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.

Cirque du Cosplay

Aerialists Show

Cirque du cosplay is a Charlotte based group of aerialists with a passion for taking their cosplays to the air! This year’s show is inspired by the troupe’s love for Avatar the Last Airbender.

Spirit Bomb

Anime Tribute Band

Spirit Bomb is a new anime tribute act formed with the intention of bringing an authentic live music experience to anime and comic cons across the nation. Spirit Bomb is comprised of Elaina Roberts (vocalist) and Kevin Samuel (guitar and producer) Being longtime fans of anime, Spirit Bomb aims to spread the wonderful music that most people can’t travel to Japan to hear live in concert or see in the USA. Spirit Bomb want to connect with fans of anime from all walks of life and give them an enjoyable experience singing along to the anime songs they know and love.

Tiny Waves

EDM Record Label and Event Organizer

Hailing from Orlando, Florida, Tiny Waves is an independent EDM record label and event organizer, best known for its iconic K-Pop Rave and CosRave events, along with its behind the scenes and on-stage presence at conventions such as Holiday Matsuri and MAGFest. Bringing together music and gaming fans, Tiny Waves is best known for a unique balance between video game remixes and EDM that gets the dance floor thriving and the good vibes flowing. For Queen City Anime Con 2022, Tiny Waves will be bringing a stacked lineup of DJs spinning everything from K-Pop to EDM, Anime Music, Anisong, and Video Game Music & Remixes all night long! 

Baircave

Tiny Waves DJ

Baircave is an electronic music duo specializing in high energy, funky electro house. With vocals from Ellen and production from Nick, their DJ sets are always filled with high energy originals & remixes. As a long time Tiny Waves artist, Baircave is bringing the heat for their North Carolina debut!

Ben Briggs

Tiny Waves DJ

Ben Briggs is a full-time musician, entertainer, and DJ with over a decade of experience; widely known for remixing video game music. A co-owner of Tiny Waves and a veteran contributor to the chiptune & video game music scene, he has performed at numerous conventions worldwide including Otakon, MAGFest, ConBravo in Canada, and Minami Convention in Chile. Beloved for his electronic dance music with strong chiptune influence, he delivers a high-energy performance full of positive energy and LOTS of dancing. Dedicated to “making the fun happen”, Ben is ready to bring the heat for QCAC 2022!!

Groove Cube

Tiny Waves DJ

Groove Cube is creating. He has produced everything from video game remixes, dance floor bangers, and emotional pop songs. A Groove Cube DJ set will have insane bangers mixed with memes, video games, and anything else cool sounding. His 8+ years of experience as a wedding DJ means you are getting a clean harmonious mix with lots of attention to detail. Having played past events including MAGFest and Anime North Otakubaloo, Groove Cube is ready to party at Queen City Anime Con!

Hyper Potions

Tiny Waves DJ

Hyper Potions is an American electronic Composer and DJ duo composed of lan Tsuchiura and Kevin Villecco. Formed in 2014, they developed a signature sound that fuses their love for anime and video games with EDM. The two are notable for their contribution to the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, including that of Sonic Mania and the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. In addition, they have also composed tracks for games like League of Legends and Rocket League, and their music has been featured on Cartoon Network and Disney Channel.

Mega Flare

Tiny Waves DJ

Mega Flare is a veteran of digital music, with strong chiptune & VGM roots, oldschool electronica shuffle & breaks, and an unmistakable pop flavor. With millions of streams and successful releases across a multitude of labels, his DJ sets carry a consistent groove that sounds more like “master class” than “convention dance”.

Polykor

Tiny Waves DJ

Orlando based multi-instrumentalist, designer, and producer, PolyKor aims to blend the worlds of math rock and future bass into a homogenous medley. His intricate guitar riffs and scathing sound design redefines the future bass genre for modern audiences. 

As an A-List DJ and tastemaker, Polykor has garnered a following in the Orlando art scene. Through his management of the Tiny Waves record label he currenty holds multiple residences in the area catering to Orlando’s nightlife. This success has given birth to the infamous and exclusive Slept On art parties.

Triangle taiko

Cultural Guest

Triangle Taiko Triangle Taiko is an all-volunteer group based in Raleigh, NC dedicated to the exploration and performance of Taiko, traditional Japanese drum music. The group was founded in January 2002 as a club under the non-profit organization, The Nippon Club of the Triangle. Our primary purpose is to share the spirit of Taiko with the world.

cosplay wrestling federation

Improv Team

With shows spanning nation wide and performing at some of the largest conventions in the United States, the Cosplay Wrestling Federation is an event you can not miss out on! Known as the “Air Guitar of Pro Wrestling” team CWF is a traveling improv team dedicated in the art of bridging the gap of performance, cosplay, character work and professional wrestling. Get ready to cheer (and boo) your favorite characters and see who walks away champion!

