Guests of Honor
Known primarily for his work as the guy who yells out “Super Electromagnetic Shrapnel Cannon!” in Code Geass, Patrick Seitz’s body of other, lesser work stretches back to the year 2000. When he’s not busy playing Love Live: School Idol Festival, Patrick Seitz gets paid to voice guys who A) yell a lot, B) wear an eye-patch, C) have an accent, or D) sport a cool haircut.
His anime credits include Gamagoori in Kill la Kill; Franky in One Piece; Laxus in Fairy Tail; Keith in Attack on Titan; Griamore in Seven Deadly Sins; Motochika in Sengoku Basara; Senji in Deadman Wonderland; Isshin and Kenpachi in Bleach; DIO in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure; Germany in Hetalia; Agni in Black Butler; Simon in Durarara; Kunzite in Sailor Moon; Sky High in Tiger & Bunny; Luke Valentine in Hellsing and Hellsing: Ultimate; JP in Redline, Grimmer in Monster; the Penguin Emperor in Daimadaler; Agil in Sword Art Online; and Nekozawa in Ouran High School Host Club.
On the video game side of the equation, Patrick’s credits include Ragna in the BlazBlue series; Garrosh Hellscream and Arthas Menethil in World of Warcraft; Scorpion in the last few Mortal Kombat games; Artanis in StarCraft II; Kog’Maw, Lucian, and Renekton in League of Legends; Kana Rua in Pillars of Eternity, Basilio in Fire Emblem: Awakening; Samson in Skullgirls; Chopin in Eternal Sonata; Doug in Xenoblade Chronicles X; Hades and Chaac in SMITE; Hugo in Ultra Street Fighter IV; Heldalf in Tales of Zestiria; and create-a-character voices in Dragon Ball Xenoverse and The Sims 4.
He was also the dream-sequence pizza-delivery bear in Inside Out, as well as other additional voices.
Seitz also does script-adaptation and ADR directing—most recently for the English dubs of Aggretsuko and Your Lie in April. If you’ve seen shows like Steins;Gate, Romeo X Juliet, Space Dandy, Princess Jellyfish, or Deadman Wonderland, he dun writ some of them words—or, in the case of Summer Wars and Wolf Children, *all* of them words! His directing credits include State of Decay, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Citizens of Earth, Rune Factory 4, Conception 2, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker (breathe!), Monster, Girls Bravo, and BlazBlue: Alter Memory.
Follow Patrick’s musings on Twitter and Instagram @Seitz_Unseen.
Katelyn Gault grew up with her mother and older sister near Seal Beach, California. She began her artistic endeavors as a kid studying piano and eventually classical voice. In high school she sang and performed in the Show Choir (yep. ‘High School Katelyn’ basically lived the TV show Glee), but found an even greater passion for acting in her drama class. Katelyn went on to study theatre and earned a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from Chapman University. She then moved to Los Angeles, and has been pursuing her passion for acting and storytelling ever since.
Katelyn works in film, television, voiceover and theatre. Most notable VO credits include: Fenneko in Aggretsuko, El Hoshino in Dragon Pilot: Hisone & Masotan, Aya Tsuji in Jo Jo’s Bizzare Adventure, Ferrier Blancheur in Valkyria Chronicles 4 and more!
She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband (and fellow voice actor) Kyle McCarley, a snow beast named Simon, and a judgmental ewok named Chloe. For more information about Katelyn you can visit her imdb page: imdb.me/katelyngault or her website: www.katelyngault.com. You can also follow her on Twitter: @katelyn_gault.
In his 30 years of voice acting experience, Ben Diskin has voiced a multitude of characters in anime, western animation, video games, and more.
In anime, he's known for the roles of Joseph Joestar in “JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency,” Sai in “Naruto Shippuden,” Ban in “The Seven Deadly Sins,” Death Gun in “Sword Art Online,” Shoutmon and Cutemon in “Digimon Fusion,” and many others.
In western animation, he starred as Numbuh 1 and Numbuh 2 in “Codename: Kids Next Door,” Eddie Brock/Venom in “The Spectacular Spider-Man,” Boris Badenov in “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle,” and Baby Gonzo in the 2018 remake of “Muppet Babies.”
