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SNAFU Con is an anime convention in the Reno/Sparks area of Nevada, Friday, October 6th through Sunday, October 8th, 2017 in The Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431.

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Guests of Honor

Christopher Escalante Index

Christopher EscalanteChristopher Escalante is an award-winning music composer and voice actor for video games, film, and media. As a composer, he has written original music and songs for many video games and visual novels available for the PC and on Steam such as Seduce Me the Otome, Maid With Perfection, Ace Academy, as well as many films, television series, commercials, web series, and audio books such as VIGIL, The Next Best Bartender, and Mythica: The Necromancer.

A graduate of Bang Zoom! Entertainment's Advanced Voice Acting Workshop, Christopher broke into voice acting for video games in many of Nexon's Massively Multiplayer Online video games as the Blade Master in Atlantica Online and the Legendary Hero in Dungeon Fighter Online, and has gone on to voice many roles in video games and visual novels such as Junius Fahrenheit in Sierra Ops, Eagle Morris in Aces Wild, Erik in Seduce Me the Otome, as well as many other video games, visual novels, mobile apps, and television and audio dramas.

To Learn more, visit ChristopherEscalante.com and you can find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr!

Danielle McRae Index

Danielle McRaeDanielle McRae is a voice over actress residing in Los Angeles, California. Being a huge fan of video games and anime. Her passion has led her to pursue a voice acting career in the industry. Some of her most notable credits have been in (League of Legends) as “Karma the Enlightened One”, (World of Warcraft: Cataclysm) as “Hagara the Stormbinder”, and “Painwheel” in the Popular 2D fighting game, (Skullgirls Encore).


She's also been in anime such as (Sword Art Online), (Gargantia: On the Verderous Planet) as "Onderia" and (Magi: The Kingdom of Magic) as "Orba".


Danielle has also earned several other roles in many other video games including “Threia Hazelgrimm” in (Atelier Escha & Logy), "S-Sha" in Megadimension Neptunia VII, “Rift Arachna” in (Heroes of Newerth), “New Conglomerate solider” in (Planetside 2), “Sidel” in (Dragon Nest), “Captain Arley Sims” and “the Adjutant” in (Starcraft Universe), “Wing Diver Unit” in (Earth Defense Force 2025), "Rogue" in (Nuclear Throne), "Commander" in (Warfare Online), "Zorin Blitz" in TeamFourStar's (Hellsing Ultimate Abridged), "Female Keeper" in (Enderal: The Shards of Order), "Rami the Repossession Monk" in (Banzai Arcade) and Isys in "(Dead Island: Epidemic) and much more.”

Darealwordsound Index

DarealwordsoundDarealwordsound -The Rap Nerd-Emcee, Producer, Musician, Mentor, Philanthropist, Nerd, Activist - Darealwordsound aka Orion Pax aka Wordy aka The Rap Nerd aka The Black Wookie aka the guy with so many names; is from Fairfield/ Suisun, CA. He now lives in Vacaville, CA but is always in a new city somewhere working with someone. Darealwordsound is an Emcee, Producer, Musician, Mentor, Philanthropist and founder of the new Indie Label “There Goes Ya Neighborhood” (TGYN); which houses new artist such as Forcee the kid and The Philharmonik. Darealwordsound has self-booked and promoted 4 out of state tours since 2014. He has extended his fan base into Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. In 2016 he performed at SXSW and was on the Van’s Warp Tour with H2Flow as DJ and emcee at Pomona and Las Vegas. Darealwordsound has opened for major underground to up-in-coming artist such as; Mega Ran, Richie Branson, Homeboy Sandman, Mr. Lif, Dibia$e, Reverie & Louden Beats, Charlie Muscle, Chino XL, Lucky I AM (Living Legends), Del The Funky Homosapien, The Artifacts (El da Sensei & Tame One), EDO.G, The Slants, & Fresh Kils, Noa James, King Dice, JIG, West Coast Avengers. Darealwordsound is known outside of music for being an active member with Today’s Future Sound and FME After School which empowers, educates, and encourages Bay Area youth in the creative arts and alternative sports. Darealwordsound also co-started “Words for the Kids” which is a non-profit that raises money for Foster Youth during the holiday season. This year, he expanded his philanthropy by working more with Heads Up Oakland and 1st Fam Family First, teaching and helping organizing alternative summer activities for Bay Area youth. Darealwordsound is a nerd who loves Hip Hop and people. He is an artist’ artist and a nerds nerd. With 3 Mix Tapes and 4 Instrumental albums, Darealwordsound continues to expand his audience and promote positivity.

Spencer Stoner Index

Spencer Stoner was born in the state of Nevada, where he still lives today. He is a black belt in American Kenpo Karate who is always willing to teach a willing student.

As for hobbies, he loves comics and hopes to eventually spread his storytelling to that format. He draws portraits of his characters to make sure their descriptions stay consistent through all his stories because of the art form’s influence.

