Stay tuned for more guests announcements! 

Ai-Kon is excited to bring to Winnipeg talent from around the world to participate in our convention!  

Our featured guests host panels, particiapte in a special brunch and have autograph sessions where they sign 1 item per attendee for free!

July 2017


Joshua Seth an internationally acclaimed entertainer, speaker, best-selling author, and voice over actor.

As a real-life mentalist, he's won awards from Hollywood's famed Magic Castle and was nominated as ""Best Male Entertainer"" by Campus Activities Magazine for his mind-blowing mystery entertainment.

He's starred in four of his own prime-time TV specials in Japan and South Korea, and performed at over 2,000 events in over 30 countries, making him a real life International Man of Mystery.

As a speaker and author, he's written the #1 best-selling productivity book ""Finding Focus In A Busy World"". His dynamic presentations show how to go from distracted and overwhelmed to focused and productive.

And as one of Hollywood's top voice actors Joshua has given life to hundreds of commercials, thousands of promos, and over 70 TV series and feature films. Audiences will recognize Joshua as the starring role of ""Tai"" on the hit TV show and movie ""Digimon"" as various voices on Spongebob Squarepants, the announcer on The Batman, and the title role in the critically acclaimed anime movie Akira, to name a few. In 2016 Joshua Seth returned to the role that made him famous, by voiceing Tai in the new movie Digimon Tri.

Joshua trained as a performing artist at New York University's ""Tisch School of the Arts"". He lives on an island on the Gulf coast of Florida and loves to swim and paddle board.

 


Colleen Clinkenbeard is a voice actor and director whose work can be heard in over 100 anime and video game titles. Best known for playing the English voices of Gohan and Android 18 in Dragonball Z Kai, Monkey D Luffy in One Piece, Erza Scarlett in Fairy Tail and Riza Hawkeye in Fullmetal Alchemist. Two of her favorite roles include Hana in Wolf Children, and Momiji in Good Luck Girl.

Colleen can also be heard in the video games Borderlands I and II as Lilith, Patricia Tannis and Captain Scarlett and in Battleborn as Gallilea and Nova.

As a director, Fullmetal Alchemist is what put her on the map; but she’s also worked on such projects as Black Butler, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, and Steins;Gate, as well as the new dub of My Hero Academia!

For a full listing of her work, check her out online. Also, please feel free to follow her at Colleen Clinkenbeard Voice Actress on Facebook or @ccarrollbeard on Twitter.

Cristina "Vee" Valenzuela is an American voice over actor, singer, producer, and director. She’s known for her work in anime as Homura Akemi in Madoka Magica, Sailor Mars in Sailor Moon, Mio Akiyama in K-ON!, Kotori Minami in Love Live!, Hawk in The Seven Deadly Sins, Meiko Mochizuki in Digimon Adventure Tri, Riruka Dokugamine in Bleach, Velvet Crowe in Tales of Zestiria the X, Killua Zoldyck in Hunter x Hunter,  Morgiana in Magi, various Pokemon and trainers in Pokemon Black and White, Pokemon Origins, and Pokemon Generations. She can also be heard in Naruto, One Piece, Kill la Kill, One Punch Man, Tiger and Bunny, Fate Stay/Night, Durarara x2!!, AJIN, Knights of Sidonia, among others.

She is currently voicing Ladybug in Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir airing on Nickelodeon and Disney Channel, Jay Ten and Little Voice in Steven Universe, and in the past provided the English speaking voice for Disney’s Violetta.

In video games she voiced Velvet Crowe in Tales of Berseria, Noel Vermillion and her clones in the Blazblue series, Z0-0M in Star Wars: The Old Republic, Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel in Marvel Pinball: Women of Power, Enero in Street Fighter V,  Cinque in Final Fantasy Type-0, Riven in League of Legends, Compa in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, Nova in Tales of Xillia 2, Cerebella in Skullgirls and Shantae in the Shantae series,  to name a few.

