Category Archives: No Brand Guests

Honored guests to No Brand Con are professionals that make anime, gaming, and sci-fi movies what they are today. They are voice-actors, writers, artists, pop culture icons and more! Come to No Brand Con to get the “inside” look at the industry and meet your favorite characters in-person!

Guest Announcement: Samurai Dan and Jillian

We are happy to welcome back the ever popular Dan and Jillian to No Brand Con 2017!

Dan Coglan, a.k.a. “Samurai Dan” and his wife, Jillian are the acknowledged masters of marital… er, MARTIAL mayhem. This dynamic duo travels the civilized portions of the U.S., bringing their unique show to curious and horrified audiences alike.

In addition to their high-energy, mostly safe stage shows (where razor sharp blades and barbs fly) the couple teaches historical and hysterical panels on the way of the warrior. Offering a wide range of lectures and interactive workshops, Dan and his lethal love Jillian are guaranteed to provide con attendees fun and fulfillment.

Due to a supreme lack of filter, Dan also performs standup comedy, and lives to embarrass his wife onstage, in censored and uncensored settings.

A storyteller at heart, Dan is finishing his third horror novel, and offers insights into the creative process with panels for the aspiring writer as well.

Check them out on their Facebook page!

Guest Announcement: John Gremillion

We are excited to welcome John Gremillion to No Brand Con 2017!

John Gremillion is a stage, film and voice actor who has been working in anime for nearly 20 years. He has provided voices for dozens of popular anime titles for ADV, FUNimation, Okratron 5000, Seraphim Digital and Sentai Filmworks.

John recently played Takeshi Hirokawa in Parasyte: The Maxim and General Liver in Akame Ga Kill!, both seen on Adult Swim’s Toonami. In 2015, he was nominated for BTVA’s Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in an Anime Feature Film for the role of “D” in Sentai’s re-dub of Vampire Hunter D. Some of John’s other popular roles include Dracule Mihawk in One Piece, Arthur Randall in Black Butler, Hakuoro in Utawarerumono, Daiju Mononobe in Eden of the East, Cardinal Francesco in Trinity Blood, Albedo Piazzolla in Xenosaga, Schawanheld Bulge in Galaxy Railways, Law in Full Metal Alchamist, Fal (The Duel) in Halo Legends, Yutaka Takenouchi in Cromartie High School, Dr. Kestner in Appleseed Ex Machina, and Makoto Shinjou in Area 88. John has played supporting roles in such titles as Spriggan, Summer Wars, Devil Survivor 2, Air Gear, Phi Brain, Five Numbers!, Devil May Cry, Darker than Black, Coyote Ragtime Show, Speed Grapher, Full Metal Panic!, Peacemaker, Desert Punk, Gilgamesh, Gantz, D.N. Angel, Chrono Crusade, Saiyuki, Princess Nine and Gasraki, to name a few.

A professional video editor for over 20 years, John worked with ADV Films on the supplemental materials for their 2010 release of Halo Legends. In addition to anime, John has provided voice over for several commercials and some feature films. He studied film at The University of Texas at Austin and Theatre Arts at The Juilliard School.

DJ Announcement: Color Wars

We are excited to bring DJ “Color Wars” to No brand Con 2017!

Whether he’s transmitting radio waves into space or dropping his original songs, Color Wars is a performer you do not want to miss. An Electro House DJ/producer hailing from Chicago, Color Wars perfected his art form by spending countless hours spinning at underground radio stations and designing custom soundwaves. Combining everything from groovy drops to heavy basslines, Color Wars sets are always full of good vibes and dancing. Having previously played New Years Eve shows with the likes of Skrillex, Zomboy, Candyland, Dillon Francis, Adventure Club, as well as some of the best anime conventions in the world, Color Wars brings his signature sound to No Brand Con for an unforgettable experience.

Check out his soundcloud here!

Guest Announcement: Katie Tiedrich

We are excited to welcome webcomic artist and mechanical engineer Katie Tiedrich to No Brand Con 2017!

Katie Tiedrich makes Awkward Zombie, a webcomic about videogames and the things that happen in them. When she’s not doing that, she’s usually at her day job as a mechanical engineer, building spaceship parts.

Click here to find Katie’s website!

Guest Announcement: Kyle Hebert

We are excited to welcome voice actor Kyle Hebert to No Brand Con 2017!

