Erica is best known for her roles as Ryuko Matoi in "KILL la KILL" and Aladdin in "Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic". Other animation credits include Mametchi in the "Tamagotchi Friends" webisodes, Reika Nishimura in the VIZ Media re-dub of "Sailor Moon", various characters in "Blood Lad", and Cloud E. Sky in the one-hour animated special "Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A Prep School".
Her video game works include Pac in "Pac-man and the Ghostly Adventures", Nagisa in "Danganronpa Another Episode", Fran in "Demon Gaze", and Eryn in "Fairy Fencer F". You can also hear her in other titles such as "Hyperdevotion Noire", "Atelier Escha & Logy", "The Witch and the Hundred Knight", "Ar nosurge", "Dust: An Elysian Tail", and "Heroes of Newerth".
Xanthe Huynh is a voice actress currently residing in the Los Angeles area. She used to be painfully shy until she first started theater in middle school and continued training until she got her degree in the Dramatic Arts at UC Irvine. This foundation is what she believes to have aided her in the voice acting competition at Anime Expo called AX Idol. After making it as a finalist, she was invited by Bang Zoom! Entertainment to come in for an audition and has been working since!
You may have heard her in anime such as Ui Hirasawa in K-On!, Sachi in Sword Art Online, Fuyumi Yanagi in Blood Lad, Bebe/Nagisa in Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion, Siesta in The Familiar of Zero, Sanae Nagatsuki in Squid Girl, and Monaka Noguchi in Kite Liberator.
Some of her video game roles are Meruru in Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arls, Mani in Witch and the Hundred Knight, Falcom in the Hyperdimension Neptunia Series, Ein Al and Poona in Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart, Weedy in Unhack, and Mist in Rune Factory: Frontier.
She would love to extend her love and appreciation to FreeCon for having her back as a guest this year. You guys rock!
Professional artists, writers, directors, editors, game designers, costume designers, and hobbyists that will be joining us!
Jillian Chiharu is an ambitious self-taught Florida cosplayer that has been participating in cosplay for about two years. In this short period of time, she has been fortunate enough to create over thirty cosplays and win several cosplay awards including Best in Show, Best Group, Best Craftsmanship, and Judge’s Choice. Jillian specializes in armor based costumes but also enjoys cosplays that marry elements from both sewing and armor making. She can usually be found cosplaying with her boyfriend, whose cosplays she also makes, and creating genderbends of different characters from male to female or vice versa. Jillian’s favorite challenge in cosplay is creating original humanized concepts of non-human characters and finding materials that complement a character’s personality. Her favorite category to cosplay from is video games because she spends far too much time playing them!
To show her love for anime, comic books and video games, her increasing knowledge of sewing and crafting skills to bring the characters she loves into reality. Fudgie has won multiple awards for her costumes, ranging from judge's choice, honorable mentions, and two costumes Storm (Xtreme X-Men) and Princess Tiana being Best In Shows. Being a huge supporter of "Everyone can Cosplay," she encourages others to cosplay whoever they want to, no matter race, gender, or size.
Deon Durr was born in Gainesville, Florida, on March 30th. He began writing at a young age, and began his career as a independent author when he self-published his first novel “Heroes: Volume 1” back in April of 2012. Since then Deon has only branched out into different areas, such as a writer, blogger, designer, radio host, podcaster, critic, youtuber, and head interviewer for Gamers & Nerds United. He has released numerous series on his website heroicage.weebly.com and deondurr.weebly.com, he has also released a poetry/lyric novel called Rebellious Life, Retributive Soul: Volume 1, and has begun releasing episodic stories from his third novel and sequel to his first, Heroes Volume 2: Dawn of the Hero. He is also an avid gamer, his favorite games include Injustice Gods Among Us, Marvel Vs. Capcom and Resident Evil. He is also a fan of comic books, where his favorite comic book character is jean Grey AKA Phoenix. His main goal has always been to inspire people no matter who they are, and telling them to follow their dreams no matter what, and to Live Life To The Fullest.