Guests

Musical Acts

Kouki (D=OUT) with HIZAKI (Versailles, Jupiter)

Come see D=OUT vocalist Kouki, featuring HIZAKI of Versailles and Jupiter on guitar, at Nekocon 2022! Nekocon will be held from November 4-6 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, VA. Attendees will be able to catch Kouki and HIZAKI live in concert, performing D=OUT songs, a Q&A panel, autograph sessions, and more. Please stay tuned as more details are revealed.

Kouki (D=OUT)

D=OUT is a Japanese visual kei band which was originally formed in 2007. Shortly after their formation, they had successful tours in Europe and Asia and put on performances and shows that rival the top level artists in Japan.

Vocalist Kouki not only plays the Japanese instrument tsugaru-jamisen, but also performs Japanese dances at concerts.

With his solo work, Kouki has achieved the #1 rank in the Enka genre on the Oricon music charts, even acquiring the #1 rank in France.

Marking 15 years since D=OUT’s formation, the long awaited US debut performance, which will undoubtedly provide a taste of Japanese culture, is not to be missed.

Kouki’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/kouki_d_out
Kouki’s Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/kouki_buddhacomplex/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsuph7eFxP6dUWmtlmj1C_Q
D=OUT Official Website: http://www.d-out.info

HIZAKI (Versailles, Jupiter)

HIZAKI is the leader and composer of the band Jupiter, which was formed in 2013, as well as a member of the band Versailles, which was reborn in 2016.

Renowned as a skilled guitarist, along with pursuing “beauty” aesthetically, HIZAKI’s popularity has extended both in Japan and abroad. He has also performed overseas multiple times with an extraordinary energy.

Despite being instrumental and featuring exclusively guitars, HIZAKI’s previous album “Rosario” recorded impressive sales and continues on to be highly appreciated not only by the metal world but also in various musical fields.

Currently, while working simultaneously on 2 bands and his solo project, HIZAKI has expanded his activities to producing other bands.

HIZAKI’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/hizakiOfficial
HIZAKI’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100044146524064
HIZAKI’S Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hizaki_official/
Jupiter Official Website: http://jupiter.jp.net
Versailles Official Website: http://chateau-agency.com/versailles/
HIZAKI Official Fan Club “GRACE”: https://www.digitlink.jp/hizaki/

COSPLAY GUESTS

CocoaSugar Cosplay is an east coast based cosplayer with a background in the visual arts. Her sewing skills are self-taught and she has been creating her own cosplays for about 12 years, leveling up her skills as she goes. Her favorite part of any cosplay build is the point in which you can focus on the little details that give your work that extra oomph! She cosplays from a variety of sources, including anime, fantasy, and original artist’s renditions. She loves being able to learn new techniques through the cosplay community!

Photo Credit: Felix Dandy

Dessi-Desu is a cosplayer with 20 years of experience crafting and wearing her cosplay creations. Neko Con 2002 was one of the first cons that started it all with her cosplay journey and she has been hooked on cosplay ever since! She has been drawing for as long as she can remember, and is also an illustrator that infuses her love for art and design into cosplay. Dessi-Desu has drawn designs inspired by a number of beloved characters for other cosplayers in the community to also enjoy and bring to life. For Dessi-Desu, cosplay has been an ongoing journey in learning and acquiring new skills, so when she isn’t drawing or sewing, she is always on the lookout for the next cosplay project with new and interesting challenges.

