Cosplay Personalities Yaya Han, Riddle, Phil Mizuno, Stella Chuu, Alicia Marie, and
Dresses and capes Bringing their Artistry and Skills to FunimationCon 2020
Culver City, CA (June 23, 2020) Funimation unveiled even more of its lineup for its upcoming FunimationCon 2020 July 3-4. Funimation announced the My Hero Academia Game Show featuring voice actors along with an exciting lineup of cosplay panels and tutorials featuring cosplay personalities Yaya Han, Riddle, Phil Mizuno, Stella Chuu, Alicia Marie and Dressesandcapes. The newly announced panels and events join a growing lineup of exciting programming for fans at FunimationCon 2020. FunimationCon 2020 is completely free to attend. Sign up to register at FunimationCon.com.
MY HERO ACADEMIA GAME SHOW WITH VOICE ACTORS
Join Funimation and special guests for an exciting game show style panel where the true #1 Hero will come out on top! Hosted by Lauren Moore with guests Justin Briner (Deku), Clifford Chapin (Bakugo), Caitlin Glass (Ashido), Ricco Fajardo (Mirio), Kyle Phillips (Kaminari), and Dani Chambers (Mahoro).
FunimationCon 2020 celebrates the skill, artistry and passion for Cosplay with panels bringing together some of the biggest and most influential personalities. The panels include:
Fireside Chat with Yaya Han – Join Yaya Han for a sit-down discussion about the evolution of cosplay and a reading from her new book. The discussion is moderated by Michelle Bradley. Yaya Han® is a cosplayer, designer and author. A household name in fandom, Yaya has made over 385 costumes, appeared as a guest at hundreds of events all over the globe, and has been featured in two US Network TV Shows. Yaya is the first cosplayer to create a cosplay-focused fabric line for Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores; the first to design a cosplay patterns line for a major pattern company, McCall Patterns; and the first cosplayer to launch partnerships with global brands such as BERNINA sewing machines and Dremel tools. Her new book, “Yaya Han’s World of Cosplay,” is available in North America on August 4th, 2020.
LIVE Cosplay Showdown: Pro Vs Pro! – Watch top cosplayers Riddle, Phil Mizuno, Dresses and Capes Cosplay, Alicia Marie, face-off LIVE against one another to create a mystery cosplay or prop in less than an hour, with whatever they have at home! The winner will get a $5k donation to the charity of their choice! The Live Showdown features cosplayers Riddle, Phil Mizuno, DressesandCapes Cosplay, and Alicia Marie. Riki Lecotey (known as Riddle) is internationally recognized in the cosplay community for her ability to translate costumes and focus on craftsmanship. Phil Mizuno is a Canadian cosplayer who followed his heart and is pursuing his passion of cosplay to help inspire others. He has been cosplaying for five years and creates his beautiful costumes in Toronto, Ontario (Canada). Lauren aka Dressesandcapes, started her cosplay journey about five years ago and it’s been a whirlwind ever since. The self-taught seamstress and crafter has already won several awards. CI-borg Alicia Marie is an author and fitness pro who turned her love of super-physiques, comic books, video game and anime art into a creative career.
Learn to make masks from home with Riddle! Learn how to make face masks from home with renown cosplayer, Riddle. She’s been a strong name in international cosplay for a number of years, known for her focus on craftsmanship, appearing in both seasons of Heroes of Cosplay and her extensive charity work.
Beginner’s Cosplay Crafting with Stella Chuu
Join cosplayer Stella Chuu as she walks us through a beginner-level crafting tutorial and discussion! Stella Chuu started cosplaying in 2011, Stella is a self-taught artist and entrepreneur. She dedicates her days to creating cosplay and promoting geek culture.
Hosted by Funimation, FunimationCon 2020 is totally free to attend and available to fans in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Registration is open so head over to FunimationCon 2020 (www.FunimationCon.com) to secure your spot and receive updates on new events added to the line-up.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED PROGRAMMING:
The new panels and merchandise join a growing list of exciting events to celebrate anime including:
Don’t miss these exciting voice actor panels for Attack on Titan, Fire Force, Fruits Basket, Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, Listeners, and One Piece, along with partner panels including VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump Virtual Panel, ANIPLEX OF AMERICA’s The Aniplex of America Living Room Sessions, and RIGHT STUF’s Right Stuf Anime Industry Panel.
Funimation is featuring special programs from Sony Music Labels Artists BLUE ENCOUNT, FLOW, KANA-BOON, Luna Haruna, and a DJ performance by DJ MarGenal, as well as a special airing of the 2019 SACRA MUSIC Festival.
LIVE MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2 ESPORTS CHALLENGE – Powered by Esports Stadium Arlington. Connect with your favorite cast members of My Hero Academia, Justin Briner (Deku), Clifford Chapin (Bakugo), Christopher Sabat (All Might), Patrick Seitz (Endeavor), Ricco Fajardo (Mirio) and more as they recreate iconic fight scenes in the new BANDAI NAMCO video game MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2. Professional Wrestler Kenny Omega hosts this once in a lifetime chance to see your favorite characters pitted against one another during this exciting head to head combat in the ultimate test for righteousness.
ANIPLEX ONLINE FEST – Funimation has teamed up with Aniplex of America to make the July 4 Aniplex Online Fest livestream available for fans attending FunimationCon.
Funimation will feature new merchandise and home video products in the FUNIMATION SHOP to celebrate FunimationCon 2020. Home video releases include Fire Force (Season 1 Part 1), One Piece (Season 10 Voyage 1), Attack on Titan (Season 3 Part 2 Limited Edition), Fruits Basket 2019 (Season 1 Part 1 Limited Edition), Fruits Basket 2019 (Season 1 Part 2 Limited Edition), and My Hero Academia (Season 4 Part 1), among other exciting titles. Merchandise available in the Funimation Shop includes several exclusive items – Fire Force Prints and Postcards, Dragon Ball White/Gold XL Shenron FiGPiN, My Hero Academia Got Quirks? Apparel, and FunimationCon 2020 Prints and Postcards.
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