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Guests

Jessica got her start in the anime dubbing industry back in 1995 (DAYUM) with ADVfilms (now Sentai Filmworks/Seraphim Digital). Some of her recent work includes Attack on Titan/Attack on Titan Junior High (Hange Zoe), Amagi Brilliant Park (Tiramy), Gatchaman Crowds/Gatchaman Crowds Insight (Hajime), Infinite Stratos 2 (Tatenashi), Girls und Panzer (Saori), Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess (Éclair), Street Fighter V (Nadeshiko), Dog and Scissors (Natsuno), Problem Children are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They? (Black Rabbit), Ikki Tousen series (Ekitoku Chouhi), Queensblade series (Nanael), Maria Holic/Maria Holic Alive (Kanako), and many more.

Some of her earlier work includes iconic titles such as Excel Saga, V1-3 (Excel Excel), Pokemon (Kay, the Raichu Trainer), Slayers: the Motion Picture (Meliroon), Dragonhalf (Mink), Dirty Pair, OAV 1-5 (Yuri), Boogie Pop Phantom (Moto and Poom Poom), Those Who Hunt Elves, S1 (Celcia), Magical DoReMi (Drona), Kare Kano (Tsukino), Ruin Explorers (Fam), and New Cutey Honey (The Lovely Warrior, Honey Kisaragi), in which she was personally cast by Go Nagai for the English dub.

You can also hear Jessica as Rip Van Winkle in Team Four Star’s Hellsing Ultimate Abridged Episode 4 and Ifalna in Final Fantasy VII: Machinabridged (FF7:MA) – Ep. 8., as well as a number of animated shorts from famed comic strip Cyanide & Happiness on their Explosm YouTube channel including: The WeathermanDinner with the FolksSad Larry in Love and Going Down.

Jessica loves to meet ALL THE PEOPLE so please don’t be shy about saying hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! <3
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David Wald began voice acting several years ago with ADV Films, Sentai Filmworks, and Funimation. His credits include Bulat in Akame Ga Kill!, Hannes in Attack On Titan, Gajeel in Fairy Tail, Paulie in One Piece, Mutsumi in Kiss Him, Not Me, Rikki Nendou in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K, Germán in Garo: The Animation, Reiji in Diabolik Lovers, Ren in DRAMatical Murder, Katze in Gatchaman: CROWDS, Woodley in Black Butler: Book of Murder, Raizo in Ghost In The Shell: Arise, Master Chief in Halo: Legends, Charlie in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Duke Togo in Golgo 13, Tsutomu in Kids On The Slope, Kyouichi in Tokyo Majin, Kaito Daimon in Phi Brain, Kondou in Hakuoki, Dr. Ozaki in Shiki, Choe Gu-Sang in Psycho Pass, and Count Magnus Lee in Sentai’s 2015 dub of Vampire Hunter D, among many others. David served as ADR Director for Aura: Koga Maryuin’s Last War, and has recently begun working as a writer of ADR scripts.

David began working in theatre way back when WHAM! topped the Billboard charts, Back To The Future was the top-grossing film, wide, neon shoelaces were a thing, and we were all blissfully unaware of the damage our hairspray was doing to the ozone layer. Since those days, David has developed a great love for Shakespeare and very little need for hairspray. You’re welcome, ozone layer! He’s worked with noted Shakespeare scholars and interpreters including Andrew Wade from the RSC, Tina Packer from Shakespeare & Company, Guy Roberts from the Prague Shakespeare Company, and the late, great Dr. Sidney Berger of The Houston Shakespeare Festival.

David was a Studio Music and Jazz major at Elmhurst College, the University of Miami, and the University of North Texas and spent several years playing and singing in rock, funk, and jazz bands in the Midwest and East Coast. Eventually, he ran out of rock-n-roll angst and decided to go back into the more rational world of acting. His therapist has encouraged him to investigate the reasoning behind this decision thoroughly.

Dawn M. Bennett is a Dallas-based voice actress that has worked with FUNimation, Rooster Teeth, ScrewAttack, and GalaxyTrail. She began voice acting during her freshman year at Berklee College of Music, where she graduated as a songwriting major in 2014.

Dawn can be heard in shows such as RWBY (An Ren), Show By Rock!! (A), Touken Ranbu-Hanamaru (Hotarumaru), Yuri!!! On Ice (Isabella Yang), Fairy Tail (Frosch), Attack On Titan: Junior High (Frieda Reiss), Akiba’s Trip (Kikuchi), Dance With Devils (Ritsuka Tachibana), Bikini Warriors (Dark Elf), Puzzle & Dragons X (Haru), Sky Wizards Academy (Rico Flamel), Keijo!!!!!!!! (Miku Kobayakawa), and Garo: The Animation (Esmeralda Valiante).

