SNAFU Con is an anime convention in the Reno/Sparks area of Nevada. Friday, November 16th through Sunday, November 18th, 2018 in The Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, 2500 E. Second Street, Reno, NV 89595

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Guests of Honor

Derek Stephen Prince Index

Derek Stephen PrinceDerek Stephen Prince, aka Steve, has been in the voiceover industry 22 years. His career spans across such shows as Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers In Space, Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, Power Rangers Time Force & Power Rangers Wild Force;
Digimon: Seasons 1-4 & 6-7 playing such favorites as Digimon Emperor, Veemon, Beelzamon, Impmon, Piedmon and most recently Jeremy, to name a few; Love, Hina where he played Keitaro; Bleach, where he played Uryu Ishida; and Naruto, where he STILL plays Shino Aburame (my God, does this show not end???); Guts the pug in Kill La Kill; and Iggy the Boston Terrier in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures-Stardust Crusaders. Video games include the Kingdom Hearts series as Vexen; Odin Sphere as Oswald; Operation Darkness as Adolf Hitler and Jack the Ripper; Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu in Danganrompa V2; and Kokichi Ouma in Danganrompa V3. “Steve” was in the original cartoon series of Lilo & Stich as Loki the shaved ice vendor; Little, Big, Awesome for Amazon; NFL Rush Zone – Guardians Unleashed as Jackson; the film Jungle Shuffle with Rob Schneider and Drake Bell as Louca the toucan; and the film Bling where he played the ring vendor, opposite Taylor Kitsch. Both movies are available through Amazon Prime. This year, celebrate with Steve as Cowboy Bebop celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Steve played Lin, for those of you who remember the show. Steve has a LOT of things in store for you with his panels, and can’t wait to see all of you at SNAFU Con!

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), “Cheetah” in (Cyberdimension Neptunia), “Amira and Faith” in (Monster Prom, "Lucy/Nyu" in (Death Battle", “Milo” in (Detective Pikachu) “Rosemary Reed” in (Remothered: Tormented Fathers), "Renata, Harmony and Dark Harmony" in (Phantomgate: The Last Valkyrie) “Jackelyn Tywood” in (Dimension Drive), “Rift Arachna” in (Heroes of Newerth), “New Conglomerate soldier” 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”.)

Christopher Escalante Index

Christopher EscalanteChristopher Escalante is an award-winning music composer and voice actor for video games, film, and med ia. 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 the Seduce Me series, Solar Warden, Yandere Simulator, ACE Academy, as well as many films and television series such as Mythica: The Necromancer, Blood of Redemption, Ghost in the Family, Twice The Dream, The Next Best Bartender, and Amarog.

A graduate of Bang Zoom ! Entertainment’s Advanced Voice Acting Workshop, Christopher broke into voice acting for video games in many of Nexon’s MMO 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 such as the Jiangshi Devoin Heroes of Newerth, Erik in the Seduce Me series, The Nameless in Anima: Gate of Memories, as well as additional voice over work in many other video games and web series such as Muv-Luv Alternative, The Fifth Expedition, Galactic Conflict, Castle of Legends, Heroes Arena, Heroes Charge, and provides his voice for the popular YouTube channel "Aphmau" as Ein, Derek, and Shad.

Christopher currently resides in Salt Lake City, UT and works as the Director of the Voice Over Division at Elevate Talent Agency, writes and arranges for the Salt Lake Pops Orchestra, and is the founder of Rose Rock Records, LLC.

WindoftheStars Index

WindoftheStarsWindoftheStars, Mel Hoppe, is a veteran international known cosplayer based out of Northern Nevada. She 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.

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.

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.