Guests

Featured Guests

Erik Kimerer

Voice Actor

Recent anime works you may have heard Erik in include, One Punch Man as Speed-O’-Sound Sonic, Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans as Biscuit Griffon, The Asterisk War as Ayato Amagiri, Your Lie in April as Takeshi Aiza, Toradora as Ryuuji Takasu, Magi as Alibaba Saluja, Accel World as Haruyuki Arita, Sword Art Online as Ducker, and “Seven Deadly Sins” as Gowther. In the world of video games, Erik has lent his voice to Cress and various other characters in Tales of Xilia 2, Oliver in 2064: Read Only Memories, Mark Evans in Inazuma Eleven, Oskar in Atelier Sophie, Joven Glacius in Heroes of Newerth, and a Black Egret in Skullgirls. Outside of anime and games, he has even delved into audiobook narration, recently portraying Koyomi Araragi in the Kizumonogatari light novel.

John Gremillion

VOICE ACTOR

John Gremillion is a stage, film and voice actor who has been working in anime for over 25 years, providing voices in popular anime titles for FUNimation, Sentai Filmworks, Okratron 5000, and ADV Films. John can currently be seen as Dracule Mihawk in One Piece, Gentle Criminal in My Hero Academia, Roland Chapelle in Food Wars, Arthur Randall in Black Butler, and D in Vampire Hunter D. Other titles include Parasyte: The Maxim Akame Ga Kill!, Eden of the East, Haikyu!, Baselisk,Trinity Blood, Halo Legends, Cromartie High School, Summer Wars, Coyote Ragtime Show, Full Metal Panic!, Desert Punk, D.N. Angel, Princess Nine, Gasraki, and many others.

 

A professional video editor for over 25 years, John worked on the supplemental materials for ADV’s 2010 release of Halo Legends and for FUNimation’s release of Assassination Classroom Vol 2. He studied film at The University of Texas at Austin and Theatre Arts at The Juilliard School of Drama.

Kimberley Anne Campbell

VOICE ACTOR

Recent anime works you may have heard Kimberley in include, 86 as the voice of Frederica Rosenfort, Argo in the new Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night movie, as well as the titular character Nagatoro in Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro.

Cosplay Industry Guests

LarpLikeRae

LarpLikeRae is a multi-talented Cosplayer based in Southern AZ. They are best known as “The Tattooing Cosplayer” offering tattoo sessions fully in cosplay for an “in character” experience. Not stopping there, LarpLikeRae excels in the fields of larping, sewing, prop building, social media and animating.
 
LarpLikeRae is a Master level cosplayer that has competed in many cosplay competitions with their hand-made costumes, and has been a judge just as many times! Traveling for conventions, guesting and judging, LarpLikeRae is known for creating a fun and memorable experience for the convention and cosplay community!
 
Outside of cosplay, they are a full time tattooer, artist, has a love for cherries, pink princess themed things, and DR. PEPPER! 
They are so happy to bring their signature cosplays to bring a great convention experience!

CaptainGhostly Cosplay

Meet Captainghostly, an international cosplayer and prop maker based in Belgium. He is an enthusiastic explorer of novel materials, techniques and approaches to elevate his creations. Following on that, he introduced several new materials in the cosplay world together with Cosplayshop.be where he is a manager. CaptainGhostly loves giving workshops filled with practical tips and tricks to help others learn and grow in their own crafting journeys.

Captainghostly has had the privilege of guesting over 60 times all around the world and judged international cosplay finals. His work has even been featured in the “cool japan” exhibition at one of Belgium’s largest museums.

His ultimate goal is to use his presence to inspire others, sharing knowledge and being a positive influence in the community.

Angela Pritchett

Angela Pritchett is an award-winning, master-level cosplayer and educator. She started sewing from a very young age when she saw the Labyrinth and wanted Sarah’s poets shirt, her father and grandmother realized that “this child needs to learn how to sew.”

Angela has over 20 years of experience in the world of cosplay and has focused on introducing newcomers to costuming/cosplay and helping create a fun and safe environment for all. When not working on cosplays she has designed and created costumes for stage and screen. She loves the process of bringing a thought on a piece of paper to life.

Angela has been a cosplay guest, judge, contest runner, and she currently runs Katsucon’s Hall Costume Contest. Her costumes have been featured in The Washington Post, CosMode, and multiple coffee table costuming/cosplay books.

When not costuming, Angela works in the film industry. She has been in a handful of movies/TV shows as well as numerous commercials, most notably JG Wentworth, Giant Foods, and a Bill Nye the Science Guy special.

Outside of cosplay and work, Angela’s favorite things are boba, Pugs, junk journaling, playing Dead by Daylight and horror movies!

You can find Angela online on various platforms, she is Angalese on Instagram and AngelaPlaysUkulele on TikTok and YouTube.

 Oz Costumes carries a Masters in Costume Design & Technology from California State University Long Beach. She has been sewing professionally in the theater industry since 2019.

With 15 years of cosplaying under her belt, she has won multiple Best In Show and Master Division awards throughout the Southwest, including Best in Show at Anime Banzai 2021.

Maria’s core belief about cosplay is that everyone has the capability to learn and grow and that all skill levels should be celebrated. But most importantly, cosplay is for fun! Currently, she lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and many pets.

Performance Guests

Kenshin Taiko

In Japanese, Kenshin means ‘dedicated’ or ‘devoted’, and Taiko means ‘drum’. This group was started in 1996 by Laura Olson and Denyse Nakashima of The Japanese Church of Christ. Taiko drumming has often been called the heartbeat of Japan, and has been used to celebrate various festivals for hundreds of years. We here at Kenshin Taiko are a community dedicated to keeping this artform alive in Salt Lake City. Our group is very diverse, with players ranging in age from 8 to 80 years old!

Performing For Thursday Night VIP Event Only

The Taiyō Maid Cafe

Hey guys! We are the Taiyō maid cafe from Boise, Idaho. We love to provide fun memories for our guests. Card games are our specialty, so come and challenge a maid to a game!

No Nice Things

Performing for anime conventions, cosplay parties, and touring anime clubnights, No Nice Things brings a unique blend of anime culture and nightlife. Driven by ADHD and Caffeine, he spans a wide range of high energy dance music, mixing inspirations from anime & video games into modern dance music. Unrestricted by genre, No Nice Things curates dynamic playlists to move crowds and spark some nerdcore nostalgia.
 
With original works released on Occult Cats Records, Firaga Records, & Game Grooves. He’s been featured on officially licensed remix albums of “VGM Essentials: Pokémon Remixed” and “Milk Bar: an EDM Tribute to Majora’s Mask

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