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Friday, February 26 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Industry Guest
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Akira

Popular Japanese Fashion model and lead singer of Disacode, Akira returns to Anime Matsuri’s J-Fashion Show and Houston!
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Christian Tremblay

Christian and Yvon Tremblay are self-­‐taught artists in the classical mediums of fine art drawing, painting, sculpture, and animation.  From studying and perfecting their talents in the basement of their parent’s home in Montréal, to successfully selling & producing  several  animated  series  in  Hollywood,  the  Tremblays  have  come  to  be ... Read More →
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Chuck Huber

As a filmmaker, Chuck Huber has acted, produced, written and directed for Arbor Day – The Musical, The Troubadoors, The Fragility of Seconds, The Mechanical Grave, Odd Man Out among others. He began acting in Chicago at the Goodman Theater, Court Theater, Steppenwolf Theater after graduating from DePaul University and continues to work on stages in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Most recently he played Hugh Jameison in the movie Parkland... Read More →
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Cosplay GEN

Ruxandra Tarca, Editor-in-chief of Cosplay GEN | | Bogdan Gorganeau, Founder of Cosplay GEN
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David Vincent

David Vincent is a professional voice actor / television producer based in Los Angeles, California. He has lent his voice to a variety  of animation / anime and video game titles, as well as numerous national commercials for television and radio. David was nominated “Best Voice Actor in an Anime” by the American Anime Awards for his work in GUN x SWORD. Some of his best-known animation credits include: – Jin Kisaragi... Read More →
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Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Green Zeo and Green Turbo Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on television, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons. After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in the world of voice over.  His first major voice acting role... Read More →
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Kelly Hu

KELLY HU is currently recurring on the upcoming CW series, Arrow, as China White and recurred as Pearl on the hit series Vampire Diaries and as Laura Hill on the hit series Hawaii 5-0. She has also added to an already expansive list of credits by voicing a role on Cartoon Network’s seriesYoung Justice. She has long voiced the character Stacy on the animated series, Phineas and Ferb. Onscreen, Kelly starred as... Read More →
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Lance Falk

‘Television’s’ Lance Falk has been an animation professional since 1986. Can you believe it? Working mostly at Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros. and SD Entertainment,  Lance has worn many hats over the years (mostly as a prop and vehicle designer) but his favorite jobs ever was staff writer on The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest and Swat Kats. Lance’s enthusiasms include Disneyland, Jonny Quest, Star Trek, Star Wars, the new... Read More →
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Leah Clark

Leah Clark is a Random Force Of Nature working as a voice actress and script adapter for FUNimation Entertainment and voice artist for DuArt Films. She has also worked as a director for FUNimation as well as a stage actress in the Dallas-Ft Worth TX area. Some of her most memorable voice roles include Nodoka in Negima; Suzuka in Suzuka; Rin in Toriko; Fuyuki in Sgt Frog; Blair in Soul Eater; Minatsuki in Deadman Wonderland; Saki in Eden of the... Read More →
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Mike McFarland

Mike got his start in anime as one of the first voice actors in Texas to be hired by FUNimation Entertainment, and has since moved on to become a Director, Script Writer, and Line Producer for numerous anime series. Notable roles include Master Roshi and Yajirobe in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, Baby and Baby-Vegeta in Dragon Ball GT, Jean Kirstein in Attack on Titan, Goemon in Lupin The... Read More →
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Misako Aoki

Born in Chiba Prefecture and nurse by profession, Misako Aoki originally started her career as an amateur gothic lolita model and now works to promote lolita fashion as one of the most well renowned fashion models in the world. In 2009 the Ministry for Foreign Affairs appointed her as Kawaii Ambassador of Japan. She has attended pop culture events in over 20 different countries, been featured in fashion shows and talk shows, and has... Read More →
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Morning Musume。 ’16

In 1997, an audition was held to find a female vocalist for the rock band “Sharam Q” on the Japanese TV show “Asayan”. On September 14th, the five finalists from the audition led to the creation of Morning Musume。 | | In order to begin their major debut, the five finalists were challenged with a very hard task: sell 50,000 copies of their Indies single “Ai no Tane”. They succeeded in just five days leading... Read More →
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Ram Rider

His career began in the mid 90’s when he released the work from his own label. It created a buzz among some people and that prompted him to start working with many top artists for their remixes.   After the year 2000, he utilized his experiences as DJ, re-mixer and music arranger and began writing, rearranging and producing songs. He also debuted as vocalist in 2004.   His first album “PORTABLE DISCO” was a... Read More →
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Shinichi Kurita

Mad House Character Designer for Death Parade
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Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But his anime career started about fifteen years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than three hundred animated series and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Keldeo in Pokemon, Dark in DN... Read More →
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Yui Minakata

Popular Kera model and official Innocent World model, Yui Minakata makes an appearance wearing Putumayo in the 2015 J-Fashion Show. She will also be involved in a variety of panels and promoting Lolita Fashion at Anime Matsuri
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Yuzuru Tachikawa

Madhouse Death Parade Director
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Yvon Tremblay

