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Hisashi Kagawa
Artist:  (Animation Director - Sailor Moon, R, S, SuperS - Pokémon (1997))

FIRST U.S. APPEARANCE!!

Hisashi Kagawa is best known for being the character designer of Saikano: She, the Ultimate Weapon, One Piece: Defeat The Pirate Ganzak!, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, Toriko TV, and Dream 9 Toriko x One Piece x Dragon Ball Z Super Collabo Special.

Some of his other works as an animation director includes Pokémon (1997), Angelic Layer (2001), Fresh Pretty Cure (2009), Soul Eater (2008) and Toriko (2011). He also lent his talents to Sailor Moon, which include Sailor Moon R, Sailor Moon S, Sailor Moon SuperS, and the opening for Sailor Stars. His major episodes included Makoto Kino's, Black Lady's and Haruka Ten'o's first appearances and the past of the Silver Millennium. He also did the character designs and work as animation director for the Sailor Moon S movie.

Autographs: 100% FREE - Must be made out to a specific individual. No company names allowed.

Limited art commisions will be available by Yokota only at his booth on a first come first serve basis!

Staff in:
Akane Maniax (OAV) : Key Animation (ep 1)
AM Driver (TV) : Key Animation (OP)
Angelic Layer (TV) : Animation Director (ep 4), Key Animation (eps 4, 8)
Bodacious Space Pirates The Movie: Abyss of Hyperspace : Key Animation
Bomberman Jetters (TV) : Character Design
Brave Story (movie) : Animation Director, Animation
Buddha: The Great Departure (movie) : Animation Director
Chrono Crusade (TV) : Key Animation (Studio Cockpit; ep 24)
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (TV) : Animation Director (assist. Ep. 16)
CODE-E (TV) : Key Animation
(The) Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan (TV) : Animation Director (OP; eps 10, 13), Key Animation (eps 1, 10)
Doraemon the Movie: Nobita and the Steel Troops: The New Age : Key Animation
Dragon Ball Super (TV) : Key Animation (OP #1)
Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Cho Collaboration Special!! : Character Design ("Toriko"), Chief Animation Director ("Toriko"), Key Animation
Driland (TV) : Key Animation (ep 1)
Eiga Precure All Stars: Haru no Carnival (movie) : Original Character Design
(The) File of Young Kindaichi (TV) : Character Design (eps 13-23, 28-31)
Fresh Precure! Omocha no Kuni wa Himitsu ga Ippai!? (movie) : Character Design
Fresh Pretty Cure (TV) : Character Design, Animation Director (eps 24, 36, 50), Key Animation (11 episodes eps 1-3, 8, 13, 17, 24, 26, 36-37, 50)
Fullmetal Alchemist (TV) : Key Animation
Futari wa Precure Max Heart 2: Yukizora no Tomodachi (movie) : Key Animation
Futari wa Pretty Cure: Max Heart (movie) : Key Animation
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo (TV) : Key Animation (eps 12, 24)
Giant Killing (TV) : Key Animation (ep 12)
Glass Maiden (TV) : Character Design, Chief Animation Director
Go! Princess Precure (TV) : Key Animation (ep 11)
Go! Princess Pretty Cure the Movie Go! Go!! Gorgeous Triple Feature!!! : Character Design (The Pumpkin Kingdom's Treasure)
Grappler Baki: The Ultimate Fighter (OAV) : Key Animation
.hack//Quantum (OAV) : Key Animation (ep 2)
Hanasaku Iroha - Blossoms for Tomorrow (TV) : Key Animation (ep 5)
Hataraki Man (TV) : Character Design
Heartcatch Precure! Hana no Miyako de Fashion Show…Desu ka!? (movie) : Assistant Animation Director
Idol Memories (TV) : Key Animation (ep 1)
Inazuma Eleven: Saikyo Gundan Ogre Shurai (movie) : Key Animation
Infinite Stratos (TV) : Key Animation (ep 9)
Initial D: Fourth Stage (TV) : Animation Director (ep 4), Key Animation (Studio Cockpit; ep 4)
Jubei-Chan 2: The Counterattack of Siberia Yagyu (TV) : Key Animation
Jungle Book: Shonen Mowgli (TV) : Key Animation (ep 10)
Kaiketsu Zorro (TV) : Animation Director (eps 2-3), Key Animation (eps 2-3)
Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne (TV) : Character Design, Animation Director (eps 27, 34), Key Animation (ep 34)
Kino's Travels: Life Goes On (movie) : Key Animation
Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo (TV) : Animation Director (ep 6)
Level E (TV) : Key Animation (ep 6)
Love Hina (TV) : Key Animation (ep 19)
Lovely Complex (TV) : Key Animation (OP)
Magic User's Club! (OAV) : Animation (4,6)
Magic User's Club! (TV) : Animation (eps 4, 13)
Majin Bone (TV) : Animation Director (5 episodes eps 16, 23, 34, 45, 51), Key Animation (7 episodes eps 16, 23, 29, 34, 40, 45, 51)
Moshidora (TV) : Key Animation (ep 10)
Mysterious Joker (TV) : Key Animation (OP)
Mysterious Joker (TV 2) : Key Animation (OP)
New Fist of the North Star (OAV) : Key Animation
One Piece: Defeat The Pirate Ganzak! (special) : Character Design, Animation Director, Animation Supervisor
Pikachu's Rescue Adventure (movie) : Key Animation
Platinumhugen Ordian (TV) : Key Animation (ep 19)
Pokémon (TV) : Animation Director
Pokemon 3 - The Movie : Character Design, Chief Animation Director
Popin Q (movie) : Key Animation
Precure All Stars DX2: Kibo no Hikari—Rainbow Jewel o Mamore! (movie) : Original Character Design, Key Animation
Precure All Stars DX: Minna Tomodachi—Kiseki no Zenin Daishugo (movie) : Character Design
Precure All Stars New Stage 2: Kokoro no Tomodachi (movie) : Original Character Design, Key Animation
Precure All Stars New Stage: Mirai no Tomodachi (movie) : Original Character Design, Key Animation
Precure All-Stars DX3 Mirai ni Todoke! Sekai o Tsunagu Niji-Iro no Hana (movie) : Original Character Design, Key Animation
Ranma ½: Big Trouble in Nekonron, China (movie) : Key Animation
Ray (TV) : Character Design, Chief Animation Director, Animation Director (ep 13)
Real Drive (TV) : Key Animation (ep 24)
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie : Key Animation
Rurouni Kenshin (TV) : Key Animation
SaiKano: Another Love Song (OAV) : Character Design, Key Animation
Sailor Moon (TV) : Animation Director (6 episodes eps 14, 20, 25, 32, 38, 44), Key Animation (Studio Cockpit; eps 14, 25, 44)
Sailor Moon R (TV) : Animation Director (eps 5, 24, 39)
Sailor Moon R: The Movie : Key Animation
Sailor Moon S (TV) : Animation Director (ep 92)
Sailor Moon S: The Movie : Character Design, Animation Director
Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (TV) : Key Animation (eps 183, 200)
Sailor Moon SuperS (TV) : Animation Director
Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie : Character Design, Animation Director
Senjo no Valkyria 3: Ta ga Tame no Juso (OAV) : Key Animation (OP)
Seven of Seven (TV) : Animation
She, The Ultimate Weapon (TV) : Character Design, Animation Director (ED; OP; ep 5), Key Animation (Studio Cockpit; eps 1, 13)
Shin Kyuseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken: Raoh-den Junai no Sho (movie) : Character Design
Shin Kyuseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken: Toki-den (OAV) : 1st Key Animation
Soul Eater (TV) : Animation Director (ep 37), Key Animation (OP 2)
St. Luminous Mission High School (TV) : Character Design, Animation Director (eps 1, 13), Key Animation (ep 13)
Star Driver (TV) : Key Animation (ep 2)
Street Fighter Alpha (OAV) : Key Animation
Tai Chi Chasers (KBS/Toei TV) : Character Design
Tiger Mask W (TV) : Character Design, Chief Animation Director (11 episodes eps 1-7, 12-13, 22, 38), Animation Director (4 episodes eps 18, 27, 32, 37)
Toradora! (TV) : Key Animation (ep 2)
Toriko (TV) : Character Design, Chief Animation Director (22 episodes eps 2-3, 5-16, 26, 43, 46, 51, 59, 68, 71, 83), Animation Director (eps 1, 21, 34), Key Animation (ED 3, all for ED 4; ep 34)
Toriko 3D: Kaimaku Gourmet Adventure!! (movie) : Character Design, Key Animation
Toriko the Movie: Secret Recipe of Gourmet God! : Character Design
Utano?Princesama Revolutions (TV) : Key Animation (ep 1)
Vandread (TV) : Key Animation (ep 10)
Vandread: The Second Stage (TV) : Animation Director (3, 7, 13), Assistant Animation Director (ep 1), Key Animation (OP; eps 3, 7)
Wangan Midnight (TV) : Character Design
Wedding Peach (TV) : Key Animation (eps 9, 29, 50)
Yumeria (TV) : Key Animation (Studio Cockpit; OP; eps 4, 8, 11)
Zatch Bell: Attack of Mechavulcan (movie 2) : Key Animation

