North American Guests
Derek Stephen Prince
Derek Stephen Prince, aka Steve, has been in the voiceover industry 23 years. His career spans across such shows as Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers In Space, Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, Power Rangers Time Force & Power Rangers Wild Force; Digimon: Seasons 1-4 & 6-7 playing such favorites as Digimon Emperor, Veemon, Beelzamon, Impmon, Piedmon and Jeremy, to name a few; Love Hina where he played Keitaro; Bleach, where he played Uryu Ishida in both the anime and live action versions; Iggy the Boston Terrier in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures: Stardust Crusaders; Naruto, Naruto Shippuden and Boruto where he plays Shino Aburame; Guts the pug in Kill La Kill; and BeyBlade Burst Turbo where he plays Ranjiro Kiyama on Disney XD. Video games include the Kingdom Hearts series as Vexen; Odin Sphere as Oswald; Operation Darkness as Adolf Hitler and Jack the Ripper; Kuzuru Fuyuhiko & Kokichi Ouma in Danganronpa V2/V3 respectively; and Detective Holden in Blade Runner Revelations. “Steve” was in the original cartoon series of Lilo & Stitch as Luki the shaved ice vendor; Little, Big, Awesome as Kunu the Hawaiian Pizza for Amazon; as well as the made-for-Netflix anime, B the Beginning as Julian. This year, celebrate with Steve as Digimon Adventure 01 celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Steve played Demidevimon, Digitamamon & Piedmon, for those of you who remember the show. Steve has a LOT of things in store for you with his panels, and can’t wait to see all of you at Otakuthon!
Erica Lindbeck is a Los Angeles based actress who holds her Bachelor of Arts from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film & Television. She is thrilled to be involved in a large and diversified portfolio of projects, playing the roles of Cheetara and Wily Kit in the upcoming ThunderCats Roar, Cheelai in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Sally Whitemane in Heroes of the Storm, Delaryn Summermoon in WoW: Battle for Azeroth, Sophitia in Soul Calibur VI, Roll in Mega Man 11, Black Cat in Spider-Man (PS4), Miriam in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Mordred in Fate/Apocrypha, Hijiri in FLCL: Alternative, Ves-Ves in Sailor Moon, Dr. Jane Foster in Avengers: Secret Wars, Windblade in Transformers: RID Combiner Force, Celica in Fire Emblem Echoes, Menat in Street Fighter V, Futaba Sakura in Persona 5, Magilou in Tales of Berseria, Taliyah & Zoe in League of Legends, Kaori Miyazono in Your Lie in April, Eli Ayase in Love Live! School Idol Project, Jericho in The Seven Deadly Sins, and Ema Skye in Ace Attorney 6 to name a few. She has also provided the voice of Barbie for numerous projects and features. For news and announcements, find Erica on Twitter & Instagram.
Kyle McCarley grew up (but not really) in Kansas and moved to Los Angeles at age 18 to study acting. After getting hooked on playing World of Warcraft with his buddies, he co-wrote, co-directed, and voiced several characters in a fan-made online radio play loosely set in that universe. Once he finished his Theatre degree at the University of Southern California, he decided to further pursue that passion in the form of a career in voice acting. Kyle can now be heard in anime, video games, cartoons, audiobooks, live action dubs, TV and radio commercials, industrial ads, and even a talking toy plunger.
Notable anime credits include Mikazuki Augus in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama in Mob Psycho 100, Koku in B: The Beginning, Ryo in Devilman Crybaby, Joe Shimamura, a.k.a. 009, in Cyborg 009: Call of Justice, Aoba Kuronuma in Durarara!!x2, Shinji Matou in Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Ryota Watari in Your Lie in April, Helbram in Seven Deadly Sins, Claudia Hodgins in Violet Evergarden, John Steinbeck in Bungo Stray Dogs, Iruka Umino in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Gran in Granblue Fantasy: The Animation, Kirii in Blame!, Joichiro Nishi in Gantz: O, Silas Norman in The Asterisk War, and Ikuya Ogura in Ajin: Demi-Human.
Kyle’s video game credits include Android 9S in NieR: Automata, Alm in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Zeke in God Eater 3, Hyde from Under Night In-Birth in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, the Prototype Koga skin in Paladins, Zeroken in Disgaea 5, Haruto Higurashi in Zanki Zero, the Pot O’ Gold Fafnir and Playmaker Ne Zha skins in SMITE, Daniel in Unepic, Seilong and Kir in Summon Night 6, Oz, the Trickster in Atlas Reactor, and various characters in Final Fantasy XV, Tales of Berseria, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, Grand Kingdom, and Omega Quintet.
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.