair
and an as yet still hush-hush major upcoming release, with, again, more on the way. She also freelance
writes, sings, and paints. Portraits or walls. She has a BFA from Syracuse University in Film, is a
classically trained pianist, an excellent driver, knows the military alphabet, and does a mean Katharine
Hepburn impression. Accurate mean, not mean-mean.
Follow Rachel’s occasionally entertaining tweets: @larynx_lynx, or get more info on projects and
appearances on FB: Rachel Robinson Voice Actress or at www.rachel-robinson.com
Returning Guests of Honor
Alumni Guests of Honor
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 Fate/Zero (Beserker), Blue Exorcist (Bon Suguro), Fire Emblem Awakening (Frederick, Validar), 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, Skylanders, 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.
Kristofer “Phade” McCormic is the creator of www.AnimeMusicVideos.org, the site considered to be THE place to go when you want to know anything and everything about Anime Music Videos (AMVs). As always we are thrilled that he will be returning to Anime Detour this year bringing a whole new exciting batch of AMVs for your viewing pleasure.
Tony Oliver, began his career 25 years ago as an actor on stage and camera performing in several feature films and dozens of plays. He found success as a voice over artist, lending his voice to one of the first foreign made animated features to receive wide US release ("The Sea Prince and the Fire Child"). His first foray into television was as the lead voice in the groundbreaking animated series "Robotech". Following that he turned his attention to writing but continued his voice acting career. In 1988 he joined Saban Entertainment as a story editor where he wrote and produced an award winning adaptation of "The Jungle Book" and story edited the long running Nickelodeon anime series "The Noozles".
In 1992, Tony was tapped to help create a new kind of children's television show. The result was the mega hit, "The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers". Tony not only served as the development producer and head writer but also wrote the pilot, produced the network presentation, Co-Produced the series, directed the voice actors, and produced the Power Rangers live appearance at Universal Studios, which drew an estimated 50,000 people on a single day. Later in the year he co-developed and wrote the script for the international sensation "Mighty Morphin Power Ranger - Live Tour".
Since leaving Saban Entertainment in 1999, Tony has continued to develop, produce, voice and direct numerous projects for TV, Video Games, and New Media. More recent projects include “.hack//GU” a multi-player online video game; “Daigunder”, for ABC Family/Disney; “Gurren Lagann” a breakthrough anime series airing on the Sci Fi Channel, “Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers” which premiered on screens nationwide, “Gormiti” airing on Cartoon Network and "Martha & Friends", from Martha Stewart and 4Kids Entertainment as well as voice directing numerous video games including "League of Legends".
Tony’s many voice acting credits include, “Hoodwinked 2”, Lupin in “Lupin the 3rd”, Hibiki in “Vandread”, Gojyo in “Sayuki Reload”, Harry in “Gun Grave”, Ranmaru in “Tokko”, Shinbo in “Cho-bits”, Ulquiorra in “Bleach”, Minato the 4th Hokage in “Naruto” and Saba in the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” as well as voices in video games such as “Delta Force: Black Hawk Down”, “Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring”, “Dynasty Warriors”, “World of Warcraft”, “Everquest”, “Neverwinter Knights”, “Xenosaga”, “Magna Carta II”, “Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight”, ”Basara 3” and “BlazBlue”. He has recently adapted and directed the English releases of “K-ON! The Movie” , “Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan” (currently on Neon Alley), “Fate/Zero” (also on Neon Alley) and voice directed the highly anticipated “Dangan Ronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc” due to be released in early 2014.