Fan World is proud to introduce one of our 2018 Guests of Honor: Mr. Greg Sestero! In addition with this monumental announcement, we will also be hosting a CHARITY SCRIPT READING of The Room with Mr. Sestero (and maybe a certain someone else to still be announced!) as well as the special airing of an unreleased documentary of the making of The Room which is ONLY shown by Mr. Sestero at special events!
We are also excited to host the PREMIER of Mr. Sestero and Tommy Wiseau's NEWEST MOVIE, Best F(r)iends! More at: https://www.bf-movie.com/
Greg Sestero is an actor, producer, model, and New York Times Bestselling author. He was born in Walnut Creek, California and raised between the San Francisco Bay Area and Europe. He is fluent in both French and English.
At the age of 17, Greg began his career in entertainment by modeling in Milan for such designers as Valentino and Armani. Upon returning to California, Greg went onto pursue acting and appeared in several films and television shows before co-starring in the international cult phenomenon The Room. Learn more about this cult classic at: www.imdb.com/title/tt0368226/
Greg's many passions include film, sports, nutrition, animals, and traveling. Greg's memoir The Disaster Artist is now a Golden Globe winning film by Warner Bros. featuring an all-star cast starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Sharon Stone, Bryan Cranston. The Disaster Artist has also been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2018 Oscars.
Expect autographs, photo opportunities, the live script reading, the documentary, and the major premier - and more to be announced! Only at Fan World: 2018!
For ONE DAY ONLY we are excited to welcome comic legend Kevin Eastman, the original mind who first ever penned our favorite heroes on the half-shell! He was the co-creator of the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES we have all known and loved since the 1980s. Beginning in 1984 as one issue of a black-and-white indie comic, TMNT soon became a pop culture juggernaut, conquering all media (as well as toy stores)! Kevin is also owner, editor and publisher of the infamous illustrated sci-fi/fantasy magazine Heavy Metal as well as a noted photographer and art collector. Mr. Eastman will only be attending on Saturday, July 7th! However, his panels and first autograph will be FREE with admission!
Be sure to check out Kevin Eastman Studios.
Hailing from France, Thomas Astruc worked on Code Lyoko and W.I.T.C.H. as a storyboard artist and on Totally Spies! as a storyboard supervisor. He is also known for his work as a storyboard artist on Wasabi (2001) and Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002). He was a guest artist for an episode of LoliRock, storyboarding the second half of the episode and revising the episode's script!
He is now working on his worldwide sensation, the animated series Miraculous! as well as working as a script doctor and co-author on Mélody Cisinski's upcoming animated movie, Revolution!
We can't wait to see all of the Ladybug and Cat Noir cosplayers, but let's not forget the great Miraculous! villains!
Learn more about Thomas Astruc!
J. MICHAEL TATUM
He's Ouran's Kyoya!. He's Black Butler's Sebastian! He's class president Tenya Iida in My Hero Academia! He's even Sir Hammerlock in Borderlands! J. Michael Tatum is our featured voice acting guest for 2018!
Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, et al, this reclusive fanboy-turned-voice actor/writer/ADR director/flake extraordinaire spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be called free-fall before landing, mostly by accident, smack dab on the industry of his dreams. To this day, some believe the small crater made by the impact remains the source of his power.
Discovered by Funimation warhorse Christopher Bevins, who cast him as Rikichi in 2005’s Samurai 7, Tatum’s inexplicable luck has held long enough to see his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Otori in Ouran High School Host Club, suave, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler, France in the Hetalia franchise, Tomoe from Kamisama Kiss, and the equal parts maniacal/vulnerable Okarin Rintarou from Steins;Gate. More recently, Tatum can be heard in the epic My Hero Academia as Teyna Iida.
