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!
Japanese composer Akira Yamaoka and the Silent Hill Band! Live concert!
Akira's credits include Contra: Hard Corps and Shattered Soldier, Rumble Roses, No More Heroes 2, Rebuild of Evangelion, Lollipop Chainsaw, Shadows of the Damned, etc.
However. you certainly know him as creating the music for SILENT HILL 1, 2, 3, 4, Origins, Homecoming, Revelation 3D, and Shattered Memories! He was also the Executive Producer and composer of the Silent Hill live action film starring Sean Bean (who actually survived!).
Akira was the first to deliver a total horror game experience through disturbing tunes and unearthly sounds. His later works expanded outside the gaming world, such as Japan's major TV drama “The Rules of a Great Detective" and other various project.
Akira will travel from Japan to appear live, meet fans and - of course - perform with his Silent Hill Band in a legendary concert experience of a lifetime!
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.”
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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 (@Haberographer). For merchandise like his music album, concert dvd, and t-shirts: www.thehabertat.com
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!