Uncle Yo has toured many conventions to perform his unique stand-up comedy aimed exclusively at the geek community.
He may be One Piece short of a Fullmetal Alchemist, but this Jedi intern promises to Bebop your Cowboy so hard youll feel it in your joystick. He moved to New York City from PA to pursue a career in writing and a bad habit of video games. He has since found his niche in the Big Apple, appearing wherever American Otaku (a.k.a. anime fans) gather to celebrate their love of Japanese culture.
+2 Comedy is a nerd stand-up comedy group that are so funny you will
need a saving throw! (make rim-shot noise now) Their comedy has to do
with video games, comics and of course Anime. They will also be
answering your nerd questions so maybe we will figure out who is hotter,
Sailor Moon or Bulma. First 100 people get double EXP!
Samurai Dan and Jillian
The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history.
With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both large and small.
Author CJ Henderson is the creator of the Piers Knight supernatural investigator series, the Teddy London occult detective series and many more. He has written some 70 books and/or novels, including such diverse titles as The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies, Black Sabbath: the Ozzy Osbourne Years, and Baby's First Mythos. He has also written hundreds and hundreds of short stories and comics, and thousands of non-fiction pieces. Beloved by all, this elder statesman of the wonderful world of sci fi and fantasy invites all to drop in at http://www.cjhenderson.com to read a few short stories before the convention because, well ... why not?
Comedian Ian Rubin is VERY happy to make his Pop-Culture Convention debut at KotoriCon. Opening for Uncle Yo, Ian's Stand-Up Comedy focuses on the important questions: Why did he ever dress as Spike from My Little Pony? Who allowed Steven Moffat to give Ian "feels"? And for the love of everything, why is nerdom the way it is (and why is it so WEIRD)? In addition to Stand-Up, Ian is an Improv Comedian and founder of UProv Comedy: The Internet's First and Only Improv Comedy Show! ( http://www.youtube.com/UProv ) He's also made of chocolate*.
From New Jersey, Ian has spent many years of his life performing for audiences all around the Tri-State area. After realizing the amazing culture of convention audiences/performers, Ian is making his away around the east coast, entertaining crowds of geeks, and expressing that "It's okay to be a nerd... Even when it doesn't make sense!"
*Results may vary.
An anime fan since birth in 1966, Scott grew up on Speed Racer and Star Blazers, having no idea of the shows' origins. In college he learned the truth: they were Japanese, and there were uncut versions of these shows! And there were conventions! Rabid otakunization soon followed. In 2001 he tried his hand at directing fan parodies, and the homage to fans and fandom "This Is Otakudom" was the result, followed by "S.T.E.A.M.: The Movie" in 2005 and "Fanboy Soze" in 2011. Scott is showing the best of new Abridged Shows and Fan Parodies at Kotoricon this year, as well as running panels on voice acting and AMVs
Underbelly is a web-show that makes funny, informative videos about nerdy topics (mainly video games, movies, comics, and anime.) They are award-winning filmmakers, educators, and (self-proclaimed) hilarious personalities. They have recently started doing large scale panels at conventions across the country, transforming the passion and humor of their web-show into a stage-show. Frank, Shawn, Newt, and Justin will have you rolling in your seats while you learn what it takes to become a Pokémon Master, Hero of Time, or Superhero. So, laugh and learn about the stuff they love at www.UnderbellyShow.tv!
Mystic Realms is a live-action roleplaying community. Our rules
facilitate theatric play by any size group, in any time period and
across all genres: fantasy, horror, science fiction, supers, anime and
even modern, mundane earth. Participants can create a dynamic range of
characters and with hundreds of skills to chose from every character
is unique and interesting. Mystic Realms theatric events are played in
private homes, local parks, conventions, university campuses and
campground facilities. New members are always welcome! We are very
happy to be attending Kotoricon 2013, where we will be hosting an
anime focused live-action roleplaying event. Come and join us!