Otakon has announced that voice actor Brandon McInnis will be a guest at its upcoming convention. He is known for voicing Sir Nighteye in My Hero Academia; Finral Roulacase in Black Clover; and Alear in Fire Emblem: Engage!.

McInnis has played over 140 roles in anime and video games. Other notable roles include Gyutaro in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba; Yuta in SSSS.Gridman; Milo in Sabikui Bisco; Astolfo in The Case Study of Vanitas; Kenshiro Daimon in ODDTAXI; Samon Goku in Nanbaka; Sonosuke Izayoi in Danganronpa 3; Ares in Banished from the Hero’s Party; Mangod (Hitogami) in Mushoku Tensei; Yūichirō Kurono (Uncle Reaper) in Fire Force; Xane in Fire Emblem Heroes; Featherlight in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands; Patrick Phelps in Black Butler; Ganos in Dragon Ball Super and many more.

Having collaborated musically with content creators such as AmaLee and Jonathan Young, he regularly posts both cover songs and originals on YouTube (http://youtube.com/branmci) and Spotify (https://ffm.bio/branmci), including EPs of music originally from the anime Given and the Kingdom Hearts franchise.

Other notable roles include Iketeru in Life Lessons with Uramichi-Oniisan; Edward of Westminster in Requiem of the Rose King; Hirano in Sasaki and Miyano; Saku in ACTORS: Song Connection; Selen in Show By Rock!!; Yuta in Stars Align; Kanata in Ensemble Stars!; Shu Bi in Back Arrow; Al Lyon in Appare-Ranman!; Leonardo in The Gymnastics Samurai; Tsubasa (Kashiwagi’s Boyfriend) in Kaguya-sama: Love is War; Dellinger in One Piece; Makoto Teruhashi in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.; Count St. Germain in Code:Realize; and KEiTa Amano in Gamers!.

Previously a software engineer, McInnis also holds a degree in Japanese and lived in Tokyo working as a translator. While he has interpreted for a variety of CEOs, musicians, and manga artists, one of his most cherished professional experiences has been to interpret on several occasions for Nobuo Uematsu, the famed Final Fantasy composer.

Otakon will be held from July 28-30, 2023 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.