Featured Guest

J. Michael Tatum

Anime Characters Voiced by J. Michael Tatum
J. Michael Tatum SoonerCon Featured Guest

Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, this reclusive actor/writer spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be called free-fall before landing, mostly by accident, smack dab in the industry of his dreams. To this day, some believe the small crater made by the impact remains the source of his power.

Cast as Rikichi in 2004’s Samurai 7, Tatum’s inexplicable luck has seen his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Ootori in Ouran High School Host Club; suave, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler, France in the Hetalia franchise; Tomoe from Kamisama Kiss; and the equally maniacal/vulnerable Rintarou Okarin from Steins;Gate. More recently, Tatum can be heard in the epic My Hero Academia as Tenya Iida.

Other characters Tatum has had the crazy good fortune to play include: Doumeki in xxxHolic; Jiro Mochizuki in Black Blood Brothers; Isaac Dian in Baccano!; both Eneru and Dalton in One Piece; Komui Lee in D. Gray-man; Dororo in Sgt. Frog; the titular loveable savage of Heroic Age; Ryosuke Takahashi in Initial D; Kraft Lawrence in Spice and Wolf; Zarbon in Dragon Ball Z Kai; and Scar in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. His vocal “stylings,” to the chagrin of drama teachers everywhere, have also been featured in Romeo x Juliet; Speed Grapher; Trinity Blood; Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple; Black Cat; Nabari no Ou; Ghost Hunt; School Rumble; The Tower of Druaga; the Aquarion franchise; Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle; Shuffle!; Shigurui: Death Frenzy; Glass Fleet; Mushi-Shi; and Soul Eater.

He’s been in the feature-length films Vexille, Summer Wars, Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, and The Empire of Corpses, among many others. His video game credits include Sir Hammerlock from the Borderlands franchise; Julius Kresnik from Tales of Xillia 2; Mr. Foster from Killing Floor 2; Kelvin and Pendles from Battleborn; and 15 playable characters from Smite.

And as if being involved with so many awesome shows weren’t enough, in late 2007 he tempted fate by branching out into ADR directing and adaptive scriptwriting. His ADR directing credits to date include Aquarion; Jyu oh sei; Romeo x Juliet; Big Windup!; RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne; and Shikabane Hime (Corpse Princess). His writing credits include substantial work on Ouran High School Host Club; Heroic Age; Initial D; Blassreiter; Ga-Rei-Zero; Hero Tales; The Legend of the Legendary Heroes; Fractale; Deadman Wonderland; Steins;Gate; Assassination Classroom; Dragon Ball Z Kai; and Attack on Titan.

Ever the workaholic, Tatum is currently burning the midnight oil on a number of exciting projects due for release later this year. He also co-hosts Ghoul Intentions, a spooky podcast dedicated to creeping you out. And before you ask what the “J” stands for … Well, it stands for whatever you’d like it to.

Autographs will be $30; $30 per selfie; $50 for autograph/selfie combo.

 

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Noon | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

Meet J. Michael Tatum at his table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Tracks: Autographs

2:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

Meet J. Michael Tatum at his table in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Tracks: Autographs

4:00 PM | Location: University C

Q&A with Jamie Marchi and J. Michael Tatum

Meet voice actors Jamie Marchi and J. Michael Tatum in this all-ages Q&A session.

Moderator: Jamie Marchi

Panelists: Jamie Marchi, J. Michael Tatum

Tracks: Film & TV, Performing Arts, Anime, Pop Culture & Entertainment

6:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Opening Ceremonies

SoonerCon 30's official opening. Emcee John Eads welcomes all SoonerCon Heroes Home!

