Black Hills Con is proud to announce that all of the following guests will be coming in person to BHC 2022!
Bryson is a Voice Actor with many different titles from both Sentai Films and Funimation.
Some of Bryson's titles include:
Musume, Shoyo Hinata in Haikyuu!!
Takashi Takahashi in Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?
Kimihito Kurusu in Monster
Bell Cranel in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
Takumi Aldini in Food Wars
Falco in Attack on Titan
Bryson has been nominated for Breakthrough Voice Actor of the year in 2017 and Best vocal Ensemble in an Anime Television Series/OVA in 2018
Bryson has a BFA in Acting/Directing at Sam Houston State University.
Jill Harris is originally from Clarksville Tennessee and has been a voice actress since 2015.
Jill currently affiliates with Funimation.
Some of Jill's most well known roles are:
Orange as Naho Takamiya.
Overlord as Aurora Bella Flora.
My Hero Academia as Mandalay.
Black Clover as Noelle Silva.
Hazbin Hotel as Charlie.
And Quintessential Quintuplets as Nino Nakano, just to name a few of her amazing roles.
To find out more about Jill you can find her at:
Twitter and Instagram: @jillybeannomnom
John started down the road of anime in 1997, when he landed his first role in Golden Boy at ADV Films. Since then, John has gone on to voice hundreds shows and characters with Sentai Films, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, ADV Films, Switchblade Films, Okratron 5000, Gearbox, Seraphim Digital and Illumitoons. John’s wife once quipped that there are certain actors who might be the “Brad Pitt” of anime but John is the “Kevin Bacon” of anime.
Being a character actor has allowed John the freedom to voice
bazillions of characters such as All for One in My Hero Academia, Kumatetsu, The Beast in The Boy and the Beast, Bols in Akame Ga Kill, Undertaker in Black Butler, Salvador in Borderlands II (VG), Gendo in Evangelion, Lord Death in Soul Eater, Hohenheim in Fullmetal Alchemist, Sir Crocodile in One Piece, Dodoria in DBZ Kai, Hades in Fairy Tale, Zachary in Attack on Titan, Aramaki in Ghost in the Shell, Jinnouchi in Summer Wars, and El Rey in Nomad of Nowhere, as well as roles in numerous live action films including the ever popular spoof Lake Texarkana Gamera.
In 2004, John jumped to the other side of the “mic” to direct. Some of the shows he has recently directed include Ushio and Tora, Squid Girl, Flip Flappers, Revue Starlight and Doreiku.
In addition to anime, John has acted in hundreds of radio and tv commercials and several films including the cult fav…Dazed and Confused.
Melanie Kohn is a native of San Francisco and now lives in Houston. She was the fifth voice of Lucy van Pelt (1974-1977) in the iconic Peanuts specials 'It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown,' 'It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown,' 'Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown,' 'You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown,' and the full-length feature film 'Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown.' Melanie has also worked in radio as an on-air personality and marketing specialist. She wrote and voiced many of her clients' ads.
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.
Adrian Ludens is professionally published horror and dark fiction author, and Active member of the Horror Writers Association, with fiction sold to several dozen anthologies, including stories recently published in Generation X-ed (Dark Ink) and the Stoker-nominated Under Twin Suns (Hippocampus). His new story collection, "Bottled Spirits and Other Dark Tales" (Lycan Valley Press Publications) is now available in print, eBook and audiobook. Coming this fall is “The Tension of a Coming Storm” (Dark Owl Publishing.)
Adrian is a full time Library Associate at the Rapid City Public Library, and the PA Announcer for both the Rapid City Rush (ECHL) and Badlands Sabres (NA3HL) hockey teams.
Nikolas P. Robinson is the Splatterpunk Award-nominated author of May Cause Unexplained Ocular Bleeding. With two novels, two collections of short fiction, a novella, and assorted short fiction titles available through the award winning digital platform for indie horror, Godless, Nikolas is not only a staple of the underground horror scene, but an ardent advocate for transgressive fiction of all kinds.
When he is not focusing on his writing, he's dedicated to writing and crafting narratives of a different variety as the News Producer for Good Morning KOTA Territory."
Nikolas P. Robinson
Good Morning KOTA Territory
Kay has been doing costume and character work since 2011 when she first volunteered for Make A Wish as Belle. Since then, Kay joined Musical.ly (now, Tik Tok) and has travelled to several conventions across the United States. Her favorite characters to portray are: Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Queenie Goldstein, and Xena. Kay is an aspiring author with a Fantasy Novel set for publication in late fall 2022.
Shareece Tatum is by definition a professional geek. One of the original cosplayers of South Dakota, Shareece has seen the rise, the fall and the resurrection of all geeky cultures over the last 25 years. From thaco in D&D, to 8 bit video games to the beginning of the anime bubble in the US she has seen it all. She started out in theatre in middle school but by the time she graduated she was well into D&D and shortly after anime.
Shareece has done many things over the 25 years of her geekdom from founding and running SoDak Con for 10 years, founding and running a charity cosplay Bunny’s Heroes for 8 years to founding and running a Blockbuster LARP company in 2019. Shareece is also a masterclass cosplayer that has won many national awards. To top all of that off she is a geeky DJ and Cosplay Photographer that has had photos featured on international websites and even hand picked by Stephen Amell himself. This elder millennial is here to have fun, kick butt and join the foray!
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.