My Geek Confessions is a weekly entertainment news podcast and hosted by Zach Jenkins with new episodes posted every Friday.
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My Geek Confessions – Back from the Dead – AnimeFest 2016
Welcome to our episode our second Back from the Dead episode!
Next up is our unofficial AnimeFest 2016 interviews. These interviews were ones that we arranged while we were at AnimeFest since regular interviews were not scheduled. Because of what I mentioned in the last post, I’m going to combine all 3 of these interviews together so everyone can finally listen to them in all their glory!
First up is independent voice actor Tom McKee (and our new friend and very patient man for putting up with us) who has worked at FUNimation on One Piece and many others, as well as on many independent video games such as Pirates Vikings Knights II, Riot!, and others, plus being a very accomplished theater actor and director in the DFW area. Honestly I feel like I can’t write enough about Tom to really do him justice, so please give him a listen.
You can follow him on his Facebook page
Kristen has been very busy since last time we met with her (and even busier since we’ve recorded this). She has voiced Dolugh in elDlive, Hanabi Kawai in Keijo!!!!!!!!, Loop Nishigori in Yuri!!! On ICE, An Onoya in ReLIFE, Chiyo Kurihara in Prison School, Hinano Kurahashi in Assassination Classroom, and much more. Since the last time we’ve talked to Kristen, has become a script writer for Funimation for titles like Dance with Devils, Dagashi Kashi, and also an assistant ADR Director for several more titles. If you want to check out more of her comics and voice roles, you can at her website, and like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.
Assassination Classroom: Season 1, Part One
Prison School: The Complete Series
Tweets by KrisComics
Ethyn Gutierrez is an actor, director, producer and so much more. Based out of Oklahoma, Ethyn still has very strong ties to Texas and the Dallas area and is a personal acting coach.
Cherami Leigh Interview – A-Kon 27
Welcome to our first Back from the Dead episode!
First up is our interview with Cherami Leigh from A-Kon 27. I made the mistake of trying to separate out our interviews from our usual routine and that made everything take even longer to post. We definitely won’t be doing that again for a while!
Cherami Leigh is a prolific voice actress from the Dallas, Texas area though frequently travels back and forth between Dallas and Los Angeles though now living in Los Angeles. Cherami a number of extremely well-known voice acting roles such as Lucy Heartfilia from Fairy Tail, Asuna Yuuki from Sword Art Online, Kudelia Aina Bernstein from Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Sailor Venus from the new dubbed version of Sailor Moon, Patty Thompson from Soul Eater, and many more. Cherami also is an on-camera talent having starred in many guest starring roles such as NCIS: Los Angeles, Shameless, Bones, Longmire; and movies such as Not Cool, and since our recording starred in the web series CONfessionals.
If you’d like to find out more about Cherami, you can check out her IMDb page, wikipedia page, and her Behind the Voice Actors page for a more complete list of her acting credits. If you’d like to follow her on the internet, you can follow her on Twitter or Facebook.
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Ryter Rong Interview – A-Kon 27
Welcome to another super late episode from A-Kon 27 in Dallas, Texas!
Ryter Rong is an author and now frequent panelist at anime conventions. She has written Ireland Calls My Name, a story about little discussed practice of Irish Indentured Servitude (though sometimes done forcibly), inspired by her own family history plus with other books soon on the way. She also hosts a number of panels at anime conventions about writing and publishing and a new panel about depression as a way to help others that may be suffering from depression.
If you’d like to follow Ryter Rong on the internet and find out more of her work, you can follow her on Twitter and Facebook. You can also visit her website and purchase Ireland Calls My Name on Amazon!
My Geek Confessions with Author Tracy Lawson!
Welcome to our special episode with author Tracy Lawson!
We first met Tracy Lawson a the Creative Women’s Conference in Denton, Texas where she was a guest and we learned of her unique background. She has a very diverse background in both writing and the performing arts having had her own dance studio where she taught tap dancing, directing and choreographing musicals for grades 6-12 (which she still does during the summers in Ohio), and now author of several books.
Tracy’s literary career is just as diverse as the rest of her life; having published both fiction and non-fiction and worked both with publishing houses and as a self-published author. Not only that, but we’ve discovered that even her non-fiction work and family history has crossed over into her latest series.
