These awesome guests will be attending, signing autographs, and doing panels all weekend. Thank you.
Felecia Angelle

Felecia Angelle

Felecia Angelle is a voice over actor and suspected Sea Witch. We can’t pin anything on her for sure, but she’s voicing adorable characters and there’s a mute mermaid making waves. You do the math. Her non-acting hobbies include pretending she could do better than TV cooking show contestants, playing videogames (poorly), and buying more books than she could ever possibly read. You can hear her voice all up in your anime, as well as coming through the TV to sell toys to your kids. Her work includes The Hero Emilia/ Emi Yusa in The Devil Is A Part-Timer!, Perona in One Piece, Shinoa in Seraph of the End, Supreme Kai of Time in Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, Aoi Asahina in Danganronpa: The Animation and Alex Bendetto in Gangsta, Shalltear Bloodfallen in Overlord, Fubuki in Kantai Collection, Sayaka Miyata in Keijo!!!!!!!!, and Lynne in Attack on Titan. Felecia has also served as the Assistant ADR Director for Blood Blockade Battlefront, Barakamon, Trickster, One Piece, and Attack on Titan: Junior High, the Lead ADR Director for Sky Wizards Academy, Chaos Dragon, Puzzle and Dragons X, and Kenka Bancho Otome, as well as the Co-ADR Director of Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions.

Tia Ballard

Tia Ballard

Raised on generous helpings of wacky cartoons, this Southern blonde goofball works in the animation industry as an actor, writer, and director. With over 150 animation and video game roles under her belt, plus writing and directing, she is well trained in the art of not sleeping!

Most recently, Tia has been announced as Rinko Yamato in the hit show “My Love Story”. A few other roles include: Happy the Cat (Fairy Tail), Nanami (Kamisama Kiss), Beast (Black Butler: Book of Circus), Yoshino/Yoshinon (Date A Live), Hannah (Attack on Titan), Marron, misc (Dragon Ball Z, Kai, Xenoverse), Aligura (Blood Blockade Battlefront), Amira (Rage of Bahamut), Miss Becky (No-Rin), Tifa Lockhart (Screwattack Death Battle), Misora (Sky Wizards Academy), Peashy (Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation), Mizore (Rosario + Vampire), Porche, young Zephyr (One Piece), Chiho (The Devil is a Part-Timer), Hibana (Deadman Wonderland), Shao May (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood), Eris (Cat Planet Cuties), Rea (Sankarea), Hare (Guilty Crown), Megumi (Shiki), Kusano (Sekirei). Plus many others!

Whew! Here are some quotes.

“Tia is a good person and if you don’t love her you’re probably a jerk.”-Tia’s best friend
“So, Tia dresses up like Mickey Mouse or something at these conventions? I don’t get it.” -Tia’s brother
“Tia is delicious!” -A cannibal

Twitter: @tiatoony

Anthony Bowling

Anthony Bowling

Anthony Wesley Bowling is an American actor and voice actor, who works for Funimation. He has provided voices for a number of English-language versions of Japanese anime films and television series, the best known of which is Ukyoin Samurai 7. He has also voiced the following roles: Tulio Oritio from Is this a zombie? Shiro Ashiya/Demon General Alchiel from The Devil is a part-timer, Shin Fukuhara from Baka and Test and is thrilled to be joining the conventions’s lineup this year.

Josh Grelle

Josh Grelle

A native Texan, Josh Grelle was raised on stage and in the art studios of Central Texas. He performed on stage at the Tin Building Theatre for over 15 years prior to starting work for ADV Films at the start of 2004. Since then he has worked for ADV Films (Seraphim) and FUNimation Entertainment on numerous projects.

Josh is known for playing the outrageous Taishi in COMIC PARTY: REVOLUTION; Kyohei Takano in Shinichi Watanabe’s (AKA Nabeshin) comedy THE WALLFLOWER; Kenichi Shirahama in KENICHI: THE MIGHTIEST DESCIPLE; Akihisa Yoshii in BAKA AND TEST; Kouchi Hayase in LINEBARRELS OF IRON; and Akisha in SHIKABANE HIME . He can also be seen as Chaos in TSUBASA CHRONICLES; Hatake in BIG WINDUP!; Ox Ford in SOUL EATER; G-6 and various villains in GATCHAMAN; Edward V in BLACK BUTLER; Viscount Wolkins in PUMPKIN SCISSORS; Lithuania in HETALIA: AXIS POWERS; and Hammer in XENOSAGA: THE ANIMATION. Josh was also recently involved in the much anticipated HALO: LEGENDS project, playing the role of “Haka” in Production I.G.’s “THE DUEL”

