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    From Animation to Anime to Video Games, Kari Wahlgren is one of the top voice actresses in Los Angeles. Her first role as Haruko in FLCL remains a fan favorite, and her voice can be heard in Emmy and Academy Award-winning animated films and TV shows. Major Animation Roles Include Chloe Carmichael in The Fairly Oddparents, Tigress in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Jessica/ Rick’s Spaceship in Rick and Morty, Shandra Jimenez in Gravity Falls, Sheena/Tigress in Carmen Sandiego, Bridget in Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, Zatanna in DC Super Hero Girls, Starfire in Justice League VS. Teen Titans movie, Starfire in Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, and many more. View all the guests we have announced so far on our website at: https://www.otakon.com/guest/
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    Will there be the [what I consider to be] traditional Japanese Musical Guest Guessing Contest this year? Previous years it's been a blast trying to guess who's gonna headline the concerts, and I hope this year is no different just because we've settled into DC, slowly closing in on Year 3 this year.
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    The lawyer in question literally set up a gofundme to support Vic- he's not impartial even if he's not personally supporting Vic. He was also vocal during ComicsGate, a movement every bit as misogynist and racist as GamerGate. Notably, in spite of the lawyer initially saying he doesn't even know Vic, a recent statement Vic made indicates they are friends. And I don't know about you guys, but if you're in the midst of defending your morality... your morality really doesn't look good if you're calling a guy with such views- a guy who used enough tanner to have black people call him out on it - a friend, rather than a fan or a supporter. Even though it sounds like they literally just met. In other words, I don't view this lawyer as a trustworthy person. And comparing Vic's case to other similar cases- such as Digital Homicide's cases against Jim Sterling and about 100+ critics of them on their Steam Page respectively, both of which were thrown out, Jim's in particular "with extreme prejudice"- I cannot see any action he could take that would not end up poorly for him. Like, let's go over this a sec. I'm still not even sure what angle he could TRY to tackle it from that wouldn't end badly for him. Monica or Jamie? Again, lots of people to back either up- several dozen colleagues INCLUDING HIS EX-FIANCE vs. him, his lawyer and his mom. Like. HMMM. Wonder who a judge would side with. Funimation? Never employed beyond contract work, same with RT, and given Texan law, they did nothing wrong in simply stating they won't work with him any longer. Suing a disparate group of accusers, perhaps including one of his coworkers or former employers? Such cases, from what I know, never end up well for anyone outside of actual big corporations, and I guarantee every last accusation that isn't totally anonymous (i.e., the i09 article ones would probably count, not so much the ones from tumblr/4chan/pll) would be used against him in court as character testimony. Texas also has pretty hardcore anti-SLAPP laws, so the latter would REALLY not go well. Suing cons who cancelled? I mean, if he wants to make himself look like a jackass, I guess, but I don't know what that'd achieve? There is no legal action out of this situation. He can at best defend himself from an accuser suing him. If he truly wants to return to voice acting and the con circuit, he needs to go to the life counselor he talked about and show active attempts to change. ---- Also: Samantha did not fake the swatting- or at least, did not fake a crime having happened to her. What happened was someone called her, said they were getting her swatted, she went to her house, saw the door broken in, called the cops. I'm not sure why she lied in the first place, especially since there's a police report and everything, but perhaps it's a combination of her being unwell as Adam said and someone legitimately targeting her, wanting to make it as big as she felt in her head. Still awful, but simply going to a currently vacant house, vandalizing the door, and jetting isn't as bad as getting someone SWATted. As far as overreactions go- I mean, what would you do if you or your friend shared a personal story that caused a lot of emotional turmoil... only for people to IMMEDIATELY attack you and call your character into question, thus making you think for a second maybe you should have stayed quiet and gone unheard and suffered in silence all along? Only then to, well, realize that, no you shouldn't be quiet, and online trolls SHOULDN'T silence you. So you get angry and speak perhaps a bit harshly, or show anxiety. The only one I really hold anything against is Sean and that's because he's had a known beef against Vic for a while and isn't the most... elegant speaker. He should have just stayed quiet outside of voicing support or whatever, not actively gone after trolls. Additionally, in case you weren't aware, the Quartering is also an alt-right individual, and given Otakon's response to the Unite the Right rally last year, I should hope anyone with his political, hateful views - such as YellowFlash among others- would not be welcome on this board by the users here, and with that in mind, I personally dismiss their videos out of hand. ---- And again, as someone who saw Vic being creepy (albeit, not to the level of harassment or assault, just a concerningly tight hug), as someone who has heard rumors both in person and on various boards for YEARS- there's no way in HELL this is all just some conspiracy. Unless like there's a bunch of random congoers who never ever met each other also in cahoots with a bunch of colleagues of his who had to quietly put up with him for fear of their job... which. I don't know, Occam's Razor you know- Which makes more sense? A literal actor putting on a nice face for his fans as well as to his unknowing colleagues, while using his position to bully and harass other fans and colleagues? Or a total saint who has never ever ever done ANYTHING wrong ever, and somehow had years and years of "malicious rumors" pile up against him followed by a conspiracy that started with a hashtag filled with people unrelated to each other, until his colleagues started speaking up, who apparently all want him out? And something about stolen jobs that don't really exist? Eh? Like, yeah, there are people invested in this now that do have connections to one another. It's not that humongous an industry worker-wise, stateside anyway. There's gonna be people who know one another when dealing with a controversy involving such a big star in the industry. Maybe you could say that the industry needs more blood in it then, from seeing this- more journalists, more talent, more administrators and so on- but suggesting it's a huge conspiracy reeks to me of either desperation, or a grift. I'm not suggesting anyone itt is either, I mean specifically his vocal supporters.
