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Travis Willingham
(Colonel Roy Mustang - Full Metal Alchemist)

Travis Willingham has amassed over 200 roles in anime, video games, and original animation projects. He is most widely known in the world of anime as Roy Mustang in both of the heralded Fullmetal Alchemist series'. Other credits include Naruto, Bleach, Tiger & Bunny, D.Gray-Man, Mushishi, Ouran Host Club, and One Piece, as well as Marvel’s X-Men and Iron Man anime series.

Since 2012, Travis has provided the voice of THOR in Marvel’s hit original series' Ultimate Spider-Man, Avenger's Assemble, HULK and the Agents of SMASH, and the new animated series, Guardians of the Galaxy on Disney XD! Other Marvel roles include the Hulk and Human Torch in The Super Hero Squad Show. You can also hear his singing voice as King Roland II in Disney Jr’s series Sofia the First. Travis is also the voice of Knuckles the Echidna in both the Sonic Boom television series and video game. Other shows include Regular Show, Fishhooks, The Legend of Korra, and Phineas and Ferb.

He also starred in some of the biggest video game titles of 2014, including FarCry 4, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, InFamous: Second Son, GTA V, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, KNACK, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, and Skylanders: Trap Team. Other titles include The Last of Us, Ratchet & Clank, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Halo 4, Lego: Batman 2, Skylanders: Giants, Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops I & II, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Transformers: Dark of the Moon/War for Cybertron/Fall of Cybertron, Catherine, Sonic the Hedgehog, and the Street Fighter games as Guile.

His film work includes Secondhand Lions, Ray, Friday Night Lights, Prison A-Go-Go,The Guardian, and A Perfect Getaway.

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Nolan North
(Nathan Drake - Uncharted)

Nolan North is an American actor and voice actor born in New Haven, Connecticut. He has been described as "the nearest thing the games industry has to a bona fide leading man."[2] He is most well known for his voice work as Desmond Miles from the Assassin's Creed video game series, and Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series.

North majored in journalism at the University of North Carolina with a baseball scholarship. He worked as a reporter for almost a year in New Jersey before moving to New York City to pursue stand-up comedy and acting. North eventually relocated to Hollywood and was cast in the General Hospital spin-off series, Port Charles, playing Dr. Chris Ramsey during the show's run from 1997 to 2003.[3][4] He married fellow Port Charles actress Jill Murray in 1999[1] and has two children. During Port Charles' run, he worked on a few video games as a voice actor and began to focus on voice acting following Port Charles' cancelation.

One of his most notable roles came in 2007 when he voiced and motion capped the character Nathan Drake for the video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Since then, he has continued to portray the character Drake in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (released in 2009) and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (released in 2011). In an interview with The Guardian, North reflects on his time as Drake as requiring "a lot of imagination. Motion capture is basically theatre in Spandex; there's minimal props, and you need a willingness to make an ass of yourself." North as Drake has been twice nominated at the Spike Video Game Awards in the "Best Performance by a Human Male" category.

In May 2012 it was revealed that North would have a limited role in Star Trek into Darkness, sequel to 2009's acclaimed live-action movie Star Trek. Director J.J. Abrams cited North's performance as Drake for the casting, he and his son being fans of the Uncharted series.

Other notable video game voice work includes roles as the Prince in Prince of Persia, The Penguin in Batman: Arkham City, Shun in Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica, Vossler in Final Fantasy XII, Desmond Miles in the Assassin's Creed series, Eradan in Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Doctor Edward Richtofen in Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops, Brawl in Transformers: War for Cybertron, Ghost Rider in Marvel:Ultimate Alliance, Shadow Demon, Lycanthrope, Lone Druid, Brewmaster, Gyrocopter, Ogre Magi , Meepo and the Keeper of the Light in Dota 2, and Deadpool in Hulk Vs. and Marvel vs Capcom 3 and recently as Captain Martin Walker in Spec Ops: The Line. He also voiced the personality spheres and defective turrets in Portal 2 and voiced Merasmus and the Bombinomicon in Team Fortress 2.

