DerpyCon welcomes guests from all different fandoms! Continue to check back throughout the year to learn more about the guests that will be joining us at DerpyCon Online
Awesomus Prime is the Rock Star convention DJ who doesn’t shy away from entertaining the nerdy masses. With a set dedicated to showcasing remixes from your favorite video games, animes, and cartoons he spices things up with just a dash of chiptune for his geek infused performance. Don’t let your guard down around him though, you may catch a combo breaker of your favorite classic jams. Awesomus has been DJing the con circuit across the country quickly becoming a fan favorite and it’s easy to see why. He brings a highly energetic spirit to every set as he runs around dancing with fans, breaking it down and has been known to headbang the night away.
Awesomus has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with other amazing artist including Hyper Potions, DJ Cutman, MC Lars, Mega Ran, Big Bad Bosses, In Loving Memory, STEREOTYTANS, SkyBlew, Clockwork Dolls, Heroes 4 Hire and Kenzie Black. He has rocked the house at many conventions and Con After Parties including Super MAGFest, Blerdcon, Zenkaikon, Setsucon, New Jersey Gamer Con, Nerdtino Expo, J1 Con, Comic-Con 4 Kids, Epic Nerd Camp, New York Comic-Con, Defend the North, AnimeNYC, Quirkcon, Saikoucon, Awesomecon and PokéCon. This Mech Warrior DJ is one performance you don’t want to miss!
You can follow Awesomus Prime on facebook, twitter, instagram, soundcloud, mixcloud, tik tok and Discord @djawesomusprime #awesomusprime
Bamala Cosplay has been designing costumes and making props since she was very young; it started as just very extravagant Halloween costumes with her mother. Together they would go to the local fabric store, sew they costumes, and add embellishments. And with her dad, she would build everything and anything, from a xylophone for a school project to a building boats in the backyard. However, she didn’t break into the cosplay community until 2017, when she went to her first ever anime convention – it was love at first sight!
Having only ever competed in Halloween costume events, and winning almost every year, she would always try to one up the time put into the costume to challenge herself. Since her first convention, she has been hard at work designing every idea that came into her head, as well as making designs for others. From making the wigs by hand, free handing the sewing patterns, working with eva foam, and struggling to make shoes for the first time, Bamala Cosplay has definitely grown since her first cosplay – now having made sixty-seven cosplays to date.
Since she was originally attending school for computer programming, 3D designs quickly became one of her strong points, and to date she has over a thousand folders containing more than five thousand files ranging anywhere from manga and anime to books and video games, among many others. She even built her own 3D printer and started to finally print some of those designs later in 2019.
Since cosplay is such a close-knit community, Bamala Cosplay quickly started making group cosplays with friends so that they could go together and have fun in character. That quickly led to her hosting and organizing panels and meetups too. Her love for cons eventually took her towards being even more involved as she started staffing conventions. Once getting her feet wet attending cons, she knew that she wanted to help make cons even more enjoyable for everyone. Since then, she has staffed for Anime NYC and AnimeNEXT, as well as hosting panels at Castle Point. She has also hsoted many different meetups and has thousands of photos per con from those meetups. Just last year at AnimeNYC, Bamala Cosplay hosted a Naruto meetup that had so many cosplayers show up that it ended up running for well over two hours… from all the fun, she had no voice left… and it was only Friday.
Still, cosplay has been such a huge part of her life that she says, “Anime taught me to feel, manga taught me to read, and cosplayers gave me acceptance.”
Children Driving Robots
At least a hundred years ago, a group of idiots and a plastic turtle named Kyle came together with a great mission: to have fun entertaining people irregardless of whether or not people were entertained. Whether it be arcade playthroughs and inaccurate anime descriptions on YouTube, convention panels about dumb stuff they’re obsessed with, or making new friends in hotel lobbies, Children Driving Robots are not aware that irregardless is not a word. Check us out online at childrendrivingrobots.com.
Coming out of “Face Mask Sewing Insanity”, DizzyLizzy is ready to lend her Costuming expertise for Derpycon Online. For over 20 years, she has been creating costumes for herself and others while receiving several Best in Shows for her workmanship and performance skills. When she is not creating costumes, you can find her still behind her sewing machine creating bridal gowns for K&B Bridals and working her geeky fashion line for Silly Little Things. Lizzy believes in Cos-Positivity and stays active in the community by hosting workshops, judging, running Cosplay Departments such as Katsucon, Zenkaikon and AnimeNEXT, and is the curator of The Magic of Cosplay Exhibit.
