Guests

Voice actor, Sean Chiplock, is an anime and video game actor who landed his first large role as Kiyotaka Ishimaru in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. Since then, Chiplock has been cast in many popular shows and has nearly 200 acting credits to his name. 

A snapshot of his characters and shows:

  • Natsuki Subaru in Re:Zero
  • Guido Mista in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
  • Diluc in Genshin Impact
  • Bruno Bangnyfe in Burn the Witch
  • Spider-Man in Marvel’s Avengers
  • Revali in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Noob Saibot in Mortal Kombat
  • Draken in Tokyo Revengers

Voice actor, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, is an anime and video game actor best known for voicing Tails in the Sonic franchise including the recent live action movies!

A snapshot of her characters and shows:

  • Miles “Tails” Prower in Sonic
  • Ino Yamanaka in Naruto
  • Nelliel in Bleach
  • Sora Takenouchi in Digimon
  • Jazz Fenton in Danny Phantom
  • Chocho Akimichi in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
  • Wasp in The Avenger’s: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes
  • Konohamaru Sarutobi in Naruto

Voice actor, Laila Berzins, is an actor with a remarkable portfolio of all sorts of character types. Currently, she is most well-known for voicing Xiao in Genshin Impact

A snapshot of her characters and shows:

  • Xiao in Genshin Impact
  • Demeter and Persephone in Hades
  • Mrs. Croaker in Amphibia
  • Milluki Zoldyck in Hunter x Hunter
  • Rei Batsubami in Kakegurui 
  • Thorr in Fire Emblem Heroes
  • Meg in Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness
  • Lion-S in Thundercats 

Voice actor, R Bruce Elliott, is an anime actor who has been voicing beloved characters for nearly 20 years. 

A snapshot of his characters and shows:

  • Makarov Dreyar in Fairy Tail
  • Pyxis in Attack on Titan
  • Whitebeard in One Piece
  • Richard Moore in Detective Conan
  • Captain Ginyu in Dragon Ball
  • Tanaka in Black Butler
  • Michel in Kabukichou Sherlock
  • Abraham Gray in Angels of Death

Casper Van Dien has been an actor for over 30 years with 100+ credits, which includes many fan-fav films.

A snapshot of his characters and shows:

  •  Johnny Rico in Starship Troopers
  • Tarzan in Tarzan and the Lost City
  • Brom Van Brunt in Sleepy Hollow
  • Johnny Cage in the popular web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy.
  • King David in Sleeping Beauty
  • Chandler in Titans
  • Griffin in Beverly Hills, 90210

Voice actor, Jason Spisak, is a live-action and voice actor who has been in the industry for over 25 years. 

A snapshot of his characters and shows:

  • Silco in Arcane
  • Wally West (Kid Flash) in Young Justice
  • Wade Wilson (Deadpool) in Marvel Future Avengers
  • Lux Bonteri in Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Razer in Green Lantern: The Animated Series
  • Bartz Klauser in Final Fantasy V
  • Joker in Batman: Hush
  • Hal Jordan (Green Lantern) in DC Superhero Girls

Voice actor, Patricia Summersett, is a Canadian American actor who recently became the voice of Princess Zelda in Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, making her the first official voice of Zelda in the game’s thirty-year franchise.

A snapshot of her characters and shows:

  • Princess Zelda in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Hope Jensen in Assassin’s Creed: Rogue
  • Ash in Rainbow Six: Seige
  • Galina Voronina in Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
  • Knight Warden in For Honor
  • Diadora in Suikoden Tierkreis
  • Paula Madera in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
  • Pilot in Star Wars: Squadrons

Comic artist, Alex Saviuk, is best known for his seven-year run on the first volume of Web of Spider-Man, which ran for 129 issues between 1985-1995. Saviuk‘s Spider-Man work doesn’t stop with Web of Spider-Man. He also drew the The Amazing Spider-Man: Parallel Lives graphic novel (1989, image below). And Saviuk worked on the series Spider-Man Adventures (1994-1996, later retitled The Adventures of Spider-Man). Moreover, he was the artist for The Amazing Spider-Man Sunday newspaper comic strip, written by Stan Lee (started in 1997). His first job with DC Comics in the 1970s had him illustrating titles like Green LanternThe Flash, and Superman — what incredible first assignments!