He's been doing video game voice over since the early days of the PlayStation 2. He was Eric Sparrow in “Tony Hawk's Underground,” Young Master Xehanort in the “Kingdom Hearts” franchise, Daichi Shijima in “Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker,” Jakob, Saizo, Hayato, and Matthew in “Fire Emblem: Fates” and “Fire Emblem: Heroes,” Rokurou in “Tales of Berseria,” Sig and Lemres in “Puyo Puyo Tetris,” and Mega Man in “Mega Man 11.”
His most notable FURRY role is Haida in Sanrio's “Aggretsuko” and, real talk, he knows that's the only reason you'd want to meet him and he's totally cool with that. In fact, he's sitting in front of his computer right now, thinking, “Okay, I have no idea why I'm writing this bio. Let's face it, the only reason I got invited was because of Haida. I know it; they know it; why beat around the bush? I mean, ain't no one here to see the voice of Humphrey from the 'Alpha and Omega' sequels or Valefor from 'Magi: Adventure of Sinbad.' Although, I guess I should write those down somewhere just in case and waaaaaaait a minute...! I just did! Wow, good job, Me!”
He also writes terrible bios for convention appearances and clearly can't be trusted to tie his own shoes, let alone self-promote. ... Come say hi!!
Chicago native Erica Mendez is longtime animation and video game fan who is now working as a voice actress in Los Angeles. In her voice over career, she’s gotten to play some fan-favorite characters, including: Ryuko in KILL la KILL, Retsuko in Aggretsuko, Gon in Hunter x Hunter, Aladdin in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Yuuki in Sword Art Online II, Sailor Uranus in the new Viz Media dub of Sailor Moon, Megumin in Konosuba, Akko in Little Witch Academia, Diane in Seven Deadly Sins, Nico in Love Live, and Mash in Fate/Grand Order.
Other animation you can hear Erica in are: OK K.O. Let’s be Heroes, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, Boruto, Megalo Box, The Rising of the Shield Hero, Re:ZERO, Fate/Apocrypha, Your Lie in April, Anohana, Erased, Kakegurui, Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, Dragon Pilot, Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans, Yuki Yuna is a Hero, A Lull in the Sea, March Comes in Like a Lion… and videogames such as Valkyria Chronicles 4, Tales of Berseria, Fire Emblem Warriors, Fire Emblem Heroes, Soul Calibur VI, Octopath Traveler, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Danganronpa: Ultra Despair Girls, Danganronpa V3, Radiant Historia, Fairy Fencer F, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, Street Fighter V, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Detective Pikachu, Trails of Cold Steel II, Battle Chef Brigade, and more.
Voice acting isn’t the only way Erica keeps herself busy: She’s also done script adaptation for shows such as Little Witch Academia, Sailor Moon SuperS, Dragon Pilot, Fate/Apocrypha, and Fate/Extra: Last Encore, and the animated film I Want to Eat Your Pancreas; The latter of which, she also directed.
Visit ericamendezvoice.com to check out her full list of credits. You can keep up with Erica's role announcements and incoherent rambling by following her on Twitter @tsunderica.
Syber (aka Syberwuff) is a well-known fursuit maker and artist, currently residing in sunny Florida, near Tampa Bay. Syber in her off time loves to participate in outdoor activities, such as camping, off roading, and hiking with her dogs! She owns 15+ costumes of her own character Syber, a blue, yellow, black and green female coydog, with an energetic personality - made by a wide variety of different fursuit builders.
She first began in the craft of fursuit building in 2007, making her first fursuit for herself. Later in 2010, she would establish Made Fur You, which became a fulltime career, creating dozens of characters a year in its present. Over 600 characters have been made by MFY. You cannot step foot into a furry event without seeing one!
Katie Hofgard is a freelance illustrator who has lived in Colorado her whole life, having grown up in the heart of the rocky mountains. She has 10+ years of experience as an independant artist, mostly working in the furry fandom, with some comic, children's book, and book cover work as well. Nature is a strong source of inspiration for her, as she strives to create works that show the beauty of our planet and universe with a fantastical twist. She lives with her husband Preston and their beloved cat Loaf, and probaby drinks too much tea and spends too much time day dreaming.
Idess is a Colorado artist who is known for her cute and funny animal and anthro artwork! She has been drawing in the fandom for over 12 years, and has been attending and selling at furry conventions since 2009. Her artwork has been published in multiple novels and books, and was an Ursa Major Awards nominee for Best Anthropomorphic Published Illustration in 2017. Idess' favorite part about drawing and sharing her artwork is making people smile or laugh with her illustrations!