Guest announcement: Ronald B. Seaman Jr!

Megacon boundRonald B. Seaman Jr. (aracknoid3 Cosplay) Served 25 years in the U.S. Army. He was medically retired and subsequently spent 3 years in and out of various hospitals around the country. He began building costumes as a form of physical therapy, at the urging of his son. He quickly realized he had a knack for it. His niece (Sellexie Cosplay) learn of this and urged him to go to his 1st convention. He has never looked back. Fully embracing the world of Cosplay he’s has attended various conventions, competed and has been awarded, and built for others. He truly believes Cosplay is for everyone and all should experience it at least once in their lifetime.

Carolina Manga Library Hours posted

librarylogo-909x1024The Carolina Manga Library is a non-profit organization that sets up free libraries at conventions for all attendees to enjoy. They bring over 3000 manga, American graphic novels, webcomics, and novels for fans to enjoy. By setting up a quiet place for people to relax at conventions, the Library seeks to promote literacy through the medium that they love.
The Library was founded in 2013, debuting at Nashicon in Columbia, South Carolina. Since then, the Library has been guests at conventions all over the Southern states and their collection becomes larger with every passing month, having expanded to all forms of graphic novels. Their expert staff of librarians and library assistants are also experts in all things manga and graphic novels, so feel free to ask them for recommendations for new series!

Library Hours:
Friday: 3pm -10pm
Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 3pm

Advance purchase admission is now available!

You can now purchase passes for Triad Anime Con 2016. Pricing for advance 2016 admission is as follows:
3day pass: $34
Friday pass: $20
Saturday pass: $20
Sunday pass: $10

Click on the admission link at the top of the page to being your purchase!

2016 Cosplay Contest rules posted!

If you are interested in entering our Cosplay Contest, please click here to read the updated rules for 2016.

Guest announcement: Chii Sakurabi!

Chii2015Chii Sakurabi is a J-POP singer and recording artist from Tokyo, Japan. Chii is known for her high-energy music, angelic voice, and kawaii style! In late 2011, Chii’s breakout first album Mirage was released. It featured a unique electro-pop style with fantasy themes, as well as a mixture of English and Japanese lyrics. In 2014, Chii’s music evolved dramatically creating a distinct and dynamic sound with her second album Moon Princess, based on the Japanese fairytale character Princess Kaguya.
Chii has performed live concerts at various pop culture festivals and anime conventions around the world, in such countries as the United States, France, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, Netherlands, Costa Rica, and Japan. Chii is very excited to perform for the first time in Winston-Salem! It’s going to be a show you will not want to miss!
Visit Chii online at: chiisakurabi.com & facebook.com/ChiiSakurabi

Artist Alley submissions for 2016 are now open

You can now apply for Artist Alley for 2016. To begin your application, please click here. Good luck!

Guest announcement: Erika Harlacher!

ErikaHarlacher_Headshot01Erika is an up and coming American voice actress in the anime, gaming, and cartoon industry. She’s best known for her roles as Ami Kawashima in TORADORA!, Kyoko Kirigiri in the DANGANRONPA games, Sukuyo Mankanshoku in KILL LA KILL on Toonami, and Princess Asseylum Vers Allusia in ALDNOAH.ZERO. Other credits include YUKI YUNA IS A HERO, KILLER INSTINCT, SWORD ART ONLINE, ATELIER AYESHA, OMEGA QUINTET, ACCEL WORLD, MAGI, and more.

Guest announcement: Laura Post!

Laura PostLaura Post is a Los Angeles based voice actor best known for her roles as Ahri in LEAGUE OF LEGENDS, Valentine in SKULLGIRLS, and Ragyo Kiryuin in KILL LA KILL.

Other anime roles include Rosalia in SWORD ART ONLINE, Ridget in GARGANTIA, Bosbos in REDLINE, Cindy Campbell in SQUID GIRL, Myers in MAGI (The Kingdom of Magic), Red’s Mom and Marowak in POKEMON ORIGINS, Eri Watabe in LAGRANGE, and Sawako in GIOVANNI’S ISLAND.

Laura’s video game work also includes, Laura Victoriano in THE EVIL WITHIN, Queen Azshara and Shademaster Kiryn in WORLD OF WARCRAFT, Olivia in BRAVELY DEFAULT, Aero in FIREFALL, Moenbryda in FINAL FANTASY XIV, Erna in NATURAL DOCTRINE, Nox and Bellona in SMITE, Ana in KILLING FLOOR 2, An-G in CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE – EXO ZOMBIES, and Arfoire & Magic in the HYPERDIMENSION NEPTUNIA franchise.

Laura has also provided voices for characters in SAILOR MOON, LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII, KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA, GUILD WARS 2, PLANETSIDE 2, HEARTHSTONE, HEROES OF NEWERTH, RAGNAROK ONLINE 2, and LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE.

You can follow Laura on Twitter @LauraPostVoice.

Guest announcement: Spike Spencer!

IMG_8588RC-FULL-CropSpike Spencer is soon to be heard on the Nickelodeon show Get Blake! as Mitch, the scrappy best pal of the future Space Ranger Blake. The two fight alien space squirrels who come back in time to defeat Blake before he becomes a Ranger. Hilarity ensues.

Spike has voiced hundreds of episodes of Anime including such notable titles as Evangelion, Bleach, Vampire Knight, Naruto, Black Butler, Doraemon, Knights of Sidonia, Pokemon, Gundam Unicorn, Durarara! and many many more.

His video game credits include Bravely Default, Bioshock:Infinite, Saints Row 3, XCOM:Declassified, World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Lego Ultra Agents, Tales of Vesperia, BlazBlue, Dynasty and Samurai Warriors, and many others.

An accomplished onscreen actor, he has worked with such notable stars as Tommy Lee Jones, Sandra Bullock, Frank Langella, Tia Carrere, and Scott Glenn and has been on set with many other stars. Spike has also lent his voice to numerous radio and TV commercials.

Spike is also an author, including “How to Be A Frickin Genius Voice Actor, Step One” and “What Happens At The Con, Stays At The Con?” Both of which he presents as panels at the con.

Spike is also an avid sailor, cook, traveler, and enjoys a good bit of dancing from time to time.

Visit his official websites:
www.spikespencer.com
www.almostevilminions.com
http://www.dontkillyourdate.com/

****Spike teaches Voice Acting around the globe in person and via email and Skype. If you are interested in learning the art of Voice Acting from Spike contact him at:spike@worldospike.com

Guest announcement: Vic Mignogna

guests_vmVic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old, but he started his career in anime about ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than a hundred shows, known for such roles as Eld Gin in Attack on Titan, Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran Highschool Host Club, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Ikkaku in Bleach, Yukito in Air, Takanaga in Wallflower, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji in Saiyuki, Tatsu in Peacemaker, Virgil Walsh in Trinity Blood, Hikaru in Macross and many more.

Vic has also voiced roles in a large number of video games including Soul Calibur, Disgaea, Persona III, Project Sylpheed, DBZ, Bleach, FullMetal Alchemist and more. But even longer than his voice acting, Vic has been a professional music composer / singer / producer who has written and produced hundreds of songs for TV, radio and CD. He sings the themes for shows like One Piece and Dragonball GT, and has produced several CDs of his own original music. And finally, in addition to anime and music, Vic has a degree in film and works regularly writing, producing and directing video and film productions.