Guest Announcement: Voidmynx Cosplay

Nekocon is proud to announce Voidmynx Cosplay as a Cosplay Guest this year!


Laura Williams, AKA Voidmynx Cosplay, has been creating her own award winning costumes and props since 2015. She specializes in Worbla and EVA foam armor crafting. Laura has a passion for teaching others in the cosplay community, and helping them reach their goals by sharing her knowledge, skills, and techniques. Laura frequents many local anime and comic conventions in the area supporting the cosplay scene as a positive force for the community and well being.

Laura and Nekocon would like to thank Strike and Hide Photography for the beautiful photography of Voidmynx Cosplay.

Guest Announcement: Charles Dunbar

Nekocon is proud to welcome back Charles Dunbar. He had the following words to provide us as to his appearance this year:
It was exactly ten years ago that I first got up on stage at Nekocon to present a panel. I had no idea if it would go over well, but the line outside the door scared me half to death. People interested in hearing what I had to say about mythology and anime- I had expected a dozen at best, not the 100+ that decided to spend time with me. That was where it all began, where I decided to start presenting topics on my passions, and opening doors and minds to the hidden symbols and signs behind their favorite series. Nekocon has always been there, reminding me of why I walked down this path in the first place. And while my topics have veered into directions like Japanese history, literature, tourism, and gaming, Nekocon has also welcomed those changes and expansions to my interests and horizons. Let’s make 2019 no different!

Guest Announcement: Paul St. Peter

With the release of Kingdom Heart 3 yesterday, we would like to reintroduce everyone to our guest Paul St. Peter, aka Xemnas from Kingdom Hearts!

Paul St. Peter, twice nominated for BTVA Awards, is a voice actor from Los Angeles, whose many anime and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King), DIGIMON (Wormmon, Leomon), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy Riyalgo), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing), DYNASTY WARRIORS I-IV (Yuan Shao), DIGIMON: THE MOVIE (Kokomon), ZETMAN (Sugito), MAJIN (Majin), TESTIMONY OF THE NEW SHE DEVIL (Valga), BERSERK (Grunbeld), and RESIDENT EVIL 5 (Swahili Zombie). Paul does comical voices too, from WORMMON (Digimon Warriors) to PUNCH (Cowboy Bebop).

Among his other game, anime, and feature anime credits are GURREN LAGAAN (Jorgun), THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, (Mondego), MONSTER (Dr. Reichwein), PAPRIKA (Konakawa), LUPIN III: THE SECRET OF MAMO (Mamo), DURARARA (Higa), X-COM (Dr. Heinrich), BATTLE B-DAMON (Armada), DIABLO III (Demented Spirit), and DEFIANCE (Burgess). Paul’s voice can also be heard on such titles as MONSTER STRIKE (Death Panda), DRAKENGARD III (Michael The Dragon), JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURES (Wamuu, Dire, Jack The Ripper), NARUTO 7: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM (Kurama), THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS (Armor Giant), AJIN (Hirasawa), HEARTHSTONE (Igneous Giant), KILLER (Colonel Derick) YS VIII: LACRIMOSA OF DANA (Sahad), ACE COMBAT 7 (various roles), GUNDAM: IRON BLOODED ORPHANS (McMurdo), DRAGON BALL SUPER (Sorbet), HUNTER HUNTER (Razor), and SAINT SEIYA (Hakurei).

 

A versatile performer, Paul also sang for four seasons with the San Diego Opera Company, three years with the Civic Light Opera, and appeared in several productions at the Old Globe Theatre. In Los Angeles, Paul has acted at the Globe Playhouse, Richard Basehart Theatre, Palos Verde Shakespeare on The Meadow, performed with the Rogue Artists, and has “gone on the road” for eleven seasons with the Nevada Shakespeare Festival.

As an instructor, Paul has taught speech, accents, dialects, phonetics, vocal production, and Shakespeare at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, California State University Los Angele

Guest Announcement: Hollow Mellow

Nekocon and Chaotic Harmony is proud to present Hollow Mellow at NekoCon 22, November 1-3, 2019 in Hampton, VA!
Hollow Mellow has a classical theme and expresses a worldview that is theatrical and progressive. Vocalist Iruma Rioka writes the lyrics and music and guitarist Nemu does the arrangement, and the unique compositions they create together fulfill their classical theme and have perfect balance.  Their songs hit their listeners like a bulls-eye, deeply piercing the darkness of the heart with strong, ephemeral lyrics. The fans are called “Rosebuds” and Hollow Mellow strongly appeals to those who like gothic lolita fashion. With their visuals and performance stabilized, Hollow Mellow was invited to participate in Japan Expo, Europe’s largest Japanese culture event, as well as many other overseas performances. They act as an icon to promote Japanese culture all over the world. They have also produced music for anime and video games and done modeling work.