SPECIAL GUESTS

Greg Ayers

Greg Ayers Portrate
We're pleased to welcome our best pal Greg Ayres back to OMG!Con!

Greg Ayres has been screaming into microphones for close to 26 years now! With over 376 credits to his name, he has managed to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair.

He is honored to return to his role of Son Goku this year in Saiyuki Reload Zeroin, having worked on the Saiyuki franchise for over 20 years. He can currently be heard as Yu Nishinoya in Haikyu, and as Chai in Shenmue The Animation on Adult Swim. Some other recent roles include Chota Segawa in Alice in Borderland (AV), Sho Utsumi in SSSS.Gridman, Frost in DragonBall Super, Geo in Sony Pictures' Starship Troopers Traitor of Mars, Jiro in Concrete Revolution, Ryuuou Edogawa in Doreiku, Koji Koda in My Hero Academia, and he even makes an appearance as Popuko in Pop Team Epic.He is proud to be a part of the new "Pink Harvest" productions from Sentai Filmworks, in the roles of Izumi Sena in Love Stage, and Yabase in Hitorijime My Hero. Some other recent favorites include Nagisa Haruki in Free, and Free Eternal Summer, MonoKuma in Danganronpa, Clear in Dramatical Murder, Doug in Gangsta, Zenji Mari in Food Wars, Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and Kouichi Sakakibara in Another. Some of his all-time favorite roles include Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Hideki in Nerima Daikon Brothers, Youhei Sunohara in Clannad. Yuki in The Wallflower. Leo in Ghost Stories, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director's Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Tomoki Sakurai in Heaven's Lost Property, and Negi Springfield in Negima.

Of all of his many roles, his favorite will always be the real life role of "Little Brother" to voice actor Christopher Ayres. The little guy with a big Sippy Cup, and even bigger heart - who touched the world with his "Love and Laughter Always".

Kevin Miller

Kevin Miller Headshot
Kevin Miller provided the voice for Sly Cooper. He’s also performed in iconic video game franchises like Jet Grind Radio, House of the Dead, Crazy Taxi, and Tales of Eternia. He’s an avid gamer (nerd) and works with indie game developers. He’s deeply thankful for the incredibly kind and amazing community of Sly Cooper fans. He also built the website THEKevinMiller.com using estring dialoptics and often invents smart-sounding words.

Beeg Jon

Portrait of Beeg Jon hugging

What about a special Beeg welcome back to, Beeg Jon. Jonathan Cochren (aka Beeg Jon) is an entertainer and producer on the web. (People still call it that, right?) Raised in Indiana, he began his journey on Twitch back in 2011 and shortly after started his YouTube career with his best buddy Jacob. (Indiejacob, formerly The Nintendo Project.) Graduating from USI, Jonathan was hired at 44News as creative producer where he spent a better part of two years producing commercials and graphics which are still on air today! All the while, maintaining his grind on YouTube with another dear friend, Nathaniel Bandy. For the past seven years, Beeg Jon has been editing videos for Nathaniel Bandy and Bathaniel Nandy. As a member of Minus World, Beeg Jon has found where he belongs. Amongst a group of fabulously talented gamers, including Nintendrew. (Jon's long lost brother.) Together they are here to share their stories in hopes of inspiring other local creators to follow their passions and to keep the dream alive for us all, playing games and doing goofs for a living with all your homies! His videos can be found here
https://www.youtube.com/@BeegJon_

Flork

Flork of Cows Sock Puppet

Flork does a great webcomic and is excited to meet and chat with fans at OMG!con this summer! You can check out their comic at https://www.thatsockcomic.com/ If you haven't already, don't forget to preregister to get your tickets at the discounted price while you can so you can meet this awesome webcomic author!

Marin M. Miller

Marin Miller Headshot

Marin has a passion for talking and language, which has led to a fruitful career in foreign dubbing and ADR.

Marin is a voice actor and writer working out of Los Angeles known for their work as Nimbus in DESTINY 2, Athena, Alecto and Tisiphone in Supergiant Games' HADES, Abyss in MASHLE: Magic and Muscles, Namari in Delicious in Dungeon, Nasiens in Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse, Thrud and Benzaiten in RECORD OF RAGNAROK, Enkidu in Fate/strange Fake and Fate/Grand Order: Babylonia, Opal in Pokemon: Master Journeys, Amanda O'Neill in Little Witch Academia,  Mossan in FLCL: Alternative/Shoegaze, Fiora in Fire Emblem Heroes, Kyosuke in Madoka Magica, Gloxinia in Seven Deadly Sins, Izanami in B: The Beginning, Satoshi in Anohana, Ursula in Spirit Chronicles, Recon in Sword Art Online, Viola in Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, Mirina in Etrian Odyssey V, as well as in projects like  DEAD SPACE (2023), World of Warcraft, FENA: Pirate Princess, Yashahime, Junji Ito Maniac: Tales of the Macabre, Fate/ZERO, CANNON BUSTERS, Ranking of Kings, Higurashi: When They Cry - SOTSU.  

