2021 Convention Guests

Anime Industry GUESTS

Tiffany Grant

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.


Website: TiffanyGrant.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2405597801

Dani Chambers

Dani Chambers is an actress based in Dallas, TX.

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.”

Twitter @SkiniMini07

Instagram @danidchambers

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!! 

Twitter: @billykametz

performers

Crimson Apple

CRIMSON APPLE is a pop-alternative band of four sisters who grew up on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. With a wide variety of influences, the band has been pushing the pop envelope, and their daring sound, paired with a charming sibling-dynamic, has taken the social media world by storm. 

While many assume that the sisters have been playing music together since birth, Crimson Apple formed in the summer of 2012. The girls have always viewed the formation of the band as an act of fate; Each sister picked up their respective instruments and found their love of music at different stages in their lives. One day, they realized that together, they made up the perfect pieces of a whole band. 

Since their formation, Crimson Apple has created a unique, powerful sound that is not only reflected in their music, but can also be felt in their hard-hitting live performances. This allowed the band to tour multiple festivals and venues across America, opening for major acts such as The Chainsmokers, Plain White T’s, and All Time Low. 

In 2020, the band started their own TikTok channel and saw immediate success as their second video went viral. Crimson Apple later landed a feature in an article by Variety, was selected to represent the category #AnimeTikTok in TikTok’s 2020 Top100, and today boasts 1.8 million followers on the platform. 

Having recently released fan-favorite singles, the band invites listeners to take another bite and hang on for the ride as they get back on stage and continue to push genre norms further. 

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.

Twitch: CWFNetwork

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.

Instagram: @for_the_love_of_clod.

Cirque du Cosplay

Cirque du Cosplay is a Charlotte based group of ground based and aerial circus performers who love to cosplay! These performers take cosplay inspired acts into the air for an unforgettable and one of a kind show.

Instagram: @cirqueducosplayclt

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. The Discordia Dames host a monthly show in Greensboro & the Discordia Days Burlesque Festival.

Instagram: @discordiadames

PROGRAMMING GUESTS

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.

Facebook: Goblins and Growlers

Instagram: @goblinsandgrowlers/

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.

Yarn Goddess Cosplay

Yarn Goddess Cosplay is an African-Caribbean cosplayer who’s taken crochet to a whole new level. ALL of her cosplays are completely crocheted by her and she has yet to find a cosplay she couldn’t make. On top of being handy with a crochet needle, Yarn Goddess Cosplay is an avid voice for POC issues in the cosplay community. She discusses how to talk about color, race and politics in the cosplay community while still having fun cosplaying.

We are pleased to welcome Yarn Goddess Cosplay as a judge for our Cosplay Runway contest!

She can be found on Facebook as Yarn Goddess Cosplay, @ygplushies on Instagram or through her store.