Gianni Matragrano is a voice actor known for working on games such as ULTRAKILL, Gloomwood, MADNESS, Genshin Impact, and many more. He has a particular reputation for working on a lot of games in the Retro FPS subgenre, including Nightmare Reaper, Turbo Overkill, POSTAL: Brain Damaged, Fashion Police Squad, and many other titles. He has also done a lot of work in anime, such as Arte, Tribe Nine, Gundam: Cucuruz Doan's Island, Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle, Memories: Stink Bomb, and more. However, he is possibly most known for his YouTube channel which focuses on voicing memes, and has over 750,000 subscribers.

Twitter: @GetGianni

Youtube: @GianniMatragrano


Stardust Megu is a Black, Plus Sized and Bi cosplayer from NYC. She has been cosplaying for over 13 years, competes at cosplay contests, won numerous awards, and even judged some contests. Megu has made over 90 cosplays, and specializes in needlework, armor, and props. Along with posting her cosplay progress and craftmanship tips, Megu also uses her platform to push for diversity, and especially in the crafting and competition side of cosplay. She believes that anyone regardless of race, body size, genders, etc. can be a crafter!

Twitter: @Stardust_Megu

Youtube: @StardustMegu

Facebook: Stardust Megu

Charles Dunbar has been doing this for a very long time. After deciding (on the road back from a con, no less) to study con culture back in 2008, they have spent the next 14 years of their life devoted to not only Japan (and its history, monsters, and culture) but to building their own base of knowledge from which they can draw and teach others. Since then, they have lectured at many cons, libraries, and universities on all manners of fandom, history, culture, and folklore, and anything else that strikes their fancy, in hopes of bringing new perspectives and points of view to the appreciation of Japanese animation, and everything else associated with it. And when life threw them a curveball in 2020, they pivoted that love into designing tabletop games that reflect the same. Who knows what the future holds for them, but it has been one wild ride.


An extraordinary pair of artists, the Chalk Twins are renowned for their chalk murals of epic proportions. Traveling the world in pursuit of artistic mastery, they are a regular installment at conventions and events across the country where they produce massive chalk masterpieces live. The Chalk Twins are truth in advertising – they are twins, and they work together with soft pastel chalk. When you see them, we encourage you to get down low and talk to them. They would be glad to answer questions and talk about art, geeky stuff, twin stuff – whatever you like. They don't bite. We promise.

Follow them on their adventures across the country and around the world on Twitter or Instagram @chalktwins. Like them on Facebook at, buy prints and originals online at New in 2023 Devon and Lexi will be live streaming their live performance at Tora-Con on Twitch.

Kia Sangria is an NYC-based creative with a particular interest and passion for DIY projects and Cosplay. Using her sewing skills she has been cosplaying since 2014 and between 2020-2021 has sewn over 40 costumes 1 of which have been internationally published. As a Cosplayer, she has worked with Mccalls & Simplicity, Fabric Wholesale Direct, Oliso, and many other brands to inspire others to tap into their creative power while advocating for Cosplay representation in sewing communities. When she's not at cons she hosts Cosplay Sewing events in the NYC area!

Twitter: @Kiasangria93

Instagram: @kiasangria93

Youtube: @KiaSangria

Tiktok: @kiasangriany

James Landino is an internationally recognized video game/anime composer and DJ based out of Los Angeles, California. His influence of electronic music bridges the gap of gaming, anime, and nightclub culture together, amassing millions of plays across multiple platforms.
He is best known for his work on the musically acclaimed video game NO STRAIGHT ROADS, along with other projects including TOWER OF GOD, OMEGA STRIKERS, ROBLOX, CHUNITHM, OSU!, RWBY, CYTUS II, AMPLITUDE HD, PUBG MOBILE and DROPMIX.
Once an audio developer for HARMONIX MUSIC SYSTEMS, James now works full time as an independent talent working with the entertainment industry’s best professionals. His notable clients include: SEGA, SQUARE ENIX, MONSTERCAT, SONY, CRUNCHYROLL, TENCENT, and ROOSTER TEETH.
James tours around the world at various events as a performer and speaker celebrating video games and anime, sharing the stage with renowned acts M-FLO, TEDDYLOID, and DEMONDICE, and releasing official remixes of internationally recognized artists such as KUMI KODA, FLOW and TOKYO MACHINE. Recently he founded RARE DROP, a music publishing and artist management company representing music composers in the video game industry.

Twitter: @jameslandino

Youtube: @jameslandino

Instagram: @jameslandino


Shihori is an international J-pop singer/songwriter based in LA who composes and performs solo work, as well as music for film, TV, anime and games.

Debuted in 2007 under her former pseudonym Sena, her 3rd single “Never End Wonderland” ranked #5 and #8 on the Oricon Singles Daily and Weekly charts, in 2009. She has written and composed over 130 songs for Japan’s best known contemporary artists such as Nana Mizuki, Momoiro Clover Z, and for such famed shows as Fairy Tail, My Little Pony, Tomodachi Game, Macross Frontier, Ultraman and The Irregular at Magic High School besides her original works. Many of her releases have made the hit chart with 13 of her hits having attained Gold Disc Certification.

In 2018 she moved to the U.S. where she has recently enjoyed international success performing lead vocals on the Billboard-charted single “The Real Folk Blues” in 2020. She also composed and performed the “Battle Queens 2020” theme song for the popular game League of Legends and the theme song for the game “Omega Strikers.” Also, "Holy Steel," the fan theme song she co-released with Nico Bellisario for "Jojo 's Bizarre Adventure,” has received a total of 7.4M views on YouTube and over 2.8M views on Spotify.

Twitter: @ShihoriNY

Instagram: @Shihori94

Spotify: Shihori