2022 Guests

industry guests

Risa Mei

Voice Actor

Risa Mei is a singer, voice actress, motion capture artist, and suit actress with dwarfism from Los Angeles, CA. She sang on stages across SoCal, New York, and Vegas, was part of indie JPOP group 4TE, and had been cast in various stage shows at the Universal Studios Japan Park. Risa is also a voice actress, and is known for Jim Henson Company’s cast of Word Party on Netflix as the motion capture and voice actress of Tilly the Tortoise, various shows on Funimation, including Sing A Bit of Harmony as Satomi Amano and My Senpai is Annoying as Futaba Igarashi. She is most known for her role in Genshin Impact as the resistance leader Sangonomiya Kokomi.

Tiana Camacho

Voice Actor

Tiana Camacho is a voice actress based in LA known for her work in video games and anime. She has lent her voice to many characters in games such as Mora, The Spirit Willow and the Moki in Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Selena in Fire Emblem Heroes, Naomi in Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics, and Kilphe in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius: War of the Visions. She also voices characters in anime such as Bea in Pokemon Journeys and Sheama in Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle, and recently was cast as deuteragonist Ermes Costello in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean. Tiana is originally from Brooklyn’s Coney Island neighborhood, and is a graduate of Binghamton University. She loves dogs, goth stuff, edgy music, comics, retro shoujo anime, and when a candle burns just right.

Brittany Lauda

Voice Actor


Brittany Lauda is a TX/NY voice actor & ADR director who is best known for playing F.F./Foo Fighters in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, Yuzuriha in Dr. Stone, Riko in Made in Abyss, Satoko Hojo in Higurashi GOU/SOTSU, Ichigo in DARLING in the FRANXX, Mai in Nichijou, Cow Girl in Goblin Slayer, Lessar in A Certain Magical Index, Kenya in That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime, Doctor in Akudama Drive, Young Law in One Piece, Sui and Sota in Darwin’s Game and Mirim in Queen’s Blade (to name a few!). You can also catch their voice in Pokémon XY, Pokémon Evolutions, Rainbow High, My Hero Academia, Tokyo Ghoul:re, Super HxEros, the defunct Interspecies Reviewers, Hasbro apps & games like My Little Pony and Transformers, Aphmau animations as Cathy and various video games like MapleStory, Disgaea 6, YS IX: Monstrum Nox, Shadowverse, Granblue Fantasy, Gundam Battle Operation 2, Battlerite, Huniepop, Smite, Yokai Kitchen, Heroes Arena and Minotaur. As an ADR Director, some of her favorite series she has directed (lead/assistant) include: Akudama Drive, Kemono Jihen, Hensuki: Would you fall in love with a pervert, as long as she’s cute?, Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These (both seasons), That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime, and Morose Mononokean. She also co-owns Kocha Sound with her husband Matt Shipman.

Matt Shipman

Voice Actor

Matt Shipman is a Texas and New York based Voice Actor, ADR Writer, ADR Engineer, and all around nerd-guy. He is best known for voicing Reki Kyan in SK8 The Infinity, Chrome in Dr. Stone, Inasa Yoarashi/Sen Kaibara/Mr. Brave/Takeshita in My Hero Academia, Floch in Attack on Titan, Vyland from Fire Emblem Heroes and Hiro in DARLING in the FRANXX. Additionally, he can be heard Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V as Shay, Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest as Hajime, One Piece as Cavendish, Akudama Drive as Cutthroat, Kujou Kamaji in Genshin Impact, GOSICK as Kazuya Kujo, Saint Seiya as Hägen, A Certain Scientific Railgun T as Gunha, Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These as Julian Mintz, Goblin Slayer as Greenhorn Warrior, Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru as Higekiri, Black Clover as Alecdora, and many other anime. Matt writes scripts for Funimation (New Game!!, Warlords of Sigrdrifa, Back Arrow, A Certain Scientific Railgun T), Media Blasters (Juden-Chan, Ai no Kusabi) and Discotek Media (She and Her Cat -Everything Flows-) and occasionally assistant directs (Akudama Drive, Kemono Jihen, How Heavy are the Dumbells you Lift?, Minotaur). He also co-owns Kocha Sound alongside Brittany Lauda. Matt plays Street Fighter, loves the Zero Escape series, watches seasonal anime, plays card games, obsesses over Kamen Rider (specifically Double and Build) and loves to talk about all things nerdy.

Ratana

Voice Actor

After years of honing her skills as a marketing professional in the corporate world, decided to follow her passion and become an actor. Ratana can be heard as Yae Miko in Genshin Impact, Leonie in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Ishtar (Fire Emblem Heroes), RaRa and Kiyomi (Fallout 76), Lian Shi (Dynasty Warriors 9), several voices in the animated series Trese, and many others. You can follow her on all socials @VoiceofRatana.

Erica Lindbeck

Voice Actor

Erica Lindbeck is a Los Angeles based actress known for her roles in Video Games, Animation, & Anime. She is thrilled to have performed characters such as Loona in Helluva Boss, Jessie Rasberry in FFVII Remake, Felicia Hardy (A.K.A. Black Cat) in Spiderman PS4, Futaba Sakura in Persona 5, Celica in Fire Emblem, Cassie Cage in Mortal Kombat 11, Shionne in Tales of Arise, Magilou in Tales of Berseria, and many more.

performing guests

Charlotte Gaymers Network & Onya Nerves

QCAC Drag Show

Onya Nerves is an award winning drag queen based here in Charlotte, NC with a focus on event planning and producing inclusive and welcoming events. “As the founder of DKO Entertainment, I also work with the local drag community to produce memorable events all over the Queen City. I couldn’t be more honored to be joining the Charlotte Gaymers Network in producing this year’s legendary QCAC drag show! As one of its flagship events during the convention weekend, I’m thrilled to be bringing DKO Entertainment and CGN’s 5-star level event production and entertainers to the QCAC stage. We hope to see you there!” Want to audition for the QCAC drag show? Shoot an email to charlottegaymersnetwork@gmail.com

For the Love of Clod

Cosplay Character Show

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 @fortheloveofclod

Discordia Dames

Burlesque Show

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.

Coming soon!