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Mamoru Yokota
Industry Guest:  (Animation Director for “Death Note”, “Naruto Shippuden”, "Gatchaman Crowds")

Mamoru Yokota, born February 18, is a Japanese animator. While in junior high, he attended Comiket, which sparked his interest in animation. Eventually Yokota moved on to many careers in media such as illustration, genre development, designing, card game producer, animation producer, game director and live-action drama advisor. Works of Yokota’s include Producer for “Kanon” and “Air”, Character Design for “Rune Soldier” and “Magical Kanan”, and Animation Director for “Death Note”, “Naruto Shippuden”, "Gatchaman Crowds" and the video game “BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II.”

Autographs: 100% FREE - Must be made out to a specific individual. No company names allowed.

Limited art commisions will be available by Yokota only at his booth on a first come first serve basis!
PRICING:
Quick Sketch: $100
Portrait: $150
COMMISSIONS:
Black and White: $200
Color: $250

Staff in:
Air (movie) : Producer
Angelium (OAV) : Original Character Design, Character Design (ep 1)
Arakawa Under the Bridge (TV) : Animation Director (ep 11)
Ben-To (TV) : Key Animation (OP)
Bizarre Cage (OAV) : Original Character Design
Death Note (TV) : Animation Director (eps 23, 26-27)
DNA² (TV) : Animation Director (ep 7)
Gatchaman Crowds (TV) : Animation Director (ep 10)
Gokujyo. Gokurakuin Joshi Koryo Monogatari (TV) : Animation Director (eps 1, 12), Series Supervision
Hajime no Ippo Rising (TV) : Key Animation (ep 20)
Kamen Rider SD (OAV) : Key Animation
Kanon (TV 1/2002) : Producer
Kiddy Grade (TV) : Eyecatch Illustration (ep 13)
Louie the Rune Soldier (novel) : Illustration
Louie the Rune Soldier (manga Jun Sasameyuki) : Character Design
Louie the Rune Soldier (manga, Koji Hasegawa) : Original Character Design
Macross Frontier (TV) : Key Animation (OP2), Production Assistant (ep 18)
Magical Canan (TV) : Original Character Design
Magical Kanan (OAV) : Original Character Design
Magical Kanan Summer Special (OAV) : Original Character Design
Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact! (TV) : Animation Director (ep 26)
Naruto Shippuden (TV) : Animation Director (3 episodes - eps 279, 287, 298)
Ranma ½: Big Trouble in Nekonron, China (movie) : In-Between Animation
Rune Soldier (TV) : Original Character Design
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (manga, Muraji) : Original Character Design
Star Blazers 2199 (TV) : Key Animation (ep 20)
Tiger Mask W (TV) : Animation Director (ep 37)
(The) World God Only Knows (TV) : Preview Illustration (ep 10)

