Mini & Micro A-Kon®
Micro A-Kon® will be October 29th at Zula B. Wylie Library in Cedar Hill!
Micro A-Kon is a free community outreach event put on by A-Kon. It's a one day convention where people can come and enjoy all the fun of the larger A-Kon, but on a much smaller scale. We have voice actors, panels, artists, cosplay, gaming and and giveaways!!
Presenting the Official Micro A-Kon 4 Schedule!!
10am Doors Open
Manga Art Instruction - 11:00am-12pm
Prize Drawing - 12:00pm-12:45pm
Voice Actors Question and Answer - 1:00pm-2:00pm
Autographs - 2:30pm-3:30pm
Cosplay Signups - 3:00pm-3:40pm
Cosplay Contest - 3:45pm-4:45pm (lineup starts at 3:40pm)
5pm Doors Close
This year our guests include:
Alejandro Saab was fascinated by the idea of acting! He pursued this by taking some classes in high school and along the way found something even more that fascinated him. Alejandro has had the opportunity to learn the art from many prominent voice actors such as Crispin Freeman, Kyle Hebert, Sonny Strait, and Chris Rager. Already a growing accomplished voice actor, Alejandro has found much success as a voice actor, having been cast in many projects such as Drake in Fairy Tail, Koyuki in Servamp, Akane in Handa-Kun, Ichiro in Cheer Boys!!, and Tsukauchi in My Hero Academia! He is also the voice director for Freedom Planet 2. Along with his voice acting career, You can also find Alejandro as "KaggyFilms" on YouTube as a partnered voice actor, filmmaker, and entertainer.
Generally quiet in nature, no one expected Jill to get bit by the acting bug and, y’know, actually try to make it as a professional actress. But, surprisingly, she did. Numerous rejections later (and after receiving a lot of help along the way), she found herself here… at a convention, presumably, if you’re reading this.
If shooters are your jam, then you can hear her as “Alani” in Gearbox Software’s Battleborn. You don’t like to make things blow up? That’s alright; she’s also done some voice work for anime through Funimation Entertainment. Hear her as “Lummy” in Fairy Tail’s Tartaros Arc or “Sakura Kiyashiki” in Assassination Classroom. Speaking of broadcast dubs, she can also be heard as “Sakura” in Three Leaves, Three Colors and “Shakespeare” in Divine Gate.
If you’re a fan of indie games, then you might have heard her as “Shelly” in Dreadout. If visual novels are more your thing, then you’re in luck—Jill’s been in a few of those, too. Most notably, she can be heard as “Nara” in Spirit Parade, “Terra” in the Book of Gray Magic series, and “Lira” (as well as a few others) in Errant Heart.
For a full list of credits please visit jillharrisvo.com
Follow her twitter @jillybeannomnom for cast announcements
Kristen McGuire is an award winning artist and voice actress with an itchy drawing hand and an overactive imagination. Armed with a Wacom tablet and a degree in Visual Art and Communication, Kristen has managed to self-publish seven different comic books since 2008 and has won two awards for her original paintings, some of which have sold for over five hundred dollars while on display at local art shows. Her art, which heavily feature original characters and designs have even inspired professional cosplayers in the industry who have gone on to compete in cosplay competitions utilizing Kristen’s designs. Her comic titles include Enchanted (chapters 1-6), and A Day in the Life of a Cat Girl. On top of her self published comics, Kristen is also internationally published as a contributor in Flame Tree Publishing’s new drawing book Drawing Basics Made Easy. In 2013 Kristen jumped into the role of voice actress and she started working for FUNimation providing voice overs for anime. You can hear her as Chiyo Kurihara in Prison School, Hinano Kurahashi in Assassination Classroom, Vera in Maria the Virgin Witch, Yuriko in Mikagura School Suite, Beach Chevro in Sky Wizards Academy, Touma in Noragami Aragoto, Harumoa in Tokyo ESP, Charm in Heavy Object, Defier Girl in Divine Gate, Amahara in Shonen Maid and she also has provided additional voices in several other anime titles and indie video games. Currently she is working as a script writer for FUNimation and has adapted scripts for Dance With Devils, Dagashi Kashi, Shonen Maid and Love Live! Sunshine! She is also a coloring assistant for Sonny Strait on the popular Dark Horse comic, Elf Quest.
Ricco FajardoRicco Fajardo leads the newest generation of voice actors with his roles in Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash as “Haruhiro”, GARO: THE ANIMATION as “Leon Luis”, The Heroic Legend of Arslan as “Daryun”, and more. This past year he was awarded the “Staff Choice Award for Breakthrough VA of the Year” in the BTVA Anime Dub Awards.
Our artist alley will include Kristen McGuire and Peachimi and Friends
We will have discounted pre-registration for A-Kon 28 available onsite
We will have consoles available for casual play, as well!!
A-Kon® 28 at the Fort Worth Convention Center
The Fort Worth Convention Center is within walking distance of thousands of downtown Fort Worth hotel rooms, a variety of delicious restaurants and fabulous shopping. It offers more than 250,000 square feet of exhibit space, nearly 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, an impressive 28,160 square-foot ballroom, a 13,500 person events arena, and a 55,000 square foot events plaza that connects to the one-of-a-kind Fort Worth Water Gardens.