Second Wave Guest Announcements – Sausomecon 2017

Second Wave of Guest Announcements:

Jim Butcher – Author

http://www.jim-butcher.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Butcher

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Bruce Elliott – Actor, Voice Actor, ADR Director, and Script Writer

Animecons.com
http://animecons.com/guests/bio.shtml/2496/R_Bruce_Elliott

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._Bruce_Elliott

IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0254602/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

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Touko Mana – Cosplayer/Photographer

Cosplay FB page: https://www.facebook.com/toukomana/

Photography FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/t.s.i.m.photography/

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/toukomana/

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Rhapsodia Cosplay – Cosplay Duo
https://www.facebook.com/RhapsodiaCosplay/

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We are finalizing a few more special guest announcements so stay tuned!

Mike

First Wave Guest Announcements!

Here is our First Wave of Special Guest line up! Bios to follow at another time:

New Dates, Same Sausome Location

Our new dates are June 30th – July 2nd, 2017! 

Our 2017 theme is Liberty!

You can pre-register for only $30 right now in our registration page!

We will be announcing many of our special guests in the weeks to follow as well as having our artist and vendor contracts ready soon too.

We are still working on overhauling the website as well as many future updates, so stay tuned!

Sausomecon

Latest schedule update!
 
You can check out the latest schedule at Sausomecon 2016 final version 5pm
 
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Due to work related reasons, Lisle Wilkerson will be leaving earlier than expected this Sunday. All of her Sunday events, her autograph session and Panel, are cancelled.
 
In place of her 2pm panel, Mike Worley will be hosting a Caricature panel at 2pm in Salon A.
 
Until the next update, may everyone be sausome!
 
Mike

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The information in the booklet and schedule are subject to change.

 

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Sausomecon 2016 – June 10-12th
At the KCI Expo Center – 11730 NW. Ambassador Dr. Kansas City, MO 64153

Hours are
Friday – 2pm – 12:45am
Saturday – 10am -12:45am
Sunday – 10am – 5pm

You can pick up your pre-order badges on Thursday from 6pm-9pm in the lobby of the KCI Convention Center (not the lobby of the Holiday Inn).

Badges can be picked up Friday starting at noon.

 

Pre-reg your badges by clicking here!

Volunteering Form is found by clicking here!

Hotel Reservations can be reserved at the Holiday Inn right next to the KCI Expo Center by using the promo code SAA at: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/kansas-city/mkccr/hoteldetail

The last day to reserve a room is May 20th!

Room rates are $94.00 for Kings and $104.00 for Double Queens, before taxes.

 

At the KCI Expo Center – 11730 NW. Ambassador Dr. Kansas City, MO 64153

 

Limenitis

I have been cosplaying for 10+ years and have won a number of awards from Best Craftsmanship to Overall Best in Show, competing in conventions in the Midwest, from Iowa to Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri. I am a fourth generation seamstress in my family with 25 years of sewing experience, and 15+ years of costuming construction. Being a sucker for anything with a ball gown and have made a number of well known gowns, from Ciel’s pink dress from Kuroshitsuji, to Euphemia’s gown in CLAMP’s art book of Code Geass. With the skills I’ve gathered from being a seamstress, and cosplay, I’ve put them to use as I study at UCM to get my doctorate in textile archaeology.

