Guests

Musical Guests –

Earthbound Papas

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Trimonia 

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Kenji Ito – Composer / Arranger of Square Enix “SaGa” Series, “Sword of Mana” GungHo Online Entertainment “Puzzle & Dragons” Series

Noriyuki Kamikura – Composer / Arranger of Square Enix “Puzzle & Dragons Battle Tournament”, “Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together” Nihon Falcom “The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki”, “Ys: Foliage Ocean in Celceta” Producer of “Ertain Odyssey” Series Arrange Albums

Anemone Mournian – Vocalist of Square Enix “The Labyrinth of Grandmarche”, SEGA “Chaos Dragon” (“Preparedness”) ATLUS “Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan” Super Arrange Version ex-blue chee’s member Animo

Brand-New Trio from the World of Game Music!

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Shiki

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Shiki was formed in 2013. They perform in several organization from duo to full band. Their music mainly consists of fusion of Japanese taste and rock, jazz, and classical music. They also covers game musics at their live performance. First CD “Tamayura” is set to release in September, 2016.

Baba Hiromi – Vocal of EarthBoundPapas. Vocal and writes lyrics in Shiki

Fujioka Kurumi Performs in several bands and sessions beside Shiki. She also composes and arranges game musics. She studied Jazz at a collage of music. She participated in Wacken Open Air Meral Battle 2013 in Germany as a member of metal band Mysterious Priestess. She composes, arranges, and plays keyboard in Shiki.

Critical Hit 

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Critical Hit is a symphonic rock band performing electrifying live concerts of music from the most celebrated video games of all time.

Featuring Jason Hayes, lead composer on the original release of Blizzard’s hit title World of Warcraft, the band’s unique sound blends a variety of musical styles from rock to classical to electronic and beyond.

Critical Hit’s award-winning musicians record for top-grossing video games, movies, and TV shows and perform live at The Emmy’s, Cirque Du Soleil, American Idol, symphony orchestras worldwide, and more.

Embark on a rediscovery of timeless pieces from The Legend of Zelda, Halo, Final Fantasy, World of Warcraft, Super Mario Bros, Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear Solid, Pokemon, Call of Duty, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man, Tetris, and more!

 

Industry Guests –

Chris Ayres

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Christopher Ayres has been working professionally in theatre, television and film since the age of 6. His work has been seen Regionally, Nationally and on Broadway.  He currently  works as a A.D.R. director at Sentai Film Works  and as a voice actor has worked for Sentai Film Works, ADV films, Amusement park Media, New Gen Pictures Okratron 5000 and FUNimation Entertainment.  As an A.D.R. Director  his credits include: Cross Ange, Wizard Barristers, Beyond The Boundary, Hamatora, Black Bullet, From The New World, Tamako Market, Maria Holic, Maria Holic Alive, Hakkenden, AKB0048, Kokoro Connect, Little Busters, Say I Love You, Shining Hearts, Another, Mayo Chiki, Dusk Maiden Of Amnesia, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majiko: Oh Samurai Girl, Hakuoki, Book Of Bantorra, EF~A Tale Of Memories, EF~ A Tale Of Melodies, Night Raid 1931, The Nerima Daikon Brothers, Xenosaga: The Animation, Magikano, Mermaid  Melody Pitchi Pitchi Pitch, and assistant director for The Wall Flower and Tsuritama.  Some of the roles as a voice actor Chris is best known for are Frieza in Dragon Ball Z Kai and Dragon Ball Z Resurrection F,  Kei Kourono in Gantz, Arthur in Tears to Tiara, Suitengu in Speed Grapher, The Covenant Commander in Halo: Legends, Von Kampfer in Trinity Blood, Hayashimizu in Full Metal Panic? Fummofu, Prince Soma in Black Butler, Yaminami in Peacmaker, Takada Shingin in Sengoku Basara, and  DJ Plugman in Air Gear as well as a number of other shows.  Chris also works as a professional fight director and has enjoyed bringing his workshop “Mock Combat for Cosplay” to many conventions.

