Guests

Featured Guests

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Marissa Lenti

VOICE ACTOR

Marissa Lenti, best known as the voice of Moze (Borderlands 3), is a voice actress who you can also hear in anime roles like Malva (Pokémon Evolutions), Cocotte (Dragon Ball Super), Libra (Fairy Tail), Yuna (Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear), Arue (Konosuba), Gray Wolf (Kemono Friends), Momoko Hyakushiki & Kuu (NANBAKA), Chiaki Hoshinomori (Gamers!), Mikado Ryoko & Marron (To Love Ru), Mistress Sadie (One Piece), Ilse Langnar (Attack on Titan: Junior High), and Atago & Z1 (Azur Lane), among others! 

She’s also appeared in many other video games, like Genshin Impact, Brawl Stars, SMITE, Yandere Simulator, HuniePop 2: Double Date, Freedom Planet 2, A Hat in Time, MechWarrior 5, My Tamagotchi Forever, and more.

When she’s not acting, she’s casting & directing for Sound Cadence Studios, with some of her recent projects being: directing the English dubs of the anime Kemono Friends, Kageki Shojo!!, Arte, Adachi and Shimamura, and B’t X; as well as casting for Rooster Teeth’s RWBY, gen:LOCK, Red vs Blue, Death Battle!, and more. 

She’s also an ADR Writer, providing the scripts for anime like Bloom Into You, Tada Never Falls In Love, City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes, Record of Ragnarok, Actors: Songs Connection, and Love Stage!!! to name a few.

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.

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Ry McKeand

VOICE ACTOR

Ry McKeand is a voice actor and Twitch streamer from Dallas. Growing up as a big fan of anime, video games, and most things nerdy, Ry decided on wanting to become an actor in his mid-teens, going on to perform in theater throughout his time in college.

Having gotten his start in voice acting through online forums at a young age, he moved from South Florida to pursue his long-time dream of becoming a professional voice actor at the age of 20.

Ry has had the privilege to have provided his voice to many different anime and video games, including characters from shows such as Miya Chinen (SK8 the Infinity), Shuichi Kagaya (Gleipnir), Rito Yuki (To Love Ru), Pica (One Piece), Udo (Attack on Titan), Tyrrell (Final Fantasy Brave Exvius: War of the Visions), and more!

When Ry isn’t acting, he’s streaming over on his Twitch channel, where he plays video games and interacts with his followers in all sorts of fun and goofy ways, or playing video games or watching anime in his spare time.

Cosplay Industry Guests

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Jez Roth

Cirque du Soleil. Celebrities. One Piece. EDC. Red Carpets.

Jez has won Best in Show 16 times with tailored costumes and heavily choreographed skits. He shares unique events that educate and involve the community (such as Lip Sync For Your Cosplay and PROJECT: Cosplay!) and has restructured and organized cosplay events for conventions in his goal to make the competition scene more streamlined.

He’s also the founder of the very first School of Cosplay, @cosplayvegas. Jez believes that the world of costuming is an endlessly fascinating pursuit—from armor to gowns, giant puppetry to monsters.

This is the TL;DR version. Jez is kind, capable, talented, and experienced. And he’s always still willing to learn to add to his arsenal of qualifications. Most of which I was unable to add to this post.

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.

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Oz Costumes

Maria of 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.

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