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Bruce Elliott – Voice Actor

 R BRUCE ELLIOTT was born two hundred and thirty-eight years ago in a beautiful split-level Tudor-style log cabin he built himself out of broken Legos and recycled earwax. A long-time professional actor based in Dallas, Texas, “Our Bruce’s” talents have taken him all over the United States and include work in theatre (over 200 hundred plays and musicals), film (JFK, Fletch Lives, Dr. T and the Women, The Chase, etc.), TV (Barney & Friends, Walker, Texas Ranger, Murder in the Heartland, etc.), radio, commercials and anything else he could either hypnotize or annoy someone into letting him do. But in late 2003, his long and checkered career led not to the public disgrace and/or early grave he was expecting but rather, amazingly, to his real calling — he started working as a voice actor at Funimation! His very first role (and still a favorite) was the bumbling detective Richard Moore in Case Closed, and many others soon followed. Among the approximately 180 different shows he has worked on in the last thirteen-plus years, some notable roles include Basque Gran in Full Metal Alchemist, Dot Pyxis in Attack on Titan, Guild Master Makarov in Fairy Tail, Captain Ginyu in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Narrator in Space Dandy and Sgt. Frog, Whitebeard (and five other characters) in One Piece, Tanaka in Black Butler, Bookman in D Gray Man, head samurai Kambei in Samurai Seven, Fei Wang Reed in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Conrad in Romeo X Juliet (which he also co-directed with his good friend Michael Tatum), Szilard Quates in Baccano, Mr. Saito in Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, Doc in Robotics; Notes, Hayato in Kenichi, the Mightiest Disciple, Mobeedo in Heroic Age, Jugo in Kaze no Stigma, and King Yama in the very last episode of Yu Yu Hakasho: Ghost Files. He has also had roles in a few anime films, including The One in Empire of Corpses, Hosokawa in Wolf Children, The High Seeker in Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, and Dr. Wheelo in Dragon Ball Z: The World’s Strongest. Finally, the especially sharp-eared might recognize his voice in the occasional video game, such as Aeon Flux, Orcs Must Die (1 & 2), Bloodrayne 2, Borderlands 2, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Smite, and eight different games in the Dragon Ball Z series, all as the fearlessly brainless idiot (or is that brainlessly fearless?), Captain Ginyu of the Ginyu Force! Bruce wants everyone to know he absolutely loves living the life of a voice actor, exclaiming, “It’s great! You don’t have to rehearse for weeks, or memorize hundreds of lines, or put up with dozens of other actors (such awful people!), or wear a costume, or put on makeup (well, many do, of course, but it’s not required),” and plans to continue doing it “until they are forced to pry the microphone from my cold, dead hands!” — which, at his advanced age, could be any moment now. (Get those autographs while you can, folks!).

Animecons.com

Behind The Voice Actor

Wikipedia

Cynthia Cranz – Voice Actress

Cynthia Cranz is returning to Sausomecon for her second visit! She has been acting professionally since 1991. She has appeared on stage, TV, radio, film and in comercial print. Born in Fort Worth, TX, she graduated from Grapevine High School and is an alumnus of The University Of Mississippi where she minored in Psychology, earning a degree in History. After college, she returned to her roots in Fort Worth, where she worked in local theaters and continued studying acting. She signed with The Tomas Agency in 1993 and has been working with Funimation since 1999, when she was cast in her first Anime role, as Chi Chi on DBZ. Next came Boton on Yu Yu Hokusho, Mitch on Case Closed, Mitzi on Shin-Chan, Paninya, on Full Metal, Diana on Lupin the Third, and Coach Mo on Big Windup. Other favorite supporting roles include shows such as Negima, Kodacha and One Piece. She currently resides in her native Fort Worth with husband Mitchell McManis and their several four-legged fur babies, where she continues to act, practice real estate, ride horses and compete in equestrian events.

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Behind The Voice Actor

Wikipedia

Touko Mana – Cosplayer & Photographer

Touko Mana is a cosplayer by day and a photographer…at the exact same time. At cons, you can normally find Touko taking other cosplayer’s photos while wearing cosplays of her own. She never lets high heels or armor get in the way of getting the perfect shot.

Touko has been cosplaying since 2008 here in Kansas City and started crafting cosplays on her own in 2011. Her expertise in cosplay includes penny-pinching, craft-foam accessories and armor, and on the occassion, she makes some really strange wigs.

On the photography side of things, Touko has been a cosplay photographer officially since 2014. She’s the owner and head photographer of T.S.I.M. Photography with her fiance being her photography assistant and partner. Since 2014, she’s been doing photoshoots for cosplayers at cons she attends and for cosplayers who live in the area and are wanting to do a shoot outside of conventions. Everyone wonders where she goes come nighttime at conventions, and normally, she’s just wanting to go to the hotel room and edit the shots she took that day. She’s also looking to purchase her official business license this year.

Outside of her main two loves of cosplay and photography, she is also a model for Career Images Model and Talent Agency Inc. and modeled in the Kansas City Urban Fashion Fest back in August 2016. In her down time, she really enjoys video games of all genres, drawing, spending way too much time on social media, and drowning herself in Mexican food. If her fiance can pull her away from Final Fantasy XIV, she will occasionally watch some anime. But, y’know, video games. And food.

