Guests from this year.
Guests at Star City Anime will be here to do special Q&A sessions, autograph signings, and more. We hope you will join us and meet our awesome guests. We expect to announce a few more guests soon. Check out last years guests.
Spectrum Entertainment is a limited liability company based in Roanoke, VA. Ever since their opening, they’ve been working on assembling the best performers, caterers and set-up for a wide variety of events. Boasting acts such as comedians, martial artists, magicians, jugglers, DJ’s, the opportunity for virtual reality simulators and so much more, Spectrum is quickly becoming your go-to company for any entertainment related need.
U the Magician
With over seven years of experience, U is no stranger to the world of magic nor hypnosis. Hailing from Rocky Mount, he has assembled all of his best tricks to bring around the convention scene, partnering frequently with Black Materia Inc. to bring the best of entertainment to their many con-goers.
Arthur Stump is a cosplayer & comedian for Spectrum Entertainment from Franklin County Virginia. He is best known for cosplaying Eric Cartman at every single convention he goes to because he doesn’t know how to sew & apparently loves dehydration & heat exhaustion. He is also known for never breaking character because, “Hey, when your costume is a woman’s jacket, a hat you bought of Amazon & gloves you stole from a trailer at work, you’ve got to put SOME work into it.” Arthur has been a guest at several conventions & won multiple cosplay awards for his outstanding performance as a fat, angry little boy from a rural mountain town in Colorado.
G. Paul Richardson
G. Paul Richardson is the creator behind the comic/manga titles of Sgt. Sasquatch: The Bigfoot of Liberty and Space Daisy. He is a teacher, storyteller and artist who happens to care for abandoned critters and is a self-proclaimed beach bum who has a peculiar fascination with mythology. Follow him on FB and at sgtsasquatch.com & machipongostudios.com
Greg Ayres went blasting his way through 2017! He was thrilled to make his second appearance in Dragon Ball Super earlier this year as Frost, and equally excited to help blast bugs as Geo in Sony Picture’s Starship Troopers : Traitor of Mars. 2017 also gave him the opportunity to reprise one of his favorite roles as Son Goku in Saiyuki Reload Blast, and will also be appearing in Haikyu as Yu Nishinoya, as well as voicing Zenji Marui in Food Wars. With over 290 credits to his name, he has managed to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. Some recent roles include Nagisa Haruki in Free, and Free Eternal Summer, MonoKuma in Danganronpa, Clear in Dramatical Murder, and Doug in Gangsta. Thrilled to be a part of the Toonami re-launch in the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and even more thrill to follow that up the in the following summer’s thriller Another as Kouichi Sakakibara. He can also be hear as Satoru Asahina in From the New World, Kenji Nakanishi in Say I Love You, Sion in No. 6, Heisuke Toudou in Hakuoki, Tommyrod in Toriko, Tomoki Sakurai, in Heaven’s Lost Property, and Volken, in the Book of Bantorra.Some of his all-time favorite roles include Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Youhei Sunohara in Clannad, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Negi Springfield in Negima. When he’s not in a booth with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones behind “the decks”at many a music event. A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, he has jumped at the opportunity to play music and organize late night dances at many of the conventions he attends. He currently helps organize dance and music tracks at several US conventions.Greg is also a member of Project BECK, who perform music from the anime Beck Mongolian Chop Squad, and has had a blastreliving the music from the show with his friends. Thrilled to be able to share his love of music with anyone willing to listen – from packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage of The Knitting Factory (NYC), he’s always ready to make a little noise.
Kiira was first introduced to anime as a kid through shows like Speed Racer and Beyblade, and her interest in Japan culture began with a simple research paper in elementary school. She didn’t connect anime and Japan together until a few years later, and her love for both gave her the opportunity to be a founder of the Japanese Culture and Anime Club at Liberty University, and travel to Japan in 2014 to discover religion and culture. In the future, she plans to move with her husband to Japan in order to support him teaching English and to discover more about the country. Kiira has ran anime and Japanese culture panels since 2012, and has presented them all over the east coast from Ohio to Georgia. She is also a contributor for USAnimeDirect.com, a website dedicated to anime reviews and content. Kiira hopes her panels will not only be fun to attend, but that everyone (including herself) will learn something new.
The “yeah yeah ninja” is a two-time national weapons champion in Tae Kwon Do with Bo Staff and Triple Staff. He studied martial arts in many different disciplines such as Muay Thai, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Ineyan Kali.
Dynamic Duchess Cosplay
Dynamic Duchess Cosplay has been an avid cosplayer since 2016. While she’s renowned for her RWBY cosplays, Dynamic Duchess is also notorious for her love of villains, psychopaths, and yanderes. You’ll catch her as Neapolitan of RWBY, D.va from Overwatch, and Widowmaker from Overwatch.