June 6 – 8 , 2014 at The Hilton Anatole Dallas

Taliesin Jaffe at A-Kon 25

Taliesin Jaffe at A-Kon 25

12/27/13

              Taliesin Jaffe started his career as a child actor appearing in films such as Mr. Mom, 2010 and Explorers, and television shows such as She’s the Sheriff, Amazing Stories and The Facts of Life. After a brief adventure living in Japan, he went on to work as an ADR director and script adaptor for animation...

Meet Jackie Kashian at A-Kon 25

Meet Jackie Kashian at A-Kon 25

12/07/13

              Jackie Kashian is probably best described as a comedian with a sardonic delivery matched with a geeky interior and surprisingly chill exterior. That’s perhaps the greatest thing about Jackie, her very real, very personal delivery, and very human thoughts on what she’s expounding. Her comedy is like...

Meet Ben Dunn at A-Kon 25

Meet Ben Dunn at A-Kon 25

12/05/13

                Ben Dunn was born in Taiwan on April 17, 1964. His first professional work was in BLOODY BONES AND BLACK-EYED PEAS #1 for Galaxy Comics in 1983. In 1985 he started Antarctic Press with MANGAZINE. A manga inspired comic book where he introduced TIGER-X, MIGHTY TINY, THE MAGICIAN and MESSERSCHMITT. In 1986...

Steve Bennett returns to A-Kon 25

Steve Bennett returns to A-Kon 25

12/05/13

                Steve first honed his artistic chops when he was just a teenager living in Tokyo.  He landed a part-time gig with Noburu Furusei (New Dominion Tank Police, Lupin III, etc.) at Studio Aoehyma and was lucky enough to work on series like Only You and Yamamoto. Later he was able to turn this experience into an...

J. Michael Tatum will be at A-Kon 25

J. Michael Tatum will be at A-Kon 25

12/01/13

                Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, this reclusive fanboy-turned-voice actor/writer/ADR director/flake extraordinaire spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be described as freefall before landing, mostly by accident, smack dab on the industry of his...

Meet Andy Ashcraft at A-Kon 25

Meet Andy Ashcraft at A-Kon 25

11/18/13

            Andy Ashcraft got the game-design bug in the 80’s when he started designing D&D worlds and adventures for his friends.  This lead to board-games, card games and LARPs designed for ENIGMA, the Science Fiction and Fantasy club at UCLA, where Andy got a degree in Graphic Design.  After designing a 65-player ‘Sandman’...

Meet Fisa Castellanos at A-Kon 25

Meet Fisa Castellanos at A-Kon 25

11/18/13

              I have a degree as an Automotive Designer, i.e. real world automotive concept artist.  I was very determined to get this degree. I went to one of the toughest colleges and was in one of the toughest programs at Art Center.  All of that paid off, I came out of school with not only a degree, but a sense of making...

Rachel Lara returns to A-Kon 25

Rachel Lara returns to A-Kon 25

11/18/13

Model/Actress/Gamer/Professional Zombie Slayer

Patrick Scott Patterson at A-Kon 25

Patrick Scott Patterson at A-Kon 25

11/18/13

Patrick Scott Patterson is a video gaming personality and historian, gaming since 1981. His gaming exploits have been featured by outlets such as Guinness World Records and ESPN and his creative content has appeared on The Jace Hall Show, G4tv, Kotaku, MSNBC and more.

Nene Thomas at A-Kon 25

Nene Thomas at A-Kon 25

10/08/13

              Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma the artist’s professional name “Nene” comes from her family nickname.   Her sister called her Oneesan, which means “Big Sister” in Japanese, which eventually was shortened to Nene. With no formal art education other than a figure drawing class in...