Funimation Adds MY HERO ACADEMIA and HUMAN LOST Panels to FunimationCon 2020, July 3-4
Funimation announced it has added panels for MY HERO ACADEMIA and HUMAN LOST to its upcoming virtual festival FunimationCon 2020 July 3-4. Funimation also announced that Toei Animation will present a DRAGON BALL SUPER interview with legendary voice actress Masako Nozawa at the event. Internationally acclaimed critic and historian of anime Charles Solomon will host a panel examining what it takes to be a voice actor. Funimation revealed a stellar line-up of hosts at the event who will keep the panel and event conversation lively including Matt Acevedo, Michelle Nguyen Bradley, Cheyenne Ewulu aka Cheyenne the Geek, Emma Fyffe, Karama Horne, Jacki Jing, Chris Lam, Winston Marshall, Lauren Moore, Josellie Rios, and Charles Solomon.
The newly announced panels and events join a growing lineup of exciting programming for fans at FunimationCon 2020. FunimationCon 2020 is completely free to attend. Sign up to register at funimation.com/funimationcon2020.
MY HERO ACADEMIA Voice Actor Q&A Panel
Join Funimation and the cast of MY HERO ACADEMIA for an exciting Q&A panel! Hosted by Jacki Jing, hear from your favorites including David Matranga (Todoroki), Luci Christian (Ochaco), Justin Cook (Kirishima), Josh Grelle (Tokoyami), Patrick Seitz (Endeavor), Zeno Robinson (Hawks), Anairis Quinones (Mirko), Christopher Wehkamp (Aizawa), and Emily Neves (Eri).
HUMAN LOST: Revisit Film with the Japanese Voices and Producers
Have you ever wanted to provide feedback to Japanese creators? This is your chance! The producers of HUMAN LOST want your opinions while the Japanese voice actors talk about their experiences from HUMAN LOST. You will have the chance to see Mamoru Miyano and Kana Hanazawa, only at this event!
Toei Animation Presents DRAGON BALL SUPER Interview Featuring Voice Actress Masako Nozawa
Toei Animation presents an exclusive English-language interview with Nozawa-san, the Japanese voice actress for DRAGON BALL’s protagonist Goku. Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear from her as she answers questions about her career and what it’s like to voice many of the most iconic roles in the world. The discussion is recorded from Japan with English subtitles.
So You Want To Be a Voice Actor? With Charles Solomon
Journalist and anime lover Charles Solomon hosts a lively discussion with distinguished voice actors, exploring their career journeys — with no shortage of surprises. Panelists include Kara Edwards, Monica Rial, Chris Wehkamp, and Sonny Strait
CO-HOSTS AND MODERATORS
FunimationCon 2020 has put together a line-up of popular personalities and anime fans to moderate panels and co-host during the event.
Matt Acevedo – Matt Acevedo is a first gen Cuban-Mexican producer, comedian, and host. He has been featured on a number of networks including Oh My Disney, Nerdist, HyperRPG and Funimation. Follow him @TheMattAcevedo on Twitter, and at www.themattacevedo.com.
Michelle Nguyen Bradley – Michelle Nguyen Bradley, also known as “ChubbyBunny,” is a long-time anime and manga industry veteran. She currently writes, produces and hosts the #GotManga Viz Summer Reading Club. You can find her on all social media as @iamchubbybunny.
Cheyenne Ewulu – Cheyenne Ewulu also known as ‘CheyenneTheGeek’ online, is an actress, writer, nerdy content creator and on-camera personality. When she’s not on set, she’s creating funny, relatable content on the internets….or rewatching DRAGON BALL Z.
Emma Fyffe – Emma Fyffe is an entertainment and pop-culture pundit and host, seen on broadcasts across the internet. Starting her career as a Sailor Moon podcaster hosting her own, independently produced “Love and Justice” and well as AfterBuzz TV’s “Sailor Moon Crystal After Show”, she was a regular on Fandom Entertainment’s “Screen Junkies Universe”, and Collider’s “Jedi Council” and “TV Talk”.
Karama Horne – Karama Horne (a.ka. “theblerdgurl”) is a freelance pop culture journalist parked at the intersection of geekdom and diversity. Ghost in the Shell was her gateway anime and she’s really never met a mech she didn’t love.
Jacki Jing – Jacki Jing is an Amazonian Super Hero Ninja wannabe by moonlight and a nerdy host/producer by daylight. Anime’s her jam and Tuxedo Mask is her main man — him or Batman. Follow her @jackijing.
Chris Lam – Chris Lam is a magical girl and host, primarily covering video games, anime, and social justice. He worked at BuzzFeed for 3 years, and produced 2 award winning webseries with NBC Asian America.
Winston A. Marshall – Winston A. Marshall is an actor, comedian, on-air personality and self proclaimed “Swaggy Blerd” (Black Nerd). He is a proud native Texan of partial West Indian descent, who lives and breathes entertainment.
Lauren Moore – Lauren is a host and full-time Content Production Manager at Funimation. She’s originally from the Caribbean, but these days you can find her gushing about anime on-camera in original videos, on-stage at conventions or on the red carpet.
Josellie Rios – Josellie is an Audience Development Strategist and host of the One Piece at a Time podcast at Funimation. She hails from “la Isla del Encanto”, and has been working with fan content and strategy for over seven years. Find her talking about soccer or the reasons you should be watching KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR on social media at @josellierios.
Charles Solomon – An internationally respected critic and historian of animation, Charles Solomon has written for the New York Times, Newsweek (Japan), the Los Angeles Times, Variety, and National Public Radio. His books include “Tale as Old as Time: The Art and Making of Disney’s Animated Classic Beauty and the Beast” (Disney Editions, 2017) “The Art of the Disney Golden Books (Disney Editions, 2014) “The Art and Making of Peanuts Animation: Celebrating Fifty years of Television Specials” (2012), “The Toy Story Films: An Animated Journey” (2012),), “The Disney That Never Was” (Hyperion, 1995), and “Enchanted Drawings: The History of Animation” (Knopf, 1989; reprinted, Wings, 1994), which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and the first film book to be nominated for a National Book Critics’ Circle Award. He contributed essays to the exhibit catalogues of “Japanese Animated Films: A Complete View from their Birth to ‘Spirited Away’ and Beyond” (Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004) and “Il était une fois: Walt Disney ” (Grand Palais Museum, Paris, 2006). Solomon also teaches the history of animation at UCLA and Chapman University.
Hosted by Funimation, FunimationCon 2020 is totally free to attend and available to fans in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Registration is open so head over to funimationcon2020 to secure your spot and receive updates on new events added to the line-up.
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For more information on FunimationCon 2020 please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- FunimationCon 2020 Announces Partner Panels with Aniplex of America, Right Stuf and Viz Media + New Products
- FunimationCon 2020 Adds Special MY HERO ACADEMIA Game Show With Voice Actors, and Exciting Cosplay Sessions