North is well known in his animation roles such as Cyclops in Wolverine and the X-Men, Snow Job in G.I. Joe: Renegades, Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and both Superman and Superboy in Young Justice.

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Stephanie Sheh
Voice Actor (Usagi - Sailor Moon)

Recently announced as the voice of Usagi Tsukino for the VIZ re-dub and upcoming translation of Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal, Stephanie is also best known for her voice-acting in anime (Hinata "Naruto", Orihime "Bleach", Eureka "Eureka 7", Yui "K-on!", Mikuru "Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya", to name a few). She voices Zhu Li in "Legend of Korra", Share Bear in "Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-lot", Lisa in Warren Buffet's "The Secret Millionaire's Club," Mrs. Rabbit in Nickelodeon's "Peter Rabbit", Jinafire and Jane Boolittle in Mattel's "Monster High" and Duchess Swan in "Ever After High." Stephanie has also voiced numerous videogames such as Rebecca Chambers in the "Resident Evil" franchise, "Bravely Default", Natalia Kimlasca Landvaldeer in "Tales of the Abyss", to name a few. Stephanie is also an ADR writer (Oscar nominated "Ernest & Celestine") and voice director, and she produced the simultaneous release of the English Language Production of "Gundam Unicorn" in which she voiced Mineva. To stay up to date on her projects follow her on twitter or join her public Facebook page.

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Robbie Daymond
Voice Actor (Tuxedo Mask - Sailor Moon)

Robbie Daymond is a Native-American Voice Artist, Actor, and Performer. After completing his MFA in 2007 he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career. Since then he has worked steadily in voiceover for many major companies, such as: Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers Animation, The Hub, NBC, 20thRandom House Audio.

Robbie is frequently cast in voice over work for traditional animation, commercials, film, television, audiobooks and video games. Though he is a long-time fan of the genre, he is relatively new to performing in the world of Anime and is very excited for his first major role in an anime series to be a character as epic as Tuxedo Mask in “Sailor Moon”.

Robbie also currently stars as a series lead in two shows on Nickelodeon; “Breadwinners” and “Get Blake,” and guest stars on shows such as “Transformers: Rescue Bots” and “Ever After High”. He has voiced characters in several feature films, including Porta in the anime “Patema Inverted” and has recorded commercial spots for Pepsi, Walmart, Katy Perry, Ubisoft, and many more. Robbie can also be heard in videogames such as Final Fantasy Type-0, The Lego Movie Videogame, Aion: The Tower of Eternity, Falling Skies the Game, Grand Chase, and Fairy Fencer F.

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Laura Bailey

From super powered vigilante to bubbly teen pop star to ice weilding wizard, LAURA BAILEY has brought to life a plethora of fan favorite characters.

Laura got her start at a young age on the smash hit, DragonBall Z as Trunks, the little boy with a big attitude. She has since gone on to become one of the most prolific voice actresses in the industry today, having worked on over 400 titles in video games, cartoons, and anime.

Major game roles include:

Fetch in Infamous Second Son, which earned her an industry chosen D.I.C.E award nomination
Fiona in Tales From the Borderlands: A Telltale Game Series
Wonder Woman in Lego Batman 2 & 3
Ioreth in Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
The Boss/President of the USA in Saints Row 3 & 4
Bianca and Dagna in Dragon Age: Inquisition
Rise in Persona 4
Serah in Final Fantasy XIII & XIII-2
Helena Harper in Resident Evil 6
Chun-Li in Street Fighter 4
Jaina Proudmoore in WoW
Akali in League of Legends
The list goes on...

