Project A-Kon 14 had a large roundup of Guests of Honor, Industry Guests, and notable celebrities this year and fans had plenty of chances to catch them at concerts, panels, workshops, banquets, komik market area, in the dealers room, or even strolling the halls and quite happy to give autographs.  Listed below are the attending Guests along with a short highlight from their massive talented careers:

Project A-Kon 14
Guests of Honor

Writers: Jonathan Clements: Translator, Sol Bianca, The Cockpit, Streetfighter II, Gunsmith Cats, Ironfist Chinmi, and Slow Step, and co-author of the Anime Encyclopedia, and the forthcoming Dorama Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese TV Drama Since 1953; P.N. Elrod: Vampire Files, Jonathan Barrett: Gentleman Vampire, I, Strahd, His Father's Son; Rhonda Eudaly: Writer, Musician, fiction and non-fiction;  Melanie Fletcher: Artist, Star Quality, Heramaphrodite, The Erotic Writers Market Guide, Mind and Body;  Jan Scott-Frazier: Artland, Production IG, TAO Corp., Genesis Digital Publishing Company, Atelier BWCA, RikiOh 2, Locke the Superman, Shurato, Bubblegum Crash, Moldiver, Genocyber and SWAT Kats, Comic ON;  Daniel Kanemitsu: Freelance translator, interpreter, and author, Tony Takezaki's AD Police 25:00, Gasaraki, Love Hina, Martian Successor Nadesico, Sakura Taisen the Movie;  Manga Graphix: Creators of Witch Girls by Malcom Harris;  Lee Martindale: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Society for Creative Anachronism;  Helen McCarthy: Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation: Films, Themes, Artistry and The Anime Movie Guide, Co-Author of The Erotic Anime Movie Guide and Anime! A Beginners Guide to Japanese Animation;  Jana G. Oliver: The Lover's Knot, Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense;  Jonathan "Jake" Tarbox: Senior Editor for Raijin Comics, Fist of the North Star, Slam Dunk, and City Hunter

Film Makers: DNA Studios: Animation contributor, Fox Television, CBS, NBC, Showtime, Comedy Central, MTV, 3D "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius", and the 2D "Sheila, the Gila";  Funimation Studios: Producers of the American version of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Yu Yu Hakusho;  Strong Arm Productions: Documentary of A-Kon 14

Cosplayers: Tristen Citrine and Lisa "Honey-chan" Nelson both holding panels on cosplay skit presentations and hall cosplay ideas and improvements

Artists: Dementia7 Studios: Digital animation and music production studio, Walt Disney World's Epcot Center, Motorola, IBM, and Circular Records;  The Sun String Quartet: Performances given during the Banquet on Sunday featuring music written for anime films and TV series;  Newton Ewell: Gaming Illustrator, Turok II: Seeds of Evil, Stratosphere, and Cartoon Frolics' Totems comic book;  Bruce Faulconer: Music Composer, DragonBall Z;  Iain Gill: Artist, Consume or Die;  Steve Kyte: Artist and Illustrator, A-Kon Program Book;  Joshua Lesnick: Artist and creator of online comic Wendy;  Bruce Lewis: Cartoonist, illustrator, writer, Robotech: Invid War Aftermath, Robotech: Hohsq's Story, and Robotech Aftermath: Megaroad, Gall Force: Eternal Story, Star Blazers: The Magazine of Space Battleship Yamato, Juku: A Comics Album, Cheap Disposable Entertainment;  Edward Luena: Creator of the Furry Comic Crow of the Bear Clan;  Lee W. Madison: Artist, A-Kon Badge Art and T-shirt designs;  MillerMuller Ballet: Ballet performances exclusive to Project A-Kon main events;  Girljin Para Patrol: Bink and Kimi, avid practitioners of parapara;  Kikimo-dan: Neko^2 and Ali-chan, parapara original choreography;  Phillip Nelson: NewTek, Video Toaster, LightWave 3D;  Brian Stelfreeze: Comic Artist, Studio Gaijin;  Tavicat Studios: Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, Sushi Girl, Wonder Three, I Feel Sick, Ranklechick, His Three Legged Cat;  Rosearik Rikki Simons: Writer, 3D Illustrator, Digital Painter, Colorist, Voice Actor;  Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons: Character Designer, Illustrator, Photo Stylist & Colorist;  Valkyrie Games: Stellar Horizons game developer

