Special Guests (2020)

GeePM
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GeePM has been streaming for over 11 years now, jumping from platform to platform until he landed here on Twitch. Streaming is my passion and I hope to brighten up your day through them — Positive vibes worldwide!

Bryson Baugus
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Bryson Baugus is a voice actor, singer, and stage actor from Houston, Texas, and is known for his work as Pegasus Seiya in Saint Seiya (2019 CGI reboot & 1986 Netflix dub); Shoyo Hinata in Haikyu!!; Bell Cranel in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?; Minato Narumiya in Tsurune; Kaito Kirishima in Waiting in the Summer; Mitsuru in Darling in the FranXX; Takumi Aldini in Food Wars; Kimihito Kurusu in Monster Musume; Kanade Yuzuriha in Anonymous Noise; and many others.

In his free time, he likes to play video games live on Twitch (twitch.tv/baugusbryson) and create videos for YouTube (youtube.com/baugusbryson)! If you would like to keep up with what’s going on with Bryson, give him a Follow on Twitter @baugusbryson!

Dirk Manning
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DIRK MANNING is best known as the writer/creator of horror comic series such as the TALES OF MR. RHEE, NIGHTMARE WORLD, and LOVE STORIES (TO DIE FOR). Dirk is also the author of the ongoing inspirational column/book collection WRITE OR WRONG: A WRITER'S GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS. More of Dirk’s gripping and exciting stories can be read in comic titles such as HOPE, TWIZTID’S HAUNTED HIGH-ONS, and THE ADVENTURES OF CTHULHU JR. & DASTARDLY DIRK (Source Point Press), THE LEGEND OF OZ: THE WICKED WEST and URSA MINOR (Big Dog Ink), and LEGEND OF THE SHADERS (with The Harp Twins). Dirk has also had short stories in numerous anthologies, including Riley Rossmo’s DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (Image Comics) and more. Dirk has also written short films for the horror film anthology series BLACKBOX TV (YouTube Red) and prose stories the RPG series CLOCKWORK: DOMINION (Reliquary Game Studios) He has also quickly become one of the most groundbreaking and noteworthy comic creators on Kickstarter, with presales of over $250,000 and counting on the crowdfunding platform, setting new records for his publishers. Don't let Dirk’s penchant for writing horror comics and his tongue-in-cheek publicity photo with the black hat and scarf fool you, as he’s a very amicable and approachable creator who’s known as one of the “must visit” creators in Artist Alley across the convention circuit. Dirk always has copies of his work with him at his table – and book signings/photos are always free! Whether you’re a fan of emotionally engaging stories with great art or you’re an aspiring creator looking for advice regarding how to “break-in” to the comic industry, your experience at the convention won’t be complete without stopping by Dirk Manning’s table to chat with him and becoming familiar with his work. When not on the road Dirk lives on the Internet and can be found online at www.DirkManning.com as well as at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr @dirkmanning.

Ghost in Blue
Ghost in Blue

Ghost in Blue is a J-Rock cover band based in Kent, OH. Making their fourth year at Animarathon, they’ll be delivering a performance for you consisting of some of your favorite anime and video game songs! Featuring music from Seven Deadly Sins, Death Note, Naruto, and more!

Vista Vaia
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Vista Vaia is a costume designer, cosplayer, and seamstress based out of Ohio. Vista started sewing about 4 years ago and now runs a successful cosplay shop on Etsy. She not only designs cosplay costumes, but dance and theatre costumes as well. Her work has won multiple contests and has been published in a variety of magazines. When she’s not behind a sewing machine, Vista is on stage dancing or singing. For an introvert, she finds herself in the spotlight much more often than she ever thought.

Ota-Q
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Ota-Q Apparel is a Houston based, Harajuku inspired indie brand that focuses on making + cute clothing available for all sizes and gender identities! Based off the concept of mixing "otaku" and "cute", the brand specializes in cute, colorful styles from Menhera to Mahou Kei!

Kohei Hattori
Kohei Hattori

Kohei is a MC/IFA U.N International Ambassador Singer whos performed at Anime Conventions, Asian Festivals, and Music events around the US. He has performed at Popular Anime Conventions in the US such as Anime Expo LA, NYCC, Colossalcon East, and more!

Foxy Joy
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FoxyJoy is a freelance Illustrator/Cosplayer based in Ohio who's artstyle is known for being soft and pastel. In cosplay she also works with armor, props, and technical wig styling.