Rosanna Rocha is a local Tucson based cosplayer who has been cosplaying hardcore for a year and a half. Her first costume was Harley Quinn from Batman: Arkham Asylum, and she prides herself on making everything entirely by hand, and her construction skill has made her a household name in the cosplay community. She's an anime, comic, and gaming fan, and only creates costumes for characters she likes. Her alternative spin has earned her a loyal following while still remaining a family favorite for costumes like her Wonder Woman.
Leah Rose has been cosplaying since she was a small child and used glue more than needles, but has been "pro" status since 2006. A huge fan of gaming, anime, and comic books, she only cosplays characters she loves and prides herself on inexpensive ways to create. Most known for her cosplays of Rogue, Billy Tucci's Shi, and part of a popular Suckerpunch group as Amber, upcoming costumes include Excel from Excel Saga, Mai Shiranui from King of Fighters, Zelda from Twilight Princess, and two debuts and this con alone!
Maridah is a cosplayer who has enjoyed making and wearing cosplay to events for more than 12 years. In addition to cosplay, she is an avid anime figure, Dollfie Dream and BJD collector. Her cosplay has been featured in a number of print publications, both domestically and internationally, as well as on TV and online. Maridah is a Crunchyroll Ambassador and correspondent for AX Live
Hi, I’m Li Kovacs, also known as PikminLink.
I started making halloween costumes when I was young and I loved it so much I decided to make them all year round. In 1998 I made my first Link costume for the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Ever since then I have made costumes for lots of other characters like Zelda from Legend of Zelda, Marth from Fire Emblem, Cloud and Lightning from Final Fantasy, The Witch from Left 4 Dead, various Anime related characters and many more.
Raj Ramayya is an Indo-Canadian singer, composer and lyricist based in Marin County, California. His claim to anime fame would be his musical collaborations with famed Japanese composer Yoko Kanno as a member of The Seatbelts. Raj sang the opening credits song "Ask DNA" and wrote the lyrics for "Cosmic Dare (Pretty with a Pistol)" from the fan favourite feature film Cowboy Bebop: the Movie, and both sang and wrote the lyrics for "Strangers" from the anime series Wolf's Rain. Not limited to music in anime, he has also worked on songs for video games from the likes of Konami, Sega, and Capcom.
Wendee Lee is one of the premiere voice artists in the world of anime today. She has been voicing for such notable titles as Cowboy Bebop, Akira, and Vampire Hunter D since the mid 1980's which all began with her first role as Vanessa Leeds in the anime classic Robotech.
As of April 2009, with 223 credits to her name, she has more credits in this medium than any other English voice-over actor. According to her interview on the Magic Knight Rayearth DVDs, she started doing voices at school, and got in trouble for it.
Greg Ayres is not your average voice actor. The once "Fanboy" turned VA started working for ADV Films just a few years ago, and in that short time managed to snag two of his favorite roles in anime. He was thrilled to voice the role of his favorite character Son Goku in Saiyuki, then just one year later Kaworu Nagisa in the Director's Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Other roles include Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Negi Springfield in Negima, Heihachi in Samurai 7, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Pope Alessandro XVIII in Trinity Blood, Tsuyoshi in Kodocha, Leo in Ghost Stories, Tsujido in Speed Grapher, and Gau Ban in Shadow Skill.He can also be heard in other anime titles such as Super Gals, Spiral, Macross, Mythical Detective Loki, Burst Angel, Gravion, Godanner, Pretear, Full Metal Panic, E's Otherwise and a whole lot more.
With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Steve Blum is best known as the voice of “Spike Spiegel” from Cowboy Bebop, “Wolverine” from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad Show and X-Men Anime), “Orochimaru,” “Zabuza,” and others from Naruto, “Tom” (the robot host) from Cartoon Network’s Toonami, “Green Goblin” from the Spectacular Spiderman series, “Heatblast,” “Vilgax” and “Ghostfreak” from Ben 10, “Grayson Hunt” (Bulletstorm) “Grunt” (Mass Effect 2 and 3), “Tank Dempsey” (Call of Duty), “Killer Croc” from Arkham Asylum, “Oghren” (DragonAge),“Vincent Valentine” (Final Fantasy VII), “Leeron” (Guren Lagann), “Jamie” from Megas XLR, “Storm Troopers” and many others in most of the Star Wars games, “Boogoo,”“Sparky” and others from Disney’s Anime – Stitch, The voice of 7-11, dozens of Digimon and a gigantic list of other characters from Anime, Video Games, TV and Film.