GUESTS

DerpyCon welcomes guests from all different fandoms! Continue to check back throughout the year to learn more about the guests that will be coming to New Brunswick this October.

Griffin Burns

Griffin Burns

Voice Over Guest

Griffin Burns is an LA based voice actor & musician most known for his work as Childe in Genshin Impact, Doppio in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Akira in Devilman Crybaby, Tadano in Aggretsuko and many, many others.  He loves creating memes of his characters which have caused quite the buzz on TikTok and Twitter.   When he’s not voicing anime/video games, he enjoys singing/playing guitar in his band New New Girlfriend.   Griffin is always down to engage with his fans, so drop him a line and say hi!

Lauren Landa

Lauren Landa

Voice Over Guest

Lauren Landa is voice actress born and raised in Los Angeles. In the last 15 years her voice has been in over a hundred different anime and video game titles, playing the voice of many beloved characters.

Lauren is most known for roles such as the ninja beauty, Kasumi in Dead or Alive 5; the sexy Litchi Faye Ling in the popular fighting games BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, as well as the sequels BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, and Continuum Shift Extend; Chrono Phantasma; the badass Kyoko Sakura in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the enthusiastic Yan Leixia in Soul Calibur V, the deadly Little Queen in Tales of Graces; the valley girl racer in pink, Boiboi, in REDLINE, the adorable zombie Squigly in Skullgirls, kind hearted Leia in Tales of Xillia, the innocent Chubo Sonken in Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians, the quiet Annie Leonhardt in the hit anime series Attack on Titan, One in DrakenGard 3, Nora in Noragami, Sailor Neptune in the VIZ Media’s Sailor Moon, Merlin in The Seven Deadly SinsJuno in Beastars, Female Robin in Fire Emblem and Super Smash Brothers, Kyoka Eden in Scarlet Nexus, Karin Kanzuki in Street Fighter V, Laila in Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise, Tsukasa in Over the Moon for You, and many more!

Wendee Lee

Wendee Lee

Voice Over Guest

Wendee Lee is one of the premiere American voice artists and voice directors in animation, games, anime, and films.

With an iconic career spanning over four decades, and over 600 credits she holds a record as one the most credited voice actresses in North America, and was named one of the Top Twenty voice artists of all time.

Career highlights include Cowboy Bebop, Sailor Moon, Haruhi Suzumiya, Bleach, Vivy, League Of Legends, NieR, Devil May Cry, Neptunia, 14 ‘Tales Of’ games, Persona, Robotech, Doraemon, Akira, Fire Emblem, Ninja Scroll, Digimon, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Monster High, World Of Warcraft, March Comes In Like A Lion, Magic Knight Rayearth, Gundam, Dragonball, Soulcalibur, Detective Conan, Outlaw Star, Lucky Star, Ever After High, Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney, God Eater, Durarara, Naruto, Boruto, Persona, Xenoblade, and Polly Pockets.

Kent Williams

Kent Williams

Voice Over Guest

Kent Williams, a native Texan and long-time Dallas resident, received a BFA in acting at Southern Methodist University in 1987, and has since cultivated a dynamic career in the performing arts. A Telly Award winning puppeteer, Kent currently serves as Producing Director with LTDM Entertainment an regularly performs its repertoire of storybook classics and high-instensity variety shows at Geppetto’s Marionette Theater at the Hilton Anatole Hotel and at the State Fair of Texas as a featured performer in 2019. As a stage actor and teaching artist in puppetry and Japanese kabuki theater, Kent has served with the Texas Commission on the Arts, Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and Dallas ISD. Kent is a seasoned commercial broadcast and voice over actor represented by the Mary Collins Agency and can be heard in a variety of media including radio spots for Orkin, Mutual of Omaha, and Diet Dr. Pepper. Kent has an extensive host of voice acting credits in over 200 video game and anime titles. Some of Kent’s most notable roles are: Dr. Gero, Tao, Supreme Kai, Kibito Kai, and Elder Kai as seen on Dragon Ball Z, Blue Ogre (Jorge Sao Tome) and Chuu on Yu Yu Hakusho, Hatori Soma on Fruits Basket, Mr. Compress on My Hero Academia, Sid on Soul Eater, Father on Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Ghira on RWBY, Surge on Red vs. Blue, Mao on Darker Than Black, Captain Kuro, Shura, and Clover on One Piece, Judge on Ace Attorney, Jura on Fairy Tale, Deus Ex Machina on Future Diary, and Byakuya on Dr. Stone.

