Animaritime is excited to host guests from a variety of scenes such as voice acting, comics, singers, play writes and much more.
Animaritime 2015 Guest Lineup
Brenda Hickey is a comic artist and writer from Prince Edward Island, Canada. She's had an unhealthy obsession with the comics art form from a very young age, and can't remember a time when she wasn't drawing. Her most well known work is on IDW's My Little Pony Friendship is Magic series. Other works include her self published mini series Tatian in Halls of the Turnip King, her webcomic series In the Air, comic issues for Bayer Medical, as well as contributions to several comic anthologies.
Jennifer Cihi is a Broadway and TV star best known for bring the original English singing voice of Sailor Moon. She is the voice behind the iconic songs My Only Love, Power of Love and Carry On, to name a few! She is excited to appear at Animaritime and get to know the Canadian fans! Come join her for a concert of the Sailor Moon hit songs as well as Q&A sessions on what it was like to voice Sailor Moon and even a panel where you get to tell her YOUR stories of how anime has inspired you.
Stefanie DeLeo is a published and produced playwright and author with a Master's Degree in theatre from New York University. Her play Answer the Question, Iris, has been performed all over the US from New York to Kentucky to California. She is looking forward to her first Canadian convention, where she will do informational sessions on how to get published. She also does a fun informational session on how to legally publish fan fiction. Stefanie will share her knowledge of international copyright law and help guests turn their fan fiction pieces into manuscripts that publishers will want to see!
Geeks vs. Nerds
Currently in its 6th season, GvN is a live event and podcast recorded before an animated audience. The geeks and nerds face off through 6 rounds of verbal jousting to win the hearts of the people using facts, obscure knowledge, and trash talk. The host; the Lord High PigMonkey, keeps everyone in line using his Gavel of Truth, Nerf Gun of Vengeance and Hat of Atomic Wit.
Pixielocks is a lolita fashion YouTuber and model from Prince Edward Island, Canada. Since starting her Youtube channel, Pixielocks, in 2014, she has earned over 15,000 subscribers and made countless friends in the fashion community. She also designs and creates lolita accessories for her small business, Pixie & Cherie, which will be present at Artist Alley. Join her panel on Sunday where she will share her advice and experiences with fashion blogging and social media!
Nathan DeLuca is a giant nerd, rabbit enthusiast, comic book addict and cosplayer from Halifax, Nova Scotia. After making his first costume for Hal-Con 2012, he decided to devote a lot of his time and effort into learning how to build armour and props- spending most of his spare time getting better at the craft. After a dozen costumes, he decided to work full time at armour and prop making, focusing on EVA foam and thermoplastics- more recently, casting and 3D printing. He travels internationally to different conventions both as a guest, and as an attendee- with recent destinations such as Washington, Paris, and Sydney. He has also been featured in such places as the cover of Geek Inked, Cos Culture, Kotaku, JustSaying, Faces, and The Gazette, among others.
Nathan currently focuses on making costumes for individual clients, doing cosplay projects with his friends, and travelling. In his spare time, he takes projects that are way too big for him, talks to his rabbits like they are children, and fills what little living space he has left with sets of armour.