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SAWA
Performer:  (Singer / Lyricist - Final Fantasy Type-0 - The World Ends With You)

[APPEARING SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY]

Sawa was born as a daughter of a family that has run a traditional Japanese public bath in Nagoya since approximately 1885. She attended NIS (Nagoya International School) from the ages of 4 to 7. Her Father’s love of chanson and canzone music piqued her interest from a young age, instilling a love of music in her. From the ages of 16 to 17 she received schooling in Virginia. While she was there, she had her first experience singing for a live audience at a culture festival. Even though the songs were in Japanese, many in the crowd were singing the chorus by the end of a song. At that moment, she got more interested in the power of music.

In 2007, SAWA made her debut as a singer and lyricist with the release of the game "The World Ends with You", produced by Square Enix. A few years later, she worked on the soundtrack for the Japanese animation "K-ON! the movie". Her work is not limited to anime and games, as she also sang for the popular Japanese comedians COWCOW in their series called "No Surprise Exercise”. In 2013, she succeeded in experimenting with traditional folk songs. As a member of the WA-League, she had a stage in Peru and Ecuador to celebrate the 140th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Currently she is a member of the Square Enix produced band project, The Death March, as well as her original band SAWAS PHOOL. The first mini-album release of SAWAS PHOOL was in December 2014!

SAWA is happy to be RETURNING for her SECOND ever US concert, SAWA - THE RETURN only at Omni Fandom Expo! She will be performing her favorite songs solo in an accoustic set on Saturday night! DONT MISS IT!

Interview:

http://www.j-popworld.com/Interviews/SAWA.php

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Nobutsune Nakahodo
Performer:  (Guitarist and songwriter)

[APPEARING SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY]

Nobu is a guitarist and a songwriter based in the suburb of Tokyo.

He originally started his music career as a leader of his own band when he was a teenager. Through the years he experienced success with nationwide tours and solo concerts. Nobu continues to perform energetically at live music clubs in Tokyo today. His passion towards guitar is not limited to normal electric/acoustic guitars, but some unique guitars such as fretless guitars and Koyabu Symmetric Board, which fascinates audiences with a wide variety of stylish performances.

Nobu will be performing with SAWA in concert!

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Tia Ballard
Voice Actor:  (Zero Two - DARLING in the FRANXX, Happy - Fairy Tail, Kagura Soma - Fruits Basket (new))

Tia Ballard began her career in the industry while still in college, and has worked professionally as an actor, writer, and director. She graduated with a double bachelors in Speech & Communication and Theatre Arts from Texas A&M, and is currently pursuing a teaching degree.

Along with many others, her roles include Zero Two in “Darling in the Franxx”, Happy in “Fairy Tail”, Rinko in “My Love Story”, Nanami in “Kamisama Kiss”, “Kagura” in the new Fruits Basket, Rea in “Sankarea", Beast in “Black Butler: Book of Circus”, Marron in “Dragon Ball Z”, Megumi in “Shiki”, Amira in “Rage of Bahamut”, Haruka in “Harukana Receive”, Ragdoll in “My Hero Academia”, Eris in “Cat Planet Cuties”, Rin in “Rideback”, and Shao May in “Fullmetal Alchemist”.

A few of her video game credits include Velvet in “Them’s Fightin’ Herds”, Time Patroller in “Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2”, JianYu in “Street Fighter V”, Ms Marlowe in “Street Fighter V”, and Riyu in “Akiba’s Beat”.

In addition, Tia has directed “The Royal Tutor”, SEGA’s “Chain Chronicle”, and both wrote and directed the english adaptation of “Kiss Him, Not Me”.

During her free time, Tia is a Master Gardener and loves to volunteer. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dog, Tom Hanx. She is an artist and writer as well! She is currently working on a children's book, an audio drama, and many other personal projects in various stages of production.

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Matt Shipman
Voice Actor:  (Hiro - DARLING in the FRANXX, Inasa - My Hero Academia)

Matt Shipman is a Texas and New York based Voice Actor, ADR Writer, ADR Engineer, and all around nerd-guy. He is best known for voicing Hiro in DARLING in the FRANXX, Inasa in My Hero Academia, Floch in Attack on Titan, and Shay in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V. Additionally, he can be heard in GOSICK as Kazuya Kujo, Juni Taisen as Snake, Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits as Byakuya, Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These as Julian Mintz, Ai no Kusabi as Norris, World War Blue as Gear, Tokyo Ghoul:re as Yusa Arima, Goblin Slayer as Greenhorn Warrior, Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru as Higekiri and several other anime including Black Clover and One Piece. Matt writes scripts for Funimation (New Game!!, A Sister’s All You Need., KARAKAI JOZU NO TAKAGI-SAN) and Media Blasters (Juden-Chan, Ai no Kusabi) and works as assistant director for Media Blasters titles. He also co-owns Kocha Sound alongside Brittany Lauda. Matt plays Street Fighter, loves the Zero Escape and Persona series, watches seasonal anime, plays card games, and loves to talk about all things nerdy. Talk to him on Twitter (@MattShipmanVO)!

