The Anime Banzai Convention would like to welcome Russ Adams, Michaela Laws, Jamie McGonnigal, and Alejandro Saab!!

Russ Adams is an award-winning creature designer and special effects artist familiar to worldwide audiences for his work on Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, the highly-rated SyFy Channel reality series. Russ quickly became a fan favorite and the show’s most recognized cast member. For more information, click here.

Michaela Laws is a Chicago-based game developer, voice actor, singer, and gamer. She was behind the creation of several games on Steam, part of the in-development game “Yandere Simulator”, the YouTube Minecraft series “MyStreet”, and many others. She is excited to attend the Anime Banzai Convention and enjoy the weekend in awesome company. For more information, click here.

Jamie McGonnigal has been a voice actor for nearly 20 years and is best known for his roles as Ash’s rivals Barry and Trip on Pokemon. He’s also been heard on Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and 5DS, One Piece, Magic Users Club, Chaotic, Weiss Kreus/Knight Hunters, and many more; games including Shadow Hearts from the New World and Viva Pinata; and on platforms such as Cartoon Network, Fox Kids, Disney XD, XBox, and more. Jamie is also an LGBTQ advocate with his husband Sean and dog Eli. For more information, click here and here.

Alejandro Saab is a voice actor and YouTube influencer with over 350,000 subscribers. But his true passion is acting! He has found much success in voice acting, having been cast in many projects such as The Royal Tutor, RWBY, My Hero Academia, and more!