Below is our announced guest lineup for 2017!
Check back regularly for more guest announcements throughout the year! Click on a guest's image to read thier full bio.
Mastering both the dynamic and lively beats of a Matsuri and refreshing sounds inspired by nature, AUN&HIDE’s music is bound to reach your heart and purify your soul.
Ei Aoki is an animation director. Since his directorial debut in 2004, Aoki has worked on many critically acclaimed titles such as “Ga-Rei: Zero”, “the Garden of Sinners”, and “Fate/Zero”.
Sandy is known for voicing the Queen of Cartoons - Betty Boop, but she is also well know for many Anime roles. She is currently voicing Chibiusa and Black Lady in the new Viz Media Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal Series.
She can be heard in various roles in anime including "GeGeGe no Kitaro", "Urusei Yatsura", "Legend of the Galactic Heroes", and "Be-Bop High School".
Kuniko Kanawa is a certified Kimono consultant, Kimono model, founder of Washington D.C. Kimono Club, Edo Tsumami Kanzashi artisan, and also a certified Shinto priestess.
Over the last 20 years Lex has been in over five hundred Original Animation episodes, Anime series, and Video Games and has played a wide assortment of fan favorites throughout his career.
Maruyama was involved in the establishment of MADHOUSE in 1972. Since then, he has nurtured talents such as Tetsuro Araki, Atsuko Ishizuka and the late Satoshi Kon.
As a young and hungry animator, Hidenori Matsubara worked as an in-betweener on the Project A-Ko movies. From there, he served as an animator on "Bubblegum Crisis" and "Gunbuster".
Jamie has been a voice actor for nearly 20 years and known for roles in Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX & 5Ds, One Piece and more.
Vic has been in more than three hundred animated series and video games! Vic works regularly writing, producing and directing video and film productions of all kinds.
Stephanie looks forward to meeting everyone at the convention. She hopes to create amazing fun new memories and inspire people to be the best version of themselves they can be.
He has worked on various famous shows including Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Dragonball Z, Sailor Moon, Yu Yu Hakusho, Macross 7, Inuyasha, and Naruto.
He joined SUNRISE to help with the production of Fang of the Sun Dougram as a part-timer before working his way to becoming a full time producer.
Stella Chuu is a cosplayer from Los Angeles and New York. She makes brilliantly detailed costumes, travels to conventions around the world, and works to promote geek culture.
Project BECK, a tribute band for the anime series "BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad," combines the talents of six friends, including voice actor Greg Ayres.
Portland’s The Slants are the first and only all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. They offer up catchy dance beats, strong hooks, and a bombastic live show that is “not to be missed.”