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Welcome to the schedule for Katsucon 19 in 2013!

Katsucon is an annual 3-day fan convention held in the D.C. metro area for multicultural enthusiasts and entertainment. Katsucon is produced by Katsucon Entertainment, Inc. (KEI), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization dedicated to bringing information about Japanese animation, society, and traditional and popular culture to fans everywhere.

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Friday, February 15 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
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Chisuji

Original Artist – Code Name: Leo “The BitMonkey” Saunders Occupation: “Systemized Organic War Machine”………and part-time hack artist Current Mission: Finding his attention span long enough to complete art work Like most children born in the 70’s, Leo Saunders was one of many European experimental government attempts at creating a new breed of soldier…They failed miserably! What... Read More →
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Harknell

Harknell is the quieter half of the Onezumi Studios team. He prevents Oni Hartstein from punching anyone in the face and many other things. He is best known for his production work on Oni’s Lovecraftian Webcomic @ Onezumi.com and her awesome quirky, spooky lifestyle blog @Onezumiverse.com. He also supports the creative community through his WordPress plugin development @Awsom.org. As co-founder of Intervention, the... Read More →
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Mookie

Michael “Mookie” Terracciano is the author and artist of the fantasy webcomic, “Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire.” Since its humble beginnings over ten years ago it has received acclaim for its addictive storylines, memorable characters, painful puns, awful alliteration and (gasp!) reliable update schedule. Want to know what’s so interesting about a grumpy seer, a deformed sorceress, a talking cat, and their... Read More →
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Obsidian

The internet has stated that Obsidian Abnormal was once part of Captain Planet’s team, that he broke an “unbreakable” comb, and that he rick-rolled Rick Astley himself. He was also never voted off the island and single-handedly stopped the Mayan Apocalypse. You’re welcome. O is also known for creating Commissioned Comic , and being the artist on Hello With Cheese, The Monster Alphabet, Scurvy Dogs and... Read More →
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Onezumi

Call me “Oni”. It’s easier. | I am a bohemian art miscreant that lives in New Jersey and runs OnezumiVerse, a lifestyle blog that happens to be the most influential and authentic voice focusing on quirkiness and haunted attractions. I have worked professionally for The Disney Channel, but decided I wanted creative control over my work and have been a strong voice in webcomics for over 9 years. I draw Stupid and Insane... Read More →
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Chris Ayres

Christopher Ayres has been working professionally in theatre, television and film since the age of 6. His work has been seen Regionally, Nationally and on Broadway.  He currently  works as a voice actor for Sentai Film Works and FUNimation Entertainment. Chris has also worked as an A.D.R. Director for ADV FILMS, and Amusement Park Media, and is currently directing for Sentai Film Works. As an A.D.R. Director  his credits include... Read More →
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Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres has spent the last eleven years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With almost 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami return this summer, voicing the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7. His most recent roles include Sion in No. 6... Read More →
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Steve Bennett

Steve first honed his artistic chops when he was just a teenager living in Tokyo. He landed a part-time gig with Noburu Furusei (New Dominion Tank Police, Lupin III, etc.) at Studio Aoehyma and was lucky enough to work on series like Only You and Yamamoto.Later he was able to turn this experience into an actual job in the Statesófrom 1997 until 2004 Steve was Artistic Director and part owner of Studio Ironcat, which published several manga... Read More →
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Steve Blum

With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Steve Blum is best known as the voice of “Spike Spiegel” from Cowboy Bebop, “Wolverine” from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad Show and X-Men Anime), “Orochimaru,” “Zabuza,” and others from Naruto, “T.O.M.” (the robot host) from Cartoon... Read More →
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Kevin Bolk

Kevin Bolk is a freelance cartoonist, illustrator, and proud alumnus of Awesome University (his favorite imaginary alma mater). Although he’s done work for Nickelodeon, Tokyopop, Udon Entertainment, Blind Ferret Entertainment, and Voices For, he’s best known for his parody webcomics “It Sucks to be Weegie” and “Ensign Sue Must Die!” as part of Interrobang Studios’ Pot Luck Comics. His art has also been... Read More →
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T. Campbell

