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Title: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: andyjay729 on May 10, 2017, 08:44:56 PM
The guests I wanted to see don't seem to be coming this year, so allow me to make my suggestions for next year.

First, Lucky Star star (as well as Saki's Koromo and Heaven's Lost Property's Astraea) Kaori Fukuhara. Next year she'll be appearing in Yutaka Yamamoto's new movie Hakubo, so there's also that. I would've also invited her more famous LS "sister" Emiri Katou, but this year she'll be appearing at Anime Revolution in Vancouver.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=19431

Second, Marina Inoue, better known as Chiri Kitsu in Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei and SnK's Armin. As excellent a seiyuu and singer as she is, she hasn't gotten nearly enough love at foreign conventions.

And I don't know how easily it can be done, but I wonder if Hidamari Sketch artist and Madoka Magica character designer Ume Aoki would be willing to show herself in public at Fanimecon.
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: GokuMew2 on May 12, 2017, 01:57:14 AM
Wow, don't think we've ever had a thread started for the next year before the current year's con was over!

Thank you for all your excellent suggestions, everyone! While it's unfortunately not possible to act upon all suggestions, we do (read: Evan does) keep track of each and every one of them so keep 'em coming!
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: DankLordPopo on May 12, 2017, 07:55:52 PM
Wow, we already started a NEW THREAD XD
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: Angelx624 on May 12, 2017, 09:59:05 PM
o: A thread for next year already?? This must be a new record. XD

I'll make suggestions after this year's Fanime is over. :P
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: DankLordPopo on May 13, 2017, 08:16:01 AM
I'm just gonna repost the guests I would like to come on here, since it seems the other guest forum is much quieter now. So TeamFourStar (Takahata101, Grant, Lanipator, Kirran, Hbi2k, Zito, Kaiserneko, Little Kuriboh, Corinne Sudberg), Kira "Rina-chan" Buckland, JAM Project, Sweet ARMS, Yousei Teikoku, FLOW, Todd Haberkorn, Christine Marie Cabanos, Carrie Keranen, Patrick Seitz, SomethingWittyEntertainment, Sarah Williams, Matthew Mercer, Itou Shizuka, and some others.
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: andyjay729 on May 13, 2017, 01:36:24 PM
I made this thread because there probably aren't going to be any more announcements for this year...and partly because I wanted to do it before forgetting, heh. Plus I live in San Diego, so getting to Fanime obviously takes a bit more planning. I chose Fanime rather than Anime Expo mainly because, well, no offense, but the guests I want are a bit lower-profile, and AX obviously tends to go for the biggest acts. Plus it gets sooooo crowded.

I'd also like to repeat my requests for last year; Non Non Biyori stars Kana Asumi, Kotori Koiwai, Ayane Sakura, and Rie Murakawa.
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: DankLordPopo on May 13, 2017, 03:10:41 PM
oh wow then that's some excellent planning, and same Fanime is located in my city so it's easier for me to go to
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: Angelx624 on May 13, 2017, 08:12:44 PM
Yeah Fanime is way closer to me than AX is(Fanime is over an hour away, while AX is 6ish hours away). So I always go to Fanime. I've been to AX twice, and while I do like it, it does take a lot to get there, plus AX is more expensive, since concerts and such cost extra where Fanime doesn't charge extra for Musicfest.

I won't be making AX this year, but that's quite alright.
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: DankLordPopo on May 15, 2017, 08:30:03 PM
So the music group that's coming this year, who are they this is the first time I have ever heard of them and I can't find a music video of them on youtube
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: WorldDominationStudios on May 15, 2017, 08:48:39 PM
I'm going to make the same suggestion that I made a few years ago:

Lexa Doig has played a hacker (Tekwar), a cryonicist (in Jason X), a starship/robot (Andromeda), and three different medical doctors, one of whom is also a time-traveler and one of whom is an alien. She is the de facto "Queen of the Nerds". I think we should make it official by holding a coronation ceremony in which she is presented with a crown or tiara with the phrase "Queen of the Nerds" inscribed in it. The cost of the headgear could be crowdfunded if necessary.
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: GokuMew2 on May 15, 2017, 09:11:43 PM
So the music group that's coming this year, who are they this is the first time I have ever heard of them and I can't find a music video of them on youtube

There's some info about them on the guest page (http://www.fanime.com/news/x4/).
Matsushita Yuuya was here a few years ago as a solo artist but this is the first time X4 is coming. I believe Sony blocks their videos outside Japan on YouTube so you'll have to try to find them using either a proxy server or other means. If you use a proxy, this (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGzp0jKJu7LuoYQUqyBsOIw) is their official YouTube channel.

(I also recommend you post questions in a different thread since this is a thread for guest suggestions. :) )
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: DankLordPopo on May 15, 2017, 10:19:48 PM
Oh ok thank you for the link and clarification, and then what's the thread for the music guests then?
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: GokuMew2 on May 16, 2017, 07:15:49 AM
Oh ok thank you for the link and clarification, and then what's the thread for the music guests then?

Music Fest falls under "Big Event Showcase." The (suggestion) thread is here (http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,20744.0.html). You can also create your own threads as necessary.
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: DankLordPopo on May 16, 2017, 05:20:29 PM
Gotcha thanks again
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: Firefury Amahira on May 24, 2017, 10:22:54 PM
Might as well put my annual "INVITE TEAM FOUR STAR TO FANIME!" down in here. :P
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: DankLordPopo on May 25, 2017, 06:03:14 PM
Firefury Amahira lol I also said the same for TeamFourStar, lets try and get them to come next year!
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: otakuya on May 29, 2017, 09:05:08 PM
YouTubers and Twitch Streamers, since next year's theme is Gaming.

Markiplier, JackSpeticEye, LittleKuriboh and Marianne Miller, Kinda Funny, Fun Haus, Rooster Teeth/Achievement Hunter, That One Video Gamer (the Completionist/Super Beard Bros./the Dex), ProJared (as a real GoH), MatPat of Game Theory, Doug Walker (return), PeanutButterGamer, SpaceHamster, BrutalMoose, Game Grumps/Ninja Sex Party, Ray Narvaez (brownman), Nathan Sharp (natewantstobattle)


And to go back to Kinda Funny, maybe host their Kinda Funny Live show in conjuction with FanimeCon, since they are local.
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: DankLordPopo on May 30, 2017, 04:52:45 PM
Yeah! Little Kuriboh, Doug Walker, and TeamFourStar all together will be a blast! that would really make a very funny Convention XD
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: DankLordPopo on June 01, 2017, 08:21:46 AM
Oh and maybe get one of the creators or designers for NieR: Automata if we can
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: badninja on June 30, 2017, 03:19:15 PM
My guest suggestions (I would die if any of these suggestions came. Might even be willing to sell both testes and one of my kidneys to make it happen!)

Anime staff related:
- Makoto Shinkia - Your Name. 5cm. per second, etc. director -- Meh, worth a shot
- Mamoru Hosoda - Director of Summer Wars, Boy and the Beast, Girl who Leapt Through Time and more. Long shot, but worth a shot.
- Shinichiro Watanabe - Director of Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop, and more.
- Shiro Sasaki - Producer of RahXephon, Samurai Champloo, X, Ghost in the Shell Solid State Society
- Kazuto Nakazawa - Character design for Samurai Champloo, key animator for Steamboy, Hunter x Hunter, Ergo Proxy, etc.

Anime / Game Voice Actors:
- Kazuya Nakai - Voice for Ryuuji from Blue Exorcist, Gaomon in Digimon, Lancer in Fate/Protoype, Borma in Ghost in the Shell, Mugen in Samurai Champloo.
- Maaya Sakamoto - Voice for Leila in Code Geass, Hitomi in Escaflowne, Aerith in FF7 Advent Children, Motoko in Ghost in the Shell movie + Arise.
- David Hayter - Voice for Snake in Metal Gear Solid

Manga related:
- Shinobu Kaitani - Author / artist behind Liar Game manga.
- Katsuhiro Otomo - Creator of Akira manga, directed the Anime.
- Ken Akamatsu - Creator / artist behind Love Hina and Magical Teacher Negima

Music related (will request in the music thread too):
- The Pillows - Famous for the FLCL soundtrack, Japanese rock group
- Babymetal - J-pop metal group
- Rip Slyme - Japanese Hip-hop group, did the Japanese sponge bob theme, the OP for Gantz, and more.
- UVERworld - Japanese rock group, did the OP for multiple Blue Exorcist incarnations.
- Joe Hisaishi - Japanese composer, famous for Ghibli soundtracks and more
- Nobuo uematsu or Distand Worlds - Japanese composer, famous for Final Fantasy soundtracks (Distand Worlds is a traveling orchestra/symphony that performs those songs).
- Dragon Ash - Rock/Ska/Hip-hop group from Japan famous for their song on the Battle Royale and Fast and the Furious (Tokyo drift) soundtracks
- Utada Hikaru - J-Pop. She came out of retirement recently I believe. Involved in Kingdom Hearts songs and others.

