It’s amazing how many different “worlds” voice actors can be part of when there is a successful franchise in place.
Have you ever gone to an Anime convention or any other convention where they celebrated characters you have voiced?
I’d love to hear all about it so leave a comment!
Conventions Open Up a Whole New World to Voice Actors
If you have voiced a character for an Anime series, been part of a celebrated series or are a fan of franchises such as Transformers, Star Trek, or Star Wars, chances are you have attended a convention and have unique memories of the experience.
Being involved with these cons opens up an entirely different world and following for voice actors. Not only are there fans and a community of people rallying around the show, there’s a whole culture, identity, and may even be a legacy and language associated with it!
One aspect of conventions for fans that is almost as exciting as being among their peers is listening to a voice actor panel talk about their roles. I have footage on the Voices.com video blog introducing the English Naruto voice cast, and believe me, there are many, many more like it on the Internet. Such is the popularity of the voice talent panel.
A little while ago, I published an article about Anime cons and Jon Morss commented with his experience attending conventions. I’ve linked back to it for you in the previous sentence so be sure to check it out.
What Have Your Experiences Been at Conventions?
I’d love to know hear about your stories about going to conventions, whether as a fan or voice actor and special guest. How does going to such events adds value to your life and career?
Looking forward to your reply!
Photo from Botcon courtesy Daniel Ross