GUESTS

Voice Actors, Musicians, Historians, & More - Meet Our Amazing Guests!

Check Out Our Guest List for Setsucon 2023 Below!
-- Stay Tuned -- Guest List to be Announced Soon --

Aaron Dismuke

Voice Over Guest

Aaron Dismuke is an American voice actor, adaptive writer, and director who works primarily with Funimation Entertainment. He got his start voice acting at age 9, as Hiro Sohma in Fruits Basket, moving on to voice Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist by age 12. Since then, he’s voiced various roles including Senku Ishigami in Dr. StoneSuneater in My Hero AcademiaWilliam James Moriarty in Moriarty the PatriotLeonardo Watch in Blood Blockade BattlefrontVan Fanel in Escaflowne (2016)Oscar in RWBYReinhard in Legend of the Galactic HeroesYo Takami in Deadman WonderlandTwelve in Terror in ResonanceArslan in The Heroic Legend of Arslan, and Lucifer in The Devil is a Part-Timer. He has also worked as an assistant director for Ninja Slayer and Fairy Tail and director for Shomin Sample and Nanbaka. Additionally, he has been a part of the ADR writing teams that adapted scripts for Fairy TailNanbakaTokyo Ghoul, and Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory.

Fake Idol Project

Performance Guest

Fake Idol Project is a dance cover group with a focus on friendship! FIP was founded in 2019 as a way for a group of friends to perform together on a stage, and their journey so far has brought them not only more ways to perform, but an entirely new way to make friends! Fake Idol Project is particularly known for their boy idol group covers, from groups like IDOLiSH7, ŹOOĻ, and Quartet Night. However, they love doing any type of dance, and they’re excited to continue growing as a group and as performers!

On their social medias, you’ll be able to find dance covers from a ton of different artists and genres. They pride themselves on their versatility, and they always want to try new things. In addition to honing their dance skills, FIP also loves learning more craft skills! They use their covers as an excuse to learn new skills like animation, 3d modeling and printing, sewing techniques, set, costume, prop design, and anything else they might come up with. 

 

In 2022 and beyond, Fake Idol Project is looking forward to completing as many collaborations and live shows as they possibly can. The love they have for idols and performance carried them from their first performance in 2020, just weeks before COVID-19 lockdowns began, all the way until they ended – and they have no intention of slowing down! 

 

If you’re interested in supporting Fake Idol Project and becoming a Fake Fan, you can find them on most social medias @FakeIdolProject.

Pixel Pop Maid Cafe

Performance Guest


Need to restore your HP after a long day of roaming the dealers’ room? Come enjoy delicious refreshments, live performances, and interactive games with Pixel Pop Maid Cafe!
Inspired by the Japanese maid cafés of Akihabara, Pixel Pop adds a video game-themed twist to create a cafe where YOU are the Hero! Visit the cafe and receive “Power Ups” from our maids to recharge your mana before continuing on your convention adventure.

We look forward to meeting all of our new and returning Heroes at Setsucon!

Sarah Wiedenheft

Voice Over Guest

Sarah Wiedenheft is a voice actor who has provided her voice for anime, such as: Power from Chainsaw Man, Lord Zeno from Dragon Ball Super, Tohru from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Hina from Plunderer, Suika from Dr. Stone, Charmy from Black Clover, Saiko from Tokyo Ghoul:re, Lily from Zombieland Saga, Phos from Land of the Lustrous, Takagi from Karakai Jozu No Takagi-san, Aika from Shomin Sample, Claiomh from Sorcerous Stabber Orphen, Non from Keijo!!!!!!!!, Teresa from Tada Never Falls in Love, Pony from My Hero Academia, Azusa from Orange, Kiriha from Tsugumomo, Shera from How NOT To Summon A Demon Lord, Yuki from Interviews With Monster Girls, and Michella from Blood Blockade Battlefront.
She has also lent her voice in games, such as: Female Fanatic and Prisa in Borderlands 3, Celeste in Huniepop, Lailani in HunieCam Studio, Nissa in Pulong Insanity, Maria in Umineko: When They Cry, and Professor Mona in DreadOut 2.

Antipode

Performer & Panels Guest

Antipode is an eccentric dance group that has combined their love of otaku/nerd culture with their love of belly dancing to create a unique form of dance known as geek belly dancing. Antipode performs throughout the year at numerous conventions. They were founded in 2005 and have performed all over the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

The group is currently made up of three dancers: co-directors Ayla, the choreographer; and Merika, the costumer; and member Kaiya, our quirky propmaster. Though primarily the three, Antipode has had multiple guest dancers grace their shows.

Fusing the theatrics of acting with a mix of cosplay, pop-culture, and off-beat humor Antipode brings the audience not just dance, but full geek entertainment.

