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Guest of Honor Announcement: Cristina Vee

Cristina “Vee” Valenzuela is an American voice over actor, singer, producer, and director. She’s known for her work in anime as Homura Akemi in Madoka Magica, Sailor Mars in Sailor Moon, Mio Akiyama in K-ON!, Kotori Minami in Love Live!, Hawk in The Seven Deadly Sins, Meiko Mochizuki in Digimon Adventure Tri, Riruka Dokugamine in Bleach, Velvet Crowe in Tales of Zestiria the X, Killua Zoldyck in Hunter x Hunter, Morgiana in Magi, various Pokemon and trainers in Pokemon Black and White, Pokemon Origins, and Pokemon Generations. She can also be heard in Naruto, One Piece, Kill la Kill, One Punch Man, Tiger and Bunny, Fate Stay/Night, Durarara x2!!, AJIN, Knights of Sidonia, among others.

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Guest of Honor Announcement: Cherami Leigh

Cherami Leigh has been in the industry for 20 years. She has been in over 75 commercials, and has worked on over 100 anime projects including “Lucy” in Fairy Tail, “Asuna” in Sword Art Online, “Road” in D. Grayman, “Lizzie” in Black Butler, “Mai” in Ghost Hunt, and “Patty” in Soul Eater and has worked on over 20 video games- including playing DLC “Gaige” in Borderlands 2, Quartermaster “Corporal Green” in Call of Duty: WW2, and “Ikrie” in Horizon Zero Dawn’s DLC. She voices “Sailor Venus” in Sailor Moon,”Tomie” in Mob Psycho 100, “Kudelia” in Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans, “Claudia Peer” in Gundam: Thunderbolt, “Ilia” in RWBY, “A2” in Nier Automata and “Makoto” in the Persona 5.

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Guest of Honor Announcement: Tony Oliver

Tony’s many voice acting credits include, “Hoodwinked Too”, “ The Muppet’s Wizard of Oz”, Lupin in “Lupin the 3rd”, Hibiki in “Vandread”, Gojyo in “Sayuki Reload”, Harry in “Gun Grave”, Ranmaru in “Tokko”, Shinbo in “Cho-bits”, and Ulquiorra in “Bleach”. More recently he co-adapted and directed the English releases of “Fate/Zero” and “Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Bladeworks” in which he also voices the character of Lancer, “Love Live” (both the series and the movie), “Charlotte” and “God Eater”, and can be heard the animated musical series “Iesodo” in the title role. He can currently be heard in new episodes of Lupin the 3rd on Cartoon Network and as Minato, the 4th Hokage in “Naruto”. Tony is currently directing “Fate: Apocrypha” a Netflix Original, “Hunter X Hunter” and “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures” for Cartoon Network and has two, soon to be announced Netflix Original animated series premiering in the spring and summer of 2018.

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Guest of Honor Announcement – David Vincent

David Vincent is an award-winning voice actor and director based in Los Angeles. He’s given voice to hundreds of animation, anime episodes and video game titles, and also appeared as a guest star on TV shows including The Mentalist and NCIS.

David can currently be heard as the Narrator in the hit series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and as Phinks in Hunter x Hunter on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. He recently starred as the talking sailor uniform Senketsu on the hit TV series Kill la Kill, and just completed directing the series Katsugeki Touken Ranbu. David also stars in the mega-hit video game Super Smash Bros. as the character Robin from the Fire Emblem franchise and Richter Belmont from Castlevania. Super Smash Bros. won Favorite Video Game at the 42nd annual People’s Choice Awards.

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Guest of Honor Announcement: Erica Lindbeck

She is thrilled to be involved in a large and diversified portfolio of projects, playing the roles of Cheetara and Wily Kit in the upcoming ThunderCats Roar, Cheelai in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Sally Whitemane in Heroes of the Storm, Delaryn Summermoon in WoW: Battle for Azeroth, Sophitia in Soul Calibur VI, Roll in Mega Man 11, Black Cat in Spider-Man (PS4), Miriam in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Mordred in Fate/Apocrypha, Hijiri in FLCL: Alternative, Ves-Ves in Sailor Moon, Dr. Jane Foster in Avengers: Secret Wars, Windblade in Transformers: RID Combiner Force, Celica in Fire Emblem Echoes, Menat in Street Fighter V, Futaba Sakura in Persona 5, Magilou in Tales of Berseria, Taliyah & Zoe in League of Legends, Kaori Miyazono in Your Lie in April, Eli Ayase in Love Live! School Idol Project, Jericho in The Seven Deadly Sins, and Ema Skye in Ace Attorney 6 to name a few.

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Guest of Honor announcement: Hideo Okamoto

Sakura Con 2019 is pleased to welcome back Hideo Okamoto! Mr. Okamoto is a renowned prop designer, mecha designer, and illustrator, whose notable works include Ronin Warriors, Pokemon: Black and White, and the Godzilla films from the 1990’s where he designed the Batra and Destroyer kaiju.

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Mascot Contest 2020 Announcement

Welcome to the Sakura-Con Mascot Contest. Submissions will be accepted until 11:59pm PST on April 1st, 2019 and will only be accepted electronically. No entries will be accepted after this point and prizing information will be available soon. For a complete copy of the rules, please see the Contest Rules.

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Guest of Honor Announcement: Hiroshi Nagahama

Sakura Con 2019 is pleased to bring back a long-time friend of our convention, Hiroshi Nagahama! Fans will recognize him as a celebrated director who has worked on Mushishi, Revolutionary Girl Utena, and many others.

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Guest Announcement: Jamie Marchi

Jamie Marchi is a voice actress for video games and anime with over 300 characters to date. She’s the voice of Ellie from Borderlands 2 and Freya from Smite, amongst other video game characters. 

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