A few weeks ago I took a train for about 5 minutes to a Con in my own city. Kraken Con, a fantastic Anime extravaganza, took place at the Oakland Convention Center on a very hot weekend at the beginning of October. Indian Summer, we call it.
I was thankful for the air conditioning! Continue reading →
A few years ago a huge dream came true for me- I was cast in a Cartoon Network pilot created by Sean Szeles called The Royals. It was especially exciting because when I read for the character of Alex, he just really clicked with me- and I wanted that part really really bad.
Now… this is a dangerous prospect, as I try my best to audition and forget about it- when I want a part too much, it can sting pretty bad when the opportunity is lost.
In this case though, it went better than I dreamed!!
I drove down to Los Angeles for the session, and admittedly, it was a bit intimidating to be in a room with so many amazing actors. Wes Gleason directed us and with such a group, it was a lot of fun!
A week from today I will be breathing tropical air…. surrounded by all things kawaii. I’m really excited to be a part of Hawaii’s premiere anime convention, Kawaii-Kon!
One of my many goals over the past few years has been to Continue reading →
Last Saturday I got to attend a fantastic event in San Francisco that was put on by my favorite game Developer, Double Fine. Day of the Devs was an “impossibly excellent” day full of games, music, art and a lot of really awesome, creative people.
When I arrived, Tim Schafer was up on the stage talking about Double Fine’s new game, the Kickstarter funded, Broken Age.
For those of you who have already enjoyed the game, or are just playing now, I thought I’d share some clips of my performance as Lilly in Telltale Games- The Walking Dead.
Lilly may be misunderstood – but you can’t deny that she fights for what she cares about. Many players have very strong feelings about her character- but what would you have done if you’d lost all you love and had nothing left?
I’ve been home for almost a week from one of the most incredible experiences in my career as an actor so far; a very affirming and exciting time… and something that I will never forget.
I really didn’t know what to expect at the Nordic Game Conference, but what I encountered was completely wonderful and very exciting in so many ways.
It all began with a steak dinner at Jory’s favorite place. Dave and Eric arrived and we all met to talk and realize that yes, this was really happening! Another fun thing about that night was meeting a lot of Norwegians and some other really cool Nords and non-Nords too. Good dinner, great company.
I was there and it was real!
Wednesday was Indie Game Night at the Conference, so people were sharing their games; there was lots to drink and many business cards exchanged. It was especially fun because I spent most of the night hanging out with Tim Schafer, and Continue reading →
About a month ago, I received an email from Jory Prum, the awesome Audio Guy who recorded all the voice sessions for Telltale’s The Walking Dead Game. He asked me if I was up for an adventure…. and my answer to that is always, “Yes!”
Next week in Malmo, Sweden, the Nordic Game Conference will be taking place – and I will be there to be a part of a Keynote entitled “The Talking Dead: Voicing a Dynamic Narrative”. I’ll be on the panel with Dave Fennoy (Lee Everett), Eric Parsons (Director of Episode 3) and Continue reading →
You know that sort of exuberance that comes over you when you’re the first one to use the peanut butter? Opening it up, breathing it in… and to make it even better- you’re the one that gets to make a little design on the top.
A strange way to think of a new website, perhaps… but I’m a little strange. 🙂
My old site, nickirapp.com, was Continue reading →