Here is a listing of guests from our past events.
With 7 plus years under his belt DJ CROFTT gives an experience never thought possible. Get ready for an adventure that will keep you moving from start to finish. He started his own music adventure with Latin house to discover that there was never enough bass for him so he transitioned to the harder side of edm. Using his own unique blend of Hard Electro and hard Progessive you’ll never know whats next with his performance. Photo courtesy of Scott Saniti
Dirty Ice broke into the convention scene at Geek Kon 2014. Since then you’ve been able to hear him at conventions throughout the state dropping his unique stye of Electro House and Drum n’ Bass. Running the dance at No Brand Con, Dirty Ice transformed their “iTunes playlist” dance into an influencial convention rave in the midwest, attracting DJs and artists from across the country, while developing his own DJ skills. If you’ve got a taste for memorable, soulful vocals and positively filthy breakdowns, Dirty Ice is sure to satisfy. He’s part of the monthly EDM culture podcast, North Star EDM, as well as performing monthly mixes, both are streamed live on twitch.tv/xgeekmedia, and many of his mixes can be found at:
Jumping on the decks in late 2012 Kurtz Callum brings a veritable bass canon with his sound. An up and coming DJ out of Eau Claire, WI Kurtz Callum specializes in Glitch-Hop and Dubstep with splashes of Trap and Moombaton that make his sets something not to be missed. Coming off of his debut at Anime Expo on July 2nd he has been a mainstay at X-Geek room parties, and conventions all over the state. You can find Kurtz Callum on his monthly podcast North Star EDM, the first Wednesday of each month, and his mix show The Bass Cannon, every third Wednesday. Kurtz Callum is bringing wobble back to the Wisconsin convention scene.
Fans have characterized Color Wars’s sets as an exploration of self, calling upon the spirits that harness creative energy. Others have said his sets are like cel-shaded graphics transmitted through sound waves. Whether he is performing at concerts, clubs, raves, or sending radio waves into space, one thing is for sure; Color Wars’ mission is to make you dance.
Utilizing his arsenal of sounds, he creates a fusion of pulsating synths, sonic textures, and glitched-up melodies to form musical love. “I usually don’t record my sets because being they are live is what it’s all about. I try to create a memorable experience for everyone on the dance floor, and hope to inspire people in new ways.” -Color Wars
That’s why Color Wars is always laying down sick grooves. He wants you to dance and express yourself until you forget who you are.
In early 2002 Cotts became addicted to the sounds of what we now know as UK Hardcore. Hooked on driving beats, euphoric melodies and a genre which re-invents its sound every few years, what’s not to love? Dedicated to this sound, Cotts is entering his eighth year on HappyHardcore.com radio, has released three hugely successful Hardcore Addiction albums and plays regularly at raves around the world.
In late 2006, Cotts joined YouTube in its infancy hoping to bring the sound of UK Hardcore to the masses. He gained worldwide attention, quickly becoming one of the first YouTube partners and introducing thousands to UK Hardcore and the art of Djing. In 2010 he set off on his first international tour across the USA rocking Miami, Dallas, Nashville, Boston and Seattle. Now 12 million views later, rocking festivals such as Defqon 1, a partnership with Pioneer DJ and numerous productions under his belt, Cotts continues to push his love of UK Hardcore around the world.
“DJ Shortee is the world’s premier female DJ!!” GRAMMY FOUNDATION
“The ultra-versatile DJ Shortee has become queen of the scratch world. She has become an unquestioned paragon in her field.”
