SaikouCon 2019 Guest Stars
Guests of Honor
Power Rangers Megaforce
Power Rangers Super Megaforce
Ciara Hanna got started in the entertainment world when she was at the young age of 8. She traveled around Southern California singing with a local singing group, which entertained at venues such as Knott's Berry Farm, Royal Caribbean Cruise Liner, and Universal Studios. She then began an acting and modeling career at age 10. She starred in a few local plays before landing her first professional job doing a series of Commercials overseas in the United Kingdom. She was also very successful in modeling for Mattel, Robinsons May, California Halloween Costumes, Macy's, and many others on a regular basis. In her senior year of high school she tried out for cycle 13 of America's Next Top Model and out of 70,000 young women she made it into the top 16. Since then she has done many television commercials, television guest-starring roles (including roles on Hawaii Five-0, Anger Management, New Girl, and more), music videos (including Blessthefall and Sum 41), and films (including Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys and The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story) . She also landed a role on the daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, in which she played a recurring new character named Summer.
Ciara also appeared as Brandie in All American Christmas Carol (2013), the film, starring Taryn Manning in the lead role, is currently streaming on Netflix. Following All American Christmas Carol, Ciara auditioned with over 2,500 other actors to win her best known role as Gia Moran the Yellow Megaforce Power Ranger for the 20th Anniversary Season of Power Rangers; Power Rangers Megaforce (2013), and returning as Gia in Power Rangers Super Megaforce (2014). Ciara has returned once again as Gia most recently in the 25th Anniversary episode of Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel on August 28, 2018 alongside the Ninja Steel Rangers cast, and several veteran Power Rangers actors spanning the 25 year history of the Power Rangers franchise.
Following the anniversary episode, Ciara also shot a Power Rangers vs. Street Fighter fan film for Bat in The Sun, returning as Gia alongside Jason David Frank returning once more as legendary Green Ranger Tommy. The short film crossed the million view mark on YouTube within its first three days of release.
Foxxy has been an avid cosplayer since the age of 14 and began modeling at 16. Growing up she focused heavily on art, competing in art shows, and even taking extra classes outside of high school. Having spent time as a cosmetology major her creative abilities have given her the chance to create impromptu costumes on the fly.
As a proud Puerto Rican she became the founder of Cosplaying While Latino, a blog dedicated to show casing Latinx and Hispanic cosplayers. Representing her community is important to her and on her down time she encourages others to enjoy cosplay as much as she does by offering advice and personal online tutorials.
As head of business networking at 8 Bit Bakeshop she can stay active in the nerdy community she greatly adores when she isn't cosplaying. Her sculpting work has been seen on Good Morning America with a cake by the 8 Bit Bakeshop team and her promotional skills have helped them become quite popular at New York Comic-Con as one of their official cosplayers. Her art background allows her to help owner Hannah Maldonado create customs treats for their clients. She has has also been featured in We Rise Mag, has judged local contests in her area, been featured as a cosplay model at several runway cosplay shows and done booth work for other companies both inside and outside of the cosplay community. Her costumes and work with Cosplaying While Latino have gained her interviews with radio show It Came From The Radio and the Daily Dot as well as others.
As supporter of Extra Life she has organized events raising money for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia using her love of video games as a catalyst for doing some good and getting her community involved.
Follow Foxxy on Facebook at www.facebook.com/xxToxicFoxxCosplayxx.
Cosplay Burlesque is the East Coast's premier burlesque troupe specializing in fandom and convention entertainment! Featuring a rotating cast of 30+ performers of all genders and orientations, Cosplay Burlesque has entertained audiences at over 40 events since 2008. We feature striptease artists, comedians, dancers, singers, sideshow, acrobats, & drag acts - all dressed as your favorite characters from TV, comics, movies, video games, and more!
Cosplay Burlesque was founded in early 2008 by Holly Ween (then Victoria Belmont). Holly felt that conventions had let their 'adult' offerings fall to the wayside as they worked to become more 'family friendly'. "I remember seeing Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue at the first anime convention I attended. It was R-rated; you had to have ID to get in." says Holly. "Since then many cons have reoriented their programming to attract younger attendees, which is all well and good, but they haven't done much for the older crowd. I was hoping to add something new and different to the lineup."
