Voice Actress Cherami Leigh
Cherami Leigh is an American voice actress best known for the titles Sword Art Online, Sailor Moon and Soul Eater. Read more here!
Voice Actor Keith Silverstein
Keith Silverstein is a veteran voice actor with an impressive and diverse list of credits. He is the voice of Torbjörn in the smash hit game Overwatch, Hisoka on Hunter x Hunter… Read more here!
Voice Actor Daman Mills
Daman Mills is voice actor based in Dallas, Texas. He lends his voice to a variety of anime and video games, all while fueled by a copious amount of coffee… Read more here!
Voice Actress Michele Knotz
It is said that Michele Knotz hails from a distant faraway planetoid called New Jersey. She commutes to New York to work on this series you may have heard of called Pokémon. Read more here!
Educational Guest Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe
One of our favorite educational guests is back! Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe’s dad took her to her first Star Trek convention as a child and sealed her future as a card carrying geek. Read more here!
Voice Actress Faye Mata
Faye Mata is a professional voice actress and a former competitive gamer. She is best known as the voice of Lulu from League of Legends. Read more here!
Voice Actress Xanthe Huynh
Xanthe Huynh is a voice actress currently working out of Los Angeles. Her years of theater training are what she believes to have aided her in the voice acting competition AX Idol at Anime Expo. Read more here!
Voice Actor Bryce Papenbrook
Bryce has been a professional voice over artist since the age of eight. Bryce has performed in numerous video games, cartoons, and television shows. Some recent roles include Eren in Attack on Titan. Read more here!
Educational Guest Jed Henry
Where does the word manga come from? Did you know it was originally used back in the 1800s to describe traditional Japanese prints? Artist Jed Henry is an original manga designer who works in this old style. Read more here!
Gaming Guest KawaiiFaceMiles
Miles Mackenzie, better known as KawaiiFaceMiles, is a prolific and accomplished figurehead in the fighting game community. She is an active competitor with notable TEKKEN 7 placements including top 16 at Final Round 2019, top 24 at Northwest Majors 2019 and 1st place on Eleague TEKKEN Team Takedown. Read more here!
Performance Guest Bubblepop Burlesque
Bubblepop Burlesque first performed at Anime Central 2014 and has been wowing convention crowds ever since. The midwest’s premier nerdlesque group is excited to bring their brand of fun and sexy to the Anime USA crowd. Bubblepop promises a good time with a little something for everyone.
Cosplay Guest Jay Targaryen
Jay Targaryen began cosplaying waaaayyyy back in 2000. After attending their first convention at Otakon 1999, and seeing all the fans dressed up, it became Jay’s mission to join their ranks! Read more here!
Cosplay Guest Leigh Targaryen
Leigh Targaryen entered the crazy and wonderful world of cosplay in 2005. Her first attempts at costumes were all hand sewn for fear of the dreaded sewing machine. Despite that, she won two major awards in the beginner category of the Masquerade and Hall Contests of Katsucon in 2006. Read more here!
Producer, DJ, and all around electronic music enthusiast, DJ Subie started his journey in Richmond VA in 2009. With his love for EDM of all kinds, and the inspiration he gets from it. He’s spent the last 10 years producing his own EDM and DJing at venues in Richmond and several EDM festivals, and he always aims to misbehave behind the decks!
DJ Kangal aka Mike Kangal has been a staple of East Coast dancefloors for over 22 years. A veteran mover and shaker of the Washington DC Retro and Alternative EDM scenes, you would be hard pressed to find a dancefloor anywhere in the district he hasn’t made shake or get through a weekend where he can’t be found somewhere in DC making people dance. Read more here!
DJ Jay Nak
Jay has been entertaining for 16 years playing tunes and making dancers happy at the convention scene. His first foray into performance started the longtime event “Cosplay Dance Off”, which has been running strong at AnimeUSA, Katsucon, Magfest, Escape Velocity, AMA, NYAF, and other conventions. Read more here!
Educational Featured Presenter
Rev. Kuniko Kanawa
Rev. Kuniko Kanawa is an owner of Atelier Kanawa, the Japanese concept earth friendly studio. She offers various refined traditional Japanese cultural services as a certified Kimono consultant, Kimono model, Kimono photographer, founder of Washington D.C. Kimono Club, Edo Tsumami Kanzashi
artisan, certified Shinto priestess, Kagura dancer, and Shinto photographer of KAMUNABI photography. Read more here!
Legends of Avantris
Legends of Avantris is a group of seven friends playing at-the-table Dungeons & Dragons on Twitch every week, with a focus on heavy roleplay, numerous voices, and intricate storytelling. Read more here!
Panel Geeks is headed by two Philadelphia-area sisters; the co-founders of Nijicon (The convention that bridges the gap between yaoi fans and the LGBTQ+ community). This dynamic duo LOVES all things geeky and have decided to take their talents hosting panels on the road! Read more here!