“Within the ever crowding DJ/Producer genre, Shortee’s versatility & musical prowess stands out. With her compelling musicianship she has created a turntable style all her own & has grown from obscurity to acclaim” URB
“DJs that know what time it is cut it up, switch up genres on the drop of a dime and have you leave a party with your head spun. LA’s DJ Shortee is one of those DJs. Basically, think of her like your favorite EDM DJ but with skills.” MAGENTIC
Recognized as one of the most diverse & technically skilled DJs in the world, SHORTEE’s 18+ year career is highlighted by an unparalleled series of firsts. Named “Queen of the Scratch World” by DJ Times, Shortee has been described as the “World’s Premier Female DJ” by the Grammy Foundation and her unique contribution to the art of DJing earned her a spot as the only female DJ featured in Doug Pray’s critically acclaimed movie SCRATCH. Shortee has produced countless releases on numerous labels in multiple genres, appearing solo and with partner DJ Faust (Faust & Shortee aka Urban Assault). Co-founder of labels Heavy Artillery Recordings& 5 Star Records, her skills as a DJ & Producer have earned her acclaim in countless publications including Rolling Stone, Spin, DJ Times, Urb and Remix as well as licensing features airing on networks such as NBC, ESPN, MTV & HBO. There are few DJs that are truly respected globally in such a wide variety of genres as Shortee. She spins everything from House, Dubstep, Drumstep, Drum & Bass, Glitch Hop, Trap, Breaks, Hip Hop, Top40, Mash Up, Funk, Soul and Rock. Her fast paced mixing style, expert scratching skills and energetic stage presence has made her one of the most in demand DJs touring worldwide in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa & the Middle East. In addition to being a veteran globetrotter, Shortee has also made the rounds on the silver screen, starring in an countless documentary movies as well as TV appearances including NBC’s “Hip Hop Nation”, The Tyra Banks Show, and commercials including Sony PSP and Toyota. It is impossible to paint a complete picture of an ever evolving artist like Shortee with words alone so visit her website for more info, social media links, music, videos, tour dates & free downloads!
Quinton Joseph Flynn, known to friends and colleagues as “Q”, is an American voice actor, actor and writer.
He is most notable for providing the English voices of video game characters such as Raiden in the Metal Gear series, Croix in La Pucelle: Tactics, Axel in the Kingdom Hearts series, Reno in Final Fantasy VII and its sequels and prequels, Myifee in Ninety-Nine Nights, and as Henry in No More Heroes.
He can also be heard in the strategy game Command & Conquer: Generals as the Hum-vee, Missile Defender, Pathfinder, Raptor, and U.S. Pilot units.
He is also a frequently recurring actor on the stop-motion sketch series Robot Chicken and the video game series Crash Bandicoot.
His younger brother Bart Flynn is also a voice actor, both of whom have voiced characters on The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.
He is also the current voice of Silver the Hedgehog.
Outside of voice acting, he has a 3 track record in digital format titled, “Puzzled Yesterdays.” He is also the narrator of the Investigation Discovery TV Series “Kill For You.”
Jared’s YouTube channel has over 750,000 subscribers and is about gaming of all sorts: video games, card games, and D&D. Born and raised in Green Bay, this will be the first time he’s returning to Wisconsin since starting YouTube! He’s a part of NormalBoots.com, a main character on Wizards of the Coast’s Dice, Camera, Action! series, and has appeared on Nickelodeon television.
Atelier Heidi is an award-winning cosplayer and artist based of out Dallas, Texas. She spent the summer of 2014 as an intern at God Save the Queen Fashions and earned her BFA in Theatrical Technology and Design from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2015. She specializes in leatherworking and sewing, but her portfolio includes everything from makeup to casting and foam fabrication. Heidi focuses her efforts on excellent craftsmanship and versatility. Her work has been featured by IGN and Kotaku, and she has appeared as a cosplay guest across the United States and in Canada. Her credentials as a contest judge include the World Cosplay Summit preliminaries 2015, RTX, and Dallas Comic Con Fan Days.
Arc Impulse brings video game music to life by infusing it with their special dose of energetic synth-rock. Featuring Andrew Estrada on keytar, Chris Macnider on violin, Jer Roque on keyboard, Zach Wolfenbarger on electric guitar, Mike Rutledge on bass, and Bobby Shields on drums, they inject raw energy into music from games such as Goldeneye 007, Chrono Trigger, and The Legend of Zelda. Arc Impulse brings out waves of excitement and nostalgia in anyone who’s ever picked up a controller.
Their first EP, “Chaos in the Windy City”, is available at http://arc-impulse.bandcamp.com.
To keep up with Arc Impulse, check out their webpage at http://www.arc-impulse.com.
Jon St. John
Jon St. John is an American voice actor who started out as a radio DJ at the age of 14. His vocal abilities and production expertise landed him various radio jobs across America in cities such as New Orleans, Birmingham, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, and Los Angeles. Over his 30 year broadcast and voice-acting career Jon has provided voice-overs for countless commercial, infomercial, multi-media, and video game projects.
