The producers of the live orchestra performance phenomenon Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY are proud to present another breathtaking FINAL FANTASY music experience. A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY presents music selected from the entire FINAL FANTASY catalogue, in fresh arrangements for small ensembles, giving the audience a surprisingly personal encounter with the beloved themes, characters, and settings. With input from Arnie Roth, Nobuo Uematsu, and other performers and composers associated with the games, A New World joins Distant Worlds as the only FINAL FANTASY concert tours officially licensed by renowned developer SQUARE ENIX. Featuring a new repertoire!
Wayne Neumaier is honored once again to be attending Momocon to share his experience with cosplay, robots, and rocket science! By day Wayne is a rocket propulsion and test engineer working on the next generation of space launch vehicles, but evenings and weekends he applies his skills in math, science, and engineering to push the limits on cosplay and robotics. Some of his well know creations include Mark Watney from The Martian, Subject Delta from Bioshock, and his three robots; Dalek Braun, R2-D2 Goddard, and BB-8 Weir. Wayne’s hope is that others learn from his work and are inspired to create their own projects and gain interest in not only, cosplay, but engineering and other S.T.E.A.M fields. Facebook and Instagram: @A7LProps
Adam Bryce Thomas is a comic artist currently working on IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog. Previously pencilling for Archie Comics' Sonic Universe, he most recently collaborated with Sega on promotional material for the upcoming video game Team Sonic Racing. In addition to drawing comics, Adam spends his free time expressing himself with watercolors and illustration.
Adriana Figueroa (adrisaurus) is a vocalist best known for her popular covers of gaming and animation-related songs on YouTube, where her videos have amassed upwards of 100 million views. In addition to her work online, she has provided vocals professionally for video games such as SMITE and various indie favourites, working with composers and collaborators internationally on a regular basis. When she isn’t singing her heart out in the studio, she enjoys petting dogs, eating macaroni and cheese, and crying over fictional characters for enjoyment.
Amy Chu is a popular comics writer and graphic novelist. She has worked for Marvel and DC writing well-known characters such as Deadpool, Ant-Man, Wonder Woman, and Poison Ivy. Her runs on the classic titles Green Hornet, Red Sonja, and Dejah Thoris: Princess of Mars were critically acclaimed and well received by fans. For rock and rap icons KISS and DMC, she created new universes and storylines inspired by their music. She has also written two children's graphic novels: Ana & the Cosmic Race, a space adventure published by Papercutz, and Sea Sirens, a mermaid tale from Viking Press available June, 2019. Amy was born in Boston and has lived in New York, California, Iowa and Hong Kong. She holds degrees from Wellesley College, MIT and Harvard University, and is a fan of coffee, whiskey, Lego, and women in STEM.
BeeNerdish, who is continually inspired by Pokémon, Sailor Moon, and all things magical, has been deeply immersed in sewing and nerd-craftsmanship since 2011. Born and raised in Georgia, she has always had a deep appreciation for costumes and the techniques behind their creation. This artist focuses on creating pieces to emphasize the passion and creativity of the cosplay community. Her small business celebrates imagination and personality, focusing on empowering cosplayers in any stage of their journey. Her plushies have sold internationally and have gained a wide following on many social-media platforms, garnering an awareness for the community she wholeheartedly supports. When she is not sewing, she is chomping down on pizza and dreaming of owls with cute glasses. Instagram: @beenerdish Twitter: @beenerdish Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beenerdish & https://www.facebook.com/BNerdy
BrainScratchComms is a group of guys who play videogames online for fun, nerd rage, and the occasional random thought. They'll play just about anything, from the ridiculously awesome to the hilariously bad. If you want to relive the days where you would play games with your siblings, hang out with these four.
