A native Texan and avid anime fan, Josh Grelle has been working in voice work for over 10 years. After starting with ADV Films in January 2004, Josh was quickly bombarded with tons of in-booth experience on a wide range of shows, including Wedding Peach, Steam Detectives, 009-1, and the legendary Gatchaman. He began working for FUNimation Entertainment in 2006. Since then, he has starred in numerous titles; his most famous being Kenichi in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple. Other roles include Armin in Attack on Titan, Kyohei in the Wallflower, Kouichi in Linebarrles of Iron, Yuki in Future Diary, Itsuki in Initial D, and Kuranosuke in Princess Jellyfish. More recent roles include Chow from Starship Troopers: Invasion, Nicky in Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, Kazuya Aoi in Freezing, Yuji Sakai in Shakugan no Shana, Akihisa Yoshii in Baka and Test, and Komatsu in Toriko. Aside from anime, Josh has lent his voice to a number of video games, including Sima Shi in Dynasty Warriors 7, Xbalanque in Smite, Dave in Borderlands 2, and the voice of the “energetic” custom character in Dragonball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi. Josh is represented by The Mary Collins Agency.
Best known for the role of Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist, Caitlin Glass has been working in the anime industry since 2004. In 2008, Caitlin directed the widely popular fan-favorite, Ouran High School Host Club, as well as playing Haruhi Fujioka. Caitlin also lends her voice to Cammy White and Decapre in the Street Fighter IV series of video games.
Well known roles include Petra in Attack on Titan, Diancie in Pokemon’s Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, Hannah in Black Butler II, Miria in Baccano, Satellizer in Freezing, Triela in Gunslinger Girl, Vivi in One Piece, Evergreen in Fairy Tail, Yakumo in School Rumble, and Kim in Soul Eater.
Most recently Caitlin has played Natsume in Tokyo Ravens, Pup in Space Dandy, Zessica in Aquarion: EVOL, Mildo in Jormungand, Misaka in Robotics;Notes, Arissa in Guilty Crown, Pepe Lima in Michiko & Hatchin, Magnolia in Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing, Hinata in Future Diary, and Maya Ibuki in the Evangelion reboot movies. Next you can hear her as Miho Amakata in Free Eternal Summer, coming soon from FUNimation, and as Thorn in the upcoming Gearbox/2K Games release, Battleborn.
Jad Saxton is a voice and stage actress, best known for her work with Funimation Entertainment in Wolf Children (Yuki), Haganai (Sena), Is This a Zombie? (Haruna), Michiko & Hachin (Hatchin), Fairy Tail (Carla), Last Exile: Fam The Silver Wing (Fam), Eureka Seven AO (Elena Peoples), Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar (Lashara Earth), Steins; Gate (Faris Nyannyan), Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (April), and Shangri-La (Karin Ishida). Some of her other credits include: Log Horizon (Akatsuki), A Certain Scientific Railgun (Komoe), A Certain Magical Index (Komoe), Aria The Scarlet Ammo (Reki), B Gata H Kei – Yamada’s First Time (Mayu Miyano), Freezing (Arnett McMillan), Okami-san & Her Seven Companions (Mimi Usami), Ghost Hunt (Masako Hara), Baccano! (Eve Genoard), Strike Witches (Perrine-H Clostermann), and Soul Eater (Jacqueline O. Lantern Dupré). Jad has also recently been cast as Sio in Nobunagun.
When Jad isn’t lending her voice to anime, she can be seen on stage at various theaters throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth region as well as touring all over the U.S.
To keep up with Jad, please visit her on Facebook, www.facebook.com/jadsaxton AND “Jad Saxton” on Twitter. www.twitter.com/jadbsaxton
Vicky Lau, aka Vivid Vision, is an avid cosplayer with over ten years of cosplay experience. Since childhood, she has had an interest in Japanese anime and culture. Over the past decade she has immersed herself in the artistry of costume design and creation; spending countless hours crafting costumes and props. She is heavily involved in the anime community and has traveled to various anime conventions in The USA, Canada, and Asia. Combining her cosplay skills with her new found passion in photography, she continues to expand her creative horizon.
As a cosplay Guest of Honour, Vivid Vision will be a judge during the cosplay competition.
Elvirith is a cosplay crafter and cosplay model based locally in Thunder Bay. She has been cosplaying since 2008 and her very first convention was Kita-Kon 2009. She started cosplaying and making cosplays because of her love for anime and video games and has been steadily cosplaying and travelling to conventions and cosplay events in Canada and the US ever since. She also has experience being a cosplay guest and cosplay contest judge at the ESN League Of Legends Glow Party in Toronto. Some of her favourite series to cosplay from are League of Legends, The Legend of Zelda, Fire Emblem, No Game No Life and various idol series such as The Idolm@ster. She believes that cosplay is not only an amazing art form, outlet, and hobby; but also a great way to meet new people and have fun. She also hopes that she can introduce many more people locally to the craft.
As a cosplay Guest of Honour, Elvirith will be a judge during the cosplay competition.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ElvirithCosplay
Kita-Kon is proud to bring you, Kyle Hebert, our first announced Guest of Honour! Kyle Hebert is a voice actor who has voiced in a variety of Anime and video games. Some of his roles include characters from Wreck-It-Ralph, Sword Art Online, Naruto, One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon Origins, Tiger & Bunny, League of Legends, Street Fighter, and Tales of Symphonia, and so much more!
After earning a radio/tv/film bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas in 1993, Hebert later became an intern for ABC Radio Networks in Dallas, later an on air talent for the Z Rock format, and then in 1996 became a DJ/character voice for Radio Disney. Hebert first began Anime voice work for the FUNimation dub of Dragonball Z as adult Gohan and the narrator.
Hebert has attended anime conventions all across North America. Conventions Herbert has attended are Youmacon, Otakon, Anime Expo, A-Kon, Katsucon, Anime Detour, and many more!
Kita-Kon is proud to bring you, Leah Clark, our second announced Guest of Honour. Leah is not only an amazing voice actress, but she is also a script writer and director at FUNimation. Her list of anime and video game credits include; Aria the Scarlet Ammo, Baka to Test, Deadman Wonderland, Dragon Ball Z, Eden of the East, Future Diary, Kore wa Zombie desu ka?, Negima!, Robotics;Notes, School Rumble, Borderlands 2, and so much more! Help us in welcoming her to Kita-Kon!
She began voice acting after shamelessly begging a friend to let her accompany them to an audition where she landed her first role as Girl B in an episode of Case Closed. She credits the overwhelming amount of female characters in Negima! and an odd talent for creating sheep voices for the opportunity to play her first major role, Nodoka Miyazaki which opened the door for several other memorable roles to follow. Leah is also a producer and co-host of The Red Wine Therapist podcast also featuring voice actress Jad Saxton. The show is an interactive open, raw, educational, and hilarious discussion of life, love, wine and (ahem) other stuff.
Clark, like Hebert, has attended anime conventions all across North America. Conventions Leah Clark has attended in the past are Anime Mid-Atlantic, Nan Desu Kan, Sakura-Con, AnimeNEXT, and many more!