Share drinks and conversation in an evening of dance, jokes, and illusion.
Welcome to the Night Cafe, an after dark experience in the mysterious, sensational and sensual world of burlesque and cabaret. Join us for an evening of games, drinks, glamour and entertainment! Every guest is given one complimentary drink upon entry and each table will have the chance to win prizes ranging from a round of drinks to Anime Expo event tickets!
Previous guest performers include: Late Comedy Showdown 2014 winner That CMonster (Caitlin Macatee), national pole champion, momoMc, and the beautiful burlesque sensation, Red Snapper.
*Please note that the Night Cafe is not an actual cafe. Night Cafe is a 21+ only event.
21+, must have a ticket plus a badge and a valid government photo ID with date of birth for entry. Check-in begins 30 mins prior to the show. Security will be conducting ID check prior to check-in at the door. Doors close promptly when show starts, no late entry allowed. No refunds, no exchanges, all sales are final. 4 ticket limit per order.
Steven is an official content creator for Viewster.com. In his comedy web series, KAWNPAI, Steven creates custom cocktails based on an anime or video game. He also has a YouTube series titled I JUST ARTED. The series focuses on Steven (and guests) drawing and drinking together. Guests on the show currently include voice actresses, Tara Sands (Pokemon), Daniella McRae (League of Legends) and Lauren Landa (Sailor Moon).
Returning to AX 2017 is the world-famous Japanese artistic pole dancer*, momoMc (pronounced “MOMO MAC”) who will be joining this year’s Night Café. She has won various titles including Grand Award Winner in 2015 at the prestigious International Theater Japan (Professional Pole Comedy) and at Pole Battle Tokyo (Sexy Category). momoMc’s demonstration of style and technique showing off her amazing athleticism, cuteness and sensuality has enthralled thousands of passionate fans over the past decade, always leaving guests yearning for more. This year, she will be dazzling attendees with several costumes during her performances including a maid, a geisha, and cosplays from various popular anime series, such as Ayanami Rei from Neon Genesis Evangelion and Rum from Uruseiyatsura.
*momoMc be attending all shows, but will only be pole dancing for the Pre-Show Night one, the 2:30 PM show, and the 12 AM show.
Marcella Raya is a professional belly dancer, samba dancer, and theater actress. She has graced the stages in Southern California, toured on the east coast with the Festifun musical, entertained in the Love and Peace Festival in Cairo, Egypt, and danced with Mangueira samba school for Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. You can also catch her weekly in her role as Princess Catalina at Medieval Times in Buena Park. Marcella is a southern California native and honored to be part of this year’s Night Cafe at the Anime Expo!
Hello everyone, I’m Andrea and I’ve been a pole dance aficionado for 5 years! I was drawn to pole dance because it is such a fun and different type of workout. Also because I can wear tall heels which makes me feel like a sultry Amazon since I’m barely 5 feet tall. I’m a former gymnast and love how pole dance combines the elegance of dance and the athleticism of gymnastics together. In 2014 I started competing with Rhiannan Nichole’s Premier Pole and my most recent competition this year was at the 2017 Pacific Pole Championships in the women’s professional division. Thank you AX for having me!
World-famous Japanese artistic pole dancer, momoMc (pronounced “MOMO MAC”) will join AX’s Night Cafe. She will participate in the 7 PM, 9 PM, and 11 PM shows each evening.
momoMc, is the prestigious Grand Award Winner of the 2015 International Pole Theater Japan, Comedy category and Pole Battle Tokyo, SEXY category awards. Her technique and style developed over the last decade are more amazing than you can imagine and have earned her the exclusive title “Official Pole Dancer” of the largest club in Asia, the ageHA. Her athleticism will amaze, her cuteness will melt your heart, and her sensuality will leave you wanting more.
Known as “The Go All the Way Girl,” Ms. Red Snapper has performed across the US. She headlines the “Nearly Naked Nutcracker” in Dallas annually and was on the production team of the Hollywood Burlesque Festival. Red’s repertoire varies from classic 1940’s elegance to rock & roll, tongue-in-cheek, naughty good girl. Trained by the best burlesque instructors, she teaches burlesque privately, focusing on storytelling and glamorous costumes. Homegrown in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Red currently resides in Los Angeles. For more information about Red, visit www.snapperburlesque.com.
At Anime Expo’s Night Cafe, you’ll be greeted by our gracious and terrifying host, That CMonster. Having earned her monstrous reputation at Anime Expo’s Late Comedy Show -by ripping hecklers to shreds- in 2015, this year she’ll be guiding you through hilarious drinking games, sultry shows and towards fantastic prizes! Don’t be disarmed by her sweet appearance, there are still claws under those silk gloves.