Odin has been creating props on a budget for over 25 years. Now, he’s coming to Fandom Legacy to share some of his ideas with us! If you want to make custom props from your favorite movies, games, and other entertainment, come visit some of his panels at the convention or just stop by to say hello in our guest area. Here’s a quick video to show you what his channel is all about:
Brian Beacock is an actor, writer, producer, and musician famous for many roles over his 19 year long career. Brian’s roles include tons of video games and anime including Takato in Digimon, Sakon and Ukon in Naruto, Yumichika in Bleach, Walker in Durarara, Monokuma in the Danganronpa game series, Sneech in Doreamon, Renzo Shima in Blue Exorcist, Ryunosuke in Bungo Stray Dogs, Rivalz in Code Geass, Blue Dragon, Battle B-Daman, Toradora, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Tales of Symphonia, Dragon Ball Super, Sailor Moon and much more!
As a creator/writer/producer he is one of the minds behind both “McCracken Live!” which won several awards and the zombie comedy “Acting Dead” which received the first ever Primetime Emmy Award.
As an actor he has participated in several shows including the National Tour of “Les Miserables”.
He is also passionate about his charity: Out Of The Darkness- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Check out his impressive IMDB page!
Hiroshi Kanatani is a professional Manga artist in Japan. Working with pen, pencil, and watercolors, his passion for monsters, Kaiju and Heroes has taken him to Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and America. He works in many genres of comics include action, comedy, period drama and of course Kaiju! In 2018 he released the series Gotouchi Kaiju and his own Kaiju comic IROS in America.
His most recent work, his original Kaiju Manga “COARAPTOR”, was published in Texas.
His Kaiju work appears in many works such as Famous Monsters of Filmland, Monster Attack Team, and G-FAN magazine.
Hiroshi has been commissioned by Toho Studios for Godzilla illustrations, and his works have been displayed several times at the Godzilla exhibition and Tsuburaya convention.
Hiroshi is a respected member of the Japan Manga Association and has attended many conventions across the globe!
Since 2011, Matt Frank has been known in both Japan and America as the "Kaiju King"! His first official foray into the Godzilla franchise was as a cover artist for Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters for IDW Publishing, and he continued to make covers for Godzilla: History's Greatest Monster in 2012. By 2013, he headlined the 25 issue series, Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, the longest running Godzilla comic ever published. Matt is also an accomplished Transformers artist, The Beast Wars Sourcebook as a character illustrator, interiors for Transformers Animated: The Rise of Safeguard, Transformers Spotlight: Trailcutter, Mars Attacks the Transformers, and numerous titles for both IDW and Fun Publications.
Matt can also be found peppering G-Fan Magazine, the Ray Harryhausen Presents comics from Blue Water Productions, and the novels of Jeremy Robinson, where he has helped design many creatures, the titular monster from the popular Project Nemesis series (which was also adapted into a comic series, illustrated by Matt, in 2015 by American Gothic Press).
His final Godzilla comic for IDW was the critically acclaimed Godzilla: Rage Across Time #1 in 2016, and a shipping error made the issue an instant collector’s item. Godzilla: Rulers of Earth was launched in Japan in late 2016 to a newfound fan base who eagerly embraced it, making it the first of IDW's Godzilla titles to have a Japanese language edition, with new collaboration covers by Matt and various Japanese artists!
In late 2017, Matt officially began working for the legendary Tsuburaya Productions by adapting the cult classic hero Redman into a new comic form, published in Japan by Phase 6 and America by Night Shining Inc. Matt also got to create a new Gamera comic story as part of a Japanese release of the classic Dark Horse Gamera comics from the 90’s. As of 2018, Matt is an official Ultraman artist as well.
Thomas McKee is an actor living in Dallas with a passion for theatre and voice acting. His roles include The Zombies in One Piece, The Royal Guards in The Royal Tutor, Elvis the Alien in Chaos Kernal, Officer GII in Night Watch, and roles in several other series such as Riot! The Video Game and Knights VS Pirates VS Vikings 2. He has lent his voice to the audio book Canvas Skies: The Wings of Freedom and he loves to share his acting knowledge through panels and workshops. His talents extend into his own theatre company and he is always happy to help new talent!
Cosplay Guest: Aeicos
Anna is a full time engineering student who has been cosplaying for the past 4 years. She loves to recreate her favorite video game characters! Recently, she's been focused on the technical side of cosplay with 3D printing and electronics as a major focus.
Cosplay Guest: MikoMiko Cosplay
MikoMiko Cosplay is an award-winning cosplayer from North Texas. She began her cosplay journey in 2010, and ultimately learned the intricacies of sewing in 2016. In 2017, Miko quickly began entering competitions, and has now won several major awards across the state. Miko is mainly known for constructing large full body costumes of varying characters and creatures, and she loves tackling new challenges! Some of Miko’s latest award-winning works include Teba from the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Fox and Falco from Starfox. Along with fine attention to craftsmanship detail, Miko aims to be approachable while helping others break through barriers towards more intricate designs and details. On a normal day, you can find her elbow deep in fabric for the next wild idea she has.
Cosplay Guest and DJ: DJ Veonix
Throughout my life I’ve been enthralled with dressing up for Halloween, music festivals and so forth. When I discovered the cosplay life I adored it! You can truly be anything and anyone you want in cosplay, which is amazing. I’ve been cosplaying for about 5 years now, and my favorite cosplays are any dynamic femme fatales, including Harley Quinn and Lady Death.
I've been very lucky to be able to incorporate my career as a DJ into my cosplay hobby, by Dj'ing cosplay runways, after parties, and also MC'ing cosplay contests. Through exciting costuming and music I always strive to spread positivity and joy to others!
Cosplay Guest: Captain Ameridad
I’ve been cosplaying at cons for ten years, and before that ten years at renfaires. I strongly believe and preach that Cosplay is for Everyone. Over the years I have cosplayed many characters, and several different versions of Captain America. I also am a strong advocate of Cosplay and Cons being used to combat depression/anxiety. Hopefully through a positive attitude I can help inspire others to show their passion and love for their fandom.
Cosplay Guest: Noontime Shadows
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, I have been interested in costumes and drama all my life. As a seventh grader I wrote an award-winning skit. As senior year in college I wrote a short parody musical, winning first place in my university and raising several thousand dollars for charity. After graduating college, I took my first steps into cosplay. In 2014, I attended my first con and began competing in cosplay contests. Since then, I have worked hard to advance my crafting skills and apply my love of theater and writing into creating skits!
Cosplay Guest: Vespid Cosplay
Vespid is a cosplayer who has been attending conventions since 2017. They began co-hosting panels in 2018, and started doing their own panels in 2019. These panels have been enjoyed at conventions across Texas such as Akon, AnimeFest, San Japan, Anime Dallas, Okashicon, and Ikkicon. Vespid loves to learn new skills by making their own costumes, and bringing their favorite characters to life by putting a personal spin on each cosplay build. They cosplay characters from anime, American cartoons, and even their own original characters. In addition to being a cosplayer, Vespid dabbles in photography and traditional art. Vespid has won one cosplay award since they began cosplaying, and started guesting at conventions in 2020. They consider themselves self proficient in body paint and makeup, decent at sewing, and an amateur in foam-smithing. Vespid firmly believes if you want to learn a skill to just go ahead and try it because you have to start somewhere!