Photo Credit: Amie Photos (@amiephotos)

VOICE ACTORS

CANCELED – Griffin Burns is an LA based voice actor & musician most known for his work as Childe in Genshin Impact, Doppio in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Akira in Devilman Crybaby, Tadano in Aggretsuko, Muichiro in Demon Slayer, Colt Grice in Attack on Titan, Shalnark in Hunter x Hunter, Ryota Suzui in Kakegurui, Ritsuka Fujimaru in Fate/Grand Order The Movie, Geordo Stuart in My Next Life as a Villainess, Canute in Vinland Saga, Dendritic Cell in Cells at Work!, Todd Snap in New Pokémon Snap, Hilbert in Pokémon Masters, Shinichi Kudo in Lupin the 3rd vs Detective Conan, Nagi Karman in Scarlet Nexus, Jintan in Anohana, and many, many others.  He loves creating memes of his characters, (most notably of Childe), which have caused quite the buzz on TikTok and Twitter.   When he’s not voicing anime/video games, he enjoys singing/playing guitar in his band New New Girlfriend.   Griffin is always down to engage with his fans, so come by and say hi!

Megan Hollingshead Is known for her work on Code Geass (06-19), Fate/Stay Night (06-17), Boruto (17), Naruto (04-17), Bleach (05-12), Saint Rows The 3rd, Warhammer 40,000, Tales of Vesperia, Soulcalibur IV, TMNT (03-08), Resident Evil VG franchise, Time Crisis 4, Kamichu (05-06), Girls Bravo, Yu-GI-Oh! (00-03), Sonic X (03-04), Pokemon (97-20), Shaman King (01-02), Sailor Moon (92-93), and Lupin the 3rd.

 

 