Cosplay/ Other related:
- Lisa Lou Who - https://www.facebook.com/LisaLouWhoCosplay/?ref=br_rs (https://www.facebook.com/LisaLouWhoCosplay/?ref=br_rs)
- Missyeru - https://www.facebook.com/MissyeruCosplay/?ref=br_rs (https://www.facebook.com/MissyeruCosplay/?ref=br_rs)
- Kairu Photography - Nor-cal published cosplay photographer - https://www.facebook.com/KairuPhotography/ (https://www.facebook.com/KairuPhotography/)
- Danielle DeNicola - https://www.facebook.com/danielledenicolaofficial/ (https://www.facebook.com/danielledenicolaofficial/)
- Ivan Orkin - Ramen Chef from New York
- Food Trucks - Maybe setup 5 or so food trucks in the parking lot behind the convention center (big blue tents)? Or setup a food festival on one of the days with Japanese related foods in the blue tent area (previously where the artist alley was a few years ago)?

Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: DankLordPopo on July 05, 2017, 04:31:36 PM
Here are some more Voice actors and others that I remembered and also discovered at Anime Expo:

☆TAKU TAKAHASHI
Music

AKIRA HIMEKAWA
Creators

Hatsune Miku
Music

ALI PROJECT
Music

ALICE IN DISSONANCE
Creators

Monica Rial

Gigguk

TheAnimeMan

Lost_Pause

Akidearest


AMALEE (LEEANDLIE)
Personalities

AMBER ARDEN
Cosplay Senpai


ANGELA
Music

AQOURS
Music

ATSUHIRO IWAKAMI
Industry AppearancesProducers

AYAKO KAWASUMI
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

BANVOX
Music

BARBARA DUNKELMAN
PersonalitiesVoice Actors

BARBARA GOODSON
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

BEAU BILLINGSLEA
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

BRINA PALENCIA
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

CASSANDRA LEE MORRIS
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

CATHERINE TABER
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

CHARLET CHUNG
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

CHRIS JAI ALEX
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

CHRISTOPHER R. SABAT
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

COURTENAY TAYLOR
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

DAISUKE HIRAKAWA
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

DAVID SOBOLOV
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

DEBI DERRYBERRY
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

DEEDEE MAGNO HALL
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

DIGIBRO
Personalities

DUSTBUNNY
Cosplay Senpai

ERICA LINDBECK
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

ERICA MENDEZ
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

ERIKA HARLACHER
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

EZRA WEISZ
PerformerVoice Actors

FRED TATASCIORE
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

FUJINO OMORI
CreatorsIndustry Appearances

FUMIHIKO SORI
Creators

GARNIDELIA
Music

GREGG BERGER
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

GREY G. HADDOCK
Creators

HIROAKI KATO
Industry AppearancesProducers

HIROMI WAKABAYASHI
CreatorsIndustry Appearances

HIRONOBU SAKAGUCHI
Creators

HOT PEPPER GAMING
Personalities

ISAMU KAMIKOKURYO
CreatorsIndustry Appearances

ITARU HINOUE
Creators

JASON DOUGLAS
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

JASON PAIGE
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

JEFF NIMOY
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

JEFFREY “CHAMBA” CRUZ
CreatorsIndustry Appearances

JENNIFER PAZ
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

JESSICA DICICCO
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

JONNY CRUZ
Voice Actors

JUNNA & MINORI SUZUKI FROM WALKÜRE
Music
 
KARI WAHLGREN
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
KAZUTO NAKAZAWA
Creators
 
KEITH SILVERSTEIN
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
KELLEN GEOFF
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
KENTARO HAGIWARA
CreatorsIndustry Appearances
 
