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  • Guest Announcement: Jeff Plunk

    Jeff Plunk was bitten by the acting bug at the young age of 16 and is still thriving in his craft almost 30 years later. Along with his long on-camera acting career working in commercial, film and television, Jeff is a full time voice actor working out of his home studio in Dallas Texas. You can hear him voice your favorite anime characters airing on Adult Swim, Funimation and CrunchyRoll such as Duke Dogstorm from One Piece, Basil from Dragonball Super, Konro from Fire Force and many more.

  • Guest Announcement: Landon McDonald

    Landon McDonald is a professional voice actor best known for playing the villainous dream demonEnmu in the record-breaking blockbuster DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA: MUGEN TRAIN, themaniacal mangaka Rohan Kishibe in the acclaimed JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE spin-off series THUSSPOKE KISHIBE ROHAN, the snack-happy super sleuth Ranpo Edogawa in BUNGO STRAY DOGS andthe brooding, blood-bending sorcerer Noritoshi Kamo in JUJUTSU KAISEN.

  • Guest Announcement: Ryan Bartley

    Actor Ryan Bartley has been working in theater, film, television, and radio since she was a child. After attending the prestigious theater program at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, located in Dallas, Texas, Ryan graduated early and relocated from Dallas to Los Angeles. There she began working in anime, video games, and animation. Her anime credits include the 2019 Dub of Neon Genesis Evangelion (Rei Ayanami), Re:ZERO (Ram), Beyblade Burst Surge (Hyuga Hizashi), Demon Slayer (Makomo, Hanako, and Young Rengoku), Inuyasha sequel Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon (Takechiyo), Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale (Yuna), Jujutsu Kaisen (Shoko Ieri), Magia Record (Sana Futaba),The Promised Neverland (Gilda), Carole & Tuesday (Angela), Hunter x Hunter (Komugi), Mob Psycho 100 (Tsubomi and Mukai), Erased (Osamu), KonoSuba (Chomusuke), JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (Anne), Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (Dita), and Satellite Girl and Milk Cow (KITSAT-1). Ryan is the English voice of Peony and Ilyana in Fire Emblem Heroes and Plachta in the Atelier video game franchise. She’s also provided additional voices for some of the top performing recent feature films including The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, UglyDolls, The Boss Baby, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far from Home, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Avengers: Infinity War, Bumblebee, and Love, Simon. Ryan is the voice of Jay the blue jay in the Netflix original animated series Treehouse Detectives, the voice of Young Zeta on Nickelodeon’s Shimmer and Shine, the voice of Pupkin Cake and Bunny Bow in the Shopkins franchise, the voice of Pammee the fennec fox in the Netflix original series Yoohoo To The Rescue, the voice of Fluff the rabbit kwami in Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, the voice of Pompompurin in the brand new Sanrio animated series Hello Kitty and Friends Supercute Adventures and her on-camera work includes the Lifetime movie Queen Sized, the horror-comedy Halloweed, and the award-winning digital series L.A. Macabre, available now on Amazon Prime. Ryan is a graduate of USC School of Cinematic Arts with a major in Cinema-Television Critical Studies and a minor in Screenwriting.

  • 2024 Photoshoots

    Do you plan on organizing a photo shoot and want to make sure everyone knows about it?  This year, we’re making it easier to put your shoots together by offering signups which are now live!

  • Guest Announcement: Kazha

    Kazha is a rock band founded by a Japanese singer-songwriter Kazuha Oda (Kazha) and a guitarist Hideki Matsushige in 2009.

    Kazuha Oda is a classically trained singer who has worked in various genres of music from Classic to Heavy Metal. Her work has appeared on the iTunes Top 100 charts of numerous countries for a significant amount of time. She is an Official Ambassadors of “Music Export Memphis” and currently touring nationally, representing the Birth Place of Rock’n’Roll Memphis, Tennessee.

    After the release of their first album in 2010, Kazha made its first U.S.A. debut performing at San Francisco’s Asian Heritage Celebration, sharing the stage with hip-hop group Far East Movement. In September 2010, the band made its first Anime Convention debut at Colorado’s Premier Anime Convention “Nan Desu Kan.” They also appeared at “Vianco Expo” and made their debut in Mexico that same year. Since then, they have been performing at numerous Anime and Comic Conventions and Festivals around the world. Kazha has shared the stage with national artists such as George Lynch, Tracii Guns, LA Guns, Y&T, Tantric, and Trapt until now. Around 2015, the band gradually started to move their base of operations to Memphis, TN. Since then, they have been featured on local broadcasts such as WREG News Channel 3, Channel 24, and WMC Action News 5.

    Kazha represents a new future of music: a fusion of cultures and musical view points that create their sound, combining the softness of a falling feather and the heaviness of a hurricane.

  • Guest Announcement: Professor Shy Guy

    Professor Shyguy hacks a Game Boy to write his own music, adds powerful vocals, ripping guitar solos, and adequate keyboard to create a highly-danceable, theatrical take on pop music. His live shows are intense but inviting, often humorous with a strong visual component, encouraging audiences to participate or just sit and take in the music. He has toured through 47 states, opened for They Might Be Giants, Andrew WK, Mega Ran, Protomen, Psychostick, etc. There are many places you might have already heard him, including singing in episodes of Dragon Ball Super, Kumail Najiani & Emily Gordon’s podcast ‘the Indoor Kids’, Diamond Club, youtube shows like Angry Video Game Nerd, GuudeBoulderfist, PortsCenter, or in video games like Infernax.

  • Guest Announcement: The Shake Ups

    The Shake Ups are an award-winning, Midwestern-based power-pop band that plays songs about animation and pop culture! For more than a decade, The Shake Ups have been wowing audiences across the U.S. with their combination of hook-laden tunes, colorful cosplays and multimedia presentation. The band has released several collections of critically lauded original music tributes to animated series recent and vintage (Voltron Legendary Defender, Steven Universe, Scooby Doo) and perform a variety of cartoon themes (Teen Titans, Sailor Moon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Powerpuff Girls, etc.). Nuvo’s annual reader’s poll awarded The Shake Ups the title of ‘Best Pop Band’ for three consecutive years. The Shake Ups most recently won the ‘Best Original Song’ category at New Jersey Webfest in 2022. The Shake Ups continue to build on their reputation as a primary force in the pop culture fan community. The Shake Ups are professional crowd pleasers… and the galaxy’s most animated band! theshakeups.net
  • 2024 Room Block is Now Live!

    Book your room now

    Triad 2024’s room block will be at the Marriott:

    425 North Cherry Street

    Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

    Our special room rate is $162 per night plus tax.  Room types are as follows:

    -2 Queen beds

    -1 King bed

    This rate expires on 3/7/2024!