SNAFU Con is an anime convention in the Reno/Sparks area of Nevada. The 2017 con was October 6th - 8th. The 2018 con has not been announced yet.


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Guests of Honor

Daryl Frazetti, Ph.D Index

Daryl Frazetti, Ph.DDaryl Frazetti is an anthropologist who has taught classes in Star Trek, Star Wars, Middle Earth, Aliens, and more through Western Nevada College. He has also published on Star Trek fandom culture, fan film making, and conventions as participatory myth. He is the author of Anthropology of Star Trek, and is currently working on the study of Batman fandom culture for a forthcoming text. Daryl has been speaking at conventions since 2007 and has been involved in consultation work on various science fiction productions and publications since 2010. He is available for all levels of educational presentations, and consultation work.

Christopher Escalante Index

Christopher EscalanteChristopher Escalante is very excited to be returning to SNAFU Con for his 7th year in a row!

As a music composer and voice actor, you may have heard Christopher's music in many films, video games, and visual novels such as the Seduce Me series, Mythica: The Necromancer, ACE Academy, Blood of Redemption, Remember Remember, A Story Without Words, Blind Love, Return of the Guitar Lord, The Next Best Bartender, and many more

Christopher has also provided many voices for video games characters such as Erik in the Seduce Me series, Heriss in Heroes Arena, the Dragon Rider in Heroes Charge, the Blade Master in Atlantica Online, the Legendary Hero in Dungeon Fighter Online, Eagle Morris in Aces Wild, Zorro, Sam Bellamy, and William Shakespeare in Legendary Castle, as well as additional voice over work in many other video games and animated series such as Ein, Derek Lycan, and The Shadow Lord in the popular Aphmau web-series, Muv-Luv Alternative, The Butterfly Sign, Doom Strike!, The Fifth Expedition, Elsinore, Galactic Conflict, Anima: Gate of Memories, and many other mobile apps, films, television shows, and audio dramas.

Christopher is also currently the Director of the Voice Over Division at Elevate Talent Agency in Salt Lake City, UT. To learn more, please visit

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, Audiobooks, and more. Fresh off the set of Hulu's series, "Chance" with Hugh Laurie, and CBS's hit radio show, "User Friendly", Warky decided to take some time off to moonlight here at SNAFUCON.

As an actor, Warky first broke into voice acting narrating audio books for the blind, 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, Bali in "HunkiePop", Lady Woo in Nexon's, "Dungeon Fighter Online", Rift Bubbles in "Heroes of Newerth", The Demon Lord in The Seduce Me Otome Series, Mujo Kino in the "Yandere Simulator Male Rivals Video", and in Ant-Man playing as a Homeless man.

As a musician, Warky 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. For added fun, ask about his performances on Clarinet to Dubstep.

Under the tutelage of Yamila Abraham, CEO and award winning author of Yaoi Press, Warky 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 most recently has worked on Full-Cast Yaoi Audiobooks such as "Zolabarth Bi", "Trapped Wizard", "The Yaoikuza", and more! Warky looks forward to what the future has in store for him.

WindoftheStars Index

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

Daydreamernessa Index

DaydreamernessaAs a veteran cosplayer Daydreamernessa is dedicated towards spreading positivity, knowledge, and a warm welcome to anyone in the convention and costuming world! She is a cosplayer with 14 years (and counting!) of experience and is a seasoned seamstress, pattern maker, and prop craftsman. She loves cosplaying from anime, manga and video games and has 70+ costumes under her belt! Some of her favorite costumes she’s created is the Kirin armor set from Monster Hunter, Emeraldas from Captain Harlock, Deedlit from Record of Lodoss War, and Soul Calibur 2 Sophitia. Oh and cosplaying from Sailor Moon….. of which she has 6 different costumes crafted towards this one series.

Since 2003, Nessa continues to hone her skills, and seeks out new challenges when it comes to costume recreation. As a seamstress, she specializes in various sewing techniques, pattern-drafting, and draping for excellent fit and proportion. She also loves taking on projects that include resin and plastic casting, foam armor and customizing fabrics with dyes! Expect to see some of these topics covered at SNAFU Con!

