KuroNekoCon has invited many guests over the years. Voice actors, authors, artists, cultural guests, and many more have brought their unique stories and life experiences to share with you.
Bryce Papenbrook has been a professional voice over artist since the age of eight. He was introduced to the voice acting scene by his father, Bob Papenbrook, and has continued the trade in his footsteps.
Bryce has performed in numerous video games, cartoons, and television shows. Some recent roles include: Eren in Attack on Titan, Kirito in Sword Art Online and Sword Art Online II, Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Red in Pokemon Origins, Machina Kunagiri in Final Fantasy Type-0, Masaomi Kida in Durarara!! and Durarara!! X2, Theodore in Persona Q, Makoto Naegi in DanganRonpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Nagito Komaeda in Super Dangan Ronpa 2, Staz Charlie Blood in Blood Lad, Adrien aka "Cat Noir" in Miraculous Ladybug, Clay Sizemore in Soul Eater Not!, Kaname Isaki in A Lull in the Sea, Numerous roles in Call of Duty: Ghosts, Tiz Arrior in Bravely Default, Adol Christin in Ys: Memories of Celceta, Inky in Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Game, Black Ranger in the Power Rangers Megaforce Game, Sultan in Disney Princess Palace Pets, Lest in Rune Factory 4, Henry in Fire Emblem Awakening, Issachar in Shin Megami Tensei IV, Asbel Lhant in Tales of Graces F, Zidane Tribal in Final Fantasy Dissidia 012, and Guan Ping in Dynasty Warriors. Past leading roles include Shugo in .hack//Sign Legend of the Twilight, Jack in MAR, Jack Russell in Radiata Stories, Hanabusa Aido in Vampire Knight, and Isami Fujiwara in Noein.
Since 2001, Christopher Bevins has acted in, directed, cast, produced, and/or adapted scripts for over 200 anime projects. His anime acting credits include Japan in Hetalia, Nine in Terror in Resonance, Nino in ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.,Yogi in Karneval, Twenty Faces in Trickster, Sero in My Hero Academia, Nico in Tokyo Ghoul, Hiroshi in Michiko & Hatchin, Rasputin in Drifters, Narsus in The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Hanamori in Princess Jellyfish, Johnny Gill in D.Gray-Man, Joe in Prison School, Hagakure in the Danganronpa anime series, Apollo & Amata in the Aquarion series, Lafitte, ChouChou, & Lasso in One Piece, Lahar in Fairy Tail, Shishi Wakamaru in Yu Yu Hakusho, Bee the Puppy in Dragon Ball Z, and Beck the Dog in BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad. He can also be heard as various characters and critters in Space Dandy, Attack on Titan, Soul Eater, Baccano!, Fullmetal Alchemist (both series), Ouran High School Host Club, Black Butler, Big Windup!, Shin chan, Fruits Basket, Case Closed and many more. Chris has also worked on several video games, most notably as Dhalsim in Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter V, as well as various background characters in Borderlands 2.
In his primary job as a Voice Director, Chris has assumed casting and directing duties on dozens of shows, including Space Patrol Luluco, Brave Witches, Drifters, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept., Michiko & Hatchin, the Danganronpa anime series, Princess Jellyfish, Ping Pong: The Animation, Terror in Resonance, GANGSTA., The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Yurikuma Arashi, Nobunagun, Karneval, Selector Infected WIXOSS, Sengoku Basara, The Devil is a Part-Timer!, BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (with Taliesin Jaffe), Jormungand, King of Thorn, Heaven’s Lost Property, Samurai 7, Speed Grapher, Witchblade, Burst Angel, and Dragon Ball GT.
Kazha is a three member rock band from Japan created by the Japanese singer/songwriter Kazuha Oda. Kazuha is a classically trained singer who has worked in various fields in the music industry ranging from Classic to Heavy Metal and her work has appeared on iTunes Top 100 charts in numerous countries. After releasing Kazha's first album "Overture" in 2010, they had their first North America tour debuting at Asian Heritage Street Celebration in San Francisco playing with the American Hip Hop group "Far East Movement." Since then, the band has been touring around the world, appearing at various festivals and Anime conventions. Kazha has also performed at venues including the world famous Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles and sharing the stage with national adventure armed with their strong belief in their music and aspirations of achieving their goal. Their music combines the softness of a falling feather and the heaviness of a hurricane, creating a fusion of cultures and musical viewpoints to represent a new future of music.
Uptown is a cosplayer that has become renowned for their highly successful character panels and award-winning lip sync battle performances. They host many main events and emcee at conventions around the Pacific Northwest and share their panels, reviews, tutorials, and advice with their broad audience as a YouTuber and social media icon.
Uptown has been creating their own costumes and styling wigs by hand since they began in 2012, and have cosplayed for events as many popular characters, most notably Chat Noir from Miraculous Ladybug, Viktor Nikiforov from Yuri!!! On Ice, Death the Kid from Soul Eater, and Tsukiyama Shuu from Tokyo Ghoul.
With a love for creativity and a passion for hands-on crafts, KionCloud found themself intrigued with the idea of cosplay when it was first introduced into their life. Kion began their own cosplay journey in the autumn of 2013 about a year after discovering the exciting new hobby.
They enjoy honing their skills in the many artistic aspects of cosplay encompassing making costumes, creating YouTube videos, as well as in-person performances in front of audiences. While attending several cosplay and Japanese cultural conventions throughout Washington and Oregon, Kion has participated in many live events including cosplay chess and several in-character panels. In addition to enjoying the various facets of cosplay they also strive to be a positive influence in the cosplay community and enjoy the interactions they have with their followers on social media platforms such as Instagram. KionCloud loves meeting and seeing new faces so don't hesitate to say hello!