GUESTS

DerpyCon welcomes guests from all different fandoms! Continue to check back throughout the year to learn more about the guests that will be coming to New Brunswick this October.

John Swasey

John Swasey

Voice Over Guest

John started down the road of anime in 1997, when he landed his first role in Golden Boy at ADV Films. Since then, John has gone on to voice hundreds shows and characters with Sentai Films, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, ADV Films, Switchblade Films, Okratron 5000, Gearbox, Seraphim Digital and Illumitoons. John’s wife once quipped that there are certain actors who might be the “Brad Pitt” of anime but John is the “Kevin Bacon” of anime.

Being a character actor has allowed John the freedom to voice bazillions of characters such as All for One in My Hero Academia, Kumatetsu, The Beast in The Boy and the Beast, Bols in Akame Ga Kill, Undertaker in Black Butler, Salvador in Borderlands II (VG), Gendo in Evangelion, Lord Death in Soul Eater, Hohenheim in Fullmetal Alchemist, Sir Crocodile in One Piece, Dodoria in DBZ Kai, Hades in Fairy Tale, Zachary in Attack on Titan, Aramaki in Ghost in the Shell, Jinnouchi in Summer Wars, and El Rey in Nomad of Nowhere, as well as roles in numerous live action films including the ever popular spoof Lake Texarkana Gamera.

In 2004, John jumped to the other side of the “mic” to direct. Some of the shows he has recently directed include Ushio and Tora, Squid Girl, Flip Flappers, Revue Starlight and Doreiku.

In addition to anime, John has acted in hundreds of radio and tv commercials and several films including the cult fav…Dazed and Confused.

Cristina Vee

Cristina Vee

Voice Over Guest

Cristina Vee is a Los Angeles based voice actress, director, and producer. In animation, she is known as Sailor Mars in Sailor Moon, Hawk in The Seven Deadly Sins, Killua in Hunter x Hunter, Darkness in Konosuba, Homura Akemi in Madoka Magica, Meiko in Digimon Adventure Tri, Sakura Matou in Fate Stay/Night, Mio Akiyama in K-ON!, Miki Makimura in Devilman Crybaby, Kotori Minami in Love Live!, Xochi in Victor and Valentino, Jay-Ten in Steven Universe, and Marinette Dupain Cheng aka Ladybug in Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir. Other roles include parts in Re:Zero, Bleach, One Punch Man, Mob Psycho 100, Sword Art Online, Tiger and Bunny, One Piece, Violet Evergarden, Naruto, Boruto, Fairy Tail, Magi, Kill la Kill, Your Lie in April, Kakegurui, Pokémon, Gantz: O, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, The Promised Neverland, Lupin III, Yokai Watch, Inazuma Eleven, and so many others. Fans may be surprised that she provides the English voices for Disney’s Violetta and Tokyo in Netflix’s Money Heist.

You can hear her in Disney World’s Avatar Land, but you’ll have to find her yourself!

She has also worked in hundreds of video games, as Velvet in Tales of Berseria, Ophillia in Octopath Traveler, Riven in League of Legends, Eagle Eye in Fortnite, Noel Vermillion, Nu-13, Lambda-11, and Mu-12 in BlazBlue, Cerebella in Skullgirls, Tatiana, Athena, and Lachesis in Fire Emblem, Cinque in Final Fantasy Type-0, 5-Volt and 13-Amp in Warriors Ware Gold, Shantae in Shantae, and can also be heard in Kingdom Hearts 3, Command and Conquer: Rivals, Monster Prom, Soul Calibur 6, Xenoblade Chronicles, Star Wars: KOTOR, Dangan Ronpa, Street Fighter V, Hyperdimension Neptunia, Just Cause 4, Drakengard 3, to name a few.

Her singing can be heard in the 3DS game Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage!? and in Shantae: Half Genie Hero.

Directing credits include Skullgirls, Skip Beat!, Indivisible, and Last Hope.

She was the first canon female Black Ranger in the official Power Rangers TTRPG. Her character Anya was a fan favorite in the short lived Wizards of the Coast DnD show Dark & Dicey.

She is also known for her music, with her most popular song, Bad Apple!! English, standing at over 20 million views.