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Special Guests

Special Guest
Professor Jin Nakamura

Professor Jin Nakamura’s career spans 20 years of academic, governmental, and private sector experience. He received his Ph.D from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and a law degree from Kyoto University. He has served as a consultant for Japan’s Office in the United Nations World Food Program, Chairman of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Fashion Policy Investigation Working Group, a committee member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Urban Renaissance Step Up Project, and as a visiting or full-time professor and lecturer at universities throughout Japan.

Title: Associate Professor of Tourism and Community Studies at Atomi University; Visiting Associate Professor, Tokyo University Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies; Part-time Lecturer, Meiji University Faculty of Commerce.

Panels

The Consulate General of Japan in Detroit Presents: Professor Jin Nakamura
Saturday, November 2nd at 12 PM
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A
(No Badge Required)

Special Guest
Fred Gallagher

Fred Gallagher is the author and artist behind the successful American manga title, Megatokyo. While strongly influenced by Japanese Manga and Anime, Fred also mixes in elements of American fan culture and other inspirations that a non-Japanese creator can bring to the medium.  

 

Megatokyo is released directly to the web as an online webcomic that is free to read by all visitors (www.megatokyo.com). Dark Horse Comics has released two Omnibus collections of the six volume series, with the long awaited Seventh volume to be announced this year.

 

Noted as being “the best-selling manga series ever by an American artist” by ICV2.com in 2005 and as one of “the 30 Most Important Comics of the Decade” by Comic Book Resources in 2010, Megatokyo holds its own against many popular Japanese created titles.  In 2009 a Japanese edition of Megatokyo Volume 1 was released in Japan, the first Original English Language manga title licensed by Kodansha for the Japanese market.

 

Joining Fred at Youmacon once again is his son Jack, who has already decided that he wants to be a Mega Awesome IMSA Race Car Driver and has already asked me to design a Largo theme for his car.  Unlike his dad, he will be doing actual art at his dad’s Artist Alley table.

Special Guest
Megami33

Corinne “Megami33” Sudberg is a professional voice actress, singer, Youtuber, and fellow nerd. Some of her most notable roles include Arche Eeb Rile Furt in “Overlord III”, Alpaca Suri in “Kemono Friends”, Luca in “Hells” and Tak-kun in “Fire Force.” She has also voiced for various video games including “Yokai Kitchen”, “Regalia: Of Men & Monarchs”, “Heroes’ Charge”, “Aura Kingdom” and many more.

On top of voice acting, Corinne is a Youtube personality under the name “Megami33”, based on her favorite Yugioh card, “Gyakutenno Megami”. Starting the Youtube game back in 2007, she’s voiced for a variety of web series including Team Four Star, Dr. Crafty, Aphmau, TheLoadingCrew, Gamer Chad and Linkara. She also sings adaption covers from various Anime and videogames with over 8 million views in total. She is also the official singer for the theme song to Bananya, “Lucky Holiday” from Discotek Media.

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
4:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 358

Sunday, November 3rd
2 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 358

Panels

Youtube To The Big Screen
Friday, November 1st at 8:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 250 A-C

Who’s That Pokemon? with Megami33
Saturday, November 2nd at 8 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 3rd Floor – Panel Room 5 (Ontario West)

Special Guest
Project Mouthwash and Something Witty Entertainment

Project Mouthwash and Something Witty Entertainment, together the WittyWash Compound, are a collective group of voice actors, writers, editors and directors who produce various abridged series and media projects online! With well over a decade of experience in the group, they run projects such as Sword Art Online Abridged, Fate Unlimited Blade Works Abridged, My Hero Academia Abridged and Bleach (S) Abridged! Together, they’re also part of the rapidly growing D&D stream Nat19 which streams to Twitch every Saturday!

Though the groups work independently the two share a work space in Vancouver, B.C. where they collaborate on all of their content. Many of them are Abridged Community veterans who have been making content since the earliest days of abridging, as far back as 2007.

Most importantly, they’re a bunch of nerds who like exploring their interests and getting to know other nerds! If you happen upon them feel free to roll a Charisma (persuasion) check and say hi! The DC won’t be high. Trust me!

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
4:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 358

Saturday, November 2nd
7 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Panels

Something Witty Entertainment Abridging Panel
Saturday, November 2nd at 12 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 251 A-C

Nat19 Dungeons & Dragons Show Q&A
Saturday, November 2nd at 2:30 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 3rd Floor – Panel Room 5 (Ontario West)

Project Mouthwash Abridging Panel & Premier!
Sunday, November 3rd at 12 PM EST
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Special Guest
Mark MacKinnon

Mark’s lifelong love of all things gaming turned from hobby to business in 1997 when he founded Guardians Of Order, Inc. to publish his multi-genre anime and manga role-playing game, Big Eyes, Small Mouth or BESM. Received with critical acclaim and an Origins Award nomination for Best RPG, the BESM game engine was expanded over the years to accommodate a wide range of popular anime role-playing licenses, including Sailor Moon, Tenchi Muyo!, The Slayers, Trigun, and numerous others. After publishing over 100 products, Mark closed Guardians Of Order in 2006 to move onto business pursuits outside the adventure gaming industry. The pull of gaming soon lured him back to the fold, though, and in 2013 Mark founded Dyskami Publishing Company to return to his love of game design and publishing. While at the helm of Dyskami, Mark has published several original board games and in 2019 partnered with Japanime Games to produce licensed tabletop games for the popular Japanese anime series, Sailor Moon Crystal. Furthermore, Mark and Japanime Games are co-producing the Fourth Edition of his original anime and manga role—playing game, BESM, after a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. In addition to his extensive industry experience, Mark is currently serving his second term as a politician on City Council in Guelph, Ontario.

Panels

BESM Explored
Friday, November 1st at 3:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

Performer
DJ FLUFF313

DJ FLUFF313 is a cornerstone in the Electronic and Ghetto Tech industry. He is a highly respected as a DJ, producer, and one of Detroit’s most creative artists. He stands out as an entrepreneur with years of music experience under his belt, DJ Fluff313 uses his techniques to remold and compose production from the Underground to the gritty scene of Ghetto Tech.

You may have recognized him as the “Computer Head Guy” at very popular events such as Youmacon, Times Square at Liberty City Comic Con, and even Dally in the Alley to name a few. He is a force to be reckoned with. His passion,energy, drive and pure originality have launched him to the top of the Underground music scene where he will continue to thrive and influence others.

