This post has been going around Facebook and Twitter, so let’s bring it here too.
Basically, the Portland lolita community brought Wunderwelt Lolita Fashion to Newcon and they sold via proxy in the dealer’s hall. Newcon thanked Wunderwelt by withholding their $2000 in profits and claimed they “accidentally” used them. As of now, Wunderwelt is 3 months past when they were supposed to be paid.
DO NOT SUPPORT NEWCON. There has been a lot said over the years, and this is the 5th year in a row where some sort of issue like this has come to light. The con chair (Michael Anderson) is known to embezzle convention funds for his own use.
Please share and spread the word, do not support a con that doesn’t pay its dealers or guests.
Meeting Stephanie Shen in 2014. Stephanie Shen is known for many roles, including Bleach’s Orihime Inoue and Naruto’s Hinata Hyuuga. She was really nice, and I was grateful that she signed my Naruhina print XD. Ironically, the picture I had signed is eerily similar to the last scene of Naruto the Last, which was revealed only a few months later.
We’re excited to announce not one, but TWO new guests for Kumoricon 2017!! Help us welcome Josh Grelle and Jerry Jewell!!
A native Texan and avid anime fan, Josh Grelle has been working in voice work for over 10 years. After starting with ADV Films in January 2004, Josh was quickly bombarded with tons of in-booth experience on a wide range of shows, including Wedding Peach, Steam Detectives, 009-1, and the legendary Gatchaman. He began working for FUNimation Entertainment in 2006. Since then, he has starred in numerous titles; his most famous being Kenichi in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple.
Other roles include Armin in Attack on Titan, Kyohei in The Wallflower, Kouichi in Linebarrels of Iron, Yuki in Future Diary, Itsuki in Initial D, and Kuranosuke in Princess Jellyfish. More recent roles include Chow from Starship Troopers: Invasion, Nicky in Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, Kazuya Aoi in Freezing, Yuji Sakai in Shakugan no Shana, Akihisa Yoshii in Baka and Test, and Komatsu in Toriko. Aside from anime, Josh has lent his voice to a number of video games, including Sima Shi in Dynasty Warriors 7, Xbalanque in Smite, Dave in Borderlands 2, and the voice of the “energetic” custom character in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi.
With over 150 credits to his name, Jerry Jewell can be heard in a wide variety of shows. He’s probably best known for his roles as Kyo Sohma in Fruits Basket, Jimmy Kudo in Case Closed, Barry the Chopper/Number 66 in Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Claire Stanfield in Baccano!, Russia in Hetalia: Axis Powers, and Lau in Black Butler.
Recent roles include Aion in Show By Rock!!, Momotaro Mikoshiba in Free! Eternal Summer, Yuma Isogai in Assassination Classroom, and most recently Kusuo Saiki in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K and Victor Nikiforov in Yuri!!! on ICE.
Other popular roles include Lyon in Fairy Tail, Taira in Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, Kaworu Nagisa in the Evangelion movies: 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0, Happiness Bunny in Shin-Chan, Rin Tsuchimi in Shuffle, Zelman Clock in Black Blood Brothers, Dio in Casshern Sins, Suzaku and Jin in Yu Yu Hakusho, and Akito Hayama in Kodocha. He can also be heard in Dragon Ball, Eden of the East, Ouran High School Host Club, One Piece, Tsubasa, Trinity Blood, Soul Eater, and a lot of other things that he may or may not remember or admit to.
Having worked as a voice actor for FUNimation since 2001, Jerry has taken on a different role at FUNimation, that of ADR Director. His first show was Blood-C, followed by Shakugan no Shana III, Toriko, We Without Wings, Senran Kagura, Kamisama Kiss, A Certain Scientific Railgun S, episodes 313-324 of One Piece, Is This a Zombie?, and Free! Eternal Summer, to name a few. Jerry is honored to have the opportunity to work with a very talented and dedicated group of people at FUNimation who take the quality of what they do very seriously. Well… seriously enough.
This will be Josh and Jerry’s first time at Kumoricon!!!
Posted a few days late but we swear we took these on their actual anniversary!~ Also, to add to the celebration, we were actually given awards from the convention’s staff for these outfits (basically just “Your Cosplays are Amazing” ribbons)! Happy anniversary babies. <3
Pictures from when I was Midoriya at Kumoricon Bakugou is @1-800-bears Todoroki is @vulpinebones Whoever was Allmight let me know and I’ll tag you! Pictures by @blckankh and @vulpinebones (The second picture is a genuine reaction, I wasn’t expecting to be yelled at haha.)
Oh Lestat, you deserved everything that’s ever happened to you. You better not die. You might actually go to hell.
i never post cosplay on here anymore BUT i am super excited ab my Lestat cosplay ohh my god (makeup will def change btw)… i also have a group with my SO as Louis and one of my closest friends as Armand !! i’ll wear Lestat to Sakuracon and we’re hopefully gonna host a panel at kumoricon
This man is a sexual predator. His name is Tony Young and he has sexually assaulted at least 5 young people. He is interested in mostly trans boys, and masculine-identifying people. He will gain your trust by finding topics that you both enjoy and talk to you about them. He claims to be associated with the following shadowcasts for Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Rocky Horror Picture Show: (Oregon Donors, Clinton Street Cabaret, Denton Delinquents, and the Blue Mouseketeers.) He also offers to take free private cosplay photos. Please avoid him at all costs.
People he assaults have been: -transmasculine -gender-nonconforming (masc appearing) -mentally ill -between 13-20
He is often seen in the attire in this photo, a sparkly black fedora and suit jacket, with that same shirt on beneath it. He usually wears black dress pants and can be at times seen walking with a cane. What’s worse is that he may even be on staff. If he attempts to talk to you please find any excuse to leave because he is dangerous and he has not been dealt with appropriately. If you see him with somebody else please alert them and try to remove them from the situation as well.