I apologize again for not writing in my blog for a long time but life’s been crazy busy. I thought I’d update you on what’s been happening in my voice-over career lately.
This year is the 30th anniversary of Robotech. It seems hard to believe, especially since I’m still only 29 years old. . . not!
I recently appeared in Phoenix at Saboten Con along with my Robotech cronies, Richard Epcar, Ellyn Stern, Melanie McQueen, Cam Clarke, Dan Woren, Tony Oliver and Tommy Yun (from Harmony Gold). We were treated like royalty and had a blast. I enjoyed visiting Phoenix and walked around the city as much as I could, despite the fact that I had recently sprained a foot.
Melanie McQueen, Ellyn Stern, Richard Epcar, Tony Oliver and myself at Saboten Con
Ellyn and I went for a walk and visited Food Truck Fridays, a monthly event in downtown Phoenix and we were interviewed by a college student on the street about the status of women today.
Just before leaving for Phoenix, I was interviewed by Christian Ocampo from the Ohio Guys for a YouTube video.
Sorry, I have a really ridiculous nervous laugh. Oy!
A couple weeks later our Robotech cast got together again in Pasadena for the first annual Protoculture Con. This time, it included Tony Oliver, Melanie McQueen, Dan Woren, Cam Clarke, Frank Catalano, Steve Kramer and Melora Hart. Also, on the panel were Steve and Tommy Yun. I went to dinner the night before with the organizers of the con at Buca di Beppo in Pasadena.
We all had a wonderful time because cons are sometimes the only way we can all get together at one time. Unfortunately, Svea Macek, (wife of Carl Macek) was unable to attend because she had broken her foot. I had actually sprained my other foot the week before and was walking on two sprained feet. It was a bad month for feet I guess.
Just FYI: My feet are much better now.
Last year I launched my own podcast that’s available on Itunes, Stitcher Radio, and other podcast outlets. It’s called 2 Boomer Broads and has absolutely nothing to do with anime or doing voice-overs. My friend Dr. Sharone Rosen D.C, who has had a career doing weather on the radio, among other things, is my co-host. It’s for women over 50.
I’m hoping to do more conventions in the future. If you would like to invite me to one, please have the organizers contact me here. I don’t have a convention agent like some of the other voice-over guests do. I am happy to attend by invitation only.
I have to admit I’ve been lazy about seeking out voice-over work lately. That’s because I’ve become a prolific blogger and traveler. However, it doesn’t mean that I’m retired from voice-overs at all. I am still VERY available for work and for conventions. The nice thing is that I can be more picky about the projects I do. It’s been unnerving watching recent school shootings especially when I find out the shooter has been watching violent shows on TV or video games. I don’t want to contribute to that.
Until next time . . . Thank you so much for being a fan.
~ Rebecca Forstadt
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