 

Cosplay Facebook Page 

Photography Facebook Page

Instagram

Honor Lychee – Cosplayer

Combining her two favorite things, cosplay and lychees, Honor Lychee finally branched out into the cosplay scene she long admired in 2011, premiering her first cosplay at her first convention: Tokyo in Tulsa. Just a year later, she began hosting panels, and now she frequents conventions performing her popular and sponsored panels.
More recently, Honor Lychee has been featured as a cosplay judge and guest, started hosting workshops, enjoyed the more refined life as a member of Lolita Fashion, and spends her time strengthening the community with her involvement in Cosplay Celebration and the creation of Students of Cosplay. If you’d like to keep up with her projects and shenanigans, feel free to like her Facebook page (www.facebook.com/honorlychee1), follow her on Instagram (@Honorlychee), or visit her at www.honorlychee.com.
She’s so excited to see what talent Sausomecon brings!

Rob Vash Lewis

Rob Vash Lewis Trigun

Rob Vash Lewis Cosplaying Vash The Stampede from Trigun

Bio to be updated soon

Jacob Bond 2017

Jacob “J.M” Bond has worn many hats over the years. Growing up in a family of professional clowns, from a young age he has always had an interest in entertaining people.

Working at a public library he found opportunities to hone his skills, entertaining children as a storyteller for the past seven years and becoming a puppeteer & builder for the last five.

His true love, however, is comics. Beginning with a collaboration project called “Not Quite Terrestrial”, he has spent the past fifteen years working & developing various webcomics.

His current series is called “Toshokan Anime Club”, which can be found at www.tanimeclub.com, is a comedy about a group of anime fans. J.M. Bond is currently polishing up his first children’s novel which may see the light of day eventually.

Aaron Dismuke 2017

Aaron Dismuke

Aaron Dismuke

Aaron Dismuke is an American voice actor, adaptive writer and director primarily with Funimation Entertainment. He got his start voice acting at age 9, as Hiro Sohma in Fruits Basket, moving on to voice Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist (at age 12). Other major roles include Leonardo Watch in Blood Blockade Battlefront, Van Fanel in Escaflowne (2016 version), Oscar in RWBY, Yo Takami in Deadman Wonderland, Twelve in Terror in Residence, Arslan in The Heroic Legend of Arslan, and Lucifer in Devil is a Part Timer. He worked as assistant director for Ninja Slayer and Fairy Tail, and director for Shomin Sample and Nanbaka. He was also part of the ADR writing teams that adapted scripts for Fairy Tail, Ninja Slayer, Nanbaka and Tokyo Ghoul.

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Behind the Voice Actor

Wikipedia

Kazha – Returning to Sausomecon

Kazha

Kazha

Kazha is a rock band formed by a singer/songwriter Kazuha Oda. Kazuha Oda has worked over 20 different records/projects from classic to heavy metal music in Japan. She has worked with wide variety of performers including Grammy winning pianist Bob James.

In September 2009, Kazha released their first EP “Breath Through Your Dreams” and toured Japan and Korea. After releasing their first album “Overture” in 2010, they shifted their base from Japan to U.S.A. in order to further their goal of sharing their music with people all over the world.
During their first North America Tour, they made stops in Washington, DC, California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, New York, Michigan, Illinois, Colorado and more. The band continues to tour around the world, including Europe, Mexico, as well as appearing at various festivals and conventions including Saboten Con, Sacanime, Nan Desu Kan, Ohayo Con, Phoenix Comicon and Colorado Dragon Boat Festival.

They released their 2nd album “Evolution,” and continue their musical 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.

Kazha represents a new future of the world music: a fusion of cultures and musical view points that create their sound.

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Samurai Dan and Jillian

Samurai Dan and Jillian

Samurai Dan and Jillian

The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history.

With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both large and small.

Beyond their martial skills, the dynamic duo collaborated to write, direct, host, and star in a 12 episode TV series entitled, “The Way of The Samurai.”

Daniel is also an author, with several martial art articles published, and is currently working on his second full-length novel.

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