Haru at PMX

Music Guest of Honor: haru

BLEACH anime song artist and j-rock soloist haru (from universe) will appear at PMX 2018 and Neko Con 2018 in a east-west coast collaboration with Chaotic Harmony!

haru from universe

As the vocalist for universe, haru’s overwhelming singing voice dazzled the crowd at the Lotte x Sony Music’s “Uta no Aru Gum Project” competition, beating out five thousand other people to win the grand prize. The single “Haruiro” (the song in the commercial for Lotte Ghana milk chocolate) was their major debut. Their second single “echoes” was used as the theme song for the Tokyo television anime “BLEACH”. haru was the first Japanese artist to ever release an official cover of U2’s “Vertigo”, and he has been expanding his overseas performances by appearing two years in a row at Anime Weekend Atlanta, as well as giving a show in front of 3,000 people at Berlin’s AniMaCo.

He has also garnered attention as the singer for the song used for MONSTER SUMMER!! Zettai Hansha Shugihen (Monster Strike (Monster) TV commercial).

haru from universe

During the summer of 2017, haru embarked on his first European tour as a soloist, performing a total of six shows in four countries, including Germany, France, Netherlands, and Belgium. In 2018, he returned to Europe twice more. The first time on tour visiting France, Belgium, and Italy where he attended Comicon and again in June 2018 to attend Magnificon in Poland. He is looking forward to doing more shows overseas and is excited to add Los Angeles and Virginia to his resume.

As PMX 2018’s Musical Guest of Honor, haru will perform both a live in concert and a special accoustic set, host a Q&A panel, as well as hold autograph sessions. Exclusive VIP packages for haru are available for PMX through Chaotic Harmony.

Special $20 VIP packages include:

  • Front of line privileges
  • 2-shot cheki with haru
  • Free poster
  • Front seats at the special acoustic concert

VIP Packages are limited so purchase yours today at:

http://www.chaotic-harmony.net/event-vip-packages

See haru’s special message to PMX 2018 and Nekocon guests!

Lauren Mary Kim

Martial Arts Featured Guest: Lauren Mary Kim

Lauren Mary Kim is the faceless action hero that brings adrenaline to films and television.

Lauren has a strong handle on acting, combat training, and stunt work. She is known for her work on Marvel’s Iron fist Season 2 as DK (crane sister), Mile 22 (2018), Furious 7 (2015) and Great Wall (2016) and recently doubled as Elektra on Netflix’s hit series Defenders & Daredevil. She specializes in several fighting techniques including: Tae kwon do, Wushu, Silat, Filipino Martial Arts, Jeet Kune Do, and Capoeira.

Panel info:

Date: Saturday, 10/27/18
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Live Programming (LP1)
Glendale Ballroom 1-3

Lauren Mary Kim

 

Lauren Mary Kim

 

Jon Allen

Industry Guest: Jon Allen

2016 San Diego Film Award “Best Actor” nominee and winner of the 2014 “I’m Funnier Than” Comedy Contest, Jon has always had an interest in story-telling and making people laugh.In the world of anime he’s lent his voice to many unique characters, including:

  • Mori on “FLCL Progressive”
  • Alessi in “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”
  • Zack in “Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans”
  • Binolt, Kazsule, and Number Zero on “Hunter X Hunter”
  • Edano, Takkeda, and Bandai in “Mob Psycho 100”
  • The MC in “Kakegurui”
  • and even the Pink Hat Guy in “Dragonball Z”!

You may also have heard him as the voice of Jarvis, Smooth Jarvis, Rugged Jarvis, and H8 Squadder in “Pain” on the Playstation Network, which also included voice-overs from celebrities such as David Hasselhoff, George Takei, and Andy Dick. Other video game voice credits include such titles as “Warhammer Tactics,” “High Velocity Bowling,” “Jack Keane,” “Elvira’s Monster Stack ‘N Match,” and many others.

