Welcome to our episode for AnimeFest 2014 Part 1!
First I apologize for the lateness of this episode. Right after AnimeFest, we had hardware failure at home and getting a replacement in working order took priority. None of this affected our recording quality, just forced work on the editing to be delayed. So finally part one of our interviews from AnimeFest 2014!
This year we did something a little different in that we joined with our friend Kristin over at ComicAttack.net for some of our interviews. She joins us for our interview with Kristen McGuire, and even more interviews next week. Thank you again to Kristin for your help and keeping us company at the con! Be sure to check out ComicAttack.net for more reviews and news on comics and manga.
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“My Geek Confessions – Watching Bad Movies, So You Don’t Have To!”
- Hiroyuki Aoyama
Hiroyuki Aoyama is just one of the animators working on Space Dandy that attended AnimeFest 2014 and we were lucky enough to interview him! Hiroyuki Aoyama has worked on a ton of different projects as both Key Animator, Animation Director, and even worked on some of the biggest titles in US cartoons. His worked on Whispers of the Heart, The Cat Returns, Akira, Summer Wars, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Space Dandy and many more anime along with things for WB animation like Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, and Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation. For a more complete list of Mr. Aoyama’s work, please visit Anime News Network or IMBD.
- Kristen McGuire
We’re back with our guest and friend Kristen McGuire, this time joined with our friend and guest interviewer Kristen from ComicAttack.Net. This time we go over some of Kristen’s first experiences with comics, an update on her diabetic dog, and even some video games that she likes to play. Kristen continues to do more voice acting with more things becoming available all the time. Aside from Haganai Next, Date A Live, and the newly released Ben-To; Kristen also has both walla and a role in the second seasons of both Certain Scientific Railgun S and the soon to be released A Certain Magical Index II. If you want to check out more of her comics and voice roles, you can at her website, and like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.
A Certain Magical Index II – Season 2, Part 1 (Available Oct. 14, 2014)
- Alexis Tipton
Alexis Tipton is a voice actress for Funimation as well as an actress for stage and film. Alexis has been in a ton of anime as Millianna from Fairy Tail, Mina Caroline from Attack on Titan, Kurumi Tokisaki in Date A Live, and Honey on Space Dandy, among many other. She also recently performed in a local Texas production of Avenue Q! To see more of her credits you can visit her profile on Anime News Network or Wikipedia. If you’d like to follow Alexis you can find her on Twitter.
- Amelie Belcher
Amelie Belcher aka “Ami-Chan” is an artist and comic creator. She has a very interesting back story on how she came to be into manga and comics, part of which was being a high school art teacher for 4 years. Since she was introduced into the world of anime she’s been going nonstop with plenty of funny stories to tell. She is also the artist behind the manga “Loud Snow” and the web comic “The Real Life Adventures Of Amelie” and “Bounty Haunters” both of which can be found where you can also find out more information about Amelie at AmiArmy.com. Sadly since our interview, her dog Havoc, has had some severe health issues and she is currently having a fundraiser to pay for his treatment. You can assist Amelie and Havoc at their GoFundMe page. You can connect with Amelie at her Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and fanpage accounts.