Major animated roles include:
Black Widow in Marvel's Avengers Assemble
Lagoona Blue and Headmistress Bloodgood in Monster High
Tohru Honda in Fruits Basket
Maka in Soul Eater
Kushina in Naruto
Lust in Full Metal Alchemist
Halibel in Bleach
Shin in Shin Chan
Sana in Kodocha
Schrodinger in Hellsing
And many more! …

For a more complete list of credits, you can check out Laura's website at www.laurabaileyvo.com.

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Erica Mendez
Voice Actor (Ryuko - KILL la KILL)

Originally from the Chicagoland area, Erica is currently residing in Los Angeles and working as a professional voice-over artist.

She is best known for her roles as Ryuko Matoi in "KILL la KILL", Aladdin in "Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic", and Pac in "Pac-man and the Ghostly Adventures". She recently made her network TV debut in the one-hour animated special "Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A Prep School" as Cloud E. Sky.

Her video game works include Fran in "Demon Gaze", Eryn in "Fairy Fencer F", Micie Sun Mussemburg in "Atelier Escha & Logy", Lucchini in "The Witch and the Hundred Knight", and minor roles in "Ar nosurge", "Dust: An Elysian Tail", "Heroes of Newerth". She also played various characters in the anime "Blood Lad" and Reika Nishimura in the VIZ Media re-dub of "Sailor Moon".

You can keep up with Erica's role announcements and incoherent rambling by following her on Twitter @tsunderica.

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Carrie Keranen
Voice Actor (Satsuki Kiryuin - Kill la Kill)

Carrie Keranen was most recently heard as Satsuki Kiryuin in Kill la Kill and Mami Tomoe in Madoka Magica as well as Yamraiha in Magi, Yuri Koigakubo, the home room teacher in Tora Dora and Maiya Hisau in the darkly cinematic Fate/Zero. She has upcoming appearances in a Naruto movie and has recorded on several episodes of Sailor Moon.

Last summer she reprised her role as Caska in Berserk for the Movie Trilogy. In 2012 she went to San Diego ComicCon to premiere TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance as Ling Xiaoyu. She has previously given voice to Mokuba for the later seasons of YuGiOh as well as Kisara in YuGiOh Millenium. She has had lead roles as Cutie Honey in the live action Cutie Honey, Kumiko in Gokusen, Hinaku in Phoenix (Hi no Tori) and as Sheena in Pokemon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

Her voice also appears in recurring roles on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ah! My Goddess, Slayers, Let's go Tamagotchi, Pat and Stan, and Huntik. Her favorite video game role was Annie in Red Dead Revolver though you can hear her as Lux on League of Legends, Rom in the Neptunia series, Viva Pinata as well as several to be released soon! She currently works and resides in Los Angeles, CA.

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Scott McNeil
(Piccolo - Dragonball Z; Koga - Inuyasha)

Easily one of the busiest voice actors in the world, millions of fans know him as the voice of Duo Maxwell from Gundam Wing and Gundam: Battle Assault 2 as well as Koga from the hit series Inuyasha. Older fans may be familiar with his work as Piccolo in Dragon Ball Z and/or his work as Deadeye Duck in Bucky O'Hare and The Toad Wars.

Fans of Transformers know Scott well, as his voice talents have brought countless memorable characters to life, including Dinobot, Waspinator, Rattrap, Silverbolt and Dinobot II in Beast Wars/Beast Machines; Jetfire in Armada; and Jetfire and Strongarm in Energon. He can also currently be heard as Snarl and Backstop in Transformers: Cybertron.

Scott’s voice work has earned him the adoration of fans worldwide. Fans find Scott’s work everywhere, both in anime and domestic animation, including lending his vocal talents to Hohenheim in Full Metal Alchemist; Wolverine/Logan in X-Men: Evolution; Ace – The Bathound and Ignatius in Krypto: The Superdog; Destro and Gung Ho in G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom / Spy Trooops; Beast Man, Clawful, Mer-Man, Ram Man, Stratos, and Kobra Khan in He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe; Senor Hasbeena, Francisco of the Forest, Mino-Toro, El Perrito, and Heavy Traffic in ¡Mucha Lucha!; Vulture, Electro and Lester in Spider-Man Unlimited.