She can also be heard in games such as Freedom Planet (Lilac), SMITE (Celestial Isis), and Yandere Simulator (Asu Rito, Hanako Yamada, & Muja Kina).
Besides voice acting, Dawn enjoys singing for private events within the Filipino community and karaoke with friends. She also streams Let’s Plays on her Twitch channel

Contributing to the anime world since 2003, beginning with ADV films, Blake Shepard regularly lends his vocal talents to FUNimation, Seraphim Digital. His unique tone and versatility has allowed him to provide performances for a range of characters in shows such as: Food Wars (Crunchy Roll and Hi Dive), Air Gear (SyFy Channel/Adult Swim), Fullmetal Alchemist : Brotherhood, One Piece, Attack on Titan (Cartoon Network), Halo Legends (Netflix) and many more. As an animator, Blake Shepard has also provided the Anime Network with original animation as well as creating promos and bumpers for the network. His company Dynosaur Productions focuses on original content and new technologies. His new project: Robot Girl Chronicles is currently in production. You can learn more at Patreon.com/RobotGirl.

Creepy Pasta is the new Urban Legend. Horror stories and experiences from around the internet are crawling out of the wood work and coming to your ears from one specific voice. MrCreepyPasta, horror story teller of YouTube, is a well known voice for such famous horror characters such as Jeff the Killer, Smile.Dog and Eyeless Jack. He started 6 year ago and over that time the Creepy Pasta narrators have grown exponentially over the years to becoming a staple in the YouTube community and in the horror genre with over 1.2 Million Subscribers. Since the creation of the channel, he has moved into VA voice acting. He has made small appearances in anime as well as taking the genre to new highest, MrCreepyPasta has produced 2 Creepy Pasta Collection Anthologies that have broken the top 50 Horror Anthologies on amazon and 1 successfully kickstarted Comic book title.

Kitty the Vamp Slayer Cosplay

We’d like to give a warm welcome Kitty The Vamp Slayer Cosplay who will be joining us at Otaku Fair x GaMExpo this year! All the way from Dallas, she has been cosplaying characters from anime, movies, cartoons, T.V., and gaming since 2014!

Check out her Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/kittythevampslayer/

Keyboard Smash Cosplay
We are so excited to announce KeyBoard Smash Cosplay as one of our Cosplay Guests for Otaku Fair x GaMExpo 2017 (and our  Keyboard Smash Cosplay is a professional cosplayer that has been a guest at multiple South Texas conventions, including Alamo City Comic Con. You can find his social media at:
Instagram: @keyboard_smash

A professional internet personality, a noted ambassador of pro wrestling, and a Viral Super Star in the cosplay industry having her cosplay of Dragon Ball Z‘s Goku receive 3.7 million views!

Visit her official website and portfolio at: http://www.theMissyMayhem.com

Visit her social media at:
FB: http://www.facebook.com/slmissy
IG: http://www.instagram.com/slmissy
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/slmissy
YT: http://www.youtube.com/c/slmissy

Support her and shop at:
Storenvy: http://www.slmissy.storenvy.com/
T-Shirts: http://www.teespring.com/stores/slmissy
Wish List: http://a.co/3izluse

Booking at: slmissyofficial@gmail.com

Colony Drop Cosplay

Darien Spider, raised in Raising Star Texas on a cattle ranch, spent 15+ years as a LARPer before making his debut in Cosplay at San-Japan 7. Specializing in cold forged metal armor and outlandish but sturdy props, including a functioning chariot and a breech loading Harkonnen Cannon, his builds and build have put him head and shoulders above the competition on the cosplay stage. From Novice to Master in his first cosplay show, now even stage fright can’t slow this spacenoid down!

QueenofSpace, a cosplayer since birth, well at least since per-pubesence, made her cosplay debut at Baka-con (now Sakura-con) 1998. Her passion for costume making has led her to a career as a garment production seamstress, and she has recently made a trip to Malaysia to combat urban poverty by teaching under privileged women how to sew for production.

Together, they lead Colony Drop Cosplay, a name you’ve probably heard of a lot if you’ve attended any cosplay competitions in the last few years, to date they have taken 19 major awards, including four Best in Show titles, and even made it to the World Cosplay Summit National competition in 2015.

With the help of GoblinQueen (Hair and Makeup), ZappaSlave (Stage Ninja Extraordinaire), and TheSockNinja (Financial Backer, and Moral Support), Colony Drop Cosplay is a team that really lives up to it’s name.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ColonyDropCosplay/

We are excited to announce that Love Notes will be joining us for Otaku Fair x GaMExpo 2017!
 