KERRY SHAWCROSS
Creators
 
CORGI COSPLAY
Cosplay Senpai
 
KIMBERLY BROOKS
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
KIMIHIKO FUJISAKA
Creators
 
KIRK THORNTON
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
KISS A FROG COSPLAY
Cosplay Senpai
 
KIYOTAKA SUZUKI
Creators
 
KONOMI SUZUKI
Music
 
KYLE HEBERT
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
LEMON & SUGAR
Personalities
 
LITTLE SPRITE COSPLAY
Cosplay Senpai
 
LONG VO
CreatorsIndustry Appearances
 
MAIDREAMIN
Personalities
 
MAILE FLANAGAN
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
MARI IIJIMA
Music
 
MARY ELIZABETH MCGLYNN
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
MASAMI NIWA
Industry AppearancesProducers
 
MASATAKA KUBOTA
Industry AppearancesPersonalities
 
MASHIRO AYANO
Music
 
MASSIVE NEW KREW
Music
 
MATTHEW MERCER
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
MAX MITTELMAN
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
MELISSA FAHN
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
MEME50
CreatorsIndustry Appearances
 
MICHAEL CHU
CreatorsIndustry Appearances
 
MICHAELA DIETZ
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
MILES LUNA
Creators
 
MINORI CHIHARA
Music
 
MISS MONOCHROME
Industry AppearancesPerformer
 
MISTY/CHRONEXIA
Personalities
 
MITSUHISA ISHIKAWA
Producers
 
MIYU IRINO
Voice Actors
 
MIZUNO
Producers
 
MOMOMC
Performer
 
NATHAN SHARP
Personalities
 
NICKI RAPP
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
NICOLAS ROYE
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
ORION ACABA
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
PA’S LAM SYSTEM
Music
 
PAUL EIDING
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
PAUL ST. PETER
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
QUEERSPLAY
Cosplay Senpai
 
R3LL
Music
 
RALPH LISTER
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
RAM RIDER
Music
 
RICHARD HORVITZ
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
RIKKI SIMMONS
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
ROBBIE DAYMOND
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
RODGER BUMPASS
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
RUI KUROKI
Industry AppearancesProducers
 
RYO HORIKAWA
Voice Actors
 
RYOSUKE YAMADA
Personalities
 
SEÁN SCHEMMEL
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
SHELBY RABARA
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
SHIGETO KOYAMA
CreatorsIndustry Appearances
 
SHIKI DOUJI
CreatorsIndustry Appearances
 
SHIZUKA KUROSAKI
Industry AppearancesProducers
 
SHOUJI GATOU
CreatorsIndustry Appearances
 
SLUSHII
Performer
 
SOUHEI NIIKAWA
Creators
 
STEFF VON SCHWEETZ
Cosplay Senpai
 
STELLA CHUU
Cosplay Senpai
 
STEVE BLUM
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
SUNAO KATABUCHI
CreatorsIndustry Appearances
 
TAICHI ISHIDATE
CreatorsIndustry Appearances
 
TAKAFUMI HORI
CreatorsIndustry Appearances
 
TAKAHIRO CHIBA
Creators
 
TAKASHI KATANO
CreatorsIndustry Appearances
 
TARA SANDS
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
TEDDYLOID
Music
 
TENSAI OKAMURA
Creators
 
TETSUYA KINOSHITA
Producers
 
THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS
Music
 
TODD HABERKORN
PersonalitiesVoice Actors
 
TOMIA
Personalities
 
TOMOKAZU SEKI
Voice Actors
 
TONY ANSELMO
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
TONY OLIVER
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
TONY SWATTON
Personalities
 
TOSHIHIRO KONDO
Producers
 
TRUE
Industry AppearancesMusic
 
TSUNAKO
Creators
 
WAKE UP, GIRLS!
Music
 
WILLIAM SALYERS
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
XANDER MOBUS
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
XANTHE HUYNH
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
YAMAZAKE RAN
Creators
 
YASUHIRO FUKAYA
Producers
 
YOH YOSHINARI
CreatorsIndustry Appearances
 
YOSHIHIKO UMAKOSHI
CreatorsIndustry Appearances
 
YOSHIKI
Personalities
 
YOSHIMI ITAZU
Creators
 
YOSUKE SHIOKAWA
CreatorsIndustry Appearances
 
YUC’E
Music
 
YUI HORIE
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
YUI ISHIKAWA
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors
 
YUSUKE TOMIZAWA
Producers
 
YUTO TSUKUDA
Creators
 
ZACH CALLISON
Industry AppearancesVoice Actors

Alexis Tipton

Inoue Marina

STEPHANIE SHEH

Asami Sanada
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: Epika on July 08, 2017, 12:09:31 AM
Alrighty! Gonna actually post early for once!

I'll repeat the one voice actor I really want - Rica Matsumoto (Satoshi/Ash Ketchum in Pokemon)Ryou Bakura in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, Jim Hawkings in Outlaw Star, Rumi from the Satoshi Kon movie: Perfect Blue, and Aoi Futaba from You're Under Arrest.

Other options would be: Hoshi Souichirou, Yukari Tamura, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu, Megumi Hayashibara, and Kamiya Hiroshi.

Although here's a new one I haven't posted yet:

Mitsurou Kubo & Sayo Yamamoto! The Yuri On Ice creators! :)
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: (The True) Seedler on August 09, 2017, 10:37:56 PM
     The only guest I can ask for is the YouTube Let's Player NicoB (NicoB7700)!  He is most well known for his 40ish various voices that he plays on his channel and for getting people into various gaming franchises, most notably Danganronpa.  Other games include Ace Attorney, Persona 4 and 5, and Kingdom Hearts.  His fan base, the Picky Penguins, is arguably one of the most dedicated and caring of them all since Nico tries to be as personal as he possibly can by directly addressing people's comments from previous uploads!  He has just begun selling official picky penguins as merchandise!  Additionally, his videos have led to popular memes in a substantial number of video games series, particularly the "hope bagels" of Komaeda from Danganronpa 2 (despite bagels not appearing in the game at all!). 

      Since the theme of Fanime this upcoming year is gaming, I think he would make an excellent guest, especially since Danganronpa V3, Kingdom Hearts 3, and Persona 5 will be big topics next year!  Above all, NicoB has admitted to never attending an anime convention before in his life.  It would be absolutely amazing for him to come, and I'm sure no one will ever regret it!
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: dancing_kitty on August 23, 2017, 09:08:14 PM
Mitsuro Kubo and Sayo Yamamoto
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: Sora on September 02, 2017, 05:31:50 AM
seiyuu (voice actor): Kamiya Hiroshi, Nakai Kazuya, Namikawa Daisuke, Paku Romi, Hoshi Souichirou, Minagawa Junko, Tanaka Mayumi, Ootani Ikue, Hirata Hiroaki, Ishida Akira, Takeuchi Junko, Konishi Katsuyuki, Sugiyama Noriaki, Onosaka Masaya, Seki Tomokazu, Miki Shinichirou, Seki Toshihiko, Suzumura Kenichi, Suwabe Junichi, Kaida Yuki, Takahashi Hiroki, Yamaguchi Kappei, Furukawa Toshio, Furuya Tooru, Ookawa Tooru, Irino Miyu, Miyano Mamoru

music: Kotani Kinya, AAA
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: InsaneDavid on September 03, 2017, 10:18:25 AM
An even bigger long shot than my request for Cibo Matto for Musicfest but.....

Shinya Arino - Japanese comedian and media personality probably best known these days as the star of GameCenter CX.  For a convention such as FanimeCon with the theme for 2018 as gaming, there is no better guest of honor you could hope to have.  GameCenter CX is a celebration of Japanese video gaming, gaming culture, classic gaming lifestyle, video game related skits, just everything wonderful about classic gaming and the peak of the Japanese video game industry as a whole.  At present, GameCenter CX has run for 14 years and is in the middle of its 21st season.

The show has a massive following in the USA, after a rough start with a handful of episodes loosely localized by Kotaku and released as RetroGame Master.  At the end of this run, GameCenter CX actually had a USA trip, visiting San Francisco and Los Angeles in 2011.  Desiring a more complete and accurate experience, a number of fan translation groups began translating episodes, most famously the Something Awful GCCX Team (SA-GCCX).  SA-GCCX developed a wonderful relationship with the show, staff, and production company.  The head translator for SA-GCCX eventually re-translated the Kotaku package episodes and others for the official RetroGame Master GameCenter CX Collection North American DVD boxset.  SA-GCCX continues to fan translate episodes to this day.  Additionally the first of the three GameCenter CX video games had an official localized release in North America as RetroGame Master, itself a celebration of gaming with friends.