Comic artist Sam de la Rosa is well-known for his work on Venom, Carnage, and the Symbiotes. And his other Marvel credits include Spider-Man, Black Panther, The Avengers, and X-Men. In addition, his DC work includes Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and Firestorm. Moreover, he worked on the first comic book of Predator by Dark Horse Comics in 1989.

Comic artist Tom Nguyen is a comic inker who started working for DC Comics and Marvel Comics at 19-years-old. He has worked on major titles such as BatmanGreen LanternJLA, and Superman: The Man of Steel. In addition, Nguyen is an illustrator for television specializing in pitch illustrations, storyboards, concept art, and onscreen artwork (most notably for CBS’s Big Brother, TBS’s Wipeout, and Nickelodeon’s All That among others)

Comic artist Omar Francia has worked on iconic titles like Star WarsMass EffectBatman and Doom Patrol. And Francia is best known for his work on Star Wars, which includes Star Wars Legacy, a comic series; and Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2, a graphic novel (published by Dark Horse and Marvel). In addition, Francia’s work with Mass Effect includes Mass Effect Redemption, Mass Effect Invasion, Mass Effect Evolution — all four-issue mini-series published by Dark Horse. And he recently illustrated the cover of the recent DC animated movie Catwoman: Hunted.

Comic artist, Austin Janowsky has worked for Marvel Comics, Image Comics, IDW, Dynamite Ent. Devil’s Due, F1rst Comics, Alias, Top Cow and others since 1994. Recently, he’s created an all-age holiday comic series called “Stanley The Snowman ” which is published by Scout Comics’ all age line SCOOT!

 

Pro cosplayer Evil Ted is a legendary propmaker and costumer whose more than 30 year career includes work on major films and television shows like The Fifth Element, Guyver, Hunger Games, Titanic, Xena Warrior Princess, and Criminal Minds (just to name a small sampling). But to the cosplay and comic convention community, he is more well-known for being a master-class teacher who shares the tips and tricks he’s learned over the years with the everyday builder and cosplayer.

Pro cosplayer Christopher Tock is a Dallas-based cosplayer who is a sewing specialist with impeccable needlework. Also known as Tock Custom, his easy-to-follow tutorials on You Tube are popular among seamstresses and seamsters who want to take their cosplays to the next level. And he is often seen streaming at his workshop on Twitch.

Pro cosplayer PlexiCosplay is a Maryland-based pro cosplayer who specializes in EVA foam, SFX, and armor painting as well as unique elements like wings and lights. Her cosplay journey began in 2017 with winning 1st Place Amateur at Baltimore Comic Con, and followed with a string of first place awards that included 1st Place Armor at NYCC Eastern Regional Championships 2019, and 1st place SFX at Twitchcon 2020.

Pro cosplayer Avera Cosplay is a Fort Myers, Florida-based pro cosplayer who has earned top awards from the largest conventions in the nation like Megacon Orlando and Dragon Con in Atlanta. And she also has garnered major awards from large Florida conventions like Tampa Bay Comic Convention and Florida Supercon.

Pro cosplayer Casey Renee is an award-winning pro cosplayer who is an expert at historical, time-period-accurate sewing techniques like corsetry, smocking, and other intricately detailed costume construction. And she is author of the book ‘Cosplay Foundations,’ which is a guide to constructing body suits, corsets, hoop skirts, and petticoats.

Pro cosplayer Tiara Bree Cosplay is a Jacksonville-based pro cosplayer who is known for her makeup, body paint, and genre diversity. She has cosplayed characters from comics, anime, video games, and Disney movies. Alongside cosplaying, she is also an actor and she always brings the performance to each costume she creates!

Pro cosplayer Gremmcos is an Orlando-based pro cosplayer who portrays characters from anime and video games. He is most recognized for wig styling and makeup artistry. At only 19 years old, this talented cosplayer is an inspiration to others across both Instagram and TikTok.

Pro cosplayer Brittani Ginoza of Ginoza Costuming is a Columbus, Ohio-based pro cosplayer who is widely known for her astonishing painting and intricate prop and costume construction. She specializes in highly detailed painting that recreates textures. And her use of bold colors and complex shapes always makes for eye-catching cosplays. The award-winning cosplayer has twice represented the U.S. in international cosplay competitions.

Local Florida idol and dance group, RESO!, also known as Resoluscia,  produces and performs their own original music. They are excited to perform at the inaugural year of Holiday Cosplay Tampa Bay and share their musical journey with you!