Guests of Honor

Caraid

FWA is excited to announce Caraid as our Guest of Honor for 2019. Caraid is an artist from the Netherlands. Growing up, she decided to put her imaginative skills and affinity for drawing to good use in what was first a dedicated hobby and later became her career. While at work as a game artist she started dabbling in furry art in her spare time and joined the fandom under her current name in 2015. Despite being a relatively new face she quickly found herself in the company of some of the kindest, most generous and most interesting people she'd ever met and decided that she was here to stay.

Sean Chiplock

Sean Chiplock is a professional voiceover artist who has been quickly moving his way further into the industry, voicing in projects across the board from video games, to anime, to name-brand commercials, and even products from Disney-Pixar and Nintendo. Some of his recent roles include Revali, Teba, and The Great Deku Tree in “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” Rean Schwarzer in the “Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel series of games, Navarre from Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, Spade/Dail in Freedom Planet 2, and Rash the Battletoad in Killer Instinct, with many more TBA roles moving through the pipeline.

Sean’s intense energy and devotion to his performances stems from his equally vibrant personality, and he enjoys talking to anyone about basically anything, whether it’s providing insight into his progress as an actor or sharing slice-of-life moments from his more interesting real-life adventures. A gamer at heart, he issues a calm but stern challenge to any would-be Smash Bros. enthusiasts; as the #1 Mega Man on the West Coast – and Top 3 in the USA – he guarantees any willing rivals a hard battle to overcome.
When not tackling his freelance work, he often enjoys writing parody skits and songs based on his favorite games; several have been based off the popular indie game “Undertale”, including songs such as “Papyrus Makes a Mixtape” and “What’s Bonin’ On.” He currently resides in sunny California, battling traffic almost as often as he battles his animated rivals.