Black Hills Con is proud to announce that all of the following guests will be coming in person to BHC 2023!
Bryn Apprill is a Texas-based voice actress who has been involved in the anime dubbing industry since 2013. She feels incredibly grateful to have been lucky enough to work with studios such as Crunchyroll (formerly Funimation Entertainment), Okratron 5000, Sound Cadence Studios, Studio Nano, and many others over the years; building up a resume of over 150 characters (and hopefully more to come!).
Some of her latest and most recognized roles include Historia Reiss/Christa Lenz from Attack on Titan, Yotsuba Nakano from The Quintessential Quintuplets, Ai Mizuno from Zombieland Saga, Attack Onμ from Listeners, Miku from Darling in the Franxx, Nene Sakura from New Game, Hikari Takanashi from Interviews with Monster Girls, Hiyori Iki from Noragami, Ritsu from Assassination Classroom, Cyan from Show By Rock!!, Mimosa from Black Clover, Tsugumi Harudori from Soul Eater Not!, Ibara Shiozaki from My Hero Academia, Kotori Itsuka from Date A Live, Meldy from Fairy Tail, Shirahoshi from One Piece, and many more (for a full list of works
She has also lent her voice to several video games including Smite (as Awilix and several of her skins, Playful Bunny Nu Wa, and others), Errant Heart (as Eva and Priss), a time patroller in Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Paladins (as Skye), Saint Maker (as Holly), and releasing soon, the new chapter of Epithet Erased: Prison of Plastic as the adorable and eloquent Phoenica!
Bryn is exclusive through Wendy Powell at: Powelltalent.com
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.
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 high school English Literature and college acting. 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. Her most recent publication was in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and the Unexplainable, where she wrote about being friends with the voice of Sailor Moon! A New York native, Stefanie recently left the Big Apple in exchange for Nashville, where she continues to teach, act and write.
John is a stage, film and voice actor who has been working in anime for over 20 years.
John has provided amazing voices for dozens of popular anime titles for ADV, FUNimation, Okratron 5000, and Sentai Filmworks. John’s most popular roles include:
Gentle Criminal in My Hero Academia, Dracule Mihawk in One Piece, Roland Chapelle in Food Wars, Arthur Randall in Black Butler, and D in Sentai’s recent re-release of Vampire Hunter D.
His role in Vampire Hunter D landed him a Nomination for Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in an Anime Feature Film 2015.
Other titles included in John's catalog include:
Parasyte: The Maxim, Akame Ga Kill!, Attack on Titan, Fire Force, Log Horizon, and many, many mores.
As a professional video editor for over 20 years, John worked on the supplemental materials ADV’s 2010 release
of Halo Legends and for FUNimation’s release of Assassination Classroom Vol 2.
Ms. Christina Kelly was one of our first guests we ever had at BHC and we are ecstatic to have her back. Christina has been in such great works as Akame Ga Kill!!, BanG Dream!, Food Wars and Real Girl. Recently Christina has been in Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki, Mother of the Goddess' Dormitory, Dropout Idol Fruit Tart and Kakeguru. For those of you who are gamers you can even hear Christina's voice in the RPG Monark.
Christina, we can't wait to see you in June 2023!!
Please help us welcome her back to the con. Brianna has been in the industry for several years and you can find her work on multiple platforms.
Anime: Kayoko Huang from Fire Force. Miranjo from Ranking of the Kings. Beatrice from Parallel World Pharmacy.
Video Games: Crystal Gaze Medusa, Sea Nymph Sol and Ragnarok Hera from Smite. Belvedance from Tiny Tina's Wonderland. Yu Feifei, Miranda and Staff E from Legend of Phoenix.
Live Action Voice Over: Trang in Furie. Mother Superior/Female Fighter/Radio Anc in The Divine Fury. Hwa-Seon in The Swordsman.
You can follow Brianna Roberts at:
Booking agency www.powelltalent.com
Stephanie Young graduated from Baylor University with a degree in theatre performance and was nominated twice for the Dallas Theatre League's Leon Rabin Award. She has also appeared in various TV and film projects, including the Lifetime film and web series Inspector Mom. Young is a singer/songwriter for the Dallas-based jazz band, The Brehms, along with her husband, David Lee Brehm, who is also a songwriter and guitarist.
Greg and Lizzy from The Con Hour will be bringing many panels to our convention this year. Their panels consist of podcasting, videocasting, ins and outs of podcasting, how to self-publish and how to make a channel grow.
Greg is a self-publishing, award-winning author with both eBooks and Audiobooks. One of the special panels that Greg will be conducting how to copywrite your material, it’s panel you won’t want to miss.
Lizzy Hedgehog is a renowned cosplayer who we are quite certain is related to Sonic the Hedgehog. She’s doing a 23 and Me DNA test and we will solve that mystery soon enough. We just hope there isn’t any Dr. Eggman or Robotnik in her bloodlines. In all seriousness Lizzy is very talented and is going to be hosting panels on designing a costume. This panel is important for those of you who wish to cosplay or find out more about the cosplaying world, because Lizzy will be discussing everything from picking the right cosplay for you, to designing your cosplay, to the cost of cosplay materials. She’ll be your own Marin Kitagawa!
Lizzy will also be discussing her survival story from a brain tumor and how gaming (in moderation) helped her as a form of physical therapy.
For more information about the Con Hour, you can find them at:
Tom Rasch is an accomplished Marvel Comics artist, concept artist for video game/film projects, and content creator.
Tom is currently building his brand and library of comic book character intellectual properties. The first of these called Black Alpha was published in USA Today. Tom's other characters Salem Tusk and The Bondsman are both in development as movie projects.
Aeonica has been cosplaying since the summer 2012 and now travels the country hosting karaoke, singing contests, meetups and other programming. He loves encouraging people to try new things and make the most of life. Oh, and to cosplay!
(for karaoke): New: Now with wireless lyrics monitor! Come sing your heart out in a judgment free zone. All ages and genres are welcome. Signups will be on your mobile device and will be live on Aeonica.net the day of the event.
notes: I now have a wireless lyrics monitor that works in conjunction with the projector to place the lyrics in both places allowing singers to face the audience if they so desire, even if they need the lyrics.
Facebook: Aeonica Cosplay
A lovable white dragon, created by Ruth Duft. He enjoys being cuddled and stretching his wings from time to time in his new home. Affectionately known as Bob, he is great with kids and adults alike. He loves making friends wherever he goes and getting into mischief.