ChaiBee is an artist and cosplayer from Southern California. As a cosplayer, she aspires to teach others in the community, advocating that anyone can cosplay. She has won multiple awards for her costumes and performances, including a Master's award from Titan Con 2018, and Best Performance at Anime California 2018. As an artist, she hopes to work in animation, seeking employment with companies who enjoy new techniques and experimental animation. While she is just getting started in her artistic career, Chai is enthusiastic about her aspirations and helping others, don't hesitate to approach her with your questions!
Stephanie Nadolny has been singing and dancing since she was three years old. She is most known for her voice-over work as the roles of Kid Goku on the outrageously popular, Dragonball and Dragonball GT as well as Kid Gohan and East Kai in Dragonball Z, which appeared on Cartoon Network. In addition, she sang many of the English translated Japanese animated themes for Kiddy Grade, Case Closed and YuYu Hakusho. In 2011, Stephanie was sought out by a Los Angeles director to voice the lead character in a developmental cartoon project entitled "Lakewood Plaza Turbo". Later on, after a series of shorts were released, the show was renamed "OK K.O." of which Stephanie voiced "K.O." to appear on the downloadable game app as well as on Cartoon Network. In 2013, Stephanie was selected to voice the role of "Deb" in a new animated project called "Deb, the Mom", later renamed "The Adventures of Ryan Dufrates". She was most recently cast as the Crimson Crane in The Crimson Files, soon to be released by podcast. In addition, she was cast as Masi in a soon to be released animation project put together by Yoh Asakura in Florida. Stephanie appears at various US and overseas conventions and was thrilled to be a be a guest at the first Texas Latino Comic-Con in mid-2017. Her favorite part of her livelihood is meeting and greeting fans so come on by, say hello and get an autograph at the Ronin-Expo! She cannot wait to meet you!
Keltonfx. is a Makeup Artist, Fabricator and Illustrator based in Los Angeles, California. To date, he has done makeup for short films and Youtube videos for channels like Critical Role, Rocketjump, IGN and Smosh. He has also worked on music videos by artists including Kanye West and Rob Zombie.
At Blizzcon 2015 he won 4th place in the prestigious Costume Contest with his King of Blades costume.
He was the Key Makeup FX artist and Character concept designer on Jon Knautz's 'The Cleaning Lady'(2018). He also did makeup work for Henchmen Studios and Blizzard Entertainment for their Overwatch characters, Sombra and Doomfist as well as for the reveal of new character Moira at Blizzcon '17.
At Blizzcon 2018 he won 1st place as Overall Best in Show with his male Symmetra - "The Creator" Costume.
Tara Jayne Sands
Tara Jayne Sands has been the voice of over 50 characters in the original Pokémon series, including Bulbasaur, Richie, Jasmine, Oddish, and Tori. Her other roles include Biscuit in Hunter x Hunter, Mokuba in Yu-Gi-Oh, Kari in Digimon Adventure Tri, Circe in Generator Rex, Summer in Barbie: Life In The Dream House, Karla in Gundam Thunderbolt, Kombu Infinity in One Punch Man, Death 13/Mannish Boy in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Cynthia in Pokemon Generations, Anna in Shaman King, Young Ban and Luigi in Seven Deadly Sins, Kippie in Glitter Force Doki Doki, Tobisuke in Beyblade Burst, the voice of the Sadie and the plants on Netflix's Disjointed, Filia in Slayers, Young Jin in Anohana, Chase in Fighting Foodons, Spyler in I Spy, and many more. She has played roles in episodes of Celebrity Deathmatch, Sailor Moon, Shamanic Princess, Magic Knight Rayearth, Shopkins, Naruto, Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, DuRaRaRa!!, Geobreeders, Kirby: Right Back at Ya!One Piece, Sailor Moon Crystal, The Seven Deadly Sins, TV Funhouse, and Tiger and Bunny.
Tara has also voiced characters in a number of video games including Sonya in Fire Emblem Echoes and Fire Emblem Heroes, Genis Sage in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Masaru in Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, Jin in Dead Island, Leah in God Eater 2: Rage Burst, Bamo in Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth 3: V Generation, Pipotchi in Ape Excape 2, , Lily and Mayuri in Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale, Pria, Cersei, and Ferocious Illira in Skyforge. She has also had roles in “Avatar,” “Singularity,” “Final Fantasy,” and “Call of Juarez,” “Dishonored” among others.
Tara has numerous upcoming projects that are top secret that she cannot wait to share!
In addition, Tara has narrated over 150 audiobooks. For over 100 episodes, Tara was the on-camera host of the Cartoon Network show “Fridays.” There, Tara interviewed dozens of celebrities and had more on-camera food fights than she can possibly remember.
Formally known as Varentine, Chuupacabras is a professional Southern California cosplayer who started cosplaying back in 2011. From make-up artist and model to rock star and crossplaying, Chuupacabras is here to cheer you on and push you forward!
Check her out on Instagram.com/Chuupacabras
For many years Hiroshi Nagahama has been involved in the anime industry in various roles as a director, animator and writer in Japan. His work revolved around various famous titles such as Revolutionary Girl Utena, Mushi-Shi, Pokemon 5: The Movie, Big Windup!, School Rumble, Fruits Basket, Detroit Metal City, and his most recent project, The Reflection. Mr. Nagahama has had the honor & opportunity to work with Stan Lee as he took a roll as a Voice Actor in The Reflection project.
The Corps Dance Crew
The Corps Dance Crew is a professional company that brings anime and comics to life through dance. Coupling handmade cosplays with popular music, they incorporate multiple dance styles to give beloved characters and stories a new and exciting twist. This year they will proudly debut their first ever full length show at Ronin Expo! “ACROSS THE MULTIVERSE” will be an epic adventure through some of the most beloved anime over the years, with theatrical props, brand new cosplays, and a soundtrack that breathes new life into old favorites! For more information head to their website at www.thecorpsdancecrew.com