So Come hang out with DJ Fluff for an out of this world experience. 

Events

Bytes and Beats Showcase
Friday, November 1st at 7 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Performer
Player One

Mark Cooper (Player One) is a Nerdcore Hip Hop artist/ producer from the heart of Detroit,MI. Although he is a new face in the community, he has definitely made it known that Detroit has their share of nerdy artist. Mark has shared the stage with incredible artists such as Substantial, Sammus, Mega Ran, and various others to name a few. In 2019 alone, He was able to go on his first tour where he made stops at BlerdCon, Times Square at Liberty City Anime Con, and even Magwest!

One word to describe his style of music is “Nostalgic”. The content he brings to the table can definitely relate to anyone childhood memories and trigger a great experience. Currently Mark has released his new project “The Allspark” which is taking the internet by storm. This will be his 3rd year performing at Youmacon and he claims it as his home and all of us as his family.

This is definitely an artist you want to experience perform and see where the story takes you with his Power Glove.

Events

Bytes and Beats Showcase
Friday, November 1st at 7 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Performer
DJ Icewater

Has traveled the globe DJ’ing with the likes of Lyrics Born, The Pharcyde and The Living Legends

DJ Icewater of Los Angeles, CA has travelled the globe DJing with the likes of Lyrics Born, The Pharcyde and The Living Legends. In over 20 years as a DJ he has put out over 50 mixtapes including the “For The Tyme Being” series with Shing02. Additionally he works as an audio engineering and has amassed numerous credits in recording, mixing and mastering.

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
10 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Renaissance Ballroom Foyer

Sunday, November 3rd
2 PM EST
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autograph Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Events

Bytes and Beats Showcase
Friday, November 1st at 7 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Performer
EyeQ

EyeQ is an Orlando, FL based emcee, entrepreneur, event coordinator and producer, content curator, and inspirational force of nature who consistently enraptures audiences around the US and internationally with his passionate live performances and powerful lyrics. Entering the hip hop world as a videographer, EyeQ has worked behind the camera for your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper, becoming an easy mainstay at festivals like A3C and SXSW in the process. As a performer, he has shared the stage with internationally renowned, legendary performers such as Murs, I Fight Dragons, Smoke DZA, Mega Ran, Kristopher Mattigan, and many others. He is also the 2018 recipient and 3-time nominee of Orlando Weekly’s “Best Hip Hop Act of Orlando” award.

More importantly, EyeQ has developed his own national reputation as an esteemed rapper, dominating main stages and after parties for some of the most important pop culture conventions in the United States. These include the likes of Otakon, Anime Expo, PAX, San Diego Comicon, MAGfest, and many others. His 2015 release, Walls of Maria, an Attack on Titan inspired solo album, was heavily praised by entities such as FUNimation and the official Attack on Titan brand. Additionally, EyeQ’s work has been featured on mammoth media outlets such as Kotaku and has garnered hundreds of thousands of streams across music streaming platforms. EyeQ’s music has also been featured as thematic material for organizations like New Japan Wrestling and CEO Gaming.

EyeQ curates the official soundtrack for CEO Gaming one of the more prolific fighting game conventions in the US, and actively works to coordinate events for numerous conventions and organizations around the US such as the Library of Congress. He is a co-founding member of the Nerdy People of Color Collective, where he works with indie rap, gaming hip hop pioneer Mega Ran and WWE superstar Xavier Woods, as well as numerous other talented influencers, to advocate for marginalized groups in nerd and geek spaces.

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
10 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Renaissance Ballroom Foyer

Sunday, November 3rd
2 PM EST
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autograph Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Events

Bytes and Beats Showcase
Friday, November 1st at 7 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Panels

Anime Hip Hop – EyeQ
Sunday, November 3rd at 11:30 AM EST
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 250 A-C

Performer
Mega Ran

Random, aka Mega Ran, aka RandomBeats… Teacher, Rapper, Hero. Guinness World Record Holder.

When LA Weekly said that Ran’s “fanbase and niche audiences are growing at a rate not seen since Tech N9ne,” they meant it. A former middle school teacher, Mega Ran (formerly Random) blends education, hip-hop and gaming in amazing new ways, penetrating the farthest reaches of the galaxy with his unique rhyme style and electric performances.

Ran cut his teeth in the city of Philadelphia as a moonlighting emcee and producer, performing, freestyle rapping, producing and later engineering at a studio. After relocating to Phoenix, competing in the Scribble Jam emcee battle championships and taking an early exit, Ran almost quit before he was even started, when a creative lightning bolt struck, and a fire was lit.

Various video game developer co-signs and admiration from the genre’s toughest critics have led to placements in TV, movies, university coursework, and of course, games. Ran’s music and story have been shared on stages across the world, on television (ABC/NBC News, ESPN, Portlandia, Tosh.O, WWE Wrestling) and in leading music, gaming and tech publications, print and online.

Today, Mega Ran is no longer a teacher by title, but maintains a rigorous touring and recording schedule, traveling the world to entertain and educate through the gift of rhyme. With four Billboard charting albums, 3 million YouTube views and a legion of smart art fans he calls “Team Mega” beside him, the future looks brighter than ever.

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
10 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Renaissance Ballroom Foyer

Sunday, November 3rd
2 PM EST
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autograph Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Events

Bytes and Beats Showcase
Friday, November 1st at 7 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Performer
Shing02

Born in Tokyo, raised in Tanzania and England, Shing02 came up in the independent SF Bay Area scene in the early ’90s. Over the course of his independent career starting in 1995, he has collaborated with various musicians, most notably with the late Japanese producer Nujabes. As the inventor of the Vestax Faderboard, he toured around for a few years with the free-jazz trio, Kosmic Renaissance. Recently, he has released the FTTB mix series with DJ Icewater, and “S8102” with Sauce81 soon to be completed.

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
10 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Renaissance Ballroom Foyer

Sunday, November 3rd
2 PM EST
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autograph Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Events

Bytes and Beats Showcase
Friday, November 1st at 7 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Performer
Kadesh Flow

Emcee and trombonist Kadesh Flow brings realism, consciousness, and nerd life together in riveting flow format. He has composed and produced original music for Toonami Asia and shared the stage with the likes of artists like Tech N9ne, Phora, I Fight Dragons, The Revivalists, B.o.B., mc chris, and others. He has been publicly lauded by outlets such as IGN and Kotaku.

