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Guests of Honor


Christina Marie Kelly

SaikouCon 2018 Guest of Honor Christina Kelly
SaikouCon 2018 Guest of Honor Christina Kelly
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Christina Marie Kelly is an American actress and voice actress for Sentai Filmworks and Funimation Entertainment.


Kelly attended the University of Houston’s School of Theatre and Dance,and graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. While there Kelly worked on shows such as "The Miser", "Blood Wedding", "Ring Round the Moon", and "Zombie Prom - The Musical". In Houston she's appeared onstage at Unity Theatre and The Catastrophic Theatre.


Her roles in anime include Alice Nakiri in Food Wars!, Sylphonford Tachibana in, Himouto! Umaru-chan, Yamato in Kancolle, Atui in Utawarerumono - The False Faces, Loki in, Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls In a Dungeon?, Pepperoni in Girls Und Panzer: Der Film, Ersha in Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon, Satone Shichimiya in Love Chunibyo and Other Delusions -Heart Throb-, Hajime in Hamatora, Kisara Tendo in Black Bullet and Mine in Akame Ga Kill which was featured on Adult Swim's Toonami.


Other shows include, Monster Musume, Gatchaman Crowds: Insight, My Love Story,Monthly Girls Nozaki-Kun, Brynhildr in the Darkness, Nobunaga the Fool,and No Game, No Life. Behind the Voice Actors nominated Christina for Breakthrough Voice Actress of the year 2015 for her notable roles in anime.


For more about Christina visit her website www.christinamariekelly.net



Gigi Edgley

SaikouCon 2018 Guest of Honor Gigi Edgley
SaikouCon 2018 Guest of Honor Gigi Edgley
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Gigi Edgley is an internationally renowned actress originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including FX's Feud, USA's The Starter Wife, Enuattii, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy's Showdown at Area 51, Quantum Apocalypse, Carlotta, Newcastle, Black Jack, Peacekeeper Wars, Stingers, Secret Life Of Us, Beastmaster, Lost World, Water Rats, Day of The Roses and Nexus.


Additionally Edgley has an extensive history with The Jim Henson Company beginning with her popular role as Chiana on the company's critically acclaimed sci fi cult series, Farscape in which she starred for over five years.


Gigi stole the hearts of sci-fi enthusiasts. She was originally cast as a guest star for one episode, but quickly captured the attention of the Farscape writers, producers and the fans alike. The mischievous Chiana became one of the most popular, and at times controversial characters in the series. Recently the SyFy Channel and The Jim Henson Company asked her to host Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge. 


Edgley's team also raised over $44,000 on Kickstarter to fund a sci-fi short called Hashtag. They are planning to take it to Sundance, Cannes and Toronto film festivals. Gigi was nominated for the Film's Critic's Circle awards for best lead actress in the feature Last Train To Freo, the SyFy Genre Award for Best Supporting actress, the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a television series and Maxim Award for Sexiest Space Babe.


Gigi has a long list of theatre credits as well that include: "Kill Everything You Love", "4.48 Psychosis","The Rover", "Boy's Life", "Romeo And Juliet", "Road, Picnic At Hanging Rock" and "Les Miserables".


Edgley is also a recording artist, creator of original comic books, director and producer. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Queensland University of Technology after entering in the auditions alongside hundreds of other candidates. Check out her websites at: GigiEdgley.com and wanderland.love



Featured Guests


Koralene

SaikouCon 2018 Featured Guest Koralene Cosplay
SaikouCon 2018 Featured Guest Koralene Cosplay
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Hey there! I'm Koralene, a cosplayer based out of PA. I grew up in the town of Lock Haven, where cosplay isn't the norm, so I only discovered it 6 years ago. My best friend introduced me to anime, so I made him go to a convention with me and I have loved it ever since.


I enjoy cosplay because I believe it brings a whole community of people together, and gives us the chance to make life long friends that have the same interest as ourselves. Many of us learn a lot of new skills and we get the chance to show off our hard work. It also lets us be our favorite characters for a weekend and bring our fantasy world we love so much into reality if only for a weekend at a convention.


I used to buy my costumes because I didn't know a thing about sewing or crafting, however I became skilled in armor and props. I also began sewing my own outfits, teaching myself along the way with internet research and a lot of YouTube tutorials. Cosplay also got me into photography and editing.


My hard work seems to be paying off as I won 2nd place in the Novice category of the Setsucon walk on, and I was the winner of Philly's Next Top Cosplayer. I am really excited to continue competing and creating, and loving every minute along the way.


Follow Koralene on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Koralenecosplay and her photography page at www.facebook.com/KoralenePhotography.



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