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SaikouCon 2015 Guests of Honor



RuffleButt Cosplay

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Jessie Pridemore, formerly known as AnimeAngel now and better known as RuffleButt, is a 15 year veteran of the diverse and colorful cosplay community. A very accomplished seamstress in her own right, she has served as a character model for some of the biggest companies in the Anime and gaming industry, including Aniplex, Funimation, Bandai and NIS America among others. For conventions, she has judged numerous Masquerades and coordinated competitions of all kinds.



When not working on her latest cosplay creation, Jessie's passion is photography, with her work being included in various online and print publications including Newsweek. Jessie sews and designs professionally for Sypher Arts Studios and in 2014 starred in a Windows Phone commercial and was featured in an issue of Airbrush Action. She also reps for Gunnar Optiks and Spirit Hoods, and is a featured model for Gold Bubble Clothing.



For more information on RuffleButt visit jessiepridemore.com and follow her on Facebook at facebook.com/RuffleButtCosplay.

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SaikouCon 2015 Featured Guests



The Gamer's Edge Comics and Games

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The Gamer’s Edge Comics and Games will be hosting a board game/CCG demo room at SaikouCon 2015.  We will teach interested people how to play, show some basic strategies for the games, and have the games available for purchase (while supplies last).  Each game hosts a maximum number of players, but each session can handle more than one demo.  We will have players play one game then allow other players to come in and play the same game.  For CCGs, we will have several pairs playing at once.



The Gamer’s Edge, located at 580 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, is an inclusive gaming establishment.  We encourage gaming for all ages for both personal and educational purposes. For more information visit www.facebook.com/TheGamersEdgeStroudsburg.



Sci-Fi Photo Guys

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Sci-Fi Photo Guys puts you in your place! Well, in the background of your choosing, I mean! With professional green screen photography, custom backgrounds (over 100 to choose from and growing!), and expert digital editing, Sci-Fi Photo Guys can make you look great!



Jei is our professional photographer and Sci-Fi Photo Guys front man. He'll take multiple shots with multiple poses to make sure we get the perfect shot for your photo.



D. is the man behind the computer working his digital magic. He'll make sure you fit into you chosen background and add any special effects to make your photo really zing!



For more information on the Sci-Fi Photo Guys visit www.scifiphotoguys.com!

Musical Guests



The Adarna

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Connect and inspire. From these three words The Adarna began to take shape.

This idea helped Moore (a vocalist and enthusiast of opera & classical music from London, UK) team-up with Jasek (a hip-hop & 80’s hair-metal inspired guitarist from Seattle, WA), Murdock (a New York jazz & metal drummer from Rochester, NY), and Hazel (a punk & new wave bassist from Philadelphia, PA). 

The group then took their name from a mythical phoenix-like songbird in Filipino folklore, The Adarna (pronounced uh-darr-nuh), and became the first band to ever coin the genre “Jet City Rock” (Jet Rock). 

What is Jet City Rock?It’s a Seattle breed of rock n roll born out of being over-saturated by technology.“We can see that society is suffering from ADD. We’re over-stimulated and fueled by on-demand technology. Push-update phones and social networks are everywhere. As a result, personal interaction is declining,” explains frontman William Moore. “People are afraid to be alone with themselves and their thoughts. We are fortunate that we have a healthy relationship with technology because we were there when this on-demand technology wasn’t around, so we don’t feel like we completely depend on it. We love technology, but we want to make a difference by helping people reconnect with one another just as they did before the saturation of technology. We want to connect and inspire by making people part of something personal and real.” 

The Adarna's show is an Interactive experience that contains an array of music, art, and drama. It’s a wasted future motif; technology drowning the human experience of connecting with one another.

These are the words and ideas that drive the band to create this style of interactive music and keep an unsigned band touring the West Coast and regionally, often despite the growing cost of touring. They released a fan-funded album (February 2012) that is airing on over 150+ college radio stations in addition to Sirius XM, Armed Forces Radio, and music videos that are being aired in 78 countries. In 2014, The Adarna will be performing at colleges, community centers, conventions, and opening up to Midwest and East Coast tour dates.

Since 2012, the band’s music has contained themes that everybody can get behind: “inner-strength and self-acceptance.”

What’s an Adarna show like? Big hooks. Interactive. High energy. You are part of it!

The Adarna is:

  • William Moore- Lead Vocals, Guitar
  • Andrea Jasek- Lead Guitar, Vocals
  • Jeremiah Hazel- Bass, Vocals
  • Murdock- Drums, Percussion

For more on The Adarna check out www.theadarna.com.



Mike P

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Legendary bass player (Hell on Earth, Splurge, Mr. Pink, Hollis, Lo-Fi Agression, What It's Like To Kill A Man, Rejectos Del Diablo, Play Action Fake), sound man, and ink slinging tattoo artist. Mike P co-founded, handled bookings, and ran sound for NEPA Original Music's Original Night at Lippy's Extreme Sports Bar until the bar's closing. Three years of original music every Friday night with bands hailing from all over the Eastern seaboard and points West speaks for itself.

Mike P also founded Entitled Ink Tattoos and Signs in East Stroudsburg PA in 2011. 



Now residing in Delaware, and opening the Delaware Branding Company in late 2014, Mike P is coming back to SaikouCon for a hat trick run as SaikouCon's resident soundman and he's bringing the noise for all of SaikouCon 2015's concerts and entertainment events. Get your body ready...