Other notable voice work in anime includes King Aston and Jajuka in The Vision Of Escaflowne; Jajuka in Escaflowne: The Movie; Zoids Battle Announcer, Deed #1, Rastani Sr., and Serge in Zoids Fuzors; and Harlock in Galaxy Express 999/Adieu, Galaxy Express 999. His work can also be heard in series and movies such as Johnny Test, Bionicle, Scary Godmother, Barbie: Fairytopia, Barbie Of Swan Lake, Candyland: Great Lollipop Adventure, Dragon Booster, Gundam Seed, Gundam Seed Destiny, Under The Skin, Master Keaton, Ben Hur, Yakkity Yak, The Christmas Orange, Frogger Beyond, Reboot, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer & The Island Of Misfit Toys, Nascar Racers, Casper's Haunted Christmas, Weird-Ohs, Shadowraiders/War Planets, Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade, Warriors Of Virtue, The Wacky World Of Tex Avery, Ranma ½, Hamtaro, and many more too numerous to list!

Aside from his voice work, Scott is also an accomplished live-action actor, whose credits include The Green Chain, Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Stargate Sg-1, Strange Frequency, The Outer Limits, Ladies And The Champ, Viper, Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, Extreme Dinosaurs, Highlander, Hawkeye, Final Fight, Someone Else's Child, Seasons Of The Heart, Crackerjack, and Sleeping With Strangers.

More recently Scott has been lending his vocal talents to characters like Stork, the lovably neurotic Merb in Stormhawks, Grumpy Bear in the newest Care Bears and Wasabi (yes, a burbling ball of wasabi!) in Sushi Pack. In the past two years Scott has also contributed his voice to characters in Eon Kid, Ricky Sprocket, and the Warhammer 40,000 videogames

Scott is currently exercising his evil genius in Gundam 00 as the dark and enigmatic Ali AlSaachez, and Voltar, the truly maniacal evil genius, in League of Super Evil. Some of his other present projects include Powerpuff Girls Z, Maryoku Yummy, Rollbots, and Twisted Whiskers. … and when his busy schedule permits he can be found playing his level 70 Blood Elf Priest on World of Warcraft …

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Amelie Belcher
(aka Ami-Chan)

Amelie "Ami-Chan" Belcher was born in Baton-Bloody-Boring-Rouge Louisiana where the combination of chemical plant fumes and river water did major damage to her fragile little mind at an early age.

By all accounts, she started drawing at the age of five (when she figured out that the pencil goes on the paper and not up your nose) and didn"t stop drawing until she ran out of paper"twenty years later.

She is the artist behind the manga "Loud Snow" and the web comics "the real life adventures of Ami-chan" and "Bounty Haunters".

She now travels the country selling her award winning art, doing one of a kind commissions for con goers, giving the best damn panels on earth, and being paid tribute to by her army of fans known as the "Ami Army" in the form of Pocky and manga.

David Stanworth
Snafu Comics
(Artist - Snafu Comics)

David Stanworth has been interested in video games and animation for his entire life.  When he realised he's FAR too worthless to do either, he stuck with comics. Snafu-Comics started in the summer of 2002 and has quickly grown to incorporate over a dozen seperate comics, Snafu, PowerPuff Girl Doujinshi, Grim Tales, Sugar Bits, Tin: The Incompetent Ninja, Ever After, Sticky Floors, and many more.  With more to be added soon!