Photo credit: Wild Spice Photography
Voice Over Guest
The Manly Battleships
The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving performers that have built a programming powerhouse on the convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their skills with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to create a repertoire of content to suit any taste. The Fleet’s arsenal offers a lot of a lot, and a little of everything! With a line up including academic lectures, the Gameshow Impossibru™ series, and over-the-top entertainment panels; high quality times are to be had under the Fleet’s banner. No matter your pleasure, there’s a Manly Battleships® event that’s right for you!
Voice Over Guest
Trina Nishimura began her acting career at the age of nine in community theater and began touring in theatrical productions at age 13. From meager beginnings to a long career on stage, on screen, and in voice work, Trina’s most notable roles in voice acting span over a decade and include over 200 titles.
Fans will recall Trina’s many dutiful portrayals as Mikasa Ackerman in Attack on Titan and Attack on Titan Junior High, Jiro Kyoka in My Hero Acedamia, Kurisu Makise in the Steins;Gate iterations, Mizune in Soul Eater, Naoko and Double Dee Seven in Boarderlands 3, Minami in Yuri!!! on ICE, Navirou in Monster Hunter, Lan Fan in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Milly Thompson in Trigun: Badlands Rumble, Sherry in Fairy Tale, Mari in Evangelion 2.22 and 3.33, Ran-Moa in Black Butler, Sarah in Love Live! Sunshine!!, several different skins in Smite, and Popuko in the popular Pop Team Epic to name a few.
Some other exciting pieces of her work include Rachel in Baccano!, Francesca Lucchini in Strike Witches, Sohara in Heaven’s Lost Property, Aiko Kudo in Baka and Test, Asuka in Magical Girl Spec Ops, Sen in Ben-To, Ako in And you thought there is never a girl online?, Sally in Black Clover, Hameline in Radiant, Chain in Blood Blockade Battlefront, and the list goes on.
Trina is that rare breed of performer who not only embodies her characters, but also embraces her fans…taking time to make appearances around the world.
Though her voice and talents have taken her, and her characters to every corner of the globe….her heart will always belong to Texas.
Follow Trina on social media for more information about upcoming roles and appearances @TrinaNishimura on Twitter and Facebook and @TrinaNish on Instagram.
Voice Over Guest
Molly Searcy is a voice actor for Sentai Filmworks, FUNimation, and Sound Cadence. Her most recognizable roles are Akame (Akame ga Kill! – Cartoon Network), Rory Mercury (GATE), Centorea (Monster Musume), Isuzu Sento (Amagi Brilliant Park), and Mako Reizei (Girls und Panzer). Molly loves her work and the opportunity to meet and chat with anime fans.–especially at cons! When she’s not in the booth, Molly can be found on stage. She is a Brierley Resident Acting Company member at Dallas Theatre Center and recently earned her MFA in Acting from SMU.
Super Art Fight
Super Art Fight is the greatest live art competition in the known universe, a live-action performance where two or more artists battle against each other on a giant canvas. With the help of two quipping hosts and the Wheel of Death, they compete for the audience’s affection in order to score the win. Yes, the winner of an Art Fight bout is determined by the fans, and the fans alone, as we use Science (known in some circles as a decibel reader) to determine how loud the crowd cheers and crown the winner. We pit cutting-edge artists against each other in the art of creative combat, reacting to the whims of the fans.
Voice Over Guest
ARmen Taylor is a voice actor who has worked on a slew of video games, animated projects, and anime series. These include characters such as Boone in Rocket Arena, Risotto Nero in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wing, Zeno in Phantasy Star Online 2, Ranulf in Fire Emblem Heroes, Franz Reinford in the Trails of Cold Steel series, Mattias Torres in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, Miklan in Fire Emblem Three Houses, Tiberius in Paladins: Champions of the Realm, The Dragon in Beyblade Burst Rise, Deusolbert Synthesis Seven in Sword Art Online: Alicization, as well as Sour Face in One Punch Man. Some of his other credits include: Asgard’s Wrath, Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045, Dragon’s Dogman, Crystar, Vindictus, Afterparty, Ascendance of a Bookwarm, SMITE, Seven Deadly Sins, Hunter x Hunter, and Legends of Runeterra. You can find him at Instagram and Twitter under the handle @armentaylor.
White Rabbit, Katie Lynch to you muggles, is a central New Jersey based cosplayer and seamstress who has been haunting the convention floors since 2005. She has a BFA in Illustration and has mastered her seamstress skills by studying theatre and historical costuming. Katie is a multiple master level award winner for sewing and historical accuracy and an East Coast convention panelist veteran. She enjoys taking inspirational characters and morphing them to fit her horror, gender bending aesthetic. She received local fame with her androgynous Pyramid Head from Silent Hill which inspired her to push the limits of what cosplay can be for people. Katie’s work has been showcased in Cosplay Realm and Cosplay Zine magazine. Katie is thrilled to be part of DerpyCon 2020 and cannot wait to virtually meet you all.