Setsucon would like to welcome this year's special guests!
Antipode was originally founded in 2006. The eccentric dance group has combined their love of video game/nerd culture with their love of belly dancing to create a unique form of dance known as geeky bellydance. Antipode performs throughout the year at numerous conventions along the East Coast.
The group is primarily made up of four dancers. Co-directors Ayla, the choreographer, and Merika, the costumer, are joined by members Kaiya and Termariel. Though primarily the four, 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.
Photograph by J.Pecora Photography
Charles Dunbar is a fan of many things, of 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, Pokémon, 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 also been attending cons just as long, and has been a guest lecturer at Katsucon, Ohayocon, Colossalcon, Youmacon, Anime Boston, Otakon, Anime Next, 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 cultures, and whatever else grabs his interests. He is currently working on a series of short books based around his lectures, writing yōkai stories, and adapting his lectures for YouTube. You can read his ideas at www.studyofanime.com or via Facebook.com/StudyofAnime.
Brianna voices her dream role and her biggest role to date, Rem, in the English dub for the anime Re:ZERO. She also plays the dark and tormented Yuna in Netflix's Original Anime B: The Beginning. BTVA awarded her with Breakthrough Voice Actress of the Year (Editor's Pick + People's Choice) for 2016. Brianna is known for voicing princesses and characters you love and just want to protect, like Rem, Kirin (Asterisk War), Elaine (Seven Deadly Sins), Sakura (Fire Emblem Fates, Heroes, Warriors), and Dana (Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana). Besides acting, Brianna also loves singing. She covered Rem's song "Wishing", follow her on Instagram (@briannaknickerbocker) and Twitter (@briannanoellek) and YouTube (briannaknickerbockervo) to hear!
E. Jason Liebrecht
E. (Ernesto) Jason Liebrecht has been working as an actor & performing artist based in Austin, TX for over a decade. As a voice actor, he has voiced quite a range of characters; some favorites include (but are not limited to): Champa in Dragon Ball Super, Dabi in My Hero Academia, Beast Titan (& human) in Attack On Titan, Yato in Noragami, Suwa in Orange, Dr. John Watson in The Empire of Corpses, Souhei in Wolf Children, Musashi in Nanbaka, Mutsunokami in Touken Ranbu, Dr. John Watson in Empire of Corpses, Takizawa in Eden of the East, Hei/The Black Reaper in Darker Than Black, Principal Ench in Shin Chan, Lavi & Millenium Earl in D. Gray-man, Train in Black Cat, Luck in Baccano!, Syaoran in Tsubasa Chronicle & Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Jeice in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Rob Lucci in One Piece & Finnian in Black Butler.
In the realm of gaming, Jason can also be heard as Champa & Tapion in the DBZ game universe, Lo Wang in Shadow Warrior & Shadow Warrior 2, Mordecai in Borderlands 2 & Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Bane, Hawkman & Eclipso in DC Universe, & Abel in Street Fighter IV & Street Fighter X Tekken, among others.
Jason is also a long-time company member and collaborator with the Austin-based devised/experimental theatre company, the Rude Mechs, and has travelled extensively with their original productions. Highlights include the Lincoln Center commissioned piece, Stop Hitting Yourself, several collaborative development processes while in residence at Yale University (including The Method Gun and Now Now Oh Now), and most recently in Austin as the titular character in their profane adaptation, Fixing King John.
Additionally, he has a number of on-camera credits in independent projects and network television, including supporting roles in Richard Linklater's Waking Life, NBC's Revolution and Chase, John Ridley's American Crime, Rooster Teeth's Day 5, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, as well as the lead role in the indie feature Rearview Cataclysm.
Elizabeth Maxwell is an accomplished actress, award-winning voice over artist, and life-long lover of all things geek.
She made her debut in the dubbing world on the runaway hit anime series Attack on Titan (Ymir) and soon after took on the most recent incarnation of The Major in Ghost in the Shell: Arise (Motoko Kusanagi). Other popular anime titles include My Hero Academia (Midnight), Noragami (Bishamon), Fairy Tail (Jenny Realight), Soul Eater Not! (Shaula Gorgon), Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (Frances Midford), Overlord (Albedo), and Code Geass: Akito the Exiled (Ayano Kosaka).
Elizabeth has also lent her voice to a number of Rooster Teeth's most popular 2D shows, such as RWBY (Winter Schnee), Camp Camp (Nikki), Nomad of Nowhere (Skout), and Red vs. Blue (Agent Ohio). Other original animation titles include YouTubeRed's Kings of Atlantis (Anemone/Lennox), and LeSean Thomas's Cannon Busters (Casey Turnbuckle/Tiephoyd).
She has also worked extensively in games, most recently in Nintendo's highly lauded The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Urbosa/Riju). Other titles include Atlus's Persona 5 (Sae Niijima), Square Enix's The Secret of Mana (Scorpion Boss), Bandai Namco's Tales of Berseria (Grimoire), Warner Bros.' LEGO Marvel's Avengers (Jane Foster/Thor), Gearbox's Battleborn (Phoebe), and Capcom's Street Fighter V (Juli).
You can find Elizabeth's voice AND face on such TV shows as Criminal Minds, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, and Lost Tapes, and in the big screen psychological thriller A Perfect Getaway. She is also a regular fixture in the indie genre film world, with starring roles in such films as Virgin Cheerleaders in Chains, Hollow Scream, Little Woods, A Place of Madness, Tip Your Waitress, and Focus Puller. She recently guest starred alongside Vic Mignogna on the critically acclaimed, award-winning web series Star Trek Continues.
When she's not behind a camera or mic, Elizabeth enjoys super hero training (aka kickboxing and stunt fighting), watching John Carpenter and Miyazaki movies, reading fantasy novels, playing RPGs, and planning for the zombie apocalypse.
DJ Awesomus Prime
Awesomus Prime is the rising star convention DJ who doesn't shy away from entertaining the nerdy masses. With a set dedicated to showcasing remixes from your favorite video games, anime, and cartoons he spices things up with just a dash of chiptune for his geek infused performance. Awesomus has been DJing around the con circuit in the Tri-State area for only a few years but is 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. When he's not DJing your socks off, Awesomus also hosts Nerdy Trivia nights and is currently working on a graphic novel about he and his giant mech buddy defending the universe from a kaiju onslaught. This Mech Warrior DJ is one performance you don't want to miss. You can follow Awesomus Prime on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SoundCloud, and Mixcloud @djawesomusprime.
DJ Kenneth Rage
Kenneth Rage is a New York based DJ, cosplayer, producer, and songwriter specializing in video game inspired electronic dance music and ethnic drums. His passion for anime, video games, and EDM has created a breakthrough in his music career. His DJ sets are the embodiment of bridging the gap between popular music and nerd culture by creating a dance field that everyone thoroughly enjoys. Kenneth Rage gained his experience from playing at some of New York City's largest clubs such as Pacha, Webster Hall, Highline Ballroom, and Amazura. Kenneth Rage has been an influential DJ in the local New York cosplay scene, rocking out after-parties and cosplay themed events weekly for Sonic Boom Box, Sexy Nerds, Senpai Squad, and many more. He has now embarked on a new journey to curate his own line of events and redefining nerd culture nationwide as a co-founder of Otakus with Attitude.
His talent is not only limited to electronic dance; he is well versed in Open Format DJing which includes Hip-Hop, Latin, Raggae, Top 40, Soul, Disco, Funk, and 80s Freestyle. His versatility and eclectic range of music has given him a plethora of opportunity to become an omnipresence in the nightlife scene.
"A leader must be far enough to lead but close enough to relate." - Kenneth Rage