Christian and Yvon Tremblay are self-­‐taught artists in the classical mediums of fine art drawing, painting, sculpture, and animation.  From studying and perfecting their talents in the basement of their parent’s home in Montréal, to successfully selling & producing  several  animated  series  in  Hollywood,  the  Tremblays  have  come  to  be ... Read More →

Cosplay Guest
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Astarohime

Astarohime is one of the most known cosplayers in Russia and the world.She’s been cosplaying for over 8 years and has more than a hundred costumes in her wardrobe, blowing minds with outstanding precision of her costumes. She’s a dreamer, a prop-maker, a seamstress and a fairy .Astarohime is a living example of no limitations in cosplay – she is known for making fantastic princess cosplays in huge and intricately decorated... Read More →
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Dario

Introducing Dario Cosplay, one of Italy’s cosplay founding fathers. | | Dario unknowingly got his start in 1994, dressing up with friends as King of Fighters’ Kyo Kusanagi at a local carnival. He discovered cosplay soon after in 1995 at a convention in Rome. Throughout the years, Dario has fostered his passion for costume making, resulting in awards throughout Italy and worldwide. | | Dario has been a guest at many events... Read More →
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Goldy

Probably the most elusive creature in cosplay, and the god of robot costumes. Very little is known about Goldy. He appears when he wants and disappears when he pleases. No one knows what he looks like and where his rumored robot base is in Japan.
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Kaname

KANAME☆ is an android. He got sent from the future to save you and me. His teleporter landed him in Japan, and now he’s coming to Houston. He will be at Anime Matsuri, but we cannot say exactly where for now, or what he’ll look like. The rumor is he might be with Reika in a panel or two. If you find him, take photos quickly, you will be glad you did. Check out his Facebook page here and follow his Twitter here
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Reika

Reika is back. New Year, New Cosplays. With over 18 years of cosplay experience and over 500 costumes, Reika will be the representative of Japanese Cosplay at the convention. In addition Reika will be featured in Anime Matsuri’s Japanese Fashion Show, an original production written and directed by John Leigh. We have some surprises for everyone. Because Reika. Check out her Facebook Fanpage here and follow her on twitter... Read More →
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Vampy

Tiny terror also known as Vampy. I LOVE THE SHOCK FACTOR! Metal fan/RPG deviant/ comics/able to make my own clown suits.
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Stella Chuu

Take two parts geek and one parts sexual icon and you get Stella Chuu. She is taking the nerd world by storm one piece of clothing at a time. Stella is a cosplayer and burlesque performer from NYC. Mixing pop culture and striptease together, she creates unique performances that are sure to make your jaw drop. Dubbed the Anime Princess of Burlesque, Stella has toured all across the country. Follow her on her Facebook Fanpage Or on Twitter... Read More →
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Jennifer Van Damsel

Jennifer Van Damsel is a cosplayer and streamer from Houston, Texas. She is completely self taught at sewing and has been cosplaying for about 3 years and makes costumes from just about every genre – comics, video games, TV shows, anime, but she mostly enjoys making up her own designs for gender bend and alternate reality characters . Her hardest cosplay she has made so far is Princess Peach and her favorite one is Road Warrior/The... Read More →
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Dangrrr Doll

The Twisted Beauty of New York City, Dangrrr Doll is a multi-award winning performance artist known for her stunning costumes and unique interpretation of burlesque.  Hailed as "high concept" and "defiantly weird" by Burlesque Beat, Dangrrr brings classic beauty combined with pop culture savvy and a dose of heavy metal to the stage.  This globetrotting bombshell is the producer of RAWR! Burlesque and the brains behind NYCC's official... Read More →
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Lana Marie

LanaMarieLive
Known for her chameleon-like array of looks, allowing her to become multiple characters for film and cosplay.  Lana Marie has been active for over 15 years in the Texas community as an  professional actress, voice actor, model, brand ambassador and cosplayer.  Lana creates custom costumes for cosplay and has cosplayed as numerous video game,comic book, movie, and anime characters. More at:  www.LanaMarieLive.com ... Read More →
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Tae Yeon Minemes

Coming from South Korea, Tae Yeon started cosplaying in 2008 and became the South Korean World Cosplay Summit representative. Since then, the she has done special appearances in Asia and Europe. Anime Matsuri’s 10th anniversary celebration marks her debut in USA. Check out her Facebook Page here
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Enji Night

Enji Night is an internationally known cosplayer, costume designer and model from Budapest, Hungary. She’s cosplaying since 2009, and has created over 50 costumes in the past 6 years. She known for her Supergirl, Chun Li and Samus cosplays. Most of the time she cosplaying from animes, games and comics, but she likes to create unusual cosplays, such as her gijinka version of the Firefox mascot! She won several cosplay awards in her... Read More →
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Bill Winans

He makes armor.  He makes props.  He occasionally puts a seagull on his head and yells ‘MINE!’ to all who will listen. Bill is a Georgia-based builder with a dozen years experience in making weapons and replicas, using a variety of techniques and materials.  Join him at his panels to learn about the latest ways to build your next project!

Friday February 26, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
General Assembly