[SUPANOVA COMIC-CON] Interview with Arryn Zech

STM’s Sarah had a great chat with Arryn ahead of ADELAIDE & BRISBANE SUPANOVA in a few weeks.


Arryn Zech is an American actress best known for her role as Blake Belladonna from RWBY. She also voices the character, Dr. Emily Grey in the longest running web-based series, Red vs. Blue, created by the Austin-based production company, Rooster Teeth.

Arryn was born in Rota, Spain, but was raised in the city of New Braunfels, Texas. She attended the North East School of Arts high-school in San Antonio, Texas, where she majored in Musical Theatre.

She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors of Journalism in Copy Editing and Design but found her passions still lie with acting and singing. She worked at the university’s student-run television station, TSTV, where she worked as an actress, writer, and host for multiple shows including Videogame Hour Live and Still Life.

With over 10 years of training in theatre, various acting methods, and classical voice, Arryn is now based in LA pursuing her career in film and television.

Supanova Comic Con & Gaming’s annual celebration of all things pop culture will soon tour Adelaide (3-4 November) and Brisbane (9-11 November), and there’s a reason the event has “comic con” in its title. It brings amazing international and local “Supa-Stars” of the comic book world together under the one roof.

Joining previously announced artists Carlo Pagulayan (Wonder Woman RebirthDeathstroke vs Batman) and Philip Tan (Suicide SquadNew Superman) in both cities are:

  • Alejandro Barrionuevo – StormTeen Titans, Batman: Gotham Knights
  • Tom Taylor – X-Men: RedInjustice, Star Wars: Age of Resistance
  • Mark Raats – poster artist for Solo: A Star Wars StoryReturn of the Jedi
  • David Yardin – Justice LeagueInjustice: Gods Among Us
  • Alisha Jade – Starrytellers, Neither Here Nor Hair
  • Dean Rankine – Rick and MortyThe Simpsons
  • Jon Sommariva – Star Wars AdventuresBatman/TMNT Adventures
  • Stewart McKenny – Batman: Brave & BoldStar Wars: Clone Wars

Adelaide’s Guest lineup will include some additional local comic book creators, exclusive to its city event, such as:

  • David Follett – Uncle SilasFia & Miguel
  • Michal Dutkiewicz – ElectronautWolverine
  • Miranda Richardson – The Banksia Project Recipient, Hail

…as will Brisbane’s event, including:

  • Darren Close – KillerooStruggle
  • Jamie Johnson – The Phantom
  • Ryan Lindsay – Negative SpaceDeer Editor
  • Rye Crothers – The Banksia Project Recipient, Amalthea; Stories of a Herald

And beyond the promoted comic book talent, each Supanova in its respective city is home to the largest collection of creators and indie self-publishers annually!

Not only that, American voice actress Morgan Garrett (Tokyo GhoulAttack on Titan) will be attending both events, while Aurealis award-winning author Alison Goodman (The Lady Helen trilogy, EONEONA) will have pre-release copies of her latest book, Lady Helen and the Dark Days Deceit, available to buy only at Supanova in Brisbane.

Previously announced Supa-Stars include:

Christina Ricci – The Addams FamilyCasper, Mermaids

Ian Somerhalder – The Vampire Diaries, Lost, V-Wars

John Barrowman – TorchwoodArrowLegends of Tomorrow

Dean Cain – Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman

Daniel Gillies – The OriginalsSpider-Man 2SEAL Team

Zach McGowan – Black SailsThe 100Shameless

Julie Benz – Buffy The Vampire SlayerAngelDefiantDexter

Bonnie Wright – Harry Potter films

Gareth David Lloyd – Torchwood, Warehouse 13

Gary Lockwood – 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before

Keir Dullea – 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Thin Red Line

Drake Bell – Ultimate Spider-ManDrake & Josh

Josh Grelle – Attack On TitanYuri On IceMy Hero Academia

Arryn Zech – RWBY

Timothy Zahn – Star Wars: ThrawnCobra series, Dragonback series

Carole Barrowman  Hollow Earth series, Conjurer

Maria Lewis – Who’s Afraid?It Came From The Deep

Lynette Noni – The Medoran ChroniclesWhisper

Amanda Bridgeman – The SubjugateThe Aurora series, The Time Of The Stripes

Sam Hawke – City Of Lies

Jodi McAlister – The Valentine series