Our 2017 Guests
Let’s welcome Angelica Cosplay to Anime Fargo 2017!
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Angelica Cosplay has been working at her craft for over a decade. She first fell in love with the art of cosplay when she wore a homemade Kikyo cosplay, given to her by a friend, to Winnipeg’s local anime convention, Ai-Kon. Since then, she’s taken pride in making her very own costumes and attending various North American conventions, winning multiple awards for her craftsmanship.
Her costumes over the years have ranged from simple to elegant, including Sarah from Jim Henson’s The Labyrinth, Disney Princesses Anna, Elsa, and Belle, as well as Princess Serenity/ Sailor Moon. You can check out her costumes and what she’s up to at: https://www.facebook.com/Angelicacosplay/
Derek Stephen Prince
Derek Stephen Prince, aka Steve, has been in the voiceover industry 23 years. His career spans across such shows as Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers In Space, Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, Power Rangers Time Force & Power Rangers Wild Force; Digimon: Seasons 1-4 & 6 playing such favorites as Digimon Emperor, Veemon, Beelzamon, Impmon, Piedmon and most recently Jeremy, to name a few; Love, Hina where he played Keitaro; Bleach, where he played Uryu Ishida; and Nartuto, where he STILL plays Shino Aburame (my God, does this show not end???). Video games include the Kingdom Hearts series as Vexen, Odin Sphere as Oswald, and Operation Darkness as Adolf Hitler and Jack the Ripper. In his most recent anime, the DVD series of Kill La Kill, he played Guts the pug. Steve was in the original cartoon series of Lilo & Stich as Loki the shaved ice vendor, NFL Rush Zone – Guardians Unleashed as Jackson, the film Jungle Shuffle with Rob Schneider and Drake Bell as Louca the toucan, and the film Bling where he played the ring vendor, opposite Taylor Kitsch. Both movies are available through Redbox. “Steve” has a LOT of things in store for you with his panels, and can’t wait to see all of you at Anime Fargo!
Paul St. Peter
Paul St. Peter, twice nominated for BTVA awards, is a voice actor from Los Angeles whose many anime’ and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing), DYNASTY WARRIORS I-IV (Yuan Shao), DIGIMON (KOKOMON), ZETMAN (Sugito), MAJIN (Majin), and RESIDENT EVIL 5 (Swahili Zombie). Paul has comical voices too, from COWBOY BEBOP (Punch) to DIGIMON WARRIORS (Wormmon). Among his other game, anime, and feature anime credits are GURREN LAGAAN (Jorgun), THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (Mondego), MONSTER (Dr. Reichwein), PAPRIKA (Konakawa), LUPIN III The Secret of Mamo (Mamo), DURARARA (Higa), X-COM (Dr. Heinrich), BATTLE B-DAMON (Armada), DIABLO III (Demented Spirit), and DEFIANCE (Burgess). He has recently wrapped work on MONSTER STRIKE (Death Panda), DRAKENGARD 3 (Michael the Dragon), JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURES (Dire/Jack The Ripper/Wamuu), NARUTO 7: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (Kurama), THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS (Armor Giant), AJIN (Hirasawa), HEARTHSTONE (Igneous Giant), KILLER (Colonel Derick), and GODEATER II (various roles), and HAPPILY MARRIED (Saturo), a Japanese serial.
A versatile performer, Paul also sang for four seasons with the San Diego Opera Company, three seasons with The San Diego Civic Light Opera, and appeared in several productions at the Old Globe Theatre. In Los Angeles, Paul has acted on the stage at The Globe Playhouse, Richard Basehart Theatre, Palos Verdes Shakespeare on the Meadow, and has “gone on the road” with Nevada Shakespeare in the Park for eleven seasons.
As an instructor, he has taught speech, accents, dialects, phonetics, vocal production, and Shakespeare at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, California State University Los Angeles, San Diego State University, Los Angeles Broadcasting School, The Windward School, and is a speech and acting coach for Native Voices at The Autry, a Native American theatre company, and The Rogue Artists, a hyper-Theatre Company.
Paul’s TV appearances include work on NCIS, LAST MAN STANDING, RINGER, TIM AND ERIC’S AWESOME SHOW, JESSIE, LEGIT (FX) and the hilarious KEY AND PEELE (Comedy Central).