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
10 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Renaissance Ballroom Foyer

Sunday, November 3rd
2 PM EST
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autograph Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Events

Bytes and Beats Showcase
Friday, November 1st at 7 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Performer
Substantial

Prince George’s County Maryland born MC, Producer and Educator, Substantial, first made his debut in 2000 while working with the late Japanese producer, Nujabes. Since then, his soulful and introspective brand of Hip Hop music has received critical acclaim from EBONY & HipHopDX, his videos have appeared on MTV, VH1 and BET, he has performed around the world and collaborated with artists like Kool Herc, Oddisee & CunninLynguists while working with major brands such as Ford Motor Company, Amazon, Bentley Motors and UBER all while remaining a best kept secret. Recently, he also wrote and produced music featured in the video game Renaine releasing on the Nintendo Switch and the South Korean online game Tree of Savior.

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
10 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Renaissance Ballroom Foyer

Sunday, November 3rd
2 PM EST
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autograph Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Events

Bytes and Beats Showcase
Friday, November 1st at 7 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Panels

Funding your Creative Endeavors – Substantial
Saturday, November 2nd at 3 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 250 A-C

Special Guest
Mindful Dynasty

Mindful Dynasty Is a project founded in classical and funk music, combined with the visual aesthetics of dance and light up hula hoops. The group has released 1 EP (Armageddon 2015) two full length albums (Acoustic Dreams 2016, Project X 2017) All albums can be sampled at https:// soundcloud.com/blue-ninja-0-1 

The latest presentation by Mindful Dynasty is called “Level up” It combines elements of Steam Punk and EDM in a colorful exiting manner we call “SteamFunk” come experience our shredding guitar thumping bass and laser like hula hoops. 

Also here at Mindful Dynasty, we want all our guests and co workers to feel safe, so we would like to address any concerns related to our supposed encounters with the highly contagious disease Sanguinare Vampiris. These are nothing more than rumors started by the ramblings of what we can only assume is a loathsome dirty wolf like madman. We promise, we are nothing but mere mortals…………………. Enjoy the show!!!!!!! 

Autographs

Saturday, November 2nd
11 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 3rd Floor – Ontario Foyer

Events

Hoop Jam
Saturday, November 2nd at 2 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 3rd Floor – Youma Ultra Lounge (Ontario East)

Making Tracks
Saturday, November 2nd at 3:30 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 3rd Floor – Youma Ultra Lounge (Ontario East)

Concert: Mindful Dynasty, Ciaran Strange & SSJ
Saturday, November 2nd at 7:30 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 3rd Floor – Youma Ultra Lounge (Ontario East)

 

Special Guest
SSJ

After two decades of solo careers, the three composers behind the most popular music in the English dub of Dragon Ball Z have joined again! SSJ is taking a 21st Century spin on their own iconic tunes they created for over 200 episodes, in a series of live performances that are as authentic as they are high energy. 

Michael Smith – A Dallas, Texas native, following his music composition studies at Southern Methodist University, Mike started off as a keyboard player, then got involved with Faulconer Productions and began composing for the Ginyu Saga of DBZ in 1998. Mike has since worked in television, marketing, and digital media, and is a founding member of the band Safety Meeting, which continues to perform to a loyal following and grow its presence around the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. http://www.safetymeeting.rocks 

Scott Morgan is a composer, sound designer, and software engineer. He joined Faulconer Productions Music after earning a degree in Music Theory at UNT. He edited and performed music for DBZ, and composed several popular themes. Scott spent 15 years working with video game audio technology, working as a test engineer and composer on titles such as Empires Dawn of the Modern World and Blak Ops 3. He continues to pump out music on YouTube under the alias MorganStudios, having released 5 albums and 120 videos to date. He is now a Lead Developer at Roland Virtual Sonics in Seattle, WA. http://morganstudios.com 

Julius Dobos is an award-winning electronic music & film composer, producer, sound synthesist and performer. Composing since age 9, he had scored feature movies in his native Europe before joining the DBZ team in 2000. After DBZ, Julius worked on high-budget movies such as Zohan, MallCop, The Zookeeper and on various television shows. To date, he has released eleven albums worldwide, including a platinum. Julius launched his solo project, forgotten future, in 2015, designing and performing psybient / epic ambient music to an international audience. He is also lecturing as Distinguished Professor in the San Francisco Bay Area. http://www.juliusdobos.com 

Autographs

Saturday, November 2nd
11 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 3rd Floor – Ontario Foyer

Events

Concert: Mindful Dynasty, Ciaran Strange & SSJ
Saturday, November 2nd at 7:30 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 3rd Floor – Youma Ultra Lounge (Ontario East)

Special Guest
Maile Flanagan

Maile Flanagan is the voice of Naruto and won an Emmy for voiceover for “Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks”. She also plays Principal Perry on Disney XD’s LAB RATS and it’s spin-offs for 5 years. She does lots of animation including The Loud House, Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Shimmer and Shine, Rango, Ice Age 3, etc.

She’s been in many movies including 500 Days of Summer, Transformers 3, Yes Man, The Station Agent and many more and continues to guest star on hit series like The Mindy Project, Modern Family, Mike and Molly, Last Man Standing, Shameless (recurring) and more. Look for complete credits on IMDB.

Currently she is recording BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
4 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Saturday, November 2nd
5 PM EST
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Panels

Naruto
Friday, November 1st at 6:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

Meet Maile Flanagan Q&A
Saturday, November 2nd at 3 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

So I Get Paid to Say This
Sunday, November 3rd at 1:30 PM EST
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Special Guest
Dameon Clarke

Dameon Clarke has voiced over 200 characters during his career, including “Handsome Jack” from the Borderlands video game series, “Cell” and “Paragus” from the Dragon Ball Z franchise and “Scar” from Fullmetal Alchemist.

He has also appeared in guest roles on Supernatural, NCIS, and CSI: Miami.

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
5:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Saturday, November 2nd
4 PM EST
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Panels

Voice Acting with Dameon Clarke
Saturday, November 2nd at 1:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 250 A-C

Voice Actors After Dark (18+ Panel)
Saturday, November 2nd at 8:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

Borderlands
Sunday, November 3rd at 1:30 PM EST
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

Special Guest
Brianna Knickerbocker

Brianna is honored to voice “Rin” in the cult classic remake Catherine: Full Body. She is known for voicing the one and only waifu of all waifus: “Rem”, in the English dub for the legendary anime Re:ZERO. Other credits include “Wiz” in Konosuba, the adorable “Filo” in the popular anime The Rising of a Shield Hero, “Shenhua” in the newest addition to the cult hit, Shenmue III, and she reprised her role as “Rem” in Isekai Quartet. In 2016, BTVA awarded her with Breakthrough Voice Actress of the Year (editor’s pick + people’s choice).

Other well-known roles include: “Elaine” (Seven Deadly Sins), “Sakura”, “Ninian”, “Charlotte”, and “Est” (Fire Emblem Fates, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Heroes, Warriors), “Dana” (Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana) and “Princess Rosa Cosette D’Elise” in the AAA game, Ace Combat 7, “Claire” in God Eater 3 (video game), and “Rita” in the anime feature film Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative.

Brianna loves singing as well and recently covered “Rem’s” song “Wishing”, out now on Spotify, iTunes, and other streaming platforms: https://apple.co/2Hrd1Q0. She’s also an all-around horror addict and currently producing her first horror short!

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
3:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Saturday, November 2nd
2 PM EST
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Panels

Fire Emblem
Saturday, November 2nd at 4:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

So I Get Paid to Say This
Sunday, November 3rd at 1:30 PM EST
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Casting and Auditioning for Anime and Video Games
Sunday, November 3rd at 2:30 PM EST
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

Special Guest
Yuri Lowenthal

Yuri Lowenthal is a writer & actor known primarily for games and animation, including games such as Marvel’s Spider-Man, Dragon Age, Prince of Persia, Sunset Overdrive, Persona, Saints Row, .//Hack, Minecraft Story Mode, shows including Legion of Superheroes, Afro Samurai, Young Justice, RWBY, Camp Camp, Spy Kids: Mission Critical, Ducktales, Space Racers, Batman Ninja, Gotham By Gaslight and Ben 10 and popular anime: Naruto, Tiger & Bunny, Gurren Lagann, just to name a few.

TV/Film credits include Geek&Sundry’s RPG show TitansGrave: The Ashes of Valkana, Critical Role: One Shot with Sam Riegel, two episodes of Tabletop on Geek & Sundry and Yuri starred in Legendary’s revolutionary sci-fi series Orbital Redux. He co-authored Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It’s Like Behind the Mic & sequel VOVA: The Extended Edition with Tara Platt as well as noirvella Tough City.

Autographs

Saturday, November 2nd
12 PM EST
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Sunday, November 3rd
1 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Panels

Naruto
Friday, November 1st at 6:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

Fire Emblem
Saturday, November 2nd at 4:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

Voice Actors After Dark (18+ Panel)
Saturday, November 2nd at 8:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

Tara Platt & Yuri Lowenthal Q&A
Sunday, November 3rd at 12 PM EST
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

Special Guest
Tara Platt

Actress/author, Tara has performed internationally in film, TV, animation and theatre.

VO credits include: Marvel’s recent award-winning Marvel’s Spider-Man (as Yuri Watanabe), DC VS MK, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Legion of Superheroes, Naruto, Persona, Ducktales, Sailor Moon, Ben 10, Saints Row, Drakengard3, RWBY, Gundam Unicorn, and Sunset Overdrive. Tara and husband Yuri Lowenthal wrote Voice-Over Voice Actor and sequel VOVA: The Extended Edition for anyone interested in getting into voice-over. Platt and Lowenthal just gave a TEDx talk on Storytelling. @taraplatt

Autographs

Saturday, November 2nd
12 PM EST
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Sunday, November 3rd
1 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Panels

Naruto
Friday, November 1st at 6:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

Fire Emblem
Saturday, November 2nd at 4:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

Voice Actors After Dark (18+ Panel)
Saturday, November 2nd at 8:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

Tara Platt & Yuri Lowenthal Q&A
Sunday, November 3rd at 12 PM EST
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

Special Guest
DC Douglas

After 30 years in the Los Angeles entertainment industry, it’s easiest to just get to the beef.

VIDEO GAMES: “Albert Wesker” in seven Resident Evil games — from 2007’s Umbrella Chronicles to 2016’s Umbrella Corp — a decade of badassery. Oh, and there’s “Legion” in Mass Effect 2 & 3, “Kamoshida” in Persona 5, “Pod 042” in Nier: Automata, “Diego” in DOA 6, “Azrael” in BlazBlue, “Raven” in Tekken 6, foxy grandpa “Gunter” in Fire Emblem: Fates and many more..

ANIME: “Yoshikage Kira” in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, “Edo” in Netflix’s Ultraman, “Gekko” in Boruto, “Kershner” in Sirius The Jaeger, “Igari” in Baki, “Ryu” in the cult hit Backstreet Girls: Gokudolls, “X Drake” in One Piece, “Shoot McMahon” in Hunter x Hunter, “Jasley” in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans season 2, and many more only 12 people know about.

CARTOONS: “Newton” on The Rocketeer, “Chase” on Transformers: Rescue Bots, “Colonel Rawls” on the final season of Regular Show, “Superman” on Family Guy, and a few pilots that died lonely and unseen.

FILM & TV: “Pa Kettle” in Z Nation, “Bud” in Sharknado 2, “Zepht” in Star Trek: Enterprise, “Aiden Wexler” in SyFy’s Isle of the Dead, and another 200+ appearances on random shows and weird films over the last 25 years.

Check him out on IMDB and DCDouglas.com to spot more titles you know.

REMEMBER: If you only attend ONE thing of D.C.’s this weekend, make sure it’s his Notorious [Zombie Related] Fanfic Show on Saturday night!

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
4 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Saturday, November 2nd
3 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Panels

Naruto
Friday, November 1st at 6:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

One Piece
Friday, November 1st at 8:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

The Notorious [Zombie Related] Erotic Fanfic Show (18+)
Saturday, November 2nd at 9 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 260 (Portside Ballroom)

Special Guest
Colleen O’Shaughnessy

Colleen O’Shaughnessey has voiced numerous characters on anime and animated series, features, video games, commercials and toys. She plays ChoCho on Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Dana on Mecard, Kajika on Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, and Sayla on Mobile Suit Gundam. She is the voice of Sora on Digimon & Digimon Tri, Ino & Konohamaru on Naruto, Kelsey/Glitter Sunny on the Glitter Force, Anna from K Return of Kings, Nel on Bleach, Tails on Sonic Boom, Wasp on the Avengers, and Jazz on Danny Phantom, to name a few.