Love Notes is an idol cosplay and performance troupe based out of Austin, TX. Originally formed in 2015, Love Notes made their debut at Anime Overload 2015. Since then Love Notes has performed at conventions such as Anime Austin and Ikkicon 11.
 
You can find them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/lovenotesidols/
 
And on Instagram: @lovenotesidols
Galaxy Girl Paida
GalaxyGirl Paida is a solo underground idol from San Antonio, Texas. She is a young girl who enjoyed singing and dancing for her friends and entering many local singing competitions and talent shows. Paida began her idol career in 2014 on Youtube, starting with song and dance covers of popular music from Japan. Since then, she has been performing live at Asian cultural festivals, anime conventions, and night live houses performing solo and working with DJ’s. She wishes to continue her success with her idol career as she goes on to create original content for the Japanese pop music scene and embrace her own style. She hopes to have a successful debut in Japan.
Instagram: @galaxygirlpaida
The Vixens
The Vixens are a cosplay dance troupe formed in 2015 from San Antonio. Initially brought together by a shared love for cosplay they soon found that each shared a unique talent and passion for dance. Together, they specialize in a variety of styles from EDM, Go-Go, Poi, Hoop, Fans, Fire, Folkloric, bellydance, J-Pop, K-Pop and contemporary all the way to traditional partnered styles like swing and blues. Often performing in cosplay their energetic performances are sure to have something for everyone
 
If you’d like to find out more about their dance troupe go check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SATXCosplayDancers/!

Sebris is a DJ, Producer, Composer, and multimedia artist hailing from the City of Corpus Christi, Texas. He began his musical journey at the age of 14 when he began experimenting with synthesizers and software, as well as CGI and video software at the age of 15. From there, he’s honed his skills to create his first live experience at a small venue called Studio B by 2010. This lead to more opportunities that would bring him to large shows even beyond his home town, including SXSW, while performing with the likes of Hawthorne Heights, Voltaire, and Andrew W.k. to name a few. This wolf lives to be happy, make others happy, and bring an unforgettable experience for everyone through his works

Christian Lalinde, better known as Sephi Hakubi in entertainment media, is a progressive DJ, multi-media producer, and occasional cosplayer and gamer who has a big focus in the Anime Fandom and Electronic Dance Music cultures. He currently leads a production faction with his wife and manager Laura “Amethyst Hakubi” Lalinde called Hau5 of Hakubi, producing and performing music through radio and live events along with their close friends and fellow artists. Furthermore, Sephi is a resident at nightlife entertainment groups EBE Productions and Just Don’t Stop Productions in San Antonio, radio stations ToukuFM (worldwide) and My959 (KXRG-LP 95.9FM in Honolulu), and is currently signed with dance music label Appointed Recordings LLC.

Sephi’s AnimEDM style brought him great fortune as his efforts in electronic music gained the attention of several figures in the anime and rave scene, performing for the masses at FAN:dom Con, San Japan, and SukoshiCon as well as festivals like Equinox, Unite As One, and Tonyc Summer Jam; in addition, Sephi managed to open for Darude and also had the honor to open directly for FYER and Kenneth Thomas, gaining much valued wisdom from world-renowned industry performers. Currently, Sephi is focusing more on music production to incorporate his AnimEDM concept; meanwhile, you can hear Sephi’s proof of concept every week on his serialized radio show, Weekly Rave Smash, airing live every Thursday night at 6PM Central Time on touku.fm

Website: http://www.sephihakubi.com/
AnimeCons Bio: http://animecons.com/guests/bio.shtml/3377/Sephi_Hakubi
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SephiHakubi
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sephihakubi
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/sephihakubi
Soundcloud: https://www.soundcloud.com/SephiHakubi
Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/sephihakubi/

Kira Kira Entertainment is Texas’s premiere pop culture production company whose mission is to celebrate Kawaii culture through the performing arts. Kawaii is the Japanese word for “cute,” and it encompasses many different styles of media. Though usually thought of as bright colored and child-like, Kawaii can encompass just about anything that is considered cool. Many different subcultures have
adopted the word, from the usual suspects like Lolita and Fairy fashion to Goth, Menhera, and Neo-Gal. Here at Kira Kira Entertainment, we strive to share the Kawaii culture that we have come to love through each show we produce.

