Crunchyroll Expo just won’t be the same unless Olympian ice skater and Yuri!!! on Ice fan, Johnny Weir, is among the guest of honor.
Johnny Weir is an American figure skater who has competed twice in the Winter Olympics and having won the bronze medal in 2008. He has also won the bronze twice at the Grand Prix Final and won the gold three times at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
Weir is also a huge fan of Yuri!!! on Ice and has expressed how much he could relate to the life of Yuri Katsuki. During his panel at Crunchyroll Expo 2017, he shared how similar the series to his own experience as a figure skater. He would go more in depth into this during a interview session at Crunchyroll Expo 2019.
Tara Sands and Eric Stuart from Pokemon, voice actress Brina Palencia, Mike McFarland from the Dragon Ball series, Setsuo Ito from Mob Psycho 100, Yuu Asakawa from Fate/Stay, and acclaimed horror manga artist Junji Ito just to name a few.
Crunchyroll Expo 2019 will take place from August 30th till September 1st at the San Jose Convention Center. To have an idea of what can be expected at Crunchyroll Expo, checkout my coverage from the 2018 event.