Best known as the voice of the first famous FPS – DUKE NUKEM, Jon is also heard on games such as: World of Warcraft, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Sonic Adventure, The Die Hard Trilogy, Heroes of Newerth, Call of Cthulu, Rochard, Twisted Metal4, Guild Wars 2, Counter-Strike, DoTA, Star Trek: Online, and D&D Neverwinter, to name just a few.
Jon is often heard on national advertising campaigns such as Cirque Du Soleil-Totem, Ford, Concert Tours such as Steely Dan, Bill Maher, and Barry Manilow, and TV promos on Nickelodeon. Jon has also provided various character voices for attractions at theme parks such as Legoland California, Dollywood in Tennessee, and Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo.
An honored guest at gaming conventions around the world, Jon is one actor who really enjoys meeting his fans, and he acknowledges that they are among the reasons for his success in the industry.
Joel McDonald is a FUNimation ADR director by trade and an actor by birth. You’re probably not familiar with his early work, but rest assured that his portrayal of Hickory Dickory the Mouse in Ms. Waddell’s 6th grade class play was inspirational.
Since then, Joel has directed shows like “Big Windup!”, “Initial D”, “Sgt. Frog”, “Deadman Wonderland”, and a dozen or so more. You can also hear Joel’s totally adequate voice acting in “Sekirei” (Minato), “Initial D” (Takumi), “Fairy Tail” (Zeref), “Baccano!” (Jacuzzi), “D. Grayman” (Jasdero), “Hetalia” (Poland), and “Attack on Titan” (Milieus). Gamers might recognize him as Captain Flynt and Tector Hodunk from “Borderlands 2” or Deputy Lee in “Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.”
Oh, and he plays Meow in “Space Dandy” , which he’s currently co-directing. Joel rarely bites, so come say hi.
Thomas M. Baxa
Thomas M. Baxa has been creating fantasy creatures that haunt the imagination as an illustrator for over 25 years. His work has a creepy and often disturbing edge that appeals to fantasy and horror fans alike.
Tom works primarily in the role playing game industry where he has done a multitude of illustrations focusing on dynamic action and innovative character design for game books, magazines, and collectible card games including: Dungeons and Dragons, Shadowrun, Vampire, Magic the Gathering, and World of Warcraft, tcg.
Tom is a published author of Get Work as a Fantasy Artist, and Blood Rituals: The Art of Tom Baxa. He currently lives in Los Angeles and freelances full-time as an illustrator and concept artist, designing characters for games, books, miniatures, video games, and films, while developing his own properties, writing, and managing his website www.BaxaArt.com.
Voice Actor, Single Father and Savior of Worlds. Currently residing in Dallas Chris Rager has been bringing you your favorite Anime and Video Game Characters Like Hercule from DBZ and Mr. Torgue in the Game of the Year Borderlands 2. When not being challenged by his daughter, he takes on challenging roles like the Principal in Assassination Classroom as well as Dagger Morse in Show By Rock. In the future, Chris hopes to bring more excitement and explosions to more characters and opportunities!!
D.C. will be voicing X Drake in a story arc on “One Piece” this year. He also can be seen on-screen in SyFy’s “Z Nation” as ranch man turned zombie killer.
D.C. Douglas will forever be known as either the sinister voice of Albert Wesker (“Resident Evil”), screaming “Chriiiisssss” as he melts in a lava lake, or as the soulful voice of Legion in the “Mass Effect” series, pulling on the heartstrings of fans around the world.
These roles are a far cry from his other roles, such as the persnickety alien Zepht in “Star Trek: Enterprise” or the logical autobot Chase on Discovery Family’s “Transformers: Rescue Bots.” And we can’t forget him as Bud in “Sharknado 2.”
In addition to his extensive character voice over work (see below for highlights) you’ve heard him on over 300 radio & TV commercials. You may also have seen him on “NCIS,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Workaholics,” “Charmed,” Criminal Minds,” “Castle,” “Star Trek: Enterprise” and many more TV shows. D.C. has been in many indie films you’ve never heard of, but Albert Wesker fans should check out “Apocalypse Kiss” if they want to see him with blonde hair and a tan.
