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Guests: 2023

Aaron Campbell is a voice actor for Crunchyroll, Studio Nano, Oktratron 5000, and Sound Cadence Studios. His voice can be heard in more than one hundred and fifty different titles.

Clifford Chapin is known for his roles in anime and video games, such as Ichijo Takayanagi from Red Data Girl, Connie Springer from Attack on Titan, Shingo Wakamoto from Prison School, Kukulkan in Smite, Hideyoshi Nagachika from Tokyo Ghoul, Yuri Dreyar from Fairy Tail, and Katsuki Bakugo from My Hero Academia. Chapin won the VNs Now award Best Male VA of 2013 for his role of David Sawicki in Yousei by Sakevisual. He also worked as a production assistant for Toddlers and Tiaras, NBC Nightly News, Disaster Guy, and The Rolling Girls.

Khoi is a cat owner and voice actor. You may have heard him as Albedo in Genshin Impact, Kagetsu in Fire Emblem: Engage, Kuroko in Kuroko’s Basketball, Nils & Wolt in Fire Emblem: Heroes, Cancer Cell in Cells at Work, Murata in Demon Slayer, Herb Cookie in Cookie Run Kingdom, Rei Kiriyama in March Comes In Like A Lion, and Tim Goodman in Detective Pikachu.

Khoi has also appeared in projects such as Phantasy Star Online 2, Sword Art Online: Alicization, Pokémon Masters, Gundam Build Divers, Mob Psycho 100, Fate/Apocrypha, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and many more.

Kristen McGuire is a professional voice actor, ADR Director and script adaptor. When it comes to voice work, Kristen has worked on hundreds of projects, but she is most well known for her work as Milim Nava in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Ruri in Dr.

Zeno Robinson is an actor residing in Los Angeles, California. Zeno began his acting journey in middle school, and after taking a program called “All About Kids”, signed with CESD Talent. He would gain his professional voiceover start soon after as “Alan Albright” in Ben 10 Alien Force at 14 years old, and has since studied under industry pioneers such as Charlie Adler, Tony Gonzales, Kris Zimmerman, Phil Lamarr, Ginny McSwain, and Tony Oliver.

Laura Stahl is a Los Angeles based Voice actor. You may know her from Fire Emblem: Engage as Female Alear, The Promised Neverland as Ray, Genshin Impact as Barbara and Xinyan, as Dorothy from The Great Pretender, as Iruma from Welcome to Demon School Irumakun, as well as several other shows and games.

Mark Whitten is an LA based actor working in animation and video games with companies like DreamWorks, Disney, Netflix, DC, Sony Playstation, Square Enix, Nintendo, Bethesda, EA, and many more.

Notable roles include Kyojuro Rengoku (Demon Slayer), Seteth (Fire Emblem: Three Houses), Oh (Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh), Leslie Kyle (Final Fantasy VII Remake), and Alex (Street Fighter V).

Chiaki Mayumura is a bright, free-spirited track-making idol that uses her voice and guitar to create humorous music samplings and tracks. She continues to challenge herself with new things like the "Nice to Meet You, I'm Matsuo"-tagged Nissin Foods "Cup Noodle Pro" television commercial, singing of the opening theme song of the anime "Chimimo", and appearing as a personality on the No. 1 FM radio station TOKYO FM since April.

Three Trails Taiko Ltd. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, currently consisting of approximately eleven volunteers. They have performed for local festivals, relief events, libraries, organizations, and business events in the Greater Kansas City area.

Their mission is to become better taiko players in mind, body, and spirit while sharing the tradition, culture and art of Kumi Daiko and Japan with the surrounding community.

Amelie Belcher is an award winning artist, painter, art instructor, comic creator, Twitch streamer and pod cast host. Known for her comedy based art education presentations, she has traveled the world teaching thousand of budding artist the secrets to starting their own journeys download the path to artistic expression with an eye eared toward Anime and Manga styled creations. She is known for her web comics "Bounty Haunters" and "The Real Life Adventures Of Ami Chan".

Luna Flare is Kansas City’s favorite "Queen of Cosplay,"! Luna has used her talents to entertain local audiences for more than a decade. As a cosplayer, she has won group and solo awards creating costumes that pay tribute to her favorite media and has participated as a subject and producer in the Cosplay documentary film "What We Can Be (@whatwecanbe)" directed by Nick Young. She has been a member of the cosplay group Another Castle Creations (@anothercastlecreations) since 2017.

Diana Tolin has been a cosplayer and member of the anime industry for over 25 years. She worked in licensing, translation, and localization before following her passion for costuming and cosplay in the anime industry. She has crafted costumes for companies such as Aniplex USA, Funimation, Square/Enix, Marvel Entertainment, Nintendo USA, and SCRAP Real Escape Rooms. After representing the United States at World Cosplay Summit in 2016, she produced and curated the WCS Team USA Retrospective with the cooperation of WCS USA Alumni teams throughout the United States.

Phoenix-based cosplayer, Momo Kariño, has dedicated half her life to cosplay, where the camaraderie, energy, and creativity of others endlessly inspire her. She aims to reciprocate these vibes back into the world of cosplay by publishing tutorials, sewing patterns, prop templates, as well as general advice & encouragement to cosplayers of all levels. Additionally, Momo has won several awards for her costume craftsmanship, and judged cosplay contests at events around the country.

Philip Odango of Canvas Cosplay is an award-winning cosplayer and designer who has crafted costumes for celebrities such as Mindy Kaling and Danny Trejo, and whose videos have amassed millions of streams on YouTube. Philip began cosplaying in 2005 and has since been an invited guest, presenter and cosplay contest judge all over the world including New York Comic Con, Florida Supercon, MegaCon, Calgary Expo, Ohayocon, Emerald City Comic Con, C2E2, Keystone Comic Con, Vienna Comic Con, Comic Con Africa, AsiaPop Comic Con, GalaxyCon and numerous Fan Expo and Wizard World events.

Diana The Great is a multi award winning, master level cosplayer from the greater KC Metro. Self taught in a variety of mediums, Diana's efforts and cosplays are geared to empower others, educate, promote diversity and representation, and show that cosplay truly is for everyone, regardless of age and skill.

Duff Cosplay is a family that creates costumes and props to have fun and meet fellow fans. We love displaying and our interpretations of pop culture characters. They create using multiple mediums including fabric, aluminum, steel, accented with electronics and mechanical systems. They have been humbled with great success competing around the country, most notably winning multiple Master class awards in Kansas City, Omaha, and Chicago.

The lovely performers for Cos-lesque, our cosplay-themed burlesque show showcasing theatrical strip teases! This year featuring dazzling performers from Foxy By Proxy Revue!

DANTZ, based in Tokyo and LA, is one of the most influential DJs / producers in Japan. His style blends each musicality and culture.

He has performed as a DJ for 3years at the club ESCAPE in Amsterdam while also performing around the world in countries such as Holland, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, and Mozambique.

International Recording Artist, Ray Kirk
Birth name: Ray L. Kunimoto Kirkland
Origin: Osaka, Japan
Genres: R&B, Hip Hop
Occupations: Singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur
Years active: 2008-present
Labels: Columbia Music Japan, lemonsodamusic


  • 3DHQ
  • Aoyama Ramen
  • Arda Wigs
  • Hammerspace Community Workshop
  • JINYA Ramen Bar
  • KC Craft Ramen
  • Oliso
  • SewTites