To waste time, he plays video games...a lot. In particular, he enjoys role playing and fighting, and adventure games. Among his favorites are the Final Fantasy series (with VII being his personal favorite so far), the Metroid series, Mortal Kombat, Dead or Alive, as well as the new Tomb Raider.

Spencer is an avid collector of the classic video gaming systems, and his collection includes almost every system from the original 8-bit NES up to the Wii and PS4.

Kiba Walker Index

Kiba Guess who's back? Back again: Kiba's back! Tell a friend!

Kiba Walker is a voice actor, musician, writer, and director based out of Nevada and California. His works span across audiobooks to video games to animation, with his most notable roles being Amon and Gnart in the upcoming Xbox One and Wii U title, "Earthlock: Festival of Magic", Maximus Crom in YaoiPress, LLC's "Zolabarth-bi", and the lovable main character of "Seiyuu Danshi". Kiba has also given his voice to "Intermine Legacy: I am the Darkness", "Zoolaplex", "Echogeddon", "Aptitude", "Seduce Me 2: The Demon War", "Witch Hunter", Victus Vincimus: Veterans Revenge", and many more.


As a musician, he has performed with various bands, including the Stereo Killers, Frankly Fictious, Going Second, and has also won competitions for singing (Magic on the Mic, SacAnime karaoke shows, Online Shows, Singing in the Summer Karaoke). His debut album "XO" came out on May 26th, 2016, mixing EDM, rap, and rock to make a new and exciting fusion. He loves all the anime, D&D, cosplaying, and meeting new people! This will be Kiba's second Snafu Con as a guest, and he's very excited to come back with more surprises.


Voice Credits:


Anime/Animation


  • Yokunai - "Potential Dame Keep Truthful" (English Dub)
  • Evan - "Witch Hunter"
  • Wyatt McFly Blakely - "Aptitude"
  • Gabriel - "God Complex: Dogma Days"
  • Terashima Suoh - "It's a Promise"
  • Maric - "Summoner: Origins"
  • Andrew - "Spirit Legends"
  • Various Voices - "Riot!'
  • Voice Actor/Singer - "A Voice Actor's Disappointment (Pokemon Parody)"
  • Lana - "The Buddy's"
  • Young Zetsumei - "Zetsumei's Past"



Video Games


  • Main Character - "Seiyuu Danshi"
  • Yosuke Akano - "Fudanshi Code"
  • Soldier - "Seduce Me 2: The Demon War"
  • Scurvybreath - "Return of the Guitar Lord"
  • Eike Crimson - "Victus Vincimus: Veterans Revenge"
  • Amon, Gnart - "Earthlock: Festival of Magic"
  • Oz - "Rite of Passing"
  • Markus, David - "A Demon's Game"
  • Brayden - "Knights Summoner"
  • Carolina Dingo - "PawTail"
  • Sam - "Haunted Hotel XII"


Audio Series/Audiobooks


  • Mike Connelly, Tyler - "Zoolaplex"
  • Eric Eastwick - "Intermine Legacy: I am the Darkness"
  • Mr. Jack Brinton - "Echogeddon"
  • Kaito Kirashima - "The New Guardian"
  • Maximus Crom - "Zolabarth-bi"


Writing/Directing Credits


  • Casting Director - "Zoolaplex"
  • Casting Director/OP Composer - "Seiyuu Danshi"
  • Casting Director, Owner of ThatOneStudios Productions, and Riot Squad Productions
  • Director/Writer/Creator - "Riot!"


    Music Credits

  • The Stereo Killers - 2011-2013 (lead singer, drums)
  • Frankly Fictitious - 2014 (lead singer, rhythm guitar)
  • Kiba Walker - 2014- (solo act)
  • Composer/Writer/Producer - "XO" (Kiba Walker, debut album)
  • Co-writer - "Free" (Darealwordsound)

Preston Cowley Index

Preston CowleyPreston Cowley, a Denver native, grew up fascinated with video games, animation, and voice acting. While studying for his animation degree at Brigham Young University, he also studied voice acting, under Christopher Robin Miller (Professor Layton) to hone his skills.

Preston's latest work includes Return of the Guitar Lord, and Abandoned for speaking roles, and looks forward to many more roles in Audio books as well.

Preston now is living his dream of programming for video games at 3G studios in Reno, NV and can't wait to see where his life will take him next!


Steve Nunez, a.k.a. Warky T. Chocobo Index

WarkySteve Warky Nunez is an award-winning Singer, Lyricist, Composer, Letterer, Editor, and Actor for Video Games, Film, Audio Books, and more.

As an actor, Steve first broke into voice acting narrating audio books, and from there into all facets of media. Some of his favorite works include narrating, "The Souls of the Saintlands" Book series by Tonya Adolfson, Lady Woo in Nexon's Dungeon Fighter Online, Rift Bubbles in Heroes of Newerth, The Demon Lord in The Seduce Me Otome Series, and in Ant-Man playing as a homeless man.