Her passion for design, sewing, and illustration led her to study fashion design at San Francisco’s Academy of Art University. In 2010, she graduated with her BFA in fashion design, and is always eager to share her knowledge, just don’t be too shy to ask!

She is so excited to come to SNAFU Con this year, so visit her table and join her panels to expand your skills or to even ask questions on your current projects that you want some advice on! Or cat pictures…. She has 3 of them, and she would love to see yours too

Paul St. Peter Index

Paul St. PeterAmong my current and recent credits are such projects as KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King), NARUTO SHIPPUDEN (Nine Tail Fox), DIGIMON (Leomon/Wormmon), BLEACH (Yammy), SOUL CALIBER 5 (Narrator), and X-COM (Dr. Heinrich).

You can also hear me in DIABLO III (Demented Spirit), and I have been a busy performer on WORLD OF WARCRAFT! I recently finished work on a CGI pilot called LEGEND OF THE RABBIT (Rufus), WINX (Triannus), the recently released DRAKENGARD 3 (Michael the Dragon), and my voice can also be heard on CYBORG 009 (Dr. Gilmore, Pyotr).

Coming soon you will be able to hear me in THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS (Armor Giant), KILLER (Colonel Derick), GUNDAM: IRON BLOODED ORPHANS (McMurdo), and AJIN (Hirasawa).

Lady Staba Index

Lady StabaLady Staba is a Reno, NV based cosplayer of over 7 years and has made over 70 costumes. She has won numerous awards, including several Best in Shows and Best Craftsmanship.

In addition to competing, she loves to teach panels and join fellow Artists in Artist Alleys at conventions across the West Coast.

Lady Staba has had the honor of representing several companies at conventions including Guerrilla Games as the protagonist Aloy, from their video game Horizon Zero Dawn.

Outside of cosplaying, Lady Staba plays video games, watches Anime and Movies, and loves to cook!

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.

Kiba Walker Index

KibaKiba Walker is a voice actor and musician out of Dallas, but got his start here in Reno. He's coming back to his favorite con and has new updates to share.

You may know him as the voice of the lovable devout blade, Liochant, in "Minecraft Diaries" or Kacey in "Phoenix Drop High School". Other notable roles include Amon & Gnart (Earthlock: Festival of Magic), Hanako (Yandere Simulator), Haato (Seiyuu Danshi), Keitaro Nagame & Yoshinori Nagira (Camp Buddy), Mike Connelly (Zoolaplex), Adrian Hlavacek (Always Raining Here), and more.

He's done work with YaoiPress, LLC as Maximus Crom (Zolobarth-bi), Aruji (The Yaoikuza Series), Red (Team Yaoi), and Guy (Straight to Gay). Kiba also is the director for various titles such as Mazjojo's "Full Service" and "Seiyuu Danshi".

As the owner of KibaKovers, he provides English adaptations of popular anime themes and also mashups of popular Top 40 hits.

Originally from Reno, Kiba is excited to come back after a year and see everyone again!

(And don't forget to check out his YouTube!)

Danielle McRae Index

Danielle McRaeDanielle McRae is a voice over actress residing in Los Angeles, CA.

As a huge fan of video games and anime, her passion has led her to pursue a voice acting career.

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, Rosemary Reed in (Remothered Tormented Fathers), S-Sha in (Megadimension Neptunia VII) and Painwheel in the Popular 2D fighting game, (Skullgi rls Encore).

She’s also been in anime such as (Sword Art Online), (Gargantia) 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), Zorin Blitz in (Hellsing Ultimate Abridged), Sen from (Celestial Tear: Demon's Revenge), Rift Arachna in (Heroes of Newerth), Sidel in (Dragon Nest), Captain Arley Sims and the Adjutant in (Starcraft Universe), Isys in (Dead Island: Epidemic), Rami in (Banzai Arcade) and more.

Spencer Stoner Index

Spencer Stoner is a Reno native and an author. While most of his works, including Ophelia and Lyan are Dead Meat, and The Third Life of Ophelia (the first two books in the Ophelia Legacy series) are in the fantasy genre, Spencer has dipped a proverbial toe in horror with a short story entitled On the Way Home in the anthology novel In Creeps the Night. He has also written some science fiction that can be found on the Star Wars Bash Facebook Page.