Some features include the role of Perle in Sailor Moon Super S, Storks, Monsters University, Ponyo, Spirited Away & Cars. She is Alicia Melchiott from Valkyrie Chronicles, Genis Sage from Tales of Symphonia, Kos Mos from Xenosaga, the female Asura from Guild Wars 2, multiple characters on Hitman, Southpark-Stick of Truth & The Fractured But Whole, Final Fantasy VII & X111, Fallout 4, and many more games.

Follow her on Twitter – @VOColleen

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
4 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Saturday, November 2nd
2 PM EST
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Panels

Naruto
Friday, November 1st at 6:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

Fire Emblem
Saturday, November 2nd at 4:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

So I Get Paid to Say This
Sunday, November 3rd at 1:30 PM EST
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Special Guest
Jon St. John

Jon St. John is an American voice actor who started out as a radio DJ at the age of 14.

One of the first voice actors in video games, Jon is best known as the voice behind the first famous FPS – DUKE NUKEM, and he is also heard on games such as: Sonic Adventures, Guild Wars 2, Star Trek: Online, World of Warcraft, Counter-Strike, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Rad Rodgers, This is the Police, and D&D Neverwinter, to name just a few.

Jon is heard as lead characters in two of the world’s top eSports tournament games, DoTA2 and Counterstrike: GO

An honored guest at gaming conventions around the world, Jon is one actor who really enjoys meeting his fans…so don’t be shy, step right up and shake his hand!

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
5:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Saturday, November 2nd
4 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Panels

Jon St. John’s Sexy Naughty Late Night Party (18+)
Friday, November 1st at 9 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 260 (Portside Ballroom)

Explore The Internet with Beth + Holly (18+)
Friday, November 1st at 11:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 260 (Portside Ballroom)

Special Guest
Tyson Rinehart

Tyson’s breakout role was as lovable hacker “Daru” in Steins;Gate. He is also known for his work as “Matsuda” in High School DxD, “Lord Okuninushi” in Kamisama Kiss (Season 2), “Hifumi Yamada” in Danganronpa: the Animation, “John Giant”, “Oimo”, “Dice”, and “Bartolomeo” in the One Piece universe, and as the Devil Ape himself, “Enji Koma” in Tokyo Ghoul.

Recent roles include “Cassarale” in Dragon Ball Super; “Shinya Ozeki” in Hinomaru Sumo; “Ranga” in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime; “Geek” in AFTERLOST, “Shikibu” the gentle giant in Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls, “Luke” in Ai no Kusabi, “Metal Face” in B’t X, and “Machina” in Dies Irae. His work in video games includes “Cabrakan” and “Dark Lord Sun Wukong” from SMITE, and “Hogarth” in Orcs Must Die! Unchained.

Tyson also works as an ADR scriptwriter, providing English language dialogue for shows like Rilakkuma and Kaoru, Kakegurui (Season 2), Brave Witches, Dies Irae, Back Street Girls, Gokudols, and The Promised Neverland.

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
3:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Sunday, November 3rd
12 PM EST
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 358

Panels

One Piece
Friday, November 1st at 8:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

Lovecraft in Video Games
Saturday, November 2nd at 1 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 260 (Portside Ballroom)

Special Guest
Tara Sands

Tara Jayne Sands can be heard as over 50 characters on the original Pokemon series, including Bulbasaur, Richie, Jasmine, Oddish, and Tori. Other roles include Biscuit in Hunter x Hunter, Mokuba in Yugioh, Kari in Digimon Adventure Tri, Circe in Generator Rex, Summer in Barbie: Life In The Dream House, Karla in Gundam Thunderbolt, Kombu Infinity in One Punch Man, Death 13/Mannish Boy in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Cynthia in Pokemon Generations, Anna in Shaman King, Young Ban and Luigi in Seven Deadly Sins, Tobisuke in Beyblade Burst, Rena in Ultraman, Filia in Slayers, Young Jin in Anohana, Queen Badiane in Sailor Moon SuperS The Movie, Chase in Fighting Foodons, and more. She has played roles in episodes of Celebrity Deathmatch, Sailor Moon, Shamanic Princess, Magic Knight Rayearth, , Naruto, DuRaRaRa!!, Kirby, One Piece, TV Funhouse, Tiger and Bunny and much more!

Tara has also voiced characters in a number of video games including Sonya in Fire Emblem Echoes and Fire Emblem Heroes, Genis Sage in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Masaru in Danganronpa , Jin in Dead Island, Leah in God Eater 2, Pipotchi in Ape Escape 2, in addition to roles in Avatar, Singularity, Final Fantasy, NieR: Automata, Dishonored among others.

She has a bunch of other projects that are top secret that she can’t wait to share!

Tara has narrated over 200 audiobooks and for over 100 episodes, Tara was the on-camera host of the Cartoon Network show “Fridays.”

Autographs

Saturday, November 2nd
2 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autograph Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Sunday, November 3rd
11:30 AM EST
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autograph Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Panels

Pokemon Trivia
Friday, November 1st at 5:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 260 (Portside Ballroom)

Fire Emblem
Saturday, November 2nd at 4:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

So I Get Paid to Say This
Sunday, November 3rd at 1:30 PM EST
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Special Guest
David Vincent

David is a anime and video-game voice actor who is best known as Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez in Bleach, Senketsu in Kill la Kill, Gilgamesh in the Fate series, Robin in Fire Emblem Awakening, Super Smash Bros. and Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

David has also voiced Marshal Law in the Tekken Series, T-Hawk in Super Street Fighter IV and Jin Kisaragi & Hakumen in the BlazBlue series.

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
4 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Panels

Naruto
Friday, November 1st at 6:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

One Piece
Friday, November 1st at 8:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

David Vincent’s Voice Acting Tryouts
Saturday, November 2nd at 12 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 250 A-C

Special Guest
Amanda Miller

From voicing Cherche and Sully, the knight nicknamed “The Woman to End All Men” in Nintendo’s Fire Emblem: Awakening to losing her ever-loving mind as Junko Enoshima and Toko Fukawa in the Danganronpa video game series, Amanda is best known for playing spunky, badass, and occasionally deranged heroines (and villains) in anime and video games. You can currently hear her as Sailor Jupiter in the Viz dub of Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal, and as Boruto Uzumaki in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations airing on Toonami.

She also plays the character of Jade and is the creator, writer, and producer of the paranormal comedy mockumentary series Ghosts ‘n Stuff Inc on YouTube.

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
4 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Saturday, November 2nd
2 PM EST
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Panels

Naruto
Friday, November 1st at 6:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

Fire Emblem
Saturday, November 2nd at 4:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

So I Get Paid to Say This
Sunday, November 3rd at 1:30 PM EST
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Special Guest
Adam Croasdell

Adam Croasdell is an actor, writer and producer who was born and raised in Africa. He has lived and worked extensively in Britain and the United States. His first professional theatre job was performing with Dame Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman in Anthony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre in London. Adam has worked on London’s West End and appeared in numerous British television shows; notably in Peak Practice, The Chase, EastEnders, and Agatha Christie’s Poirot. Adam resides in Los Angeles where he is known for his work on Preacher, Reign, Once Upon A Time, NCIS, NCIS:Los Angeles, and Supernatural. Adam has starred and guest starred in films for Universal and Sony.

Adam is also a voice artist, performing lead characters for major video game franchises such as Fallout, 007, Dead Island, Middle Earth, and notably, as “Ignis Scientia” in Final Fantasy XV. Adam is nominated for 3 BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Awards, including Best Male Performance for Final Fantasy XV.

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
6:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autograph Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Sunday, November 3rd
3:30 PM EST
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autograph Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Panels

An Actor in Three Mediums
Friday, November 1st at 5 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

Voice Actors After Dark (18+ Panel)
Saturday, November 2nd at 8:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

So I Get Paid to Say This
Sunday, November 3rd at 1:30 PM EST
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Special Guest
Ciaran Strange

You may have heard him as foul-mouthed, under-caffeinated NPC “Lorelei” [Borderlands 3] or the sweet but sassy “Luca Esposito” [Astra: Lost In Space] — but I.R.L. he’s Ciarán Strange, an eccentric LGBTQ+ voice actor, Twitch affiliate, mental health advocate, urban fantasy author, and indie performing artist. At the tender age of seventeen, he left his family, friends, and little English fishing village behind in order to chase his dreams across the Atlantic!

The bed-headed redhead has become a familiar face throughout the American geek scene, in most parts due to his music. After touring multiple countries (including the US, UK, Canada, and Japan) and performing at hundreds of shows, conventions, and festivals, Ciarán joined forces with kindred artistic spirit Dave Kitsberg (Spoony Bards, Time Crash). The two are now delving into the world of geeky covers and parodies, as well as writing fresh original concept material in all sub-genres of pop-rock influenced by many of their fandom inspirations. This cache of new music is set to be released in 2019/20 under the project name We Are The Chaos. The band’s debut single, LEGACY, is available on all music streaming services, along with some of Ciarán’s older solo tunes.

Musical ventures aside, this multi-media artist has been swept up in the launch of multiple book series, all of which take place on different sides of the same earth in the #Flareborne universe. His main (and favourite) project, “Black Tie” by Ciarán Strange, is a M/M paranormal romance series of action thriller novels he’s pitched as “gay James Bond in a world of superheroes”, and has an impending sequel due out in Fall 2019.

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
5:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autograph Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Saturday, November 2nd
11 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 3rd Floor – Ontario Foyer

Events

Concert: Mindful Dynasty, Ciaran Strange & SSJ
Saturday, November 2nd at 7:30 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 3rd Floor – Youma Ultra Lounge (Ontario East)

Panels

Borderlands
Sunday, November 3rd at 1:30 PM EST
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

Special Guest
MC YODA

MC Yoda
Chaotic Good
42st level
21st level Bard
12th Level Monk
9th level Cleric
STR: 18
DEX: 17
CON: 16
INT: 20
WIS: 20
CHA: 20
Strengths: Party hosting, DJ skills, Freestyle poetry, Afterparties
Weaknesses: Catgirls, Samus cosplays, Afterparties, Fanservice episodes
Special Abilities:
Mass suggestion
Inspire heroics
Song of Freedom
Inspire greatness
Suggestion
Inspire competence
Bardic music
Bardic knowledge
Countersong
Fascinate
Inspire courage
Turn undead

Events

Dance Party – Round 1
Saturday, November 2nd at 12 AM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Dance Party – Round 2
Saturday, November 2nd at 11 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Special Guest
Traeonna

Traeonna is a passionate and experienced educator as well as a curriculum and instruction specialist by profession. She has been teaching on one topic or another for over 20 years. She has been involved with the leather community for over two decades. She holds the 2017 and 2018 title for Miss Ohio Leather, is a member of the 2018 class for International Person of Leather, and is a member of the Titans of the Midwest. As a mononymous person, Traeonna can be found on Facebook, Instagram, or by typing .com after her name!

Panels

Kimono Bound (18+)
Friday, November 1st at 11 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 250 A-C

All Tied Up LECTURE (18+)
Saturday, November 2nd at 8 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 250 A-C

All Tied Up WORKSHOP (18+)
Saturday, November 2nd at 9:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 250 A-C

Special Guest
Ring of Steel

The Ring of Steel Action Theatre and Stunt Troupe is based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan and prides itself on being a different kind of theatre, one where fantasy and action aren’t just talked about or mimed, but brought to life in front of your eyes! Whether it’s telling tales from a long, long time ago in a Galaxy far, far away, or slinging steel in a game of swords, the members of Ring of Steel (who invite you to come out and become one of us) love taking our childhood stories and letting them run wild because, well, who says you ever have to really grow up? We’d much rather play with fire, join the circus, or “sword out” our problems without being -too- mature, thank you very much! Come on out, enjoy the show, join a workshop, and make sure to be part of the action with us!

Events

Youma-Konbat
Friday, November 1st at 2:30 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 3rd Floor – Youma Ultra Lounge (Ontario East)

Avatar Yoga!
Saturday, November 2nd at 12 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 3rd Floor – Youma Ultra Lounge (Ontario East)

Jedi Academy
Sunday, November 3rd at 4 PM EST
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Special Guest
Puvithel

Puvithel is a alternative fashion designer who makes and designs original handmade jewelry, accessories, clothing and handbags for J-fashion and alternative styles. While currently based in Pittsburgh, Puvithel started in Atlanta in 2015.

Puvithel is about unabashed, self-expression and spans many styles, including punk, gothic, lolita, and menhera. However, regardless of style Puvithel’s items are loud, and are inspired by the in-your-face aesthetic of American gothic fashion. Expression in the form of fashion can help people, and Puvithel tries to express that idea in each item. Every series has its own style and narrative to aid you in telling your own story.