Greg Ayres

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Greg Ayres has spent the last fourteen years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With over 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He’s thrilled to splash his way into 2015 in the role of Nagisa Haruki in Free Eternal Summer, and equally as excited to “kill” as MonoKuma in Danganronpa, and Doug in Gangsta. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami re-launch last summer, in the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and even more thrill to follow that up the following summer’s thriller Another as Kouichi Sakakibara.  His most recent roles include Satoru Asahina in From the New World, Kenji Nakanishi in Say I Love You, Sion in No. 6, Heisuke Toudou in Hakuoki, Tommyrod in Toriko, Arikawa in This Boy Can Fight Aliens, Tomoki Sakurai, in Heaven’s Lost Property, and Volken, in the Book of Bantorra.  Some of his all-time favorite roles include Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Youhei Sunohara in Clannad, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Negi Springfield in Negima. He can also be heard as Uesugi Kenshin in Sengoku Basara, Seikechi Tayama in Oh Edo Rocket, Hiro Hirono in ef: A Tale of Memories, Abe in Big Windup, Jr. in Xenosaga: The Animation, Tsujido in Speed Grapher, Roan in Ragnorok The Animation, Yamazaki in Welcome to the NHK, Gau Ban in Shadow Skill, Pope Alessandro XVIII in Trinity Blood, and a bunch of other titles he’ll probably forget to mention

When he’s not in a booth with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones behind “the decks”at many a music event. A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, he jumped at the opportunity to play music and organize late night dances at many of the conventions he attends. He currently runs and organizes  the dance and music tracks at several US conventions. Greg is also a member of Project BECK, who perform music from the anime Beck Mongolian Chop Squad, and has had blast reliving the music from the show with his friends.  Always thrilled share his love of music with anyone willing to listen – from packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage of The Knitting Factory (NYC), he’s always ready to make a little  noise.

Chris Bevins

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Christopher Bevins has directed, cast, produced, acted in, and/or adapted scripts for over 100 anime series, movies and specials since 2001. His anime acting credits include Japan in Hetalia, Yogi in Karneval, Apollo in Aquarion, Amata in Aquarion EVOL, Hanamori in Princess Jellyfish, Joe in Prison School, Fastener in Panty & Stocking, Life Cool in Yurikuma Arashi, Hagakure in Danganronpa: The Animation, Narsus in The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Lahar in Fairy Tale, Sherlock Holmes in Soul Eater, Lafitte and Shu Shu in One Piece, Shishi Wakamaru in Yu Yu Hakusho, Bee the Puppy in Dragon Ball Z, and Beck the Dog in BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad. He can also be heard as various characters and critters in Tokyo Ghoul, Space Dandy, Attack on Titan, Toriko, Steins;Gate, Baccano!, Fullmetal Alchemist (both series), Ouran High School Host Club, Sgt. Frog, Black Butler, Big Windup!, Shin chan, Fruits Basket, Case Closed and many more. Chris has also worked on several video games, most notably as the English-language voice of Dhalsim in the Street Fighter IV franchise, as well as numerous expendable characters in Borderlands 2.

Chris’ primary job is Voice Director, with casting and directing duties on Michiko & Hatchin (airing now on TOONAMI), Princess Jellyfish, Karneval, Hetalia: The Beautiful World, Unbreakable Machine Doll, BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (with Taliesin Jaffe), Sengoku Basara, Aquarion EVOL, Jormungand, Last Exile – Fam, The Silver Wing, .hack//Quantum, King of Thorn, Heaven’s Lost Property, Samurai 7, Speed Grapher, Witchblade, El Cazador de la Bruja, Burst Angel, and Dragon Ball GT. His most recent directing work includes GANGSTA., The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Danganronpa: The Animation, Ping Pong: The Animation, Yurikuma Arashi, and Nobunagun.

Follow Christopher on Twitter @VoiceofBevins

Clarine Harp

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Clarine Harp has been a mainstay in anime for over a decade, first featured in Kiddy Grade to give life to the character of Tweedledee in 2003. Since that first role, Clarine’s acting talents have been highlighted through the voices of a broad range of popular characters: Hetalia (China, Taiwan), Burst Angel (Sei), Samurai 7 (Sanae), Speed Grapher (Ginza), Negima (Kaede), Shin chan (Miss Katz), Witchblade (Asagi), Trinity Blood (Mary), and RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ (Laura), and Unbreakable Machine-Doll (Shoko). Most recently, she appeared as Pekoyama in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School Despair Arc.

Clarine can also be heard in Cat Planet Cuties, Corpse Princess/Shikabane Hime, Sekirei, The Sacred Blacksmith, El Cazador de la Bruja, Claymore, Jyu-Oh-Sei, Beck, Yu Yu Hakusho, Fullmetal Alchemist, Case Closed, Evangelion 1.0, D.Gray-man, Bamboo Blade, Aquarion, LASTEXILE – Fam, the Silver Wing-, Tower of Druaga, Ouran High School Host Club, Heaven’s Lost Property, Jormugand, One Piece and many more.

