Nashicon is proud to present our 2017 Guest lineup! Be sure to keep checking back, as we’ve got more exciting guests to announce as we get closer to the convention!

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A Los Angeles-based anime and video game voice actor whose credits include Wreck-It Ralph/Street Fighter (Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen, Ganju), League of Legends (Ezreal, Jarvan, and Graves) and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best known as the Narrator and Teen Gohan from the Funimation dub of Dragonball Z. Kyle can also be heard in numerous franchises such as Blue Exorcist, Fire Emblem, Fullmetal Alchemist, Tales of Symphonia, Star Ocean, Pokemon, Sonic, Final Fantasy, World of Warcraft, Skylanders, Devil May Cry, Dynasty Warriors, Soul Calibur and Resident Evil.He is also the voice of filmmaker, Kevin Smith’s Smodco Internet Radio and cohosts “The Big Bald Broadcast” geek news podcast for that network. For more info, visit For the full list of characters he’s voiced, check out his article on wikipedia!

Originally from Alaska, Kira Buckland got her start voice acting for online projects, and later moved on to voice a variety of roles in anime, most notably Umi in Love Live, Izumo in Blue Exorcist, Kuroyukihime in Accel World, Kogyoku in Magi, Hydra Bell in Blood Lad, Mika in Durarara season 2, Mimete in the new Sailor Moon dub, and Alix on Nickelodeon’s “Miraculous Ladybug.” As an avid gamer, she is happy to have lent her voice to quite a few video games, including NieR Automata (2B), Tales of Zestiria (Edna), Disgaea 5 (Seraphina), Dead or Alive 5: Last Round (Honoka), Dangan Ronpa 2 (Hiyoko Saionji), Skullgirls (Marie), Devil Survivor 2 (Miyako), Bravely Default (Artemia), Hyperdimension Neptunia V (Marvy), Mugen Souls (Chou-Chou), Castle Crashers (Princesses/Medusa), and many more. Not forgetting her Internet roots, she still provides voice work for popular projects such as Kou/Gou in 50% Off and Aerith in FF7 Machinabridged. Her addictions include cats, makeup, espresso, and classic rock. She also cosplays under the name “Lady Stardust”, and is a huge fan of the manga series “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.”

Prince, aka Steve, has been in the voiceover industry 23 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; Nartuto, where he plays Shino Aburame and Kill La Kill, where he played Guts the Pug. Video games include the Kingdom Hearts series as Vexen, Odin Sphere as Oswald.

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NLJ is taking over the internet with his music and EDM productions that
anyone can dance and rock out to. According to FreshNewTracks, “he isn’t
your average rapper. None Like Joshua comes in with a style like Mike
Shinoda’s, but dreams further than the stars rapping over some of the
hottest beats.” He’s also performed in various cities and countries during
his career; from Washington to Texas, Atlanta to New Orleans, and even
across Europe in Amsterdam and London. With an upcoming EP, epic remixes, covers, and collabs on the way, NLJ is sure to give a show you’ll never forget. You can find his music at
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Introducing, SkyBlew! A young *BUZZING* emcee who resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Signed to Mega Ran’s RandomBeats Music label, he is rapidly becoming the hip-hop voice for a new generation with a NEW SOUND… His music is very *positive* and *inspirational* but it still gets the fans attention with infectious jazzy/abstract beats and lyrics. This kid sounds like NOTHING out right now! Speaking from his life experiences such as: foster care, homelessness and etc, he uses his message in hopes to make a difference. He chose to rise above the dire circumstances and share his story. SkyBlew also, uniquely incorporates anime, cartoon and video game references/themes into his repertoire to create hip hop like you’ve never heard before!  Following the narrative “I Don’t Rap, I Paint The Sky,Blew!!!” He’s the coolest nerd, you ever heard!

Interpret As You Will is a panelist group that has collectively over twenty years of paneling experience, and brings a wide variety of panels to conventions. The group brings a mixture of entertainment, educational content, fandom discussions, and interactive panels to events.

Palmetto Knights. Our goal is to support and participate in all forms of sword fighting in all it’s variants. With a distinct focus on historic formats. You can find out more at their Facebook page!

Thor (yes, this is his real name) works in many different areas of comic and video game-related art and is currently a staff artist for the video game magazines Nintendo Force ( and Retro Magazine ( He is the creator the humorous action/adventure series “Tales of Marga“, which appears in the anthropomorphic anthology series “Furrlough” from Radio Comix. He wrote and drew the “Pink Slip” back-up mini-series that was featured in Fred Perry’s adventure title “Gold Digger” (Antarctic Press), and has also had art featured in ‘Mega Man Tribute‘ from Udon Entertainment.
cml cmlThe Carolina Manga Library is a non-profit organization that sets up free libraries at conventions for all attendees to enjoy. Their collection consists of over 3000 manga, American graphic novels, webcomics, and novels. By setting up a quiet place for people to relax at conventions, the Library seeks to promote literacy through the medium that they love. Since the library was founded in 2013, they have been guests at conventions all over the East coast, from Florida to Ohio!

Check out the Carolina Manga Library website for more information!