Guests of Honor - Tony Oliver and Eric Vale
Tony Oliver, who was named to IMDB’s top 20 all-time Anime Voice Actors list,began his career as an actor on stage and camera performing in several feature films and dozens of plays. He found success as a voice over artist, lending his voice to one of the first foreign made animated features to receive wide US release (The Sea Prince and the Fire Child). His first foray into television was as the voice of Rick Hunter in the groundbreaking anime series Robotech. Following that he turned his attention to writing but continued his voice acting career.
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, Ulquiorra in Bleach, Minato the 4th Hokage in Naruto, as well as voices in video games such as: Delta Force: Black Hawk Down, Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring, Dynasty Warriors, World of Warcraft, Everquest, Neverwinter Knights, Xenosaga, Magna Carta II, Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight, Basara 3, BlazBlue, and Bravely Default.
Eric Vale can eat an entire Quarter Pounder with Cheese in a single bite. He crossed the English Channel riding on the antlers of a Canadian Moose. His favorite time of the year is dinnertime. This man has voiced characters such as Trunks in Dragon Ball Z; Sanji in One Piece; Yuki in Fruits Basket; Kymblee in Fullmetal Alchemist; America and Canada in Hetalia; and most recently Nishiki in Tokyo Ghoul. You can also hear him on radio and TV as the voice of the Dallas Stars and Dave & Busters.
He also wrote and produced the feature film Chariot, which is quite possibly the greatest American movie ever made. He has written screenplays as well as scripted over 50 anime programs and he’s a full-on published writer. Eric has also directed for film and stage.