Here it is folks! It's our first round of guest announcements!
We are happy to welcome back Aki Glancy, an American Vocaloid, UTAU Producer, and designer and Illustrator of the Celtic Pop Vocaloid “AVANNA”, back to ETSU-Con this year. Check out her work on her YouTube Channel: https://goo.gl/kLR0AV
Next, we have Csenge Zalka, author of "Tales of Superhuman Powers: 55 Traditional Stories from Around the World" (which you can buy here:http://goo.gl/5VLL7L ) and has a Storytelling Master's Degree from East Tennessee State University. Csenge recently announced that she is publishing a collection of Hungarian Folktales, and we are excited to have her as a guest!
We are also excited to announce that voice actress Colleen Clinkbeard will be at ETSU-Con 2016! Maybe you know her from Fullmetal Alchemist as Riza Hawkeye. Perhaps you know know her as Yuko Ichihara from xxxHolic, but you will definitely know her as Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece (which is really great if you got One Piece merch signed at Yama-Con)!
Another exciting addition to ETSU-Con is Jeremy Clark, currently an inker who has been able to work on various comic projects for multiple publishers in the last few years, having publication credits on the series “If.. Powers,” “Light-Earth,” “Gin-Ryu,” “Zombie Tramp,” “Gallant,” “Anthology of Nightmares & Dreams,” as well as collaborative ink work for the graphic novel “Earth AZ.” He also works regularly with other studio pencilers on conceptual art designs and exclusive print layouts for conventions. While his primary role in the comic industry is that of an inker, he has penciled/inked cover work for No Gravity Studios, RIA Comics and Gin-Ryu which is currently featured on Amazon Books.
Another exciting addition to ETSU-Con is Cosplay Kasterborous is a (mainly) Doctor Who themed group. They bring a to-spec TARDIS and Dalek based on the design from the Classic Doctor Who episode Destiny of the Daleks to conventions. They also bring very accurate costumes from the show and interact with con-goers as the character they are portraying, as well as give several panels based in multiple genres, not exclusively Doctor Who.
We are very happy to have Andre Meadows of
Black Nerd Comedy
back again for ETSU-Con 2016. Last year, Andre came to ETSU-Con to talk about what it’s like to run a YouTube channel and discussed certain topics relating to 80′s and 90′s geek nostalgia.
Andre posts new videos every week on his YouTube channel which covers a wide variety of subjects within Nerd and Geek Culture. Within the past year, Andre has been involved in many other projects, including being a commentator for the Nintendo World Championships, co-hosting for Diseny XD’s Clash of Karts , and is currently hosting Mega Movie Get-Together , a show on Screen Junkies Plus .
Adam Harrington is an American Voice Actor known for his work in various video games. Most notably, Adam provides the voice of Bigby Wolf in The Wolf Among Us , a performance that earned him a BAFTA nomination for “Best Performer.” Adam has also provided voice work in other Telltale Games productions like Tales of Monkey Island, Puzzle Agent, Tales from the Borderlands, and The Walking Dead, as well as lending his voice to various characters in other video games such as League of Legends and Rift .
Jennifer Hale is a Canadian-American Actress best known for her voice over work in various cartoons and video games. You may recognize her voice work in cartoons like Totally Spies, Codename: Kids Next Door, Power Puff Girls, and Avatar: The Last Airbender, as well as video games like Mass Effect, Metal Gear Solid, Bioshock Infinite, Broken Age, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and the Halo Series
In 2013, she was named the most prolific videogame voice actress by Guinnesss World Records, and we are so excited to have her be one of our guests at ETSU-Con 2016.
Maryam Awan is the co-creator and author (writing under the pseudonym Paige Hartman) of the graphic novel and animated series Blades of Hope . She continues her work as a therapist (with a MA degree in Community Agency and School Counseling) by focusing extensively on children and young adults serving them as a counselor and art teacher in an independent school setting.
Additionally, Awan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Animation from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She is the current art director, designer, illustrator and layout designer of Jabal Entertainment LLC. Given her background, it is no surprise that her creative work targets young adults and teens. In her spare time, Awan enjoys Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and breaking concrete bricks with her forearm via martial arts.
Last, but certainly not least, this year we are bringing you guys a unique group of professional cosplayers! The group is composed of BattleCat cosplay, The Real Redneck Geek and Laura Cupcake Cosplay! Battlecat Cosplay was featured on Season 2 of Days Til DragonCon. A twelve week web-series about preparing cosplays for Dragoncon 2015. The Real Redneck Geek won Southern Cospitality's Prop Maker of the Year for 2013. Also Laura Cupcake Cosplay won 3rd place in cosplay at the Nashville expo! They will be holding panels at the con as well as handing out free autographed prints!
All of these guests and more will be at #ETSUCON2016! Get hyped and stay up to date with the latest announcements by following us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram!