Guest Announcement: Expedition Cosplay

NekoCon is proud to announce the return of Expedition Cosplay!

What happens when cosplay meets vanlife? Expedition cosplay! Justin and Megan Webb are two award winning cosplayers that sold all they owned to travel the world looking for adventure!  They now travel and cosplay for a living out of their 1984 Fallout inspired vault-tec van! From visiting video game locations in the real world to scaling mountains and braving desert climates these two will do almost anything for the perfect picture! Make sure to come by their booth for anime artwork, stories, autographs, and the most immersive fallout merch booth this side of the wasteland! 

Photos courtesy of Legend of Micah and Affliction Media

Carolina Manga Library comes to NekoCon!

From scary stories to magical girls, Carolina Manga Library is going to be brining a selection of manga for the reading crowd of NekoCon.

 

The Carolina Manga Library is a non-profit organization that sets up free libraries at conventions for all attendees to enjoy. They bring over 5000 manga, American graphic novels, webcomics, and novels for fans to enjoy. By setting up a quiet place for people to relax at conventions, the Library seeks to promote literacy through the medium that they love.


The Library was founded in 2013, debuting at Nashicon in Columbia, South Carolina. Since then, the Library has been guests at conventions all over the Southern states and their collection becomes larger with every passing month, having expanded to all forms of graphic novels. Their expert staff of librarians and library assistants are also experts in all things manga and graphic novels, so feel free to ask them for recommendations for new series!

All Hallow Queenz Drag Show!

Let’s get ready to celebrate Meowloween by welcoming back by popular demand NekoCon’s very own All Hallow Queenz!  They will be performing twice Saturday night to some of your favorite spooky songs! As an extra treat, and this is no trick, all money will go to our charities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lily Dolce of Smithfield VA. Lily loves to live on the edge and grace the stage with passion. Lily can be caught at 37th and Zen once a month for an amazing drag brunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jasmine Spaulding of Richmond Virginia. Jasmine loves displaying her creatively unique talents of make-up and costume designs. Jasmine is a former title holder of Miss Dreamgirls. You can catch Jasmine host her amazing drag brunch at 37th and Zen located locally in Norfolk VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jasleane Jade of Virginia Beach VA. Jasleane has been working in the industry of a decade, and is fiercely famed all over Virginia. You can catch her locally at 37th and Zen and The Rainbow Cactus Company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chanel Temple of Suffolk VA. Chanel loves entertaining and aspires to one day be a crowned diva. Chanel Temple works very hard with the community and is loved by many. You can catch all her shows locally at 37th and Zen in Norfolk VA.

Welcome Back Lovely Heart Maid Cafe!

Nekocon is ecstatic to bring back Lovey Heart Maid Cafe!

 

Okaerinasaimase goshujinsama, ojousama! We are Lovely Heart Maid Cafe, a Hampton Roads based maid cafe event group formed by fans of anime, Akihabara, and all things moe! We are inspired by maid cafes in Japan such as @home Cafe and Maidreamin and want to bring the experience to Hampton Roads!

Guest Announcement: Shadow Wing Cosplay

A dark shadow passes by the full moon beckoning our next guest  announcement. Nekocon is proud to announce Shadow Wing Cosplay.

Shadow Wing Cosplay has been cosplaying for 13 years. Having always loved arts and crafts, she has participated in a broad range of creative experiences over the course of her life, from wood working classes to stained glass. When she discovered cosplay, she took it upon herself to learn how to sew and take her creative energy to a new level. Her love for the arts aside, she stresses that one doesn’t need a creative background to create a great cosplay or be a great cosplayer, as she enjoys encouraging others to try something new and have a great time doing it. There are many ways to be a cosplayer and that’s what makes cosplay so great!

