Justin Briner is a Dallas-based actor and singer known primarily for his work in anime and video games. Recently, he wrapped up the second season of My Hero Academia as Izuku “Deku” Midoriya. He can also be heard as Mikaela in Seraph of the End, Nova in Space Patrol Luluco, Yoichi in Drifters, Ayanokoji in Classroom of the Elite, Alfonso in GARO: The Animation, Niko in Nanbaka, Ryota Mitarai in Danganronpa 3, Frate in 91 Days, Qwenthur in Heavy Object, Manato in Grimgar, Ashes and Illusions, and many more. Additionally, he has provided voices for games such as Dust: An Elysian Tail, SMITE, Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs, Cibele, and DreadOut. When not behind the mic, Justin enjoys reading, cooking, and playing video games (he is an unapologetic Hearthstone addict).
kawaiiNihongo is a Japanese learning app for Android and iOS, created by MardukCorp. The company is currently located in Germany and specializing in Japanese language and culture. kawaiiNihongo helps over 150,00 beginners and advanced users worldwide to learn and practice hiragana, katakana, kanji, vocab, and grammar. Offered in multiple languages and voiced by native Japanese speakers, which allows learners to study in their first language and hear the correct pronunciation in Japanese. The app also includes in game dialog around the main character Riko, a nine tailed fox goddess and her classmates Yuji and Aoi. Using vibrant pictures, engaging games and interactive stories, makes Japanese learning straightforward and rewarding.
Shiori Mikami is a voice actress affiliated with Aoni Production with over eight years of experience, breaking onto the scene with roles in Shugo Chara! and Skip Beat! In 2008. In 2011, Shiori voiced her most prolific character, Akari Akaza in YuruYuri, and won “Best New Actress” in the 6th Seiyu Award in 2012. Since then, Shiori has been cast in numerous roles including Krista Leinz in Attack on Titan, Kobory in Amagi Brillian Park, Rin Kurenai in Big Order, Nao Ishiwatari in Flying Witch, and most recently, Northern White-faced Owl in Kemono Friends.
Nyao-Chan is a Vancouver based cosplayer that has been in love with the hobby ever since she first went to Anime Revolution and worked at their maid cafe! She has been cosplaying since 2014 and has slowly built up different skills in the areas of sewing and armor making. Her favourite part of making cosplay is EVA foam armour crafting! Her goal with every cosplay is to not only dress like the character, but to breathe life into them and have as much fun as possible while being them!
Known primarily for his work as the guy who yells out “Super Electromagnetic Shrapnel Cannon!” in Code Geass, Patrick Seitz’s body of other, lesser work stretches back to the year 2000. When he’s not busy playing Love Live: School Idol Festival, Patrick Seitz gets paid to voice guys who A) yell a lot, B) wear an eye-patch, C) have an accent, or D) sport a cool haircut.
His anime credits include Gamagoori in Kill la Kill; Franky in One Piece; Laxus in Fairy Tail; Keith in Attack on Titan; Griamore in Seven Deadly Sins; Motochika in Sengoku Basara; Senji in Deadman Wonderland; Isshin and Kenpachi in Bleach; DIO in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure; Germany in Hetalia; Agni in Black Butler; Simon in Durarara; Kunzite in Sailor Moon; Sky High in Tiger & Bunny; Luke Valentine in Hellsing and Hellsing: Ultimate; JP in Redline, Grimmer in Monster; the Penguin Emperor in Daimadaler; Agil in Sword Art Online; and Nekozawa in Ouran High School Host Club.
On the video game side of the equation, Patrick’s credits include Ragna in the BlazBlue series; Garrosh Hellscream and Arthas Menethil in World of Warcraft; Scorpion in the last few Mortal Kombat games; Artanis in StarCraft II; Kog’Maw, Lucian, and Renekton in League of Legends; Kana Rua in Pillars of Eternity, Basilio in Fire Emblem: Awakening; Samson in Skullgirls; Chopin in Eternal Sonata; Doug in Xenoblade Chronicles X; Hades and Chaac in SMITE; Hugo in Ultra Street Fighter IV; Heldalf in Tales of Zestiria; and create-a-character voices in Dragon Ball Xenoverse and The Sims 4.
He was also the dream-sequence pizza-delivery bear in Inside Out, as well as other additional voices.
Seitz also does script-adaptation and ADR directing—most recently, for the English dub of Your Lie in April. If you’ve seen shows like Steins;Gate, Romeo X Juliet, Space Dandy, Princess Jellyfish, or Deadman Wonderland, he dun writ some of them words—or, in the case of Summer Wars and Wolf Children, *all* of them words! His directing credits include State of Decay, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Citizens of Earth, Rune Factory 4, Conception 2, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker (breathe!), Monster, Girls Bravo, and BlazBlue: Alter Memory.
