Voice Artist Guests
Colleen Clinkenbeard is a voice actor and director whose work can be heard in over 100 Anime and video game titles. Best known for playing the English voices of Gohan (Dragon Ball Z Kai), Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece), and Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist), Colleen can also be heard in the Borderlands and Borderlands 2 video games as Lilith, Patricia Tannis, and Captain Scarlett.
As a director, Fullmetal Alchemist is what put her on the map, but she’s also worked on such projects as Black Butler, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, and Steins;Gate.
For an exhaustive listing of her work, check out her Wikipedia listing. But for now, some highlights!
“There is no such thing as coincidence. There is only inevitability.” ~Yuko, xxxHolic.
“Ta daaaaa!” ~Éclair, Kiddy Grade
“Can I be a trumpeter? They blow on their horns so majestically!” ~Maso, Shin Chan
And so on.
Most recognized as the voice of Krillin (Dragon Ball Z) and as an illustrator for, arguably, the most famous, independently published comic book series Elfquest, Sonny Strait has over 20 years of experience in the arts.
As a voice actor, Sonny is considered to be one of the most recognized voice actors in the business. Besides Krillin, he has worked on many popular animated characters, including Maes Hughes (Fullmetal Alchemist), Usopp (One Piece), and Cartoon Network’s laid back robot host Toonami Tom.
He has also worked as a writer and director on several TV series, including Dragon Ball Z, Case Closed, and Lupin the Third.
As a comic book artist, he has 17 published works to date, including his debut self-published series Mr. Average featured in The Comics Journal and Elfquest, which was published by both WARP Graphics and DC Comics. Sonny is considered one of the top Elfquest artists from its over 30 year history.
In 2007, Sonny wrote and illustrated a graphic novel about a reluctant punk rock faerie princess named Goat. The book, called We Shadows, was published by Tokyopop and was nominated by The American Library Association for Best Graphic Novel in 2008. The book received glowing reviews in many trade magazines, including Publishers Weekly, Newtype, Play, and Anime Insider.
Recently, Sonny has reprised his roles in both the new Dragon Ball Z Kai and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood series and plays the title role in the Xbox game S’plosion Man. He also lends his voice to the Borderlands 2 game as Loader 1340, Medicine Engineers, Psychos, and Rocko.
Mature Content Guest
We don't want to disturb the Under-18 crowd by announcing that we have the founder of this Mature Rated Hentai Website. They will be doing panels and have a spot in the Dealers' Room. We are excited to have them at our show, but we are not sure how to explain where they are from. We just can not put our finger on the answer... Well, not in public anyways.
Pika Belle Chu has had a great experience as a cosplayer. She cosplayed for Disney as Belle (Beauty and the Beast) and was in the Guiness Book of World Records for two years for the largest Pokemon collection. This year, she will be bringing her Pika Bug, the first official Pokemon promo vehicle. Pika Belle also sells a great deal of Pokemon-related goodies that you cannot find this side of Japan.
We are glad to have Yoshiko Daiko Dojo performing, consisting of ex-members from another prominent taiko drumming group in South Florida. We expect a great performance over all three days of Chibi Pa: Infinity. If you have not experienced taiko drumming up close and personal, we are giving you the opportunity to witness such awesomeness.
S.S. HANAMI is back to perform at Chibi Pa: Infinity. Formed in 2009 by vocalist and founding member Robert Adams, S.S. HANAMI (a combination of the initials of Adams's favorite Anime character with the Japanese word for “cherry-blossom viewing”) bring a mixture of the contemporary and the traditional. The band began as a solo project, with friends and guest musicians filling in alongside Adams to record the first single "Eternal Autumn" and perform their first live at Chibi Pa 2009. Among these musicians were bassist James Brinkle Jr. and drummer Andrew Wiggins, who stayed on to later become full-fledged members. After several line-up changes, they were eventually joined in 2011 by guitarist Nat Morkan – the last piece of the puzzle in the band’s current line-up.
When asked about the inspiration behind S.S. HANAMI, Adams replies, “I try to write songs that make me feel the same way the most moving scenes from my favorite Anime make me feel. There’s something about that particular style of art that affects me deeply. I want to create that sort of world through the music and through the band’s presentation.”