Masters of Ceremonies!Jery Jewell is joining us for his 10th time as Master of Ceremonies. He can be heard as; Kyo Sohma (Fruits Basket), Jimmy Kudo (Case Closed), Taira (Beck:Mongolian Chop Squad), Barry the Chopper (Full Metal Alchemist), Happiness Bunny (Shin-Chan), Rin Tsuchimi (Shuffle), Zellman Clock (Black Blood Brothers), Tony Frost (Blue Gender), Suzaku (Yu Yu Hakusho), Jin (Yu Yu Hakusho), and Akito Hayama (Kodocha).
His voice can also be heard in Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball GT, Black Cat, One Piece, Tsubasa, Trinity Blood and a lot of other things that he may or may not remember or admit.
Jerry is very honored to have had the opportunity to work with a very talented and dedicated group of people at FUNimation, that take the quality of what they do very seriously.
When Jerry isn't working for FUNimation, he may be found on the road with his band, Peach Truck Republic.
Jonathan Klein is the Vice-President and co-owner of New Generation Pictures, Inc., based in Beverly Hills. His company produces the English language versions of some of the most popular anime and videogames around the world. New Generation Pictures has worked on hundreds of different projects, for both U.S. and international release, including such popular anime as; Hellsing & Hellsing Ultimate, Gun x Sword, Kamichu, R.O.D the TV, Ikki Tousen and many other anime titles. Jonathan was the director of the English language versions of such anime as Ergo-Proxy, Haibane Renmei, Texhnolyze, Melody of Oblivion and Satoshi Kon’s Paranoia Agent. He has recently returned to directing anime for Funimation as the voice director on Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians and Xtreme Xecutor. His also company has recently continued work on dubbing the fan-favorite Hellsing Ultimate for Funimation.
Besides anime, Jonathan has also produced and/or directed many video game projects for Square Enix, Capcom, Namco & other companies including; Street Fighter IV & Super Street Fighter IV, Marvel & Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter x Tekken, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy: The Crystal Bearers, Final Fantasy; Chocobo’s Dungeon, The Guided Fate Paradox, Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals, Rune Factory 3, Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny, Star Ocean: The Last Hope, Infinite Undiscovery, The Last Remnant, Time Crisis 4, Dawn of Mana, Valkyrie Profile 2, and Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume. Jonathan has also been working with Marvel Comics & several videogame companies on different projects based on Marvel’s famous comic-book characters, including the recently released free-to-play MMO, Marvel Heroes Online. Beyond working as producer and director, Jonathan's responsibilities also include scriptwriting, script adaptation and even working behind the microphone as a voice actor. Jonathan has voice acted in such anime & videogames as Final Fantasy IV, Star Ocean IV, Rune Factory 3, The Guided Fate Paradox, Ergo Proxy, Rumiko Takahashi Anthology, Kamichu, Girls Bravo, Gun x Sword, Burst Angel, Galaxy Railways and Beck.
In addition to Jonathan’s work in Anime & Videogames he is the co-founder of Anime Charity Auctions, an organization dedicated to help raise money for worthwhile charitable causes. Anime Charity Auctions donates rare and unusual autographed items from anime and videogames to be auctioned off at various anime & science fiction conventions. All the proceeds raised from the auction are donated to the not-for-profit charity that the convention sponsors.
For more information on New Generation Pictures, please visit www.newgenerationpictures.com
Guest of Honor
YURI LOWENTHAL Born with a D20 in one hand and a six-gun in the other, Yuri Lowenthal is a writer, actor and producer. He has had recurring roles on The Gilmore Girls and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles as well as lead roles in video games including Dragon Age, Prince of Persia, Fallout and many more. Best known for his voice acting work in such roles as Superman (Legion of Superheroes), Jinno/Kuma (Afro Samurai), Lagoon Boy (Young Justice) and Ben Tennyson (Ben 10: Alien Force/Utimate Alien/Omniverse) as well as popular VG titles including the Persona series, .//hack series, Saints Row series and lots of anime. He has appeared in one incarnation or another in possibly every CoD title since Big Red One. He also co-authored Voice-Over Voice Actor: What Itâ€™s Like Behind the Mic with Tara Platt which is available through Bug Bot Press. He is also the author of pulp noirvella Tough City out on Lulu.com now.
Yuri just finished post-production on his production company's second feature film, the mockumentary Con Artists about the wonderful world of pop culture conventions. And his irreverent award-winning web comedy Shelf Life, about 4 action figures on a young boyâ€™s shelf, is now in its fourth season. twitter: @yurilowenthal, FB: TheYuriLowenthal, YuriLowenthal.com
Greg Weisman (BA Stanford, MPW U.S.C.) has been a storyteller all his life. His first professional work was as an Associate Editor and Freelance Writer for DC Comics, where he worked on the Captain Atom title, among others.
Greg worked at Walt Disney Television Animation from 1989 through 1996. He rose through the ranks to become Director of Series Development for the division, working on such diverse properties as Darkwing Duck, Gummi Bears, TaleSpin, Bonkers, Raw Toonage, Duck Tales the Movie, Aladdin the Series and The Mighty Ducks, among others.
In 1991, Greg and his team created and developed a new series for Disney: GARGOYLES. Greg left his position as an executive to become the Supervising Producer and Supervising Story Editor of the first 66 episodes of that series. In 1996, Greg left Disney for DreamWorks Television Animation, where he also developed numerous projects.
In October of '98, Greg left DreamWorks to become a full-time Freelance Writer, Story Editor, Producer, Voice Director and Voice Actor. He has written scripts for Men In Black, Disney's Hercules, Big Guy & Rusty the Boy Robot, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, The Mummy, Kim Possible, The Batman, Alien Racers, Ben Ten, Bionicle: Mask of Light, Legion of Super Heroes, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, RescueBots, Kaijudo, Octonauts, Beware the Batman, Transformers Prime, Octonauts and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, among others.
He has written and story edited for Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles, and he produced, wrote and story edited on both Max Steel and W.I.T.C.H. He has also voice directed the original DVD Movie, Atlantis: Milo's Return and the English dub of the Japanese anime video series 3x3 Eyes.
More recently, Greg wrote the new Gargoyles and Gargoyles: Bad Guys comic books for SLG Publishing plus an issue of The Amazing Spider-Man for Marvel Comics, all while producing, writing, story editing and voice acting for Sony’s The Spectacular Spider-Man. He then moved over to Warner Bros., where he wrote the Green Arrow direct-to-DVD short for DC Showcase and produced, story edited, wrote and voice acted on the new Warner Bros./DC Comics/Cartoon Network series, Young Justice, as well as co-writing the companion Young Justice monthly comic book for DC.
Greg is now an Executive Producer on Star Wars Rebels for Lucasfilm and Disney.Greg is blessed to have a wonderful wife and two great teenagers.
Miley spends a lot of time on camera as well, having hosted shows like AnimeTV(Revision3) and TechKnow(CraveOnline) and has also been on Nickelodeon show's like How to Rock (Ms. Nye) and Attack of the Show! on the late, great G4.