Ladies & Gentlemen, NatsuCon is proud to announce an exclusive set of guests, organized in partnership with one of the hottest new anime dubs on the market. For summer 2013, our 5th year as a growing event, we happily host several voice actors for a World Premiere of the first English dub of the critically acclaimed series, Homestuck: The Animation.
Homestuck: The Animation
Homestuck began as a webcomic illustrated by Andrew Hussie, and after soaring in popularity, was adapted by Japanese animation studio Gainax. After an initial season of 13 episodes with record-breaking popularity, the Stateside company Animation Dubs Midwest has adapted the first season to English, and has reached out to NatsuCon in order to debut the first episode, complete with a follow-up Q&A with some of the major voices.
First we are excited to welcome the talented Harold Becker, voice of Equius Zahack. Becker is well known for many roles – including the voice of the prolific Gordon Freeman from the Half-Life franchise. He’s been a life-long webcomics fan and is looking forward to working with one of his favorite stories.
NatsuCon also welcomes Vanessa Harkins. With a recurring role in NBC’s Day One, Harkins is no stranger to television, although she is used to being in front of the camera. Her voice roles in Homestuck playing Vriska Serket are a departure from her on-screen career so far, but she says that getting to voice a character she identifies so closely with makes her much more comfortable.
As a treat, attendees of NatsuCon will also be able to meet Pollo, the voice of Davesprite. The first thing you may notice about Pollo, is he’s a bit different from the rest of his cast. But Pollo is very friendly around humans, and yes, he will be signing autographs. Several other actors will join us Saturday-only for the afternoon English Dub World Premiere, most notably:
- Kacey Shoemake playing Rose Lalonde
- Chris Pearson playing John Egbert
- Alexander Galacia playing Tavros Nitram
- Lily Mackentire playing Jade Harley
- Dexter Lewis playing Karkat Vantas
- Sven Yosef playing Eridan Ampora
One lucky fan will have their chance at a limited edition Homestuck season 1 DVD (Japanese dub, English sub only) as selected at random at the screening. If you’re interested in winning this, or other unique prizes, please read the fine print below.
To celebrate this momentous event, NatsuCon is not offering a $5 discount for all registrations that enter the code “APRILFOOLS” at check out. If you’ve made it this far, this is where we have to admit, that there is no Homestuck: The Animation, and we aren’t hosting any of the fictitious voice actors listed above. Hey, it’d be cool though, wouldn’t it? Now play a prank on your friends and send this post to someone else!