First Autograph: FREE
Each additional Autograph: $10 each
Photos: $10
Video Message: $30
Audio Message/Voicemail: $15
Polaroid Selfie: $15
Prints: $20 each or 3 for $50
Posters: $40

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Brittany Lauda
Voice Actor:  (Ichigo - DARLING in the FRANXX, Riko - Made in Abyss)

Brittany Lauda is a TX/NY voice actress & ADR director who is best known for playing Ichigo in DARLING in the FRANXX, Riko in Made in Abyss, Cow Girl in Goblin Slayer, Yuri in Double Decker: Doug & Kirill, Lion in Hina Logic, Nene in My First Girlfriend is a Gal, Audrey Belrose in Huniepop/Huniecam, Osana Najimi in Yandere Simulator, Miza Kusakari in Tokyo Ghoul:re, Kaoru Daichi in Ladies versus Butlers, and Mirim in Queen’s Blade (to name a few!). You can also catch her voice in Pokemon XY, Hasbro apps & games like My Little Pony and Transformers, Aphmau animations as Cathy and various video games like Battlerite, Heroes Arena and Minotaur. Other anime credits of hers include Dies Irae, Seven Mortal Sins, Juden-Chan: Recharged, Rio: Rainbow Gate, World War Blue, Fairy Tail, Gosick, King’s Game, Blood Blockade Battlefront, Senran Kagura 2: Shinovi Master, Citrus, Overlord, Hanebado, Deathmarch to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Morose Mononokean, Concrete Revolutio, Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls and more. She co-owns Kocha Sound where she does directing & casting for titles like YIIK: A Postmodern RPG and Minotaur as well as anime series like Ai No Kusabi, Ladies versus Butlers, Juden-Chan: Recharged and World War Blue. She acts as Head ADR Director over at Media Blasters and has worked on titles at Funimation as a director/AD such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, Angels of Death, The Morose Mononokean, Hina Logic, Dies Irae, Chio’s School Road, That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime, Alice & Zoroku and New Game!

Outside of voice over & directing, Brittany enjoys playing with her Shiba Inu named Raven, playing video games, trying not to play more World of Warcraft, bronzing it up in League of Legends, squeeing at how cute Gon & Killua are in HUNTERxHUNTER and telling herself she doesn’t need more figurines of husbandos like Hisoka and Kurama. Check out BrittanyLauda.com for more credits, or follow her on twitter (@BrittanyLaudaVO) for shenanigans.

First Autograph: FREE
Each additional Autograph: $10 each
Photos: $10
Video Message: $30
Audio Message/Voicemail: $15
Polaroid Selfie: $15
Prints: $20 each or 3 for $50
Posters: $40

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Paul St. Peter
Voice Actor:  (Xemnas - Kingdom Hearts, Nine Tail Fox - Naruto, Wormmon - Digimon)

Paul St. Peter, twice nominated for BTVA Awards, is a voice actor from Los Angeles, whose many anime and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King), DIGIMON (Wormmon, Leomon), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy Riyalgo), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing), DYNASTY WARRIORS I-IV (Yuan Shao), DIGIMON: THE MOVIE (Kokomon), ZETMAN (Sugito), MAJIN (Majin), TESTIMONY OF THE NEW SHE DEVIL (Valga), BERSERK (Grunbeld), and RESIDENT EVIL 5 (Swahili Zombie). Paul does comical voices too, from WORMMON (Digimon Warriors) to PUNCH (Cowboy Bebop).

Among his other game, anime, and feature anime credits are GURREN LAGAAN (Jorgun), THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, (Mondego), MONSTER (Dr. Reichwein), PAPRIKA (Konakawa), LUPIN III: THE SECRET OF MAMO (Mamo), DURARARA (Higa), X-COM (Dr. Heinrich), BATTLE B-DAMON (Armada), DIABLO III (Demented Spirit), and DEFIANCE (Burgess). Paul’s voice can also be heard on such titles as MONSTER STRIKE (Death Panda), DRAKENGARD III (Michael The Dragon), JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURES (Wamuu, Dire, Jack The Ripper), NARUTO 7: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM (Kurama), THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS (Armor Giant), AJIN (Hirasawa), HEARTHSTONE (Igneous Giant), KILLER (Colonel Derick) YS VIII: LACRIMOSA OF DANA (Sahad), ACE COMBAT 7 (various roles), GUNDAM: IRON BLOODED ORPHANS (McMurdo), DRAGON BALL SUPER (Sorbet), HUNTER HUNTER (Razor), and GODEATER II (various roles).

A versatile performer, Paul also sang for four seasons with the San Diego Opera Company, three years with the Civic Light Opera, and appeared in several productions at the Old Globe Theatre. In Los Angeles, Paul has acted at the Globe Playhouse, Richard Basehart Theatre, Palos Verde Shakespeare on The Meadow, performed with the Rogue Artists, and has “gone on the road” for eleven seasons with the Nevada Shakespeare Festival.

As an instructor, Paul has taught speech, accents, dialects, phonetics, vocal production, and Shakespeare at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, California State University Los Angeles, San Diego State University, Los Angeles Broadcasting School, the Windward School, and is a speech and acting coach for Native Voices at the Autry, a Native American Theatre company, and for the Rogue Artists.

