2021 Convention Guests

Anime Industry GUESTS

Tiffany Grant

is stoked to attend her first con in over 18 months–Queen City!  Best known as Asuka in NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, Tiffany was the first anime voice actor hired in Texas, USA [Feb. 1994].

She’s voiced characters in 1700+ TV episodes, OVAs & movies including AZUMANGA DAIOH (Kaorin), SCHOOL-LIVE (Taromaru), BLUE SEED (Kome), INFINITE STRATOS (Laura), FMP? FUMOFFU (Bonta-kun), INFINITE STRATOS (Laura), FULL METAL ALCHEMIST (Marta), LITTLE BUSTERS (Kud), ONE PIECE (Nojiko), AMAGI BRILLIANT PARK (Moffle), AKAME GA KILL (Koro) and GIRLS UND PANZER (Sodoko).  Recent projects include videogames WARFRAME, NEVERSONG and BRAWLSTARS.

Other videogame credits include PALADINS, SMITE, UNLIMITED SAGA, DEUS EX II: INVISIBLE WAR, and AFK ARENA!

Ms. Grant has adapted English dubbing scripts for TV series such as HELLO KITTY’S ANIMATION THEATER, AH! MY GODDESS 2, THE WALLFLOWER, INFINITE STRATOS, TEARS TO TIARA, PARASYTE-THE-MAXIM and GIRLS UND PANZER – DER FILM, plus scripts for several subtitled projects including MIYUKI CHAN IN WONDERLAND and the live-action TOKYO – THE LAST MEGALOPOLIS.

Additionally, Tiffany contributed to the albums “Voices for Peace” and “Voices for Tolerance” www.voicesfor.org.  Profits benefit charities like Doctors Without Borders.  CDs and downloads: www.cdbaby.com & iTunes.


Non-anime work includes ARLINGTON ROAD (w/Jeff Bridges) and indie films LAUGHING BOY, DEAD OF KNIGHT & LARS THE EMO KID.  Tiffany also has years of experience in theatre, commercials and industrial films.  For more, visit TiffanyGrant.com or https://www.facebook.com/groups/2405597801/ 

Dani Chambers

Dani Chambers is an actress based in Dallas, TX. She has been acting on stage and film for the past twenty years, and has been performing voice-over work for the past five years. Performing in theater and short films has helped her acting skills to grow and develop tremendously, and she’s enjoyed every minute of it!

Dani made her anime debut in 2017 as Chise Hatori, the title character of the show “The Ancient Magus Bride.” From then on, she has voiced plenty of roles such as Maharo from “My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising Movie”, Serval in “Kemono Friends”, Hina Sato / Odin in “The Day I Became a God”, Dahlia/Iris Hawthorne in “Ace Attorney”, Mary in “Fairy Tail: Final Season”, Otomi in “MIX”, and Funicia in “ASTRA: Lost in Space.” You can also hear her in “SMITE” as Plushie Artio and in Marvel Avenger Academy as “Ironheart.”

Dani is super excited to start getting into the convention scene, and can’t wait to start new adventures! Be sure to follow Dani Chambers on Twitter @SkiniMini07, Instagram @danidchambers, and her website danidchambers.com for all kinds of fun updates!

Jonah Scott

Jonah Scott is a Voice Actor, Singer and Twitch Streamer from Los Angeles. Jonah has provided his ‘Leading Man’ voice to many video games and serials including Netflix’s BEASTARS, Dying Light 2, Attack on Titan, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and more. Not just an accomplished actor, he is a classically trained singer with over 15 years of instruction across all disciplines. When he’s not behind the mic, he is streaming content to his large Twitch community, watching anime or playing Dungeons & Dragons with his friends.

Billy Kametz

Billy Kametz is an LA based voice actor in many popular anime and video games. You can hear him as Josuke in JoJo’s Bizarre AdventureFerdinand von Aegir in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Galo in PromareMetal Lee in Boruto: Naruto Next GenerationsWhite Blood Cell in Cells At Work, Osomatsu in Mr. OsomatsuAnai in AggretsukoTakuto Maruki in Persona 5 The Royal, and Naofumi in The Rising of the Shield Hero which just got picked up for a Season 2 & 3!! 