Again, I'm sure it's a total long shot but it would be awesome if FanimeCon could make an attempt to get the Kacho back to the states for one more challenge.  Show cameraman Kouichi Abe would be a pretty big draw as well, I'm sure.


Alternately -

Mamoru Oshii - visionary writer, director, and master craftsman of the anime that makes you think as it entertains you.  Honestly I'm sure a great deal of Fanime attendees are already familiar with the man and his works.  Storyboard artist on the Urusei Yatsura anime, as well as the director of the first two films - and writer on the second, Beautiful Dreamer.  Directed Dallos, essentially the first OVA ever created.  Worked briefly with Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki before bailing due to creative differences (some of Oshii's musings about Miyazaki are hilarious, true opinions from someone in the trench of anime production).  Founded studio Headgear and created Mobile Police Patlabor in 1988.  In 1995 Oshii created what is generally regarded to be the high point in the Ghost In The Shell productions, the original animated film adaptation.  He's continued to be very active to this day, contentiously one of the most influential writers and directors not just in anime and manga, but in film and popular culture.  Patlabor 2 The Movie being one of the greatest, if not the single greatest outright, anime film ever created.

2018 will be the 30th anniversary of the first Mobile Police Platlabor OVA (early days), with an upcoming new series (Patlabor EZY) on the horizon.  Additionally I can't think of a time when Ghost In The Shell was more (for good or bad) in the public mainstream.  I know it's a pretty big stretch but I can't think of a bigger name to have as a guest of honor.  He's a terribly busy man so I know it is a total shot in the dark.


Tsukasa Hojo - Creator of Cat's Eye, City Hunter, and Angel Heart.  No big over-reaching reason here other than I really like the man's works.  More or less the guardian of slick, stylized action manga with heart.  Dashing men, glamorous women, and over the top adventures with extraordinary people.  Everything he creates is chock full of humor yet very serious at the same time.  Not as well-known in the West as he should be, but a lot of the anime adaptations of his work have been released subtitled over the years.  Most recent being Cat's Eye by Discotek.  The second Angel Heart manga series concluded in 2017, so if this was ever going to happen, I figured now would be the best chance.
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: Hikarii on September 09, 2017, 11:49:54 AM
An even bigger long shot than my request for Cibo Matto for Musicfest but.....

Shinya Arino - Japanese comedian and media personality probably best known these days as the star of GameCenter CX.  For a convention such as FanimeCon with the theme for 2018 as gaming, there is no better guest of honor you could hope to have.  GameCenter CX is a celebration of Japanese video gaming, gaming culture, classic gaming lifestyle, video game related skits, just everything wonderful about classic gaming and the peak of the Japanese video game industry as a whole.  At present, GameCenter CX has run for 14 years and is in the middle of its 21st season.

Holy crap I didn't expect anyone else to want a comedian to come!! It would be freaking awesome with Arino could come!!

I haven't thought that far ahead, but in the same vein of Japanese comedians, perhaps Mr. Yuji Ayabe? Starting this year he left Japan to focus on an acting career in America. He's acted in a few dramas, but Kamen Rider is a big hit when I look him up.
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: DankLordPopo on September 19, 2017, 11:45:48 PM
Oooh, I got Todd Haberkorn to come to fanime, that's one off my list now lets see some more!
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: Angelx624 on September 20, 2017, 08:23:29 PM
Yayyyy Todd!! (Gdi now I might have to bring Giroro back again next year..... ;___; )

How about getting more of the Sgt Frog gang?? ;D Chris Sabat?? J Michael Tatum? Brina Palencia? :D
Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: tokenflipguy on October 29, 2017, 12:18:28 PM

George Weidman: Superbunnyhop

Title: Re: Guests for Fanimecon 2018
Post by: teatime on November 10, 2017, 09:53:02 AM
I think Nabeshin (Director of Excel Saga and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge to name a few) would be a great guest.  I've met him at other cons and he brings a lot of energy.