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

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.

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

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!

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 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.

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!