Paul’s TV appearances include work on NCIS, LAST MAN STANDING, JESSIE, LEGIT (for FX), RINGER, TIM AND ERIC’S AWESOME SHOW, and the hilarious KEY AND PEELE (Comedy Central.)

Autograph Pricing:

  • $5 per autograph on products (games, posters, DVD’s, videos, etc)
  • $8 per personally autographed photo
  • $10 per voicemail recorded in character
  • $20 per character picture

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Derek Stephen Prince
Voice Actor:  (Uryu Ishida - Bleach, Guts - Kill la Kill, Shino - Naurto, Digimon Emperor - Digimon)

Derek Stephen Prince, aka Steve, has been in the voiceover industry 23 years. His career spans across such shows as Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers In Space, Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, Power Rangers Time Force & Power Rangers Wild Force; Digimon: Seasons 1-4 & 6-7 playing such favorites as Digimon Emperor, Veemon, Beelzamon, Impmon, Piedmon and Jeremy, to name a few; Love, Hina where he played Keitaro; Bleach, where he played Uryu Ishida; Naruto, where he still plays Shino Aburame; Iggy the Boston Terrier on Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures: Stardust Crusaders; and Guts the pug in Kill La Kill. Video games include the Kingdom Hearts series as Vexen; Odin Sphere as Oswald; Operation Darkness as Adolf Hitler and Jack the Ripper; Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu in Danganrompa V2; Kokichi Ouma in Danganrompa V3; and Detective Harper in Blade Runner: Redemption. Steve was in the original cartoon series of Lilo & Stich as Loki the shaved ice vendor; Little, Big, Awesome for Amazon; NFL Rush Zone – Guardians Unleashed as Jackson; the film Jungle Shuffle with Rob Schneider and Drake Bell as Louca the toucan; and the film Bling where he played the ring vendor, opposite Taylor Kitsch. This year, celebrate with Steve as Digimon Adventure 01 celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Steve played Digitamamon, Demidevimon and Piedmon, for those of you who remember the show.

Steve is so excited to return to Omni Fandom Expo for 2019 and can’t wait to hang out with you all!

Autograph Pricing:

  • Autographed 8X10 Prints - $15 (discount on multiple purchases)
  • Photo-Ops: $30
  • Voice Recordings: $40

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Cathalson - CATHAL Entertainment
Author:  (Guest Author - CEO CATHAL Entertainment)

[APPEARING SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY]

CATHALSON is a Mythologist, Author, Comic Writer, Screenplay Writer, Shared World Novelist, Blogger and the Owner of Cathal Entertainment, a multimedia company located in South Florida.

He is a Creative Consultant for his own imprint Cathal Entertainment and the author of the “Grace Flynn Chronicles” and many other IPs.

CATHALSON attends multimedia conventions and shares his knowledge of creative writing and publishing with attendees through panels and the personal mentoring of new writers.

He is represented by JD Dewitt of 5x5 Productions and has appeared at over 350+ Comic & Multimedia Conventions.

Rob Sims
Cosplay Guest:  (Professional Marty McFly Impersonator / VA - Sponsored by Coulombe Enterprises LLC.)

Rob Sims is a Orlando based actor. He has been in the entertainment business for over 25 years. His specialty is voice impersonations his favorite is doing Marty Mcfly. As a young actor Rob has always look onto Micheal J Fox as his inspiration from Alex P. Keaton, Teen Wolf to Marty Mcfly. With being an avid supporter of the Micheal J. Fox foundation is where he meet Bruce Coulombe at a BTTF event. Rob went to work for Bruce at Coulombe Enterprises  where they specialize in not only creating Delorean Time Machines but all types movie cars.
They are the "Legends for all Occasions" .

Rob has also done events for New Yok Life and Microsoft as well as voiceover work for iHeartMedia, 104.1, and 101 WJRR.
Rob was also  a finalist in an impersonation contest on ABC's LIVE with Kelly and Michael.

Check out Rob's Facebook page here!

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Kyla Swanberg "MisStitched"
Cosplay Guest:  (Pro Character Impersonator / Costume Designer / Cosplay Artist - Sponsored by Coulombe Enterprises LLC.)

MisStitched (aka Kyla Swanberg) is a Orlando based actor and costume designer. She has been performing and designing costumes since 2005. She has cosplayed numerous characters for events such as her favorites Betty Boop, Tank Girl, and Harley Quinn. Recently she has taken the afterlife by storm performing as Lydia Deetz with Rob Sims as Beetlejuice at last year’s Omni Fandom Expo and Spooky Empire. She continues her work in designing and creating costumes for private clients, stage productions, events, and cruise lines with her company MisStitched LLC.

Awards:  BEST COSTUME DESIGN - Heathers the Musical - BroadwayWorld.com

Sponsored by Coulombe Enterprises LLC.

Hanari Solomon
Cosplay Guest:  (Cosplay Guest - Sponsored by Areku Cosplay & Photography)

Hanari Solomon is a national competitive cosplayer with over 50+ costumes under her belt. Florida based, she travels the country competing in cosplay competitions to hone her skills and meet new people along the way. She is very well known for her various Junker cosplays from Overwatch, making specialized prosthetic limbs, and immersive character personification. Her ultimate professional goal is to make a living off of costume creation through competitions, Patreon, or working for a major costuming studio. She has won multiple major awards for her costuming skills, including Best In Show at Anime Expo, and has also judged several contests throughout the Florida convention circuit. Hanari looks forward to adding more feats of costuming excellence to her repertoire in the future!