Moderator: John Eads

Panelists: John Eads, Beku.Cos, Johnny Yong Bosch, Dr. Donna J. Nelson, FRSC, FACS, Muriel Fahrion, Knightmage, Elizabeth Leggett, Mace Kendu, Jamie Marchi, A. Lee Martinez, Larry Nemecek, Cory J. Phillips, Porcelain Vahjeen, Remy Domino, Rynaga, Syren, J. Michael Tatum

Tracks: General Interest, Meetup

7:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma A

Friends of SoonerCon Reception

Friends of SoonerCon membership-exclusive social event with SoonerCon 30 guests of honor and featured guests. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages provided. Thank you to our 2022 Friends of SoonerCon and Kickstarter supporters!

Moderator: John Eads

Panelists: John Eads, Beku.Cos, Jerry Bennett, Johnny Yong Bosch, Dr. Donna J. Nelson, FRSC, FACS, Muriel Fahrion, Knightmage, Elizabeth Leggett, Mace Kendu, Jamie Marchi, A. Lee Martinez, Larry Nemecek, Cory J. Phillips, Porcelain Vahjeen, Remy Domino, Rynaga, Syren, J. Michael Tatum

Tracks: General Interest, Meetup

9:00 PM | Location: Embassy Hotel: Crimson Meeting Room

Ghoul Intentions Live: Podcast Recording with Jamie Marchi & J. Michael Tatum

Join Jamie and Michael for a super spooky and sassy LIVE recording session of their Ghoul Intentions podcast. Episodes available at https://ghoulintentions.com/feed/podcast .

Moderator: Jamie Marchi

Panelists: Jamie Marchi, J. Michael Tatum

Tracks: Supernatural & Paranormal, Horror, Podcasting

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

Meet J. Michael Tatum at his table in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Tracks: Autographs

1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

Meet J. Michael Tatum at his table in the Exhibitors Hall. (2 hours)

Tracks: Autographs

4:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

My Hero Academia VAs Q&A

Join voice actors Johnny Yong Bosch, Jamie Marchi, Cory J. Phillips, and J. Michael Tatum as they share their experiences and answer your fan questions about all things My Hero Academia! (45 minutes. Seating begins 4 PM.)

Moderator: Johnny Yong Bosch

Panelists: Johnny Yong Bosch, Jamie Marchi, Cory J. Phillips, J. Michael Tatum

Tracks: Anime, Performing Arts, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Film & TV

5:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Extended Q&A with Jamie Marchi and J. Michael Tatum

Join Michael and Jamie for this SoonerCon exclusive Q&A session as they talk more about their VA roles, share about expanding their current projects, and spill all the hot tea with fans.

Moderator: Jamie Marchi

Panelists: Jamie Marchi, J. Michael Tatum

Tracks: Film & TV, Anime, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Performing Arts

6:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

Meet J. Michael Tatum at his table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Tracks: Autographs

10:00 AM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

Meet J. Michael Tatum at his table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Tracks: Autographs

Noon | Location: University C

Writing for Voice Acting: Anime Script Adaptation & Video Games

What's the process for getting an anime script adapted for English-language voice-over? What makes a GREAT video-game story? Michael and Jamie share their experiences and writing pro tips about the creative writing side of the film, TV, and video-game industries.

Moderator: J. Michael Tatum

Panelists: J. Michael Tatum, Jamie Marchi

Tracks: Film & TV, Anime, Gaming, Writing & Publishing

1:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

Meet J. Michael Tatum at his table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1.5 hours)

Tracks: Autographs

3:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma E - Back Wall Table

Autographs

LAST CHANCE to meet J. Michael Tatum at his table in the Exhibitors Hall. (1 hour)

Tracks: Autographs

4:00 PM | Location: Oklahoma HIJ

Closing Ceremonies

SoonerCon 30's official closing. Emcee John Eads gets us stoked for SoonerCon 31, coming 2023.

Moderator: John Eads

Panelists: John Eads, Beku.Cos, Dr. Donna J. Nelson, FRSC, FACS, Knightmage, Elizabeth Leggett, Jamie Marchi, A. Lee Martinez, Larry Nemecek, Cory J. Phillips, Porcelain Vahjeen, Remy Domino, Rynaga, Syren, J. Michael Tatum

Tracks: Meetup, General Interest