I remember one of the first animes I watched was Ouran highschool host club. I had instantly loved watching Tamaki. In November/December 2018, I had went to yama-con and was ecstatic to meet Vic. I had begged my parents for months to let me go Friday, so I could meet him. It was my favorite part of yama-con and I will always remember it. Anyways, I'll always be a fan and will support you Vic. Bye!!!
In 2015, I attended Sakura-con, an anime con held in Seattle Washington over Easter weekend. It was my second year going to this convention and I was super excited because Vic was going to be one of the guests. I had always wanted to meet him and for the first time that year I was able to do so. Meeting Vic was one of the best moments I had ever experienced before at a con. Later that weekend, I found out that Vic was hosting an Easter panel on Sunday so I put on my fanciest cosplay and went to the panel. Once I found a seat, I quietly listened to Vic talk about the reason why we celebrate Easter. And as I was sitting there listening to him speak I couldn't help but think of my Grandmother who loved this time of year. As she was getting older, having a conversation with her became challenging, but when we would all sit down for dinner my grandma would say grace. Hearing her words as she prayed never ceased to amaze me. It was like she was talking to an old friend. After the panel was over, I regretted not bringing tissues, thankfully a kind soul gave me a travel sized packet of them. So I want to thank Vic from the bottom of my heart for reminding me that God loves you matter what.
To be honest, I was never a fan of English VAs and I've only heard of Vic recently. Watching his past videos and the interaction with his fans, he's easily become my top favorite VAs.
I would love to get to meet Vic someday and I just want him to know that he's not alone and we have his back.
I’ve been a Fan of Anime most of my life, I started attending Cons & Cosplaying in 2010 and first met Vic in 2011 at Colossalcon. I’ve been meeting him there and at other Cons ever since. Every opportunity to meet him was nothing but positive.
I was bullied heavily in school and had little to no friends back then. Discovering Cosplay & Cons was the first time I felt like I fit in somewhere, but I still felt a bit guilty about it. My mom was a bit strict on what I was allowed to watch as a kid, she almost didn’t let me watch Power Rangers. So even though I liked them, I wasn’t sure if the Anime I was discovering were good to watch or not. Then I met Vic and started seeing him at Cons and finding vids of him at other Cons. Hearing him answer questions about his characters and give a different perspective on some of them (like Edward Elric) allowed me to see these shows in a new light and figure out why I liked them in the first place. He helped me to feel comfortable about my love of Anime as well as strengthened my faith in God. I always felt so thankful to have someone like him in the Anime Community that was such a positive influence.
My best experience with him was at Ohayocon were I got the chance to ask him a question about those who sometimes protest outside Cons trying to guilt those who attend. He answered with a story that had happened to him at that very Conversation Six Years prior. My video is on YouTube, it’s called The Dare to Share story and it’s a perfect example of how much Vic cares for his fans.
So Thank You Vic and God Bless!
Vic is an amazing human being. Ever since I first discovered his voice acting I reached out and discovered every character I fell in love was Vic's voice. When I met him at my first comicon, I was so excited I could barely talk to him! He was the sweetest man and offered me a hug which of course I immediately took! Everything he stands for and believes in makes me look up to him even more. He's not just a voice behind our favorite characters. He's a genuine and generous man whom it pains me to see him going though this. I pray every day that this will end and hope that everything gets better for him.
I owe Vic so much. When I found out he was having trouble eating and depressed, I identified with him so much.
I have not had a great life. My family is abusive. I told Vic my story when I saw him at Katsucon last year. He fanboyed over my Fai cosplay and gave me words of encouragement. Even used an Ed line to make me smile. Then gave me a hug.
Last year, I was dumped by the love of my life. I was in the same boat. Couldn't eat, barely functioning, in a deep depression. I was suicidal. I desperately messaged him for advice. He got back to me within 5 minutes with advice. If he didn't, I don't think i would have made it through that night.
Vic saved my life several times. I owe him so much. I want to help him through this rough patch now.
I have had the great honor to meet Vic twice. The first time, I ran into him outside a panel and introduced myself and he gave me a big hug. It made me feel very loved and he took the time to get go know you.
I got to meet him again in 2014 and same thing, it was busy with people out the door but he still took time for everyone.
I met Vic 2 years ago at NYCC. The funny thing is I didn't know the con was going on when I visited NYC. I think the site showed me he was at a con in the same city and day that I was there and I freaked out! Being a HUGE FMAB fan for so long I had to meet him! Since tix sold out long before I had to pay 3x more to get it but didn't care! Threw together an Edward Elric bound and was 1st in line for his Autograph! He was the kindest person ever and I gave him multiple hugs to which he was totally ok with and I felt bad asking lol. He even did a voicemail on my phone to which I still have. I went to the photo op and as soon as I walked in he said "come on in here" with his arms wide open. I rushed over so excited!
As a victim of rape (multiple times), almost being murdered by my sister, gaslighting, physical, mental, and psychological abuse... it really hurts me to see such a kind soul be pulled down in this way! Vic is the sweetest and I would give anything to meet him again. The fact cons are dropping him breaks my heart and my hopes that I may not see him again. I will remain positive though! Vic, your in my prayers always. I hope to meet you again soon and that all this blows over soon. Sending my love.
I always had a hard time balancing my love of anime and my faith, as they seemed to conflict so much. I went to Vic's service at Katsucon 2011 and he told all of us in the room that it was okay to be a Christian and love anime in such a way that I started to cry. Finally, I was told that these two things didn't have to be kept apart! It should be noted that at the time I was attending a very conservative church. When I met Vic face to face after the service, he embraced me in a wonderfully welcoming hug as I thanked him for the words that touched my heart so much.
A few years later, after I had married, my stepson, who is autistic, was looking forward to meeting Vic but we were unable to wait in a long line due to his autism and my three month old needing what babies need. After messaging Vic, he kindly sent a package to my stepson with an autographed photo among a few other items. I recorded his reaction when he opened the package and still love the memory of how his eyes lit up.
I haven't had the pleasure to meet Vic in person but I reached out to him via email when I was going through a rough patch in my life. I never expected a response back and probably seemed a little odd, being a complete stranger. Vic was incredibly kind. I've been a fan of Vic for a long time now and will continue to be.