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Guests of Honor

Check out our amazing AOD 2015 Guests of Honor line-up! Each guest is a specialist in their field, with years of industry experience. They are hosting talks and meet-ups about their work, discussing topics past, present, and (where contractually possible) the future!

Martin Billany (aka Little Kuriboh)

YuGiOh: The Abridged Series
Video Creator/Voice Actor

Martin has been making internet based parody videos since 2006. His most popular works to date are Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged, the original abridged series, and Naruto The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show.  Since then he's recently been making strides into the professional voice-over world, having been cast in such projects as Heroes of Newerth and K-On: The Movie, with more projects on the horizon.  Originally from England, Martin has wormed his way into the Los Angeles acting scene and despite the beard is remarkably approachable. Just don't ask him where his new episode is.

Robbie Daymond

New Sailor Moon (Tuxedo Mask)
Voice Actor

Robbie is frequently cast in voiceover work for traditional animation, commercials, film, television, audiobooks and videogames. Though he is a long-time fan of the genre, he is relatively new to performing in the world of Anime and is very excited for his first major role in an anime series to be a character as epic as Tuxedo Mask.

Kevin McKeever

Vice President of Marketing at Harmony Gold

A graduate of the lighting design program from Emerson College, Kevin has been working in the entertainment industry for nearly 15 years. He has worked in theater production at world class venues such as the Goodspeed Opera House, the Emerson Majestic Theater, Foxwoods Casino, and the Mohegan Sun Resort which he helped open in 1996. 

His television production credits include Jackass, Kids Say the Darnedest Things, Guinness Book of World Records, Krypton Factor,, The 60's as well as various television commercials. His film credits include Mystery Men, For Love of the Game, and Billy Frankenstein. Kevin has also served as Assistant VP of Production for feature film producer and New York Times best-selling author Lynda Obst

Kevin's first official assignment in the Robotech universe was as an audit of Robotech's television ratings and viewer demographics during its original run in the 1980s. Kevin's analysis of the ratings in a cost effective manner along with his years of production experience made him a natural candidate for the Robotech team. 

Marianne Miller

Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Sword Art Online
Voice Actor

Marianne very rarely stops talking, and once she realized she could make money off it, life became even sweeter.  At the ripe age of 19 she was cast in Fullmetal Alchemist and the Conquerer of Shamballa, and from there went on to work on animation and video game projects such as Monster, Fate/Zero, Moribito: Guardian of the Sacred Spirit, Zebraman, Tweeny Witches, Avalon Code, Squid Girl, and Dragon Age: Warden's Fall, among others. Some of her more notable roles are Kyosuke Kamijo in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Recon in Sword Art Online, Young Kiritsugu in Fate/Zero, Braxton in the successfully kickstarted Cryamore, and Kai in the Wizart Animation telling of Hans Christian Anderson's The Snow Queen.



p19 is an up and coming illustrator from Japan. She's been a character designer with the bishoujo game company, Light, under their Sweetlight brand, and has also done illustration work for a number of Light's novels. This includes Vamp on the Dead Line with author Madoka Igami and Himegitsune no Servant with author Kasuga Mikage. p19 also does doujinshi under the circle name, "practice".


Ken Pontac

Happy Tree Friends, Sonic (Lost World), LazyTown

Dear AOD,

You’ve had me as a Guest of Honor for the past ELEVEN YEARS. That’s kind of amazing and totally humbling. Let’s put that in perspective: Some of the attendees weren’t even BORN when I gave my first panel, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston had just split up, and I was still using MySpace. From my very first appearance I was struck with the joy and excitement of not only the fans, but of your fabulous staff who, year after year, have taken care of me and made me welcome and have turned AOD into a mini vacation that my lovely nurse wife Susan and I (along with Whistle the Wonder Dog and Little Mickey Blues Eyes) look forward to year after year. I kid you not, as I type this the Beatles song “In My Life” just came up on my 60’s compilation and I have something in my eye and I have to stop typing now. love you guys.

Oh, and, if anybody reading this wants to see my credits, just go to It’s pretty much all there.

Noelle Stevenson

Comic Artist and Writer

Noelle Stevenson is a comic artist and a writer for comics and TV. She has been nominated for a Harvey Award, and was awarded the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Webcomic in 2012 for her original webcomic Nimona. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Noelle is the co-writer of Lumberjanes and currently writes for Disney's Wander Over Yonder. She lives in Los Angeles.

Jon St. John

Duke Nukem, DOTA
Voice Actor

Jon St. John is an American voice actor who started out as a radio DJ at the age of 14. His vocal abilities and production expertise landed him various radio jobs across America in cities such as New Orleans, Birmingham, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, and Los Angeles. Over his 30 year broadcast and voice-acting career Jon has provided voice-overs for countless commercial, infomercial, multi-media, and video game projects. Best known as the voice of the first famous FPS - DUKE NUKEM, Jon is also heard on games such as: World of Warcraft, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Sonic Adventure, The Die Hard Trilogy, Heroes of Newerth, Call of Cthulhu, Rochard, Twisted Metal4, Guild Wars 2, Counter-Strike, DoTA, Star Trek: Online, and D&D Neverwinter, to name just a few. Jon is often heard on national advertising campaigns such as Cirque Du Soleil-Totem, Ford, Concert Tours such as Steely Dan, Bill Maher, and Barry Manilow, and TV promos on Nickelodeon. Jon has also provided various character voices for attractions at theme parks such as Legoland California, Dollywood in Tennessee, and Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo.

An honored guest at gaming conventions around the world, Jon is one actor who really enjoys meeting his fans, and he acknowledges that they are among the reasons for his success in the industry.

Wenqing Yan (aka Yuumei)

1000 Words, Knite
Artist and Designer

Known more commonly by her artist name Yuumei, Wenqing Yan is most recognized for her works dealing with the environment, social science and cyberculture.  Her most notable works include “1000 Words”, about family, and the power of artistic expression; “Knite”, focused on the plight of China's starless skies; and “Fisheye Placebo”, a story about fighting censorship in an authoritarian regime.

Although the majority of her art is in digital media using Paint Tool SAI and Photoshop, she is also experienced and skilled in traditional media, including pencils, ballpoint pen and watercolours.  Yuumei's most recent project is Axent Wear, an innovative and fashionable pair of headphones with an integral pair of speakers.