Guest Announcement: Michele Knotz

PopCult Anime Con is super excited to announce our first Voice Actor guest, Michele Knotz!

Michele Knotz will be joining us in August, 2018.  Best well known for portraying Jesse in the Pokemon series,  Michele is a talented and prolific VA, script writer, panelist, and dear friend. Can’t wait!

You can learn more about Michele Knotz on her website!

New Cosplay Guests!

PopCult Anime Con is pleased to welcome two new Cosplayers to our Guest Lineup!

Kitteninstrings Cosplay


Kitteninstrings Cosplay has been costuming for 10+ years. She went to school for Opera and Vocal performance and fell in love with and refused to leave the costume department. A resident of Northern New England, she travels a lot and does many classes, workshops and lessons at conventions and her local workshop in Saco, Maine. Her biggest lament is that she takes on so many commissions that she hasn’t had time to make a new costume for herself in ages! Sewing, Beading, Embroidery, Armor, Props, lights, and all points in between… she’s done it all!
When she’s not crafting or at a con she can generally be found at home with her nose in a book or getting into trouble with her 9 y/o. 

Check out her social media pages:

Facebook, Instagram, Patreon, Print Shop

Carol Salemi


Carol has worked over 40 years in many aspects of costuming/cosplay from creating/fabricating to teaching to judging/masquerade directing. She is a Master costumer that enjoys new/fun/challenging techniques that keep it fresh. Her most recent work can be seen on TLC’s “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding”. She is a medical massage therapist (30years), works for Regal Cinemas, Sondra Celli Designs, has jobs in the Haunt Industry and likes making Steampunk jewelry and accessories.

New featured Panelist: Doppoganga

PopCult is proud to announce that Doppoganga will be a panelist for 2017!


Doppoganga is a Boston bound YouTuber that expresses his creativity through a variety of production media with a strong influence of anime and video games. He’s been performing on stages for 5 years at various conventions and has won numerous awards for performance doing action skits. He has been a YouTuber for 6 years doing action, comedy, and music videos; whether it’s anime-related or in general. Recently, he’s been getting cosplayers involved with making short skits or action scenes–giving them a chance to have fun and showcase their cosplay.  Doppoganga’s skills include filmmaking, action choreography, rapping, and spoken word poetry, all of which are inspired by anime.
You can find Doppoganga on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram

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PopCult Anime Con welcomes CiaoBirdie Cosplay!

CiaoBirdie Cosplay!


CiaoBirdie Cosplay (who also goes by Birdie) is a local New England cosplayer from Providence, RI.  She has been cosplaying for 5 years and has won several top honor awards for craftsmanship.  Her cosplay interests are varied, and range from Disney and Star Wars to video games, movies and steampunk.  Her skills include sewing, armor making, thermoplastics, makeup, body paint, and pattern-making.  She spends much of her free time volunteering with several local charity costuming groups, adding to her ever-growing list of future costumes, and also spending time behind the camera doing cosplay photography.

You can follow more of Birdie’s costuming work on facebook and instagram!