For the first time, Spencer is proud to announce the debut of his newest novel, book three in the Ophelia Legacy series, Ophelia, Demons, and Money right here at SNAFUCon! Come to his table and he will gladly sign a copy for you!

As he is always a fan of telling a new and interesting tale, you will be able to find Spencer at the panel Let's Build a Story Together! It will be up to everyone to develop the genre, setting, characters, plot, every element needed to tell a good story. Come meld your vision with other like-minded (or otherly-minded, we're not biased!) fans and see what sort of sorcery we can wrought together!

Also, as a fan, have you wondered why far too many women in fiction seem a bit, shall we say, shallow? Somewhat two-dimensional? Fall flat? If you're a writer yourself, do you want to know how to avoid that? Then the panel From Buffy to Ophelia to Wonder Woman, What's So Hard About Writing Women?, would be the perfect place to come and discuss just that! Speak to a panel of creators to learn how to recognize and avoid the cliche's that keep female characters from getting what they are due!

Dorothy Fahn Index

Dorothy FahnDorothy originally pursued an on-camera acting and stage career. But fate stepped in one day, many years ago and asked: “Hey, you wanna do voices in anime?” To which she discovered: “Wow – I love this!” (although she still does the occasional stage production!)

Her anime credits include Melody in Hunter X Hunter, Konan in Naruto, Meryl in Trigun, Cyprine and Ptilol in Sailor Moon, Nena/Empress in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Maiko in Kill La Kill, Kaoru in Rurouni Kenshin, Miyu in Vampire Princess Miyu, Sophie in Code Geass, and many more!

She has also performed voices in Final Fantasy XV, Fallout 4, League of Legends, Fire Emblem Echoes, and so much more, in anime, animated programs, and video games.

A partial list of Dorothy's extensive credits can be viewed at AnimeVoiceOver, Behind the Voice Actors, and Dorothy's website!

G.S. Denning Index

G.S. Denning
G.S. Denning is an author, improv comic, and speaker. ​

Before publishing Warlock Holmes, G.S. performed improv comedy for 20 years with Seattle Theatersports and Jet City Improv in Seattle, and SAC Comedy in Florida. He was a writer/performer for live shows at Disney's Epcot Center, wrote comedic reviews for Wizards of the Coast, and worked as a translation editor for Nintendo, ensuring that humor/context translated appropriately from Japanese to English video game scripts.

G.S. is extremely knowledgeable about history and all things pertaining to the geekiverse. He now gives engaging and educational talks to schools, inspiring students to turn their love of comic books and video games into a creative career or enriching hobby. He speaks at conventions, teaching writers improv comedy techiques that will improve their storytelling. He loves chatting on podcasts and is a terribly friendly geek. He has The Best Wife and The Most Beautiful Children and lives in Las Vegas.

Find his work here!

Kevin Frane Index

Kevin Frane has been working in professional Japanese/English translation and localization since 2004. He got his start working at Sega of America where he was responsible for handling the translation of game scripts and sometimes oversaw the production of voice recording on their larger titles. Highlights from his time at Sega includes being localization producer of the Yakuza series (Yakuza 1 to 3), Sonic Rush Adventure, NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, Shining Tears, Feel the Magic XY/XX, The Rub Rabbits!, and a bunch of translation work on the Phantasy Star franchise. Voice recording duties during this tenure include Resonance of Fate, Yakuza, Sands of Destruction, ChromeHounds, Shining Force EXA, and a handful of other, more minor titles.

Since 2010 Kevin has worked in freelance Japanese translation where his work has branched out from video games, including being translator for the first three official Hatsune Miku video games releases in the west (Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd, and Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX). He is currently Seven Seas Entertainment's official translator for the manga release of Arpeggio of Blue Steel, and was co-translator of Tokyo Ghoul: Void. He also did translation editing for titles such as Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, Sword Art Online: Lost Song, and Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization.

Probably Kevin's most notable work, however, is his translation of Yu Godai's Quantum Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner, of which he's translated the first two of five volumes.