When Marin isn’t behind a mic, they can usually be found working pre-production or as the english script adapter on projects like SHOGUN, KENGAN ASHURA, Kakegurui Twin, CANNON BUSTERS, Persona 5: The Animation, Lupin the 3rd: The First, Promare, Visitors and Gundam SEED/DESTINY

Martin "Little Kuriboh" Billany

Headshot of Martin "Little Kuriboh" Billany

In 2006, Martin uploaded a series of Yu-Gi-Oh parodies entitled "The Abridged Series" to YouTube and the rest is ancient internet history. Later he would collaborate with other abridgers such as TeamFourStar, voicing characters like Freeza in their DBZ Abridged project. Martin has also provided his voice to professional dubs such as Hunter x Hunter. Ajin: Demi-Human, K-On: The Movie, and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny. Outside of anime dubs, Martin's voice can be heard in video games such as Sprint Vector, Tales of Zestiria, and The Journey Down. You can also hear Martin providing the official English audio description for all of the recent Star Wars films, from The Force Awakens onwards.

Nathaniel Bandy

Nathaniel Bandy headshot.  And maybe his brother Bathaniel?

Give a warm OMG!con welcome to Nathaniel Bandy! Nathaniel has been making Nintendo content for over 10 years! You can find him on YouTube, and maybe his brother Bathaniel is sneaking around somewhere? Hmm… Check out his videos at https://www.youtube.com/@NathanielBandy

Nintendrew

Nintendrew Portrait

Please welcome back to OMG!con, Andrew Kenady. Andrew Kenady, better known as Nintendrew on YouTube, is a retro game collector and enthusiast. His videos cover all kinds of strange corners within the history of video games as well as commentaries on modern releases and the occasional DIY tutorial. Most recently, he tried his hand at game development and released C.A.R.L., a quirky, charming platformer that also serves as a love letter to his childhood nostalgia. https://www.youtube.com/@Nintendrew

Rikki Simons

Ricki Simons Portrait
Rikki Simons (AKA Rosearik Rikki Simons) is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is the voice GIR and Bloaty on Invader ZIM and Raz Archetype in Psychonauts 2. Novels he has written include Hitherto a Lion and Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat. Working with with his wife and partner, Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons, Rikki co-created the comics Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, ShutterBox, The Trinkkits and At Tavicat. He was also a background painter on Invader ZIM and the Jackie Chan Adventures. The comics and books he creates with Tavisha can be read and purchased at  www.tavicat.com and gocomics.com/tavicat. His personal site can be found at www.rikkisimons.com.

Tavi Wolfgarth-Simons

Tavi Wolfgarth-Simons Portrait

Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons is a Japanese and German American artist who has spent nearly three decades drawing and publishing manga-influenced comics. Tavisha's comics and illustrations have been published by Nickelodeon, Tokyopop, Digital Manga,  Andrews McMeel Universal, and SLG Publishing, among many others. Original illustrated books and comics that she created with Rikki Simons include Ranklechick and his Three-Legged Cat, Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, ShutterBox, and The Trinkkits. @Tavicat, a comic strip about her cats, can be read at gocomics.com/tavicat.Rikki and Tavi live near Pasadena, California with their cat, Pippi. They met at Disneyland in 1990 and were married on Halloween 1994.

Featured Panelist
Seth Fulkerson

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OMG!Con's videogame room is pretty legendary, but we're always working to make it even better.  We're happy to announce that Seth Fulkerson of Seedy Eye Software will be joining us this year!
Seth is an independent game developer best known for developing Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore, a spiritual successor to two infamous fantasy action-adventure titles. An enthusiast of lesser-loved and underappreciated titles, he has been making games for over 15 years in both hobbyist and professional capacity.
He'll be showing off Arzette most of the weekend, and will also be hosting a panel on indie game development that you won't want to miss!

Cosplay Guest
Ask Cosplay-Senpai

Posed shot of Amber. Photo credit Cubster Cosplay Photography
Ask Cosplay-Senpai has been running panels at cons across the country since 2011. As a professional costume designer, educator, and DM, they’ll use all of their knowledge to answer any questions you have about cosplay construction, media theories, and tabletop RPGs. They currently teach Sewing and Costume Design classes at the Portland Fashion Institute.

Photo by Cubster Cosplay Photography

Cosplay Guest
Callicake

Posed shot of Callicake.  Photo credit Cubster Cosplay Photography

Callicake is a cosplayer from the Pacific Northwest, best known on TikTok for her Principal Nezu, Present Mic, and Aziraphale cosplays. As a life-long believer in "How hard could it be?" she's always jumping into new adventures and wants to bring people along. So, if you want to talk cosplay, anime, video games, tabletop games, webtoons, or who knows what else don’t miss out on finding her this June at OMG!Con.

‍ Photo credit: CubsterCsplayPhotography

Cosplay Guest
Scarredmewtwo

Headshot of Scarredmewtwo.

Scarredmewtwo is an award winning cosplayer who has been cosplaying for ten years, and specializes in needlework and dabbles in armor.  Along with cosplay - Scarredmewtwo holds a degree in circus arts and specializes in Cyr Wheel and aerial arts.  He combines his love of costumes with circus.