ANIME & VIDEO GAME HIGHLIGHTS:
- One Piece – X Drake
- Transformers: Rescue Bots – Chase
- Naruto: Shippûden – Gari
- Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Albert Wesker
- Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D – Albert Wesker
- Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds – Albert Wesker
- Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles – Albert Wesker
- Resident Evil 5 – Albert Wesker
- Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles – Albert Wesker
- Mass Effect 2 & 3 – Legion
- Street Fighter X Tekken – Raven, Eddie Gordo
- Tekken 6 – Raven
- BlazBlue: Chronophantasma – Azrael
- Lost Dimension – George Jackman
- Persona 4: Dancing All Night – Dance Instructor
- Rune Factory 4 – Dylas, Badu
- Tales of Graces f – President Paradine
- Tales of Vesperia -Alexei Dinoia
- Eternal Sonata – Jazz
- hack//G.U. – Gabi, Taihaku
Family Guy – Superman
- The Crew – Bill Coburn
- Star Wars: The Old Republic – Lekk-Ji, Kal Bedo, Various
- MotorStorm: Apocalypse – Dice, Dusklight Manager
- Xenosaga Episode III -Voyager – Black Testament
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Master
Erin Fitzgerald is a Canadian American actress and voice actress. Fitzgerald is bilingual, speaking both English and French fluently. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, she has resided in Los Angeles, California since 2000.
She is theater trained having graduated from the University of Victoria’s Phoenix Theaters acting program and has performed shows such as School for Scandal, A Country Wife, Macbeth, See Bob Run, Cabaret as well as performing from 1997-1998 in the Vancouver, Canada production of Tony & Tina’s wedding playing Connie and Tina. She also studied Improv with the Groundlings in Los Angeles.
On stage, Fitzgerald currently works with the comedy troupe “Fake Radio”, performing 1940s radio plays and shows live at the Arclight Theater Hollywood, in authentic costumes.
She is best known for her voice over roles of May Kanker and Nazz in Cartoon Network’s longest running series Ed, Edd n Eddy. Fitzgerald can currently be heard on the Mattel series “Ever After High” which will be a Netflix original series as of 2015, as Raven Queen and C.A. Cupid. She also works on Mattel’s Emmy Nominated Monster High series, which airs specials on Nickelodeon, as Abbey Bominable, Spectra Vondergeist, Rochelle Goyle, Claire (no doll), Fawn (no doll), Wydowna Spider, C.A. Cupid and Scarah Screams (2011-2014).
Fitzgerald can also be heard in the animated series Wild Grinders, created by Rob Dyrdek for Nicktoons, on which she plays Stubford, Denise and Patti. She was also the announcer on Nickelodeon’s Emmy Nominated series Brainsurge for the first two seasons. Fitzgerald dubs Jade in the Disney series Violetta that airs in the UK.
Fitzgerald is also very well known for working on video games, which include “World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor”, “Bravely Default”, “Dangan Ronpa”, “Tales of Xillia”, “Dragon’s Crown”, Janna / Sona from League of Legends; Skullgirls the Annie Award 2012 Nominated game for ‘Best Animated Video Game’ where she voices Parasoul and the IGN, Games Radar, Destructoid, Gametrailers, & SPIKE TV VGA (Video Game Awards) 2012 “Best Fighting Game” winner Persona 4: Arena in which Erin voices Chie Satonaka.
Natalie Hoover is a voice actor residing in Los Angeles, CA. Born and raised in Oregon, Natalie had always admired the world of Hollywood. Realizing her passion for the arts, she enrolled herself in several organizations to explore what would soon become her career.
Her most recent voice acting roles are Sonia Nevermind from the acclaimed title DanganRonpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Tiara in Fairy Fencer F, Ryubence in Witch and the Hundred Knight, Toya in Magi: Labyrinth of Magic, Raven Banecroft in Rival Threads, and Yolko in the hit series Sword Art Online that aired on Toonami, as well as many more titles which will be released soon.
Richard Epcar is one of the hardest working men in show business, having voiced over 400 characters in Games, Animation and Anime.
Best known as the voice of BATOU in Ghost in the Shell, The JOKER in several Batman games including INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US and ANSEM in KINGDOM HEARTS.
Voted one of the Top 20 Video Game Voice Actors of all Time and Top 20 Anime Actors of all time by IMDB!
Starting out in ROBOTECH, you’ve heard him in LEGEND OF KORRA, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, BLOOD LAD, LUPIN THE THIRD, MONSTER, NARUTO, BOBOBO-BOBOBO, TRANSFORMERS, BLEACH, KENSHIN, GTO, GUNDAM, MACROSS, CYBER SOLIDER 009, LUCKY STAR, DIGIMON, X-MEN, GUNDAM UNICORN, BABYLON 5, and POWER RANGERS to name a few.
