Guests

Every year we try to bring in a good mix of guests who bring something really solid to the table. You will not see us book a one trick pony, another pretty face, or an actor who is all personality with no substance. Every guest we have can teach your something, entertain you, and make your weekend better!

Industry

Tony Oliver

AP is proud to welcome Tony to his first AP!!

Tony Oliver was recently named to IMDB's list of Top 20 VA's of all time, and a cursory glance at his 25-year-long career quickly shows why! He has voiced some of the biggest roles in anime, including Robotech, which started the main-stream anime movement in the US! Along with his voicing work he has directed, edited, and adapted some pretty major anime in his years, including K-ON!, Overman King Gainer, Witch Hunter Robin, Planetes, Mahoromatic, Hare+Guu, and Gurren Lagann. He was also the producer and head-writer of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!

Select voice roles:

  • Lupin from Lupin III (The original gangster)
  • Rick Hunter from Robotech (His girlfriend got stolen by her abusive cousin! He also saved the world about 20 minutes after everyone on it was killed)
  • Shinbo from Chobits (Hideki's "better-in-every-way" friend)
  • Minato Namikaze from Naruto (The fourth Hokage, Naruto's dad)
  • Soujiro from Lucky Star (Konata's weird dad)
  • Lancer from Fate/stay night (he carries a Lance)
  • Melan Blue from Brigadoon (the robot/knight thing)
  • Keiichi from Ah! My Goddess (the luckiest guy in the world)
  • Hajiki from Gad Guard (the main character)

Joel McDonald

AP is also proud to welcome Joel to HIS first AP!!

Joel McDonald is a FUNimation ADR director by trade and an actor by birth. He is currently tasked with the challenge of co-producing the first anime to air in America before it does in Japan (Space Dandy), in which he also voices Meow. He has also worked to direct Assassination Classroom, Baka and Test, Initial D, Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Spice and Wolf, Deadman Wonderland, and Big Windup!

Select voice roles:

  • Takumi Fujiwara from Initial D (He delivers tofu and wins races, and no one watches for the tofu)
  • Minato from Sekirei (He's like a battery for hot super-women who like to battle)
  • Bartholomew Kuma from One Piece (Some sort of bear-cyborg thing)
  • Jacuzzi Splot from Baccano (A teenage bootlegger)
  • Brief from Panty and Stockings with Garterbelt (Gets molested by a priest)
  • Daryl Yan from Guilty Crown (he is fabulous)
  • Meow from Space Dandy (Kind of a worthless pest)
  • Koji Mimura from Assassination Classroom (He is psyched about murder!)
  • Ouji Kosaka from Future Diary (Throws his friends to the wolves)

Bands

The Skashank Redemption


Skashank is one of the greatest bands in Chicago, and will be rocking out stage out with their ska music, including covers of anime tunes and songs about fandom. Their blend of punk rock and brass instruments makes for one of the most amazing concert experiences we've ever put on stage at our con!
Check them out here!

2d6


Our great friends and allies 2d6 are coming to open up the show! 2d6 is amazing at having high energy shows full of nerd and win! They rap with talent rarely seen, and sing about anime conventions, d&d sessions, and watching Sailor Moon! This year we are finding fun new ways to tap their energy to power the convention, so expect to see a lot of them!

Fandom Guests

Custodians of Otakudom

Custodians of Otakudom

This year, we will feature the return of COO! This band of traveling entertainers will be putting on some of the most interesting and out there events we have on our schedule!

A Slap on Titan

A Slap on Titan

Woefully offensive and wonderfully hilarious, A Slap on Titan is the anime parody webseries that will eat your soul. Following the success of Season 1, the creators are dropping by Armageddicon to discuss anime, abridging, and the next season of the show. Join us for all three panels, including a live voice-acting segment open to the audience!