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Natalie Hoover & J. Michael Tatum Coming to Matsuricon

2023 Guest Announcement

COLUMBUS, OHIO - JUNE 19, 2023 - Matsuricon is pleased to announce two more terrific guests for our upcoming convention Into Another World: Natalie Hoover and J. Michael Tatum!

Natalie Hoover is an English voice actor featured in titles such as: Danganronpa, Card Captor Sakura, Fruits Basket, Sword Art Online, One Piece, Nekopara, Love Nikki, Tomo is a Girl!, takt op. Destiny, Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!, Higan Eruthryll, Path to Nowhere. For complete credits please visit her website: www.NatalieHoover.com.

Cast as Rikichi in 2005's Samurai 7, J. Michael Tatum's inexplicable luck has held long enough to see his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Otori in Ouran High School Host Club, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler, Tomoe from Kamisama Kiss, and Okarin Rintarou from Steins;Gate. More recently, Tatum can be heard in My Hero Academia as Teyna Iida, Louis in Fire Emblem: Engage, Moran in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and as Male Avatar 3 in Street Fighter 6.

Other characters the man still can't believe he's had the crazy luck to play include: Eneru in One Piece, Ryosuke Takahashi in Initial D, Kraft Lawrence in Spice and Wolf, Zarbon in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Scar in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Acnologia in Fairy Tail, and Erwin Smith in Attack on Titan.

His video game credits include Sir Hammerlock from the Borderlands franchise, Julius Kresnik from Tales of Xillia 2, Mr. Foster from Killing Floor 2, Kelvin and Pendles from Battleborn. Ever the workaholic, Tatum is currently burning the midnight oil on a number of exciting projects due for release later this year. He also co-hosts Ghoul Intentions, a spooky podcast dedicated to creeping you out.

This year's convention runs August 11-13th. Matsuricon can't wait to host such awesome guests at this year's con . . . or to see you there!

With a name derived from the word “Matsuri[祭],” meaning ‘festival’, that's exactly what this convention is: a festival of everything geeky and otaku, from anime to video games. There is something for everyone at Matsuricon and the entire family is encouraged to attend! Matsuricon's annual convention started in 2006. We think of ourselves and our attendees as one huge family that keeps growing and growing every year!

Matsuricon 2023
URL: https://matsuricon.org/guests/
August 11 -13, 2023
The Hyatt Regency Columbus, the Columbus Convention Center
350 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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