Mimi Reaves is a professional seamstress and an experienced cosplayer. She has always loved to play dress up, so it was only natural she fell in love with cosplay in 2007, debuting her take on Gaz from Invader Zim. Since then she has created numerous costumes such as Babydoll from Sucker Punch, Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones, several Disney princesses, and one of her personal favorites, Violet Baudelaire from A Series of Unfortunate Events. Mimi has completed two years of costuming education at Capilano University and is currently sewing for film and television. She is passionate about bringing her favorite characters to life and inspiring others.
Back for our second year at Tsukino-Con, we are the Cosplay Repair Station—a Washington State based costume repair group who love to make the cosplay community just a little better for everyone. We know how stressful it is to have a cosplay malfunction or something break at the wrong time during a con, so we are here to help! We travel to the Pacific Northwest and nearby Canadian cons year round with our trained volunteer staff to help with sewing, wig, prop, glue, and general cosplay repairs! From helping with ripped seams to knotted Miku wigs to broken Mercy halos, we’re there to help. We also enjoy hosting panels on cosplaying and costuming techniques—keep an eye out for panels by our staff.
Our goal is to not only make repairs accessible (and free!) at conventions, but also educate and create a space where everyone is having a great time cosplaying! If you need a quick repair or need some advice, swing by the Cosplay Repair Station, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for the latest updates as well as plenty of tips and tricks! We hope to help make your con experience even better!
Austin Tindle is a writer and actor living in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Orlando, Florida, raised in Austin, Texas and attended UTD on academic scholarship, where he almost became an Electrical Engineer. At 19 he was cast as Romeo and changed majors the same day. Maybe you’ve seen him on stage around Dallas at Kitchendog Theatre, WaterTower Theatre, Theatre Three, Stage West, Shakespeare Dallas, Project X, Second Thought Theatre, Nouveau 47, Upstart Theatre, and many others.
He’s probably most well-known for his work with Funimation Studios, where he has voiced many characters including Ayumu Aikawa in “Is this a Zombie?”, Accelerator in “A Certain Magical Index”, Shu Ouma in “Guilty Crown”, Marco Bodt in “Attack on Titan”, Karma in “Assassination Classroom”, and Kaneki in “Tokyo Ghoul”. And Austin has been a proud member of the Couchsurfing community since 2011. He just really loves couches.
Christine is a voice over actress based out of Los Angeles, California. She is most known for her roles in animation and video games. Some of her most notable roles include Azusa Nakano of K-On!, Madoka Kaname in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Shiemi Moriyama in Blue Exorcist, Silica in Sword Art Online, Mako Mankanshoku in KILL la KILL, Sailor Saturn in Sailor Moon, Hiromi in Erased, Sonoko in Yuki Yuna is a Hero, Yukiho Kosoka in Love Live!, Haruka in Oblivion Island, the titular character of Squid Girl in Squid Girl, Ivan Whisky in Cyborg 009 VS Devilman, General Pisti in Magi, Ruka Asato in Accel World, Yumemitchi in Tamagotchi Friends, Reina and Mew in Pokemon Origins, Minori Kushieda in Toradora!, Filia in Skullgirls, Marie Rose in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, Symonne in Tales of Zestiria, Chiaki Nanami in Danganronpa 2, Nepgear in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, Usalia in Disgaea 5, Sophie Neuenmuller in Atelier Sophie, Lisette in Stella Glow, Keina Sawaya in Atelier Meruru, and roles in video games such as Xenoblade Chronicles, Time and Eternity, Mugen Souls Z, Fairy Fencer F, Ragnarok Online 2 and more!
Vikes Improv is an improvisational comedy performance group based out of the University of Victoria. Vikes consists of students from all departments and all years, including graduate students! There are currently 3 performance teams, 2 of which are coached, and one self-directed team.
Not Rocket Science: NRS is Vikes self-directed team. They’ve been together as an official team since September but have been improvising together for a couple years in some way or another. They enjoy playing grounded characters with a flare for the dramatic.
Competitive Christmas Lights: Competitive Christmas Lights is a brand new improv comedy troupe performing together since September 2016. They are comprised of six students all in different departments: writing, computer science, geography, theatre, anthropology, and English . This eclectic mix of background makes their improv fun and diverse, a true reflection of the UVic spirit.
The Pendleton Collective: If you know a congregation who only speak in emojis and measured love in laughs, you know the Pendleton Collective. Established in 2016 this fresh Vikes Improv team made strides in the art, from short form games to long form scenes. The Pendletons' are a dynamic combination of veteran and new improvisers alike.