Charles Dunbar

Tabletop Gaming Guest
Charles Dunbar is a fan of many things, which anime and Japanese culture are but one (admittedly large) sphere. After discovering the medium through Dragonball Z in high school, he spent his formative college years indulging in giant robots, Pokemon, JRPGs, and Rurouni Kenshin, never expecting his coursework in cultural anthropology to ever intersect with his burgeoning fandom identity. This was only the first of many instances when the Universe decided to troll him for his obliviousness.
He’s been a guest lecturer at Katsucon, Ohayocon, Anime Boston, Otakon, AnimeNEXT, Anime North, and many other shows, often coming back year after year to both indulge his love of anime conventions and educate his fellow fans on all manner of mythology, Japanese sacred culture, fan culture, and whatever else grabs his interests.

Awesomus Prime

Concert Performer & Panels Guest
Awesomus Prime is the Rock Star convention Producer/DJ who doesn’t shy away from entertaining the nerdy masses. His music is dedicated to showcasing remixes and music inspired by your favorite video games, anime, and cartoons. He also spices things up with just a dash of chiptune for his geek infused tracks and performance. Don’t let your guard down around him though, you may catch a combo breaker of bass heavy  music to the face. Awesomus has been DJing the con circuit across the country quickly becoming a fan favorite and it’s easy to see why. He brings a highly energetic spirit to every set as he runs around dancing with fans, breaking it down and has been known to headbang the night away.He is also the CEO of the Anime and Gaming record label, Kawaii Kunai Music, which is dedicated to bringing you Nerdy Weeb Music for Nerdy Weebz. This Mech Warrior DJ is one artist you don’t want to miss!

You can follow Awesomus Prime on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch, Soundcloud, Mixcloud and Tik Tok @djawesomusprime #awesomusprime, Kawaii  Kunai Music on Instagram @kawaiikunaimusic & Twitter @kawaiikunaim.

GR3YS0N

Concert Performer & Panels Guest
#GamerNotAGangster #OtakuGang #GNAG
A unique artist to say the least, Brooklyn native now Bethlehem, PA resident GR3YS0N is blazing a trail in his own niche. Incorporating his passion for video games and anime he has developed a brand of music that goes over very well with a thus far untapped market. Uniting tech wiz’s with the culture of Hip Hop he has etched his name into the conversation of the Quaker State’s top acts. Performing for the past 5 years, GR3YS0N has shared the stage with notable MC’s and peers the likes of Devin hailey, Mickey Factz, Shiki tohno, Richie Branson & Mega Ran to name a few. His favorite artist of note is the super talented Royce Da 5’9″ and that influence certainly reveals itself in GR3YS0N’s penchant for pushing the envelope lyrically and composing outside of the box.
 
With his Gamer Not A Gangster motto, GR3YS0N is certainly acquiring fans and supporters one bar and performance at a time Not one to fear societal standards, GR3YS0N is a poster child for self esteem and individuality. Stay tuned as he continues to mark his mark

Heroes 4 Hire

Concert Performer & Panels Guest
Heroes 4 Hire is an American hip hop music duo from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group consists of Tray-Digga The Legendary Super Saiyan and Ray Riley Tha Shinigami respectively and are often backed-up by The Mech Warrior DJ, Awesome Prime. The Duo, Specializing in Nerdcore hip hop, are a hidden gem of the East Coast. Often a surprise to most crowds on first encounter, but an instant fan favorite of the tri-state music scene. They are best know for their animated and hardcore delivery in live performances, carefully crafted lyrics and nerdy references that will sucker punch you right out of the track! The Heroes have rocked the stage at many cons along the East Coast and Midwest. Heroes 4 Hire is one of the most enlightening additions to this era of music anyone has ever seen.

Follow Hereos 4 Hire on Twitter @heroes4hireh4h Instagram @heroes4hireofficial SoundCloud @heroes4hireofficial also check them out on Spotify!

Otaku Ongaku

Concert Performer & Panels Guest
Otaku Ongaku (オタク音楽) translates to Nerd Music! With over 1,000,000 streams on Spotify and climbing, anime cover band Otaku Ongaku has performed at conventions of all types and sizes! Playing LIVE fan favorite OSTs, you can pre-listen to their studio and internet covers and connect with them on social @otaku_ongaku

ThaGataNegrra

Concert Performer & Panels Guest
Imagine a Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes/Del Tha Funky Homosapien vocal delivery, and lyrics reminiscent of Janet, De La Soul, and Eminem, all slapped on a technicolour New Wave cosplay rave in Tokyo.

ThaGataNegrra is an alternative hip-hop artist who specializes in a funky start-stop delivery; her rhyme arsenal runs the gamut from danceable ear candy to mind-searing aggression. Her distinct flow, catgirl persona, and kawaii aesthetic not only earned GATA the designation of “NJ’s real-life Catwoman” by Indie Flava Magazine, but helped her make her own pawprint on the underground hip-hop scene and the con circuit. Armed with influences ranging from Golden Era hip-hop and punk to dance and new wave, the Newark Arts High School alumnus pounced through a few groups before landing on her feet and striking out on her own.