Photo credit: Neil Reinhold
U.K. Li & Joshua Adams of Cosplayer Nation
Cosplayer, Filmmaker, and Playboy-Swashbuckler: U.K. Li is executive producer of Cosplayer Nation, a feature length documentary on American cosplayers.
You must also address him as Mr. President, because he’s President of Cosplayer Nation LLC (its like a travel channel for cosplayers, promoting world peace). Jetsetting over 20 states, some notable interviews include talking to David Duchovny w/ Gillian Anderson while topless.
His current cosplay is President Frank Underwood from House of Cards. His longest sweat-ridden cosplay is Kei Kurono from Gantz. Furthermore he is extremely grateful to be at Anime Fargo 2017, spreading the word of Cosplayer Nation.
Cosplayer Nation has won 3 awards at Florida Supercon, New York Comic Con Superweek, and Tucson Comic Con. We appreciate your vote.
Joshua Adams, CEO and Founder of “Cosplayer Nation: The Documentary”, has worked in the media field since 2009 starting with hosting his own online radio program on CyberStationUSA.com called “The J Man Show”, which currently airs on Saturday mornings at 5am EST. Mr. Adams has been a long time fan of Anime and fond of all types of cartoons since he was a young kid back in the 1980’s. Mr. Adams has always felt cosplay to be a fascinating subject to do a documentary on, so he set out to do so with the help of U.K. Li (co-producer), and the Cosplayer Nation documentary was born in December 2010
The Kamikaze Snowmen have been making “music” and misusing quotation marks since 1993. Since their humble beginnings with a keyboard demo track and the improvisational prowess of a seventh grader, they’ve widened their musical abilities to create a live show that incorporates an acoustic guitar and a snare drum, as well as the improvisational prowess of a seventh grader.
In addition to performing to attractive and confused audiences, The Kamikaze Snowmen have found a niche “hosting” trivia nights, costume contests, and numerous other events for local Conventions and other fine institutions.
Ranging from folk to funk, from satire to silliness, The Kamikaze Snowmen will make you learn how to believe again without you even realizing it. Their performances have been described as “neo-post-modern vaudeville performance art” by a guy they met by the dumpsters, but however you describe it, you’re sure to have “fun” with The Kamikaze Snowmen!
We’re welcoming back DJ MagicHat to reign over our rave!
“Observe… DJ MagicHat is one of the most fearsome things that exist in this world: a software engineer… gone rogue. He’s also very open to cuddles!
The majestic DJ MagicHat can often be observed bobbing his head and moving his body in a social cue known as “rocking out” to any of a number of genres of music, including but not limited to rock, the blues, metal, and, of course, EDM. His natural habitat is the Convention, a strange ecosystem of scantily clad brethren, raves, 3D perler bead art, and spoilers everywhere you look. When Real Life isn’t tracking him down and forcing him to conform to its oppressive regime, he can be witnessed on the run, hiding out in crowded convention halls.
When the rare and elusive DJ MagicHat encounters other homo sapiens, his modus operandi is to ensure that he and those surrounding him are enjoying their lives as much as possible. To accomplish this, he will expose them to loud music, louder Hawaiian prints, and louder still shouts of “GREETINGS AND HALLUCINATIONS!”
When spinning music, he has been observed to bring good energy, excellent wubblytimes, a plethora of plushies, excessive amounts of glowsticks, and a love for his work and his audience. Ah, the wonders of the wild machinator profugus!
When DJ MagicHat ventures from his habitat, it is often to peruse other ecological environments such as Facebook (DJ MagicHat), Twitter (@MagicHatDJ), YouTube (DJ MagicHat), and Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/djmagichat).
His current goals are to unlock the full potential of his new Denon DJ MCX8000, have lots of fun, and to keep coming to conventions. All this will be accompanied by his mating ritual, which is largely comprised of funny voices and impressions, pulling ridiculous ideas out of nowhere, animatedly recounting stories, and telling people extensively what foods with which he can be bribed.
Other names that scholars and zoologists use to refer to the wild DJ MagicHat include Road Warrior, Campus Wizard, and That Guy Over There.
It is truly a fascinating creature!
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