Linda Le is a cosplayer born in a small town in Oklahoma, and now resides in California. She was discovered by Kotobukiya and Danny Choo after being featured in OTACOOL 2 and became known as Vampy Bit Me. Soon afterward, she was tapped to be the co-host of Nerdist’s Just Cos cosplay show. Her costumes have also been featured on Marvel.com, and she has collaborated with Capcom as their official Morrigan and Juri cosplayer. Linda has also worked with Bandai, DC, various video game companies, and was recently featured on CNN’s “24 Hours in the Life of a Worldwide Cosplayer.” Her latest cosplay collaboration was at PAX East as D.Va from Blizzard’s new game, Overwatch. She continues to travel the world excited to talk about armor making, building Gundam models, creating new art work, working on her own toy line, being creative, and meeting people who share the same love for being an all around fangirl. If she isn’t working, she is designing for her clothing company, playing Monster Hunter, and gaming all around.
Guests of Honor
Doug Walker is best known for his character The Nostalgia Critic who resides on ChannelAwesome.com. The "NC" reviews bad movies and TV shows connected to childhood. He's also noted for having a long standing "rivalry" with The Angry Video Game Nerd. He has appeared on PBS, 20/20, Rifftrax, and in Entrepreneur Magazine and the New York Times. Additionally, he was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year at the Mashable Awards as well as one of the Best Youtube Critics by WatchMojo.com. Having performed with Mike Nelson, James Rolfe, Mara Wilson, Dante Basco, Paul Dini, Andre Meadows, Rob Paulsen, Maurice Lamarche, and Don Bluth, his work was praised by the late Roger Ebert. His image even appeared in the anime Zettai Karen Children. He’s more than a god, but less than a man… or is it the other way around? Either way just watch him! He clearly needs the attention.
Lauren Landa has voiced numerous roles in many anime and video games for the past 10 years. Fans of Sailor Moon have heard her in VIZ Media’s Sailor Moon as Sailor Neptune. Fighting game players have heard her as Karin Kanzuki in Street Fighter as well as the ninja beauty Kasumi in Dead or Alive 5.
She has also voiced the sexy Litchi Faye-Ling in the popular fighting game series Blazblue, the enthusiastic Yan Leixia in Soul Calibur V, the badass Kyoko Sakura in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the deadly Little Queen in Tales of Graces F, Boiboi in REDLINE, the adorable zombie Squigly in Skullgirls, kind-hearted Leia Rolando in Tales of Xillia, the innocent Chuubou Sonken in Ikkitousen: Great Guardians, the quiet Annie Leonhart in the hit anime series Attack on Titan, One in Drakengard 3, Nio in Riddle Story of Devil, Nora in Noragami, and Nao Tomori in Aniplex’s Charlotte.
Chris Cason is an extremely prolific voice actor from Texas. Mr. Popo and Tien Shinhan in Dragon Ball Z, Gluttony in Fullmetal Alchemist, Holy Roman Empire in Hetalia, Tecchi in Sword Art Online II, Miyamoto and M1 in Yu Yu Hakusho, Boo and Whitey in Shin chan, Hanai in School Rumble, Chamo in Negima!, Babbit in Kodocha, Siegfried in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, and Hanbei in Sengoku BASARA represent some of Chris Cason’s favorite and best known roles. He has also had the opportunity to voice characters in many popular video games. Some of his favorites include voicing random ghouls and specters for Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Mega Man in Street Fighter X Tekken, Face McShooty and Mal in Borderlands 2, and Tatsu in Xenoblade Chronicles X.
Chris is also an ADR Director and has had the pleasure of casting, directing, and assistant directing such titles as: The Seven Deadly Sins, Dragon Ball Z Uncut, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball GT, Yu Yu Hakusho, Negima!, Kodocha, The Galaxy Railways, Baki the Grappler, School Rumble, Hell Girl, Kaze no Stigma, Bamboo Blade, Birdy the Mighty: Decode, Initial D, Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans.
In addition to directing and voice acting, he has adapted and assisted scripts for Case Closed, Negima!, Witchblade, Ouran High School Host Club, Bamboo Blade, AM Driver, the Magi series, Blood Lad, Initial D, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans.