Baltimore, MD (July 9, 2012) – Otakon is pleased to welcome Voice Actor and ADR/Music
Director Brina Palencia.
Brina Palencia is not actually a boy, though she has voiced many boys and has even been
mistaken for a boy in real life. She has played numerous characters (male, female, alien, and
cyborg) for anime and video games. Some of her anime highlights include: The Grand Cleric in
Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age: Legend of the Seeker, Natsuki in Summer Wars, Chibitalia
in Hetalia, Ciel Pahntomhive in Black Butler, Holo in Spice and Wolf, Yumi Azusa in Soul Eater,
Rei Ayanami in Evangelion 1.0 and 2.0, Tony Tony Chopper in One Piece, Juvia in Fairy Tale,
Clain in Fractale, and Ryoko Okami in Okami-san and Her Seven Companions.
In the land of gaming she can be heard as Mad Moxxi in Borderlands, Gerda and Paper Lad in
Comic Jumper, Moogle/Dungeon Hero X in Final Fantasy Fables, the main player in Mushroom
Men, Monster Tales, and The Maw, and various characters in Duke Nukem Forever, Guitar Hero
III and IV, Stunt Driver 2, Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Donkey Kong Country Returns, and
Street Fighter 4.
She has also served as the ADR Director for Moon Phase (eps 21-26), School Rumble, Black
Blood Brothers, and xxxHOLiC (the movie and eps 1-8), Assistant ADR Director for Tsubasa:
Reservoir Chronicle, D Gray Man, The Tower of Druaga, and Dragon Ball Kai, and Music Director
for Sasami: Magical Girls Club, Negima!?, My Bride is a Mermaid, Rosario + Vampire, and
Dragon Ball Kai.
On camera, Brina has had guest spots on the national television series The Good Guys and
Chase and has worked on several independent features: www.imdb.me/brinapalencia. Most
recently she has been producing her own musical comedy web series, The Troubadoors -
premiering Labor Day 2012 - which stars Brina’s beloved online personality, Kagura4221973.
More info can be found at www.facebook.com/TheTroubadoors.
Otakon 2012 will be held July 27 – 29 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore,
ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its nineteenth year, Otakon is an
annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest
gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper
understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga,
video games, and music from the Far East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore's few large, city-wide events, drawing over
31,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 85,000 turnstile attendees).
Otakon is a membership based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based,
501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture,
primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid
staff – we are run by fans, for fans.
For more information about Otakorp, Inc., see http://www.otakon.com/otakorp/index.asp
For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2012, see http://www.otakon.com/