Fan World 2017 celebrity guests announced - and certainly more still to come! See who's joining below, and follow us on Facebook to receive live announcements!
Mr. Akira Yamaoka's appearance has been cancelled for reasons beyond our control. Please see the homepage for more.
MYSTERY SKULLS performing LIVE at Fan World: 2017
A mastermind electronic artist, producer, and singer - Mystery Skulls is an adopted stage name for Luis Dubuc, a self-taught musician from Dallas who, through trial and error, perseverance, hard work, self-belief, great timing and the courage to move to Los Angeles, has made a name for himself. With the 2014 release of his debut album, Forever, the young talent immediately blazed up the electronic iTunes chart, reaching #7 among some major players, and gained the attention of and even collaborated with pop icons Nile Rodgers and Brandy. With the release of the tracks “Ghost”, “Paralyzed”, and the unbelievable “Magic”, Skulls received offers to work and remix with multiple amazing artists and received and incredible amount of press love from blogs like Noisey, Earmilk, Stereotude, Nylon Guys’, and countless more. Mystery Skulls' music offers hints of 70s and 80s pop and dance music with futuristic elements, shifting from a dark, lurking place of uncertainty to lighter and more self-aware as the "Forever" record progresses. In a review by Life+Time they put into words how, “multi-talented artists such as Luis Dubuc, better known as Mystery Skulls, are bringing next level production that combines a little pinch of everything there is to value about well-composed music overall.”
Learn more at THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE!
SnowBlood is an emerging electronic artist based out of Los Angeles who is just beginning to see her dreams come to fruition.
It has been said, her unique sound is what it would sound like if “Danny Elfman produced pop music.” But in fact, that sound is produced by none other than Mystery Skulls himself.
Her debut performance being on Skulls hit song “Hellbent”, featured on his debut album Forever which hit Billboard charts.
SnowBlood’s debut single, “LoveSpell”, is a whimsical dark journey of passionate forbidden romance. This attracted the ears at Funimation, which lead to LoveSpell being featured in an english dub trailer for their hit show Yuri!! On Ice. Keep your eyes on this distinctive dark pop artist, as she plans to release her debut album this October 2017.
Come watch SnowBlood perform LIVE with Mystery Skulls!
Camille and Kennerly - The HARP TWINS - perform amazing covers of Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Aerosmith, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Blue Oyster Cult, Scorpions, Eagles, The Police, Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd, U2, Journey, Evanescence, Billy Idol, The Beatles, Deep Purple, and many more. They also arrange and perform TV and Movie Soundtrack, Anime, and Video Game hits. Some fan favorites include their renditions of music from Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Elder Scrolls, Final Fantasy, Star Trek, Star Wars, Vikings, Doctor Who, Downtown Abbey, the Legend of Zelda, Mario, Silent Hill, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit!
They are excited to be performing THRICE during Fan World - once each day! We can't wait to hear what they have planned for the fans!
As a multi award winning actor behind the mic, on camera, and on stage - Todd Haberkorn has had the pleasure of working in a variety of mediums in the entertainment industry. The LA based actor is also a director for companies like Netflix and Funimation Entertainment as well as a producer for production groups like Geek&Sundry. And he’s even the voice of some fun toys like the Meccanoid robots- winners of the top prize at CES and America's Most Innovative Toy of the Year Award.
In the animated world, he voice roles such as Grey Matter in Ben10, Sparrow Hood in Ever After High, Elfonso in Sophia The First, Natsu from Fairy Tail, Italy from Hetalia, Ling Yao from Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Tierno from Pokemon, Allen Walker from D. Gray Man, Hikaru Hitachin from Ouran High School Host Club, Death The Kid from Soul Eater, and many others. He even got the infamous "and I would have gotten away with too..." villain line in an episode of Scooby Doo!
As far as video games go, you’d recognize his voice in the Call of Duty Series, Persona series, World of Warcraft, Street Fighter IV, Ghostbusters, Silent Hill: Book of Memories, Borderlands 2, and Rage to name a handful. His voice makes sure to get its marathon training as an award winning narrator for audiobooks. Do a Google search and you’ll find everything from thrillers and young adult to zombie sagas and children’s books. His latest win is the 2016 SOVAS award for best narration of a classic novel.
