Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

Ames, IA 50010

Tel: 515-663-6963

nextlvlexpo@gmail.com

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© 2019 by Celestia Cosplay & Events, Gatehouse Media, Midwest eSports

Featured Guests

Welcome this year's featured Guests of Honor!

From Cosplay guests and gaming live streamers to industry professionals across the board, here is where we will share the announcement posts for all of the wonderful talent coming our way at Next Level Expo 2019!

In addition to our returning Cosplay Judges from 2018, we are excited to announce the following incredibly talented individuals:

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Known best for her roles in Tekken, Shenmue, and Virtua Figher, this Tokyo-raised actress has a full wealth of experience in both Japanese and American programming.

Featured Guests

Lisle Wilkerson

She has been featured in full-length films, television shows, and on the radio since she was 19 years old, and she is looking forward to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Besides challenging her to Tekken on-stage, Lisle is your go-to guide if you want to learn more about Japan’s rich history and current customs.

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OhMySophii is an internationally published creator and professional costume designer out of Wichita, KS. Cosplaying full time, she creates 1-4 new costumes each month and enjoys making original designs of the characters she adores.

Art Director

Oh My Sophii

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Head of Sales

kizzait

   

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Product Manager

Black Cat Needle Crafts

Known best for her roles in Tekken, Shenmue, and Virtua Figher, this Tokyo-raised actress has a full wealth of experience in both Japanese and American programming.

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Art Director

Adam J. Whitlatch

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Art Director

Yoko Cosplay

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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.,

Featured Guests

Samurai Dan & Jillian

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.

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Art Director

Celestia Cosplay

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 

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Head of Sales

SynergyCraft

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 

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Product Manager

Johari Cosplays

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 

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Voice Actress

Justin Agent

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Art Director

Noobs And Pros

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Head of Sales

Trash Pandas Watch Anime

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Voice Actress

ModernDayPirates

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Art Director

R-Synist

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Head of Sales

ZAXSavvy

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Voice Actress

Rachel Aukes

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Art Director

Tambo Jones

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Art Director

Cindy Koepp

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Voice Actress

Iowa Gundam Builders

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Art Director

Society for Creative Anachronism

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Voice Actress

Rebel Legion

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Art Director

Troy Powers