Atero (Alejandro Quintero)
I'm a House/EDM music producer and a House music DJ. I go by the name "ATERO". I'll be DJ-ing during the after party. And you can also find me on these other platforms so y'all can follow me there and lastly every Friday and Saturday nights I DJ on both Insta and FB.
Fridays "ministry of the Underground (tech house, deep and techno) Saturdays "Studio39" (house, tech house, jackin house, funky house, latin/tribal/afro house, nu disco and lots of remixes).
Andrew Petry (Petry Cosplays)
A resident of Massachusetts, this History major hopes to enrich people with a knowledge of history, diversity, and an appreciation for world cultures. In his free time, Andrew plays video games, watches anime and movies, tries different foods, and cosplays at various cons and events! Andrew has also hosted various cosplay gatherings at Round One in Taunton, MA and One Up Games in Plainville, MA.
Interests: Gaming, Anime, History, Cosplaying, Comics, Disney films, Marvel/DC films.
Sessions you are hosting: AMV Contest // Grand Adventures: A Westerner’s Perspective on JRPG’s panel
In a past life, this native New Englander combined his love for baseball and photography into an unlikely hobby as a sports journalist and photographer of company softball games. His work was well received and even earned national recognition by the Wall Street Journal.
After being shown a series of photos taken at AnimeBoston by a colleague, Andy made the shift from sports photography to cosplay photography. Today, when not under quarantine, he can be seen at various cons through-out New England photographing area cosplayers for fun.
Interests: Cosplay photography (portrait photography), retro gaming
Sessions you are hosting: Photography 101 (better name to be determined)
Chris is an exceptional “Tribute Artist”, “Character Actor” and performer. Born in Las Vegas where he landed his first entertainment contract at the age of 6 years old and developed over the years of performing arts. Also landed his first overseas contract at the age of 18 and continues to do tours throughout the world including performing in multiple shows,events and also works(befriends) with “A-Lost” celebrities. All makeup,costumes and wigs are hand made and done by him. He feels alive while being on stage and performing. He also works with charities to help show support,give back to the communities and to also put a smile on faces. Make sure to say hi,take a pic and talk with him at any of the conventions,events and shows.. he will gladly make you smile,laugh and have a good time.
Sessions you are hosting: Character Transformation: Life as an Entertainer
Hi there! My name’s Connor, and I’ve practically been a nerd since birth! I grew up on fantasy media, which really pushed me to pursue a career in voice acting, and grew my love of cosplay!
Interests: D&D, Anime, Fitness, Voice Acting, Being a Goofball on the Internet
Sessions you are hosting: D&D for Dummies // D&D One-Shots // Guess That Anime Opening
Drop The Spotlight Gaming Crew
Eric Geller, John de Campos, Mauro Garcia (not pictured), John Cano (not pictured), & Michael de Leon (not pictured)
They'd like to share their experience on their journey to becoming tabletop game designers filled with personal struggles and what they've learned along the way to pass on their knowledge to aspiring tabletop game designers and tabletop game lovers alike.
Sessions you are hosting: The Journey to Becoming a Tabletop Designer // Using Tabletopia to Connect & Play
Dustin will be showcasing how war has been represented throughout history in Japanese Animation.
Sessions you are hosting: Anime at War: From the Frontline to you TV
Starting your own professional photography business is definitely a challenge. This panel will walk through the basic steps of branding your cosplay photography business, booking shoots, pre-convention prep, working with your clients, and post convention editing and delivery.
Taking experience from working as a female and LGBTQ photographer, this panel presented by Kay Bell of Antler Productions is completely open for questions, collaboration, and connections!
Sessions you are hosting: Cosplay Photography from Concept to Delivery
Born and raised in the Boston area.Went to Bay State College for a Bachelors in Entertainment Management with a focus in Audio Engineering and currently a Audio Visual Technician. Currently streaming a lot more with his free time.
Interests: Video Games(Persona, Fire Emblem), Anime, and music
Sessions you are hosting: Tips and Tricks to Video Game Collecting // Beginners tips for traveling to Japan
Hey hey I’m Julianna. Like most folks, I’ve been an avid anime fan since the 4Kids days long before I even knew what anime was. Regardless, it has become a core part of my life from the friends I’ve made, lessons I’ve learned, and my way of attempting to tackle life. I’m a recent college graduate from ASU (Go, Devils!) with a degree in Forensic Science. While there, I became close to some of the greatest people I know and got a shiny degree out of it, too. I’m super excited to see what you all bring to the table and can’t wait for the show to hit the road!
Interests: DnD, Anime, Video Games, Old School Anime, New School Anime, Aliens, Memes
Sessions you are hosting: One Piece At A Time!: A One Piece Trivia Panel // Frills, Twirls, and Magical Girls!: A Magical Girl Trivia/Informational Panel
Grew up in New Jersey as a musician playing piano. Started Berklee College of Music in Boston 2017 as a music education major to become a music teacher but then switched to Music Business/Entrepreneurship in order to prepare for eventually starting a comic book/vinyl store with a built in Ramen Cafe. He is also the writer and co-illustrator for The Amazing Bug and Plant Girl comic book which is coming soon.
Interests: Doctor Who, Marvel & DC, Music, Business.
Sessions you are hosting: Doctor Who? Why is this show so special to so many fans and where will it go next after nearly sixty years (on and off) on air? // How to start reading comic books. And are there roadblocks in place to doing so? // Mental Health And The Arts
Chicago-based musician and avid con-goer who is totally not just lazily cosplaying Koyuki from Beck. Celebrating the best music from anime and video games - either online on Youtube and Twitch or in person with his band Kid Yuki and The Otakus.
Interests: Anime (Beck, Steins Gate, Nichijou, Clannad), Music, Food, Memes
Sessions you are hosting: Anime Jukebox - Acoustic Request Show // Weeblash - Anime Quiplash
Cosplay from Mars
Cosplay from Mars will host a fun little sleepover themed panel.
Sessions you are hosting: Sleepover with YOI (Yuri on ice) 18+
Sarah Kristin Banasiak (Rinderer)
Spreading happiness through creation and innovation one day at a time. Gamer, teacher, mold-breaker. Never give up, never surrender!
Interests: Animal Crossing, Final Fantasy, isekai animes (re: zero, konosuba, grimgar, overly cautious hero, shield hero), Disney, Pokemon
Sessions you are hosting: Animal Crossing FAQ's Panel // Helping with Mental Health in the Arts Panel
Tal Good is the Entertainment Coordinator of the Massachusetts Renaissance Faire and writes the acts that go on throughout the day. The Market of the Moons Fairy festival runs every Summer at the Cummington Fairgrounds in Massachusetts, but this year it will be a digital faire.
Tal Good will be talking about the folklore and literature behind the fairy characters and storylines which take place at the festival. She will be discussing the different types of fairy creatures, some of the background behind them, and some sources to further your own research if you are interested. Questions and answers to follow the panel.
Sessions you are hosting: Faerie Folklore in the Massachusetts Renaissance Faire's Market of the Moons
Ty grew up watching Star Trek and reading Marvel comic books. While he has been attending comic book conventions since he was a teenager, in recent years he has been striving to improve as a cosplay photographer and as a reviewer of Godzilla toys on youtube.
Interests: Cosplay photography, toy reviews
Sessions you are hosting: Photography 101 (better name to be determined)