Featured Guests

Rainbow’s Maid Café
Maid Café
Rainbow’s Maid Café is a Japanese-inspired cafe for all ages hosted by adorable maids that are dedicated to entertaining and engaging with guests. We are so excited to be invited back to Nyancon for the fifth year! This year’s cafe will mix the convention’s RPG theme with the kawaii maids to bring you the perfect blend of fantasy and moe! Stop by Nyancon for food, games, dance performances and more!
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Brianna Knickerbocker
Voice Actress

Brianna is excited to announce she voices Rin in the highly anticipated Catherine Full Body. Other new announcements include Tuesday in Carole & Tuesday (now available on Netflix), Wiz in Konosuba, the adorable Filo in the popular anime The Rising of a Shield Hero, Claire in God Eater 3 (videogame) and Rita in the anime feature film Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative. She is known for voicing the one and only waifu of all waifus: Rem, in the English dub for the legendary anime Re:ZERO. In 2016, BTVA awarded her with Breakthrough Voice Actress of the Year (editor’s pick + people’s choice). Other well known roles include: Elaine (Seven Deadly Sins), Sakura, Ninian, Charlotte, and Est (Fire Emblem videogames Fates, Echoes, Heroes, Warriors), Dana (Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana) and Princess Rosa Cosette D’Elise in the AAA game, Ace Combat 7. Brianna loves singing as well and recently covered Rem’s song “Wishing”, just released. She’s also an all-around horror addict and currently producing her first horror short and a singer, producing her first album!

See her IMDB for more credits: http://www.imdb.me/briannaknickerbocker.

Jessica Calvello
Voice Actress

Jessica Calvello began her work in the anime industry with ADVfilms (now Sentai Filmworks/Seraphim Digital) back in 1995, with her first show being 3 BIG LINES in the TV Series Evangelion. Some of her recent work includes Attack on Titan (Hange Zoe), Pop Team Epic (Pipimi, Ep. 10a, Ginza Hostess Detectives!), Hitorijime My Hero (Megumi Setagawa), Hells (Rinne’s Mother), ARIA series (Aika), and a number of animated shorts from famed comic strip Cyanide & Happiness including: Dinner with the FolksGoing Down and the twisted Grandma in their new Freakpocalypse: The Cyanide & Happiness Adventure Game! Some of her earlier work includes iconic titles such as Excel Saga (Excel Excel, [V1-3]), Dragonhalf (Mink) and New Cutey Honey (Honey Kisaragi) in which she was personally cast by Go Nagai for the English dub. Jessica also recently returned to reprise her role as Honey in Cutie Honey Universe. If you’re into Cyberpunk, she’s narrating her first audiobook called Marlowe Kana (by award-winning author: Joe Peacock), and you can pretty much download it anywhere, so check it out! 🙂 marlowekana.com.

Make sure to check out her website at jessicacalvello.com!

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Casey Nichole Cosplay
Cosplay
Casey Nichole Cosplay is an award-winning cosplayer from Cleveland, Ohio. Casey started her cosplay journey in 2016, when she grabbed her hot glue gun and pieced together her first cosplay on the kitchen floor.  Her passion and skills grew over the years and has competed in multiple cosplay contests and received awards for her craftsmanship.  One of her greatest achievement was winning a trip to Blizzcon 2018 in Anaheim, CA for her Overwatch Mei Beekeeper cosplay.   Her mission is to encourage body positivity and educate others how to save money on cosplay; any body type can cosplay their favorite character and it does not have to break the bank as well!

Photo taken by: @alive_alf

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Ichigo Ro!
Music & Performance
Ichigo Ro! is a duo idol group from Ohio that brings fun and unique dance performances to conventions near you! Debuting in 2018, Ichigo Ro! works tirelessly to put on a great show for their audience. By the end of their performance, you’ll be full of energy too! Join the fun and watch dance performances of your favorite J-pop, K-pop, and anime songs; Ichigo Ro! invites you to their show at Nyancon!
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Tippsey Belouve
Featured Panelist
Tippsey Belouve is a seasoned panelist traveling all around Ohio to bring his shows of laughs and frights to new faces. Known as one creepy storyteller folks come to hear the tales he spins late at night and the jokes he tells throughout his shows He was glad to have his first break at Minicon, presenting odd games which are unbelievable till seen, such as Cho Aniki. Since then he has been going strong for eight years. Over the years the variety of panels has only grown as he does deep dive into rpg series, has folks read the very…’best’ fanfic, and more. When not visiting conventions for the weekend, he is a weekly streamer on Twitch as Tippsey_Belouve. Above all he is thankful of every fan and supporter he meets, and has made giving them a memorable and new experience each time his driving goal!
Byron "sarge" Pepper
Featured Panelist

Byron “Sarge” Pepper, emerged from the snowy banks of Michigan six years ago to give a set of panels at Colossalcon, breaking the mold to bring RPGs and Tabletop to the anime circuit. There was a lot of interest to begin with when he told the masses how to DM fairly with his first panel, and was quickly invited back for another year with how popular the panel was. Now, with 5 years under his belt, and a plethora of panels, he is ready to take other cons by storm and bring the good word of fun back to tabletop, but also to help make panels exciting again! Sarge is a veteran Dungeon Master of many campaigns, both playing and GMing, but also headed up a 150+ person living community centered around Shadowrun for 2 years as GM Head and Lore head. He’s streamed his games on Twitch and Youtube and just wants everyone to get along.

Ghost in Blue
Music Act

Ghost in Blue is a J-Rock cover band based out of Stow, OH. Making their second appearance at Nyancon, they hope to deliver a performance that will leave you saying “Oh man, I’m glad I saw that Blue Ghost thing!” Keep an ear open for some of your favorite anime tunes from Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto, Erased, and more! Stick around afterwards for fine dining and deep conversations while gazing deep into the stars… (Make sure to check out their new album, ANIMATE!)

Ghost in Blue is:

Sean Goodrich, Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Thomas O’Malley, Bass
Joe Studer, Lead Guitar
Jordan Solitro, Drums

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Florkofcows
Artist / Speaker

Florkofcows is a webcomic artist who started up in 2016 using the simple medium of Microsoft paint in order to show others they can make content as long as they have good ideas. Many popular memes have stemmed from his work including the “Hey man see that guy over there?” Meme in 2017.

You can find his comics at his website!

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Lady of Rohan
Cosplay

Linds, known as Lady of Rohan online, has been cosplaying at conventions since 2007, and modeling since 2012. As an avid gamer, she loves recreating outfits from her favorite series and getting into character. Her favorite genre is horror!

Her cosplay has been featured by Kotaku, as well as companies such as Capcom, Naughty Dog, and Bethesda. She also frequently participates with costumed events at Mentor Barnes and Noble. When not cosplaying or attending conventions, Linds can be found writing, Twitch-streaming,  cuddling with her cat, and creating unique jewelry pieces inspired by video games and nerd culture.

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