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SaikouCon 2019 Guest Stars




Guests of Honor



Ciara Hanna

SaikouCon 2019 Guest of Honor Ciara Hanna
SaikouCon 2019 Guest of Honor Ciara Hanna
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Gia Moran

Ciara Hanna as Power Rangers Megaforce Yellow Ranger
Ciara Hanna as Power Rangers Megaforce Yellow Ranger
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Power Rangers Megaforce

Ciara Hanna as Yellow Ranger Gia Moran
Ciara Hanna as Yellow Ranger Gia Moran
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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.




Featured Guests



Foxxy

SaikouCon 2019 Featured Guest Foxxy
SaikouCon 2019 Featured Guest Foxxy
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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

SaikouCon 2019 Featured Guest Cosplay Burlesque
SaikouCon 2019 Featured Guest Cosplay Burlesque
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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

SaikouCon 2019 Featured Guest Husky Entertainment LLC
SaikouCon 2019 Featured Guest Husky Entertainment LLC
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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

SaikouCon 2019 Featured Guests Pine State Heroes
SaikouCon 2019 Featured Guests Pine State Heroes
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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 Love

SaikouCon 2019 Featured Guest Dolly Love
SaikouCon 2019 Featured Guest Dolly Love
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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®

SaikouCon 2019 Featured Guests The Manly Battleships
SaikouCon 2019 Featured Guests The Manly Battleships
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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! 



For more from The Manly Battleships, find them on Twitter @ManlyBats, Facebook at www.facebook.com/manlybattleships, and their YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/manlybattleships.




AE86 Toyota Sprinter Trueno from Ininital D
Owned by Ray Ramaglia

SaikouCon 2019 Featured Guest AE86 Sprinter Truen Fantasy Car
SaikouCon 2019 Featured Guest AE86 Sprinter Truen Fantasy Car
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copy78_SaikouCon 2019 Featured Guest AE86 Sprinter Truen Fantasy Car_5
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SaikouCon 2019 Featured Guest AE86 Sprinter Truen Fantasy Car_6
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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

SaikouCon 2019 Featured Guest NeraCos
SaikouCon 2019 Featured Guest NeraCos
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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.



For more from NeraCos, follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/koreylynnn/ and on Instagram @koreylynnn




Musical Guests



The Asterplace
“座・アスタープレイス”

〜JAPANESE ANIME ROCK x TOKYO STYLE POP PUNK BAND〜

SaikouCon 2019 Musical Guests The Asterplace
SaikouCon 2019 Musical Guests The Asterplace
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The Asterplace is a New York City based from Tokyo, Japan. They perform worldwide rock festivals & anime/culture conventions. After their first time attending at SaikouCon 2014, They were running world to world and rocking out all audience in the world from the states to Mexico, Italy, Germany and Japan. Musical Guest at Napoli Comicon (Italy) , Japan-Tag (Germany) TNT Mexico (Mexico) Anime NEXT(NJ), Zenkaikon(PA) or DC Sakura Matsuri (DC), are a few of their musical endeavors thus far of more than 50 conventions as musical guests.



“The Asterplace” can be defined as creating beautiful music, much like the beauty of a flower blossoming each year, representing the beautiful melody the band’s music creates. As the sun shines upon the world, as the moonlight upon the atmosphere, The Asterplace projects their music to the world.



In order to create their compositions with a whole new energy, they use diversity to produce each tune. This group’s tremendous dedication to their work is evident, as they are constantly working, practicing, and thinking about new pieces. They are never satisfied until perfection is reached. The mixed cultural and newfound movement of The Asterplace's music constantly surprises their audience. Their sound deletes the barrier between ethnicities and other common boundaries, leaving an everlasting impression. With a variety of style, they rock each show away, each time becoming more unique. Believing in “live” performances, The Asterplace includes everyone in a way that will get you involved in their phenomenal show throughout the entire day!



For more on The Asterplace visit https://www.theasterplace.tokyo/https://www.facebook.com/TheAsterplace/, you can also find their music on Google Play Music, Deezer, iHeartRadio, Apple Music, and of course YouTube.




Special Guests



BFarve Cosplay

SaikouCon 2019 Special Guest Bfarve Cosplay
SaikouCon 2019 Special Guest Bfarve Cosplay
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Hello! I'm Bfarve Cosplay and I'm coming from Berwick, PA. I've been cosplaying for a little bit over a year now. I got into cosplaying after attending my first convention which was Toy Con in New Jersey. I cosplay because when I was a kid I always wanted to be a superhero! So, cosplaying makes me feel like I am a superhero! I mostly cosplay as Marvel characters, I look forward to meeting you!



You can follow me on Facebook at facebook.com/gambitpool and on instagram at bfarve_cosplay.




WildSpice Cosplay

SaikouCon 2019 Special Guest Wild Spice Cosplay
SaikouCon 2019 Special Guest Wild Spice Cosplay
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WildSpice Cosplay is a Philly native cosplayer who has been cosplaying and attending conventions as a panelist, staffer, and judge for over fifteen years, starting back in 2003. She is also known for her photography, which you can check out at www.facebook.com/wildspicephotography



For more from WildSpice, follow her at www.facebook.com/wildspicecosplay and www.instagram.com/iamwildspice. You can also catch WildSpice's Twitch streams at www.twitch.tv/wildspice.




8BIT Ambitions

SaikouCon 2019 Special Guest 8BIT Ambitions
SaikouCon 2019 Special Guest 8BIT Ambitions
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8BITAmbitions is a one woman team based in PA experimenting in the world of photography and costuming. I've been cosplaying for 11 years and doing convention photography for about 7 years. I started sewing as a way to bond with my grandmother who spent most of my childhood working as a bridal seamstress. After going to my first con in 2007 I wanted more and more from this wonderful community and I've been so thankful for the friends and opportunities this little hobby as awarded me. I hope to meet and talk to as many of you as possible at the con!



You can follow me on Facebook at facebook.com/8BITambitions for bad memes and on instagram at 8BITambitions for progress pictures and copious amounts of cat and puppy pictures.