Snafu has constantly been an evolving comic often drastically changing art styles and directions comic to comic.  The subject matter could range from anime, videogames, politics, social commentary or fart jokes (mostly fart jokes.) But what Snafu really excells at is a strong forum community of active participants. Snafu wouldn't exist without the the fantastic support from the online community. We're excited to meet everyone at Metrocon so come by our table and say hi! Plus we have some pretty cool T-shirts and prints ;)

KellyJane
Parle Productions
(Performer - Parle Productions)

A cosplayer, performer and panellist from the United Kingdom, KellyJane has been cosplaying for over seven years from a variety of sources, ranging from tv shows, video games, movies, books and comics. She is part of the performance group Parlé Productions, a large group of English cosplayers and actors who have almost 70,000 subscribers on YouTube. Their parody shows draw from various sources such as The Avengers, Left4Dead, Harry Potter and more. Within the group, she is often the one organising their events and filming dates, as well as making some of the costumes and props for other members.

As well as creating videos for fun, the group also use their hobby to raise money for deserving charitable causes, usually through livestreaming events. They've also been running panels both within and outside of the UK, on a variety of subjects such as acting, video editing, character makeup and more. They're always happy to share their knowledge and experience with other cosplayers and performers, both inside and outside of the panels.

This is Parlé Productions sixth year at Metrocon, and they're thrilled to be returning once again! As well as their staple In-Character and Out-Of-Character Q&A's, they will also be running some informative panels too, so be sure to check them out!

TealPirate
Parle Productions
(Performer - Parle Productions)

Also known as "FlamboyantWreck", Jack is a cosplayer, performer, video editor and panellist from the United Kingdom. He has been cosplaying for over seven years from a variety of sources, ranging from tv shows, video games, movies, books and comics. He is part of the performance group Parlé Productions, a large group of English cosplayers and actors who have almost 70,000 subscribers on YouTube. Their parody shows draw from various sources such as The Avengers, Left4Dead, Harry Potter and more. Within the group, Jack is primarily responsible for filming and editing the videos, enjoying being behind the camera just as much as being on it!

Jack works full-time at a historical (and haunted!) UK site, and is also a childrens entertainer. When not doing this, most of his free time is spent doing editing, editing, and more editing! As well as creating videos for fun, the group also use their hobby to raise money for deserving charitable causes, usually through livestreaming events. They've also been running panels both within and outside of the UK, on a variety of subjects such as acting, video editing, character makeup and more. They're always happy to share their knowledge and experience with other cosplayers and performers, both inside and outside of the panels.

This is Parlé Productions sixth year at Metrocon, and they're thrilled to be returning once again! As well as their staple In-Character and Out-Of-Character Q&A's, they will also be running some informative panels too, so be sure to check them out!

PikaBelleChu
(Cosplay Guest)

PikaBelleChu has been cosplaying for over 12 years and has over 80 costumes to date ranging from original Pokemon inpired gowns to Disney, Sci-Fi and other anime characters. She is most famous for her continuing passion for Pokemon though and has appeared at many Pokemon events and tours, appeared on several televison shows, appeared in magazines and newspapers but is most known for gaining a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the World's Largest Pikachu collection with over 12,000 items of the famous electric mouse. She does many children's events and has done charity work for Make-A Wish foundation and also teaches classes on how to draw cartoons at a craft store. Also a big naruto fan she also is gaining quite a collection with that as well and hosts many Naruto based panels at conventins, most known as Itachi to many and gained a new nickname ItaBelleChu..

Friday - June 12, 2015

Double Wide Panel Room 22-23 w/ TV/DVD player

6:00 pm

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Naruto Ninja Hour

Length: 1 hr 

Naruto Ninja Hour: Join PikaBelleChu for some ninja fun, we will be discussing the anime, manga and all things Naruto, partake in trivia to get some cool prizes and play a fun game of ninja charades...So sharpen those kunai and practice those jutsus for a some Naruto Ninja Fun..