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It's Mur
Cosplay Guest:  (Cosplay Guest - Sponsored by Areku Cosplay & Photography)

Mur has been a dedicated craftsman for over half a decade, creating detailed videogame and anime-inspired costumes. He has won over 10 awards for his craftsmanship, including four Best in Show. Mur focuses his craft on using upcycled materials, adding individual flair to each costume, and always striving to learn something new.

Photo credits: Link - paraparaproductions / Deku - Brad Conyers Photography / Robin - Ken AD Photography / Ephraim - Colossal x Studios / Munechika - im photography / Owain - ymarkerphotos

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Aleta Pardalis
Cosplay Guest:  (Cosplay Guest - Sponsored by Outlaw Custom Designs)

Aleta Pardalis is the daughter of a clothing designer so grew up around sewing and design. She has been designing clothing and costumes most of her life. After graduating high school in Florida the early 90’s she discovered comic, sci-fi and anime conventions and started to create comic and anime costumes for those events. By 2003 she was regularly attending DragonCon and participating in the Dawn look-a-like contest held there. She credits both DragonCon and that competition for upping the bar for her costuming. She started to specialize in original versions of costumes fairly quickly finding that she prefers original design to reproduction work. In 2002 she along with her mother and grandmother created a Victorian evening gown, followed in 2005 with her Victorian Dawn costume. In 2008 she created her first version of her steampunk Wonder Woman costume which was based on both Amazonia and a Silof figure. That was followed by Steampunk Morgan Le Fey, Airship Pirate Dawn, Steampunk Baroness (GI Joe), Steampunk Poison Ivy, Steampunk Death (Sandman), Steampunk Rowena Ravenclaw, Steampunk Maleficent, Steampunk Jem and the Holograms, Art Nouveau Evil Queen, Dieselpunk Captain Marvel, and many more . New costumes for 2019 include Roccopunk Maleficent, Art Nouveau Maleficent, Edwardian Morticia Addams, and a surprise Steampunk Star Wars Costume.
She has a public Facebook Page www.facebook.com/AletaPardalisPublic . She also takes select costume commissions.

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Frailu
Cosplay Guest:  (Cosplay Guest - Sponsored by Livewire Productions)

Frailu is a Florida based cosplayer who has been actively doing costuming since 2011 and memeing since birth.
She cosplays continually and loves to play games. If you are lucky, you can catch her streaming on Twitch.tv! https://www.twitch.tv/faycos
Frailu travels to countless conventions in the United states all the while continuing her dream of constantly learning, doing costuming and crafts, and meeting her fans and all kinds of new people along the way!

Cosplay Prints: $10

Frailu is sponsored by Livewire Productions. 
https://www.instagram.com/livewirepro/

Masumi Senpai
Cosplay Guest:  (Cosplay Guest - Sponsored by Caliquo Industries, LLC.)

Masumi Senpai is a hardcore cosplayer, lolita, and grad student based out of Orlando. She has been cosplaying since before the turn of the millennium and sewing since her early teen years. Her current focus is on becoming a better costumer and loves the smallest of details when it comes to her costuming. Because of this love for detail it has led her to devote much time to learning everything possible such as molding, beading, armor, wig styling and dying, the use of multiple types of fabrics, props, air brush makeup effects and body paint, and creating patterns. Masumi Senpai does a wide range of panels from cosplay, to dealing with invisible illnesses, lolita, and LGBTQ panels.

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Seraphima Cosplay and Characters LLC
Cosplay Guest:  (Cosplay Guest - Sponsored by Areku Cosplay & Photography)

Seraphima’s passion for costuming began at an early age. As a teen, she could never find the right costumes for Halloween, so she taught herself how to sew and she began making her own. After she had children, she began making Halloween costumes for them as well. Eventually, she started making medieval garb for the Renaissance Faires that she and her family frequented. In 2009, she attended her first convention in a handmade Rogue costume, discovering cosplay and falling instantly in love.

Seraphima Cosplay also uses her talents to perform as characters for birthday parties and events within her community and she commits much of her time to costumed charity work. She also has an entire team of people who do the character work with her and she loves how much everyone has grown together and now much they are all able to give back to their community. She believes that she has a responsibility to bring as much joy to others as cosplay has brought to her.

Seraphima Cosplay is a self-proclaimed nerd with a goofy, fun-loving attitude that she says helps keeps her young at heart. She has always loved comic books and sci-fi, with The X-Men and Star Trek: The Next Generation being her favourite fandoms. She also enjoys reading The Avengers, X-Men, Aquaman, Spider-Gwen (or Ghost Spider), Captain Marvel, and Spider-Man and she loves Firefly, The Princess Bride, Disney, Harry Potter, and Studio Ghibli.

Seraphima Cosplay and Characters LLC is sponsored by Areku Cosplay & Photography and is a Contest Judge for the Omni Fandom Expo 2019 Masquerade Costume Contest.

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Cody's Cosplay Carnival
Cosplay Guest:  (Cosplay Guest - Sponsored by Areku Cosplay & Photography)

Ladies & Gentlemen! Boys & Girls! Welcome to the show! I am Cody’s Cosplay Carnival and I’m here to show you the wonders of the cosplay world. Cosplaying for just under 2 years, Cody’s Cosplay Carnival has been a non-stop show of force on the Florida Cosplay Scene from guesting at the second largest conventions in the state, to winning multiple awards across the Florida convention scene, hosting various advanced level cosplay panels/workshops, and performing/hosting at a main event dance party! Cody’s Cosplay Carnival simply can’t be beat! But don’t let cosplay be known as his only achievement! He is also an accomplished performer working with circuses and side shows for the past 5 years juggling, breathing fire, and more! The Stage is lit Omni Fandom Expo and it’s our time to shine!

