Team 151

Team 151
Team 151
Team 151

Calling all Pokémon Trainers!
Team 151 is coming back, and has something extra special for you during Sausomecon this year!

Get ready for a non-stop celebration of all things Pokemon that has fun for everyone! Their interactive panel includes comedy sketches and performances from Team 151, coupled with amazing CGI animation in unique videos and CONTESTS! Everybody gets to participate and win prizes from their variety of activities, including an ART contest, TRIVIA, and CHARADES!

Be the very best like no one ever was – bring all your skills, excitement, and Pokemon too!

Check out their stellar trailer from last years Sausomecon in the link below! You won’t be disappointed!

Last Year’s Youtube panel video!

Straight Outta Comicon

Straight Outta Comicon
Straight Outta Comicon
Straight Outta Comicon

Straight Outta Comicon is a comedy show that is now 3 tours and 1 CD release old.  We started off calling it a variety show… its stand up comedy, its sketches, sometimes music.  Sometimes its an unscripted show that the audience drives.   At its core Straight Outta Comicon is Matt McInnis and Matt Keck as unmitigated versions of ourselves.  Its two kids that found themselves in comics, cartoons and video games that grew up finding themselves in stand up comedy, without ever leaving behind how we got there.

Its been our comedy, in our voices, on our terms and we’re pretty darn proud of how this geeky little experiment has played out so far.

 

Who is Straight Outta Comicon?

Matt Keck:

Matt Keck has been a standup comedian since late 2009, and in that short time his videos have appeared on such programs as Comedy Centrals Tosh.0, G4TVs Web Soup, RudeTube, TruTVs Clipaholics, and Right This Minute. He is also set to film his first feature film The Genesis of Lincoln and recently released his first novel “Shift”.

Matt is clearly no stranger to the internet, providing comic book reviews to literacy website www.lipserviceink.com, a weekly addition to the standup podcast Comedy A Go-Go, and running his personal blog SpaceDynamite!!!. His forte, however, is his YouTube channel, where he has 19.7 million views and rising, amassing over 1 million more views each month. His most notable video is the viral hit Im a Snake.

Matt McInnis:

Matt McInnis is a stand up comedian, actor, and  producer.  He’s also written a few things that have surfaced into print in the gaming industry.   His performances began in the theatre. From there, he moved on to producing and writing his own works expanding into short film, voice acting, and internet venues.  This lead to the founding of Mantapus Productions, which opened the door to complete freedom in his creative efforts.  This path lead back to the live stage and to his most notable success, stand up comedy, where he currently performs regularly to this day.

Matt’s body of work includes numerous theatrical appearances, Smoke Break: the 115 Episode Daily Series, co-host and co-writer on the internet radio show “Get Naked With The Threes”, management of Mantapus Productions, and apperances in comedy clubs (and now cons too!) coast to coast.  He can currently be heard on the bi-monthly podcast CineMother Lovers, as well as with Cheap Shots Movie Riffs.   He is in preproduction on Mantapus Productions first feature length film in association with Gunn Park Entertainment the fantastical action-comedy “Happenstance: Vol 1″  expected to see a 2016 release.

In addition to his work in entertainment, Matt serves as a contributing writer to Arcane Wonders for their Origins Award nominated game Mage Wars, his work as been featured in the Dragon Age RPG  and  SOE’s Star Wars Galaxies.  He is currently in development on his own tabletop RPG system and setting “Aether Skies”.

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Jason Carter

Jason Carter
Jason Carter
Jason Carter

Best known to sci-fi fans for his role as Ranger Marcus Cole on “Babylon 5”, Jason Carter, born in London on September 23, 1960, is a British stage, film and television actor.

Leads in school plays and summers at the National Youth Theater of Great Britain led to three years at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). In the Physical Theatre classes taught by Jane Gibson, who trained under Jacque le Coq in Paris, Jason found the acting and thinking tools that would inform his approach to his professional work.

Graduating in 1981 after a three-month tour of Holland and Belgium playing Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet”, Jason pursued his craft in a variety of roles. High points include playing Macbeth at Chichester Festival Theatre, three long runs in the London West End: “The Sleeping prince” with Omar Sharrif, Simon Gray’s “Melon” with Alan Bates, Simon Gray’s “The Common Pursuit” directed by the author, and Steven Berkoff’s Royal National Theatre production of Oscar Wilde’s “Salome”. In British television, Jason starred in two series, a mini series, a number of TV movies and numerous guest star roles.

