2022 Guests

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Lynea D'Aprix is a the star of the forthcoming feature film, "Ghost Camp" - AND an award-winning model, makeup artist, photographer, and co-founder of the Salt City Dance Festival... among other things. She also has a book in the works about how to grow and maintain a titanic fanbase on TikTok, and make it profitable.

Meet her and ask how she does it all!

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Panda Redd is a rising star best known for his skits and analysis based on DC and Marvel Comics. He has gathered nearly 1 million followers on Tiktok, with his distinctive blend of humor and intelligence. Follow him there @thepandaredd - and meet him here in June!

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Joe Belcastro is a retired WWE head writer, retired journalist, and with the publication of his creative opus "DomiNature", a current novelist. He'll be joining us to talk about creative writing, story development, and what it's like to chase multiple dreams, one after another. If you ask nicely, he might even sign a copy of his book.

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Matt Flint:

An illustrator swiftly taking the comics world by storm, he's been a guest artist or exhibitor at numerous events recently, and has been lining up quite the array of publication credits besides. He's created a unique, limited edition piece for Nococon that will feature in the VIP goodie bag, and he'll be judging the illustration art contest, among other things.  

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Willie's Paint N Print:

We are pleased to announce that Willie's Paint and Print will be coming to Nococon! While this artist has amassed a following on Tik Tok, his specialty is anything to do with 3d printing. He will be setting up a great display, while also teaching anyone who wants to know about 3d printing how he does it. We also have it on good authority that he is bringing some of his creations from 3d printing, and they are going to be spectacular!

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Dean Lyon:

A VFX master who has brought the impossible to life in films including Lord of the Rings, Armageddon, Avatar, and more.

Most recently, Dean has relocated to Syracuse, New York to help lead a locally based content creation studio, Five Peaks Animation, headquartered at WCNY-PBS. Dean’s mission is to launch the Animate BootCamp to identify local talent, mentor, and coach them for a career in his vision of the emerging CNY animation and visual effects industry.

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The Bard of TikTok:

Known for live action recreations of D&D misadventures (as well as fancy dances), Kurt Stridinger has quickly become known as "the Bard of Tik Tok", whose infectious positivity is loved by a quarter million followers! His mission is to get more people into the world of Dungeons and Dragons, for which he has run campaigns for more than a decade! You can check him out on Tik Tok or his new show: Diceburgh, streaming on Twitch and Youtube!

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CATIEOSAURUS: This amazing person has 1.4 million followers on Tik Tok, and specializes in talking about nerds and neurodivergence. She is an ADHD educator and advocate, loves coffee, and has been a part of several cons bringing her brand of humor, enthusiasm, and education to a very wide audience.

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ERIK GUDE: Known for his crafting challenge videos, as well as being half of the Infinite Quest show and a TikTok & podcast personality in his own right, Erik will be joining Catie at Nococon. Mischief will undoubtedly ensue.

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Leah Clark is an American voice actor and Funimation Staff Script writer.

 

Recently/Currently she can be heard in My Hero Academia (Himiko Toga); Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season II (Kobayashi); How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Season II (Sylvie); Fruits Basket (Megumi); Wondering Witch (Sheila); and Dragonball Super (Ogma)

 

Memorable titles and roles include Soul Eater (Blair); Fairy Tail/Fairy Tail Zero (Mavis); Dragonball GT (Maron); Pokémon the Movie: Black - Victini and Reshiram (Carlita) and Pokémon the Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom (Carlita); One Piece (Coby/Miss Doublefinger); HighSchool DXD Hero (Asia); Darling in the Franxx (Ikuno); Murmur (Future Diary); How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord (Sylvie); Baka and Test (Minami); Assassination Classroom (Kanzaki); Yuri On Ice (Mari); Nichijou-My Ordinary Life (Mio); Rosario + Vampire (Ruby); How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift (Tachibana, and script writer); Negima (Nodoka); Eden Of This East (Saki); Deadman Wonderland (Minatsuki/Hummingbird); Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA (Aria); Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa (Noah); A Certain Magical Index (Frenda); Sargent Frog (Fuyuki); Suzuka (Suzuka);

 

Along with regular voice work at Funimation, her voice can also be heard on industrial commercials and video games such as Smite, My Hero Academia, and Borderlands II.

 

As a staff ADR script writer at FUNimation; Her most recent projects include SK8 the Infinity; Toilet Bound Hanako; Plunderer; How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift; Ensemble Stars; RobiHatchi; How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord; Space Battleship Tiramisu; Chio’s School Road; A Certain Magical Index III, and Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka. Other favorite scripts are Panty and Stocking, Suzuka, Peach Girl, Baka and Test, Sasami: Magical Girl Club, B Gata H Kei - Yamada’s First Time; and Strike Witches.

 

Leah studied music theatre at Circle in the Square in New York City. She is madly in love with her family which include a gorgeous husband, two remarkable brilliant children, and three of the world’s most adorable and manipulative dogs.

 

Follow Leah on Twitter and Instagram @leahclarkVA; leahclarkva.com; youtube.com/laureandclark

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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 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 Dragon Ball Super (Caulifla/Kefla), My Hero Academia (Midnight), Overlord (Albedo), Noragami (Bishamon), and Fruits Basket (Arisa Uotani), among many others. Elizabeth has also lent her voice to a number of Rooster Teeth’s most popular 2D shows, such as RWBY (Winter Schnee) and Camp Camp (Nikki). She has also worked extensively in video games, most recently in Nintendo’s highly lauded The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Urbosa/Riju). Other notable titles include Atlus’s Persona 5 (Sae Niijima), miHoYo’s Genshin Impact (Rosaria), and Ryu Ga Gotoku’s Yakuza: Like A Dragon (Saeko).

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. For a full list of credits, visit www.imdb.me/elizabethmaxwell. For the most up-to-date news and announcements, check out Twitter (@AboutElizabethM), Instagram (@elizabethmaxwell), and TikTok (@realelizabethmaxwell).