Musical Acts


Yugiri is the vocalist of the visual kei rock band, DaizyStripper, which was formed in March of 2007 and began activities with a demonstration show at Takadanobaba AREA on June 5th of that same year.

They have performed solo shows in Taiwan and Korea as well as participated in events in France, Canada, and America.

In Japan, they perform at venues such as Zepp Tokyo, Shibuya Public Hall, Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall, and Tokyo Dome City Hall.

In the past, they provided the ending theme song for Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, and ten years after they’d formed as a band, they released their first major debut single AGAIN on July 26th, 2017.

On January 24th, 2018, they released their second major single, 4GET ME NOT, the sound producer of which was Ken of L’Arc~en~Ciel.

On June 5th, 2018, they held a fan appreciation event titled “KISS THE FUTURE~Perfect Request Live~” for their 11th anniversary. At that same show, they announced the launch of their own label KISS RECORDS, which had been in the works for some time.

Their activities since then have continued to catch people’s attention.

This will be Yugiri’s first time back to the USA since 2008.



As the guitarist for the visual kei rock band HERO, SARSHI made his major debut in 2013 on the label Nippon Crown. HERO also provided the theme song for the anime FAIRY TAIL, and perform one-man shows at Zepp Tokyo, Shibuya Public Hall, and the Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall. In 2021, the band that started his career, Nana, resumed activities and released “Namida ga Tomaranakutemo” in 2023. He is also currently active as part of an EDM unit called Flutter Echo where he performs as both a guitarist and vocalist.

SARSHI was last in America as a support guitarist for ICE in 2019, and he is pleased to be able to return for NekoCon as support for Yugiri.



David Adkins 

Renowned Award-winning Fantasy Author. he took a simple hiatus to finish his first horror novel which is looking to be a movie in production next year. Sons of Solistar, his first series, is in the top 900 of online book sales, and is responsible for leading him into a fan base of thousands across the nation, and his new series And We Were Gods is looking to possibly be another television series in the near future.

Voice Actors

Brandon Winckler

Brandon Winckler is a Voice Actor and Writer from Chesapeake, VA. He works in Los Angeles, California as an actor for Cartoons, Movies, Video Games, and more. He has worked on titles such as Sword Art Online, Marvel Avengers Academy, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Fire Emblem Heroes, Pokemon Masters, and many more

Erik Kimerer

Erik Kimerer was born in Edmonds, Washington, USA and voiced works in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (19-22), Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro (21), The Seven Deadly Sins (15-21), Sailor Moon Eternal (21), Sword Art Online (12-20), Pokémon Masters (19), Bungou Stray Dogs (19), The Rising of the Shield Hero (19), One Punch Man (15-19), Beyblade Burst (18-19), Mob Psycho 100 (16-19), Cells at Work! (18), Berserk (16-17), Fire Emblem Heroes (17), Your Lie in April (14-15), Kuroko’s Basketball (12), Toradora! (08-09), Toradora SOS! (09), Sailor Moon (95)

Cricket Leigh

Cricket Leigh is known for Cars Race-O-Rama (09), ATLA: Super Deformed Shorts (09), Cars Mater-National Championship (07), Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Burning Earth (07), Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (06), Avatar: The Last Airbender (05), Red Faction II (2002), Celebrity Deathmatch (1998).

Sarah Anne Williams

Sarah Anne Williams was born in Indiana, USA. She is an actress, known for Demon Slayer (19-23), Fire Emblem (17-23), Hello Kitty & Friends (20-22), Hello Kitty Super Style, Monster Prom (18-22), Kill La Kill (13-14), Rent A Girlfriend, Hyperdimension Neptunia VG (11-22), Komi Can’t Communicate, Mieruko-Chan, Edens Zero, Final Fantasy (15-21), Shin Megami Tensi (20), Sword Art Online (12-20), Enchantimals, Boruto (17-19), Persona (16-17), Pokémon Masters (19), Five Nights at Freddy’s (15-19), Dragon Star Varnir, Dragon Ball Z (18), Barbie Dreamtopia (16-18), Kakegurui, Berserk, Little Witch Academia, Disney Stitch & Ai, Naruto (17), Valkyria Revolution, Handa-Kun, Barbie (16), Asterisk War, Street Fighter (16), RAIDEN (16), TOME (11-15), Ai Tenchi Muyo (14), Hunter X Hunter (13-14), Nagi-Asu, Accel World (12-16), Puella Magi Madoka Magica (11-13), League of Legends, Touhou (04-05), Sailor Moon (96-97)

