We are honored to host the following experts:
Jerry Beck Founder, Cartoon Research. Co-Founder, Cartoon Brew.
Jerry is an animation historian and producer. His Streamline Pictures was the first U.S. distributor to import anime features such as Akira and Castle in the Sky. » more info
Christopher Bevins ADR Director, Voice Actor, Script Adaptor and Line Producer.
Since 2001, Christopher has recorded, directed, produced, acted in and/or written script adaptations for over 70 anime series, movies and specials. » more info
Dr. Ian Condry Associate Professor of Japanese Cultural Studies, MIT
A faculty member at MIT since 2002, Dr. Ian Condry is a cultural anthropologist, specializing in media, globalization, social movements, and cultural exchange between the United States and Japan. » more info
Dr. Alisa Freedman Associate Professor of Japanese Literature & Film, UO
Alisa's current projects include a book on the global politics of Sesame Street and changing images of Japanese women on television dramas. She has taught a range of courses on the globalization of Japanese popular culture. » more info
Kevin McKeever Director of Marketing, Harmony Gold
Known for Robotech and Macross, Harmony Gold brought some of the first anime titles to the US nearly 30 years ago. Kevin, a 15-year entertainment industry veteran, appears at SANA as part of the Robotech Convention Tour. » more info
Sarah SullivanConvention and Events Manager, FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation Entertainment is the leading company for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States. As FUNimation's Convention and Events Manager, Sarah frequently interacts with fans across the country. » more info