Featured Guests

Tekko 2018 is proud to announce our first featured voice actors, Monica Rial and Bryce Papenbrook! Additionally. we are proud to showcase two fan-favorites, singer/songwriter Nancy Kepner and Anime Anthropologist Charles Dunbar! More guest announcements coming soon!

Voice Actors

Monica Rial

Monica Rial has been working in the anime industry for almost 20 years and she is currently listed as the most prolific anime voice actor in the USA. She has lent her voice to over 450 anime including: Assassination Classroom (Kayano), Black Butler (Mey Rin), Certain Magical Index (Index), Deadman Wonderland (Shiro), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), FMA Brotherhood (May Chang), Hetalia (Belarus), Michiko & Hatchin (Michiko), My Hero Academia (Tsuyu), One Piece (Tashigi), Ouran High School Host Club (Renge), Panty and Stocking (Stocking), Saga of Tanya the Evil (Tanya), Seraph of the End (Krul), Soul Eater (Tsubaki), Watamote (Tomoko), Yona of the Dawn (Yona) and many more. You can catch her as Bulma in Dragon Ball Z Kai and Dragon Ball Super currently on Toonami. She voiced Jubilee on Aqua Teen Hunger voice and has also appeared in several video games including Ms.’Splosion Man, Smite, Borderlands 2, Tales of Berseria, Fire Emblem Echoes, Dungeon Boss, and the Borderlands Pre-Sequel. Be sure to come by and say hello!

Bryce Papenbrook

Bryce Papenbrook has been a professional voice over artist since the age of eight. He was introduced to the voice acting scene by his father, Bob Papenbrook, and has continued the trade in his footsteps.

Bryce has performed in numerous video games, cartoons, and television shows. Some recent roles include Eren in Attack on Titan, Kirito in Sword Art Online & Sword Art Online II, Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Chooki & Lydendor in Tenkai Knights, Red in Pokémon Origins, Machina Kunagiri in Final Fantasy Type-0, Masaomi Kida in Durarara!! & Durarara!! X2, Theodore in Persona Q, Makoto Naegi in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Nagito Komaeda in Super Danganronpa 2, Staz Charlie Blood in Blood Lad, Adrien aka Cat Noir in Miraculous Ladybug, Clay Sizemore in Soul Eater Not!, Kaname Isaki in A Lull in the Sea, Numerous roles in Call of Duty: Ghosts, Tiz Arrior in Bravely Default, Adol Christin in Ys: Memories of Celceta, Inky in Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Game, Black Ranger in the Power Rangers Megaforce Game, Sultan in Disney Princess Palace Pets, Lest in Rune Factory 4, Henry in Fire Emblem Awakening, Issachar in Shin Megami Tensei IV, Asbel Lhant in Tales of Graces F, Zidane Tribal in Final Fantasy Dissidia 012, and Guan Ping in Dynasty Warriors. Past leading roles include Shugo in .hack//Sign Legend of the Twilight, Jack in MAR, Jack Russell in Radiata Stories, Hanabusa Aido in Vampire Knight, and Isami Fujiwara in Noein.

You can follow Bryce on Facebook at http://facebook.com/ActorBrycePapenbrook,@BrycePapenbrook on Twitter, and @BrycePapenbrookon Instagram!

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0745310/

2017 Voice Actors

Brina Palencia

    

Jad Saxton

Cherami Leigh

Ian Sinclair

Jeff Nimoy

2016 Voice Actors

Marisha Ray

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Matt Mercer

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Micah Solusud

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Austin Tindle

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Chris Patton

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2015 Voice Actors

Jamie Marchi

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J. Michael Tatum

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Jerry Jewell

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Industry Guests

Nancy Kepner

Nancy Kepner loves to joke with her friends about the ridiculous things that happen in anime and the surrounding fandom.  It’s easy for her, because at heart she’s just a huge fan who sets her love of all things anime to music.  Armed with a guitar and clever song lyrics, Nancy Kepner has performed at numerous conventions original songs like “The Explaining Anime to Your Parents Song” and “They Found Out About my Yaoi”.  She currently has three albums full of these hilarious songs available for purchase on CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon.  You can also find her all year round on her YouTube channel, HeartfeltHumor, delighting viewers with original guitar compositions, live performances, and the occasional music video.  If there’s something ridiculous that happens in the anime fandom Nancy has probably written a song about it.  And if she hasn’t, let her know!  She loves suggestions!  If it’s weird enough, she may write the song you suggest the moment after you suggest it. Then you’ll feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Wow!

Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar is an anthropologist. He studies a lot of things, be it fandom, anime culture, the supernatural or mysterious men in blue boxes. He received his MA in Sociocultural Anthropology in 2011, after utilizing ancient Mayan techniques to hypnotize his department into believing that he was, in fact, the reincarnation of Victor Turner. His thesis, entitled “Pilgrimage, Pageantry and Fan Communities,” was published soon after, and focused on anime convention participation, including stereotyping, spending habits, cosplay and con culture. Be sure to check out Charles Dunbar’s website Study of Anime to keep up to date with his latest adventures.