Beau Billingslea  – In the world of anime, Beau has voiced countless characters including: Jet Black in Cowboy Bebop; The Fourth Raikage in Naruto; Barrett in Final Fantasy Advent Children; Cain in Last Hope; Bertuccio in Count of Monte Christo; Ogremon, Saggitarimon and Parrotman in Digimon; Michael in Argento Soma; Seal Walrus in Wolf’s Rain; Gohei in Rurouni Kenshin; Dee Jay in Super Street Fighter II; Ben Jackson in Tiger & Bunny; Edward Liones in Bleach; Light Nostrade in Hunter x Hunter; Lingerin & Dogen in DuRaRaRa x 2 and many others.
He voices the Alien Goat Creature in Laws of the Universe Parts 0 and 1, and Abraham Douglas in the animated feature War of the Worlds: Goliath (winner of Best Animated Feature at the Los Angeles 3D Film Festival). He has narrated several series on The History Channel including Suicide Missions, Hero Ships and Modern Marvels. His video games include: Safari, Outlaws, Dynasty Warriors (Cao Ren & Dion Wei), Zico, Breakdown, Ace Combat 5, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (Barrett) and Mafia III.
Beau recently did an episode of the 2019 remake of Mad About You, and Oprah Winfrey’s new show Cherish the Day (on OWN). He plays Captain Abbott of the USS Bradbury in Star Trek: Into Darkness and Vice Admiral Stamm in Star Trek Continues. He has on-camera commercials now airing for Verzenio, Geico and Genesis. And appears in the award-winning PSA, the Other Note, which calls attention to the alarming suicide rate among our veterans. He can also be seen in The Laughing Man short on Showbox Online. Beau’s sci-fi feature films include The Blob, My Favorite Martian, Leprechaun in the Hood, and Halloween H2O. A full listing of his 40 plus year television and feature film career can be found on IMDB. Beau is a proud veteran of the U.S. Army.
Morgan Berry is a guest at Nekocon 2022! Nekocon is November 4-6 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, VA. Badges on sale now!
Morgan Berry is a professional voice actor, singer, and YouTuber; best known for her voice roles in various anime television series, films, video games, and web series. Some of the many franchises Morgan has voiced for include: “Pokemon”, “Dragon Ball”, “Beyblade”, “My Hero Academia”, “Final Fantasy”, “Inuyasha”, “Fire Emblem”, “Miraculous Ladybug”, “Sword Art Online”, “One Piece”, “Fruits Basket”, “Food Wars”, “Tokyo Ghoul”, “Borderlands”, “Love Live!”, “Smite”, “Overlord”, “The Rising of the Shield Hero”, “Marvel Avengers Academy”, “Cells at Work”, the award winning film “The Boy and the Beast”, and many more. Morgan has worked with many prestigious companies including Disney, Nintendo, Cartoon Network / Adult Swim, Marvel, Square Enix, SEGA, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, and Team Four Star.
Ezra WeiszKnown for Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (15-21), One Punch Man (19), Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin – Advent of the Red Comet (19),  JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (18), Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin VI – Rise of the Red Comet (18), Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (13-14), Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission (13), Hunter x Hunter (12), Wizards of Waverly Place (08-11), Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – Meio Shinwa (11), Naruto: Shippûden (09), Vampire Knight (08), Bleach (07), Code Geass (07), Naruto (06), Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (02-03), Power Rangers Wild Force (02), Power Rangers Time Force (01), Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (99), Power Rangers in Space (98), Power Rangers Turbo (97), Power Rangers Zeo (96), V.R. Troopers (95-96)
Jon Allen 2016 San Diego Film Award “Best Actor” nominee and winner of the 2014 “I’m Funnier Than” Comedy Contest, Jon Allen has voiced in Alessi in “JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE,” Red Blood Cell AC1677 in “CELLS AT WORK CODE BLACK,” Critter in “SWORD ART ONLINE,” Jamilov and Spider in “EDENS ZERO”, Kiyoshi Miyaji and Yoshinori Susa in “KUROKO’S BASKETBALL,” Mori in “FLCL PROGRESSIVE,” Zack Lowe in “GUNDAM IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS,” Binolt, Kazsule, and Number Zero in “HUNTER X HUNTER,” and numerous others.
In cartoons, you might have also heard him as Thrash in HEROES OF GOO JIT ZU. Additionally, Jon voices Wolfpain, Silverback, Battaxe, Tritops, Verapz, Saturnaut, and Warsnap, and he’s also the announcer for all of the their commercials.
In gaming, he starred in PAIN as Jarvis and H8 Squadder on the Playstation Network. He can also be heard in SMITE as Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ymir – Vryonic Demon. In GENSHIN IMPACT (Kamuna Harunosuke and Ogawa), POKEMON MASTERS (Thorton and Brawly) PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 (Persona the Masked) and in other titles such as DEMON SLAYER – THE HINOKAMI CHRONICLES, WARHAMMER TACTICS, ACE COMBAT 7, and ZANKI ZERO to name a few.
On-camera he’s been seen in the series THE EX-LIST, Comedy Central’s MY PROFILE STORY, KNOW YOUR MEME, YOU CAN DO BETTER on truTV, and starred as Ryan Wyatt in THE CASTMEMBERS. Jon also contributes to the world of pro-wrestling, having wrestled as the two times, and longest-reigning champion of WPW RICOTTA FLAIR in Los Angeles, which streams every month on Twitch TV. He’s also wrestled for former WWE and TNA star Sinn Bodhi’s FREAKSHOW WRESTLING in Las Vegas, and ran FRANS UNITED WRESTLING in San Diego, and is frontman for the funny dinosaur rock band “BONEHENGE.”
Charlie Schlatter – TV veteran CHARLIE SCHLATTER is best known for starring alongside Dick Van Dyke in the CBS hit series, DIAGNOSIS: MURDER. He also starred with Jennifer Aniston as the title role in NBC’S FERRIS BUELLER. He was recently praised for his performance as Dr. Dick on Showtime’s SHAMELESS, and is currently co-starring as anchorman Paul Michaels in the critically acclaimed FOR ALL MANKIND. On the big screen, he starred in 18 AGAIN! opposite George Burns. Also, Disney’s HEARTBREAK HOTEL, POLICE ACADEMY: Mission To Moscow to name a few.
Currently, he’s starring as the lovable Chad on Nickelodeon’s BIG NATE and as Sport on Apple Plus TV’s HARRIET THE SPY with Jane Lynch. At this moment, you can find him recording the lead role of Sidecar in the newly ordered Mattel series HOT WHEELS ULTIMATE RACERS!