Saturday - June 13, 2015

Double Wide Panel Room 22-23 w/ TV/DVD player

7:00 pm

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Pokemon Party Hour

Length: 1 hr 

Pokemon Party Hour: Join PikaBelleChu for all things Pokemon, we will discuss the anime,manga,video games and so much more, try your luck at fun Pokemon trivia and give it a try to impersonate a Pokemon during a fun game of Pokemon Charades...So grab your pokeball and come on in to Catch Em' All...

Double Wide Panel Room 22-23 w/ TV/DVD player

10:00 pm

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Art of Collecting Anime

Length: 1 hr 

Join PikaBelleChu as she discusses the Art of Collecting Anime, having over 20,000 collectables of Pikachu and getting into the Guinness Book of World records she will give you pointers how to start a collection and how to maintain it as well as proudly ways to display it.

Laugh Out Loud
(Improv Comedy Troupe)

Laugh Out Loud is the improvisational arm of Classic City Comedy, and hails from Athens, Georgia. The troupe was founded in 2007, and is most known for their improv performances, which are similar to the style found on the television program 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'. The group also presents workshops and various game shows. Each improv performance is an interactive experience for the audience, providing suggestions or getting involved. Every show is made up on the spot, and no two shows are ever the same. Catch one of their performances for a side splitting time.

Robert Van West
(Guest DJ)

DJ Robert VanWest FT. Zoe VanWest & Synthwulf

This Dutch Madman is one of the busiest men in the entertainment Industry. CEO of the Hellroy Corporation, Robert's day to day functions include Graphic, Clothing , Environmental Design as well as Club Creative and Music Production. By night he can be found tearing up DJ booths across the Country and Decimating the stages as lead singer of Empakt. Locally he can be found at Warehaus21 where is the Club Creative and one of the resident DJ's at their all ages KABOOM Sunday parties!

Robert is known for his aggressive HIGH BPM stylings that span across Hardcore, Hard Trance, Hard Style, with a touch of EBM. Much like last year Robert will be joined on stage Friday Night by His Wife Zoe ( the Original studio vocalist of some of Happy Hardcore's biggest hits) and DJ Synthwulf for some live vocals and synths. making this the biggest Friday night METRO Rave Party EVER!!

Zoe Van West
(UK Hardcore Vocalist)

The Voice of American Happy Hardcore, Zoe VanWest has lent her vocal talents to chart topping singles with Synthwulf, Rythmics, DanielSeven, Flawless, Transcend and many more top artist in the Hardcore genre over the years, and doing so helped to shape the North American Hardcore scene.

With bringing an edge of live performance to a genre dominated by DJ only performances, her incredible live stage show, out - of - this - world wardrobe and passionate energy, Zoe' s presence as a performer has earned her a place among some of the largest acts in the Happy Hardcore genre. Zoe's fans, which call themselves " Space Cadets" are packing anime conventions and massive events nationwide to see her live shows.

When reading news of the Kikwear 2012 relaunch on Kikwear's Facebook wall, she began talking to Kikwear Inc, CEO Alex Berensen about the National Kikwear Street Team he was assembling, and got on board as a sponsored artist representing Happy Hardcore. Zoe herself has been an enthusiast of Kikwear and Kikgirl, wearing and promoting the brands since she was a teen in the late 90's.

With one foot in the heart of the American EDM industry, and the other in the fashion industry, Zoe VanWest is adding the title of Head Designer of Kikgirl to her resume. Needless to say, there has been much excitement of her 'Space Cadets' and EDM fans everywhere.

Russell Lissau
Industry Guest (Writer/Artist)

By day, Russell Lissau is a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in suburban Chicago. By night, he battles evil writing comic books including THE BATMAN STRIKES and STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE. (A lifelong Batman fan who dressed up as the Caped Crusader as a child, he can't believe his luck.) His critically acclaimed crime thriller OLD WOUNDS, will be released in 2015. His first manga-style story, the science-fiction tale STRANGER, will be published this year, too. Other new titles include the zombie tale SURVIVAL and the sci-fi epic WILL. For more, check out www.facebook.com/russell.lissau.