Jason has enjoyed collaborating with many directors developing characters and evolving scenes. He worked closely with Jason Lehel whilst starring in “Boiling Point”, Gil Cates JR. on “The Mesmerist”, and Nick Ward on Working Title’s “Dakota Road” for which, at the Festival du Cinema Britannique de Dinard, Jason received a commendation for his performance as “Raif” from chairman of the judges, Ben Kingsley. The director’s chair is an as yet unrealized creative interest for Jason that he looks to pursue for the future in addition to his acting work.

On American television Jason has had many roles, beginning with Connor, the hero’s nemesis on the pilot episode of “Viper”, and guest starring in many popular series including “Beverly Hills 90210”, “Angel”, “Sentinel”, “Lois and Clark”, and “3rd Rock From The Sun”. When Jason auditioned for Marcus Cole on “Babylon 5”, he had been told it was to guest star, and so was delighted when his surprised agent informed him it was a three-year contract and he had secured the role – a role that would change his life.

Whilst making “Babylon 5”, fine actor and dear friend, Richard Biggs suggested they partner up and develop fun classes to jointly share the craft they both loved. Richard and Jason would hold “The Biggs and Carter Experience” at conventions until Richard’s death in 2004.

Recently, Jason starred alongside Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth in the western drama, “By Way Of Helena”, which was filmed in October/November of 2014.

Jason is a fixture at sci-fi conventions all over the world, where he is known to command plenty of attention with his hyperactive wit. In his spare time, he writes poetry.

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Mike Worley – Comic Book Artist

Mike Worley
Mike Worley
Mike Worley

Mike Worley began his artist’s career in the DC Comics “New Talent” program as a colorist in 1984. He did his first professional coloring work for Eclipse Comics in 1986. He also did coloring jobs for Marvel, before doing his first pencil work for Archie Comics in 1990. Worley pencilled gag pages for this company until 1996.

He did art on Ren & Stimpy for Marvel and did inking duties for Marvel Comics Presents and Midnight Sons Unlimited. He worked with Phil Hester on The Picture Taker for Slave Labor in 1996, and Worley also contributed to Hester’s book The Wretch. In 1998-99, Worley did a Thunder Girl story for Gary Carlson’s Big Bang Comics and worked for Brian Miller’s HiFi design studio on Tohubohu, which was published by New Breed Comics. He contributed to Bongo Comics Simpsons comic, and additionally worked for Double Eye Studios (Bloodshed) and Fiction House Entertainment. In 2002 he worked with Brian Miller again on The Terrifying Tales of Tommi Trek for Funkotron’s Double Take.
Of late, he has been studying animation, and won the 2015 “best animated short” in the B & B Theatres’ short film competition. He is currently freelancing motion graphics and working on some animation pitches for cartoons, along with developing a web strip, “Rest In Pizza.”

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Robert Suske

Robert Suske
Robert Suske
Robert Suske

Robert Suske has been going to anime conventions and cosplaying since 2007, he has built a reputation for himself through cosplay prop making and photography. He has made props from many shows like Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, Gurren Lagann and numerous games like Fallout New Vegas, Assassin Creed and Tails Of Synphonia Dawn Of The New World.

John Mesplay

John Mesplay
John Mesplay
John Mesplay

John Mesplay is an Operation Iraqi and Operation Enduring Freedom veteran with a love for video games, art and movies. As a high school student he was introduced to the world of visual effects through movies like “Jurassic Park” and “Final Fantasy Spirits Within,” as well as games like “StarCraft” and “Legends of Zelda: Ocarina of Time”. After high school he joined the army as a Combat Engineer stationed in Iraq and Germany, where he served as part of a principle support detachment (VIP bodyguard), and a reconnaissance/demolition operations engineer. After leaving the Army he attended Pittsburg State University, where he studied commercial art and 3D art for video games/movies. He helped update the program with digital art media, and pushed for the art program to have an area for three-dimensional computer graphics, digital painting and digital sculpting. Graduating May 2012. Early 2014 helped with 3D modeling on the film Guardians of the Galaxy. He then went to work on TV shows such as Flash, Agents of Shield, Sleepy Hollow and more. He currently works for a small Indy gaming company in Dallas working on the TUG.