An ex-stage actor and failed Internet shut-in, T Campbell has written eighteen gazintillion pages of comics, won some awards and gotten high-flying writers to praise his work, so if you don’t love his series, it’s probably your own damn fault. Besides Guilded Age, his series include Quiltbag, Penny and Aggie, Fans, Rip and Teri, Widgetitis, Divalicious and Cool Cat Studio, plus about fourteen seconds’ worth of work for Marvel... Read More →
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Super Art Fight

Born under a dark moon, the creative combat showcase known as Super Art Fight has traveled all across the US since its inception five years ago, but no matter how far they travel, or how big they become, they consider Katsucon home. Join them this year as they continue their trail of broken markers and rocked faces, as “The Greatest Live Art Competition In The Known Universe” presents another of their relentless live shows. We may... Read More →
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Crispin Freeman

Crispin Freeman is a voice actor, director and script adaptor who’s been portraying characters in animation and video games since 1997. He’s worked on a myriad of anime shows including Hellsing, Naruto, Ghost in the Shell, The Big O, Final Fantasy: Advent Children, Wolf’s Rain, Witch Hunter Robin, Chobits, Blood+, Last Exile, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Slayers, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya... Read More →
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Dern Gendron

According to the internet, Darren J. Gendron once ate a bear from the inside out. He simply walked into Mordor. He won a staring competition with a fish, fought a hydra with just one hand and some bacon, and his Kevin Bacon number is four. Dern is the writer of Hello With Cheese and The Monster Alphabet, and he’s the designer of Scurvy Dogs and Póstumo: The Deck of the Dead. If you come in contact with Dern in the wild... Read More →
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Garth Graham

Born in Known Space, raised by the likes of Lazarus Long, Dr. Susan Calvin, and Lt. Miles Vorkosigan, Garth Graham has only ever partially shared the same reality as most of us. Fascinated by what might be and what isn’t, rather than weighed down by the drama of what is, he has forged a tenuous bridge made of ink and paper between our world and some strange unknowable scape where improbable dreams are born. Perhaps it has driven him a... Read More →
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Mike Hall

Darkstar Studios is a web comic collective founded in 2007 by Mike Hall. It is currently home to: “Across the Multiverse” by Mike Hall, “Fajita” by Ryan Thompson, and “[sic] Productions” By Mike Hall and Brian Godwin. Darkstar also welcomes the newest addition to it’s roster “Assassin Pixie” by John Peters and Vincent Sneed. you can see all these comics... Read More →
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Yaya Han

Yaya Han is a costume designer, model and cosplay entertainer with 13 years of experience. After discovering cosplay at her first con over a decade ago, she quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume design and creation. To this day Yaya has made 200 (and counting) costumes in the genres of anime/manga, comic books, video games, sci-fi and of course from her own original designs. Her intricate and lavish creations have won many awards and... Read More →
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THE SOUND BEE HD

THE SOUND BEE HD was formed in 2000 by Daisuke, the lead vocalist of Media Youth (the band behind Lupin III: Dead or Alive’s ending theme song “Damage no Amai Wana”). They released their first E.P. “Dol-Bee6″ via famous Japanese record label, Avex, but later decided to become an independent band. In 2007, the band saw a major shake-up in the line-up with Daisuke becoming the only founding member to remain in the... Read More →
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Samurai Dan & Jillian

The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history.With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both... Read More →
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Phil Kahn

A longtime Professional Neckbeard, Phil Kahn has spent a few years writing for various Webcomic, Webcomic Criticism, and Webcomic Enthusiast sites, and is now trying to take his accumulated knowledge and put it all to good use on Guilded Age. While building a daytime career as an IT Support Specialist and Pokémon Trainer, he also spends a great deal of time practicing silly voices/faces in front of a mirror for the inevitable day where the... Read More →
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Danny Kang

Danny is a professional animator and illustrator who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a B.F.A in Film/Animation/Video in 2009. After graduating, he animated for the Emmy winning PBS kids show “Wordgirl,” while his senior thesis film “Kensho” screened at animation festivals around the world. He is now working with Tainted Reality to illustrate “Fixer,” a web comic series about an... Read More →
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Dave Lister

Some say that Dave Lister is made of Legos. This is false. Composed mostly of coffee, Dave has learned to work without unnecessary things like sleep (though this may also be speculation, as he is often observed face-down on his laptop). Dave got his roots in the industry by accidentally creating the webcomic, Paradox Lost in early 2000. Though it was intended simply to be a means for Dave to polish his art and writing skills, its success led to... Read More →
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Jamie Marchi