He’s also in tons of games including:
MORTAL KOMBAT as Raiden, FINAL FANTASY as Gaius, SAINTS ROW, ARKHAM ORIGINS, SKYRIM, INFINITE CRISIS as the Joker, MK vs D.C. UNIVERSE as the Joker and Raiden, STARGATE SG-1 as Gen. Hammond, CALL OF DUTY-BLACK OPS, STAR WARS, TRANSFORMERS, X-COM, COMMAND & CONQUER, DEAD OR ALIVE 3-D, STARCRAFT as Dark Templar, DEAD SPACE, XENOSAGA as Ziggy, MARVEL HEROS, WORLD OF WAR CRAFT, LEAGUE OF LEGENDS as Xin Zhao, NARUTO, COWBOY BEBOP, SAMURAI WARRIORS, BLUE DRAGON, STAR OCEAN, SPLINTER CELL, GUILTY GEARS, .HACK, STREET FIGHTER, MEDAL OF HONOR, GHOST RECON, BATON KAITOS ORIGINS, SPACE SEIGE, SPEC-OPS, BAYONETTA, CATHERINE, TEKKEN, ACE COMBAT, and RESIDENT EVIL.
RICHARD has voice directed many games including:
ARKHAM ORIGINS, DEAD ISLAND: RIPTIDE, BLUE DRAGON, SHADOW HEARTS II, STAR OCEAN 2, 3, ENEMY TERRITORY QUAKE WARS, UNREAL TOURNAMENT 3, JACKASS THE GAME, SMACKDOWN VS. RAW, and DEAD HEAD FRED and voice directed many shows including: GHOST IN THE SHELL 2, ROBOTECH: SHADOW CHRONICLES, ALMOST HEROES, JUNGLE SHUFFLE, THE REEF, GRAND MASTER, NOEIN, DIGIMON, LUPIN THE III, FIGHTING SPIRIT, PATLABOR 3, ZENTRIX, AZUMI I & II, FEARLESS, BETTY BLUE, IRON MONKEY, VR TROOPERS, POWER RANGERS, UGLY BETTY WEBISODES and OLD BOY to name a few.
On Camera Richard has appeared in many shows including: WAREHOUSE 13, MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN, COLUMBO, DIAGNOSIS MURDER, MATLOCK, CHEERS, GENERAL HOSPITAL, and a lead in the soon to be released BROKEN SPIRITS.
ELLYN STERN is a classically trained actress, voice actress, director and writer, whose career spans from film, to television, to stage. Ellyn is widely known for her voice work and the wide range of characters she has played. She has done hundreds of characters.
She started in anime with the original ‘ROBOTECH’ series- in which she played numerous characters.
Ellyn is featured in the new animated feature ‘WRINKLES’, starring Martin Sheen and Matthew Bodine.
Martha Vist Carbine in ‘Gundam Unicorn’
Dorothy in ‘True Crimes, Hong Kong’
Masaki Kurosaki, Ichigo’s Mom in ‘BLEACH’
Miyuki Goto in ‘NOEIN’
Jack’s Mom’ in ‘MAR’
Haraway in ‘GHOST IN THE SHELL 2 – INNOCENCE’
Rosalind in ‘ARMITAGE III’
Himeno in ‘FIGHT!! SPIRIT OF THE SWORD’
Sayaka in ‘METAL FIGHT MIKU’
Moru in ‘VAMPIRE PRINCESS MIYU’
Hiroshi’s Mom’ in “ZENKI’
The Great Miracle in ‘ZENTRIX’
Parome in ‘GENMA WARS’
Keiko Misaki in ‘PATLABOR 3’ and
‘Mini Pato’, ‘Digimon’, ‘Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo’, ‘Mobile Suit Gundam-The Movie Trilogy’, ‘Bushido Blade 2’, ‘Lupin the Third’, ‘Fighting Spirit’, and Technoman, to name just a few.
Shadow Hearts II – as Veronica Vera and other characters.
Other cartoons include ‘Wings of Honnesmise’, ‘Samurai X’, ‘Little Punk’, ‘Honey Bee Hutch’, ‘Wisdom of the Gnomes’, ‘Macross I, II, III’, ‘Tom Sawyer’, ‘Captain Schnauzer’, ‘Gigi’ and many others.