Kyle Hebert is a Los Angeles-based anime and video game voice actor whose credits include:

Wreck-It Ralph/Street Fighter 5(Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen, Ganju), League of Legends (Ezreal, Jarvan, and Graves) and Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best known as the Narrator and Teen Gohan from the Funimation dub of Dragonball Z/Kai/Super.  Other fan faves include One Punch Man (Atomic Samurai) Blue Exorcist (Bon Suguro), Fire Emblem Awakening (Frederick, Validar),  Fullmetal Alchemist (Vato Falman), Tales of Symphonia (Richter Abend) and Star Ocean (Dias, Arumat, Crow).

Kyle can also be heard in numerous popular shows and games, such as Pokemon (Professor Oak in “Origins”, Eusine in “Generations”), Digimon (Ballistamon and Dorulumon in “Fusion”), Sonic (Big the Cat in “Colors”), Final Fantasy (Nimbus in “Type-0”), World of Warcraft (Algalon the Observer in “Lich King”, Skylanders, Devil May Cry, Dynasty Warriors, Soul Calibur and Resident Evil.

He is also the promo voice of filmmaker, Kevin Smith’s Smodcast series of podcasts .

If you want more info, check him out at

Guest Announcement: Brichibi and Snow!

We are excited to announce Brichibi and Snow for No Brand Con 2017!

15 years ago Briana Lawrence (Brichibi Cosplays) and Jessica Walsh (SnowCosplays) were two fanfiction writing ladies who geeked out over Gundam Wing boys and Resident Evil. Now? They’re still geeks and still have their fandoms, but they’re also a cosplaying couple who write books, make crafts, and are generally nerdy women. Snow is the seamstress of the couple, meanwhile, Brichibi talks about issues in the cosplay community and how the most important thing about cosplay is to love yourself and have fun. The two ladies also speak on the importance of diversity when it comes to writing and pop culture, and they’ve both written about it via personal blogs and various websites. Speaking of writing, the ladies have work published through Dreamspinner Press, and they’ve also begun self-publishing their own urban fantasy series of books. Brichibi is currently working on a black, queer, magical girl series called “magnifiqueNOIR,” and when she’s not promoting that, she’s writing scripts for, so there’s a chance you’ve watched a video game or anime top ten list that was written by her!

When going to conventions they always bring their best so that they can promote their work. You can enjoy their crafts, get lost in their urban fantasy series, or heck, you can come by for a hug and fun conversations about cosplay, anime, or video games. Always promoting positivity and always supporting one another, Brichibi and Snow are smiling their way through the geek scene.

Guest Announcement: Mr.CreepyPasta

We are excited to bring Mr.CreepyPasta to No Brand Con 2017!

Creepy Pasta is the new Urban Legend. Horror stories and experiences from around the internet are crawling out of the woodwork and coming to your ears from one specific voice.
MrCreepyPasta, horror story teller of YouTube, is a well-known voice for such famous horror characters such as Jeff the Killer, Smile.Dog and Eyeless Jack. He started 4 years ago and over that time the Creepy Pasta narrators have grown exponentially over the years to become a staple in the YouTube community and in the horror genre.

Guest Announcement: Uncle YO

We are excited to announce our first Guest of Honor, Uncle YO!

Karl “Uncle Yo” Custer is New York’s premiere geek-specific comedian, having appeared at over 100 anime, comic book and video game conventions. His self-proclaimed style of “rantcore” combines long-form stories with motivational rhyming couplets. Panel leader, emcee, Off-Broadway playwright, puppeteer and podcaster, Yo show-runs his original Youtube’s fantasy sitcom with puppets, Dungeon Crawlers. You can listen to his latest project on Youtube, a bi-weekly narrative horror podcast called Chroniclers of Darkness.

His entire 4-CD collection is available through Amazon, iTunes, and streaming on Spotify. He’ll also have DVD’s on him exclusively for No Brand Con. Alternatively, you can spot him in several cameos alongside Channel Awesome, where he was featured alongside the Nostalgia Critic, Demo Reel, and the channel’s 5th anniversary feature, DragonBored. For older kids, you can see him as corporate, flower-loving super-villain Jeff Regan on Youtube’s suburban super-hero series, Schnoz-Man and HolePunch: the Justice Lease.