Tamerax
DJ (Guest DJ)

In a crowded sea of faceless DJs and anonymous party scenes, ?Tamerax has managed to separate himself from the pack, ?building a reputation and a following that has seen him ?welcomed at events all across North America. For over 16 ?years, Tamerax has played alongside many of the biggest? names in the industry at all types of shows, festivals and his renown mixes are in regular rotation on DI.FM. His ?sets are constructed out of only the most thunderous and ?intense tracks designed to drive any floor wild and begging for? more. Partiers instantly respond to his mix of uplifting Hard?Trance and Hard Dance anthems.

Part of what sets Tamerax apart from other DJ’s is his relentless energy behind the decks. His ability to engage the crowd through his sheer passion for the music he is playing enables him to form a connection that few other performers can lay claim to. In late 2012, Kikwear took notice of his reputation and Tamerax was invited to join the officially sponsored Kikwear DJ team.

On the production side of things, Tamerax has been creating his own blend of fast and energetic music in his home recording studio for over a decade with releases on labels such as Blizzard Tracks and Nocturnal Commissions Records. 2015 will see a flurry of new hard dance tracks coming out on massive labels such as Bleached Recordings, Overdrive Canada Digital and more. Expect some fun surprises in terms of collaborations in the near future as well with several projects in the works that go all over the musical spectrum.

When not working on music, Tamerax is hard at work managing one of Canada's longest running rave promotion companies, Synergy Canada, based in Ottawa known for some of the best events over the years. Since early 2013, Tamerax has also been the official Canadian Kikwear Industries street team leader which has opened up many opportunities to connect with some great people across the world.
If that wasn’t keeping him busy, Tamerax is also the creator and administrator of many Canadian social networking outlets on Facebook including many Ottawa based groups and the Canadian Ravers group and www.RaveCanada.com which currently in a redesign phase but is aiming to become a central hub for the Canadian EDM scene.

Finally, Tamerax is a regular guest blogger for Gobz the Zombie’s popular blog, Dead Kids Get Lively where he is the hard dance correspondent.

This Canadian hard dance madman is excited to be invited back to METROCON to drop a very special high energy set!

"METROCON is one of the highlights of the year for me and I can't wait to play for that amazing crowd again!"

Jezzabell Gem
Cosplay Guest

JezzabellGem is a Florida based cosplayer, costumer and prop maker as well as a ‘positive cosplay’ and ‘anti-bullying’ advocate, and the founder of Heroes United Against Cosplay Bullying. She’s a comic book, graphic novel, movie, art and video game fan for life.

She’s been cosplaying and attending conventions for nearly seven years and fully admits it’s all due to her first Dragon Con experience. She’s been taking her hobby (soon to become her business) to a more serious level, as a costume maker, guest cosplayer and panelist for just over two years.

She has been published in four issues of We Rise Magazine in the cosplay character categories of Gaming, Movies, Comics and Darkside Fantasy. She’s also been published by Geek Eccentric Magazine, Geek Girls, and Cosplay Plus Magazine.

JezzabellGem believes fully in the abundance of positivity and excitement that being involved in the cosplay community can bring, and she is forever humbled by what her appreciation for fandom expression through cosplay has brought to her life.

Hooded Woman
Cosplay Guest

A cosplayer, gamer, and panelist from Florida, Hooded Woman has been cosplaying for about 10 years. A firm believer in cosplaying what you love, her costumes range from all sorts of sources whether it's video games, movies, anime, or comic books. In 2008 Hooded Woman was a Metrcon Mascot along side three others, representing Team Light in the Light Vs Dark theme. Happy to be back to a convention she loves, Hooded Woman is hoping to bring her knowledge of sewing, wigs styling, and prop building to others.

