Our 2019 Guests
Sapphire is an American singer/song-writer located in Dallas, TX. With close to 200k listeners and followers on Spotify & YouTube, she is known for covering songs from anime and video games in English. Sapphire has many styles of singing, but her heart is mostly in jazz and j-rock genres.
When she’s not singing, you can hear her voice in indie games, commercials, apps, and anime for companies like Funimation, Zoink! Games, MAC, Tylenol, Nabisco, and Zoom.
Paul St. Peter
Paul St. Peter, twice nominated for BTVA Awards, is a voice actor from Los Angeles, whose many anime and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King), DIGIMON (Wormmon, Leomon), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy Riyalgo), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing), DYNASTY WARRIORS I-IV (Yuan Shao), DIGIMON: THE MOVIE (Kokomon), ZETMAN (Sugito), MAJIN (Majin), TESTIMONY OF THE NEW SHE DEVIL (Valga), BERSERK (Grunbeld), MIRACULOUS LADYBUG (Master Fu), GODZILLA III (Takeshi), LUPIN Pt.5 (Mamo), and RESIDENT EVIL 5 (Swahili Zombie). Paul does comical voices too, from WORMMON (Digimon Warriors) to PUNCH (Cowboy Bebop).
Among his other game, anime, and feature anime credits are GURREN LAGAAN (Jorgun), THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, (Mondego), MONSTER (Dr. Reichwein), PAPRIKA (Konakawa), LUPIN III: THE SECRET OF MAMO (Mamo), DURARARA (Higa), X-COM (Dr. Heinrich), BATTLE B-DAMON (Armada), DIABLO III (Demented Spirit), and DEFIANCE (Burgess). Paul’s voice can also be heard on such titles as MONSTER STRIKE (Death Panda), DRAKENGARD III (Michael The Dragon), JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURES (Wamuu, Dire, Jack The Ripper), NARUTO 7: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM (Kurama), THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS (Armor Giant), AJIN (Hirasawa), HEARTHSTONE (Igneous Giant), KILLER (Colonel Derick) YS VIII: LACRIMOSA OF DANA (Sahad), ACE COMBAT 7 (various roles), GUNDAM: IRON BLOODED ORPHANS (McMurdo), DRAGON BALL SUPER (Sorbet), HUNTER HUNTER (Razor), LITTLE TIARAS (Oak), IRON 17 (Ionnias IX), MEGALO BOX (Burroughs), and SAINT SEIYA (Hakurei).
A versatile performer, Paul also sang for four seasons with the San Diego Opera Company, three years with the Civic Light Opera, and appeared in several productions at the Old Globe Theatre. In Los Angeles, Paul has acted at the Globe Playhouse, Richard Basehart Theatre, Palos Verde Shakespeare on The Meadow, performed with the Rogue Artists, and has “gone on the road” for eleven seasons with the Nevada Shakespeare Festival.
As an instructor, Paul has taught speech, accents, dialects, phonetics, vocal production, and Shakespeare at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, California State University Los Angeles, San Diego State University, Los Angeles Broadcasting School, the Windward School, and is a speech and acting coach for Native Voices at the Autry, a Native American Theatre company, and for the Rogue Artists.
Paul’s TV appearances include work on NCIS, LAST MAN STANDING, JESSIE, LEGIT (for FX), RINGER, TIM AND ERIC’S AWESOME SHOW, and the hilarious KEY AND PEELE (Comedy Central.)
Derek Stephen Prince
Derek Stephen Prince, aka Steve, has been in the voiceover industry 23 years. His career spans across such shows as Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers In Space, Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, Power Rangers Time Force & Power Rangers Wild Force;
Digimon: Seasons 1-4 & 6-7 playing such favorites as Digimon Emperor, Veemon, Beelzamon, Impmon, Piedmon and Jeremy, to name a few; Love, Hina where he played Keitaro Urashima; Bleach, where he played Uryu Ishida in both the anime and live action versions; Iggy the Boston Terrier in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures: Stardust Crusaders; Naruto, Naruto Shippuden and Boruto where he plays Shino Aburame; Guts the pug in Kill La Kill; and BeyBlade Burst Turbo where he plays Ranjiro Kiyama on Disney XD. Video games include the Kingdom Hearts series as Vexen; Odin Sphere as Oswald; Operation Darkness as Adolf Hitler and Jack the Ripper; Kuzuru Fuyuhiko & Kokichi Ouma in Danganrompa V2/V3 respectively; and Detective Holden in Blade Runner Revelations. “Steve” was in the original cartoon series of Lilo & Stich as Loki the shaved ice vendor; Little, Big, Awesome as Kunu the Hawaiian Pizza for Amazon; as well as the made-for-Netflix anime, B the Beginning as Julian. This year, celebrate with Steve as Digimon Adventure 01 celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Steve played Demidevimon, Digitamamon & Piedmon, for those of you who remember the show. Steve has a LOT of things in store for you with his panels, and can’t wait to see all of you at Anime Fargo!
Wig Wig Cosplay
Wig-Wig Cosplay is an award-winning competitive cosplay pair out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Competing together since 2013, Paragon and SkyPirate have cosplayed across the Midwest and East Coast, quickly becoming two of the most decorated cosplayers in their circuit. Recently, they won the title of Team USA and will represent the country in the 2019 International Cosplay League in Spain! They are best known for their combination of technical sewing and fabrication skills with entertaining performances. Their list of self-taught specialties include sewing, leatherwork, foamwork, jewelry-making, wig-styling, propwork, fabric dyeing, silk painting, and many more. Alongside competition, they have been judging craftsmanship and performance as well as working to promote and assist cosplay departments and competitions. When not in the greenroom, Wig-Wig Cosplay has a passion for learning new techniques and skills, and they love sharing their knowledge and experience with the community. Check out their panels and be sure to come say hello!
The Kamikaze Snowmen
The Kamikaze Snowmen have been making “music” and misusing quotation marks since 1993. Since their humble beginnings with a keyboard demo track and the improvisational prowess of a seventh grader, they’ve widened their musical abilities to create a live show that incorporates an acoustic guitar and a snare drum, as well as the improvisational prowess of a seventh grader.
In addition to performing to attractive and confused audiences, The Kamikaze Snowmen have found a niche “hosting” trivia nights, costume contests, and numerous other events for local Conventions and other fine institutions.
Ranging from folk to funk, from satire to silliness, The Kamikaze Snowmen will make you learn how to believe again without you even realizing it. Their performances have been described as “neo-post-modern vaudeville performance art” by a guy they met by the dumpsters, but however you describe it, you’re sure to have “fun” with The Kamikaze Snowmen!
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