Armand Villavert Jr.

Armand Villavert JrPlease welcome Armand Villavert Jr.  Armand Villavert is an American manga artist and graphic novel illustrator. He was done works for Tokyopop, Boom studios' Muppet Robin Hood, and is currently working on a long running series called Gladstone's School for World Conquerors. He has also done illustrations for Nintendo Game boy and Warner bros. animation. Armand lives in Phoenix and spends most of the day trying to top his all time record of how many hard boiled eggs he can fit in his mouth.

Kazha

KazhaPlease welcome Kazha.  Kazuha Oda has worked with wide variety of different performers including the Grammy winning pianist Bob James. After her successful solo career working over 20 records in Japan, she decided to start her rock band "Kazha".
Kazha represents the new future of the world music; a fusion of cultures and musical viewpoints that create their sound. Their music combines the softness of a falling feather with the heaviness of a hurricane.

Lauren Landa

Lauren LandaPlease welcome Lauren Landa to Saboten Con.  Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Lauren first began acting at the age of 11 in the stage production ofAnnie, and continued with shows including; Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, Comic Potential. As well as being Assistant Director for stage productions such as:Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, Batboy the Musical, as well as the Greek comedy, Lysistrata.

Within that world behind the Mic: As a Voice over Actress, she is most known for roles such as Kasumi in “Dead or Alive 5, Litchi Faye Ling in the popular fighting games “BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger” as well as the sequels “BlazBlue: Continuum Shift”, and “Continuum Shift Extend”, Kyoko Sakura in “Madoka Magica”, Yan Leixia in “Soul Calibur V”, Little Queen in “Tales of Graces”, Boiboi in “REDLINE”, Squigly in "Skullgirls", Leia in "Tales of Xillia", Chubo Sonken in "Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians"!

Giada Robin

Giada RobinPlease welcome Giada Robin.  Giada Pancaccini is an Italian cosplayer and promotional model since 2008. She has a great passion for animes, mangas, movies and videogames, but also for acting, modeling and making things like sewing or working with different materials.

So, she fell in love with cosplay at the first sight, because she could put all these things together. She started cosplaying at “Lucca Comics & Games 2008”, where she won the official “One Piece Italian Cosplay Contest” performing Nico Robin (Alabasta version). Rewarded by Takashi Yoshiike from TOEI ANIMATION (Eiichiro Oda’s collaborator – Art Director of OP movies and some parts of the anime), she continued her adventure in the magic world of cosplay under the name of “Giada Robin” to remember her first time and great experience.

Alexis Tipton

Please welcome Alexis Tiption.  Alexis Tipton has been working in the dubbing industry since 2008 and has loved every minute of it. She can be heard in over 80 titles so far with more announcements on the way. Some of her credits include Saya Kisaragi (Blood C), Inori Yuzuriha/Mana Ouma (Guilty Crown), Rika Shiguma (Haganai), Julia Crichton (FMA: The Sacred Star of Milos), Moka Akashiya (Rosario+Vampire), Musubi (Sekirei), Mizuki Himeji (Baka and Test), Yomi Isayama (Ga-Rei: Zero), Sun Seto (My Bride is a Mermaid), Yamada’s Eros Deity (B Gata H Kei), Laila Seiren (Hero Tales), Kaori Tanaka (Shiki), Emi Kizaki (Linebarrels of Iron), Shizuku Ishiki (King of Thorn), Chibi Japan/Kumajiro (Hetalia), and many more (full list of credits can be found on Anime News Network). On top of anime dub work, her voice can also be heard in a handful of video games and foreign live action film dubs. She has also provided vocals for character songs and a few of FUNimation’s trailers. She has been a stage actress most of her life and has just recently begun a new acting adventure in film. Alexis is represented by The Horne Agency. Follow Alexis on Twitter at @AlexisTiptonVA