As a musician, Steve is a singer of the Parody Mormon Band, "They Might Be Elders", of which he sang and wrote the lyrics for all of his albums. He has composed music and done Post-Production work for Video Games, Television, Movie Trailers, and more.

Under the tutelage of Yamila Abraham, CEO and award winning author of Yaoi Press, Steve got his start lettering for Yaoi Press's web series, "The Yaoikuza", and has worked on BL and Yaoi manga both in physical and digital print and looks forward to what the future has in store for him.

Prop Shop Index

Returning guests Ashley Montgomery and Paul Esquer began cosplaying in 2006, creating over forty costumes between the two,
and a number of those being awarded in major cosplay competitions - nearly twenty awards, in fact! The pair also launched a successful business known as&n bsp;The Props Shop in 2008, and have created countless props over the years for personal commissions, theater, and film. Both cosplayers have also appeared in popular shows such as Heroes of Cosplay and The Try Guys. At SNAFU they have been guest judges for the cosplay competition, and are proud to make a return this year.

Alejandro Saab Index

AlejandroStarting in 2012, Alejandro Saab was fascinated by the idea of acting! He pursued this by taking some classes in high school and along the way found something even more that fascinated him.

Alejandro has had the opportunity to learn the art from many prominent voice actors such as Crispin Freeman, Kyle Hebert, Sonny Strait, and Chris Rager. Already a growing accomplished voice actor, Alejandro's found much success as a voice actor, having been cast in many projects such as Drake in FUNimation's english dub of Fairy Tail, Sam in Seduce Me The Otome Visual Novel, Mayor Zao in Freedom Planet as well as being the voice director for Freedom Planet 2, and many other animations, video games, anime and more.

Along with his voice acting career, You can also find Alejandro as "KaggyFilms" on YouTube as a partnered voice actor, filmmaker, and entertainer.


WindoftheStars Index

WindoftheStars
WindoftheStars, Mel Hoppe, has been cosplaying since 2004 and has made over 100 costumes inspired by video games, anime, comics and of her own creative design. Many of these costumes have won prestigious awards at cosplay competitions since 2007. Her costume works have been featured on TV as a judge on Call to Cosplay that aired on Crunchyroll and Myx TV, in print mostly notably in Cosmode, OtakuUSA and Mangabomb, and in several web publications such as CNET, Nerdist, TokyoPOP, and Kotaku. She has also worked with 2K Games, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, iLoveToCreate, IGG/I Got Games and more on promotional events, contests and costume collaborations. Aside from making costumes for herself, she has made and designed costumes for her local theater group and had the honor to make Game of Thrones costumes for George R. R. Martin. As a veteran in the cosplay community, she strives to spread the sense of community, helping her fellow cosplayers, and to promote the art of costume creation through her online presence and guest appearance both in the USA and international

Faina Lorah Index

Faina LorahFaina Lorah is a Russian-born surrealist oil painter based in the Pacific Northwest. Her unique style combines fantastical dreamscapes, spirituality, and Victorian elegance. She recently won multiple Best in Show and Artist Director awards at Westercon and has been appearing at events throughout North America.

Faina's works such as Pharaoh's Horses, Fair as the Moon, and Radiant Raven have new approaches to steampunk-inspired art in a way that is immediately striking but approachable. Her newest project, a steampunk twist on Pokemon and Mario characters, has been exploding with popularity at conventions.

Her work can be seen at artbyfaina.com.



Aaron Roberts Index

Aaron provides the voices for Uta in Tokyo Ghoul, Grimsby Keane in Black Butler, Samuel in Fairy Tail, Urie Sogami in Dance With Devils, and Kamui Woods in My Hero Academia.

Nominated for 2014 Breakthrough Voice Actor of the Year by Behind The Voice Actors, Aaron Roberts scored his first big role as Sunny in Toriko: Gourmet Hunter. Having provided voices for over 80 anime series, he’s been featured in such roles as Michael the Archangel in High School DxD, Hideki Tama in Evangelion 3.0, Lacus Welt in Seraph of the End, Natsuhiko Koyama in Assassination Classroom, Cody Balfour in Gangsta., and Mamoru in Kamisama Kiss. You may have also heard him in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Attack On Titan, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Code: Breaker, One Piece, Daimadaler: Prince vs. Penguin Empire, Blood Blockade Battlefront, Divine Gate, Eureka Seven AO, Ghost in The Shell: The New Movie, Haganai, Maken-Ki! Battling Venus 2, Mitchiko & Hatchin, Ninja Slayer, No-Rin, Nobunagun, Noragami Aragoto, Tokyo ESP, and Unbreakable Machine-Doll.

Since receiving his BFA in Theatre from Southern Methodist University, Aaron has been a celebrated actor for the stage and screen in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and working in all areas of production for almost 15 years. He collaborated with Chuck Huber to co-write and act in Arbor Day: The Musical, and has worked closely with FUNimation Lead Writer and Texas filmmaker Blair Rowan to create festival-favorite short films.