As far as on camera is concerned see him in the internationally recognized and award winning, Star Trek Continues, as Spock. Todd's show, Otaking Heads, is a weekly look inside the world of anime with top industry guests and fun games--catch it on Geek&Sundry.
When he isn’t fighting digital monsters in video games or trying to save the day on film, Todd travels the U.S. and internationally making appearances at gnarly pop culture conventions as a guest to meet super cool fans and sign autographs. He is represented by The Horne Agency, LMTalent, Jeff Zannini Management, Go Voices Talent Agency, and VOX USA. Follow Todd on Twitter (@toddhaberkorn) and Instagram (@official_habergram). For merchandise like his music album, concert dvd, and t-shirts: www.thehabertat.com
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN MILLER
Professor Layton himself, the amazing Christopher Robin Miller!
Christopher Robin Miller is a film and television actor with roles in Rob Reiner's BEING CHARLIE, Steven Soderbergh's MOSAIC, several movies for DISNEY CHANNEL and the MYTHICA film series.
His voice is the English iteration of the famous title character in the PROFESSOR LAYTON series of games for NINTENDO DS produced by LEVEL 5 as well as the movie PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE ETERNAL DIVA. Will you hear him again in 2017 as the newest addition to the Professor Layton series is released?
He also directs voice performances for animated films that play worldwide from CARTOON NETWORK to IMAX theatres. Christopher recently performed as the voice of The Thingy for the second season of THE AQUABATS SUPER SHOW on The HUB.
Voice Actor and Director: John Stocker
Rangingin animated classics from CARE BEARS to TEDDY RUXPIN to X-MEN to the SUPER MARIO BROTHERS SUPER SHOW (as the voice of Toad and others); Mr. Stocker has been in our ears - and hearts - throughout our lives!
As the North American director of the Sailor Moon S and SuperS series (and a voice of Grandpa Hino and others throughout the series), we are proud to welcome him to meet fans, discuss the world of voice acting, and of course join our 25th Anniversary of Sailor Moon events with director Roland Parliament!
For almost 5 decades, he has been a recognized force in the acting industry. He began his career as an on-camera performer, working with the likes of John Candy, Dan Ackroyd, Rick Moranis, Gilda Radner, William Shatner, and Mark Wahlberg, before settling solely, but comfortably, into the off-camera world where he has voiced thousands of commercials and hundreds of animated characters. A lot of you will recognize some of his classic roles – ‘Beastly’ in Care Bears, ‘Longarm’ in COPS, ‘Toad’ in Super Mario Brothers, ‘Newton Gimmick’ in Teddy Ruxpin, ‘Creed’ in X-Men, ‘Basil’ in Babar, ‘Bugsy’ in Dog City, ‘Ultron’ in The Avengers and both ‘Naga’ and ‘King Zenoheld’ in Bakugan. Still very active today, John is the voice of “Mr. Owl’ in Franklin, ‘Skillsworthy’ in The 3 Amigonauts and ‘Einstein’ in Peg + Cat.
Over the years, John diversified his career to include voice casting, voice coaching, (both commercial & animation), demo production, and the discipline that keeps him busiest, voice directing. He’s been at the helm for many dozens of productions, including Totally Spies, Caillou, Fugget About It, Redakai, Mike the Knight, (the original) Beyblade, Medabots, Ella the Elephant and of course, the one that started his voice directing career, the one and only ‘Sailor Moon’.
Please visit his website, or find him on IMDB!
Roland Parliament has a place in the hearts of MANY fans: He directed the first 65 episodes of the DiC English dub of the SAILOR MOON series televised in North American. He also was the voice director of the series, bringing the characters you know and love to our televisions through the 90's! He was one of the greatest figures in bringing audiences the series they would love forever - and even introduce MANY fans to world of anime for the first time!
In addition to voice directing, Mr. Parliament also did a little voice acting - he was the voice of geeky classmate, MELVIN, throughout, both, the DiC and Cloverway dubs of the series!