Jeremy Inman

Jeremy Inman
Jeremy Inman
Jeremy Inman

Starting with the fan favorite Android 16 in Dragonball Z , Jeremy Inman has been voice acting since 2000. Since then he has gone on to voice many characters in numerous popular shows, including Taurus in Fairy Tail, Breda in Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, along with more recent additions such as Magellan in One Piece.

Along with Voice Acting Jeremy has worked as a ADR/Voice Director since 2004. His works as a Director include: Desert Punk, One Piece, Sengoku Basara, Terror in Resonance, Gangsta, The Heroic Legend of Arslan, and Heavy Object.

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Rachael Messer

Rachael Messer
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rachael messer

Rachael Messer is a professional and full time voice actress. She has voice acted in numerous animes, cartoons, video games, radio plays, and commercials. She has worked with FUNimation in animes.

She is currently the voice of Shiara in the new animated tv series “Prince Adventure” along with Christopher Sabat, Vic Mignogna, Chuck Huber, and Todd Haberkorn and many others.

She is in Heroes of Newerth, the Teacher in Yanadere Simulator, Wakfu Raiders, a Wii U game called Anima: Gates of Time, Astra in the Xbox game, and over 40 different other games. She also does film and is the leading female role in the new tv series “It’s Just Brunch” with South Parks’ Toby Morton and Peter Bedgood.

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Mary the Impala

Mary the Impala
Mary the Impala
Mary the Impala

“No one gave two craps about her, but they should’ve. Because this 1967 Chevrolet Impala would turn out to be the most important car–no, the most important object in pretty much the whole universe.” – Chuck Shurley, Supernatural Season 5 Episode 22, “Swan Song”

The Winchesters’ iconic ride isn’t just well-equipped, or fast, or easy on the eyes. She’s all those things, to be sure, but for the vast majority of Sam and Dean’s lives, “Baby” has been their base of operations, a make-shift motel, and just home in general. She even saved the world once, just by existing.Mary the Impala is a completely show-accurate replica of Baby, down to the hidden weapons cache in the trunk, the army man stuffed in the ashtray, and Sam and Dean’s initials carved into the package tray. She calls Kansas home and lives between KC and Lawrence, where the Winchesters’ story began. Mary’s also had the honor of appearing in the Season 10 DVD documentary, “Fans,” released in 2015. You’ll find her close to the 5-minute mark, still sporting her original Nantucket Blue paint.

Guests at Sausomecon are invited to take as many pictures of and with Mary as they like. But for a small donation, they can pose with any of the props in Mary’s trunk, or even sit in the driver’s seat for a Dean’s-eye-view, and 70% of every cent donated will go directly to the fan’s choice of Mary’s supported charitable organizations. So while they’re having fun with a badass car, they’re also making a difference.

Mary is owned by Megan Woodard, a slightly obsessed Supernatural fangirl, and her very accommodating husband, Marcus.

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Greggo

Greggo's Game Shows
Greggo's Game Shows
Greggo’s Game Shows

Greggo has been producing game shows for anime conventions across North America since 1999! Known for his parodies of some of the more famous game shows in television history (including Match Game, Press Your Luck, Pyramid and The Price is Right), Greggo has also developed original shows and will always be focused on bringing entertaining and interactive fun wherever he goes!

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Chii Sakurabi

Chii Sakurabi

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Chii Sakurabi
Chii Sakurabi

Chii Sakurabi is J-POP singer and recording artist from Tokyo, Japan. Chii originally performed live throughout Tokyo, and in 2010 moved to the U.S. to expand her music internationally. In late 2011, Chii’s breakout first album Mirage was released. It featured a unique electropop style with fantasy themes, as well as a mixture of English and Japanese lyrics. In May 2014, Chii took a giant leap forward with her second album, Moon Princess, creating a distinct and dynamic sound with a story based on the Japanese fairytale character Princess Kaguya.
Chii has performed live at various anime and pop culture conventions in such countries as the United States, France, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand and Japan. Chii’s concerts are known for their high-energy and visual stories as well as Chii’s passsionate voice, kawaii dances, and lolita fashion!

