Cowboy Bebop voice actor Beau Billingslea, international musical talent Diana Garnet, YouTube cover artist Caleb Hyles, and distinguished anime industry veteran Michael Sinterniklaas will add their voices to our fugue in January!
In the world of anime, Beau has voiced a multitude of characters including: Jet Black in Cowboy Bebop; The Fourth Raikage and Homura in the animated series Naruto; Ogremon, Saggitarimon and Parrotmon in Digimon; Michael in Argentosoma; Seal Walrus in Wolf’s Rain; Gohei in Rurouni Kenshin; Dee Jay in Super Street Fighter II and many others. Beau appears as Captain Abbott of the S.S. Bradbury in Star Trek: Into Darkness. Beau’s sci-fi feature films include The Blob, My Favorite Martians, Leprechaun in the Hood, and Halloween H2O.
Born in Washington D.C., U.S.A., this 100% American is one of few prominent foreign artists signed to a major Japanese record label. Full of cute charm and an insatiable interest for all things Japan, Diana was heavily influenced by her anime-loving father, and was immersed into anime culture at a young age. Her interest became life-changing when she first heard “Yuzurenai Negai” by Naomi Tamura, which inspired her life goal to become a singer in Japan.
Caleb Hyles is a dynamic entertainer and YouTube cover artist, singing a bit of everything, from top 40 and hard rock to Broadway and anime. You can find all sorts of covers on his YouTube channel, which is going 850,000+ subscribers strong! Be part of the Hyles Hype Crew and join him at his concert, sing with him at a sing-along, and ask him anything at his panels!
Having grown up in a theatrical family and being tossed into children’s church choir at a young age, Caleb has always loved singing. He created his cover channel back in 2009 to share his goofy personality on Rockband with friends and family, but he never expected that working on his YouTube channel would turn into his career. Since his viral cover of “Let It Go” in 2014, Caleb has been recognized by the likes of Ryan Seacrest, Tyler Oakley, and DeeDee Magno Hall, along with many others in the entertainment industry.
Michael Sinterniklaas is a veteran of the anime industry and has worked as an ADR Director, actor, voice actor, script writer, sound engineer, mixer and producer. In 1999, Michael founded NYAV Post, a bicoastal recording studio that has worked on over 500 anime and non-anime titles.
Michael is a prolific actor and has voiced countless roles in anime such as Dagger in Black Butler: Book of Circus; Netherlands in Hetalia; Xellos in Slayers Revolution and Evolution-R; Joshua and Kennedy in Pokémon; Lucemon in Digimon; Ivan Karelin, Dark Magician and Mahad in YuGiOh; Origami Cyclone in Tiger & Bunny; Sarutobi Sasuke in Sengoku Basara; Sora and Utakata in Naruto; Age in Patema Inverted; and Takeru in FREEDOM.
Floor Wars is back for its second year, and bigger than ever! Floor Wars is a 1-on-1, all-styles dance battle, which has been widely popularized in the furry community for years, and even longer before that. We’re continuing to work side by side with these dancers from the community to bring you this outrageously exciting and dynamic competition. Break out your dancing shoes, find some cardboard, and get yourself ready, because you’ll need to bring your A-game for this intense dancing competition!
DAD JOKE OFF
Introducing Who’s Your Daddy, Ohayocon’s first dad-joke competition. Teams of two battle it out, using attendee-submitted horrible jokes; if you laugh you tap out. Then a new team comes to challenge the winners until the ultimate Dads are crowned. Can you outlast others in this competition? We will supply the jokes for this competition in order to provide a level playing field, but we need your help! So if you’ve got some great dad jokes in your back pocket, submit them and you might see them in the competition!
There’s only about two months to go until Ohayocon, and we’re getting pumped! See you there!