Cosplaying for years, Holly saw the connection between the pageantry of cosplaying and the spectacle that is burlesque. She contacted Anime NEXT, a convention she had been staffing at for years prior, and asked them to take a chance on her pet project. Once the finer details had been hashed out, she collected a motley crew of performers, offered them a stage and a badge, and Cosplay Burlesque was born!
Husky Entertainment LLC
Husky Entertainment is an aspiring community aiming to bring gamers and creatives together to learn, share, and grow together. With gaming as our primary at our retail gaming lounge, we hope to offer insight and insider information for all levels of gamers. Every gamer has a moment or game they are passionate about and we want to give them a way to express and share that moment amongst their peers. Other media such as photography, videography, art, design, and more are future fields we plan to provide a community for as well. The pack has just started to move, we hope you all can join us for our journey along the way!
Pine State Heroes
We are a small group of cosplayers who donate and volunteer our time to visit children's hospitals and other charitable functions. Cosplay for a Cause. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pinestateheroes
Dolly is a cosplayer, make-up enthusiast and fashionista. She has been practicing her crafts for over 8 years, while currently focusing on her branding through social media and creating her own clothing line that will drop in the coming year. Going from a young nerd loving to play video games while listening to Kpop, it's no surprise she has gained her fan base from the geek community. Which she also considers to be where her major influences on her own fashion and art truly come from.
Dolly Love has most recently joined the staff of Sher Magazine, an up and coming publication that is set to take the world by storm in 2019. Sher Magazine focuses on the art, culture, and pop culture of the LGBTQ community from New York City to across the globe.
For more from Dolly Love, follow her social media profiles on Instagram at @RealDollyLove and on Twitter at @realdollylove, and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/realdollylove. For more from Sher Magazine visit www.shermagazine.com and follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SHERmagazine and Instagram at @sher_mag.
The Manly Battleships®
The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving performers that have built a programming powerhouse on the convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their skills with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to create a repertoire of content to suit any taste. The Fleet's arsenal offers a lot of a lot, and a little of everything! With a line up including academic lectures, the Gameshow Impossibru™ series, and over-the-top entertainment panels; high quality times are to be had under the Fleet's banner. No matter your pleasure, there's a Manly Battleships® event that's right for you!
AE86 Toyota Sprinter Trueno from Ininital D
Owned by Ray Ramaglia
The AE86 Toyota Corolla Sprinter Trueno has been painstakingly refurbed by owner Ray Ramaglia to the smallest detail to be modeled after series creator Shuichi Shigeno's own vehicle design from the fan favorite anime and manga, Initial D. To follow the wherabouts and con appearances of the AE86 follow http://instagram.com/initialdream86.
The main character of the anime and manga Initial D, Takumi Fujiwara, uses his father's AE86 Trueno Apex Hatchback for racing and making his tofu deliveries. Also in Initial D, Takumi's friend, Itsuki Takeuchi, drives an AE85 Levin, initially mistaking it for an AE86. Later on in the series, an imposter Takumi drives his own AE86 Trueno. Throughout the series, two of Takumi's opponents would drive AE86s, the first being Wataru Akiyama, who drives a turbocharged (later converted to supercharged) AE86 Corolla Levin and Shinji Inui, who drives the Notchback coupe version of the AE86 Trueno in the series' finale. In Japan, the AE86 was also known as the "Hachi-Roku", Japanese for "eight-six", the word "trueno" is Spanish for thunder. In Japan, the Sprinter Trueno was exclusive to Toyota Japan dealerships called Toyota Vista Store, while the Corolla Levin was exclusive to Toyota Corolla Store.
NeraCos is a local Pennsylvania cosplayer/model who has been designing, creating and inspiring for nearly eight years. She was first inspired to get into cosplay from her bands, but now cosplays in all aspects of anime, manga and real life. Formally known as FallynFate, NeraCos has undergone a major change in the last year as she reinvents herself.