Guests 2022

 

Barry Yandell website

Barry Yandell Nominated for Best Supporting Actor by BTVA for his iconic role as William T. Spears in Black Butler, Barry Yandell is a well-known and very busy regional stage actor and voiceover artist based in North Texas.  Most recently, Barry lends his voice talent to the characters of Conehead in Fire Force, Zelada in Cop Craft and Kodai in Yu-No.  Fans will recognize his voice contributions in some of the most popular Anime series to date including Alexis Kerib in SSSS Gridman, Yoki in Full Metal Alchemist, Mr. 2 Bon Clay in One Piece, Little Demon in Soul Eater, Dwarf Shaman in Goblin Slayer, and Popuko in Pop Team Epic.  Additional roles include an array of characters from Dragonball Z, Ghost in the Shell, Fairy Tail, and Attack on Titan to name a few. 

Please visit Barry’s actor pages at IMDB and behindthevoiceactors for a full listing of characters and upcoming new roles.

 

amanda gish website

Amanda Gish is an accomplished actress, model, cosplayer, singer, and voice actor. You can hear her as Kinoko Komori in My Hero Academia, Witch in Goblin Slayer, Hanabi in Senran Kagura, Mariah in Hatena Illusion, Hop in Dragon Ball Super and many more. She has also lent her voice as Inara the Stone Warden in the video game Paladins and Lucy's Mom in the Horror Game Visage.

When Amanda is not acting, you can find her creating k-pop music videos and English covers under the name Black Rose Garden on Spotify and Black Rose Garden Productions on youtube. You can also catch her on her personal youtube, AmandaGish0802, where she vlogs and creates content for lifestyle videos. Follow her on all social channels (Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok) @Mastagish! 

 

major attaway website

Major Attaway is a Classically trained Broadway Actor and Singer who has voiced the characters of Urouge in One Piece, Arcadios in Fairy Tail, Desmond Rutaganda in Psycho Pass: The Movie, Naval in Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2, Clay in Borderlands 3, Regongar in Pathfinder: Kingmaker, Trevor Ghalt in Battleborn, Sultan Vinegar on Snack World, Deskari in Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, and Ton Jravolta in Space Dandy, to name a few. He can also be heard in various roles on Smite, Dragon Ball Z Kai, High School DxD, Soul Eater Not, and Ghost in the Shell: Arise, among others.

You may have gotten to see Major in his Broadway Debut In 2017 when he took over the Tony Award winning role of the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway! Major granted everyone’s wishes by bringing magic and glitter to a packed house 8 shows a week! He can even be seen in the final season of the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black, as well as the first season of an upcoming HBO series.

Major is also a Twitch Affiliate! On his channel IPlayedMajor where he is a Major Player and also happens to be a Player named Major he’s here to provide a safe place for your headspace. He’s a variety streamer who also streams games he’s in and games he’d like to be in. We’re currently campaigning for Clay to be a Vault Hunter in BL41 #Clay4VauntHunter! Come hang out for a family friendly environment filled with lots of singing, silly voices, and self wellness encouragement. These days Major is excited to embrace the Con Life and community.

He is currently working on revamping his Disney based Cabaret show called The Genies Jukebox and Biohacking his way to a stress free life with NuCalm.

Twitter & Instagram

 

Guest Judges

 

Meg ascalons website

Meg is an experienced cosplayer, with competition participation across the northeast. Her work spans everything from obscure JRPGs and 90s manga to smash hit MMOs and tabletop streams. Meg loves fine detail, intricate paint jobs, and combining multiple disciplines, often unconventional, into creating costumes. She has judged previously at Popcult Anime Convention and AAC in 2019. 
 
Instagram: @ascalons
Twitter: @lunarbrace 
 
 
 Matt altair website
 
Matt began cosplaying over half a decade ago, and in that time has assembled a wide arsenal of props. From spears and shields to bows and Buster Swords, he's done it all. Matt previously judged craftsmanship at Another Anime Convention in 2019. 
 
Twitter: @matthotaling
 
 
Kathy greygoosery website
 
Greygoosery is an award winning New England based cosplayer and veteran in the cosplay community. Having made her first costume in 2004, she’s seen many techniques throughout the years and can remember a time when paper mache was the prop material of choice and raspberry pi just a delicious dessert. Her greatest accomplishments in her cosplay career are dancing with Billy Dee Williams while dressed as Groot, and that one time she finished a long seam on the last millimeter of a bobbin. Her specialties include hand finishings, pattern drafting, and late night hotel room sewing. In recent years she has taken a step back from cosplay, officially retiring in 2020 to pursue writing. She’s excited to come out of retirement for one more hoorah at her once home convention AAC, and cannot wait to see what amazing creations the cosplayers of today’s community are cooking up.
 
If you’re interested in learning more, you can find much of her work on websites that no longer exist. Or over on Instagram at @Greygoosery or Facebook at K.Odom Photography and Cosplay. And if you're not interested she doesn’t really blame you. She doesn’t want to look at irrelevant cosplay from years past either.