|It's the NekoCon 2003
Guest Roundup! Guests for this year included the Usual Suspects as well as several new
favorites for 2003. Top names to highlight this year included Greg Ayres, Chris Patton,
Deb Rabbai, Fred Perry, Monica Rial, Jan Scott-Frazier, Steve Bennett, Christy Lijewski, and
Robert and Emily DeJesus.
|Greg Ayres: Voice Actor for ADV Films: Son Goku in Saiyuki,
Shinji Kazama in Full Metal Panic, Yuya Asou in SuperGals, Tsubasa Sasai in Neoranga,
Mikhail in Steel Angel Kurumi, and an upcoming role in Those Who Hunt Elves.
Chris Patton: Voice Actor: lead characters in RahXephon and Full Metal Panic, Shun in St. Seiya, Flame Soul in Orphen II, Rei in Super Gals, Oghiro in Angelic Layer, Muifuille in Sorcerer Hunter OVAs, Yu Ominae in Spriggan, Yushiro Gowa in Gasaraki, Seishiro Natsume in Princess Nine, Key in Excel Saga, Obistu in Gamera II, Attack of Legion, and Ventus in Squaresoft's RPG, Unlimited Saga.
Deb Rabbai: AKA Angora Deb, Improv and Voice Actress: Maze, Yuka in Geobreeders, Alcyone in Magic Knights Rayearth, and Sofia in Battle Arena Toshinden.
Fred Perry: Creator, Writer and Artist: Longtime popular artist with comic series "Gold Digger" now an animated video.
Monica Rial: Voice Actress for ADV: Haruka in RahXephon, Kirika in Noir, and Miharu in Gasaraki.
Jan Scott-Frazier: Industry Animator, Producer and Director, Teacher, Artist, Story Teller, and Translator for Tokyo Pop. Basically your best and only Jack-of-all-Trades.
I.C. Entertainment: US Publishers of Imported Japanese Manga and the new AmeriManga Magazine whose premier titles include: Hanaukyo Maid Team, Di Gi Charat, AI Revolution, No Bra, Vampire Princess Miyu, and many more. Captain of the ship Steve Bennett, longtime veteran in the grrwing anime industry, led panels and instructing the cel-painting workshops. Also joining the I.C. crew is new artist Christy Lijewski to fill up the final Guest rollcall for NekoCon 2003.
Studio Capsule: Robert and Emily DeJesus: Robert is a freelance artist whose credits include being extremely popular anime and manga artist for Dark Horse Comics and Antarctic Press, Illustrator for PSM (Playstation Magazine), and designer of Banzai Chibi-chan, the magazine's mascot.
Special Guest: G-chan's turtle. hehe
[Guests of Honor]