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Cosplay Guest: Never After

Never After, a cosplayer, artist, and a girl who just loves to help out anyone and everyone around her. Growing up with her family working in Renaissance fair, Never has always loved the different costumes and expressing herself in different forms of art.

Throughout high school, Never took more time into her artwork. She found that her love of anime and video games took hold in what she wanted to do more, and this is when she started focusing on her cosplays. Never takes a lot of pride making all of her cosplay costumes by hand and has received awards in a few contests showcasing the sewing skills.

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A2F Welcomes Steve Staley This November!

steve cannon smileSteve Staley is known known for voicing Kamui Shirō in X, Neji Hyūga in Naruto, Soushi Minashiro in Fafner, and Tōshirō Hitsugaya in Bleach.

While he’s been in the industry for more than 10 years, Staley is brand new to the convention scene. A2F is excited to be the first anime con to host him as a guest!

Check out his impressive list of voices at

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Announcing Our First Fall Guest: Voice Actress Michele Knotz!

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It is said that Michele Knotz hails from a distant faraway planetoid called New Jersey. She commutes to New York to work on this anime series you may have heard of called Pokémon.

Now in their 18th season, Michele returned as the voice of Team Rocket’s Jessie. Before season 14, Michele voiced May, Nurse Joy, The Pokédex, and many Pokémon. She also voiced Misty for the Pokémon 10th Anniversary Special, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon. In the Pokémon Special, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate” she voiced Chikorita.

Other anime roles include Hajime Yagi in The World of Narue, Takako Kawashima in Shootfighter Tekken, Matsumoto and various characters in To Heart, Razali, Cindy, Greta, and The Fairy in The Third, Ogiue Chika in Genshiken, Koyuki Asagiri in Kujibiki Unbalance, Chou’un Shiryuu in Ikki Tousen, Tomoe and Airi in Queen’s Blade, Potaru Tanaka and Inumi in Magical Witch Punie-Chan, and Akira Sakamoto and Lilith’s mother in Holy Knight.

michele pensive at panelAs far as video games go, Michele has voiced the Pokémon Trainer, Squirtle and various other Pokémon for the Nintendo Wii’s: Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Piplup and many others in PokéPark Wii – Pikachu’s Great Adventure, Snivy, Piplup and many others in PokéPark 2 Wonders Beyond, various characters in Heathcliff the Fast and the Furriest, Alisa Bosconovitch and Roll in Capcom’s Street Fighter X Tekken, Grace in Castle Dracula, Lucky and various others in Gangstar Vegas, Lilliel Saotome in NIS America’s The Guided Fate Paradox, Miku Kubo in Modern Combat 5: Blackout, Snivy, Gardevoir, Latios, and Latias in Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, all the mom’s, a reporter, and creatures in YIIK, Nascira, The Informant, and various in Dungeon Hunter 5, Redtrophi Queen in Heroes of Order and Chaos, Pugi in Combat Core, and the Female Marauder in The Silent Roads.

Coming soon, Michele will be the voice of Asuka in the hilarious web series, I Am Senataur. But Michele doesn’t just work on anime and video games. She’s also a script adapter for various dubbing projects and lends her voice to many other types of work. To see all of Michele’s credits, guest appearances, and listen to her voice demos, check out her web site at:

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