From industry leaders and icons to respected voice actors.
While a long ways away, the guest list for Crunchyroll Expo 2018 is starting to gain some major traction as it looks promising for fans. In the last few weeks it has been announced that Kun Gao, Justin Briner, Rachel Aaron, Geoffrey Thew, and Akira Himekawa will be among the guests.
Kun Gao is a computer scientist and entrepreneur who is best known as the co-founder of Crunchyroll. He was the CEO from Dec 2007 until September 2014 and now serves as the General Manager.
Justin Briner is a voice actor best known for his role as Izuku Midoriya in the English dub version of My Hero Academia. His other notable roles include Nasu no Yoichi on Drifters, Emil Nekola in Yuri on Ice, and Mikaela Hyakuya in Seraph of the End.
Rachel Aaron is a science fiction writer best known for Garrison Girl (an original novel set in the Attack on Titan universe). Her other works include Nice Dragons Finish Last, The Legend of Eli Monpress, and Fortune’s Pawn,
Geoffrey Thew is anime and game critic who hosts the YouTube channel, Mother’s Basement. He is also known for his work on several segments of Did You Know Gaming.
Akira Himekawa is the manga duo known by A. Honda and S. Nagano who have worked together since 1987. Their first major work was Honoo wa Kaze no Na no Gotoku and are best known for the manga adaptation of The Legend of Zelda.
They will be joining writer Matthew Luhn, Head of Studio at Crunchyroll and the co-president of Women in Animation Marge Dean, animation director Atsuko Ishizuka, Clifford Chapin along with Luci Christian from My Hero Academia, voice actress Colleen Clinkenbeard while the event will be hosted by Victoria Holden. More guests will be announced in the months leading up to Crunchyroll Expo 2018.
Crunchyroll Expo 2018 will take place during the weekend of September 1 until September 3rd (Labor Day Weekend) at the San Jose Convention Center. More information will be made available in the months leading up to the event but you could read our coverage of Crunchyroll Expo 2017.