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    just ignore them giving them attention just makes them more likely to be active. he hasnt posted since 2011 2012 ignore him and hell hopefully go away or the mods will deal with him
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    I'll second LilyPichu, but only if she follows cosplayers around while playing a melodica like that one video. On Vic: yeah, it's not going to happen for a long while, at best. Let's move on.
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    If Sega wasn't such an ass with licensing and whatnot I'd totally attend a tournament like this if Project Diva Future Tone was available to be licensed properly to companies other than Round 1. It's unfortunate that deals can't be worked out for smaller arcades like GamePlay to get at least one machine for people to enjoy...
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    I would like Otakon to have a full page picture of all the t-shirts designs from 1994 to present on their "Anniversary Con Book". Also, let the con book have pictures and other info on what was it's highlights for each particular years.
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    Kinda a sad statement on anime and in general when a law geared towards making it harder to provide legal pedophile porn or fanservice is viewed as a bad thing. This is the go to response people have that makes so many things 100 times worse then they actually are. For fricks sake jack the ripper from fate stay,harpy from monster musume, and so on and so on make me wish they dropped the hammer on anime when it comes to how they represent the 18 years old with quotation marks characters. People forget anime is now mainstream has been for a while and certain things NEED to change whether people or like it or not. As most have said this aint gonna do shite to the actual anime which i wish it would honestly. Really makes us look bad but no people will always cry muh freedom or its a slippery slope because they dont want it to change. Having a superpowered kid running around shooting laser beams or lifting a truck is fine. Having them run around in panties and a low cut top is clearly not and i dont see the issue or cause for alarm when someone says hey maybe not do that?.
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    You're right I should have just said I disagree with the way some professionals have been presenting themselves in their posts.
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    At this point I am pretty sure Vic probably did somethings, but I doubt he did everything he's being accused of. A lot of stuff from the Funi staff seems fishy and very suspect, especially that fake swatting crap that really derailed any credibility they had. Monica, Jamie, Sean acting loony on twitter, Samantha faking a swatting, people writing the io9 article being friends with Samantha on facebook, ANN censoring comment sections heavily, so on and so forth. To me, it certainly could be plausible that this is an agenda. It could also be completely valid. At the very minimum a lot of people involved have been acting very unprofessionally with their social media accounts.
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    The Minnesota lawyer is actually a practicing lawyer, according to an online database from the Minnesota judiciary. He just doesn't have a website. I'm not a mod, but I think we need to get this thread back on track. io9 report: https://io9.gizmodo.com/one-of-anime-s-biggest-voices-accused-of-sexual-harassm-1832390505 Samantha Inoue-Harte had something happen at her home: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-02-20/police-report-dub-voice-actress-door-damaged-classified-criminal-mischief/.143617 Monica Rial elaborates: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-02-20/bulma-voice-actress-monica-rial-shares-alleged-inappropriate-encounters-with-vic-mignogna/.143664
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    Yep, there we go, thanks. The bolded are probably what applies most to the anime/manga industry. Except, thing is? The industry at large, outside of the hentai sector, doesn't really engage with sexually explicit material or material depicting child character genitals with the intent to arouse. Really, I can't see this effecting any mainstream anime or merch. Maybe a few hentai OVAs or doujinshi depicting kids in sexual situations, and in my personal opinion, good riddance to those. This is of course, again, supposing this even passes. Previous attempts were made, none really passed. But either way it shouldn't effect the majority of us here.
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    Right, first off: The intent of the proposed option is to ban creation, sale, or distribution of child pornography more solidly worldwide. The wording is such is that it would include toddlercon, lolicon or shotacon. The UN does not want to ban anime. If someone thinks anime is only lolicon or shotacon, then uh... hm... :/ It also likely won't pass. Previous attempts have been made in the UN to ban depictions of drawn or otherwise nonexistent minors in sexual situations, none of which were successful, leaving it to member countries to decide their laws on such things. So without amendment I'm not seeing it. Second, let's not post clickbait videos as sources, eh? I tried to find any legitimate news source talking about it, but the only new site I could find was OneAngryGamer which is an alt-right cesspool of a site so I'm choosing to not link them. At any rate that they are the only news site talking about it should say a lot about how likely (or rather unlikely) it is that this is an actual issue. This won't effect almost any anime anyone here cares about if it does pass, and supposing you ARE into shotacon, lolicon, or toddlercon, it's highly unlikely it'll pass just like before. Basically, anime is fine as a whole, it might just be stuff that outright hardcore sexualizes prepubescent characters that gets banned. Which personally I'm okay with because it's creepy, but I understand if others aren't because free speech principles and such.
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    I mean, anime was a mistake...
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    I've decided this year will finally be the year I finish Persona 3 (via Persona 3 Portable). It might actually happen this time since I've made it to November in-game. Beyond that, I've also decided to play ALL the Kingdom Hearts, since that's also a thing that I haven't done yet. Still early in KH1 so not much to say yet.