Cody's Cosplay Carnival is sponsored by Areku Cosplay & Photography and is a Contest Judge for the Omni Fandom Expo 2019 Masquerade Costume Contest.

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Moira Yume
Cosplay Guest:  (Cosplay Guest - Sponsored by Areku Cosplay & Photography)

"Moira has been involved in the cosplay community since 2006, just shy of her 17th birthday. Having started with the late cosplay troupe, 'Bonzai Anime', Moira found her love and passion for cosplay, costumes and acting. Over the years she has made over a 100 costumes; some for herself, some as commissions for people and some for theatre work during her college days. Along the way, she has earned many different types of awards from multiple competitions. Her most recent achievement was this year's Lumicon Best in Show award. She knows what judges will want to be looking for and isn't afraid to say "Please, check my seams!"

Costuming is a passion and Moira dreams to have an influence in the cosplay community and help anyone starting on their own cosplay journey!"

Moira is sponsored by Areku Cosplay & Photography and is a Contest Judge for the Omni Fandom Expo 2019 Masquerade Costume Contest.

Photo credits: Runafragment (instagram), Fransisco Nazario Photography, Victorieux Photography

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Seamingly Innocent Cosplay
Cosplay Guest:  (Cosplay Guests)

Seamingly Innocent Cosplay is a 2 for 1 special as Lyaric and Amie Hart Cosplay join forces to create a cosplay duo dedicated to creating content of various types for their audience! From cosplays for photo shoots to cosplays for movement arts such as aerials and acro to cosplays for burlesque and boudoir, this duo loves to explore different ways to portray your (and their) favorite characters!

Seamingly Innocent Cosplay got its official start on Patreon in July of 2018, but the two have been cosplaying separately and together for much longer than that. Since their official start in July the two have created numerous costumes together from the worlds of video games, comic books, anime and pop culture. Some of their most popular costumes include Kingdom Hearts, Dragon Age, Sailor Moon, and Dragonball.

The two love to challenge themselves and experimenting with new materials and cosplay creating techniques, and then love sharing what they have learned with their fellow cosplayers! The two started their duo because cosplay really is more fun with friends! They are very excited to be appearing as cosplay guests and can't wait to share what they have learned and learn even more from all of their fellow cosplayers!

Bruce Carr "No Ordinary Balloon Man"
Entertainer:  (Master Balloon Artist)

Bruce Carr aka No Ordinary Balloon Man is a professional award-winning balloon artist currently living in Clermont, FL serving the Central Florida area and beyond. He has had a life long love of all things in the realm of what he calls “nerd swag” and there is nothing that he enjoys more than making people smile. This professional balloon artist has been making balloons since the age of twelve.

Bruce has entertained and built balloon creations for companies such as Disney, Wal-Mart, Kennedy Space Center, Geico, Build-A-Bear, Dunkin Donuts, Belk  and Chick-fil-a. Bruce is also a full time balloon artists for a multitude of restaurants including Chuy's, Joe’s Crab Shack and Texas Road House,through the balloon art companies Twisted Artz and Balloon World Orlando. He is also an entertainer for parties and events throughout Florida and the Eastern United States, including Colossalcon in Ohio, Screw Attack Gaming Convention in Texas, Mobicon in Alabama and many more. Bruce combines balloon art, acting, singing and puppetry to construct beautiful lightweight costumes to delight attendees of any large event. Bruce has even won costume awards at the Florida Supercon, Holiday Matsuri, Omni Expo, Ultracon and Chibi Pa, becoming a fan favorite at many fandom conventions. Bruce’s work has been recognized in social media and made into countless memes featured on such websites as Kotaku, MTVgames and Know Your Meme (Balloon Solid Snake and Balloon Colossal Titan) Equestria Daily (Balloon Party Favor Pony and Balloon Bridge) and Cartoon Network (Balloon Finn and Jake).

As a performer, Bruce has collaborated with other amazing artists for unique balloon performances with Grammy Nominated punk rock band Green Jellÿ and with Pecach Pictures "Pony Meets World"as "Human Discord". Bruce has recently had large balloon projects sponsored by Qualatex, the world's leading balloon art company. Bruce encourages individuals with Asperger Syndrome to pursue their goals and dreams via his panel “Twisting Up the Odds”, performed at The Hartwick Symposium and other conventions. He also supports terminal kids in need with the Children's Miracle Network via The Grand Brony Gala.

You can find examples of his work through his website!

www.noordinaryballoonman.com

Or Social Media!

www.facebook.com/noordinaryballoonman

www.noordinaryballoonman.deviantart.com

Instagram @Noordinaryballoonman87

Twitter @Ball00nManX

Youtube

NoFlutter
Artist:  (Guest Artist)

Floridian artist NoFlutter is best known for her unique and stylized concepts and characters. NoFlutter found her own artistic vision by spending time studying under artists, such as Tommy Castillo, and apprenticing for Pierre Matisse.

After finishing her degree in design at Orlando IADT, NoFlutter made waves nation wide with her unique original designs for Rebel Toons, which were used for costumes for Party City. Along with creating her own art, NoFlutter is a concept artist for indie graphic novel, My So Called Secret Identity. NoFlutter's art has struck a cord in the cosplay community for many years. First being featured on the SyFy's 'Heroes of Cosplay,' for Monica Lee's cosplay of her Alternative Victorian Ivy, her fantastical drawings have been brought to life by many talented cosplayers. Ivydoomkitty, Jessica Nigri, Its Raining Neon, Rei Doll and Ryoko (R&R Cosplay) are just a few names of talented artist who have brought her beautiful creations from paper to walking art.

