This was my first time at PMX and even though I was only there for a few hours on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at the Hilton LAX. I had a blast. I got to meet a couple of ladies I had never met before. Plus Christina Vee showed up in an adorable anime outfit and was the first to ask us our panel a question.
The panel included Petrea Burchard who played Ryoko in the Series, Sherry Lynn who played Sasami and Tsunami, Ellen Gerstal, the original Mihoshi and me, who also played Mihoshi. I had never met Petrea or Ellen but have worked with Sherry many times. Here we all are below at our autograph session. We had a full house at our panel and a long line for autographs.
It’s always weird when you replace a voice, not to mention awkward, but, hey it happens. I’ve had my voice replaced as well. I had done a version of Rorouni Kenshin as Kaouru (Cory) (called Samurai X) and was replaced in the Bang Zoom version by Dorothy Fahn. I ended up playing another role on the newer version and wrote scripts for both.
I am sorry I missed the Roast of Richard Epcar which took place on Friday night. I heard it was pretty funny with roasters including Michael Sorich (always a crazy hoot) Steve Kramer, Mike Reynolds, Ellyn Stern, Mike McConnahie and Paul St. Peter.
While I was there I saw Stephanie Sheh working her We Heart Japan table and she told me she got a nice amount of donations. To donate to the cause please go to http://www.weheartjapan.com/
Our panel was asked the usual questions that we couldn’t answer such as
“Can you do a line from the series in your character voice?”
We cold read our lines from a script so unless we are like Marilu Henner, once it leaves our lips our brains zap the memory into oblivion.
Amanda Badillo was our adorable escort through the convention halls. Here we all are with Amanda and Christina Vee:
A couple of us were very grateful for the Chinese Food and wine served in the green room. I hear I will be receiving a video of our panel. If I get it I will make sure to post it.
See you at the next one. I’m open for invitations if I’m available to come as a guest. Contact me HERE.