Originally from Hershey PA, Billy came out to CA 4 years ago to play Aladdin in the Aladdin Musical Spectacular in Disney’s CA Adventure for the final year of the show’s 13 year run! You can keep up with Billy on social media @billykametz

performers

Cosplay Wrestling Federation

Are you ready to rumble? Returning for their second appearance at Queen City Anime Convention is the Cosplay Wrestling Federation. Featuring a unique blend of comedy improv and pro wrestling theatrics, CWF delivers a one of a kind show that has to be seen to be believed. CWF has been featured at Anime Expo, MAGfest, Sakuracon, and even on the Twitchcon exhibition stage. CWF is thrilled to come back to QCAC for their 2021 return! You can follow them on Twitch at CWFNetwork and Twitter @TheCWFUniverse.

For the Love of Clod

Clod is reinventing the PLAY in cosPLAY by producing innovative character shows for anime and pop culture conventions. Their performances have been featured in conventions throughout the Southeastern United States and have garnered over a million views on YouTube. You can find Clod on instagram @for_the_love_of_clod.

Discordia Dames

Composed of Memphis Muerte, Lux Valentina, Sadie Mae Hem, May Hemmer, and Allison Wonderland, this troupe out of North Carolina has something to tickle every fancy. They are the producers of a monthly show in Greensboro as well as the Discordia Days Burlesque Festival. Drawing on multiple styles and eras of burlesque to create fun and evocative shows. They include classic, neo, fetish, sideshow, flow, and nerd-lesque to be a versatile and entertaining troupe. 

gaming

Goblins and Growlers

Goblins and Growlers create and host inclusive community-building tabletop live adventures, award-winning TTRPG content, live performances, and fundraisers for local charities with their diverse team of performers, game masters, artists, and audio/visual engineers.

They’ve raised tens of thousands for charities, run thousands of community-building TTRPG games for local business, guested at conventions such as DragonCon, GalaxyCon & Queen City Anime Con. They have also won awards for writing and designing our own original tabletop adventures!

Goblins and Growlers co-produces “Quid Pro Roll,” the only improv actual-play podcast with a cast of all professional game masters, along with their partners at Alpha Comics & Games. This podcast is the flagship program of GnG Studios, which also includes Goblin Book Club, Dungeons & Doodles, The Goblins and Growlers Tabletop News Podcast, and more.

More info can be found at goblinsandgrowlers.com

cosplay judges

Wig Wig

Wig-Wig Cosplay is an award-winning competitive cosplay pair out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paragon and SkyPirate have been cosplaying together since 2013 and have enjoyed traveling the country with costumes in tow. In 2019, they were the Team USA representatives for the International Cosplay League in Madrid, Spain, where they won first place in the duo category! They are best known for their combination of technical sewing and fabrication skills with entertaining performances. Their list of self-taught specialties include sewing, leatherwork, foamwork, wig-styling, propwork, silk painting, and many more. Alongside competition, they have been judging craftsmanship and performance as well as working to promote and assist cosplay departments and competitions. When not in the greenroom, Wig-Wig Cosplay has a passion for learning new techniques and skills, and they love sharing their knowledge and experience with the community.

May Hemmer

May Hemmer is known as “The Sassiest Thing in New Orleans” and has been dubbed the “Cocoa Barbie” by Vita DeVoid of Florida. This lady has a larger than life personality and has been gracing the stages with nerdlesque, neo-burlesque, and much more since 2011. As a member of the Storyville Starlettes and The Bluestockings, she performed regularly at Burlesque Ballroom, Big Deal Burlesque, and many more independent shows and private events around NOLA.

She is not only a burlesque performer but a cosplayer as well! Her roots in costuming led to her love of nerdlesque as it was right up her ally. This led to her performing at various cons and all things nerdy around the country. Her love of cosplay now revitalizes, she’s hitting the sewing machine hard again to bring to life some of her favorite fandoms both on and off the stage.