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  • AriNico Cosplay
    Cosplay Senpai

    Ariel of AriNico Cosplay is an award-winning cosplayer with over 12 years of crafting experience. She specializes in sewing and is well-known for creating intricate cosplays that use needlework techniques such as embroidery and beadwork.

  • Billy Tringali
    Industry Appearance

    Billy Tringali is the Founder and Editor of the ‘Journal of Anime and Manga Studies’ (JAMS), an open-access, academic journal dedicated to the study of anime, manga, cosplay, and their fandoms.

  • Daman Mills
    Voice Actor

    Daman Mills is a voice actor and director. His best known voice credits include the Dragon Ball series (Frieza, Monaka), Final Fantasy VII Remake (Weiss the Immaculate), Honkai: Star Rail (Blade), SK8 the Infinity (Cherry Blossom), Shin Megami Tensei V (Aogami).

  • Griffin Burns
    Voice Actor

    Griffin Burns is an LA-based voice actor & musician most known for his work as Tartaglia (“Childe”) in Genshin Impact, Muichiro in Demon Slayer, Doppio in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.

  • Howard Wang
    Voice Actor

    Howard Wang is an actor known for voicing characters like Xie Lian in Heaven Official’s Blessing, Langa in SK8 the Infinity, Luka in Honkai: Star Rail, and many more!

  • Keith Silverstein
    Voice Actor

    Keith Silverstein, esteemed voice actor of Zhongli in Genshin Impact, Torbjörn in Overwatch 2, and Hisoka in Hunter x Hunter, boasts an extensive resume will be appearing at Anime Expo 2024.

  • Luna Lady of Light
    Cosplay Senpai

    Luna Lady of Light is from Michigan. She mentors cosplayers in writing, performing, and competing skits; guides newer contest runners, and provides advice on craftsmanship.

  • Mikio Toki
    Guest of Honor

    Renowned Master of traditional Edo style kites, Mikio Toki, elevates the art of Japanese kite making. 🎨 Committed to passing on his expertise through workshops, he ensures this cultural heritage flies high for generations.

  • Panterona
    Cosplay Judge

    Panterona is an award winning cosplayer, fashion/costume designer and convention organiser from the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago.

  • Suzie Yeung
    Voice Actor

    Suzie Yeung is an Asian American voice actor, best known as the voice of Makima from Chainsaw Man, Yuffie Kisaragi in Final Fantasy VII Remake, Eula in Genshin Impact, and Pumpkin Pie Cookie in Cookie Run Kingdom.

  • Toshihiro Kondo
    Guest of Honor

    Toshihiro Kondo is the current president of the Japanese video game company Nihon Falcom, a position he has held since 2007. He has also produced and directed many games, including titles in the beloved The Legend of Heroes and Ys series.

  • Yoichi Nishikawa
    Guest of Honor

    Yoichi Nishikawa is one of the premier Studio Ghibli background artists. Nishikawa’s most well-known subject matter is his clouds: known to his peers as the "The Painter of Clouds", Nishikawa is widely sought after for his talent in painting skies.

  • Zavage Cosplay
    Cosplay Senpai

    Zavage has been cosplaying for over 10 years and is known in the community as a craftsmanship focused cosplayer.

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