Dec20 Guest Speakers

Anne is a professional fan of Japanese pop culture, from writing about it to localizing Japanese video games and manga into English. She shares her love for things cute and nerdy on her website Chic-Pixel.com. By day, she can be found doing PR and communications for The Japan Foundation, Sydney. Check her socials/website: Chic Pixel ☆ www.chic-pixel.com Twitter ☆ www.twitter.com/apricotsushi YouTube ☆ www.youtube.com/user/apricotsushi Facebook ☆ www.facebook.com/chicpixel...

Dr Emerald L King first started cosplaying in 2007 when she was approached to give a talk on magical girls at her local anime convention. Since then she has created over 40 costumes from anime, manga and Japanese games. Based at La Trobe University in Melbourne where she teaches Japanese language and popular culture, Emerald has cosplayed, judged, and MC’d at events in Japan, New Zealand and Australia. She is an award-winning cosplayer most notably winning the Madman National Cosplay Championship in 2016 (as well as placing in 2012 3rd and 2018 2nd) and coming first runner up at the Australian heats of the World Cosplay Summit in 2019 (3rd in 2018). Since 2017 she has volunteered at the World Cosplay Finals held...

My name is Yuuhi Bansho, 20 years old, and I'm the Sunset Incarnate, as well as a Male Virtual YouTuber from the Philippines. I play video games, edit anime music videos, and make art! Check out my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWrxza9slnNTl1KvnqgF5SA...

Hi I'm Emi! I'm a Vtuber since October 2020. My Avatar is an obsidian dragon that doesn't have all of her powers at the moment due to trying to fit in with the humans (the rest is a secret for now). My tail is a paintbrush that I use to draw. You can describe me as chaotic, loud, energetic and aggressive! I do have a soft side as well but I don't like showing it much :) Check out my Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/emimi_vtube ...

Keith writes Kodoja, a ‘Kaiju eiga cinema meets cosmic horror’ comic book with two graphic novels to date and a third in process.  He is working on two additional comics (one sci-fi and one horror) with expected release in late 2020 / early 2021 as well as working on a novel.  He reviews comics and literature at probingthedepths.com . Websites: www.probingthedepths.com www.215ink.com/kodoja Instagram: Keith_Decibel Kodojakaiju Facebook: Kodoja...

From the flatlands of the Mid-continental US, a Bigfoot hides in plain sight.  Denny Roth is an illustrator who has completed several years of college all so he could draw some silly adventures in space.  He's the resident Godzilla know-it-all, and uses his background in the sciences to inform and improve on his illustrative work.  Much of his work can be seen on his various websites and social media accounts http://dr-studios.deviatantart.com https://twitter.com/DecRealStudios https://twitter.com/Marshal_Star http://marshalstar.thecomicseries.com drakoralen on Instagram In the thick forests of the North-West, Declan Burke philosophizes on good, evil, and whether that bagel was past its expiration date.  The writer for Marshal Star, Declan has a body of impressive work behind him.  Voice Actor, philosopher, editor, and historian, Declan brings a unique perspective to the projects he works on. http://www.vocal-philosopher.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/thevocalphilosopher...

Michi is the Very Very Bad Girl award-winning writer of VVBG, the hugely popular and prolific comic-creator duo behind The God in the Field, Born Sexy Tomorrow, Thick As Thieves, Knight’s Choice, and their newest hit work, Sharpe & Rabbit. Together with her artist partner Archia, VVBG creates original BL stories in a variety of genres ranging from sci-fi comedy to dark romance to neo-noir spy thriller, with a passion for “complicated stories about flawed characters.” Michi has been writing m/m stories for as long as she’s had the internet. A fan culture veteran ever since the ’90s, she remembers the days of bootleg VHS tapes and yahoo groups mailing lists for slash fic. An avid lover of research, she maintains a...

I'm TriforceDelgeezy, I'm a cosplayer at Waldwick, NJ. I do animation, graphic design, video editing, etc. I've been cosplaying since 2008 when I've started building my cosplay from scratch. I achieved so far that I'm much involved in the cosplay community.  I've done some simple cosplays from Nintendo, Marvel, Disney, etc. I'm currently making cosplay out of EVA foam. I'm also a foam smithing making cosplay weapons and armor. I've been much involved with cosplay over the years past by that I'm committed to cosplay for a good cause. I'm recognized all over NJ/NY area conventions well known. I'm also part of Perez Play cosplay events specializing in all fun activities of cosplay theme events. This changed my whole life bringing...

Matt Dennion lives in New Jersey with his wife and two daughters. Matt works primarily as a teacher of Students with Autism and as a Work Based Learning Coordinator.  He has loved giant monster and superhero stories his entire life. He began writing short stories for Black Coat Press and G-Fan magazine in 2007. In 2015 he began writing kaiju novels for Severed Press. His current works for Severed Press include Chimera Scourge of the Gods, Operation ROC, Atomic Rex, Polar Yeti, Atomic Rex: Wrath of the Polar Yeti, Kaiju Corps, Atomic Rex: Conquest of Chimera, Operation Megalodon, Valley of the Dinosaurs, Marsh Thing, and the soon to be released Atomic Rex: Challenge of Gurral. He has also written comic books in collaboration with...

Meredith Graves [they/she] is Kickstarter’s Director of Music, empowering a global network of independent musicians, labels, innovative venues and ground-breaking institutions to bring creative projects to life. Prior to Kickstarter, Graves spent two years as host of MTV News, also working as a freelance music and culture journalist for Pitchfork, the New York Times, the Guardian, the Village Voice (among others). Above all, Graves is a full-time musician and multidisciplinary artist....