Additional Guests Announced!
OMNI EXPO: A Fusion of Technology and Imagination
May 23 - 25, 2014
Omni Productions, LLC announced additional guests who will be appearing at OMNI EXPO at the Orlando World Center Marriott. Added to this year's roster of guests are actor/director Michael Coleman, voice actor/DJ Steve Downes; actress/director Carrie Savage, and actress Jen Taylor.
Michael Coleman is a North American actor best known for his role as Happy on ABC's Once Upon a Time (2011).
Michael started performing in high school, sneaking onto local stand up stages through the back door and credits a memorable conversation with Robin Williams, who was in town filming Jumanji (1995), as a motivating force in his pursuit of acting full-time.
Michael has also played memorable characters on Supernatural, Smallville, Fringe, and Eureka.
As a voice-over actor, he has performed in hundreds of commercials for radio and television and has voiced roles on over two dozen series and video games. Selected credits include; X-Men: Evolution, Hello Kitty, Inuyasha, Dragonball Z, Mary-Kate & Ashley in Action, Hamtaro, Gundam Seed: Destiny, and Transformers.
Michael's feature film directorial debut was the movie Best Day Ever: Aiden Kesler 1994-2011 (2011). He has written three comedy pilots, other features optioned and is a trained editor.
Steve Downes is an American DJ and voice actor. He is best known for his work as the voice of Master Chief in the popular Halo video game series. He has worked as a disc jockey since 1978. Most recently, he works as the morning show host for 97.1 WDRV The Drive・in Chicago, Illinois. Downes also hosts the nationally syndicated radio show, The Classics.
Steve has been in commercial voice since 1990. He has provided voices for several video games. His first experience in voice acting for video games came in 1999 when he played the role of Gunnar in the video game Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator by Valkyrie Studios. Despite the relatively minor role, his performance caught the attention of the voice acting director and music composer of the game, Martin “Marty” O'Donnell. When Marty began working on the video game Halo: Combat Evolved at Bungie, he invited Steve to voice the game's main character, Master Chief.
Carrie Savage is an American voice actress, ADR Director, and Script Writer primarily known for her work for Bang Zoom! Entertainment, ADV Films, Funimation Entertainment, Bandai Entertainment, Geneon Entertainment, Media Blasters, New Generation Pictures, OkraTron 5000, and Viz Media. She has provided numerous voices for Japanese anime films and television series as well as video games.
She is known for playing Rakka in Haibane Renmei, Solty Revant in SoltyRei, Miu Furinji in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Kaede Fuyou in Shuffle!, and the Mokonas in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle and xxxHolic.
In her spare time from voice acting, she does volunteer work in third world countries such as the Philippines, Uganda, and Mexico.
Jen Taylor is an American voice actress best known for her role as Cortana in various Halo games, Zoey in Left 4 Dead and the Xbox 360 game 1 vs. 100.
Taylor's first voice role was Sunny Day in Backyard Baseball. Since 1999 in Mario Golf, she has voiced Princess Peach and, since 2001, Toad in various Mario games. More recently, she has voiced the role of Zoey in Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, Cate Archer in No One Lives Forever 2, and Jessica Cannon in the episodic FPS SiN Episodes. She also plays the voice of Keira Stokes in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. She also worked alongside David Scully on both Saw and Alien vs Predator 2.
Taylor also provided the voice of Cortana and Dr. Catherine Halsey in the Xbox and Xbox 360 Halo video game series. For the Legendary Edition release of Halo 3, Taylor filmed The Cortana Chronicles: In Search of Fandom, in which she traveled across America meeting fans of the series. In 2002, she performed the audio version of Elizabeth Berg's novel, True to Form. She is also the voice talent for the character Chloe in the Hoyle Board and Card games series. Jen recently has taken the voice of the co-host of 1 vs 100 on Xbox Live. In 2007, Taylor worked alongside Holter Graham in the Halo: Contact Harvest audio book.
An accomplished stage actress, in 2007 she performed in starring roles in both the Book-It Repertory Theatre adaptation of The House of Mirth, and the Seattle Children's Theatre production of Afternoon of the Elves.
In 2012, she played Eliza Doolittle in a Seattle Shakespeare Company production of Pygmalion. In 2013, she played Miss Casewell in the Village Theatre production of The Mousetrap.
In 2004, she also appeared in the feature film Inheritance, her first film role, as Abbey.
She appeared in one episode of Leverage as Jodie McManus in 2010. A sought-after audiobook narrator, Taylor has read Perfected By Girls, a novel written by Alfred C. Martino, named to the list of “Best Children's and YA Audiobooks for 2012” by Sound Commentary.
Previously announced Guests that are scheduled to attend are actress Amrita Acharia; voice actor Chris Patton; voice actor Darrel Guilbeau; voice actress/singer Ellen McLain; actor/writer John Lowrie; voice actor/director Christopher Sabat; voice actress Kara Edwards; Kaiserneko, Lanipator, and Takahata101 of Team Four Star, and cosplayer Toni Darling.
OMNI EXPO is a combination of this generation’s craving for the latest and greatest that Technology has to offer and the yearning for a world with infinite possibilities. It will bring together the world of today and tomorrow, interspersed with the world of fantasy, which influences minds to believe in the possibilities of the future.
The event will combine major corporate players in the fields of Electronics, Video, Games, Communications, Anime licensing, Home Video, and more. It will also include the showcasing of several of Florida’s largest established Fan Genre Conventions in Sci-Fi, Anime, and Comics – Anime Apex, BelleCon, EvilCon, Holiday Matsuri, Khaotic Kon, Mythicon, Sands of Anime, and Shadocon.
OMNI EXPO will be the first Consumer Expo to bring all of these together under one roof. Companies will have a face-to-face experience with their direct buying demographic to show their latest and greatest Technologies, as well as letting them know what is new and coming soon.
Weekend Passes are available online for pre-order at the discounted price of $43.33 until December 27.
At the door ticket prices are as follows:
Single-Day Pass: Fri May 23, 2014 - $35.00, Sat May 24, 2014 - $35.00, Sun May 25, 2014 - $30.00.
Weekend Pass: May 23 - 25, 2014 - $55.00
Visit www.omniexpo.com for more information.