She has voiced lead voices in many live action feature films that have been adapted into English including Academy Award winners ‘Cinema Paradiso’, ‘Belle Epoque’, ‘Eat, Drink, Man, Woman’, ‘Kika’, ‘Mostly Martha’, ‘Babbette’s Feast’, ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’, ‘Fencing Master’, ‘Widow of St. Pierre’, and ‘Amores Perros’, ‘Mission Kashmir’, ‘Iron Monkey’,‘The Emperor and the Assassin’, ‘Onmyoji-Ying-Yang Masters’,‘Le Femme Nikita’, ‘Tae Guk Gi’, ‘Shiri’, to name a few.
Ellyn has recently directed:
the dub of ‘STAR WARS’ into the Navajo language, the first time a film has ever been dubbed into any native American language.
Other films she has currently directed into English:
‘FAREWELL MY QUEEN’ and ‘DELICACY’.
She also directed and voiced ‘Jade Cacoon’, ‘Aero Wings 1 and 2’, ‘Super Magnetic Neo’ and ‘Galerians’. Other games include ‘Inherit The Earth’ and ‘Abby’.
ON FILM: Ellyn starred in ‘Jessie’s Girls’, co-starred in ‘Duchess and The Dirtwater Fox’, co-starred in ‘Fatal Charm’, and ‘Prisoner in the Middle’ aka ‘Warhead’.
On television she’s done numerous shows, ‘American Carrott’, ‘Charlie’s Angels’, and recurring characters on ‘General Hospital’, ‘Santa Barbara’ and ‘Days Of Our Lives’.
Ellyn co-stars in: ‘MILK AND HONEY’ with Debbie Allen, produced by Idris Elba. milkandhoneyseries.com episode 1
Ellyn is also starring in, ‘BLOOD ON CANVAS’, a legal drama.
Other recent films: starring in ‘THE WAITING ROOM’, ‘ELDAD’, ‘BOTH THUMBS’, ‘ELECTRONICA 2’, ‘THE OTHER WAY’, and ‘IMA’.
Ellyn starred as the Queen in ‘EXIT THE KING’, by Ionesco.
Adapted and translated by Geoffrey Rush, who won a Tony for it on Broadway in 2009.
Ellyn also played Jacqueline Kennedy at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, in ‘We’ll Never Be Young Again’, the story of JFK’s assassination, in which the horror of that day is recalled. She also starred in ‘MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION’ as Mrs. Warren, and starred in ‘APPLE’, an award winning play.
With her first sewing machine acquired in 2009 Fae put her skills to work. Being completely self taught she figured things out as she went and over the years, has won a total of 15 awards all across the nation for craftsmanship and performance alike. At the start of 2013 she reached the tier of master craftsman on a national level which she considered both a humbling and terrifying achievement. She has been interviewed local articles and had reviews submitted for cosplay oriented websites. From competing at all level competitions to private photo shoots to vendor and artist alley work to just hanging out with friends she’s experienced a lot from coast to coast. She has also appeared at numerous conventions both for working with industries such as Aniplex, Viz, Funimation, and most recently DAISUKI, helping promote new series through cosplay and other services. Having judged cosplay contests at other conventions and hosting more cosplay panels than she can recall, Fae is excited to be returning to Kitsune Kon this year as a guest of honor.
Joel McDonald is a voice actor, aspiring koala farmer, and ADR director with FUNimation Entertainment. He’s directed Space Dandy, One Piece, Initial D, Sgt. Frog, Deadman Wonderland, One Piece: Film Z, and a dozen or so more.
But wait! He acts, too! He’s Meow in Space Dandy, Brief in Panty and Stocking, Minato in Sekirei, Poland in Hetalia, Jacuzzi Splot in Baccano!, and Takumi in Initial D. But the gamers among you may have heard him in Borderlands 2 as Captain Flynt, Smite as Mercury, Tales of Xillia 2 as Chronos, Walking Dead: Survival Instinct as Deputy Lee, and as Aoi Tokura in the webcomic Rainy Cocoa.
He’s nice. Come say hi.