Erin Lundquist

Saint Cecilia & Pastor Lawrence, Duper Suits, High Heat (22), Go Buster!, AFK Arena: Just Esperia Things, My Time at Sandrock, Lore Olympus, Storm Chasers, Zenith: The Last City, Fallout The Frontier, One Shots: D&D Character Podcast, Legends of Middle Earth

Dave Trosko

Best known for his roles in Attack on Titan (13-22), My Hero Academia (17-21), Hetalia (09-21), Black Clover (17-21), Fairy Tail (09-19), Sakura Quest (17), All Out (16-17), Black Butler (17), One Piece (01-16), Assassination Classroom (15-16), Laughing Under the Clouds, Free!, Dragonar Academy (14), Darker than Black (07-09), Birdy the Mighty: Decode (08-09), Claymore, School Rumble (04-06), Dragonball (95)

Cosplay Guests

Wig-Wig Cosplay

Wig-Wig Cosplay is an award-winning cosplay duo out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2019, WigTall and WigSmall were the Team USA representatives for the International Cosplay League in Madrid, Spain, where they won first place in the duo category! They are best known for their combination of technical sewing and fabrication skills with entertaining performances. Alongside competing, they have been judging craftsmanship and performance across the country for over 10 years, and enjoy working to promote and assist cosplay departments.
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Presenter Guests


Lodestar is the human embodiment of Jenna Maroney, a true DigiDestined, and was born under the inscrutable star sign Ophiuchus. In his free time, he holds a lifelong dedication to media literacy, intersectional-advocacy, and making life as fun as can be. He has a variety of passions across all geek fandoms such as video games (with a specialization in JRPG’s), TTRPGs, cosplay, writing, anime, comics/manga, pop culture, witchcraft, and more. Part of his professional competencies is keeping up with the latest interest with the populations he works with. Lodestar has earned a Master’s of Education in Counselor Education, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and two minors in Dance and English; specializing in Fiction Writing. Lodestar is also a professional show designer and choreographer for competitive color guards and winterguards around the country.


Vale is a self-taught cosplayer of eight years. Originally starting with primarily movie based cosplays, she’s branched out to include anime, video games, original designs, and horror characters. She grew on tiktok and instagram from her collaborative and dynamic storytelling and community building, where she created multiple stories and communities, such as Ball of Sunshine, Shape of You, and the Veil. Most recently, she’s worked heavily with the Woods of Terror as a guest actor and breaking the division between cosplay and haunt acting.

Workshop Guests

Snap Plastic Studios

Hello there! My name is Thomas but you can call me Snap! I’ve been building, modifying, and painting plastic model kits for the better part of a decade. In that time I’ve learned a ton of useful tips and tricks that I’m always excited to share.

Video Game Guests

Chris Harada

Chris Harada is a video game industry veteran, currently working as a Director in Online Engagement. Having worked in games, tech, and e-commerce, Harada has developed a background building strong relationships in game development, community, and media. He has shipped a total of nine titles across North America and Europe, working on marketing campaigns with both U.S. and Japanese teams. His goal is to help as many passionate individuals as possible, to go for their dreams and make it into the entertainment industry.

Su Liu

Su has been in the video game industry for nearly 10 years. She had her start at Double Fine Productions, working on titles like Broken Age. She later moved over to Riot Games where she spent seven-and-a-half years working on League of Legends and Riots Esports infrastructures. She is now currently working at Mojang studios as a Senior Technical Program Manager.