Raised on a steady diet of Bob Saget, Anton Chekhov, Journey and Mentos, Jamie Marchi has been making fresh and acting professionally for a number of years, which, in the interest of national security, shall not be disclosed at this time. What shall be disclosed is she is not only the lead writer for the script adaptation of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, but also the voice of Panty! Some of her other more popular voice acting roles are from... Read More →
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Cosplayer Nation

Cosplayer Nation is a globtrotting documentary that filmed across the US. Joshua Adams who is an internet radio DJ on Cyberstationusa.com and filmmaker Uke Li, collaborated to make a documentary on the lives of cosplayers across America. In December 2010, the journey began at a cosplay ice skating event in Boston. Since then, these men have crusaded from Puerto Rico to Hawaii and 20+ conventions, including Katsucon 18, capturing the... Read More →
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Symphonic Anime Orchestra

The Symphonic Anime Orchestra is excited to be back at Katsucon. We are now accepting applications at AnimeOrchestra.org and looking for suggestions of what to play. SAO is a volunteer symphony made up of musicians of all ages and ability levels. If you want to play anime and video game themes on your instrument with a symphony, apply today!At KatsuCon make sure to look for SAO’s panels and performances by the Quartet that feature... Read More →
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Monica Rial

Monica Rial has been working in the anime voice over industry for 13 years. As an actress for ADV Films and Funimation Entertainment has lent her voice to over 250 anime including: Baccano! (Chane), Black Butler (Mei Ren), Certain Magical Index (Index), E.F. a Tale of Memories (Chihiro), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), Hetalia (Flying Mint Bunny/Belarus), High School of the Dead (Shizuka), Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (Treeya), Negima... Read More →
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Bill Rogers

Since his debut in “Assemble Insert” back in 2001, Bill has been providing voices to some of your favorite characters in some of your favorite shows. If you’ve watched “Shingu”, “KO Beast”, “His and Her Circumstances”, “Magical Witch Punie-Chan”, “Joe vs. Joe”, “Madara, “To Heart”, “Kujibiki Unbalance”, “Queen’s Blade&rdquo... Read More →
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Rikki Simons

Rosearik Rikki Simons is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is most famous for being the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM. As writer he is known for science fiction and fantasy novels such as Hitherto a Lion, Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat, Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, and the six volume ShutterBox fantasy series, which he co-created with his wife, Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons. He is also a background... Read More →
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Tavisha Simons-Wolfgarth

Tavisha produces her art and stories under the studio name of Tavicat (and sometimes ìWiredPsycheî) along with her husband, Rikki Simons. After a decade of publishing manga-influenced comics in the American market, Tavisha has had the opportunity to work with a variety of properties, attaching her much loved spin to them. A fan favorite, Tavisha has designed manga versions of established western cartoon characters for... Read More →
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Ryan Thompson

Darkstar Studios is a web comic collective founded in 2007 by Mike Hall. It is currently home to: “Across the Multiverse” by Mike Hall, “Fajita” by Ryan Thompson, and “[sic] Productions” By Mike Hall and Brian Godwin. Darkstar also welcomes the newest addition to it’s roster “Assassin Pixie” by John Peters and Vincent Sneed. you can see all these comics... Read More →
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Geek Comedy Tour

The Geek Comedy Tour is overjoyed to return to Katsucon 19. The Geeks and Katsucon go way back. How far back? When the Geek Comedy Tour first performed at Katsucon, Blockbuster and Myspace were still THINGS. Homestuck didnít exist (and Homestuck fans were still in Kindergarten). When The Geek Comedy Tour first performed their nerdcore/party/digital/yolo/comedy show, you could still buy anime on VHS in the dealerís room. This year... Read More →
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Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson grew up in Tokyo, Japan. She is the powerhouse behind some of the gaming industry’s most popular female fighting characters, such as Nina Williams and Christie Monteiro, Sarah Bryant from Virtual Fighter, Shenmue II, just to name a few. Lisle was also in the Academy Award winning Sofia Coppola film “Lost In Translation”, as well as the award winning indie film “Kamataki”. Because Lisle speaks fluent... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

Attendees (53)