Out of the booth, Clarine helps produce great anime in the United States through her job as Director of DVD, Blu-ray and Video Production for Funimation. In her spare time you’ll find her commanding a horde of rabbits and spreading the gospel of sock knitting far and wide. Fun fact: Clarine is also the inspiration behind the character of Aubrey in the popular webcomic, Something Positive.

Taliesin Jaffe

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Taliesin Jaffe started his career as a child actor appearing in films such as Mr. Mom, 2010 and Explorers, and television shows such as She’s the Sheriff, Amazing Stories and The Facts of Life. After a brief adventure living in Japan, he went on to work as an ADR director and script adaptor for animation and video games, and has been involved with the production of shows such as Hellsing, ROD the TV, NieA_7, BECK, Hellgirl, Romeo X Juliet, 3×3 Eyes, The End of Evangelion, Texhnolyze, Haibane Renmei, and Monster. He has also directed the English voice over for many games including the Street Fighter IV series, Sengoku Basara, Street Fighter X Tekken and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Taliesin has also worked as a voice actor, lending is voice to characters such as Blanka and Adon (Street Fighter IV), Darion Mograine, Admiral Ripsnarl and the Devourer of Souls (World of Warcraft), Edge (Final Fantasy IV), Thancred (Final Fantasy XIV), The Flash (Mortal Kombat vs. DC), Takeya (DearS), Joe (Speed Grapher), Junkers (Monster), Hatomura (Paranoia Agent), Mori Koji (I My Me! Strawberry Eggs), Hanasho (Girls Bravo), Kenkichi (Kamichu!), Kannei (Ikki Tousen), and Rufus (Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria), Preta Ghoul (Black Cat), Bucci (GunXSword), Koshinae (I’s), Aaron (Gundam UC), and Inui (Texhnolyze) to name just a few. Taliesin has won numerous awards for his efforts, and has recently directed the dub for Hellsing Ultimate 9-10 and Akiba’s Trip and is playing Dyst in Fairy Tail: the Movie, Kagura in Aquarion Evol, Ga’nar in Lords of War, The Prosecutor in Space Dandy and Hawkins in One Piece. Currently you can watch him most Thursday nights on Geek and Sundry’s Critical Role.

Xander Mobus

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Xander Mobus is a voice over actor who lives and works in the Los Angeles area. Though fairly new to the VO scene, he’s been lucky enough to be a part of commercials and animation, though he is probably best known for his work in video games. He can be heard as the Merchant Sereth in Dust: An Elysian Tail, Christo in Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, The Jack Fan Club in Tales from the Borderlands, Sergei Strelka in Tales of Zestira and The Announcer, Master Hand and Crazy Hand in Super Smash Bros. For Wii-U and 3DS

Carli Mosier

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Carli Mosier is a native Texan and is incredibly excited to be back at one of her most favorite conventions. Carli has been performing since the age 6 when she started doing musical theatre with the Houston Independent Theatre School and opera with the Houston Grand Opera and hasn’t stopped, graduating from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, attending the musical theater program at the University of Houston and continuing on in film and stage productions throughout the Houston area. In 2004, after years in the theatre she began working at ADV Films, appearing in such shows as Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok, Godannar, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie, Moeyo Ken TV and Xenosaga: The Animation. Carli is probably best known for her performance as the sexy Detective Yukika in Nerima Daikon Brothers. You can also see her as the proper, and quite often chaotic, Student Council President Yuri Kurosu in Magikano. Carli is proud to have played Rina, the Green Pearl Princess, in Mermaid Melody: Pichi Pichi Pitch, recorded at Amusement Park media but is saddened that it hasn’t been released. She was also incredibly honored to voice Daisy in the Homecoming Episode of Halo: Legends. Carli has also lent her vocal talents as a singer to the album Voices for Tolerance alongside a multitude of talented voice actors. Since she’s been working for  Sentai Filmworks, Carli has been cast in Night Raid: 1931, Book of Bantorra,Gintama, ef: a tale of melodies and ef: a tale of memories, AKB0048, Shining Hearts, Phi-Brain and Hakuoki. She also works with Funimation, starting out there singing the closing credit song Before Dawn for One Piece and voicing smaller characters in Evangelion, Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Sgt. Frog. She’s also voiced Aunt Bitzi in Shin Chan, Akira Yoshii in Baka and Test and Astraea in Heaven’s Lost Property. Most recently, she was cast as Wilhelmina Carmel in Shakugan no Shana. When she’s not recording or traveling, Carli spends her time inger and guitar player for several bands. Music is just the best magic