Josh has also lent his vocal talents to such shows as: ROMEOxJULIET; NERIMA DAIKON BROS; D.GRAY-MAN; ONE PIECE;KIBA;AIR GEAR; MERMAID MELODY PICHI PICHI PICH; and many more. Josh was also ADR Script Writer for the magical harem comedy MAGIKANO–which he also provided voices for–and Assistant Writer for MOONLIGHT MILE.

Aside from theatre and the Anime Industry, Josh has also worked in the Comic Book industry as a freelance colorist doing “the grunt work” for Marvel Comics and a few other studios around the world.

Christian Thompson

Christian Thompson

The “yeah yeah ninja” is a two-time national weapons champion in Tae Kwon Do with Bo Staff and Triple Staff. He studied martial arts in many different disciplines such as Muay Thai, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Ineyan Kali.

G. Paul Richardson

G. Paul Richardson

G. Paul Richardson is the creator behind the comic/manga titles of Sgt. Sasquatch: The Bigfoot of Liberty and Space Daisy. He is a teacher, storyteller and artist who happens to care for abandoned critters and is a self-proclaimed beach bum who has a peculiar fascination with mythology. Follow him on FB and at sgtsasquatch.com & machipongostudios.com

U the Magician

U the Magician

With over seven years of experience, U is no stranger to the world of magic nor hypnosis. Hailing from Rocky Mount, he has assembled all of his best tricks to bring around the convention scene, partnering frequently with Black Materia Inc. to bring the best of entertainment to their many con-goers.

Crystal Soul Cosplay

Crystal Soul Cosplay

Crystal Soul Cosplay is derived of a married couple who love to cosplay. Crystal soul cosplay have been cosplay guests at a few conventions ( animore , nipponcon, kotoricon, gexcon) to name a few. These two have done many panels at these conventions and would love to spreading their knowledge and love of cosplaying to others. The duo have been cosplaying between 12 to 14 years and have been doing charity work( hospital visits and hospitals events) as a children entertainers for about 2 years.

Spectrum Entertainment

Spectrum Entertainment

Spectrum Entertainment is a limited liability company based in Roanoke, VA. Ever since their opening, they’ve been working on assembling the best performers, caterers and set-up for a wide variety of events. Boasting acts such as comedians, martial artists, magicians, jugglers, DJ’s, the opportunity for virtual reality simulators and so much more, Spectrum is quickly becoming your go-to company for any entertainment related need.

 Destiny Kratz of DestinyDolls Photography

Destiny Kratz of DestinyDolls Photography

On location and green screen photographer choses to do free photography for conventions and cheap photography outside of conventions. Born and raised in Bel Air Maryland, She has been doing free professional photography since 2015 as she quoted “I am interested in photography as a means of living a life, not as a means of making a living”. Since receiving her first professional camera she has wanted nothing more then to show everyone the beautiful world she sees threw her lens.

She likes to live by 3 simple quotes:

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely every hundredth of a second” -Mark Riboud

“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs” -Ansel Adams

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” -Immogen Cunningham

Based out of the Baltimore, Maryland area and willing to travel most of the west coast and some of the east coast for a travel fee. Her favorite subjects including/but not limited to Nature, cosplay, and ball jointed dolls.

She is excited to be returning to Animore for 2019

Sayakat Cosplay

Sayakat Cosplay

Sayakat Cosplay is an east coast based cosplayer, and has been making costumes and props for over a decade. Cosplaying since 2014, Sayakat specializes in armor and props, but loves to craft and create all types of costumes. Making all types of costumes from video game cosplays to anime and tv shows, Sayakat also teaches seminars and workshops to help others with their cosplay skills and learn new techniques.

