Gaming and Animation

If you’ve been wanting to take your career to the next level in the world of gaming or animation, this track is for you.  With years of experience and a wealth of knowledge, that’s unsurpassed in any voiceover conference.  VO Atlanta is about providing you with the tools you need for success.

Go ahead and click on their images below to read their bios and discover more about what they’ve been doing to get to where they are today.

It’s Time to Get Intense

Gaming and Animation are super intense, but excitement and energy is like no other.  If you’re ready to jump in and get your adrenaline pumping, check out our presenters.  They are experts in the field and will push you forward in ways you’ve never imagined.

Gaming and Animation Presenters

Andrea Toyias

Casting & Voice Director

Andrea Toyias

Casting & Voice Director

Andrea Toyias is the Senior Casting & Voice Director at Blizzard Entertainment where she enjoys bringing a wide-range of characters to life in World of WarCraft, Diablo, StarCraft and most recently, Blizzard's newest exciting titles, Hearthstone and Overwatch.

Andrea has been working in the video game industry for over 15 years. Her early years were spent at Vivendi Games where she first developed her love and passion for voice acting; first as a Dialogue Editor and later as the in-house Recording Engineer. She worked with hundreds of actors on innumerable games of every genre, ranging from the fun and entertaining Spyro to the dark and ominous Chronicles of Riddick. In 2008, Andrea transitioned to Blizzard Entertainment and began building the voice department from the ground up. She currently spends most of her time in the recording studio where casting and directing ghouls, goblins, demons, space aliens and super heroes are her specialty.

Andrea’s latest work on the award-winning game, Overwatch, has led her all over the globe as she searches for characters of every background, ethnicity and sound in order to make Blizzard's newest undertaking come to life in new, more vibrant ways.

Andrea's goal, no matter the role and no matter the project, is to find a truth and believability in every line, in every character and in every performance.

Bill Farmer

Bill Farmer

Conference Keynote

Bill Farmer

Bill Farmer

Conference Keynote

For decades, audiences of all ages have enjoyed Bill Farmer’s standout work in vehicles and venues as diverse as his talents – from clubs to conventions, broadcasts to podcasts, and TV screens to movie screens.
What began in the standup comedy clubs of America’s heartland has become one of the most colorful careers in Hollywood, with a seemingly endless list of live and recorded performances engaging fans of every demographic.

Cissy Jones

Professional Voice Actor

Cissy Jones

Professional Voice Actor

Cissy Jones likes to talk. She can be heard in Firewatch (as Delilah), The Walking Dead (Katjaa, Norma, Shel), ADR1FT (Alex & Elizabeth), and numerous other games as well as commercials, movie trailers, documentaries and other talkies.

Dave Fennoy

Professional Voice Actor

Dave Fennoy

Professional Voice Actor

Dave Fennoy is an award winning voice actor and one of the most recognized voices in the world. His 25+ year career includes major credits in a variety of genres, Network TV Promos, National Commercials, Narrations for Nat Geo, Discovery Channel, and Science Channel, Cartoons, and Video Games.

He is also a much sought out and trusted voice acting teacher who has done VO Workshops across the US and London.

Elley-Ray Hennessy

Professional Voice Actor

Elley-Ray Hennessy

Professional Voice Actor

A 35 year award-winning, international, veteran of stage, tv, film and radio with over 250 productions to her credit. She juries the Daytime Emmys each year for Best Actor/Actress and Best Voice as well as sits on four arts related boards. She was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Windsor for her contributions to the arts.  She has voiced for characters in: The Bagel and Becky Show, Geronimo, My Little Pony, Little Charmers, Cyberchase, Camp Lake Bottom, The Cat in the Hat, Side Kick, Sons Of Butcher, Babar and many more as well as full length animated featured films including Animal Crackers, Papagorgio The Great, Z-Baw and Alley of Dreams.

Jacquie Shriver

Jacquie Shriver

Casting Director

Jacquie Shriver

Jacquie Shriver

Casting Director

Jacquie Shriver is a 13-year video game VO veteran with a few dozen titles under her belt. From note-taking in the booth to managing Casting for Sony PlayStation, and now managing SIDE’s new Los Angeles location, she has had her hands in all aspects of game VO for projects large and small. Her most recent credits include: Sony Santa Monica Studio’s upcoming God of War, Sony Bend Studio’s Days Gone, Insomniac Games’ Spider-man PS4, Ready at Dawn’s The Order: 1886 and the Tangentlemen’s Virtual Reality title Here They Lie. She teaches game-centered VO workshops and classes throughout California, where she enjoys hiking and craft brews in her down-time.

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