Musical Guests

More information coming soon!
2017 Musical Guests

MAGIC OF LiFE

Twist

Workaholic

RSK

n00neimp0rtant

2016 Musical Guests

DJ BASS

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BACK-ON

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Fashion Guests

More information coming soon!
2017 Fashion Guests

Kimura U

Haenuli

Royal Princess Alice

2016 Fashion Guests

Lynda Lueng

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Misako Aoki

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Lolita Collective

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Voice Actors

Monica Rial

Monica Rial has been working in the anime industry for almost 20 years and she is currently listed as the most prolific anime voice actor in the USA. She has lent her voice to over 450 anime including: Assassination Classroom (Kayano), Black Butler (Mey Rin), Certain Magical Index (Index), Deadman Wonderland (Shiro), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), FMA Brotherhood (May Chang), Hetalia (Belarus), Michiko & Hatchin (Michiko), My Hero Academia (Tsuyu), One Piece (Tashigi), Ouran High School Host Club (Renge), Panty and Stocking (Stocking), Saga of Tanya the Evil (Tanya), Seraph of the End (Krul), Soul Eater (Tsubaki), Watamote (Tomoko), Yona of the Dawn (Yona) and many more. You can catch her as Bulma in Dragon Ball Z Kai and Dragon Ball Super currently on Toonami. She voiced Jubilee on Aqua Teen Hunger voice and has also appeared in several video games including Ms.’Splosion Man, Smite, Borderlands 2, Tales of Berseria, Fire Emblem Echoes, Dungeon Boss, and the Borderlands Pre-Sequel. Be sure to come by and say hello!

2017 Voice Actors

Brina Palencia

    

Jad Saxton

Cherami Leigh

Ian Sinclair

Jeff Nimoy

2016 Voice Actors

Marisha Ray

    marisha_ray2016

Matt Mercer

matt_mercer2016

Micah Solusud

micah_solusud2016

Austin Tindle

austin_tindle2016

Chris Patton

chris_patton2016

2015 Voice Actors

Jamie Marchi

Headshots

J. Michael Tatum

j_michael_tatum2015

Jerry Jewell

jerry_jewell2015

Industry Guests

Nancy Kepner

Nancy Kepner loves to joke with her friends about the ridiculous things that happen in anime and the surrounding fandom.  It’s easy for her, because at heart she’s just a huge fan who sets her love of all things anime to music.  Armed with a guitar and clever song lyrics, Nancy Kepner has performed at numerous conventions original songs like “The Explaining Anime to Your Parents Song” and “They Found Out About my Yaoi”.  She currently has three albums full of these hilarious songs available for purchase on CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon.  You can also find her all year round on her YouTube channel, HeartfeltHumor, delighting viewers with original guitar compositions, live performances, and the occasional music video.  If there’s something ridiculous that happens in the anime fandom Nancy has probably written a song about it.  And if she hasn’t, let her know!  She loves suggestions!  If it’s weird enough, she may write the song you suggest the moment after you suggest it. Then you’ll feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Wow!

Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar is an anthropologist. He studies a lot of things, be it fandom, anime culture, the supernatural or mysterious men in blue boxes. He received his MA in Sociocultural Anthropology in 2011, after utilizing ancient Mayan techniques to hypnotize his department into believing that he was, in fact, the reincarnation of Victor Turner. His thesis, entitled “Pilgrimage, Pageantry and Fan Communities,” was published soon after, and focused on anime convention participation, including stereotyping, spending habits, cosplay and con culture. Be sure to check out Charles Dunbar’s website Study of Anime to keep up to date with his latest adventures.

Greg “Greggo” Wicker

Greg Wicker (or “Greggo” as he’s fondly known) has been producing and hosting game shows at anime conventions since 1999, when he premiered Anime Match Game at Project A-Kon in Dallas. Since then, Greggo has done anime-themed versions of several classic game shows, created a few games of his own, and even had an original project that very nearly turned into an actual television show on Anime Network. These days Greggo is concentrating on perfecting his craft and making game shows available for conventions everywhere, bringing his rapier wit and friendly personality with him wherever he goes.

You can see some of Greggo’s past game show efforts on his YouTube page, Greggo’s Game Shows.

Musical Guests

More information coming soon!
2017 Musical Guests

MAGIC OF LiFE

Twist

Workaholic

RSK

n00neimp0rtant

2016 Musical Guests

DJ BASS

dj_bass2016

BACK-ON

back_on2016

Fashion Guests

More information coming soon!
2017 Fashion Guests

Kimura U

Haenuli

Royal Princess Alice

2016 Fashion Guests

Lynda Lueng

lynda_leung2016

Misako Aoki

misako_aoki2016

Lolita Collective

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