With features on Moviepilot, GeekGirls and many more, the only limit of NoFlutter's artistic odyssey is how many gradients she can fit onto a single piece.

CRH - (Crazy Random Happenstance)
Performers:  (Shadowcasting and Performance Group)

CRH (Crazy Random Happenstance) is a spirited young group that love everything related to shadowcasting. They have shadowcasted Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog, Clue, The Princess Bride, The Room, Beetlejuice, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More with Feeling. They have also performed a variety of small interactive events themed around Doctor Who and Sherlock.

Once again, CRH will be teaming with Shinobi School to show their skills and bring other fun surprises along the way for everyone at Omni Fandom Expo!

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Speakeasy Sirens
Entertainers:  (Burlesque Troop)

The Speakeasy Sirens is a cosplay performance troupe based in Orlando, Florida. Founded in 2016 they've performed at multiple comic book shops, private events, a convention or two and even a haunted house! Having an array of performers skilled in poi, fan work, lyra, silks, gymnastics and more, they incorporate these skills into making their burlesque shows unique and something fresh.

You can find information on upcoming and past shows, auditions and booking on Facebook.com/speakeasysirens

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Cosmic Lion Cosplay
Entertainers:  (Cosplay Entertainers)

COSMIC LION COSPLAY is a Florida based cosplay group with a range of talented cosplayers who have been cosplaying as far back as 2008. The group is comprised of both old and new friends who came together under the common love of cosplaying and doing group events.

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/cosmiclioncosplay
Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/cosmic-lion-cosplay
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cosmiclioncosplay
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCooIY3lMPVs50neAESulJuA

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The Royal Manticoran Navy
Club:  (Official Honor Harrington Fan Association)

The Royal Manticoran Navy is the Official Honor Harrington Fan Association. TRMN celebrates the work of David Weber and the universe he has created in his Honor Harrington books. As an organization, TRMN is structured much like the world that David has created. We have many opportunities for all members to participate – either in military service or as a civilian.

TRMN currently has over 5000 members from 46 countries/territories. We are not just fans of the Honorverse but also cosplayers, gamers, sci-fi fans and, in general, geeks. We enjoy gathering together for camaraderie and we support many different charities worldwide. The official charity of the organization is Big Cat Rescue. Their bobcat, Max, is our official mascot!

A major part of our mission is to bring a positive fandom experience to everyone! All we ask is that you remember one thing: do it “Always with Honor!”

For more information stop by the TRMN fan table at the con or visit our website at trmn.org or contact info@trmn.org.

501st Legion
Industry Guest:  (The World's Definitive Imperial Costuming Organization!)

 "...The 501st Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work..."

To Promote Interest in Star Wars

While a growing number of people are experiencing a reawakening of their Star Wars fandom, new generations are seeking ways to celebrate their passion for George Lucas's modern mythology. The 501st Legion brings these fans together, reinforcing the enduring longevity of the Star Wars saga.

To Facilitate the Use of Costumes

Some fans are content to collect action figures...other fans want to be action figures. Nothing professes your passion quite like building your own detailed costume replica of a classic Star Wars villain, and there's nothing quite like the feeling that comes from bringing the characters of Star Wars into the real world and sharing the magic with others.

To Contribute

While our organization was founded to simply provide a collective identity for costuming fans with similar interests, the 501st is proud to put its resources to good use through fundraising, charity work, and volunteerism.

Shadowfax
DJ:  (DJ / Purveyor of Awesome Sounds)

Shadowfax is probably most recognized by convention attendees for his famous Saturday night BLACKOUT: Rave parties but he and his crew of Tech Ninjas are also responsible for bringing the stage, sound and lighting to life at many conventions across the state.

His background includes over twenty five years in the entertainment industry in a career that encompasses many roles from technical writer to fire-breather. In 2004 he introduced technical theater staging to the fan-based convention scene and has been raising the bar higher every year. His company has since helped nearly a dozen fan-based conventions to get their start and continues to provide technical services for many of them, including several of the largest in the state. When not working the convention scene, Shadowfax is a professional event DJ and also the owner and lead graphic artist for Outlaw Custom Designs where he can typically be found creating decals and T-shirts for clients around the world.

Shadowfax is best known for his massive room-filling Raves. More than a dance, they are a sensory experience where he blends Vocal, Anthem and Uplifting Trance with lights, video and glowsticks to create his own flavor of sensory-overloading EDM euphoria.

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Jackie Florian "Kanashimi"
Internet Personality:  (Jet Setting Radio Personality / Voice Actor)

 Jackie "Kanashimi" Florian got her first taste of vocal performance by practicing improv in middle school. She continued studying entertainment and, in 2009, prior to graduating high school, she started in broadcasting when she co-founded online radio station 91.8 The Fan. Since then, her life has been a barrage of conversation with guests ranging from Hollywood talent to Japanese icons. She is known for her popular radio show titled Kana's Korner which airs every weekday between noon and 4 PM PST.

But Jackie's involvement with radio didn't limit her to the airwaves; it began a career of not only on-camera interviews, but leading panels, workshops, and seminars. Her experience in radio has led her to commercial voice over where she's worked for companies such as Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and many others. Jackie can also be heard as the voice of several universities across the United States and Canada. She's recently made way into video games and animation projects such as Army Of Tentacles (J. Brewer) and Tome: Terrain of Magical Expertise (Anneva). Jackie travels to cons with her team sharing their love of Asian music with the masses and hosting all sorts of panels to amuse and entertain attendees far and wide.

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