Brenden Fletcher is a comic book writer whose current projects include MOTOR CRUSH and ISOLA for Image Comics and GHOST IN THE SHELL: GLOBAL NEURAL NETWORK for Kodansha. Previous work includes the New York Times best-selling BATGIRL OF BURNSIDE, the YA mystery/adventure series GOTHAM ACADEMY and Entertainment Weekly's "Best New Series" of 2015, BLACK CANARY, all for DC Comics. He contributed the acclaimed FLASH story to the Eisner and Harvey Award winning WEDNESDAY COMICS , co-created the POWER RANGERS: PINK mini-series for BOOM Studios and contributed to the ATTACK ON TITAN ANTHOLOGY for Kodansha. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and two cats. www.brendenfletcher.com
Caleb Hyles is a dynamic entertainer and YouTube cover artist, singing a bit of everything; from top 40 and hard rock to Broadway and anime. You can find all sorts of covers on his YouTube channel, which is going 850,000+ subscribers strong! He created his cover channel back in 2009 to share his goofy personality on Rockband with friends and family, but he never expected that working on his YouTube channel would turn into his career. Since his viral cover of "Let It Go" in 2014, Caleb has been recognized by the likes of Ryan Seacrest, Tyler Oakley, and DeeDee Magno Hall, along with many others in the entertainment industry. Since 2017, he has started a Twitch channel, "Peace Love and Gaming", sharing his passion for video-games, that he has also fostered from a young age. Be sure to check out his work on his website, YouTube, or Facebook!
Beloved the world over for voicing perhaps the most popular and recognized character in video game history, Charles Martinet is an American actor, best known for providing the voice of Mario, the titular character in Nintendo’s flagship video game franchise. Beyond the mustachioed plumber, Martinet also voices Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Toad, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi and a select few other characters from the same series. Not just limited to roles in Mario games, Martinet has also lent his voice to the boxers and the announcer in the Super NES title Super Punch-Out!!. He voiced the character Vigoro in SEGA's Dreamcast and Nintendo GameCube role-playing video game, Skies of Arcadia. He did the voice of Homunculus in the Konami PlayStation 2, Xbox and Windows game Shadow of Destiny, and provided voices for Reader Rabbit and The ClueFinders games. Charles will have a fee for autographs.
Going 1 Million subscribers strong and ever growing, the team at DAGames are widely known for their Influence in the Nerdcore music industry, their gameplay videos and their fan projects for franchises such as “Bendy and the Ink Machine”, “Five Nights At Freddy’s”, “Hello Neighbor” and “Cuphead”. The team will be around Momo Con and welcome everyone to come and say “Hey Buddy!”
Deedee is currently the voice of “Pearl” on Cartoon Network’s Emmy nominated series, Steven Universe & “Snuggs” the hedgehog in Doc McStuffins on the Disney Channel. Her theater credits include: “Kim” Miss Saigon (Broadway, 2nd US National Tour & Asian Tour), “Nessarose” Wicked (1st US National Tour), "Diana" Next To Normal (East West Players), If/Then (Broadway & US National Tour), “Mrs. Walker” The Who’s Tommy (East West Players), and more! Her TV & Film includes: Original cast of Disney Channel’s “New Mickey Mouse Club”, Third Watch, Dellaventura, Rear Window, Face, Sister Act 2. Recordings: 4 albums with Hollywood Record’s pop group, “The Party” (touring the US, Canada, Europe & Asia, opening up for Taylor Dayne, Hi 5, Color Me Badd & Vanilla Ice) & co-founder of mommy singing group, “Mama Bares”. Deedee will have a fee for autographs at MomoCon 2019, pricing TBA.
Grammy award winner singer/songwriter Estelle achieved mainstream success in the U.S. with her single “American Boy” featuring Kanye West. However, fans of Cartoon Network recognize her as the voice of Garnet, the leader of the Crystal Gems in the insanely popular Steven Universe series. Estelle’s influence on pop culture doesn’t stop there, though, with a long list of film and television credits including We Bear Bears (that’s her singing the theme song!) and Empire on FOX playing the character Delphine. www.EstelleDarlings.com Estelle will have a fee for autographs at MomoCon 2019, pricing TBA.
