Ross founded the UK Anime Network waaay back in 1995 and works in and around the anime world in his spare time.
This coming weekend, Anime Expo will be live streaming a free two-day live event, featuring panels and workshops, a concert featuring Lis Ani! Live, sweepstakes, give-aways and exclusive content from the likes of Aniplex, Goodsmile, Studio Trigger, Viz and many more.
The weekend will be hosted by numerous personalities, including:
Andrew J. Alandy Andrew has attended AX since 2005 and been involved in numerous projects throughout the years including Late Comedy Showdown and hosting the livestream!
Ashphord “ashi_chan” Jacoway Cosplayer, Costume Designer, and Proud Founding Sister of Chocolate Covered Cosplay
Brandon McInnis Voice actor, singer, and content creator known primarily for his work on anime, video games, and commercials.
Ken Ayugai Widely recognised in Japan through his work as voice talent in various mediums, he has been an active player in the Japanese entertainment industry for over 20 years as Musician, Actor, Radio DJ, and TV personality, etc.
There are too many guests to list, but highlights include Voice Actors Aimi (BanG Dream!), Inori Minase (Danmachi), Jun Fukuyama & Minami Takahashi (Food Wars!) , as well as English VA's including Maile Flanagan (Rango), Ray Chase (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure) and Phllip Reich (Persona 5).
Anime directors such as Shinichi Matsumi (BEASTARS), Maiko Iketani (IDOLiSH 7) and Arthell Isom will be in attendance, as well as major Producers with Hyuntae Kim (BEASTARS), Hiroyuki Omori (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure) and Nobohiro Osawa & Yuji Masukura (Danmachi).
There's plenty of musical talent too - Yoshino Nanjo (Love Live!) Yoko Takahashi (Evangelion), Elisa (A Certain Scientific Railgun) and many more.
Finally, guest of honour is renowned artist Yoshitako Amano, he of Final Fantasy fame. Wow!