She is also known for her YouTube channel where her videos have amassed over 20 million views and for casting and directing Skullgirls. You can hear her narrate Disney's Zootopia books and podcasts, and as the female narrator in the Kizumonogatari audiobook. She cast the English language version of Skip Beat and is producing the voice over for Lab Zero’s upcoming game, Indivisible.

Christine Cabanos is a voice over actress based out of Los Angeles. She is best known for her roles in many different anime and video games.

Some of her most notable roles include Azusa Nakano of K-On!, Madoka Kaname in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Shiemi Moriyama in Blue Exorcist, Silica in Sword Art Online, Mako Mankanshoku in KILL la KILL, Sailor Saturn in Sailor Moon, Sonoko in Yuki Yuna is a Hero, Yukiho Kosoka in Love Live!, Almiria Bauduin in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans, Haruka in Oblivion Island, the titular character of Squid Girl in Squid Girl, Ivan Whisky in Cyborg 009 VS Devilman, General Pisti in Magi, Ruka Asato in Accel World, Yumemitchi in Tamagotchi Friends, Reina and Mew in Pokemon Origins, Minori Kushieda in Toradora!, Filia in Skullgirls, Marie Rose in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, Symonne in Tales of Zestiria, Chiaki Nanami in Danganronpa 2, Nepgear in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, Usalia in Disgaea 5, Lisette in Stella Glow, Keina Sawaya in Atelier Meruru; and roles in video games such as Xenoblade Chronicles, Time and Eternity, Mugen Souls Z, Fairy Fencer F, Ragnarok Online 2, Witch and the Hundred Knight and more!"

 

Shushuwafflez Creative Studio’s designer, Su is a costumer with passionate skill for her work; which can best described as elaborate and inspiring. She has been fashioning cosplays for over 8 years with careful attention to detail, and focus on projects that allow her to expand her growing repertoire of abilities.

Su’s work has won many awards since she started competing in 2011, including Best in Show: Craftmanship in 2012 at Anime North in Toronto and Best in Show at Otakuthon in Montreal. She is best known for tackling intricate costumes, such as Queen Esther and Calamity Jane of Trinity Blood, which allow her to show case her specialties of beading, embroidery and expert tailoring. All of which come together to create the perfect ornate finished piece.

When Su is not working on her next costume, you will find her putting together tutorials and helping other cosplayers pursue their creativity and expand their knowledge. She offers sewing focused panels at various conventions, and has also acted as a judge for countless events.

Feel free to come say "Hi" to Su during her panels and don’t forget to go to the Cosplay Contest where she will be a guest judge!

 

Nathan DeLuca is a giant nerd, comic book addict, cosplayer, and rabbit enthusiast hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia. After cosplaying for the first time at Hal-Con 2012, he fell in love with crafting and making characters come to life. He has been honing his armor and prop making skills since, specializing in EVA foamcraft and thermoplastics and branching out to casting and 3D printing.

In 2014, Nathan started taking commissions and has been working full time since. He's worked with companies such as Sony, Activision, Blizzard and Electronic Arts. Nathan is best known for portraying Kaidan Alenko (Mass Effect), the DOOM Slayer, and Nightwing. His work has been featured on Cos Culture, Kotaku, JustSaying, Faces, The Gazette, Niche, Bethesda, and the cover of Geek Inked.

He also travels locally and internationally to conventions both as a guest and attendee. His recent recent destinations include cities such as Washington, Paris, Edmonton, New York, Salt Lake City, and Sydney, Australia.

In his spare time, Nathan enjoys taking on challenging costume builds, spending time with friends, travelling, and talking to his rabbits like they’re children.


Disclaimer

Please note that all guest appearances are subject due to change due to work-related or personal circumstances. Ai-Kon is not responsible for cancellations, missed flights, or other unforeseen circumstances. Admission refunds will NOT be given.

If you are interested in being a guest at Ai-Kon, please send an email to guest relations.