Jules Conroy, widely known for his YouTube channel FamilyJules, is an American guitarist who has arranged over one thousand video game songs into metal, classical, ska, and more over his 300+ video library of covers and medleys. Jules remains the most popular and watched exclusively video game guitar arranger on YouTube with 50 million views and over 300,000 subscribers. Jules also is responsible for the alternate metal album for the critically acclaimed indie megahit, Crypt of the Necrodancer which won countless awards including the 2016 Best Audio award in the Game Developers Conference Choice Awards. His guitar playing can also be heard in the original Binding of Isaac soundtrack, on the metal arrangement album for VVVVVV, and in the best selling guitar VST, Shreddage SRP by Impact Soundworks. Jules continues to put out regular weekly videos on his YouTube channel arranging the best video game music for metal guitar and more.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Gaku Space decided to forgo a baseball career to pursue his passion for acting. Relocating to Los Angeles, he studied acting and became an advanced martial artist in Filipino Kali and Japanese sword fighting. In 2014, he landed a lead role in the live-action series Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist by Capcom as Goki. He's now best known for his work as Genji from Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch. His other voiceover work includes X-Men: Destiny, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows and Heroes of the Storm. His TV credits include Westworld, How I Met Your Mother, and Shake It Up. Gaku Space will have a fee for autographs at MomoCon 2019, pricing TBA.
Greg Burnham is a Children’s Book Author, and Co-creator/writer of Tuskegee Heirs. His passion for history is only matched by his fire to inspire children to reach higher heights. By day, Greg works in finance, coaches basketball and raises his two children. By night, he, along with Marcus Williams form the duo that has brought Tuskegee Heirs to life. Find Greg on Social Media at: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.
Kamikaze is an award winning scifi comic forged from equal parts passion, talent, and geekery. The story follows a young courier desperate for a better life who collides with a mysterious covert operation when a critical mission is blown. Inspired by a deep appreciation for animation, character driven storylines and rich world building the series is an ongoing action-packed tale with an intimate dramatic heart. It's three creators, Alan & Carrie Tupper and Havana Nguyen work every week to bring their vision to life one over-ambitious page at a time.
Keith Silverstein is a veteran voice actor with an impressive and diverse list of credits. He’s the voice of Torbjörn in the smash hit game Overwatch, Hisoka on Hunter x Hunter, Hawk Moth on the fan favorite Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, Dr. Wily in Megaman 11, Hammerhead in Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4, and Keith recently joined the cast of My Hero Academia: Two Heroes as mega- baddie Wolfram! He can also be heard as Monspiet in Seven Deadly Sins, Omar in Telltale Game’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season, and Vector the Crocodile in the Sonic The Hedgehog franchise. Resident Evil fans know him as HUNK. Soul Calibur fans will recognize him as Zasalamel, and to fans of Persona 5 he’s the villainous Masayoshi Shido. Other notable credits include: Arséne Lupin III in Jigen’s Gravestone, Kirby O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Speedwagon in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. Keith will provide the first autograph free in official MomoCon autograph sessions, and additionally will have other autograph and merchandise opportunities during the weekend.
Luci Christian is a professional actor living in Houston, Texas. Internationally known for her voice work, her career also spans stage, television, radio, industrial, and anything else she can book. Notable anime roles include Ren in Made in Abyss, Ochaco in My Hero Academia, Honey in Ouran Host Club, Kaname in the Full Metal Panic! Series, Psiren and Wrath in Fullmetal Alchemist, Nami in One Piece, Kyuta in The Boy and the Beast, Lenalee in D. Grayman, Asuna in Negima, Alois in Black Butler, Tenma in School Rumble, Rico in Gunslinger Girl, Ophelia in Claymore, Makina in Shikabane Hime, Birdy in Birdy the Mighty:Decode, the Narrator in Kamisama Kiss, Hungary in Hetalia, and Yuki in Food Wars, Chihaya in Chihayafuru, Carmen in Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars, Hestia in DanMachi, Satomi Murano in Parasyte: The Maxim, Deunan in Appleseed, Elsie in the World God Only Knows, Kelly in Halo Legends, Mirai Onozawa in Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, Nagisa in Clannad, Ringo in Air Gear, Mako in Nerima Daikon Brothers, Milia Fallyna in Macross, Haruko in Air, Risa in D.N. Angel, Tetsu in Peace Maker Kurogane, Duck/Tutu in Princess Tutu, Jinpei in Gatchaman and Paiman in Gatchaman Crowds, Sasshi in Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, and Yukari in Azumanga Daioh. She @lucilovesmic on Twitter and can be found online at www.lucichristian.com. Luci will be providing the first autograph free at MomoCon 2019.
