"Ohio Kimono started as a small personal hobby, and has since grown into something much larger than a humble hobby! In 2003 I started to collect kimono. In 2005 I decided I wanted to share my hobby and try and find others to share it with. From there I began sharing and hosting discussions about kimono. My first ever presentation was at the Sweet Shalom Tea Room in 2006. Along the way I have met many fantasic people, and have developed many long term friendships. When you see me at a convention, typically a few kimono friends are hanging around and chatting.
Over time I have traveled around the tri-state area offering discussions, sales, and workshops about traditional Japanese kimono and arts. In addition, the demand has grown to be such that I now also sell authentic Japanese kimono to fellow collectors. Thank you for visiting, and I hope to someday share my passion for kimono with you!" -Kerry, The Kimono Lady
(Taken from the company website: http://www.ohiokimono.com/)
A native of Akron, OH. Julie is a rising voice actress. Her most notable work includes "Phineas and Ferb" (additional voicing). She has also done a few fan made series of Cardcaptor Sakura (Kero) and Sailor Moon (Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon). Most recently Julie starred in "Hairspray" as Tracy Turnblad at the Encore Theater in Western Ohio. Julie is an anime fan. Her favorites include: Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, Tenchi Muyo, and Pokemon.
She lives in Ohio with her husband, Andy and their 2 cats, Loki and Hobbes.
"EpicPanels is Ohio’s Premiere Panel Group. Founded in 2008 in Kent, OH this group of panelists have been presenting at numerous conventions over the years such as Ohayocon and Colossalcon. Since their inception EpicPanels has been bringing anime centric programming back into the convention scene. Known for their high energy and passion they bring to the panel room this group of anime fans are a sight to behold. Over the years they have continually challenged themselves, and inspired others, to produce better panels through their investments in quality panel interaction and community involvement. With the large number of successful and exciting panels they have brought to conventions in the last 6 years, be prepared to have an awesome experience as you witness the fun and highly entertaining programming that IS EpicPanels. You can check in with EpicsPanels at https://www.facebook.com/EpicPanels and soon at Epicpanels.com."
(Bio taken from: http://www.epicpanels.com/)
Founded in 2010 as Team Con-Doc, Cosprovisation has regenerated from a previous incarnation into a fantastically out-of-this-world improv comedy group. With over ten years of cosplay and convention-going experience, these sages of the stage are here to bring whimsy and wonder to your eye holes. From Scooby Doo to Doctor Who and everything in-between, these comedians take pride in being nerds.
"In the year 20XX, two being come together to form the ultimate rap duo: MC Cliff B and DJ Stuck Down A Mineshaft. Together, they rock the nerdcore hip-hop genre with their rhymes about video games, tabletop roleplaying, fatty foods, Jerry Seinfeld, public radio, weekdays, diseases, bleeps, bloops, etc.
- Nerds know a lot about words.
- Rappers must know a lot about words to succeed.
- QED, nerds are the best rappers."
(Bio taken from: http://www.sonicbids.com/band/2d6/)