VeeVeeVice
Cosplay Guest

I am absolutely honored and excited to be a guest at Metrocon.I started going to conventions in 2005, but didn't really get into cosplay until 2009 when I went away to Orlando for college. Cosplay is a creative outlet for artistic expression and overall love of a character. My first costume that I really put my heart into was Akasha from Queen of the Damned, and I remembered being terrified of even leaving the hotel room because of how anxious it is to show off your work for the first time and expect scorn. But it was probably the most fun I've ever had in a weekend and had to repeat it over and over. I've made some life long friends and learned so much while indulging in weekends of nerdy fun! It takes a lot of courage to get out of your comfort zone and try something new, but most of life is taking the plunge without looking and this is no different. I'm currently finishing up school for my Bachelor's in History and minor in Humanities.

Jessikah
Cosplay Guest

Jessikah or Nayel-ie "nay-elle- e" Has been cosplaying since 2010 with many years ahead of her and has been an avid gamer and anime lover since childhood. Flying in from Ottawa, Ontario- This will be her second time joining us here in Tampa!
Jessikah is a full time free lance artist. Although her time is mainly spent drawing, She makes enough time for sewing and crafting up new ideas and costumes!

She will be vending her art and crafts on the floor during the convention, and can be found at her booth or walking around!
Follow her facebook page for the release of her cosplay plans and what you can find her wearing at the convention.

Erin Hurst
Cosplay Guest

Erin Hurst has been cosplaying for over 15 years! As a theater major, and anime- video game fan she decided to combine her biggest loves in life, and thus the 3000 Brigade was born.The 3000 Brigade has over 35 members in the cast and crew. She wrote and directed the first Brigade show in 2007. They have performed at multiple conventions and are currently working on their 10th production. The troupe is made up of performers with a wide variety of skills. They're actors, dancers, stunt show performers, makeup, and costume designers with incredible sewing abilities. Several 3KB members got their start as clowns with Erin when she worked for the circus. She was a Ringling trained clown and often hosted as the ringmaster. When she is not writing and directing for 3KB she works as a Kindergarten assistant for a catholic school, which is hard to believe if you have ever seen one of the 3000 Brigade productions. The shows are rated M for Mature. They contain loud music, violence, sexy costumes, sexy dances, fowl language, and the kind of wonderful overall raunchiness that the average 13 and up con goer is looking for. The show is about the Smash Bros of the future and the crazy adventures your favorite video game characters get into. All of the shows are available on you tube. If you friend the 3000 Brigade on Facebook you can get links to all the shows and find out more information about there next performance. Erin would like to thank her whole cast and crew for being so incredibly talented, and supporting the show for so many years. Congratulations are in order! She recently got engaged to fellow cast member Trey Davis, and would like to thank him for all his love and support. She says "I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with someone that lets me be me, challenges me to always do my best, and makes me smile even on my darkest days." She would also like to thank her Stage manager, Jessica Koesters and Assistant Director, JoAnn Richards. Without whom Erin says none of this would be possible. "The two of them have put up with my crazy since high school. They have supported me and this show every step of the way no matter how insane it got. They never gave up." When we questioned Erin's family and coworkers about her and her cosplay career here is what they had to say :

"Erin's doing what now?" -Erin's younger brother
"She's the one that created that filthy heathen show that's all over you tube?! We'll be praying for her soul" -Principal from the Catholic school
"How about you make some costumes that show off more costume and less skin?"- Erin's mother

3000 Brigade Link
https://www.facebook.com/pages/3000-Brigade/235607424426

Dream Fantasy Theatre
Entertainers (Lolita Fashion Group)

Dream Fantasy Theatre is a non-profit company dedicated to bringing a bit of magic and whimsy to our local alternative fashion communities. We specialize in hosting themed parties, fashion shows, and gatherings for lolita fashion enthusiasts. Our corporation is staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers and is funded primarily by donations from individuals who are interested in alternative fashions like ourselves. We are delighted to be bringing a fashion track to Metrocon this year, and we hope to see you at our special events!

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