Bubblepop Burlesque

Bubblepop Burlesque

Performance Guest

Bubblepop Burlesque is a tantalizingly exciting burlesque troupe filled with multidimensionally talented performers all over the east coast and mid west and are  coming back for their sophomore year at Derpycon! Bubblepop prides themselves at being body positive and diverse in every way; firmly believing in every body is a beautiful body we bring a naughty nerdy experience for our adult con attendees! They’ve 

Panel Geeks

Panel Geeks

Panels Guest

Panel Geeks consists of two Philadelphia-area sisters(the co-founders of Nijicon) and self-proclaimed BLERDS(Black nerds).
This dynamic duo LOVES all things geeky and have decided to take their talents hosting panels on the road to major anime conventions all along the East Coast.
Panel Geeks focuses on adding diversity programming to any geeky event as they believe that it’s possible to discuss serious issues while seriously geeking-out over fan-favorite series. So, whether you want panels about characters/creators of color, discussions about LGBTQ+ representation, or simply need an in depth Inuyasha fan panel, THEY ARE YOUR PANEL GEEKS!
Legends of the Interwebs

Legends of the Interwebs

Panels Guest

The Legends of the Interwebs are a South Jersey group versed in most facets of nerd culture. Whether streaming on Twitch, arguing about the best snack foods, or going on about internet history and board game release schedules, the LOTI have it covered. Join veteran pannelists Frank (The mastermind), Sasha (the artsy one), Becca (The quiet one) and Brian (….wait, he escaped?!) on a trip through all things fun, crazy, and maybe a little weird.
Otaku Ongaku

Otaku Ongaku

Musical Guest

Otaku Ongaku means nerd music in Japanese! That’s exactly what this New York City based anime cover band delivers with their high energy performance. Come dance your heart out to your favorite anime OSTs! With millions of streams for their anime covers on Spotify, their show is certain to be a blast! Check out their music prior to the show on Spotify or wherever else you get your music and connect with them on social media @otaku_ongaku!
ReniReni

ReniReni

Musical Guest

Presenting Japanese native and New York City based Electro-Pop singer, ReniReni! Reni Mimura is well known for her futuristic adorability, profound concepts and a high-energy onstage presence. Born and raised in Japan, Reni got her big break after she won a talent search competition in 2006. That same year, she released her first CD in Japan which was produced by Takahiro Yamautsuri who composed music for the Pokémon movie, Jirachi: Wish Maker, including the ending credit song “Make a Wish”. Reni relocated to New York City in 2008 bringing her unique style of Moe entertainment to the United States where she was quickly recognized as a leader of the Moe Revolution. Reni soon gained a following of devoted fans she calls “Angels”! As her fan base increased, so did attention from U.S. and Japanese entertainment industries. In 2010 the National Broadcasting Television Station of Japan (NHK) made two documentaries on Reni’s career in America and the impact of her performances on a western audience and fashion industry. Reni has released two CDs in America: Sakura in 2009 and Hybrid Girl in 2012. Hybrid Girl, blends eastern Moe concepts with fun western electro-pop dance beats and features popular tracks like “Secret” and “Rock Paper Scissors”. In 2010 she published her first photo book called Maid in NY. Gamers know Reni best from her work in the Just Dance video game series, where she sings popular songs “Chiwawa”, “Oishii Oishii”, and “Sayonara” under the name Wanko Ni Mero Mero. “Chiwawa” has proven to be a breakout hit, and was featured on an episode of Showtime’s Ray Donovan! In 2013 Reni founded the first official Maid Café in New York City, which garnered a great deal of press and recognition and in 2015 Reni and the Café were featured on ABC’s Nightline. Reni is constantly touring prominent Anime conventions and other music events across the nation. Beginning with a popular iPhone 5c commercial in 2013, Reni has been featured in several American TV commercials and independent short films. She’s even appeared as a stand-up comedian at Carolines on Broadway! Currently, Reni is working towards expanding her acting career. She hopes her Angels (That’s YOU!) will be inspired when they see her taking on new roles. In 2019 Reni started a YouTube Channel that now has over 2.8 thousand followers! Her videos combine a fun Japanese Anime style with American life that captivate viewers weekly. You won’t want to take your eyes off of Reni!
ThaGataNegrra

ThaGataNegrra

Musical Guest

ThaGataNegrra is an alternative hip-hop artist; her rhyme arsenal runs the gambit from danceable ear candy to mind-searing aggression. Her distinct flow, catgirl persona, and kawaii aesthetic not only earned GATA the designation of “NJ’s real-life Catwoman” by Indie Flava Magazine, but helped her make her own pawprint on the underground hip-hop scene and the con circuit. Lyric aficionados appreciate the range of life experiences in her songs; The Diosa AniManga/PunkRhyma™ roared her truth onto two projects for 3 Miles Entertainment, and her “…in-your-face” “kawaii-hop” sound was included in the second and third seasons of the groundbreaking hit Hulu show “East Los High”.
Awesomus Prime

Awesomus Prime

Musical Guest

Awesomus Prime is an Indigenous/Hispanic/Queer Artist, Producer/DJ and Owner of the independent label Kawaii Kunai. Prime has been a household name in the Anime and Gaming convention circuit, showcasing their unique flare of nerdy EDM and interactive Rock Star performance which has captivated audiences from MAGFest, Otakon to Blerdcon and beyond. With a passion for all things nerdy; that influence is very evident in their music and their performance has been said to be one of the best around. Awesomus Prime has dedicated their life to entertaining the Nerdy masses and is a hero for Nerds, Blerds, Geekspanics, and the LGBTQIA+ world. Prime’s performance is the one you’ll never forget.