Special Guests & Speakers
We are excited to announce that @rcadeCon has confirmed SIX special guests to appear at the convention. Two Irish, two English, and two American guests will represent a wide spectrum of geek and gamer culture, as they include writers, actors and artists.
We will be announcing the guests gradually as the convention gets nearer. So far, four have been revealed - read about them below!
The Irish Comic Book scene is indebted to the work of Robert Curley. The founder of Atomic Diner, Robert has helped push the work if Irish writers and artists into the mainstream of the comic industry. With titles such as the Eagle Award Nominated Freakshow, Atomic Rocket Group 66 and a new title, ‘The League of Volunteers’, Robert’s work has captured the imaginations and interested of fans both at home and abroad.
Robert is also the man responsible for the organisation of 'Free Irish Comic Day'!
Be sure to check out The League of Volunteers!
Speaking of The League of Volunteers, we are proud to announce that the artist behind the fantastic art of the new comic, Barry Keegan will also be in attendance for @rcadeCon 2011.
Hayden "Dock" Scott-Baron
One of the most well known artists working both the video game and Manga Art industry in Europe, Haydon will be appearing at @rcadeCon alongside fellow Sweatdrop Studios member Sonia Leong!
Dock is an artist, professional graphics designer, gamer and movie fanatic who has worked for the BBC, Barrons and Harper Collins
Sonia is a multi-award winning comic artist and illustrator, her work has been featured in film and television as well as having been displayed in various museums and galleries.
Travis first began his career in 1994 on the DragonBall series, voicing a bartender and has since risen to become one of the top actors working in his field. After voicing a bartender in DragonBall Z Travis would later go on to voice one of Goku and Earth’s greatest threats, Cell!
He has lent his vocal talents to many beloved and well known characters, from Street Fighters Guile to Knuckles the Echidna, from FullMetal Alchemist’s ‘Flame Alchemist’ Roy Mustang to Portgas D. Ace from One Piece. Other memorable characters include D.Gray-Man’s Yu Kanda, Ouran High School Host Club’s Takashi Morinozuka and Vampire Knight’s Toga Yagari.
If you have ever watched an episode of Shin Chan, Soul Eater, Fruits Basket, Full Metal Alchemist or if you’ve ever played Street Fighter IV or World of Warcraft then chances are you have heard the voice of Laura Bailey. Possibly one of the biggest voice actors working the Anime and Video Game industry, Laura has lent her voice to hundreds of characters over the last few years and at only 29 years old she has accomplished an awful lot to date.
Some of her biggest roles to date include the voice of Maka Albarn, Lust, Chun Li and Tohru Honda as well as Shin Chan, Serah from Final Fantasy XIII and Anko from Naruto.
Laura currently lives in Mississippi with her husband. Her interest and work in the Anime industry extends beyond that of a voice actress. Laura has also directed and worked as a producer on shows such as Shin-Chan, Gunslinger Girl and Blue Gender.
This will be Laura’s first time to visit Ireland and @rcadeCon are proud to welcome her as a Guest of Honour!