Glitched up sounds & melodic riffs are Color War’s choice of attack. Combining spirit energy with pulsating synths, musical love is layered across drum grooves and sent out over dance floors. Some have described this sound as 90’s cell shaded imagery captured in the form of sonic textures. Others have said its an experience like traveling with radio waves into outer space. None the less, every time Color Wars performs live its a beautiful combination of music, dance, and expression.
Andre Smith (originally from Bristol, England, better known under the alias “JINREI”(jin’ray)) broke into the scene in 2005. He stays behind the scenes mostly but has slowly been getting noticed through his music projects and live live shows recently in California, North Carolina and Las Vegas Nevada. Anything from KPop to JPop styles of EDM dance bangers. Jinrei also produces original music as well as other styles of remixing or otherwise collaboration projects with other producers such as the likes of DJ Amaya.
Jinrei also works with several Japanese net labels like Marginal Rec. Japan to bring more foreign DJs to the states for club or convention shows. Jinrei is also a long time member of ANX Events who purpose is to promote the dance environment for the convention scenes an other live events.
Chris, better known as Kraedt (pronounced ‘Crate’), is an Electronic Dance Music producer from Wisconsin. He began producing late 2010, and got serious about it sometime in 2011. Electro House, Progressive House, and Drum n’ Bass are his ‘forte’, with high energy as the main theme in most of his tracks. His work can even be heard in the Indie Steam game, “Robot RollerDerby Disco Dodgeball”. Starting fresh from an earlier alias, Kraedt strives to drop the bass and have fun doing it!
The Deaf Coast
The Deaf Coast is an American DJ specializing in Electro House, Trance, and Progressive dance music. His skill is showcased by intricate mixes of powerful emotional tracks that paint an experience second to none. The Deaf Coast is a perfect example of how the American dance scene has erupted and is now here to stay!
Jumping on the decks in late 2012 Kurtz Callum brings a veritable bass cannon with his signature sound. An up and coming DJ out of Eau Claire, WI, Kurtz Callum specializes in GlitchHop and Dubstep with splashes of Trap and Moombaton that make his sets something not to be missed. A mainstay at XGeek room parties over the last couple years, he has honed his sonic craft over the last year to range anywhere from Funky Glitch Hop to straight 808 Trap.
After breaking into DJing at Anime conventions at Geek.Kon in 2014, Dirty Ice is looking to bring his love of spine-tingling Drum n’ Bass to a wider audience. Working behind the scenes for several years at No Brand Con, Dirty Ice transformed their main dance event from a small party in a panel room to an influencial event in the midwest convention scene, attracting DJs and artists from across the country, all while developing his own DJ skills and DnB library. If you have a taste for fast breaks and deep, soulful vocals, then Dirty Ice is sure to satisfy.
Since 2012, DJ Kyro (formerly known as Kahmahkahzi) has been aiming to pierce the heavens with his DJing and original mixes! Having made floor-shaking appearances at conventions like Anime Milwaukee, Daisho Con, and of course, last year’s Kitsune Kon, Kyro is looking to bring his best yet with new explosion of Hardstyle, Hardcore, J-core, and more! This is one set you won’t want to miss!
His love of Anime, gaming and geek culture also shine through in his remix/production work, having made songs such as King Of Tager (BlazBlue Hardstyle), Fly Away Now (Hardstyle Remix), and Consider the Following (Bill Nye Hardstyle).
Returning to Kitsune Kon for one more year, No Cenzor once again brings his unique blend of energetic Electro-House and crazy, ‘party-up’ attitude to the stage. Starting his DJ career over five years ago, No Cenzor eventually sought to bring his love of the music to his fellow Anime con-goers, and has since became a crowd favorite with repeat appearances at Kitsune Kon, as well as dropping a huge set at last years Geek.kon. Needless to say, No Cenzor is no stranger to the Wisconsin con scene, and seeks to fuel the party well into the future, as well as at this years Amplifier!
Making apperances for years at area conventions like DaishoCon and Geek.Kon, and working tirelessly to bring you the best Kitsune Kon dance events year-after-year, Kade once again steps into the line-up to bring the best in Hard Dance music from all over the globe. Although he spins many genres from House to Hardcore, Kade keeps gravitating back to the deep, powerful basslines and vast array of melodic sounds that only Hard Dance can offer. Whatever the genre, Kade always strives to bring an unforgettable experience to all, not just in terms of his mixes and sound, but the entire Kitsune Amplifier and any event he is apart of; and this year is certianly no exception!