Your friendly neighborhood artist, Marcus is an American Illustrator and currently the creator and artist behind comic projects Tuskegee Heirs and Super Natural. Stationed in Atlanta, Ga, he spends most of his time toiling away late nights on everything from illustrating children’s books, comic art, to random character commissions and more. A proud father of two, he somehow manages to steal enough time to create loads of artwork and check homework. Follow him on his Website.
Michaela Dietz is a Korean-American performer and voice over actress whose credits include: Steven Universe (Amethyst), Mighty Magiswords (Danelda), Barney & Friends (Riff), Grand Theft Auto V, Lego Dimensions (Chunk), and Krampus (Cherub). Michaela will have a fee for autographs at MomoCon 2019, pricing TBA.
Monica Rial is best known as Bulma from Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Super, and the recent movies. She has been working in the anime industry for almost 20 years and she is currently listed as the most prolific anime voice actor in the USA. She has lent her voice to over 500 anime including: Black Butler, Deadman Wonderland, Fairy Tail, Fullmetal Alchemist, Hello Kitty, Hetalia, Michiko & Hatchin, My Hero Academia, One Piece, Ouran High School Host Club, Panty and Stocking, Saga of Tanya the Evil, Soul Eater, Yuri!!! on Ice, and many more. She voiced Jubilee on Aqua Teen Hunger Force and has also appeared in several video games including Tales of Berseria, Fire Emblem Echoes, Ms. & Splosion Man, Angry Birds 2, Monster Tale, Tribes Ascend, Gunstringer, Smite, Borderlands 2, Borderlands the Pre-Sequel, Dungeon Boss, and Orcs Must Die! Monica will have a fee for autographs, TBA.
Creepy Pasta is the new Urban Legend. These stories of terror and dread spring from the minds of many talented people around the internet and are compiled into free to listen audiobooks by one specific voice. MrCreepyPasta, Horror Storytelling Podcast and Youtuber, is a well known voice for such famous horror stories such as Jeff the Killer, Tales from the Gas Station and Borrasca. He started 7 year ago and over that time has becoming a staple in the YouTube community and in the horror genre with over 1.2 Million Subscribers. Since then he has moved into VA voice acting. MrCreepyPasta has produced 2 Creepy Pasta Collection Anthologies that have broken the top 50 Horror Anthologies on amazon and The CreepyPasta Comic Book. Photo by Affliction Media Productions.
A piano live concert with a dark twist. For years Myuu created piano versions of Silent Hill, Kingdom Hearts, Death Note, Final Fantasy, Elfen Lied and many more videogame and anime OSTs. On his YouTube channel he writes original dark music for popular YouTube horror communities. If you ever watched a Creepypasta, True Scary Story or an “Exploring with…” Abandoned Places video, you probably heard one of his compositions in the background of these videos. His channel has over 250,000 subscribers, with collaborations totalling over 385 million views.
At the age of 14, Nathan Sharp had already been alive for 14 years. Now, at the age of 29, he’s more than doubled that with a 95% chance to reach 30 within the next year. His career as a YouTube musician took off when he created video game parodies, most of which he has removed because he wants to be regarded as a “serious musician” (whatever that means). Since then, he has released 2 original albums (Sandcastle Kingdoms and Paid In Exposure), both of which have charted on Billboard and iTunes. He’s pretty stoked on that. In 2016, someone made the mistake of letting this guy voice in anime and since then he has voiced in a staggering HANDFUL of shows and video games such as (but not limited to) Yoshichika in Luck & Logic, Craig in Dream Daddy, Damien in Monster Prom, Marcel in Attack on Titan, Bolo in Shantae: Half Genie Hero and Gapri in Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry.
OR3O is a youtube creator that is not your typical cookie. For the past year, she has made nerdcore songs such as "All eyes on me", "Doki Doki Forever", "Meow (にゃー)" and proudly "broKi BrOkI fOreVEr". She has also been noticed by senpais and contributed to other songs such as "Basics in Behavior" by The Living Tombstone and "Just Monika" by Random Encounters. But overall, she is just an average nerdy teen who is obsessed with memes, anime, and games.