Tracy’s non-fiction books are based on her family stories. Fips, Bots, Doggers, and More is based on the travel journal of her great-great-great grandfather and traces his journeys in Ohio. Her other book, And I Can Tell You War Stories tells the stories of her grandfather during World War II after he lied about his age to join the Navy at 15. If you’d like to find out more of Tracy’s non-fiction books and other works, you can at tracylawsonbooks.com.
Her latest work,the Resistance series, follows Tommy and Careen in the near future where the US government, under the direction of the Office of Civilian Safety and Defense has taken extreme measures to “protect” citizens from threats from terrorism. The Government gives the populace an antidote to chemical weapons that might be used in an upcoming attack, even warning everyone about their side effects. When Tommy and Careen run out of the antidote and discover the lies the government has been feeding its citizens, they join an underground resistance that works to expose the truth. However, as Tommy and Careen learn more about the resistance in the series, they have to contend with personalities and others within the group as well as those in the government.
The Resistance series has 3 books so far with a fourth book due out in 2017, along with a prequel novella in late 2016. You can find out more about the Resistance series at counteractbook.com. All the books are available on Amazon in paperback, eBook, and audiobook format!
Counteract: Book One of the Resistance Series
Resist: Book Two of the Resistance Series
Ignite: Book Three of the Resistance Series
If you’d like to follow Tracy around the internet and see her latest works, you can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and even Instagram! Plus you can meet Tracy Lawson in person at Dallas Comic Con’s Fan Days at the Irving Convention Center from October 14-16, 2016 and even buy a book in person! Make sure you tell her hello from My Geek Confessions!
Octopimp and Sparky the Android Interview – A-Kon 27
Welcome to another super late episode from A-Kon 27 in Dallas, Texas!
Octopimp and Sparky the Android
Octopimp (aka Alexander Gross) is best known as the creator of 50% Off (which we’ve featured several times on the show) and is the voice of Makoto, Nagisa/Thugisa, and Rei. SparkyTheAndroid (Sparky The Android aka Brett Jones) is a writer for the series and is the voice of Haru (all of the Haru’s) and Rin. Not only that but Octopimp and Sparky had the chance to voice Toru Iwashimizu and Shouta Nakagawa in Funimation’s dub of Free: Eternal Summer! We’ve loved 50% Off and were happy to get a chance to interview the both of them while at A-Kon 27.
You can subscribe to Octopimp’s channel for 50% Off and more, and follow him on Twitch, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr! And you can visit his store on Spreadshirt to buy various 50% Off shirts!
If you’d like to follow Sparky, you can subscribe to his Youtube channel, follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
Below are the videos from A-Kon! First is “Waste Your Time Panel” which we weren’t able to make.
Second is the panel we were able to make, the “Big Show Panel” where due to technical difficulties most of it turned out to be a live read of the latest episode.
Last is the 50% Off Bonus episode that finally premiered at the “Big Show Panel” once the technical difficulties were figured out.
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Austin Tindle Interview – A-Kon 27
Welcome to our next super late episode from A-Kon 27 in Dallas, Texas!
Austin Tindle is a actor and voice actor in the Dallas, Texas. Not only is he a voice actor, but as we learned at the convention that he is a theater actor (though he has been too busy for theater lately) with a passion for Shakespeare. Seriously, if you have a chance to see Austin’s 18+ panel “Raunchy Shakespeare“, you’ll definitely walk away with a newfound appreciation for Shakespeare’s works. And by appreciation, I mean that Shakespeare liked to talk in puns and about sex all the time just like we do. It was definitely an eye opener that makes Shakespeare a lot more fun and interesting.
Though his last name is spelled slightly different, Austin Tindle is related to William Tyndale, who was burned at the stake for translating the Bible into English for the Tyndale Bible. The Tyndale Bible was used as the basis for the King James Bible as well as helping to solidify modern English for Shakespeare and all English speakers everywhere! So in a way, we should thank Austin for giving us modern English and Shakespeare. Yes, I do realize this is a bit of a stretch but the connection is very interesting.
Austin Tindle is most well known for playing Karma Akabane in Assassination Classroom, Kaneki Ken in Tokyo Ghoul and Tokyo Ghoul√A, Obi in Snow White with the Red Hair, Accelerator in A Certain Magical Index, and Ichirohiko in The Boy and the Beast among many others.
If you’d like to see more of Austin’s credits, you can check out his profile on Behind the Voice Actors, Anime News Network, Wikipedia, IMDB, and even some of his theater credits. If you’d like to follow Austin online, you can find him on Facebook and Twitter
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