Fashion guests

Kuroshiro Kawaii

Fashion Boutique

Kuroshiro Kawaii is a boutique from the Houston-area focusing on providing the community to quality Japanese fashion. They pride themselves on having real connections to brand owners and designers, including Japanese, indie, and self-care brands.

They are a LGBTQIA+ owned and run store with a collection of casual and elegant fashion that will help you express yourself however you are comfortable!

Pop Princess

J.fashion brand

Since its launch in 2011, J.fashion brand Pop Princess has strived to embody the pastel sweet and gothic coexisting within, each design lovingly handmade with thoughtful intention to ensure one feels as unique as they are: a work of art. The designer strives to uphold artisan values of slow fashion with thoughtful intention, creating inclusive designs for the LGBTQIA community and giving back to fight social injustice.

Socials: Instagram @ pop.princess.designs

Lulu VanHoagland

Fashion Artist

Lulu VanHoagland’s work focuses on mental health and emotional struggles. Eyes, tears, and detached body parts abound in an attempt to explain invisible pain in a visible space.

Socials: Instagram @luluvanhoagland

third impact anime

Podcasters and Panelists

Third Impact Anime is a podcast and panelist group based in the south-eastern US. Through their panels at cons and their bi-weekly podcast, they explore the artistry, history, and community of anime. They review modern anime, retro anime, and everything in between. Sometimes they interview cool people in the anime industry and fandom space. Their panels are best described as “edutainment” where you will laugh (hopefully), have fun, and learn something too. To learn more and to see their full QCAC 2022 panel schedule, visit thirdimpactanime.com

goblins & growlers

Professional Dungeon Masters and Podcasters

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.



Cosplay guests

Beku.Cos

Cosplayer

Beku is a veteran cosplayer who’s humble upbringing in Southern Louisiana instilled them with a healthy dose of hard work and an overly friendly, cheerful disposition.

Since their introduction to anime culture and cosplay in 2008, Beku has been living the cosplay lifestyle and loving every minute of it. Their early goals were making friends and becoming a better craftsman (and not much has changed.) Nowadays their focus consists of expanding gender representation with genderbend designs while promoting positivity and empowerment through costuming for all.

Outside of their cosplay life, Beku is a classically trained seamster and alum of LSU’s Apparel Design program, working as a freelance pattern maker/digitizer when they aren’t sewing up a storm! After proving their metal through a series of award winning cosplay and fashion design adventures, they took up judging cosplay contests as a way to share the knowledge they’ve picked up from over a decade of hard work.

Because their favorite part of cosplay is the ever learning and growing community, they hope to instill confidence and knowledge in all the new friends they look forward to making.

Remy Domino

Cosplayer

Remy Domino is an award winning cosplayer from New Orleans with over 17 years of cosplaying under her belt.

After attending her first con back in grade school and marveling at all her favorite characters coming to life she knew she could never attend a convention without a cosplay ever again! A promise to herself she has kept ever since.

Entirely self-taught, she started off with sewing back in 2005 and over the years she worked up to learning advanced techniques with a specific focus on the use of thermoplastics, foam and painting. Over time she gained the confidence to compete in cosplay contests with her creations and present panels on all she’s learned. Share the wealth!

Remy is always looking to learn something new and try out new materials, each character presenting a special challenge and a new opportunity. Her craftsmanship and creations have developed over the years into a cosplay style of her own as she continued to draw inspiration from comics, anime and video games. She especially enjoys genderbends and crossplay! This creative style of cosplaying has become her signature move!

When Remy’s not living the cosplay life or managing social media, she works as a practicing attorney (just like Daredevil!) Somehow she still finds time to do it all!

oppai princess

Cosplayer

The Oppai Princess is a black, queer Twitch streamer and cosplayer who has shaken up the industry with her outspoken realness in commentary and body positivity. Specializing in the horror and the RPG genre of video games, she creates an immersive experience for her viewers to escape. As a plus sized cosplayer, she showcases “fan service”, fantasy, video games, anime and original characters. Being a creator, The Oppai Princess is known for her quirky and boisterous personality she brings to her platform; with the notable series of playthroughs titled “Tryin’ and Dyin’” over a series of games as well as “Fan Fic Fridays”. No matter the game, laughs are had as well as a few screams in this streamers intense and raw broadcasts on Twitch.

yarn goddess cosplay

Cosplayer

Yarn Goddess Cosplay is an queer African-Caribbean cosplayer who’s taken crochet to a new level. ALL of their cosplays are crocheted by them. On top of being handy with a crochet hook, they’re an avid voice for Black issues in the cosplay community.


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