 

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Kazha

Kazha
Kazha
Kazha

Kazha is a rock band formed by a singer/songwriter Kazuha Oda. Kazuha Oda has worked over 20 different records/projects from classic to heavy metal music in Japan. She has worked with wide variety of performers including Grammy winning pianist Bob James.

In September 2009, Kazha released their first EP “Breath Through Your Dreams” and toured Japan and Korea. After releasing their first album “Overture” in 2010, they shifted their base from Japan to U.S.A. in order to further their goal of sharing their music with people all over the world.
During their first North America Tour, they made stops in Washington, DC, California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, New York, Michigan, Illinois, Colorado and more. The band continues to tour around the world, including Europe, Mexico, as well as appearing at various festivals and conventions including Saboten Con, Sacanime, Nan Desu Kan, Ohayo Con, Phoenix Comicon and Colorado Dragon Boat Festival.

They released their 2nd album “Evolution,” and continue their musical adventure armed with their strong belief in their music and aspirations of achieving their goal. Their music combines the softness of a falling feather and the heaviness of a hurricane.

Kazha represents a new future of the world music: a fusion of cultures and musical view points that create their sound.

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Beard and Beans

Beard and Beans
Beard and Beans
Beard and Beans

The Troubadours of Trouble, Makers of Mischief, and Raconteurs of Raunchy, Beard and Bean are coming to Sausomecon to bring their own brand of mayhem and mirth to the audience. Geeky game shows, messy challenges, or perhaps a super-secret all adult after hours panel are all possibilities. Unless you’re talking to the people that hire them, they well be sure to tell you that there is no super-secret all adult after hours panel happening at all. and Beard and Bean agree with them 97.2%.

 

 

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Samurai Dan and Jillian

Samurai Dan and Jillian
Samurai Dan and Jillian
Samurai Dan and Jillian

The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history.

With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both large and small.

Beyond their martial skills, the dynamic duo collaborated to write, direct, host, and star in a 12 episode TV series entitled, “The Way of The Samurai.”

Daniel is also an author, with several martial art articles published, and is currently working on his second full-length novel.

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Joe Grisaffi

Joe Grisaffi
Joe Grisaffi
Joe Grisaffi

Joe Grisaffi is an actor and award-winning director from Houston, Texas. The films he has directed include Laughing Boy, Dead of Knight, Conjoined, and Lars the Emo Kid. Films Joe has appeared in include Psychic Experiment, Jacob, Doll Factory, The Haunted Trailer and the upcoming films In a Madman’s World and Gem of the Rainforest. Joe spent some time at ADV Films where he directed the English dub of Cyberteam in Akihabara and voiced roles in the animes Tears for Tiara, Megazone 23 Part II, Saiyuki and others. Joe is an avid video game collector whose collection consists of home consoles dating back to the 1970s as well as many classic upright arcade games and pinball machines. Visit Joe’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/joegrisaffi

 

 

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Duct Tape Transformers

Duct Tape Transformers
Duct Tape Transformers
Duct Tape Transformers

Since losing their beloved 80’s show to the new models, the original Transformers have worked to integrate themselves into modern society, and have found a new hobby…Partying. Now, they have no desire to return to the screen. Their desire is to spend their existence making the lifeforms of this planet happy and make sure they have fun!

 

 

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Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson
Lisle Wilkerson
Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle grew up in Tokyo, Japan and moved to the US in 2008. She speaks fluent Japanese, and has been hosting radio/tv shows in Japanese/English ever since she was 19 yrs old.
LIsle is best known as the powerhouse behind such kick-ass female video game as Nina Williams, Christie Monteiro and Zafina from the Tekken franchise, Sarah Bryant from Virtua Fighter, quite a few characters from Shenmue II, many of the female voices in CRAZY TAXI 1 & 2, and Christ Monteiro in last year’s “Streetfighter vs. Tekken” game.

Lisle was also in the 2003 Academy Award winning Sofia Coppola film “Lost in Translation”, and played a principal role in the 2006 award winning indie film “Kamataki”.

