The theme for 2018 is Heroes and Villains
Ben Dunn was born in Pingtung, Taiwan and grew up in San Antonio, Texas. When he was 12 years old, he returned to Taiwan where he discovered manga. Nine years later he founded the comic book publishing company ANTARCTIC PRESS and published his first comic MANGAZINE. The next year he created the anime-inspired comic NINJA HIGH SCHOOL until it was picked up by ETERNITY COMICS. He published WARRIOR NUN AREALA in 1994.
He has worked with several different companies including Marvel and DC comics. He eventually turned his company, ANTARCTIC PRESS, over to his brother – Joeming Dunn. He has worked on TV shows and movies. He is currently working on a revival of NINJA HIGH SCHOOL and a couple other projects.
For more information, see our Guest Page.
Steve “Warky” Nunez is a jack-of-all-trades and, thankfully, a master of some.
You may know Warky as the part-bird-part-man, but not many know that as an actor, Warky first broke into voice acting narrating audiobooks for the blind. He is also acted in TV shows and movies, been a singer in the parody Mormon band “They Might Be Elders”, worked sound and music in video games, can play dubstep on his clarinet, and so much more!
David is an award-winning voice actor and director based in Los Angeles. He’s given voice to hundreds of animation/anime episodes and video game titles, as well as guest star appearances on TV shows such as The Mentalist and NCIS. David can currently be heard as Narrator in the hit series JO JO’s Bizarre Adventure and as Phinks in Hunter X Hunter on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.
He is also co-founder of Unlocked: The Anime & Pop Culture Streaming Network. Find more information about it here, and find David on Twitter. See our Guest Page for more information on David’s voice acting career hits!
Kiba Walker is a Voice Actor and musician from Dallas, Texas, who’s no stranger to Anime Banzai. Since his last appearance, Kiba has appeared in a couple of Funimation properties, such as Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card, Black Clover, Garo Vanishing Line, All Out!, and most notably in Junji Ito Collection (Tsukano Ryou). He’s also appeared in various games, providing the voices for Sota Kobayashi (Full Service), Keitaro Nagane and Yoshinori Nagira (Camp Buddy), Faeryn (Dear Monster), Kenta (To Trust an Incubus), Soren (My Magical Demon Lover), Amon and Gnart (Earthlock Festival of Magic), Eike Crimson (Victus Vincimus), and many others.
Kiba runs his own channel, KibaKovers, where he covers anime and video game songs, as well as streams modern games. He also shares a channel with Cole Feuchter, called the Retrocade. Kiba is also a host of Gamestop TV, seen across stores countrywide and on YouTube. He’s excited to come back to Anime Banzai!
Cole Feuchter is new to the scene when it comes to voiceover, but his start has been a great one so far. His notable roles are Lenga Valentine (Full Service), Naoto (Camp Buddy), Momo (Dear Monster), Saji (To Trust an Incubus), and Harse (My Magical Demon Lover). He’s also one-half of the YouTube channel, The Retrocade, with Kiba Walker. Cole will be graduating in the winter with a degree in Japanese, and is excited to attend his first anime convention as a guest!
Please pay attention to the included details and rules, because they matter!
The AMV Contest is officially open and accepting submissions. Please look for its Rules and Submission Form on the information page. The deadline to submit to this contest is Saturday, September 22 at 11:59pm MST. Show us what you’ve got!
Cosplay Chess is open for Registration, but there are only a few spots left. Please fill out the form. Show off your cos-acting skills as a villain or a hero.
The royal Order of Protestant Knights are looking for new recruits to destroy the undead and other supernatural forces of evil that threatens the Queen and Country. If you think you have what it takes, join us for this year’s Hellsing: BRAWL to show us what you’re made of. Registration will open at 12:00am midnight on Saturday, September 29th.
Panels are open for submission, but there are only a few spots left. Please read the Rules and then submit your panel via the information page. Share your love and knowledge with everyone at the convention.
Have you ever wondered if you are the type to be a superhero and save the day? Or maybe you’re a villain who wants to rule the world? Or there’s a third choice – be a civilian, sitting on the sidelines while eating popcorn and watching all the action.
Find out at the exclusively-for-pre-registered-attendees event at the DCC on Thursday, October 18, 2018 starting at 6:00pm!
Everyone needs somewhere to stay during the Anime Banzai Convention. But why pay more than you have to? We are working with the local hotels to get you the best prices possible! Check out the About Us Page for the available discount codes. You’ll have to scroll down to the part that says Davis County’s Lodging Page; it’s the sixth headline, about 1/4 down the page. Right now we have two available hotels with limited discounted rooms, but all hotels in the area are accepting reservations.