Guest Announcement: Stefanie DeLeo

Stefanie DeLeo is a produced and published playwright and novelist. She has a Masters Degree from New York University in Educational Theatre and is currently teaching twelfth grade English. When not in the classroom or behind a computer screen writing, she can be seen on stage starring in local theatre productions. She also appeared in an episode of MacGyver. A New York native, Stefanie recently left the Big Apple in exchange for Nashville, where she continues to teach, act and write.

Guest Announcement: Jennifer Cihi

Jennifer Cihi has been performing since she was a young girl in San Francisco, California. Before reaching her teen years, she landed the role of Pepper in the Broadway National Tour of Annie. After establishing herself as a Broadway performer, she moved to Los Angeles, where she honed her skills as a professional singer. Without skipping a beat, Jennifer made the transition from stage to screen playing the lead singer on Nickelodeon’s hit TV show Roundhouse. Her most notable job was landing the role as the singing voice of the iconic anime character, Sailor Moon. She also sang for City Hunter and Princess Mononoke. If none of that rings a bell, she is also the voice behind the Hot Pockets commercials. Jennifer is currently living in Nashville, where she continues to sing professionally.

Guest Announcement: Eric Vale

Eric Vale can eat an entire Quarter Pounder with Cheese in a single bite. He crossed the English Channel riding on the antlers of a Canadian Moose. His favorite time of the year is dinnertime. This man has voiced characters such as Trunks in Dragon Ball Z, Sanji in One Piece, Yuki in Fruits Basket, Kymblee in Fullmetal Alchemist, America and Canada in Hetalia, Nishiki in Tokyo Ghoul, Tomura in My Hero Academia, and Hachi in DARLING in the FRANXX. You can also hear him on radio and TV as the voice of the Dallas Stars and Dave & Busters. But wait! That’s not all! He also wrote and produced the feature film Chariot, which is quite possibly the greatest American movie ever made. He’s written screenplays as well as scripted over 50 anime programs and he’s a full-on, for reals published writer. Eric has also directed for film and stage. So he sounds pretty busy, right? Well, tack on the fact that he’s a husband and father of three and you’ll understand why he always looks so tired. He began studying the world of entertainment when he was only 12 years old, and he never looked back. Living a “normal” life with “normal” people isn’t something Eric would know how to do. It’s not something he’d want to do. The best thing he can say about life is that you have your options; you can be safe or you can be crazy. Guess which one he chose?

Guest Announcement Jeremy Inman

In 2000, Jeremy Inman was working as a Firefighter/Paramedic when a friend of his got him to audition for a show called DragonBall Z. That day he got the part of Android 16 and has just recently recorded him in the video game Dragonball FighterZ. Since Android 16, he has voiced characters in countless shows over the years. Some recent favorites are JJ in Yuri! On Ice, Taurus in Fairy Tail, Magellan in One Piece, Yo in Dagashi Kashi and Magne in My Hero Academia.

Since his beginnings as a voice actor, Jeremy has moved into full time voice directing for Funimation. He is currently Directing the Eisner nominated Golden Kamuy. Among others he is especially proud of Directing titles like How Not to summon a demon Lord, Saga of Tanya the Evil, Saiyuki Reload Blast, ReLife, and Akashic Records Bastard Magic Instructor.
Aside from his voice and Directing work in anime, Jeremy also has experience working as a 1st AD in Film and television.

2019 Dates and location

Triad Anime Con 2019 will move back to Winston-Salem and into the newly remodeled Benton Convention Center March 15-17, 2019!

The Koury Convention Center in Greensboro will be hosting a lineup of large international events in the spring. We could have stayed there, but we would have had to pick a date next to either Ichibancon or Animazement. We felt that it was better to stay away from those larger events and move back to our roots in Winston-Salem.