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A-kon 24 Twenty Four is the oldest anime convention that is traditionally held at Dallas, Texas around the first week of June.

This year, A-kon takes place on May 31 to June 1, 2013 at the The Hilton Anatole Dallas.

Note: This is a bit late. I only finish up the Actors and Actresses section.

Actors and Actresses

Vic Mignogna

  • Vic Mignogna presents his exciting new web series STAR TREK CONTINUES, a continuation of the original series. Grand Ballroom A/B – Atrium 2, 1 Floor, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (Friday)
  • Personal Time with Vic Mignogna: Chantilly Ballroom – Tower 1, 1 Floor, 2:45 PM – 4:15 pm (Saturday)

Sonny Strait

  • Sonny Strait, the voice of Hughes discusses FMA and the role that received so much attention. Get the inside scoop straight from anime’s most beloved daddy. Stemmons Ballroom B/D – Atrium 1, 1 Floor, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM (Friday)

Todd Haberkorn

  • A full hour of Fairy Tail geekery, with Sully, Convention Manager for FUNimation, Christopher LeBlanc, Fairy Tail Fan Extraordinaire, and Todd Haberkorn, Some Random Guy Metropolitan Ballroom – Mezzanine, 2 Floor, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Friday)

Kyle Hebert

  • He’s known for voice acting, but Kyle Hebert (DBZ, Street Fighter) loves geek/pop culture. Come talk games, tech, movies, comics, cartoons and more in this 18+ uncensored panel. Stemmons Ballroom B/D – Atrium 1, 1 Floor, 11:15 PM – 1:15 AM (Friday)

Voices in My Head – Breaking into Voice Acting: Join our panel of voice acting guests as they discuss the process of breaking into voice acting, including the ups and the downs, the highs and the lows. Grand Ballroom D/E-Atrium 2, 1 Floor, 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM (Saturday)

Acting 101: This panel is an introduction to finding the right tools and connections. You will learn how to find an agent and commission headshots, demo reels & voice reels. We’ll also cover where to find classes and how to avoid getting scammed, as well as where to find work and network. Metropolitan Ballroom – Mezzanine, 2 Floor, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM (Saturday)

Anthony Brownrigg

  • Improv Workshop with Anthony Brownrigg: Explore the tips and techniques of improvisation for the stage. An interactive workshop. Be prepared to perform. Metropolitan Ballroom – Mezzanine, 2 Floor, 5:45 PM – 7:15 PM (Saturday)
  • Voice Actors Cold Read: Always a highlight, come and see our voice acting guests do what they do best, create new voices. Using a script written by guest Anthony Brownrigg, all of our voice actors get in the act, reading a variety of parts and then perform for the audience. Grand Ballroom A/B – Atrium 2, 1 Floor, 4:0 PM – 5:30 PM (Sunday)

Living the Life of the Professional Voice-Actor: What it’s Like, What It Takes; Myths & Realities: An honest look at the realities of living the Animation Voice Actor’s life, including discussions on how to develop characters, the audition process, script preparation, finding an agent, managing the unpredictabilities of making a living, & other hands-on and reality based topics. Featuring: Audition Demonstration With Audience Participation! Grand Ballroom A/B-Atrium 2, 1st Floor, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (Saturday)

Living the Life of the Professional Voice-Actor: What it’s Like, What It Takes; Myths & Realities: An honest look at the realities of living the Animation Voice Actor’s life, including discussions on how to develop characters, the audition process, script preparation, finding an agent, managing the unpredictabilities of making a living, & other hands-on and reality based topics. Featuring: Audition Demonstration With Audience Participation! Grand Ballroom A/B-Atrium 2, 1st Floor, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (Saturday)

Lisle Wilkerson

  • Memoirs of a 6 Ft. Blonde Geisha: Memoirs of a 6ft blond geisha is a reflection on the various experiences of Lisle Wilkerson, who grew up in Tokyo, Japan. She shares some of the bizarre, funny, and interesting stories from growing up as a “third culture kid.” For life as a blonde geisha is NEVER boring. Senator’s Lecture Hall – Tower, 1 Floor, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Saturday)

Voice Over Idol Finals: Aspiring voice actors and fans of dubs come check this out! Contestants who made the cut in the 2 round will now compete head-to-head performing commercial and animation cold reads – then get directed LIVE by professional voice actors. Sapphire Room – Tower, 1 Floor, 12:45 PM – 2:15 PM (Sunday)

Sources: Actors and Acting Panels and Events

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