Events

Lolita Fashion Show
Saturday, November 2nd at 2 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Panels

J-Fashion DIY – Make Your Own Floral Headband!
Friday, November 1st at 7 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 250 A-C

Coping Thru Art – Menhera Fashion
Saturday, November 2nd at 6 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 250 A-C

Special Guest
Captain Ghostly

Captain Ghostly is a fulltime international cosplayer and prop maker from Belgium who follows his passion to empower others through creativity. For him, cosplay is a way to live his dreams and share his passion with others. Crafting and geekiness runs in his veins since childhood. His speciality is armor making and he loves giving workshops where people can learn to make their own armored cosplays.

Throughout the years he has had the privilege of being a cosplay guest and to be invited to events all around the world. He judged the “Cosplay World Masters” final in 2019 and many preliminaries for international cosplay competitions such as C4, WCS, CWM, ECG, NCC, International Cosplay Champions Cup and EuroCosplay in several countries. His work is also featured in the ‘Cool Japan’ exhibition in the MAS museum located in Belgium.

Captain Ghostly’s ultimate goal is to use his presence to inspire others, sharing knowledge and to be a positive influence in the community.

Events

Masquerade (Cosplay Contest)
Saturday, November 2nd at 7 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Panels

Cosplay Armor
Sunday, November 3rd at 1 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 250 A-C

International Cosplay – Karmluna Cosplay
Sunday, November 3rd at 4 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 250 A-C

Special Guest
Exelia

Exelia is a cosplayer from England who has been cosplaying since 2005! She has represented the United Kingdom in some of the biggest cosplay competitions in the world: World Cosplay Summit, Clara Cow’s Cosplay Cup, and European Cosplay Gathering.

She has appeared at many events as an experienced judge and speaker, giving informative panels and sharing her experiences as a cosplay representative worldwide.

She has a keen eye for detail and can’t wait to see everyone’s amazing costumes at Youmacon!

Events

Masquerade (Cosplay Contest)
Saturday, November 2nd at 7 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Panels

2D to 3D: Competitive Cosplay!
Sunday, November 3rd at 2:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 250 A-C

International Cosplay – Karmluna Cosplay
Sunday, November 3rd at 4 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 250 A-C

Special Guest
Scott Falco

I’m a 27-year-old YouTuber from Michigan who has been making animations and videos for awhile. I also do speedruns on Twitch with a live viewer minigame called RUN HP where viewers can mess up the run. I’m best known for Side of Salt and my new Totally Legit Speedrun animated series. I wanna inspire people to have fun, speak their minds, and create content.

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
7:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autograph Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Saturday, November 2nd
6 PM EST
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autograph Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Events

Adult Jackbox Games (18+)
Friday, November 1st at 10 PM EDT
TCF Center – 1st Floor – Fan Art Theater 140 D-E-F

Lieswatter (House 5)
Saturday, November 2nd at 8 PM EDT
TCF Center – 1st Floor – Fan Art Theater 140 D-E-F

Panels

Scott Falco With A Side Of Salt
Friday, November 1st at 4 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 260 (Portside Ballroom)

Meet The Artists
Saturday, November 2nd at 11:30 AM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 260 (Portside Ballroom)

Special Guest
Derek Chung

Derek Chung is the nomnisaur wrangler behind Nomnivore Games Inc. Derek got into game development the usual way: a steady diet of geek media and anime, a hatred of sleep, and an interest in co-operative storytelling. His background in psychotherapy, philosophy and social psychology reinforced his love of shared worlds, ideas and experiences.

Derek lives in Ontario, where he is fueled by equal parts caffeine and beer. In an effort to combat his sleep deprivation, Derek brought home a puppy. He reports that the puppy is getting plenty of sleep, but wonders if he didn’t maybe misunderstand some important step of the process.

Panels

Designing Your Own Game
Friday, November 1st at 5:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 250 A-C

Special Guest
The Nightmare Before Youmacon

NIGHTMARE BEFORE YOUMACON 2019
THURSDAY OCT 31ST | 8:00PM-12:00AM
FREE ADMISSION | DAY 0 | HALLOWEEN

Youmacon badge is NOT REQUIRED to enter!
Open to ALL AGES!!

Start off your Youmacon 2019 on Halloween Night with the Official Halloween Party brought to you by Cosplay Beach Party in the Ontario Ballroom (aka Ultra Lounge) located on the 3rd floor of the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center!

We’ve got dancing, mini-games, lots of free candy, and DJ sets that are sure to make a night that will put all the kids too big to trick-or-treat, back in the Hallow-day Spirit! Save the date and let us know you’re coming through!!

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY:
8:00PM: mcgranaman
9:00PM: Allium
10:00PM: Vest And Tyler
11:00PM: Saiyan Brothers aka PVRTY HVRD

Keep a look out for more announcements on available activities during the event as the date approaches!!

Doors close @ 11:30PM! Be sure to arrive early to join the fun!

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Cosplay Beach Party] (aka CBP) is an annual summer event held at the Kensington Metropark in Milford, MI held in early August. We host a cosplay beach/pool-themed party with grill/picnic food, drinks, music/dance featuring various DJs, live bands, volleyball tournaments, photoshoots, runway-style cosplay contests, watermelon smashing, watermelon thigh-crushing contests, outdoor games and many more WEEB activities all throughout the day!
Cosplay is an expensive hobby. With all the cosplay conventions we attend from badges, hotel rooms, transportation, the cosplays we buy or build and buy supply/material can cost a fortune.
Our goal is to hold a FREE ADMISSION event where cosplayers can still do what they love, and not have to worry about spending a large sum of money to attend cosplay events!
CBP also hosts other party events such as the official Washi Con After Party, Nightmare Before Youmacon, and New Year’s Weeb.

Our previous NBY events took place in Novi, MI a week out from Youmacon, representing the “Nightmare” week before Youmacon with cosplay crunching, last-minute planning.

We are very excited to host our 3rd Nightmare Before Youmacon Halloween Party, officially on Day 0 of Youmacon, on Halloween night!