Other characters the man still can’t believe he’s had the crazy good fortune to play include: Doumeki in XXXHolic, Jiro Mochizuki in Black Blood Brothers, Isaac Dian in Baccano!, both God Eneru and Dalton in One Piece, Komui Lee in D-Gray Man, Dororo in Sgt. Frog, the titular loveable savage of Heroic Age, Ryosuke Takahashi in Initial D, Lawrence Kraft in Spice and Wolf, Zarbon in Dragon Ball Z Kai, and Scar in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood. His vocal “stylings,” much to the chagrin of drama teachers everywhere, he’s sure, have also been featured in Romeo X Juliet, Speed Grapher, Trinity Blood, Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Black Cat, Nabari no Ou, Ghost Hunt, School Rumble, The Tower of Druaga, Aquarion, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles, Shuffle, Shigurui, Glass Fleet, Mushishi, Soul Eater, along with feature- length films such as Vexille, Summer Wars, Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, and Empire of Corpses, among many others. His videogame credits include Sir Hammerlock from the Borderlands franchise, Julius Kresnik from Tales of Xillia 2, Mr. Foster from Killing Floor 2, various playable characters from SMITE, and Kelvin from Battleborn.
And as if being involved with so many awesome shows wasn’t enough, in late 2007 the fluky so-and-so tempted fate by officially branching out into ADR directing and adaptive scriptwriting for Funimation as well. His ADR directing credits to date include Aquarion, Jyu-oh-Sei, Romeo X Juliet, Big Windup, Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne and Shikabane Hime (Corpse Princess), while his writing credits include substantial work on Ouran High School Host Club, Heroic Age, Initial D, Blassreiter, Ga Rei: Zero, Hero Tales, Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Fractale, Deadman Wonderland, Steins;Gate, Assassination Classroom and Dragon Ball Z Kai. In early 2010 he teamed up with Terri Doty and Stephen Hoff to launch That Anime Show, a web-based chat show centered on colorful, often diabolically unhinged interviews with friends and colleagues within the dubbing industry, all episodes of which can be downloaded for free at http://thatanimeshow.com/
Ever the workaholic, Tatum is currently burning the midnight oil on a number of exciting projects due for release later this year. And before you ask, the “J” stands for… Well, it stands for whatever you’d like it to.
Brandon McInnis is a voice actor with experience in Japan working as a translator. He voices Finral Roulacase in Black Clover (currently airing on Toonami), Keita Amano in Gamers, Corteo in 91 Days, Frodo Baggins in Lord of the Rings Online, Patrick Phelps in Black Butler, Samon Goku in Nanbaka, Sōnosuke Izayoi in Danganronpa 3, Erlang Shen in SMITE, and many more. Follow him on twitter: @BranMci
He has interpreted for famed Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu, the director of Super Mario RPG, Chihiro Fujioka, the voice of Ryu in Street Fighter, Hiroki Takahashi, and several Japanese bands including The Earthbound Papas, Versailles, and D. His translation of HTML5 Game Programming With Enchant.js, a textbook on programming video games, is currently being used in the game development curriculums of California Polytechnic State University, the New England School of Communications, and Uppsala University in Sweden.
Other notable roles include Ken Sudō in Classroom of the Elite, Merlane in The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Hideyori Toyotomi in Samurai Warriors, Bartholomew in CONfessionals, Himeralda in Recovery of an MMO Junkie, Ryūji in Shōnen Maid, Makoto Teruhashi in The Disasterous Life of Saiki K, Count St. Germain in Code: Realize, and Ignatius in the otome game Akash: Path of the Five.
Nathan Squiers & Megan J. Parker
USA Today bestselling author Megan J. Parker lives in upstate New York and is normally found lounging in the writing office with her husband and fellow author, Nathan Squiers.
Since the debut of her first novel, Scarlet Night, Megan J. Parker has gained international recognition and has been a bestseller in paranormal romance and dark fantasy. Her first novel, Scarlet Night, also was a runner up for 2013’s Best New Series Award on the blog, Paranormal Craving.
USA Today bestselling author Nathan Squiers (AKA The Literary Dark Emperor) resides in Upstate NY with his wife and fellow author, Megan J. Parker. Nathan is usually found in his writing lair where he is either typing away at his latest work or staring out the window as he plots a new idea in the subspace of his mind. His first series, Crimson Shadow, is a bestseller on Amazon in both Dark Fantasy and Horror categories. Along with that, his Death Metal novel two awards in 2013 for best paranormal thriller and best occult. Nathan Squiers was awarded 2012’s best indie author of the year and has since then been rampaging the literary world with his take on vampires and the paranormal world.
Visit their table during the weekend and lean more about the publishing world and meet this wonderful and talented duo returning to their third Fan World!