Errandofmercy is a nerdy musician from Rochester, New York. Like a good fanfic, Errand’s music combines humor, angst, and the otherworldly beauty of the fantasy realms they love to inhabit. Exploring possibilities from series such as Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Errand plucks out their most beloved moments and sets them to music. BANDCAMP / FACEBOOK
Meg (Altair Cosplay)
Meg is one half of Altair Cosplay, a Boston-based duo specializing in big props, armor, and too much lace on things. She has five years of experience in crafting and competing. When she’s not making cosplay, she’s playing tabletop games or geeking out about design and art history. INSTAGRAM / TWITTER / FACEBOOK
Susume Paradise is a cosplay dance group that started from a love of Love Live. We all have different reasons for being here, whether it be wanting to be immersed in Love Live, loving to dance, or wanting to make new friends. Some of us just wanted to be a part of something. But we all have the same goal: to perform our best, work our hardest, and be the best μ’s we can be together. Together, as 9 friends, we will do what we can to bring μ’s to life while having fun with all the new friends and memories we make together. And we can’t wait to share it with you! ** First Place Masquerade, Novice Division, Another Anime Con 2017 ** Best Performance, Advanced Division, PopCult Anime Con 2018 ** YOUTUBE / INSTAGRAM / FACEBOOK
Mistress of Lore & Leviathan’s Grimoire
Kayliegh Lawrence (Mistress of Lore) and Cain Knight (Leviathan’s Grimoire) offer a wide range of panels from cosplay creation to game shows testing your character knowledge. The content of these panels range from PG to 18+ and the panels are tailored to be strictly educational, hands on learning experiences, or light hearted competition. Kayliegh has been acting for fourteen years appearing in Anime Boston cosplay games from 2012 to 2018, She has been cosplaying and attending conventions for 11 years and counting with no plans to stop. Kayliegh has won a number of awards for her acting and craftsmanship, including two Craftsmanship Awards and two Performance Awards at Anime Boston between 2013-2016. Cain has been doing on stage and interactive theater for a total of sixteen years Working in venues such as the New Hampshire Renaissance Faire and King Richard’s Faire, They have also participated in and hosted games at Anime Boston between 2015-2018 and in their youth performed in school plays and worked as a volunteer costume director. Cain has won multiple awards for their skills in both craftsmanship and acting. Starting with two awards as a child actor in the late 2000’s and later moving on to win awards for Craftsmanship and Performance at Anime Boston in 2016 and Best Advanced Craftsmanship at PopCult Anime Con 2017.
From streams and panels to a hat that says “shirt”; Massive Hitbox has been creating new ways to entertain people for over a decade. They’ve made a rare exception to their convention hiatus to do what they do best: Play games mediocrely like the charming and creative goofballs they are. Get ready for an absurd D&D campaign, new spins on classic retro games, and much more! Come catch the rare live appearance in person, and then check their content out on TWITCH
LinkRatchet is local deejay who specializes in mixing while improvising (Rickrolling the Rickroll since 2014!) Past experience includes working events like the Cosplay Masquerade Ball, the Cosplay Picnic, and private events like weddings and birthday parties. A passionate lover of video games, LinkRatchet combines 8-bit style/chiptunes into his deejay mixing in a way that equals epicness beyond beauty. Off the dance floor, he’s also a Twitch Affiliate streamer! TWITCH / INSTAGRAM / FACEBOOK
Charles Dunbar (Study of Anime)
Charles Dunbar is graduate of Hunter College, CUNY, where he received a BA in Religion and Anthropology and an MA in Cultural Anthropology. His thesis Pilgrimage, Pageantry and Fan Communities was published in 2011 and focused on anime convention participation, including spending habits, cosplay, demographics, communal behavior and convention culture. Charles has previously given talks before the Joseph Campbell Foundation, has worked in the music industry as an A&R talent scout and promoter, excavated a Roman Villa in the United Kingdom, studied Irish Literature at Trinity College in Dublin, acted as a teacher and mentor for at-risk students in a charter school, shipped books for a comic shop and had his own weekly radio show for 5 years. These days you can usually find him at a Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts, working diligently on whatever project is currently occupying his time, or traveling the roads of the East Coast to various anime conventions. WEBSITE
Land in Chaos LARP
Land in Chaos LARP is an all-inclusive* high fantasy/medieval/steampunk live action role playing group from New England. Ever wanted to play a video game quest line live? Well give it a try at our con-quest! Join the fight, enter the fray, defend the con and defeat the evil… or become it. Be it or fight it, they all serve the Same. For Chaos lies without our realm. It’s in the Land, it is our Name. *Those with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to join us! All profits from Penny Wars go to Autism Speaks.
Join Land in Chaos LARP in the Ashland Room! Saturday: 12pm-10pm & Sunday 9am-6pm