“Animaniacs” invade Sonic-Con on Liberty University’s campus

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

Liberty University

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The wacky characters of Yakko, Wakko, Dot along with Pinky and the Brain will be bringing back some childhood memories for those who grew up with Animaniacs.

It’s all part of Sonic-Con national audio theatre convention from Oct. 22-24 on the Liberty University campus.

Voice actors Rob Paulsen (voice of Yakko and Pinky), Maurice LaMarche (voice of Brain) and Emmy-winning composer Randy Rogel will perform Animaniacs in Concert on Oct. 23. There will be singalongs by the Liberty Symphony Orchestra which will take place in the Center for Music and the Worship Arts Concert Hall. Tickets are available here.

“Sonic-Con 2021 is going to highlight some wonderful talent within the voice acting industry, giving fans and aspiring professionals from across the country an opportunity to learn and be entertained,” said Sonic-Con executive director and theatre arts professor Chris Nelson. “This is truly a one-of-a-kind audio theatre convention that Liberty’s School of Communication and the Arts is honored to host.”

There will also be masterclasses available at the convention. These masterclasses will be led by Butch Hartman, known for his Nickelodeon shows The Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom. Phil Lollar and cast members Katie Leigh and Will Ryan from Adventures in Odyssey will also hold a masterclass. You will also have the chance to listen on panel discussions, live audio performances and fun voice competitions from other professionals in the industry.

If you are thinking about attending Sonic-Con, advance tickets are on sale now. You can buy a Basic Weekend or Super Weekend pass. The Super pass will give you access to six masterclasses and exclusive meet and greets, you will be entered to win a private voiceover coaching session, and priority casting for the new works festival.

Super Sonic-Con

  • ADVANCE | July 1 – Sept. 23
  • Adult (18+) – $140
  • Student (College, Ages 10-17, Military & Seniors (55+) – $120
  • REGULAR| Sept. 24 – Oct. 22
    • Adult (18+) – $160
    • Student (College, Ages 10-17, Military & Seniors (55+) – $140

Basic Sonic-Con

  • ADVANCE | July 1 – Sept. 23
    • Adult (18+) – $80
    • Student (College, Ages 10-17, Military & Seniors (55+) – $60
  • REGULAR | Sept. 24 – Oct. 22
    • Adult (18+) – $100
    • Student (College, Ages 10-17, Military & Seniors (55+) – $80

For more information about the convention visit the website.

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