On television he’s been seen in the series “The Ex-List” Comedy Central’s “My Profile Story,” “Know Your Meme,” “You Can Do Better” on truTV, and stars as Ryan Wyatt in the upcoming series “The Castmembers,” an episodic comedy series depicting the hi-jinks and struggles of working in a movie theater.

In addition to his acting and comedy pursuits, Jon also regularly contributes to the world of pro-wrestling, currently performing as “Jonald Trump” on Freakshow Wrestling in Las Vegas, and as “Ricotta Flair” on WWE star Brian Kendrick’s comedic “Wrestling Pro Wrestling” in Los Angeles, CA. He also streams on the popular new app “Unlocked.”

Website: http://www.JonAllenComedy.com
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.Facebook.com/JonAllenVO
Twitter: @KingJonAllen
Instagram: @TheJonAllen

Industry Panel Time Location
“Anime Voice Acting” w/ Jon Allen & friends Sun, 10/28/18, 1:00 – 2:00 PM LP2, GLENDALE BALLROOM 4
Autographs Sun, 10/28/18, 2:00 – 3:00 PM AUTOGRAPHS, FOYER

For the complete Schedule click here.

Paul St. Peter at PMX

Industry Guest: Paul St. Peter

A versatile performer, Paul also sang for four seasons with the San Diego Opera Company, three years with the Civic Light Opera, and appeared in several productions at the Old Globe Theatre. In Los Angeles, Paul has acted at the Globe Playhouse, Richard Basehart Theatre, Palos Verde Shakespeare on The Meadow, performed with the Rogue Artists, and has “gone on the road” for eleven seasons with the Nevada Shakespeare Festival.

As an instructor, Paul has taught speech, accents, dialects, phonetics, vocal production, and Shakespeare at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, California State University Los Angeles, San Diego State University, Los Angeles Broadcasting School, the Windward School, and is a speech and acting coach for Native Voices at the Autry, a Native American Theatre company, and for the Rogue Artists.

Paul’s TV appearances include work on NCIS, LAST MAN STANDING, JESSIE, LEGIT (for FX), RINGER, TIM AND ERIC’S AWESOME SHOW, and the hilarious KEY AND PEELE (Comedy Central.)

Paul St. Peter, twice nominated for BTVA Awards, is a voice actor from Los Angeles, whose many anime and video game credits include:

  • KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas)
  • NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox)
  • ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King)
  • DIGIMON (Wormmon, Leomon)
  • ROBOTECH (Zor Prime)
  • BLEACH (Yammy Riyalgo)
  • WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing)
  • DYNASTY WARRIORS I-IV (Yuan Shao)
  • DIGIMON: THE MOVIE (Kokomon)
  • ZETMAN (Sugito)
  • MAJIN (Majin)
  • TESTIMONY OF THE NEW SHE DEVIL (Valga)
  • BERSERK (Grunbeld)
  • RESIDENT EVIL 5 (Swahili Zombie)

Paul does comical voices too, from WORMMON (Digimon Warriors) to PUNCH (Cowboy Bebop).

Among his other game, anime, and feature anime credits are:

  • GURREN LAGAAN (Jorgun)
  • THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (Mondego)
  • MONSTER (Dr. Reichwein)
  • PAPRIKA (Konakawa)
  • LUPIN III: THE SECRET OF MAMO (Mamo)
  • DURARARA (Higa)
  • X-COM (Dr. Heinrich)
  • BATTLE B-DAMON (Armada)
  • DIABLO III (Demented Spirit)
  • DEFIANCE (Burgess)

Paul’s voice can also be heard on such titles as:

