Featured Panelist Announcement – Koi

NekoCon is proud to announce Koi as a featured panelist!

A convention veteran of nearly 20 years, Koi (HistoriKoi Cosplay) has been providing quality programming for nearly all of it. She has given panels at cons such as Nekocon, ROFCon, Anime Mid-Atlantic, and AnimeUSA over the years, to name a few. Her programming stems from her love of mentoring new con goers and her passion for history with notable titles including “Convention Etiquette”; and “The American History Behind Assassin’s Creed III”.

Outside of conventions, Koi works in the museum field and has served as a visiting lecturer to several historic sites. Her goal is for attendees of her panels to double over from laughter (while maybe also learning something new)!

Guest Announcement – GodofNightvale

NekoCon is proud to announce GodofNightvale as a guest!

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.

Guest Announcement – Wig Wig Cosplay

NekoCon is proud to announce WigWig Cosplay, as both a guest and masquerade judge this year!

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.
Follow them on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wigwigcosplay
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wigwigcosplay
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/wigwigcosplay
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/wigwigcosplay

Guest Announcement – Lodestar

NekoCon is proud to announce Lodestar as a guest!

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.