Austin Bio - 8/19
Justin Briner is a Dallas-based actor and singer known primarily for his work in anime and video games. Recently, he wrapped up the second season of My Hero Academia as Izuku Midoriya. He can also be heard as Mikaela in Seraph of the End, Nova in Space Patrol Luluco, Yoichi in Drifters, Ayanokoji in Classroom of the Elite, Alfonso in GARO: The Animation, Niko in Nanbaka, Ryota Mitarai in Danganronpa 3, Frate in 91 Days, Qwenthur in Heavy Object, Manato in Grimgar, Ashes and Illusions, and many more. Additionally, he has provided voices for games such as Dust: An Elysian Tail, SMITE, Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs, Cibele, and DreadOut.
Feel free to follow what he's up to on twitter @justinbriner
Clifford Chapin has been working as a voice actor, script writer, and director with Funimation for several years. He is best known for playing Conny Springer in Attack on Titan, Hide Nagachika in Tokyo Ghoul, and Kirito Kamui in Psycho-Pass. You can also hear Clifford in video games as the voices of Battleborn's Toby, Michael from YIIK: A Postmodern RPG, and the Player Character's voice in Dragon Ball: XenoVerse.
Gray G. Haddock
Gray is the Head of Rooster Teeth Animation, co-director on the international anime hit RWBY, a writer on Camp Camp, and showrunner on the highly anticipated gen:LOCK. Gray voices RWBY's Torchwick, Red vs Blue's Locus, DCUO's Green Lantern Hal Jordan, and has also voiced dozens of anime characters including Rurouni Kenshin's Sanosuke. He had hoped that giving voices to these characters would quiet the voices in his head. But alas... Who said that? Shut up!
Kerry Shawcross is a writer and director for Rooster Teeth Animation. Kerry has worked at Rooster Teeth for almost seven years and contributed to several projects over the years across live action, podcasts, and sponsored content. Currently, Kerry is the lead director and co-writer for the company's most popular property, the worldwide phenomenon anime, RWBY, and its adorable spin off - RWBY Chibi. Like many other Rooster Teeth talent, Kerry also spends time in front of the camera, occasionally contributing to podcasts and talk shows, and boasts an impressive and highly engaged social following. In his free time, he does nothing because he has none. Sometimes he watches anime.
Miles Luna is the Head Writer of Animation at Rooster Teeth, as well as a seasoned director and voice actor. Some of his most notable works include Red vs. Blue, Camp Camp, and the worldwide phenomenon RWBY. In addition to his work in animation, he is a frequent on-camera personality, participating in live action shorts, podcasts, and charity streams. At his core, Miles is just a guy with a love for cartoons, video games, and people.
Lindsay Jones is the voice actress behind Ruby, the title character in Rooster Teeth's worldwide phenomenon anime, RWBY, and is a cast member of the popular gaming group Achievement Hunter. Lindsay also voices Kimball in Red vs. Blue and Space Kid in Camp Camp. She is also one of the main on-camera personalities at Rooster Teeth, appearing in various live-action series and podcasts.
Yssa is the Lead Animator for the 2D Animation Division at Rooster Teeth Animation, a cohost for RWBY’s post-show RWBY Rewind, and a regular cast member for Rooster Teeth’s anime podcast Fan Service. Even when there’s a lot to do, she’ll always make time for some fun anime action, comedy, and good ol’ cartoon smooching.
Cole Gallian is the producer and one of the hosts for Rooster Teeth's anime talk-show, Fan Service. He has also had several appearances on Rooster Teeth's improv game-show, On The Spot. Cole works as an editor on RWBY, Camp Camp, Red vs Blue, Sex Swing, and more at Rooster Teeth Animation
Austin Hardwicke is a character animator at Rooster Teeth who works primarily on RWBY, Red vs Blue, and gen:LOCK. He can also be seen on the anime podcast Fan Service. When he's not busy defending his fragile masculinity against strangers on Twitter, he can be found watching cartoons that don't challenge any of his existing beliefs!
Nick Pitarra is an American comic book artist best known for his work at Image Comics. He's co-created, The New York Times bestselling The Manhattan Projects with writer Jonathan Hickman, and the recently released Leviathan with writer John Layman. He's also provided the cover art for such titles as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Rom, Redneck, Transformers, Silk, Red Skull, Rasputin, Morning Glories, The Life After, John Flood, and many more.
IKKiCON is a Japanese Animation and Pop-Culture Convention held annually in Austin, Texas. IKKiCON traditionally runs for three days during the beginning and/or end of the calendar year. We pride ourselves in bringing together the most amazing anime and pop-culture fans and guests to enjoy our events, panels, and workshops. Since 2006 we’ve been working tirelessly to offer the best experience for our attendees, guests, and staff. We are proud to be fan-run, fan-made, and will always put the community first to ensure we have the most successful convention possible. http://ikkicon.com/