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Michele Knotz

Michele Knotz

A native of the Jersey Shore, Michele Knotz has always had a passion for acting. She was cast in her first animated voice-acting role as Hajime Yagi in "The World of Narue" in 2003. Since then she has also voiced Takako Kawashima in "Shootfighter Tekken," Matsumoto and various additional characters in "To Heart," and Razali, Cindy, Greta, and The Fairy in "The Third." In 2006, Michele landed the lead roles, Jessie, May, Misty and Nurse Joy for the Pokemon 10th Anniversary Special, "The Mastermind of Mirage Pokemon," and continued to voice these characters throughout Season 9 of "Pokemon, the Battle Frontier." She has also voiced the characters May, Jessie, and Manaphy for the Pokemon Movie 9, "Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea." She voiced Chikorita in the Pokemon Special, "Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate." Along with human-speaking characters, she has voiced various Pokemon in the series such as Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Chimecho, Beautifly, Masquerain, Dustox, Cacnea, Seedot and many others. You can catch Michele as May, Jessie, Misty and Nurse Joy at http://www.pokemonlearningleague.com/; an interactive web site dedicated to educating children in Math, Science and Language Arts. In Seasons 10 and 11 of "Pokemon, Diamond and Pearl," she returned as Jessie and Nurse Joy as well as the Pokedex, Piplup, and many other Pokemon characters. Michele voiced the Pokemon Trainer, Squirtle and various other Pokemon for the Nintendo Wii video game: "Super Smash Bros. Brawl." She has also voiced Ogiue Chika in the "Genshiken" OVA's and Koyuki Asagiri in "Kujibiki Unbalance." Michele is extremely excited and happy to be a guest at Castle Point Anime Convention this year and can't wait to meet all the fans throughout the weekend!


Bill Rogers

Bill Rogers

Since his debut in Assemble Insert back in 2001, Bill has been providing voices to some of your favorite characters in some of your favorite shows. If you've watched KO Beast, His and Her Circumstances, Joe vs. Joe, Madara, To Heart, Gokudo, or Comic Party you've probably heard his voice. But he is best known for his work in Gravitation (Touma Seguch), Boogiepop Phantom (Yamamoto), Genshiken (Tanaka Souichiro), Shingu (Kanata Mouken) and more recently in The Third (Kevin). He can also be heard on Saturday mornings as the voice of Brock in Pokemon, (as well as various creatures that appear in that show).

Outside of the anime field, Bill has worked on the children's show Tarchin and Friends, and the series of Universal Safety Squad educational films.

In the world of video games, Bill has lent his voice to the X-Box game Bullet Witch as well as supplying the voices for Red, Yellow and other fun characters in m&m's Adventure and m&m's Kart Racing for the Wii console. He has also voiced various Pokemon including Bonsly, Weavile and the legendary Lucario in the Wii smash hit Super Smash Bros. Brawl.


Mike Pollock

Mike Pollock

Mike Pollock's Website
Mike Pollock is one of New York's premier animation voice-over actors. Saturday morning cartoon viewers of FOX and The CW might recognize his voice as Meat in Ultimate Muscle:The Kinnikuman Legacy, the Mayor and Samo, the bartender, in Kirby: Right Back At Ya!, Garbageman on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dr. Eggman and Ella on Sonic X and the Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Bigoriki in Gororiki, and Langston Lickatoad in Viva Pińata. He's also been heard as Bonaparte in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX on Cartoon Network, the interim narrator in Pokémon and Beast in the Marvel Motion comic adaptation of Astonishing X-Men. Listen for him in several upcoming projects this year. Mike also does some character work on Sirius XM Radio, as well as radio and TV commercials for Focus Factor, SunSetter Retractable Awnings, No-Doz, Comcast, Burger King, AC/DC, Verizon, and promos for HBO International. When he's not making funny voices, he also writes comedy bits and song parodies.


Uncle Yo

Uncle Yo

Uncle Yo's Website
From Albany to Albuquerque, from Denver to D.C., Uncle Yo has toured many conventions to perform his unique stand-up comedy aimed exclusively at the geek community. Discussion panel leader, game show host and emcee all-in-one, this Renaissance Nerd keeps the laughs coming and the show rolling. Armed with his giant D20, Uncle Yo celebrates all brands of nerdom: anime, comic books, video games, LARPing, Star Wars, RPG's and manga. He may be One Piece short of a Fullmetal Alchemist, but this Jedi intern promises to Bebop your Cowboy so hard you'll feel it in your joystick.
Bio from Uncle Yo's Website


Katie Tiedrich - Awkward Zombie

Katie Tiedrich

Awkward Zombie Webpage
Katharine Chandler Tiedrich XIV was born to wealthy Russian aristocrats in 1823, where she was trained in swordsmanship, honor, and how to play the accordion. Not long after, however, her family's prized diamond mine collapsed and plunged into bankruptcy. Stricken by poverty and in fear of being sold to the circus, Katie ran away from home at age nine and joined a ragtag crew of bloodthirsty pirates.During the next twenty years, Katie circumnavigated the Earth and discovered Atlantis, which she sunk out of contempt. She also discovered Australia, but left almost immediately because the whole continent sucked and boomerangs are no good for plunder. While on her travels, she founded the city of Rome and carved Switzerland out of a meteorite, depositing it between Italy and France, just to keep an eye on them.

This one time, off the coast of Iceland, while fighting a kraken one-on-one with nothing but a steak knife to defend herself, Katie accidentally opened a rift in time and space when casting Firaga. She was flung thousands of years into the future (300,000 A.D., to be exact), when horrible insect mutants ruled the Earth. Calling themselves the Uurek'han, these titans had blocked out the sun with an organic smog, reterraforming the planet to their dank preference. Here Katie started an underground resistance movement, populated by the last remaining humans and a couple of dogs, who could talk by then. They fought in harsh conditions against impossible odds for years, and in one struggle Katie lost her right hand to a giant robotic praying mantis. It was okay though, because she is lefthanded anyway.

Many centuries and brutal clashes later, the small armada finally defeated the Uurek'han, destroying their smog machines and sending them back into the deepest reaches of space from whence they came. Katie lived in the future for a few more months, supervising the reconstruction of society and making sure France was never rebuilt. Her duty completed, Katie returned to the present by punching the ground so hard the shockwaves made the Earth's core spin backwards at over nine thousand RPM.

Reunited with her crew, Katie continued her original quest of piracy. After stealing everything of worth in Europe and western Africa, she hung up her silly pirate hat for a brief hiatus and trained under a waterfall or in a Denny's parking lot (this part is kind of fuzzy), then joined a clan of Arabian stragglers in the harsh deserts of Scotland. Here she slayed countless dragons who happened to be terrorizing the land.

Satisfied with her work, Katie returned to her home in the center of the Earth, where she has lived to this day. She now draws crappy comics by day and fights the Justice League by night.

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