He was also the author of "Sailor Moon Reflections," the tell-all, behind-the-scenes book of stories and anecdotes from working with talent like Terry Hawkes (Sailor Moon's voice) in bringing this legendary series to North America! Fans will have an opportunity to purchase - and have signed - this book at Fan World as they meet him live!
Actress Mary Long is honoured to join Fan World: 2017 for Saturday, July 22nd for the Sailor Moon 25th Anniversary! Even better, we welcome her to join returning guest, Roland Parliament, for our SAILOR MOON 25TH ANNIVERSARY COUPLES REUNION of Molly and Melvin!
Ms. Long has trod the boards of Canadian and U.S. theatre stages for the last fifty years! Having played in Toronto, Winnipeg, Montreal, Halifax, Quebec City, Saskatoon, Calgary, Niagara on the Lake, Boston, and New York; she continues to please audiences wherever she goes.
At present, she runs a Performing Arts School for children and lends her expertise to voice over and TV and Film. You may have heard her voice as Molly Baker (and others) on “Sailor Moon," Beverly Hills Teens, Cops, BeyBlade, Totally Spies, and many more.
ARMCANNON is a team of 5 gents from Buffalo, New York who have amassed their varietal backgrounds in musicianship into a Voltron-esque concoction of prog-metal-nuanced festivities of the nostalgic pedigree. Since 2005 they have focused on the melodies that have been burned into your soul from the NES and the Super NES, re-thinking and mashing-up the sacred notes of lore into a series of kaleidoscopic journeys into what beings from this solar system colloquially refer to as “the party zone!" Be sure to catch them perform over the weekend, and definitely stop by to meet them at their booth!
BUDDY THE LAPACA
Buddy is half alpaca. Half llama. And all fun. Buddy became an instant hit in 2016 when he graced the petting zoo, completely overshadowing his llama and alpaca brethren. His fluffiness became legendary! Buddy, and his quadruped friends can't wait to visit Saturday and Sunday and meet everyone again!
EMCEE M.D. is a cunning hip hop lyricist/musician from Buffalo, New York refined in the culture of video games and all other things in the spectrum of geek culture, touring all over the USA playing conventions, festivals, and other events. With songs about Katamari Damacy, Punch Out, Gauntlet, as well as Superheroes, and certain slices of life, the songs can only be coupled with a stage performance of fun chaos with dinosaur hats, Katamari balls, and the epic Space Invader suit to name a few.
Not only is the master of nerd words a musician but he is also a developer, artist, and musician for video games and tabletop / card games. Definitely make sure you see this amazing spectacle of music live, and also give high fives to him at the ICHIBAN GAMES video game booth!
Mario is a vocalist, actor, and producer specializing in the web and geek culture. He has appeared on ANIME NEWS NETWORK in their 2007-2008 news webisodes, and his web video production/appearance credits include his 2005 fan film FINAL FANTASY VS KAIJU BIG BATTEL, 2009-2010 web series DOUJINOPOLIS, numerous promotional spots for FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT and ANIPLEX OF AMERICA, and collaborations with Youtube Producer DPIDDY.
In 2010, he became the first male AX Idol Singing Winner at ANIME EXPO, and in 2011 was a Semifinalist in BROADWAY.TV'S NEXT BROADWAY STAR contest. In 2013, he released his first album entitled "(A)RISE" and represented the United States placing in the Top 3 at the WORLD KARAOKE GRAND PRIX COSPLAY sponsored by WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT and LIVE DAM.
He has been emceeing since his high school days running open mics, and has been a regular emcee at events across the country from 2009 onward. He has been focusing on this the most since 2014 in addition to promotional event staffing/management for companies such as BANDAI-NAMCO ENTERTAIMENT, CRUNCHYROLL, and PONY CANYON through affiliates such as AMERICAN COSPLAY PARADISE.
Bringing everything full circle, Mario joined KAIJU BIG BATTEL as Lead Announcer in May 2017's "CIVIL WARS: THE AFTERMATH" show. Meet the man and watch him in action hosting events, and bringing you the big calls from the Big Battel!