Rico Renzi is an artist and designer from Washington D.C.. His work has appeared in WIRED and Fast Company Magazines, and various publications from D.C., Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, Scholastic, Boom Studios, Oni Press and IDW. He's best known for coloring the first 40 issues of Spider-Gwen and co-designing Gwenom. Currently he's working on comic books Goddess Mode, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, and Bitter Root. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and daughter who mostly support his habit of designing and wearing silly t-shirts. nolongermint.com
Robert Wilson IV is a comic artist and illustrator currently living in Dallas, TX. He is the co-creator and artist of HEARTTHROB at Oni Press with writer Christopher Sebela and colorist Nick Filardi. He also co-created KNUCKLEHEADS at IDW / Monkeybrain with Brian Winkeler and LIKE A VIRUS with Ken Lowery. Additionally, he was the artist for BITCH PLANET #3. He is also active in the poster community making concert posters for bands such as THE MOUNTAIN GOATS, DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979, KINGS OF LEON, and THE SWORD, among others.
Spat Oktan of SpatCave Studios is a Special Effects Makeup Artist, Costume and Prop Maker and general Ne’er Do Well who is well known both in the Indie/Low Budget film circles, as well as the Sci-Fi/Comic Con world. He has worked on many films over the years, including: Hard Rock (w/ Michael Wright); Bullets Over Brownsville; Trenches (w/ Daz Crawford); Last Day of Summer (w/ DJ Qualls and William Sadler); Serial (w/ Lauren Valez); Bad Kids Go To Hell (w/ Ben Browder and Judd Nelson), and its sequel – “Bad Kids of Crestview Academy” starring Gina Gershon, Drake Bell and Sean Astin. Be sure to check out his work in the upcoming Sci-Fi film, Assassin 33AD! His costuming work has also appeared in the Aliens: Colonial Marines video game (in which he also appears as a character), in the AvP Universal Studios attraction, and recently in a 4 page spread for Cosplay Culture magazine. He was also the lead makeup artist for The Walking Dead Experience in Atlanta. Tales of his on-set and convention antics are well documented at his website: spatcave.com, and his Facebook page – http://Facebook.com/spatcavestudios
TaLynn Kel is a published essayist, educator, and cosplayer. She uses her enjoyment of cosplay to examine social and structural issues of American culture through the lens of pop-culture fandom. Having been an active participant in the cosplay community for thirteen years, TaLynn has a unique perspective, especially as a fat, Black, woman and has been featured on NBC for her approach to the art. She has also been interviewed by outlets such as The Mary Sue, Rolling Out Magazine, Brit & Co, and Ravishly. You can follow TaLynn Kel's work at talynnkel.com or on social media under @TaLynnKel.
Jerod Collins is a Professional Drummer, Entertainer and Twitch Streamer rolled into one Energetic and Explosive package! Getting his start playing random suggestions given by his chat 3 years ago, He has since built a following of 180,000 Strong on Twitch and 250,000 on Youtube. He plays to literally anything... From Anime Themes, Rock Music, Electronic Tracks and Videogame Soundtracks, there is always something new (and sometimes unheard of before) being covered in his channel Live! It's Not just about the music though... The8BitDrummer Community has been built on Positive Vibes, Charity and having the best time possible! Come Join in on the fun Live 5 days a week at Twitch.tv/the8bitdrummer!
Tony Anselmo is an American voice actor and animator who has worked at Walt Disney Animation Studios since 1980 and has been the voice of Donald Duck since 1985, succeeding Clarence Nash, who trained him for the role during the last 3 years of his life. Tony will have a fee for autographs at MomoCon 2019, pricing TBA.
Zach Callison is an American music artist, actor, voice actor and content creator from Los Angeles, CA best known for his work as Steven in Cartoon Network's Steven Universe as well as Chuck in Amazon Studios' Just Add Magic. www.ZachCallison.com Zach will have a fee for autographs at MomoCon 2019, pricing TBA.