Featured Guests

Featured Guests

Mary Claypool

In 1994, the late ADR director, Kevin Seymour, offered Mary her first try at English ADR script writing on Episode 3 of Giant Robo. Kevin deemed her work a success, thus launching her 23Xyear career writing dubbing scripts for animation and live action.

Some of Maryss many credits include Armitage (series and features), Big O, Blackjack (series and feature), Bushido Blade, Castle of Cagliostro, Catnapped, Code Geass, Cowboy Bebop, Devil May Cry, Dot Hack, El Hazard, Ghost in the Shell, Ghost in the Shell:Innocence & Solid State Society, Kekkaishi, Laws of the Universe, Outlaw Star, Resident Evil: Degeneration, Stand Alone Complex (52 episode series), Streetfighter II feature, and Wings of Honneamise.

Les E. Claypool III

Les Claypool has been the owner/operator of Magnitude 8 Post since 1989. Starting in January of 1992, he was approached by U.S. Renditions and L.A. Hero to provide audio services for their new joint venture of dubbing Anime into English. Early projects from the Jgarage studio daysK included Orguss, Macross II, Guyver, and the first Giant Robo among others.

Quickly outgrowing the garage, Less facility eventually grew to encompass multiple rooms in two locations. Anime credits include Akira (2001 Version), Ambassador Magma, Appleseed, Armitage (series & movies), Big O, Blackjack (series & movie), Black Magic MX66, Castle of Cagliostro (1999 & 2015), Catnapped, Code Geass, Cowboy Bebop 5.1 Remixes, El Hazard, Fist of the North Star, Giant Robo, Ghost in the Shell, Ghost in the Shell: Innocence & Solid State Society, Gundam 0080, 0083, and MS 08th Team, Guyver II, Guyver: Dark Hero music score, Lain, Legend of Black Heaven, Macross Plus, Mysterious Play, Ninja Scroll, Orguss 02, Stand Alone Complex (52 episodes), Streetfighter II V series, Streetfighter II (including the 2015 restoration and remix), TriXGun, The Wanderers, Wings of Honneamise, and Wolfs Rain.

Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter is a voice actor from Los Angeles whose many anime and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing), DYNASTY WARRIORS I-IV (Yuan Shao), DIGIMON (KOKOMON), ZETMAN (Sugito), MAJIN (Majin), and RESIDENT EVIL 5 (Swahili Zombie). Paul has comical voices too, from COWBOY BEBOP (Punch) to DIGIMON WARRIORS (Wormmon). Among his other game, anime, and feature anime credits are GURREN LAGAAN (Jorgun), THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (Mondego), MONSTER (Dr. Reichwein), PAPRIKA (Konakawa), LUPIN III The Secret of Mamo (Mamo), DURARARA (Higa), X-COM (Dr. Heinrich), BATTLE B-DAMON (Armada), DIABLO III (Demented Spirit), and DEFIANCE (Burgess). He has recently wrapped work on CYBORG 009 (Dr. Gilmore),  DRAKENGARD III (Michael the Dragon), and CANNON FODDER (Gidi).

A versatile performer, Paul also sang for four seasons with the San Diego Opera Company, three seasons with The San Diego Civic Light Opera, and appeared in several productions at the Old Globe Theatre. In Los Angeles, Paul has acted on the stage at The Globe Playhouse,  Richard Basehart Theatre, Palos Verdes Shakespeare on the Meadow, and has “gone on the road” with Nevada Shakespeare in the Park for eleven seasons. As an instructor, he has taught speech, accents, dialects, phonetics, and Shakespeare at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Cal State University Los Angeles, San Diego State University, Los Angeles Broadcasting School, The Windward School, and is a speech and acting coach for Native Voices at The Autry, a Native American theatre company, and The Rogue Artists, a hyper-Theatre Company.

Paul’s TV appearances include work on NCIS, LAST MAN STANDING, RINGER, TIM AND ERIC’S AWESOME SHOW, JESSIE, LEGIT (FX) and the hilarious KEY AND PEELE (Comedy Central).

Cameo Cosplay

Lawyer by training, writer by trade and a geek by nature, Cameo made her cosplay debut at San Diego Comic Con in 2009. Her costumes have been featured in the Arizona Republic (2012) and in Famitsu Magazine (2018). Since 2010 she’s been presenting panels across the country and around the world, from organizing interactive cosplay shows to presenting educational lectures, to hosting forums for fandom meetups and discourse, Cameo  always leaves her audience eager for more. Her accolades include Best Political Satire Anime Land Tuc-Con 2010, “Miss” Con Nichiwa 2015 and winning local costume contests in her native Tucson Arizona.


Imperial Knights

Melding more than 35 years of combined martial arts and weapons experience, the Imperial Knights is a welcoming organization, and currently actively recruiting.  Our focus is on application of martial arts, both historical and modern, as well as the courtesies, customs and cultures of the European Renaissance in order to create a safer environment, a more pleasant world, and to have fun doing it.

Ryan Umbenhaur

Ryan is a co-founder of Imperial Knights.

A life-long athlete, competing at high levels of multiple sports, even having an opportunity to try out for the USA Olympic track team. He was introduced to the world of martial combat through a previous guild about 10 years ago, where he developed skills in a variety of styles of swords, and has won multiple competitions. Ryan wanted to compliment this skill set with a system that could address modern day dangers, especially when unarmed. After sampling other martial systems, he found Krav Maga, has maintained dedicated training for over 6 years, and has been a certified instructor through Krav Maga San Diego for over a year.

John Proko

John is a co-founder of Imperial Knights.

He began pursuing martial arts in 1990, and has maintained a serious study since 2001.  Coming from a background that includes Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Aikido, and Kung Fu, as well as a competitive series of western martial arts, John brings his practical experience and perspective to teaching classes.


TLX is a Stunt team based out of Los Angeles that combines high impact Martial arts and awe inspiring stunts to bring you the best in action entertainment. With over 30 years of cumulative experience performing for movies, television shows, commercials, music videos, live performances and more, they have worked on projects for numerous companies such at mTV, Warner Brothers, CBS, and Paramount Pictures. For over ten years TLX has hosted Stunt fighting panels at conventions all over California, demonstrating how stunt performers create the magic that you see on stage and screen.

Victor Frost

Victor Frost has worked as a professional audio engineer for the last ten years with organizations big and small. Being a performer at heart, he has lectured at geeky conventions all over the United States on a wide variety of subjects but, most frequently, on the use of sound in popular works (though he’s been letting his car geekery leak in a little recently). A graduate of California State University Northridge with a Bachelor’s degree in Cinema Television Arts with a focus on Radio Production, he now runs a production company in Los Angeles, FrostWorks, which is dedicated to producing eclectic, educational, and entertaining media.

One of the many things FrostWorks produces are YouTube shows like Steven Universe Universe, Behind the Screen, Friday Night Party Line, Acceptable Vices, and 31 Days of Terminator. To check those out, visit http://www.youtube.com/victorfrost

But, if you just want to stalk Victor, typing “HeyVictorFrost” after websites usually works.

Updated: May 6, 2018