Welcome to Animore 2020!
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.
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.
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
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.
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”
Destiny Kratz of DestinyDolls Photography
On location and green screen photographer for Animore. She has been doing 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. “Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”
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,
Kat, AKA Serenity’s Revenge Cosplay, is based on the east coast and has been part of the Cosplay community for 20 years. She has attended conventions from Boston to Florida. 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”, “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.
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.
D&A Anime Blog
D&A Anime Blog is a blog/site like no other. We do trivia, anime/manga reviews, create convention mocumentaries, and produce DJ-style tracks for our AMVs! Formally created as a digital medium where cosplayers can see their pictures back in December 2015/January 2016, D&A became so much more as it’s founders Donte’ J. Lewis and Aaron Goldman took their passion and love for Anime and Manga to the next level! Our mission is to connect with other fans and voice actors, as well as assist in the promotions of anime titles from FUNimation, Crunchyroll, Aniplex, VizMedia, and Sentai Filmworks. D&A is so much more than just an anime blog, it’s a part of you!
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.
Dj Powerline is a Baltimore dj and can be seen all around the city with his Iconic Squid Hat!! He has a wide range of music but prefers to stick to electro house and bmore club. Often if you listen you may hear one of your favorite Pop culture references in his sets!!!For the Last 5 years of Otakon you may have partied with him in the hallway or outside of the convention center with his flash raves. Standing out among the crowd has help him climb the ranks of Djs in his Local DMV scene. You can meet him eye 2 eye around the convention. Dj Powerline is the OTAKU DJ!!!
Confetti The First
Having been called the “House Queen of the DMV,” Confetti The First lays down multi-genre electronic music like it’s encoded in her DNA. Her high-energy, fun sets light up the dance floor and will leave you a hot mess begging for more! Having established herself as a household name in the EDM scene in the greater Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area, Confetti The First brings the beats that will make you dance all night long.
In her time behind the decks, she has performed at venues such as U Street Music Hall in Washington, D.C., Flash in Washington, D.C., Soundstage in Baltimore, MD, The Paradox in Baltimore, MD, Empire in Springfield, VA, Ultrabar in Washington, D.C., and more. She has performanced at numerous large festivals including Big Dub Festival, Otakon Anime Convention, Unified Field of Consciousness, Flower of Life and has been booked by event companies such as Badass Entertainment, Panaroma Productions, Symbiotic, NU Androids, and Give Productions. She has had the pleasure of sharing lineups with names such as DJ Micro, Elite Force, Helicopter Showdown, Baggi Begovic, DJ Venom, DJ Shiftee, Designer Drugs, Wes Smith, Laxx, Nina Las Vegas, KITTENS, Sam Divine, and Black Tiger Sex Machine.
A Groovy Cube trying to fit into a circular world.
ESTALIT! (formerly known as FINAL ROUND) isn’t just a DJ but a movement of music and story telling. Playing since 2012, he started in the depths of Graffiti Warehouse in Baltimore, MD and quickly took on a chance opening for Mat Zo at Ultrabar, in Washington D.C., in 2014. ESTALIT! has been pushing the boundaries of different styles and experiments with all genres of music ranging from Electro to G-house to Moombahton to Deep House, blending them into a cocktail full of energy and fire. When listening to ESTALIT! you’ll remember the vibes and the goosebumps that music used to give you.
Tomas “DJ Beast” Moore is one of the DMV’s most promising and energy driven DJs, spinning heavy bass driven Club Music such as Electro, Dirty Dutch, Baltimore Club, Jersey Club, Trap Moombahton, and Twerk. Spinning Tracks Since 2011, He has been All up and down the East Coast opening for acts such as Morgan Page, Designer Drugz, BIGGS, Gangsta Fun and many others.
New Jersey born, retro/vintage inspired open format DJ and Producer Shadou MoZus aka DJ S-Moz is an avid video gamer and lover of all music. S-MoZ got his dj roots originally spinning house and trance in the late 90’s soon gaining the confidence to expand into all genres with a unique genre-bending free form style of djing.
The name Shadou MoZus and its unorthodox spelling is inspired by the love of the stealth action video game series Metal Gear Solid. Pronounced “Shadow Moses” just like the fictional island incident during the events of MGS. The choice to spell “Shadou” in this way is an homage to the wave fist move “hadouken” used by his favorite character in the video game series Street Fighter.
Shaniqua Louise Ray
Shaniqua has been writing since the age of 8 she has 1 son born and raised in the in Baltimore MD Created Ballad of Greco Wolf from a dream she had and her belief in the spritual influence on the world and the roll that nature plays in real living Magic Greco Wolf inspires young teens to follow there predetermined path of greatness and leadership while trying not to become corrupt and victim of circumstance.