Guests of Honor for 2019
Some time during the senior year of high school, Kimlinh Tran decided to job shadow a voice actor for her senior project, a curriculum centered around job exploration. Inspired by the performance she witnessed during the recording session, she did everything she could to become a voice actress and work her way back into the booth. Throughout her time at Moorpark College and while studying for her screenwriting degree at California State University of Northridge, she slowly but surely made a name for herself among animators, independent game developers, and other content creators.
Her more notable credits include Fidget in “Dust: An Elysian Tail”, Ms. Fortune and Robo-Fortune in “Skullgirls”, Snip and Clip in “Snipperclips”, Valt Aoi in “Beyblade Burst Turbo”, Camilla and Phoenix in “Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy”, Ragna in “Wargroove”, Prophetess of Creation, Griffonback Guard, and Magnolia, Battlefield Muse in “Shadowverse”, and additional voices in anime like “K-ON!”, “Skip Beat”, “Juden Chan: Recharged”, “Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan”, “Squid Girl”, “Toradora”, and “Tweeny Witches”. Highly anticipated upcoming roles include Louis in “Ghost Giant” and Bliss Barson in “Cryamore”. She has helped cast video games like “Wargroove” for Chucklefish Games, “Phantom Pharoah’s Treasure Trap” for Adult Swim Games, “Haunt the House: Terrortown” for PlayStation Mobile, now available on PC and Mac, and “Galactic Phantasy Prelude” for the iOS. She provided the creature vocal effects for Beopup the Fox in “Kagemono: The Shadow Folk”, animated by Sabrina Cotugno, who has worked on “Star vs. the Forces of Evil” and “Gravity Falls” as a director and storyboard artist, the Cat Witch in “Potion Shop”, animated by Temmie Chang of “Undertale” fame, and the Hen in “Bye Bye Bunny”, a Supinfocom animation. She has voice matched for Rarity and Princess Luna in various apps officially licensed under Hasbro, as well as Sia’s My Little Pony character, Songbird Serenade, for a Target commercial.
She has over 500 released online projects and credits under her belt, and long time followers of her work may recognize her as Chi-Chi in “Team Four Star’s Dragonball Z Abridged”, Rachel Lycan, Nekoette, and Tatiana in Aphmau’s various machinima, Amanda in “Sanity Not Included”, Granda in “TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise”, Nanako in Sapphire’s “Persona 4 Hiimdaisy Comic Dub”, and Scootaloo in “SWAG.MOV”. She loves animals, especially the cute ones that make her hsdfkjjkfdbjuhajfkhs, and loves learning about animation and video games.
Lemar “Da1AfroNinja” Harris
Lemar “Da1AfroNinja” Harris is the triple threat: host, singer, and comedian. He has performed at The World Famous Comedy store in Hollywood, California and has won awards for his talents, such as the 2016 Late Comedy Showdown competition at Anime Expo, which he now produces. He also was a State Finalist for the 2011 World Karaoke Competition, which is actually a real thing! When he isn’t entertaining, he hosts panels throughout all the conventions on the Westcoast. Lemar is the forefront of comedy and karaoke in the convention’s entertainment industry! Which is totally a thing!
Deborah Crane best known for her work as a writer/screenwriter, most notably on the English scripts for the Anime series Sailor Moon Crystal. Some of the big screen Anime titles she has leant her pen to include two of the films in the Project Itoh trilogy (Harmony and Genocidal Organ); Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution 1; and Bayonetta: Bloody Fate – the movie based on the hit video game series.
Called a “polymath” by Star vs. the Forces of Evil dialogue director Kelly Ward, Deborah’s colleagues in the world of Original Animation know her as someone who does a little bit of everything. From production management and voice directing, to casting and script coordination, when it comes to pre-lay, Deborah is a jack-of-all-trades. She even steps in front of the mic from time to time! One of the more prominent series she’s been involved with, Disney’s Stitch & Ai, is currently streaming world-wide on the DisneyNOW app. And she’s really excited about a TBA project with Cartoon Network due out next year!
Other Anime and Animation titles she’s worked on include: Ai Tenchi Muyo, Tsuredure Children, Konohana Kitan, Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, D.Gray-man, Glitter Force, Skip Beat!, and Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians.
In the realm of live-action, Deborah is particularly proud of her adaptation writing on the Netflix original 1983 – a noir crime drama and political thriller, set in an alternate reality where the fall of communism never took place.
Prior to finding her writing muse and following a certain blonde scarecrow into the wilds of Anime and Animation, Deborah spent over ten years as a musical theater performer and sang in several professional chorales.
A California girl through and through, she grew up in the OC; getting her undergraduate degree in Creative Writing at UC Irvine, before heading north to study Screenwriting at UCLA.
Deborah currently resides in Los Angeles and can often be found with a kitty or two curled up beside her in the ‘writer cave’ as she types away on her latest project.
Dorah Fine is Los Angeles-based Voice Actor. She’s the voice of Toko Aoi in Beyblade Burst Turbo airing on Disney XD, and Sakura’s Mother in I want to eat your pancreas. She is Aaron’s Mother in Granblue Fantasy: The Animation, and Aum Madura in Magi: The Kingdom Of Magic. You can hear her in the Netflix original, Treehouse Detectives as Burrowing Owl, Deer, Mama Condor and Vole. She also voices Longinus in the NIS’s Fallen Legion video games, and Alicia in Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship. You can hear her in Megalobox, Hero Mask, B: The Beginning, Berserk, Re-Zero, Air Bound, God Eater, Durarara!!x2, & K-On! to name a few.
In addition to being a voice actor, Dorah is the Education Coordinator for Bang Zoom’s Adventures in Voice Acting classes, workshops and more in Burbank, CA. AiVA also brings its signature workshops on the road to select U.S. cities at various times throughout the year.