Lyric aficionados appreciate the range of life experiences in her songs; she vents them in an unexpectedly aggressive fashion that flies full in the face of her appearance. The Diosa AniManga/PunkRhymaTM writes from her gut, roaring her truth onto two full length projects for 3 Miles Entertainment.

GATA is a proud geek and otaku, and her performances highlight this by featuring cosplay and her own take on decora kei-meets- Afrofuturism style. Her “…in-your-face” “kawaii-hop” sound was included in the second and third seasons of the groundbreaking hit Hulu show “East Los High”.

DJ Kyon

Setsu Odori Performer
Growing up in New York City, DJ Kyon became a fan of all genres of music! His love for sound extends to Latin culture, Hip Hop, R&B and Electronic Dance Music (ie. G-House, Jungle Terror, Tribal). Kyon, also known for his cosplay couture, was first introduced to the profession by a DJ who soon became his mentor. DJ Kyon has accomplished more than your average disc jockey in the past 2 years under this guidance. He has performed in major night clubs in NYC such as Attic Rooftop, The DL, and Slate NY. DJ Kyon is now curating his own party experience with his co-company, Otakus With Attitude. 
 
Although, Kyon has took up the art of djing, he has also made an impact in the Cosplay community party scene. Establishing himself amongst household events such as SonicBoomBox, Mash Fest, Sexy Nerds to performing at conventions throughout the U.S., such as Otakon, Awesome Con, New York City Comic-Con and also Anime Expo. You name it, he’s played! Kyon continues to share his love for music with cosplayers around the world! 

n00neimp0rtant

Setsu Odori Performer
n00neimp0rtant (aka Rocco Jackal) is a drum & bass music DJ and producer hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, where he launched his DJing career at Anthrocon in 2016. Since then, he’s performed in 10 different cities across the United States at conventions from coast to coast. His signature blend of heavy basslines and heart-pounding beats with feel-good, funky, and soulful vibes arrive to the dancefloor in PA once again!

Silver Sheep

Convention Emcee

Mara “Silver Sheep” is a cosplayer, streamer, and graduate student. Setsucon was her first anime convention and she has continued to attended it since 2014. In 2017, she began emceeing for Setsucon and loves returning to her hometown con every year. When she isn’t cosplaying, Sheep streams a variety of games, studies LGBTQ+ focused Psychology, and hopes to enter a PhD program in the near future. You can find her online in most places under the handle SilverSh33p where she always loves talking about games with others!

Corwynte

Cosplay Judge

Corwynte is an award-winning competitive cosplayer, specializing in sewing and attention to replicating costume details. They first discovered cosplay in 2007, and have created a multitude of cosplays since returning to the hobby in 2018. A self-taught sewist, Corwynte loves learning new techniques and sharing their love of creating and teaching with the community through social media! Continually adding to their repertoire of skills, Corwynte has experience with sewing an array of fabrics, dyeing, foamsmithing, 3D modeling and printing, and more. They first attended Setsucon in 2019, and are thrilled to be back at Setsucon this year as a judge!

Minomotu

Cosplay Judge

Mino is a cosplayer, photographer, and artist who has been cosplaying since 2009, with Setsucon being one of their first conventions ever.

Risuruuu

Cosplay Judge

Risuruuu (She/her) is a long-time cosplayer, gamer, and Penn State alumnus from Erie, PA. Despite being from out of town, she considers Setsucon her “home” convention and looks forward to it every year. Focusing on craftsmanship, Risuruuu specializes in sewing and wig styling. Having cosplayed for over a decade, she has had the privilege of cosplaying for companies such as VIZ Media and Sentai Filmworks promoting some of her favorite anime series such as Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and No Game No Life. Outside of cosplay, she has recently picked up speedrunning some of her favorite games on Twitch and has also had the wonderful opportunity of showcasing those games in marathons such as Awesome Games Done Quick, Frame Fatales, and Midwest Speedfest. She is incredibly excited to be back for another fantastic year of Setsucon!

Twitter: http://twitter.com/risuruuu

Twitch: http://twitch.tv/risuruuu

Instagram: http://instagram.com/risuruuu

Riyuski

Cosplay Judge

Riyuski (or Crystal) is excited to be returning to Setsucon for another year! She has been cosplaying and going to cons since 2007 and still enjoys it greatly. She finds cosplaying as a great creative outlet and has introduced her to many amazing long term friends.

Zadra

Cosplay Judge

Zadra grew up in New York City and now resides in Elk County, Pennsylvania. She has been cosplaying for nearly 12 years and specializes in armor and props. Over the years, Zadra has won several craftsmanship awards, as well as judged cosplay contests at several conventions. In her spare time when she isn’t building a new costume, she likes to spend time playing with her ferrets, working out at the gym, and hoop dancing!