Special Guests at Causeacon 2019
Michele Knotz is an American voice actress, who works for New York-based studios such as TAJ Productions, Headline Sound, and Central Park Media. She is currently recording at DuArt Film and Video, where she provides the voices for various characters in the Pokémon franchise.
Knotz was the winner of the 2003 Anime Idol voice acting contest held at the now defunct Big Apple Anime Fest convention in New York City and debuted in the role of Hajime Yagi in The World of Narue. Since 2006, she has been the voices of May, Nurse Joy and Team Rocket’s Jessie in Pokémon.
Learn more about there here: http://micheleknotz.com/
(Due to serious medical reasons, James Carter Cathcart (“James from Pokemon) will not be able to attending Causeacon 2019, sorry for any inconvenience)
Matthew Atchley is an artist and actor raised in Strawberry Plains, TN. As a child, he often loved escaping into the worlds of television, film, and comics. Matthew enjoyed theater throughout his high school and college days and garnered roles in many productions. He also directed and sometimes guest starred in an independent sketch comedy series. A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Matthew focused on the technical side of television production for many years. His passion and creativity soon had him yearning for a change. He began creating fan art for his favorite celebrities. He soon caught the eye of the actors he drew and began to get personally asked by celebs for portrait work of their own. Matthew began making appearances at comic and pop culture conventions nationwide, working alongside and befriending many of today’s top actors. His new found friends soon began to encourage him to return to his acting roots.
Matthew resides in the East TN countryside with his wife Leslie, and the menagerie of animals they often rescue. He balances his career between his hand drawn and hand painted artwork, convention appearances, and ever growing acting projects.
To learn more about Matthew, click here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10113643/
The Harp Twins
Young harpists Camille and Kennerly Kitt, known as the HARP TWINS, have achieved extraordinary success by taking Electric Harps, Acoustic and Electro-Acoustic Concert Grand Harps to unprecedented levels and smashing boundaries between different genres of music. Camille and Kennerly have toured extensively as a harp duo, performing throughout North America, South America, and the United Kingdom. The Harp Twins have headlined countless concert series, festivals, fairs and conventions – with audiences that include former U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents, tech titans, fashion moguls, dignitaries, and world leaders. Camille and Kennerly have represented the United States at 3 world harp festivals. By mixing their virtuoso harp skills with their stunningly complex arrangements of rock, metal, and soundtrack hits, the duo has amassed over 1.6 million fans across their social media sites and over 95 million views on their YouTube music videos. Camille and Kennerly have truly made harps rock and are the most followed and recognizable harp duo in the world.
The Harp Twins will be performing Friday evening at 6:30 PM, Saturday evening at 7:00 PM and Sunday afternoon at 3:00 PM
Learn more about the Harp Twins here: https://harptwins.com/
Final Form Fusion
Final Form Fusion is an award-winning troupe of professionally trained belly dancers brought together by a longing to express their mutual love of geek culture through music and dance. Assembled in the autumn of 2016, their mission is to create electric productions encompassing multiple genres, including horror, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, video games, and more!
Their accomplished and versatile performers will charm and captivate the crowd, providing unique, family friendly entertainment and making your event a stand out experience.
Final Form Fusion will be performing Friday evening at 8 PM and Saturday evening at 8:30 PM,
Learn more about Final Form Fusion here: https://finalformfusion.weebly.com/
Outer Rim Praxeum
The Outer Rim Praxeum is a “not-for-profit” school that teaches an interpretation of the seven traditional lightsaber forms of the Star Wars universe
Outer Rim Praxeum will be hosting a series of demos and panels during Causeacon 2019.
To learn more about there, click here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/OuterRimPraxeum/about/?ref=page_internal
R.A. Mihailoff is best known for his starring roles as ‘Leatherface’ in “Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III”, “Hatchet II” and the highly anticipated release of John Schneider’s ‘”Smothered”. While R.A.’s resume list’s numerous mainstream credits in movies, television, commercials and theatre; as a life-long ‘fan of fright’, he is most proud of his genre work and was especially gratified that his contributions in that arena were formally recognized when he was made an honorary inductee into the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.
ATTENTION CAUSEACON ATTENDEES:
Due to an unforeseen circumstance, Robert “Bobby” Shafer will be unable to attend Causeacon this year. We are all very saddened to hear this news, it is indeed something out of anyone’s hands, including Bobby himself.
Robert Ray Shafer Jr. was born in Charleston, West Virginia, in April, 1958. His father was a heavy equipment operator and his mother a housewife. As a child he also lived in Bowie, Maryland, and graduated from high school in Romeo, Michigan, in 1976. After attending Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Shafer moved to Los Angeles in 1980. He studied acting with Peggy Feury at The Loft Studios and works in feature films, television, commercials, voice overs and the theater. He is best known for his role as Bob Vance in the much beloved NBC series “The Office” and as Officer Joe Vickers in the cult horror flicks, Psycho Cop and Psycho Cop Returns. He has appeared in over 80 film and television roles. He is single and has a 10 handicap.