About The Speaker
Dallas Middaugh has worked in the manga and anime field for almost 20 years, during which time he has authored, edited or published over 2000 books. He is the founder of several manga publishing companies and imprints, including Penguin Random House’s Del Rey Manga in 2004, Seven Seas in 2005, and Kodansha Comics in 2010. He was the first person in the US to license Attack on Titan in 2011, two years before its anime debut. Middaugh spent four years at Crunchyroll, where, in addition to managing the manga program, he was head of events and was responsible for the creation and/or execution of Crunchyroll Expo, Crunchyroll Movie Night, and the Anime Awards. His company, Nonlinear World, is a pop culture consultancy working with clients in manga, comics, and anime on events, publishing, marketing, and industry analysis.