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"!
She has had several roles in anime and video games such as: Leeza, (Blazing Souls Accelate), Arf and Chrono Harlaown (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha/ A’s), Kirche Van Zerbst, (Familiar Of Zero) Aegil, Cotton, Sasha (Rondo of Swords), Lila (Summon Night Twin Age), Rina (Luminous Arc 2), Yoko (Sakichi Satô’s Tokyo Zombie) Sy-Fy channel’s anime addition (Monster) and more!
More exciting news coming later this year!
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.
After that she went to a lot of conventions, knowing a lot of people and winning other important prizes in contests, she became a very popular cosplayer and she began to be judge and guest in several cosplay-comics-games events in her country and around Europe.
Since 2011 she is also organizer and official conductor of “PLAY-COS”, the great cosplay event inside “Modena PLAY”, the most important convention of gamers in Italy.
Then she joined a lot of international projects for magazines, calendars and charities, becoming even more popular abroad too (she is the most famous Italian cosplayer in the world).
She recently has been selected as Italian representative for CWM (Cosplay World Master) 2012/2013 and now she is still collaborating for some international projects like for example “Calendario Cosplay in Costa Rica”, with other international cosplayers.
She likes traveling, meeting people and sharing her passion.
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
D.C. Douglas will forever be known as the sinister voice of Albert Wesker (“Resident Evil”), screaming “Chriiiisssss” as he melts in a lava lake.
This is a far cry from his other roles, such as the persnickety alien Zepht in “Star Trek: Enterprise” or the logical Legion in the “Mass Effect” videogame series. It’s especially a far cry from his groovy love-in beginnings in Berkeley, California, where he was born.
In 1996, DC was cast in a small role on the NBC pilot, “Boston Common.” The producers (of “Will & Grace” fame) liked his quirky versatility on-camera (and his loud laugh off-camera at the network run-thru) that he returned for 10 more episodes as the anal and humorless “D.C.” This became the catalyst to a long career in Los Angeles that encompasses film, TV and video games voice over credits include a national campaign for GEICO, voice matching Kevin Spacey for “Fred Clause” and Guy Pierce for “Factory Girl,” as well as voicing dozens of video game characters: The Master in “Buffy,” “The Vampire Slayer,” AWACS in “Ace Combat 6,” Archangel Michael in “Might & Magic Heroes VI,” Raven in “Tekken 6? and “Street Fighter X Tekken,” and Albert Wesker in “Resident Evil: Umbrella,” & “Darkside Chronicles,” “Mercenaries,” “Capcom Versus Marvel 3” and “Resident Evil 5.” He gave voice to the Geth as Legion in “Mass Effect 2 & 3” and can be heard on the new kids cartoon series, “Transformers: Rescue Bots,” on The Hub.
Douglas’ anime credits include President Paradine in “Tales of Graces f.” Alexei Dinoia in “Tales of Vesperia.” Kelvin Garr in “Tales of the World,” Grimoire Noir in “Nier Replicant,” Gabi & Taihaku in “.hack Vol1 & 2,” Genji Kamogawa in “Hajime no ippo,” and Shori Shibuya in “God, Save Our King!”
Recent television appearances include “Castle,” “Workaholics,” “Criminal Minds,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and “2 Broke Girls.” Highlight credits for fans of sci-fi, horror and fantasy include “Star Trek: Enterprise,” “Charmed,” “Passions,” “Titanic II,” and “666: The Child.”
Douglas can be seen in the upcoming sci-fi thriller, “Apocalypse Kiss” as the serial killer Adrian (an homage to Albert Wesker) starring alongside Troma Pictures legend, Lloyd Kaufman.
Moon Stream is a new musical unit combining the forces of Japanese visual style rock with the sounds of the New York underground. Created in early 2011, Moon Stream is fronted by Satsuki (vocals, ex RENTRER EN SOI) and Tomo (guitar, echostream). These two veterans of the early Visual Kei explosion in Japan are now active on opposite ends of the globe. The first half of the band’s name “Moon” is derived from Satsuki’s own name, while the latter half, taken from Tomo’s band name “echostream,” fuses to create a fresh concept for a band unlike any other – channeling the energy of the moon as a powerful musical force. Displaying their visual and musical talent from signature rock sounds, ambient compositions, to dance rock music, their US debut launched Moon Stream into the sky.
Alodia Almira Arraiza Gosiengfiao (born March 9, 1988 in Quezon City, Philippines) is a Filipina cosplayer, model, artist, actress and now a recording artist in Tokyo for her new J-Pop Cosplay Idol Group called Super Dolls. Her achievements in the cosplay community have led numerous companies in the Philippines to hire her as a celebrity endorser. She is one of the Ambassador and VJ For Animax-Asia known as the "Ani-mates", and the co-host of ABS-CBN's prank show Laugh Out Loud. She also has been featured in various magazines, newspaper and TV shows locally and abroad. As well as invited to numerous conventions as a guest and judge for cosplay competitions all over the world.
Ian Sinclair has been voice acting for FUNimation since he was a sophomore in college, where he studied theatre. Since then he's been working in the Dallas area as a professional actor in a multitude of arenas. He's performed on stage, on camera, and, of course, behind the mic.
In addition to the recently announced Space Dandy in Space Dandy, a few of Ian's more popular anime roles include Brook in One Piece, Toriko in Toriko, Ryner Lute in Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Bardroy in Black Butler, Romano in Hetalia, Chuck in Panty and Stocking, Shu in Princess Jellyfish, Dallas in Baccano, Yomotsu Hirasaka (12th) in Future Diary, Orang in Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing, Alcides in Appleseed XII, Seo in Sekirei, Bora in Fairy Tail, Ginei Morioka in Rosario + Vampire, Ian and Itomimizu in One Piece, Shogo in Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne, Zaki in Claymore, Toyama in Oh! Edo Rocket, Douglas and Steve in El Cazador de la Bruja, Shiro in Okami-san, Daisuke Matsuo in Yamada’s First Time, Marc in Spice and Wolf II, Hasegawa in Baka and Test, Takamy in Fractale, Akoz in Casshern Sins, Toraji in Bamboo Blade, Liam in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Colin in Level E, R in Jormungand, and as Takeru Ohyama in Maken-Ki! Battling Venus.
Additionally, Ian can be heard as the voice of Baron Flynt in the video game Borderlands, Professor Nakayama and Jimbo Hodunk in Borderlands 2, and as the "Cool" custom hero voice in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi. Ian has worked as a director on Initial D, Spice and Wolf II, both seasons of Black Butler, and The Shana movie.