Lisa Ortiz

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Lisa Ortiz’s career as a voice over artist began under the shroud of an attempted auto larceny gone awry. Luckily for her, and for her sibling the perpetrator in question, the car battery died. (No seriously, my brother tried to steal my car. That’s how I got into anime. Just ask me. I’ll tell you.). Most famous for her role as Lina Inverse (which she reprised for Slayers Evolution), Pokemon (Oshawatt), and Amy Rose in Sonic the Hedgehog. She began her career as the high elf Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War and since then she has gone on to record dozens of anime, series, audiobooks, video games, and films as well as eventually moving behind the microphone as a Producer, Director and Adapter. Her work has appeared in Film festivals as well as on television, and she can currently be heard as Oshawott in Pokemon Black and White, Anna in Berserk, Cabiria/ Miki in Angel’s Friends, as well as a bunch of upcoming video games she will hopefully be able to talk about soon (fingers crossed).

Rachel Robinson

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Since 2000, the born-and-raised-in-Los-Angeles-because-someone-had-to-be Rachel Robinson’s voice, known for villains, authority figures and various accented heavies, has spanned the spectrum of video games, animation, national commercials, promos and anime. 

 In gameland, she’s likely best known for her role as saucy Aussie Oerba Yun Fang of Final Fantasy XIII, XIII-2 and Lightning Returns. She is robot ADA in Fallout 4: Automatron. She voices Protoss matriarch Vorazun, in StarCraft II: Legacy of the VoidGoetia in Xenoblade Chronicles XNova in There Came an EchoTime Patroller in DBZ: Xenoverse; and Serqet, Medusa and Awilix skins in Smite. Additional noted roles (including but not limited to): Argonian Guildmaster Sees-All-Colors – The Elder Scrolls Online, Rox Whetstone – Guild Wars 2, Celsius – Tales of Xillia (1 and 2), Holly Whyte – Bravely Default, Commander Nowak – Q.U.B.E.: Director’s Cut, with more on the way.

 In anime, she is proud to be part of the cast of the beautiful Project Itoh: Harmony film as Os Cara Stauffenberg. She is Diamondback (Rachel Leighton) in Marvel Disk Wars: Avengers, Maltran in Tales of Zestiria: The X, Kikyo in the extended One Piece family, and joined the eerie clan of Black Butler: Book of Circus as Wendy. She voices Joel Raveau in Gangsta, the Chairperson in Riddle Story of Devil, and Motherglare in Fairy Tail.  She is Garak in Snow White with the Red Hair, Quinn Erari (and Nya-Nyaa the Cat) in Sentai’s Wizard Barristers, Farangis in The Heroic Legend of Arslan; and Angelica in Show By Rock!!. In tow, Sakura Ohgami in Danganronpa: The AnimationHaruka in The Rolling GirlsCommander in Nobunagun, and Uncho Kan’u in Ikki Tousen. Her known villains include Zorin Blitz in Hellsing UltimateEmpress Megaria in Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters, Cameran in Sailor Moon (Viz), and Chizuru in Tokyo Ravens. Other warblings include Queen Elizabeth II – Hetalia: The Beautiful World; Lidvia Lorenzetti – A Certain Magical Index II, Yuki Mizushima – The Devil is a Part Timer!,  Angine in Puzzle and Dragons XLori – Free! Eternal Summer, various additional roles in Attack on TitanSpace DandyTerror in Resonance, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K, Tokyo GhoulYurikuma ArashiPrison School, Sky Wizards Academy, Blood Blockade Battlefront, Ultimate Otaku Teacher, Death Parade, and many other titles with more in the pipeline. In other arenas, she has also voiced a couple of bitchy high school girls (American Dad!)Mary, Mother of Jesus in ‘Universal Remote’ and mismatched celebrities Pamela Anderson and Verne Troyer in Celebrity Death Match (same episode, different death matches.)
Rachel also does ADR localization; having started out with several episodes of Kamisama Kiss II. She has since worked on Show By Rock!!, Snow White with the Red Hair, Escaflowne, and Skip Beat, Show By Rock!! Short!! with more on the way. She also freelance writes, sings, and paints. Portraits or walls.  She has a BFA from Syracuse University in Film, is a classically trained pianist, an excellent driver, knows the military alphabet, and does a mean Katharine Hepburn impression. Accurate mean, not mean-mean. Follow Rachel’s occasionally entertaining tweets: @larynx_lynx, or get more info on projects and appearances on FB: Rachel Robinson Voice Actress or at www.rachel-robinson.com

Rikki Simons

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Rosearik Rikki Simons is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is most famous for being the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM. As a writer he is known for the science fiction and fantasy novel Hitherto a Lion. Original illustrated books and comics that he created with Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons include Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat, ShutterBox, and now The Trinkkits. He is also a background painter in animation, most noted for his color design onInvader ZIM. The comics and books he creates with Tavisha can be read and purchased at www.tavicat.com. His Blog can be found at www.rikkisimons.com.

Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons

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Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons is a German and Japanese American artist who produces her art and stories under the studio name of Tavicat (and sometimes “WiredPsyche”). During her two decades of publishing manga-influenced comics in the American market, Tavisha’s comics and illustrations have been published by Nickelodeon, Tokyopop, Digital Manga, and SLG Publishing, among many others. Original illustrated books and comics that she created with Rikki Simons include Ranklechick and his Three-Legged CatSuper Information Hijinks: Reality Check!,ShutterBox, and now The Trinkkits. @Tavicat, a comic about her cats, can be read and purchased at www.tavicat.com.

Very Merri (Joe Ward)

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My name is Joe, though I’m more commonly known online as Merri! I started producing YouTube content a few years back and just a single year ago, threw my hat into the Twitch ring. I’ve been gaming since I was old enough to hold a controller, and most of my passions in life generally centered around gaming as a whole. Though I’m still relatively small in the grand scheme of things, I’ve managed to a establish a full time career out of what was once just a simple, passionate hobby of mine. I’d like to think that I’m proof that even just an average Joe can make a career out of something they deeply care for.

Enchantlic Enchantilly

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Formally known in 2012 as “Chantilly”, it was rebranded into “Enchantlic Enchantilly”. The brands concept is original textiles fabrics, larger size ranges, and styles that make you feel cute! The brands clothing will be available for purchase in the Dealers room.

Designer: Fumiko Kawamura
The designer of the Fashion Brand “Enchantlic Enchantilly”, Fumiko Kawamura, has attended events all over the world promoting her Gothic Classical Lolita Fashion Brand. Each line has an elegant and gothic feel to its cute designs.

MINORI : Shironuri Artist

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minori first became involved in shironuri art in 2009. After appearing on the fashion snap page on Tokyo Fashion.com in Harajuku, her art became popular on the internet, and her Facebook followers currently total around 50,000. Her Youtube video demonstrating the application of Shironuri make up, “Shironuri Makeup Tutorial by Minori” has been played approx. 400,000 times.

Her work is strongly inspired by nature. Starting with her first original work “Ajisai (hydrangea)” in 2011, she has showcased series of work including a “language of flowers” collection and a “nature” collection.

Her first appearance at overseas events was in 2014. She has been featured in the International Business Times in the UK, amongst others, and her original costume and photos are to be in the collection of Honolulu Museum of Art. In August 2015, she showcased collaboration work with well-known Sanrio character My Melody at the manga expo in Taiwan.

MARIAM / MINTPLOSION

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Mariam, also known as Mintplosion, is a gamer, singer, entertainer, model, fashion designer & cosplayer from Mexico. She started cosplaying in 2007 and among geek things she has done, she was part of Anime Oshimai and Desvelados Twitcam, TV shows about anime, manga, comics and videogames.  She has articles published inArigato Magazine and on the IXN network.  Mariam served as Crunchyroll Latin America‘s Community Manager for two years and has placed as a World Cosplay Summit Mexico finalist in three different occasions.

Mariam has also hosted at several conventions around Mexico, being a regular forShiroitsuki Fest Guadalajara and FASIC Zacatecas.  She is currently co-host for Japon Para Llevar (Japan to Go) an FM radio show, and co-host for Supa Rabu KPOP, an online radio show, as well as Ixogenesis on YouTube.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, series and asian dramas, cooking desserts and of course, cosplaying!

JESSE THAXTON

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“Swirling from an amalgamation of untampered creative madness and pure passion for the future and the nerdy Jesse Thaxton arrived into the world of cosplay when there just wasn’t enough to do in the small town she grew up in! It eventually led to a pursuit of fashion design, which led into not only fashion design, but costume design and fabrication in film, stage and haunted attractions. While stalking the decrepit warehouses and ancient fancies of humanity long since past, Jesse finds her inspiration in the truly odd and bizarre wonders. When she is not pursuing her cosmic destiny of designing fashion for the most excellent of fashionistas, Jesse enjoys pretending being fake people, killing the undead, collecting spores, molds and fungus, and pursuing the family business of Saving people and hunting things. She can be found in late night Korean eateries drawing up ridiculous costumes or in every possible location– from cars to hotel rooms to campsites with just a solar panel– sewing frantically while muttering about getting it all done.”

 

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