Below you can find a listing of all our announced guests for Genericon XXVI.
* Uzuhi, the band we had announced as a guest a while back, will not be able to play at Genericon XXVI due to unexpected changes to the insurance policy of the Rensselaer Union. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Kyle Hebert is a Los Angeles-based anime and video game voice actor whose credits include Wreck-It Ralph/Street Fighter (Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach(Aizen, Ganju), League of Legends (Ezreal, Jarvan, and Graves) and Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best known as the Narrator and Teen Gohan from the Funimation dub of Dragonball Z. Other notable roles include Blue Exorcist (Bon Suguro), Guild Wars 2 (Great Ginz, Ogron, Hamar), Fullmetal Alchemist (Vato Falman), Tales of Symphonia (Richter Abend) and Star Ocean (Dias, Arumat, Crow). Kyle can also be heard in numerous video game franchises such as Sonic, Final Fantasy, World of Warcraft, Skylanders, Devil May Cry, Dynasty Warriors, Soul Calibur and Resident Evil. He is also the voice of filmmaker, Kevin Smith’s Smodco Internet Radio.
In 2011, Tim published the award-winning Paintwork, a collection of three short stories dealing with the roles of art, celebrity, and globalization in a very near, and strangely familiar, future. His latest short story, “Limited Edition” (published in New Scientist’s Arc Magazine), has been shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Association 2012 short fiction award.
Outside the realm of fiction, Tim is one of the United Kingdom’s best known writers on Japanese animation and comics, a resident blogger for Tor.com, and a freelance contributor to magazines such as Icon and SFX.
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.”
Jenny Blanchard (Electronic Arts ‘09) is the author of Enjuhneer, a webcomic centered around life at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (a.k.a “RPI,” the university that has hosted Genericon each year for its nearly 25-year history). She started drawing Enjuhneer in 2008, and continues to update nearly two years after graduating. Blanchard will be running two panels about her comic and an “Enjuhneer edition” of the party game Werewolf.
Antipode is a geek belly dancing troupe hailing from State College, PA. Fusing the theatrics of acting with a mix of cosplay, pop-culture, and off- beat humor Antipode brings the audience full geek entertainment.