Special Guest
Scarfing Scarves

Tyler Willis is the creator behind Last Week Lolita News, a lolita fashion news show made specifically for people who would take out your left eye with a parasol if they thought it would get them even an inch closer to getting their dream dress. She discusses the happenings of the week in lolita, dissects the general bickering into satisfying soundbites, and generally works as a giant envoy of catharsis for the lolita community at large.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ScarfingScarves/videos
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScarfingScarves/

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
7:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autograph Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Saturday, November 2nd
6 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autograph Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Events

Lolita Fashion Show
Saturday, November 2nd at 2 PM EDT
Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center – 4th Floor – Main Programming (Renaissance Ballroom)

Panels

Lolita Fashion 101 Q&A
Friday, November 1st at 4 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 250 A-C

Q&A with Scarfing Scarves
Saturday, November 2nd at 4:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 250 A-C

Special Guest
Jim Foronda

Jim Foronda is a Texas-based voice actor. A former ad copywriter, Jim began voice acting while writing commercials for Hasbro Toys, occasionally being tasked with voicing characters like Optimus Prime and Mr. Potato Head in toy ads. Since then, he’s been all manner of person, monster, robot, and… well, anything… in games like the Borderlands franchise, Battleborn, SMITE, Killing Floor 2, Hero Academy, and Dungeon Boss. (This year, he’s super-excited to be voicing Claptrap in Borderlands 3.) Anime-wise, he can be heard in Black Clover, My Hero Academia, That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fairy Tail, One Piece, and more.

In his spare time, Jim enjoys photography, games of the video and tabletop variety, occasional trips to Japan, building LEGO stuff, and working on a novel that he will probably never, ever finish. Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was 8 years old, Jim wears an insulin pump. By medical definition that totally makes him an actual, for real cyborg. He has yet to jump over a house or lift an automobile with his bare hands.

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
5:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Saturday, November 2nd
4 PM EST
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Panels

From Toys to Talking
Friday, November 1st at 7:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 260 (Portside Ballroom)

Meet Jim Foronda
Saturday, November 2nd at 6:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

Borderlands
Sunday, November 3rd at 1:30 PM EST
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Grand Riverfront Ballroom A

Special Guest
Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn is the mind behind the (very different) webcomics UnCONventional (unconventional-comic.com) and The Chronicles of Crosarth (crosarth.com). The Chronicles of Crosarth is an epic story of steampunk adventure, where the fate of the world may lay in the hands of the crew of the airship HMS Hummingbird. On the other hand, UnCONventional is the story of a small, Midwestern fandom convention, and the only thing at risk is the staff’s sanity as they try to plan each year’s event.

Trae also runs Nerd & Tie (nerdandtie.com), which covers in-depth stories on convention news, and they host a number of podcasts, including The Nerd & Tie Podcast (which covers convention and geek culture stories), Stormwood & Associates (an RPG actual play podcast), and BS-Free Witchcraft (covering the modern witchcraft movement).

Panels

Meet the Artists
Saturday, November 2nd at 11:30 AM EDT
TCF Center – Level 2 – Panel Room 260 (Portside Ballroom)

Podcasting on a Budget
Saturday November 2nd at 2:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – Level 2 – Panel Room 260 (Portside Ballroom)

Nerd & Tie Live!
Saturday, November 2nd at 7 PM EDT
TCF Center – Level 2 – Panel Room 260 (Portside Ballroom)

Webcomics A to Z
Sunday, November 3rd at 3 PM EST
TCF Center – Level 2 – Panel Room 260 (Portside Ballroom)

Special Guest
Micah Solusod

He may not have magical powers but Micah Solusod is a fair-trade, free range professional voice actor and illustrator.

Hailing from Hawaii, this rapscallion is best known for his breakout role as Soul in Soul Eater. Since then, he has gone on to voice characters such as Yuichiro in Seraph of the End, Touma in A Certain Magical Index, Yurio in Yuri!!! On Ice, Akito in Code Geass: Akito the Exiled, Yukine in Noragami, Midnight in Fairy Tail, Coby in One Piece, Asano in Assassination Classroom, Best Jeanist in My Hero Academia, Eriol in Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Mizuki in Kamisama Kiss, Frankenstein in Code:Realize, Ame in Wolf Children, Arata in ReLIFE, Kakeru in Orange, Black/King of Despair in Blood Blockade Battlefront, Hakkai in Saiyuki Reload Blast, Bea in Space Dandy, Takizawa in Tokyo Ghoul, Su-Won in Yona of the Dawn, Kaidou in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K, Yuno in Toonami’s Black Clover and most recently Kirill in DOUBLE DECKER – Doug & Kirill!

He can also be heard in the world of video games as Giblet in the award winning mobile game Dragon Ball Legends, Shadow Spirit Ah Puch in SMITE, and Daryon in the indie RPG Edge of Eternity!

When he’s not posting terrible puns on Twitter, Micah co-runs an indie art group with his wife called Painapple Studio. Their webcomic, Ties That Bind, is now available as a graphic novel on Amazon.

Autographs

Friday, November 1st
6:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 358

Saturday, November 2nd
1 PM EDT
TCF Center – 3rd Floor – Autographs Room 360 (Ambassador Ballroom)

Panels

Soul 2 Soul
Saturday, November 2nd at 5:30 PM EDT
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 260 (Portside Ballroom)

The 5 Rules of Art (According to Micah)
Sunday, November 3rd at 12 PM EST
TCF Center – 2nd Floor – Panel Room 260 (Portside Ballroom)

Special Guest
Comfort & Adam

Comfort and Adam are an award-nominated husband and wife comic creating team. They write, draw, color, letter, and design all their work as an equal duo. Comfort and Adam made their name as professional self-publishers with their acclaimed series The Uniques and Rainbow in the Dark. They wrote a massive how to book for Random House called The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics in 2015 and have gone onto write the webseries Kitty Game (with artist Corinne Roberts) while continuing work on The Uniques.

When they’re not working on their comics, you can find the couple as guests of comic and anime conventions from coast to coast. They are also educational and motivational speakers, educators, and still find the occasional moment for a side-gig in illustration here and there.

Comfort and Adam believe in the philosophy that great stories and art can be both fun and challenging, and you don’t have to choose between entertaining an audience and making them think. In their work, they always seek to do both.

Panels

Meet The Artists
Saturday November 2nd at 11:30 AM EDT
TCF Center – Level 2 – Panel Room 260 (Portside Ballroom)

World Building
Saturday November 2nd at 4 PM EDT
TCF Center – Level 2 – Panel Room 260 (Portside Ballroom)

Drawing ExPressive Characters
Sunday November 3rd at 1:30 PM EST
TCF Center – Level 2 – Panel Room 260 (Portside Ballroom)