Bardic Insight is a PG-13 comedy troupe with a profound appreciation for Shakespeare. BI specializes in video and theatrical sketch material, school of improvisation, Texas Cosplay Human Chess matches, fight choreography, writing, directing, production &amp; performance. The troupe is skilled at hosting and performing for corporate events, anime/comic-con conventions, and can provide emcee or DJ services and event planning. With a collective 50+ years of experience under their belt, Bardic Insight members often serve as featured panelists and staff for assorted conventions throughout Texas in a variety of areas, including but not limited to: Theater Workshops, Anti- Bullying presentations, Episode Reenactments, and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”
Chris Graham: As the youngest and newest addition to the team, Chris is often recognized for his “Peter Pan-like” exuberance and curiosity. Willing to do anything for a laugh, he is the troupe’s juggler, physical comedian, and sous chef. His favorite role is Hamlet and he would love to play it again.
Resident Ginger and music fanatic, Jackson’s natural sense of rhythm
endows him with a talent for fight and dance choreography. He is often the calm counterbalance to the troupe’s penchant for hyperactivity. His intellect is not to be overlooked as he now pursues a Major in Chemistry at Texas State along side his Minor in Theatre.
Currently working on his degree in Theatrical Art with a concentration in Performance and Production, at Texas State, the dream role for Mitch is to portray Patrick Star in “SpongeBob: The Musical”.
Passionate about Shakespeare, his goal is to perform at Chicago’s Second City premiere comedy club. Most remembered for improvised rants, Mitch is at his best when on a tear.
 Tim is the producer and general support technician for the troupe. His experience
behind the camera and as a chess tactician is invaluable. Favorite quote: “Moo” Tim often cosplays as the creepy& quiet characters (Slenderman, Ryuk, Purple Guy), which belies his kind disposition.
Founder of Bardic Insight, Renaissance man, counselor & paralegal, Kris has
spent his life entertaining others.  From farce to drama, Shakespeare to Monty Python, he’s done a bit of everything onstage, backstage, on or behind camera, voice-over work and in the production booth. For over 14 years Kris has worked at numerous conventions: name a job at a convention– he’s probably done it. Kris greatly appreciates the support and participation of the Bardic crew, as they tirelessly brainstorm, perform and laugh together.

Video Game Studios

Hebi Studios – RageBall

Hebi Studios will be showing off their game RageBall, which is a two-dimensional sports game that simulates table tennis, created right here in San Antonio! The player controls an in-game paddle by moving it vertically across the left side of the screen, and can compete against either a computer-controlled opponent or another player controlling a second paddle on the opposing side. Players use the paddles to hit balls back and forth. The aim is for each player to reach ten points before the opponent; points are earned when one fails to return the ball to the other. There are obstacles in the middle that will deflect the balls, as well as a special ball that can be fired at the opponent. This ball is called the RageBall. Each ball is worth one point, with the exception of the RageBall which is worth two points. There are nine different playing fields, each with different music, and obstacles.

Enso Entertainment – Waifu Fight: Dango Style

Enso Entertainment is an Indie developer and publisher of entertainment software.  Established in February of 2017, becoming the first Indie developer and publisher of entertainment software based in Corpus Christi Texas. We are currently in development of Waifu Fight: Dango Style. What is Waifu Fight?

Waifu Fight: Dango Style is an exciting new retro-type action based game incorporating a unique mix of intense gameplay and attractive, anime-style character artwork! You and your Waifu of choice will square off against an opponent by bouncing dangos between one another until you break through each other’s defense! Waifu Fight is a crazy mix between the wall breaking mechanics of Breakout, the narrative and sexual elements of HuniePop, the special attacks and combos of Street Fighter, and the retro action from good old fashioned Pong!

Unlike its contemporaries in the ecchi game field, Waifu Fight incorporates its characters as a gameplay element—frequently a character will pop into the middle of the screen and your dangos will bounce off of her cute and sexy body! Combine this with a robust suite of items and power-ups, the paths to victory become nearly endless!

Gaming Guests
(Brought to you by GaMExpo)

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Justin De Witt is the Chief Creative Officer and co-owner of Fireside Games with his wife and CEO, Anne-Marie De Witt. Justin has been making games since he was old enough to use scissors. Since then he’s gone on to work in animation, multimedia, and game publishing. His previous designs include Castle Panic, The Wizard’s Tower, Star Trek Panic, Dastardly Dirigibles, and his newest game Hotshots.

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Kay Lynn Syrin is a professional game developer, cosplayer, and performer from Austin, Texas. She has been in the industry for 7 years releasing 15 titles and has been a guest or performed at venues including Dragon Con, ACL Live, A-kon, Anime Matsuri, Alamo City Comic Con, and San Japan.

For cosplay and other special guest inquiries, please e-mail Lisa at lisa@otakufellowshipsociety.com

For Voice Actor guest inquiries, please e-mail Hailey at hailey@otakufellowshipsociety.com