  • MONSTER STRIKE (Death Panda)
  • DRAKENGARD III (Michael The Dragon)
  • JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURES (Wamuu, Dire, Jack The Ripper)
  • NARUTO 7: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM (Kurama)
  • THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS (Armor Giant)
  • AJIN (Hirasawa)
  • HEARTHSTONE (Igneous Giant)
  • KILLER (Colonel Derick)
  • YS VIII: LACRIMOSA OF DANA (Sahad)
  • ACE COMBAT 7 (various roles)
  • GUNDAM: IRON BLOODED ORPHANS (McMurdo)
  • DRAGON BALL SUPER (Sorbet)
  • HUNTER HUNTER (Razor)
  • LITTLE TIARAS (Oak)
  • IRON 17 (Ionnias IX)
  • SAINT SEIYA (Hakurei)
Industry Panel Time Location
“Anime Voice Acting” w/ Jon Allen & friends Sun, 10/28/18, 1:00 – 2:00 PM LP2, GLENDALE BALLROOM 4
Autographs Sun, 10/28/18, 2:00 – 3:00 PM AUTOGRAPHS, FOYER

For the complete Schedule click here.

Linda LaMontagne appearing at PMX

AACC: Linda Lamontagne

Everyone at one point or another has known a work by Linda Lamontagne! As a casting director of over 70 titles, Linda has won multiple awards and nominations from the Casting Society of America for her works in:

  • BoJack Horseman
  • Robot Chicken
  • Family Guy
  • American Dad!
  • SuperMansion
  • Skylanders Academy
  • The Powerpuff Girls
  • Ben 10
  • Astro Boy
  • We Bare Bears
  • Coraline
  • Cybill
  • Rosanne
  • and much more!

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0483705/

AACC Panel Time Location
UP NEXT: Finding Next-Gen Asian American Talent 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3

For the complete AACC Schedule click here.

Will S. Choi appearing at PMX

AACC Guest: Will S. Choi

This man is Asian AF. Just kidding! Will is the creator of the hit comedy shows “Asian AF” and “Scarlett Johansson Presents” at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles & New York.

Asian AF spotlights the best Asian American actors, stand-up comedians, improvisers, sketch performers, musicians, storytellers, and more. The show has been featured on several news sites such as NBC News, ABC News, LA Times, New York Times, SCPR, Google, ATTN, Splitsider, Indiewire, and many more. Notable guests include Margaret Cho, Ken Jeong, Randall Park, Aparna Nancherla, Ronny Chieng, Kelly Marie Tran, Manny Jacinto, Jameela Jamil, Awkwafina, Jimmy O. Yang, Lana Condor, Kelvin Yu, Leonardo Nam, Jon M. Chu, Hudson Yang, Hayden Szeto, Sheng Wang, Joel Kim Booster, Nico Santos, Kulap Vilaysack, Asif Ali, Michele Selene Ang, Alex Shibutani, Brent Weinbach, Simu Liu, Sherry Cola, JR de Guzman, Sujata Day, Lewis Tan, Suzy Nakamura, Kelly Hu, Nik Dodani, Dante Basco, Nimesh Patel, Bowen Yang, Amy Hill, Lilan Bowden, and Eugene Cordero.

https://www.asianafshow.com/

http://www.willschoi.com

AACC Panel Time Location
UP NEXT: Finding Next-Gen Asian American Talent 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3

For the complete AACC Schedule click here.

Music Featured Guest: Cali Crisis

Cali Crisis is a synthpop duo made up of indie artist Plasmic and American Anime/Jpop artist Stephanie Yanez.

Once upon a cyberpunk time a nerdy girl with pink hair named Crisis had an idea. After being bullied day after day she thought it was time to make a friend. She sat down at her pink computer and started to program a friend. A friend that would be a little like Sailor Moon, Mima, Creamy Mami, Kiki, and a little like Lain. She created a magical android girl and called her Cali where everything begins and ends. Cali and Crisis now have joined forces through magic and music to take on the apocalyptic world. Nothing will get in their way.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/calicrisis
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cali_crisis
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/calicrisismusic/
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/calicrisis
iTunes: https://apple.co/2oVBxPi
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2x0RvLH

Performance Info:

Date: Saturday, 10/27
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Main Events, BRAND BALLROOM