Click here for our full schedule! Venue Map Panel Descriptions: AniMini-Bite Size Anime Anime has evolved in the last 10~ years and now features minisodes, shorts that fall under 15 minutes, often 5 and under. We’ll look at the best of various genres. BTS of Photography We talk to photographers and cosplayers about our experiences in the cosplay photography community, the do’s and don’ts. How to stay safe, and what goes into planning the perfect shot Chattooine – Costuming for a Cause Learn more about Chattanooga’s biggest charity costuming group, and how… Read More
Chase Lawrence is a professional photography artisan from Jasper, Alabama that has specialized in practical effects, cinematic lighting, and photo manipulation. He has been photographing cosplayers since early 2011 and has continued bettering his work with the help of his photo and cinematography team, Affliction Cosplay Photography. His work has been featured in multiple publications internationally and shared by the creators of Irrational Games, Blizzard, BioWare, Riot Games, 2K Games, IGN, and Hi-Rez Studios through multiple multimedia outlets. Come meet him and his crew, Levi Mixon, Karsten Everett to learn more about… Read More
Amanda Swanson started her interest in photography during her junior year of high school in 2012, and has loved it ever since. She graduated with her Associates in Photography in 2015. She has owned her local photography business in Knoxville, T.N. for the past year now! She focuses on the power of natural light, and loves to create a fun experience for each client! As well as cosplay photography, she also specializes in family portraiture, children portraiture, dog portraiture, and wedding photography.
Greg Wicker (or “Greggo” as he’s fondly known) has been producing and hosting game shows at anime conventions since 1999, when he premiered Anime Match Game at Project A-Kon in Dallas. Since then, Greggo has done anime-themed versions of several classic game shows, created a few games of his own, and even had an original project that very nearly turned into an actual television show on Anime Network. These days Greggo is concentrating on perfecting his craft and making game shows available for conventions everywhere, bringing his rapier wit and friendly personality with… Read More
Hailing from the unlikely Chattanooga, TN, Brian Foster aka Synaptic Flow’s earliest musical influences varied, ranging from New Wave and Industrial to 70s pop. In the early 90s he became a fan of techno, house, trance, jungle and drum-n-bass. He became a constant fixture in the southestern US rave scene. Deep house, and the music of LTJ Bukem’s camp inspired Brian when he entered the studio. Dreamy, melodic, soulful electronic music emerged and manifested itself as Synaptic Flow. Synaptic’s debut album “Biotechnology”, released on Diskatopia Records, was a critical success and charted heavily on… Read More
Richie is a writer, director, podcaster, and voice over actor for many different projects. He has done different voice roles in commercials as well as abridged roles such as Jellal in Fairy Tail abridgemet, Menu-sama in Log Horizon abridged, and a smattering of others. He has been working with the anime industry for over 6 years now as the found of the Konoha Corner and Fairy Tail Podcasts. He works as the lead writer and director for the Infinity’s Light manga styled webcomic. Just 2 years ago he founded the group OTP… Read More
Formed in 2015, The Vamp Valley Vixens are Chattanooga’s number one cosplay burlesque show. They have spent the last two years bringing all your nerdy, geeky desires to life on stage. Now, they are returning to Anime Blast in grand titillating fashion. Last year’s performance was described by many pleased fans as “Over 9000,” but this year we promise to push that limit to Super Saiyan Hokage Fullbreak Dragon Slayer Moon Power Make Up levels. Get ready to stuff up some nose bleeds as Cammie Calamity, Jezebel Zuzu, Marti Martini , Lucky… Read More