Serenity's Revenge Cosplay,

Serenity's Revenge Cosplay,

Kat, AKA Serenity's Revenge Cosplay, is based on the east coast and has been part of the Cosplay community for 20 years.  Kat is happy to return to Animore as a guest this year.. She has attended conventions from Boston to Florida and is looking forward to attending Star Wars Celebration 2019 this coming April.  Kat enjoys Sci-fi and Anime, pulling most of her inspiration from these genres.  Her Favorite Sci-Fi's include "Star Wars" and "Firefly", and her favorite Anime's include "Sailor Moon", quot;Her Lie in April" and "Ah! My Goddess".  She is also a avid Video Gamer and enjoys franchises such as "Final Fantasy" and "Dragon Age" and has plans for Cosplays from both series.  In addition to her personal cosplay she is a member of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club and the 501st Legion, and is active with their Charity work and costumed events.  Kat enjoys helping other cosplayers learn and improve their craft, and is particularly fond of group cosplays.

Matt Stagmer

Matt Stagmer

Matt has been making swords for 20 years. He is the lead blade grinder at Baltimore Knife and Sword. In the summer of 2014 he began hosting the hit web series MAN AT ARMS:REFORGED. Teamed with other talented craftsmen, he brings to life the most requested fantasy arms and armor from your favorite video games, anime, and other pop culture genres. In 2017 he became the host of the TV show MAN AT ARMS : The Art of War starring alongside Danny Trejo to make history’s most devastating weapons. In 2018 earned the title Producer for the 2nd season of Art of War and is currently creating his own content on YouTube for the channel “That Works”. You can find at www.youtube.com/thatworks

Man At Arms

Man At Arms

Man At Arms, from Baltimore, the best fantasy weapons black smithing group in the world. They have a 4 million subscriber YouTube channel. Matt Stagmer, host and bladesmith, has been making swords for 17 years. He is the lead blade grinder at Baltimore Knife and Sword. In the summer of 2014 he began hosting the hit web series MAN AT ARMS:REFORGED. Teamed with other talented craftsmen, he brings to life the most requested fantasy arms and armor from your favorite video games, anime, and other pop culture genres. Ilya Alekseyev was born in Troitsk, Russia. Since an early age he developed a liking to the art and craftsmanship of bladed weapons. He likes to bring his background in Art History, Asian Studies, and Philosophy into his craft. Ilya is currently an Armourer working with Baltimore Knife and Sword as well as one of the product designers. Among the skills that he brings to the Man at Arms project are his expertise in armour, damascus steel, bloomery steel, and engraving.

Jessica Crouse

Jessica Crouse

Jessica Crouse is an actress, model, cosplayer, playwright, and LGBTQ activist. She has her BA in Theatre from the University of Maryland. She spends her days balancing work with being the mom of her 6 year old son.
Jessica cosplays Xena Warrior Princess, Maleficent, Bellatrix Lestrange, Poison Ivy, Black Widow, Pin-up Snow White, Newt Scamander, Lara Croft, and a few other creations of her own. She loves cosplaying interesting and kick-tail women. Xena is her absolute favorite cosplay. Xena was her hero growing up, so that fact that she gets to cosplay her and bring that joy to others is beyond words.

Jessica started cosplaying about 5 years ago. She always loved costumes, but fell in the love with the cosplay comminuty after her first time cosplaying. Shortly after that she began collaborating with a lot of makeup artists and industry professionals in FX makeup. She was fascinated and tried to learn eveything she could from them. She began by letting them put the makeup and prosthetics on her and then slowly through following their instruction and countless hours of practice, she began doing all her own makeup and prosthetics. This past year Jessica taught a cosplay workshop and a Stage Makeup class at Anne Arundel Community college. She has been asked back for the spring semester and looks forward to continuing to spread the love of cosplay and creation.

Jessica has always loved charismatic male characters such as Captain Jack Sparrow and Han Solo. She had always wanted to cosplay as them, but didn’t think that she could. But within the last year she has started branching out with adding male cosplays to her rotation. She has started with Newt Scamander. After that went extremely well, she now has plans to add other favorite male characters. She uses her knowledge of makeup and fx makeup to transform her face into the faces of the characters that she is cosplaying.

Bill Collison

Bill Collison

Bill has been working with Baltimore Knife and sword off and on for the past 20 years and on a full time bases for the past 2 years grinding blades. His craftsman background started in armor making and progressed into casting, mold making and heat treating. His knowledge with sheet metal work has made it easy to transition into prop armor and costuming. He has working with the Freelancers as their jousting armorer for 17 years and has a background in Martial Arts as well as the SCA. Bill is contributing smith on both MAN AT ARMS series(TV & Youtube), as well at the YouTube channel “That Works”

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