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Our cosplay meet and greet form is now live!
We’ve had Craft Fair’s for Artists, Flea Markets for Thrifting, and CCG’s for Cards, but now its time to add a new subject into the mix. The Cosplay Meet and Greet! The Cosplay M&G is for any cosplayer new to the scene or a veteran to see fans, make new friends & fans, and sell prints/merch for free.
The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, running a traditional samurai training center in Iowa, and have a combined 35 years of experience.
Beyond their martial skills, the dynamic duo collaborated to write, direct, host, and star in a 12 episode TV series entitled, “The Way of The Samurai.”
Daniel is also an author, with several martial art articles published, and is currently working on his second full-length novel.
Cassandra Lee Morris is an award-winning voice actor who has brought over 200 characters to life for video games, anime and animation. Some of her most well-known roles include Morgana in Persona 5, Sothis in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Yuumi, Nami and Chip in League of Legends/Legends of Runeterra, Beffica Winklesnoot in Bugsnax, Leafa in Sword Art Online, Aoi Asahina in Danganronpa, Taiga in Toradora, Kota in My Hero Academia, Kyubey in Madoka Magica and Magia Record, Yubel in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Fie Claussel and Princess Alfin in the Trails of Cold Steel franchise, Operator 6O in Nier: Automata, Elora the Fawn in Spyro: Reignited, and Lena Luthor in DC Super Hero Girls.
Kazha is a rock band founded by a Japanese Singer/Bassist Kazuha Oda and a Guitarist Hideki Matsushige. The band has been touring in the U.S.A. with their Artist visa.
Kazuha is a classically trained singer worked in various genres of music from Classic to Heavy Metal. She worked with wide variety of Grammy Award-winning recording artists and producers including Bob James and Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell.
After the release of Kazha’s first album in 2010, they made their first U.S.A. debut performing at San Francisco’s Asian Heritage Celebration sharing the stage with hip-hop group Far East Movement. In September 2010, the band made its first Anime Convention debut at Colorado’s Premier Anime Convention “Nan Desu Kan”. They also appeared at “Vianco Expo” and made their Mexican debut that same year. Since then, they have toured more than 35 states made special guest appearances at numerous Anime/Comic Conventions and Festivals around the U.S.A.
Kazha has also performed at world famous venues such as Whiskey A Go Go, sharing stage with musicians such as Gilby Clarke, George Lynch, Tracii Guns, LA Guns, Y&T, and Trapt.
In 2014, Kazha gradually started to move their base of operations to Memphis, TN. Since then, they have been featured on local broadcasts such as WREG News Channel 3, ABC 24 News, and WMC Action News 5.
October 2018, Kazha released their self-titled third album “Kazha”. Kazha represents a new future of music: a fusion of cultures and musical view points that create their sound, combining the softness of a falling feather and the heaviness of a hurricane.
Marcus M. Mauldin is a professional actor who is known for a lot of things! Marcus started his acting career in live theater then focused on tv and film with recurring roles on The Good Guys as Det. Lang and Dallas (the reboot) as Det. Ronnie Bota. His other television accolades include shows such as Breaking Bad, Prison Break, Walker Texas Ranger, Chase, American Crime, and most recently Queen Sugar as James Gipson. Marcus has had success in films with Gallows Road as Seth Collins, Sleeping in Plastic as Teddy, Never Goin’ Back as Roderick, and many more!
Anime and Gaming Fans cheer him on as Brick from the game ‘Borderlands’. GearBox brought Marcus back for Borderlands 2 where Brick became known as “The Slab King”. Marcus was even nominated in the Best Vocals in a Video Game category for the Behind the Voice Actor Awards. Marcus has continued his iconic role of Brick in Borderlands the Pre-quel, Tales from the Borderlands, the recently released Borderlands 3 plus the Brick and Tiny Tina DLCs Assault on Dragon’s Keep and Bunkers and Badasses. You can also hear him in your favorite games such as Mal’Damba (Paladins: Champions of the Realm), Justin Perry (The Terminator: Dawn of Fate), and Hero [Cocky] (Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi)
John Swasey is an American voice actor, ADR Director, and script writer known for his work at Funimation, ADV Films and Sentai Filmworks.
He has provided voices for many anime series and video games. His most notable roles include Gendo Ikari in the Rebuild of Evangelion films, Sir Crocodile in One Piece, Lord Death in Soul Eater, All for One in My Hero Academia, Zara in Black Clover, and Van Hohenheim in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. His voice can also be heard in titles such as Attack On Titan, Dragon Ball, Fairy Tail, Black Butler, Ouran High School Host Club, Initial D, and many others.
In 2004, John jumped to the other side of the mic to direct. Some of the shows he has recently directed include Ushio and Tora, Squid Girl, Flip Flappers, Revue Starlight, and Doreiku.
In addition to anime, John has acted in hundreds of radio and TV commercials and several films including the cult fav Dazed and Confused.
Dallas Reid has been doing this for a bit. Longer than some, not as long as others. He doesn’t remember the exact figure. Conventions are still new to him, so be nice if you see him out there walking around or you come to one of his panels. Dallas is known primarily for his role in Black Clover as Asta, the loudest one. A badge of honor, of sorts, considering how loud many of the other characters also get. Some of the other characters he’s played include Yamatonokami Yasusada in Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru, Hideki/Rusian in And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online!?, Liqueur in Dragon Ball Super, and Guy Who Definitely Isn’t So Nervous He’s About to Vomit in THIS VERY CONVENTION! He’ll see you around the building. Follow him on Twitter at @FortWorthReid
Tyler Walker is an ADR director, line producer, scriptwriter, and voice actor for FUNimation Entertainment. A native of East Texas, he has worked as ADR director on nearly one thousand episodes of such series as Baccano!, Toriko, Ghost Hunt, Basilisk, Black Cat, Samurai Warriors, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, Hell Girl, Is This a Zombie, Kado: The Right Answer, Tales of Zestiria, 91 Days, Dies Irae and King’s Game. In addition to directing and producing, he has also written hundreds of scripts for titles such as Fairy Tail, One Piece, Bamboo Blade, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, and many more! Fans will best know him for his voice in Kugo Sakamata / Gang Orca (My Hero Academia), Kojiro Bondo (My Hero Academia), Troff (One Piece), Bickslow, Vijeeter Ecor, and Obra (Fairy Tail)!