Guest Announcement: Shoestring Scientists

What Halloween bash would be complete without some mad scientists! Nekocon is pleased to announce Shoestring Scientists.
Shoestring Scientists is a loose collective of builders, cosplayers, creatives, and educators of all types, Shoestring Scientists made their presentation debut in 2012 with their first workshop, Steampunk 203: A DIY Workshop, where attendees built their own ray guns from spare parts. Since then, this group of intrepid (and slightly mad) creatives have presented panels and workshops to packed-out rooms at numerous conventions

Guest Announcement: Robbie Daymond

Our last announcement for the weekend and to finish out the entire LAVA casting group, Robbie Daymond!

In the Anime world Robbie may be best known as the most prolific voice of
Tuxedo Mask in VIZ’s dub of Sailor Moon & Sailor Moon Crystal. He’s also
played several lead and fan-favorite roles such as: Mitsuki in Boruto, Ikoma in
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Mumen Rider in One Punch Man, Joe Kido in
Digimon Adventure tri., Chrollo in HxH, Ren Tsuruga in Skip Beat, Leon Lau in
Last Hope, Izuminomkami in Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu, Gilthunder in Seven
Deadly Sins, Ide in FLCL Progressive and voiced other shows such as: Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Naruto Shippuden, Occultic Nine, Baki, Tales of Zestiria the X, Cyborg 009, K: Return of Kings, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Sword Art Online 2, God Eater, TerraforMARS, Magi: the Adventures of Sinbad, Durararax2, Charlotte, Lupin the 3rd , Aldnoah Zero,Your Lie in April, Glitter Force, Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals & more. There are also a several others coming up that he can’t mention quite yet…

Robbie is very active in the realm of western animation as well. He stars as
series-lead in several shows such as: the current voice of Spider-man/Peter Parker in the Marvel Animated Universe (Marvel’s Spider-man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers Assemble & Black Panther), Sway Sway in Breadwinners, Blake in Get Blake, & Tink in Bottersnikes and Gumbles. He has guest-starred and reoccurred on other popular cartoons like, Star Wars Rebels, Young Justice, OK-KO Let’s be Heroes, Pinky Malinky, Costume Quest, Transformers: Rescue Bots, Ever After High, Little People and The Tom & Jerry Show. He has also voiced characters in several feature films, including Shoya in A Silent Voice, Me in I Want to Eat You Pancreas, Toneri Otsutsuki in Naruto the Last, Mitsuki in Boruto; Naruto the Movie, Porta in Patema Inverted, Lino is Gundam the Origin III, Leo in Barbie: Starlight Adventures and the Fairy Cronies in Strange Magic, among others.

Robbie’s also a staple in the video game industry, and can be heard in Final
Fantasy XV as Prompto, Tales of Zestiria as Sorey, Persona 5 as Akechi, Fist of
the North Star: Lost Paradise as Kenshiro, Pokemon GO as Professor Willow,
League of Legends as Kayn, Just Cause 4 as Oscar Espinosa, TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan as Michelangelo, Spyro Reignited as Hunter the Cheetah, Agents of Mayhem as August Gaunt, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite as Spider-man, State of Decay 2, Marvel Heroes United, Telltale's Walking Dead, Final Fantasy Type-0, Wario Ware Gold, Star Wars: The Old Republic, The Division, Nier Automata, Fire Emblem: Echoes, Fire Emblem: Heroes, God Eater 1 & 2, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lego Marvel’s Avengers, Friday the 13 th , Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, The Lego Movie Videogame, Technomancer, Trials of Cold Steel II, Shining Resonance Refrain, Akiba’s Beat, Masquerada, Aion, Stella Glow, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Atelier Sophie, Exist Archive, Grand Chase, Skyforge, Forbidden Magna, Lineage 2, Etrian Odyssey Untold II, Blade & Soul, Fairy Fencer F and many more!

Social Media & Websites:
https://www.instagram.com/robbiedangerous/
https://twitter.com/robbiedaymond
https://www.facebook.com/robbiedaymondofficial/
http://www.robbiedaymond.com
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2837894/
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/robbie-daymond/