She is currently based in Los Angeles, and works as a freelance voice over actress, as well as being a local correspondent for the Academy Awards, Emmys, Golden Globes and Grammys for Japan.
She also hosts a weekly entertainment tv show on NTV BS in Japan, and also hosts a weekly radio segment on INTER-FM.
And she also works as an interpreter, sometimes doing interpreting for anime con guests as well.

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Matt Greenfield

Matt Greenfield
Matt Greenfield
Matt Greenfield

With over 1500 films and TV episodes to his credit, Matt Greenfield has been writing, directing and producing both animated and live-action programming (plus the occasional comic book) since the dawn of time.  His work has been distributed internationally by–among others–ADV Films, Anime Network, FUNimation, Happy Carrot, Madman Entertainment, Maiden Japan, Media Blasters, Sentai Filmworks, Section 23, SoftCel Pictures, Switchblade Pictures and Syren.  Born in California, he escaped at an early age and spent his formative years wandering the country, absorbing cartoons, science fiction novels and horror movies like a sponge–knowledge he now squeezes out with a modified colander in order to make a living.

Married to the lovely and vivacious Tiffany Grant (who proofed this bio), a VERY brief list of career highlights includes NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, BATTLE ANGEL, GAMERA: GUARDIAN OF THE UNIVERSE, the Godzilla classic DESTROY ALL MONSTERS and hundreds of other anime hits like BUBBLEGUM CRISIS: TOKYO 2040, EXCEL SAGA, GANTZ, GODANNAR, GOLDEN BOY, GUNSMITH CATS, MACROSS, NADESICO, NOIR, SPRIGGAN, PRINCESS NINE, TEARS TO TIARA and RAHXEPHON.
And that’s not counting managing distribution of such mega-titles as Gene Roddenberry’s ANDROMEDA & EARTH FINAL CONFLICT, BEASTMASTER, MEGAMAN, MUTANT X, REBOOT, ROBOTECH, SHADOW RAIDERS/WAR PLANETS, SAILOR MOON, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, STREET FIGHTER 2 (UK) and… we’re running out of space, so here are some of his most recent projects: INFINITE STRATOS 2 and BIG BAD MAMA-SAN.  Plus, his company, Kraken Releasing, released three classic GODZILLA movies!

Contrary to rumor, his favorite hobbies are NOT eating babies or torturing voice actors (although the latter does make his top ten).

Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Grant
Tiffany Grant
Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Grant is excited to attend SausomeCon!  Best known as Asuka in NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, Tiffanywas the first anime voice actor hired in Texas [Feb. 1994].

She’s voiced characters in 1600+ TV episodes, OVAs & movies including AZUMANGA DAIOH (Kaorin), CHRONO CRUSADE (Satella), BLUE SEED (Kome), GOLDEN BOY (Madame President), FMP? FUMOFFU (Bonta-kun), GODANNAR (Shizuru), FULL METAL ALCHEMIST (Marta), MABURAHO (Kuriko), ONE PIECE (Nojiko), THE WALLFLOWER (Auntie), TEARS TO TIARA (Morgan) and TSUBASA RESERVOIR CHRONICLES (Ashura).  Video game credits: UNLIMITED SAGA, DEUS EX II: INVISIBLE WAR.  Recent projects include EVANGELION 3.33, INFINITE STRATOS 2 and Toonami’s AKAME GA KILL.

Ms. Grant has adapted English dubbing scripts for TV series such as HELLO KITTY’S ANIMATION THEATER, MABURAHO, AH! MY GODDESS 2, THE WALLFLOWER, INFINITE STRATOS, TEARS TO TIARA and Toonami’s PARASYTE-THE-MAXIM, as well as scripts for several subtitled projects including MIYUKI CHAN IN WONDERLAND and the live-action TOKYO – THE LAST MEGALOPOLIS.

Additionally, Tiffany contributed to the albums “Voices for Peace” and “Voices for Tolerance”www.voicesfor.org.  Profits benefit charities like Doctors Without Borders.  CDs and downloads:www.cdbaby.com & iTunes.

Non-anime work includes ARLINGTON ROAD (w/Jeff Bridges) and indie films LAUGHING BOY, DEAD OF KNIGHT & LARS THE EMO KID.  Tiffany has years of experience in theatre and commercials and an incurable Hello Kitty addiction!  For more, visit TiffanyGrant.net