Guest announcement: Darrel Guilbeau

Guilbeau_Darrel_140Darrel Guilbeau is currently reprising the voice of Mikado from Durarara!! In DuRaRaRa!! X2. Other recent roles include Hakuryu in Magi- The Labyrinth of Magic and the Kingdom of Magic, Amaimon in Blue Exorcist, Rikuo in Nura: Rise of the Yokai clan and Mikado in Durarara!!. He has voiced the lead roles of gainer sanga in Overman King Gainer and Ichitaka Seto I”s and I”s Pure. Other popular roles include Souske kawara in Samurai Champloo, Osamu in Paranoia Agent, Satoshi Hojo in Higurashi, When they Cry, Hikari in The Melody of Oblivion, Kouji in Buso Renkin, Tandor in Moribito – Guardian of the spirit, Shinya Yanagasawa in The Prince of Tennis, and Sejuro in Zoids Genesis. He has also lent his voice to such anime as Bleach, Boys Be…, Code Geass: Lelouch of the rebellion & R2, Cyborg 009, DearS, Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2nd Gig, GunxSword, Kamichul, Kekkashi, Koi Kaze, Rumiko Takahasi Anthology, Space Pirate Captain Herlock and Stellvia.

In the video game world he recently voiced Yue Jin & Xu Shu in Dynasty Warriors 8. He has also voiced Viewtiful Joe in Marvel vs Capcom 3 and UMVC3, Layle in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, Wylfred in Valkyrie Profile:Covenant of the Plume, the Main Ceptor in Culdcept Sara, Taishi Ci in Dynasty Warriors 6, Nagamasa Azai/ mitsuhide akechi in Warriors Orochi 1 & 2, Lekius in Dawn of Mana, Werma/ Duran in Avalon COde, Shu in Blue Dragon Awakened Shadow as well as various voices in Radiata stories, Legendary, Fantasy Earth Zero and Turning point:Fall of Liberty.

He has also done voiceover for live actions & animated films, most recently as the golden retriever puppy Snoozer in the film Golden Winder with Hayley Duff, The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale, Lego friends and in the SciFi film The Gunrunner Billy Kane. Other films include Red Water with Lou Diamond Phillips, Witless Protections with Larry the Cable Guy, Bam Bam & Celeste with Margaret Cho and the Korean comedy Attack the Gas Station.

As an Actor, he is currently co starring in the upcoming film LBJ with Woody Harrelson, directed by Rob Reiner. You Can also Check him out on YOUTUBE in Bozo’s episode Dummy as crazed ventriloquist. Darrel has also had roles in Windtalkers directed by John Woo, Alias with Jennifer Garner, The comeback with Lisa Kudrow, Nickelodeon’s Victorious, and Gene Simmons Family Jewels among others.

You can follow Darrel on Facebook @darrelguilbeauactor and Twitter @darrelguilbeau

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Please welcome our first guest: Brian Beacock!

Brian_Beacock_4770BRIAN BEACOCK is an actor, writer, producer and musician from the San Francisco Bay Area. After completing the National Tour of “Les Miserables,” he moved to Los Angeles where he created a diverse career including; Voice-overs for more than 30 cartoon series and video games including “Digimon,” “Naruto,” “Bleach,” “Bobobo Bo Bobobo”, “Zatch Bell”, “Durarara,” Monokukma in the “Danganronpa” game seres, “Doreamon,” “Blue Exorcist,” “Tenkei Knights,” “Code Geass,” “Blue Dragon,” “Battle B-Daman,” “Toradora,” “Tales of Synphonia,” “Dragon Ball,” “Sailor Moon” and more. Television appearances: “Imagination Movers,” “Kath & Kim,” “CSI,” “Passions,” NBC’s “The Rerun Show.” Films include: “Colt Racer,” “Mulholland Drive,” “Buying The Cow,” “Globehunters,” “Circuit,” and the upcoming horror feature “Hollow Scream.” Brian has been a featured performer at the world famous Roxy on The Sunset Strip, PS 122 in NYC, and as the featured musical guest on “The Conan O’Brien Show” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (singing for Betty White). Theatre credits include: the West Coast Premiere of “Elegies,” “When Pigs Fly,” “Pageant,” “The Last Hairdresser,” “Naked Boys Singing,” and the insane 35-character one-man show “Fully Committed.” He and his work have been featured in the New York Times, US Magazine, People Magazine, TV Guide, Rolling Stone, Backstage West, LA Times, LA Weekly, USA Today, Daily Variety, and Entertainment Weekly. Not just an actor, Brian won the Royal Television Society’s “Best Main Title Theme” Award for his lyrical composition work in “Playing It Straight,” the UK’s hit musical reality program, for which he wrote and produced 30 songs on location, performing them live on-set. As a writer/producer he and a writing partner John Yelvington are behind the much lauded and hugely successful webseries “McCracken Live!” which won numerous awards and was one of only 22 shows in the world chosen to be in Europe’s first webseries festival in Marseille France. Brian is the creator/writer/producer of the new insane zombie comedy “Acting Dead” which received a nominated for a Primetime Emmy. You can bite-and-binge watch all of Season 1 now. Stop by and say hi on Twitter @brianbeacock, and check out www.mccrackenlive.com and www.actingdead.com.

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Artist Alley submissions are now open!

You can begin your AA submission by clicking on the link below. Good luck!

Artist Alley

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Panel Submissions now live!

Have a panel idea you’d love to run at Samuraicon? Click here to go to the panel submission page!

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Check out the great lineup of games from Tokyo Attack!

Logo-greyTokyo Attack! is a community based collaboration of Japanese arcade enthusiasts looking to share our love for these games with the community! Formally known as Bemani Invasion, we have widened our assortment to encompass far beyond just rhythm gaming. We proudly host the largest privately owned selection of imported and authentic Japanese games in the US, ranging from rhythm games to racing games to fighting games to shooters. Our goal is share the culture and experience of Japanese arcades with our friends in America and give them a chance to play games they would previously never be able to play without traveling to Japan.
 
 
 
List of games currently scheduled for Samuraicon:
SOUND VOLTEX
pop’n music
jubeat (2 Cabinets)DanceDanceRevolution
Initial D Arcade Stage 7 AAX (2 Cabinets)
Taiko no Tatsujin
Pump it Up PRIME
Dance Evolution
GROOVE COASTER
Cho Chabudai Gaeshi! (Super Table-Flip!)
Future TomTom
Street Fighter V (2-cab head-to- head)
Pokkén Tournament (2-cab head-to- head)

The best part? All games are free play!

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Welcome to Samuraicon!

Welcome to Columbus’s brand new Japanese animation and video gaming convention!

We’re busy planning out a fun weekend for you, so please check back often for updates.

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