Voice Actors and Actresses: Greg Ayres: Saiyuki, Steel Angel Kurumi, Neo Ranga, Full Metal Panic;  Bob Bergen: Spirited Away, Akira, and Lupin;  Tiffany Grant: Evangelion, Plastic Little, Blue Seed, Burn Up!, Slayers, Sol Bianca, Super Atragon, Devil Hunter Yohko, and many more;  Kyle Hebert: Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Blue Gender;  Jason Lee: Blue Seed, Evangelion, Wizards & Warriors, Burn Up, Burn Up W, Suikoden, Ellcia, Super Atragon, Devil Hunter Yohko, Fire Emblem, Gunsmith Cats, Sukeban Deka, Bubblegum Crisis 2040, Street Fighter II V, Spriggan, Sorcerer Hunters, Heavy Gear 2, Wonders 3, Gamera;  Amanda Winn-Lee: Evangelion, Dragon Half, Wizards & Warriors, Devil Hunter Yohko, Blue Seed, Ellcia, Tail Concerto, Burn Up, Burn Up W, Thousand Arms, Gunsmith Cats, Master Of Mosquiton, Goldenboy, Super Atragon, Fire Emblem, Sukeban Deka, Gamera;  Mike McFarland: Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, Lupin the 3rd: The Secret of Twilight Gemini, The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure, Dragon of Doom, Fruits Basket, Yu Yu Hakusho;  Scott McNeil: Beast Machines, Beast Wars, Beetleborgs Metallix, Darkstalkers, Double Dragon, Dragonball Z, Dragonball Z: Deadzone, Dragonball Z: The World's Strongest, G.I. Joe Extreme, Gundam Wing, Mega Man, The New Adventures of He-Man, Night Warriors, Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, Ranma 1/2, ReBoot, Robocop: Alpha Commando, Street Fighter, Warriors of Virtue, and The Wizard of Oz.;  Stephanie Nadolny: Voice actress, singer, performing artist;  Christopher Patton: Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040, Rahxephon, Excel Saga, Spriggan, Martian Succesor Nadesico, Shirou Chance Pop Session, Princess Nine, Triangle Sessions, and Gasaraki;  Monica Rial: Gasaraki, Princess Nine, Generator Gawl, Steel Angel Kurumi, and Excel Saga;  Eric Vale: Dragon Ball Z, Blue Gender, Fruits Basket, Dragon Ball GT. Also writer for Lupin the 3rd movies and one of the writers for Dragon Ball GT;  J Shanon Weaver: Samurai X, Soul Hunter, Devil Lady;  Amy Howard Wilson: Original voice of Nova from StarBlazers

Special Guests: Nov. Takahashi: President of Studio Hard Corporation, "B-Club", "Animedia", "Dragon Magazine" and "Newtype", unique credential of coining the phrase 'CosPlay' in a series of articles he wrote for "My Anime" magazine in the early 1980's;  Duel Jewel: Five-member J- rock band from Tokyo;  Camino: Four-member J- rock band from Tokyo;  Dr. Comet: Artist for Radio Comix and Koei (Kessen)
Publishing Studios: Antarctic Press: Publisher behind Warrior Nun Areala, Ninja High School, Gold Digger and many others;  Ben Dunn: Head of Antarctic Press; creator of Ninja High School, Gigantor, and Warrior Nun Areala;  Fred Perry: Creator of Gold Digger and Legacy;  Joe Wight: Artist for Twilight X and contributed work to Gold Digger, Ninja High School, Warrior Nun and Shotgun Mary;  Doug Dlin: Antarctic Press, Cybertronian, Transformers Guide;  Jochen Weltjens: Guru eFX coloring studio, Antarctic's How to Color for Comics, Marvel's Mangaverse;  Rod Espinosa: Contributed to Ninja High School and For Eternity, writer for The Courageous Princess. Unable to sell it as a straight book, he decided to adapt the story to comics. Ignatz winner for the Outstanding Artist and Promising New Talent categories.;  Lee Duhlig: Guru eFX coloring studio, How to Color for Comics, Marvel's Mangaverse, Random Outburst Theater;  David Hutchison: Artist, Prayer of the Vampire to Gigantor, How to Draw Manga Ninja High School, Dragon Arms;  Radio Comix: Publisher behind Furrlough, Genus, Milk!, The Art of Usagi Yojimbo and many more;  Elin Winkler: President, Editor in Chief, Publisher, Writer Tales of the Fehnik;  Pat Duke: Publisher, Author, Artist;  Matthew High: Retailer Liaison;  Will Allison: Artist of Trouble Express, Mangaphile, Pervert Club and more!;  John Barrett: Tezuka award winning artist and co-creator and artist of Edge Guard a spin-off from Fred Perry's Gold Digger;  Diana X. Sprinkle: Artist of Furrlough, Mangaphile, Genus and more.  Also does Saiko & Lavender for a different company;  Michael Vega: Artist, Monsters of Rock, Saiko & Lavender;  Kai Robertson: Writer, Monsters of Rock;  James Hanrahan: Writer, Unusual U, Ninja High School;  Eddie Perkins: Writer/artist of Furrlough and Genus!;  Ursula Husted: Artist, Furrlough;  I.C. Entertainment: Publishers behind Vampire Princess Miyu, Crusher Joe, and Cutey Honey;  Steve Bennett: Animator for Urusei Yatsura, Final Yamato, and conducts Cel Animation Workshops;  Kei Blue: ICE's Domestic Affairs Manager, Freelance Artist for many anime conventions; Skunk Comics: Publishers behind ITA: Code of the Dragon;  Samuel Bohon: Head of Skunk Comics, Creator and Scripts for ITA: Code of the Dragon, Manga Preview USA;  Walker Plagge: Artist for ITA;  Sally Ridout: Colorist for ITA, web designer;  Carol McAlister: Inker for ITA, head of ITA / RPG;  Robert DeJesus: Artist, Studio Capsule, Playstation Magazine, 100% Independent, Studio Udon, Marvel Comics, Anime Invasion

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