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Enjoy a Selection of Voice Actor Panels, Cosplay, and Events from the Funimation’s First Virtual Con
Culver City, CA (August 6, 2020) Funimation has added FunimationCon 2020 to its streaming service. Whether you want to experience your favorite panels and events again or enjoy them for the first time, don’t miss the chance to watch a selection of voice actor panels, cosplay, and events that delighted fans around the globe during Funimation’s first virtual con.
Panels and events include:
My Hero Academia Voice Actor Q&A Panel – Hear from your favorite voice actors David Matranga (Todoroki), Luci Christian (Ochaco), Justin Cook (Kirishima), Patrick Seitz (Endeavor), Zeno Robinson (Hawks), Anairis Quinones (Mirko), Christopher Wehkamp (Aizawa), and Emily Neves (Eri). Hosted by Jacki Jing.
Attack on Titan Voice Actor Q&A – Watch the voices behind some of your favorite characters and relive the biggest moments from the first three seasons. This panel features voice actors Bryce Papenbrook (Eren), Trina Nishimura (Mikasa), Josh Grelle (Armin), J Michael Tatum (Erwin), Bryn Apprill (Christa), and Mike McFarland (ADR Director) and is moderated by Funimation’s Josellie Rios.
Listeners Dai Sato and Voice Actor Q&A – Explore the world of Listeners with the English voice actors and the ADR director as they discuss the series and rock music. The panel also features an exclusive Q&A with Dai Sato, the co-creator and head writer, answering questions from Funimation fans of Listeners. Justin Briner (Echo Rec), Bryn Apprill (Mu), Lee George (Jimi Stonefree), and Cris George (ADR Director). Hosted by Jacki Jing.
Fruits Basket Voice Actor Panel – Celebrate the hit shoujo classic’s second season with the English voice actors Eric Vale (Yuki), Jerry Jewell (Kyo), Mikaela Krantz (Momiji), and Colleen Clinkenbeard (Akito), as well as season two’s new character cast Aaron Dismuke (Kakeru) and Caitlin Glass (Machi, ADR Director). Hosted by Caitlin Glass.
One Piece Voice Actor Panel – The One Piece panel brings together the voice actors behind your favorite characters to celebrate the series and the return of dubbed episodes, including Colleen Clinkenbeard (Luffy), Brina Palencia (Tony Chopper), Mike McFarland (Buggy the Clown) and more. Funimation’s Josellie Rios (host of the One Piece at a Time podcast) moderated the panel.
VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump Virtual Panel – Host Urian Brown and SJ Editor Alexis Kirsch dive into One Piece and more. Plus, interviews and games with My Hero Academia voice actors Justin Briner (Deku) and Christopher Sabat (All Might).
The Aniplex of America Living Room Sessions – Join your favorite Aniplex of America team members Rose and Anthony as they introduce you to a wide variety of shows now on Funimation!
Adventures in Translation with Industry Expert Sarah Lindholm – Listen to a vivid, experiential recollection of translating Japanese anime into English from one of the leading authorities in the field.
So You Want To Be a Voice Actor? With Charles Solomon
Journalist and anime lover Charles Solomon hosts a lively discussion with distinguished voice actors, exploring their career journeys—with no shortage of surprises. Panelists include Kara Edwards, Monica Rial, Chris Wehkamp, and Sonny Strait
Fireside Chat with Yaya Han – Join Yaya Han for a siit-down discussion about the evolution of cosplay plus a reading from her new book. Moderated by Michelle Bradley.
Learn to make masks from home with Riddle! – Learn how to make face masks from home with renown cosplayer, Riddle.
LIVE Cosplay Showdown: Pro Vs Pro! – Watch top cosplayers Riddle, Phil Mizuno, Dresses and Capes Cosplay, Alicia Marie, face-off against one another to create a mystery cosplay or prop in less than an hour, with whatever they have at home.
Beginners Cosplay Crafting with Stella Chuu – Watch cosplayer Stella Chuu as she walks through a beginner-level crafting tutorial and discussion!
My Hero Academia Game Show with Voice Actors – One of the most popular events at FunimationCon 2020. Join Justin Briner (Deku), Clifford Chapin (Bakugo), Caitlin Glass (Mina), Ricco Fajardo (Mirio), Kyle Phillips (Kaminari), and Dani Chambers (Mahoro) for an exciting game show style panel where the true #1 Hero will come out on top! Hosted by Lauren Moore.
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