The Trailblazers

-Virtual Appearance- Kat Connery, AKA: Kat Pepmiller or Mama Cosplay has been a part of local Twin Cities fandom since 1983. With a degree in radio and TV broadcasting, Kat spent three years on the local kids’ radio station, Radio Aahs, as a DJ. She has hosted masquerades for Minicon and WorldCon and spent many.

John Gremillion

-Virtual Appearance- John Gremillion is a stage, film and voice actor who has been working in anime for over 20 years, providing voices for dozens of popular anime titles for Sentai Filmworks, FUNimation, Okratron 5000, and more. John’s most popular roles include Gentle Criminal in My Hero Academia, Dracule Mihawk in One Piece, Roland Chapelle in Food Wars, Arthur Randall.

Kaiji Tang

-Virtual Appearance- An avid lover of gaming and all things food-related, Kaiji Tang has been working as a voice actor in Los Angeles CA since 2007. In the world of video games, he has done such roles as Ichiban Kasuga (Yakuza: Like a Dragon), Eustace (Granblue Fantasy: Versus), Faust (Guilty Gear), Munehisa Iwai (Persona 5),.

Marcy Edwards

-Virtual Appearance- Marcy Edwards has been a professional artist in Los Angeles for over a decade. She went to RISD and LCAD for animation and is an accomplished graphic artist. In the acting world, Marcy has a resume both on-screen and behind the mic. Her voice acting roles include Yumiko (Yakuza: Like a Dragon), Och.

Ryan Reynolds

Anime has had a fan in Ryan Reynolds since the Toonami popped onto the scene in the late 90s. Needless to say, when the opportunity arose to do some voice work at Funimation Entertainment, it was like a dream come true. Ryan’s big break came as the voice of Latvia in a little show called.

La Vie Cosplay

Elle and Ashlyn began attending conventions over 20 years ago. Meeting in the masquerade scene of the early 2000’s, these ladies reunited in 2013 to begin the cosplay duo known as La Vie Cosplay. LVC has numerous awards to their name in crafting and performing including the current USA representatives for International Cosplay League in.

Goff Cosplay

Goff Cosplay is a cosplay couple powerhouse! This husband-and-wife team combine their creative skills to achieve a wide range of variety in their cosplays: Brian handles armor & props, rigging, and spray paint, while Vicky specializes in pattern drafting, fabrics, and detail paint. (And their big fluffy cat, Tali, “helps” with every step of the.


Paige has been sewing since 2003 and began using those skills for Cosplay in 2016, when she made her first rendition of Harley Quinn. Her first competition was in 2018, taking Best in Show with her Noflutter Jackie Skellington build and she’s been hooked ever since. She has a focus on corsetry and detailed sewing, finding.


Abby is very excited to be back at Anime Fusion this year! She has been cosplaying for 6 years now. Her first competition was right here at Anime Fusion in 2018 and she has been addicted to competing ever since. While she focuses on original designs she has gained a love of foam work and.

Midnight Minxes

The Midnight Minxes are a troupe of individual nerd performers with a focus on cosplay nerdlesque. We have members from all over the Midwest. Comprised with multifaceted stage performers with eclectic talents from all shapes, sizes and backgrounds. Our inspiration for our acts stem from our love of nerdy pop culture, such as: anime and.