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Ani-Mia has been cosplaying since 2008 but has been a geek since birth. She has been a Cosplay Guest at over 150 conventions across the globe as well as judged championship cosplay contests, appeared in both online and print magazines as well as television and film appearances. She’s also the Cosplay Writer for Otaku USA Magazine, the premiere print magazine about anime and manga in the United States, and the official video host for PreviewsWorld and Game Trade Media. She has also been featured on 3 comic covers including: Vampirella and Archie Comics. The one thing she really wants to do is help bring the community together as a whole to encourage each other as well as help others; and she has spearheaded numerous philanthropic events annually to help do this.
Atlanta-born, now Baltimore resident Lan Pitts has been writing professionally since 2008 for such entertainment outlets like Newsarama, Fangoria, and ComicBook. Since 2017, he's contributed to BOOM! Studios' WWE comic book series, even giving the Undertaker an origin story.
Carolyn Belefski creates and publishes original comics and illustrations, including her comic strip Curls. She is artist of the comic books French Fry Club, Black Magic Tales, and The Legettes. Carolyn became a National Cartoonists Society member in 2012, and is currently serving as a Washington, DC chapter chair. With NCS, she started the annual blood drive, Cartoonists Draw Blood, with the American Red Cross. Her freelance illustration and design clients include Boom! Studios (Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time comic), Clorox, US National Archives, and The White House. You can view Carolyn’s work online at www.carolynbelefski.com and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @CarolynBelefski.
Bryan Tillman has been in higher education for over 13 years and has done everything from professor to program director for Media. He is currently an Assistant Professor for Graphic Design at Norfolk State University. Aside from being an educator, Bryan is the owner and CEO of the Kaiser Studio Productions LLC, a production studio for comics, toys, animation, and games that has been active in the industry for over 16 years. Bryan has also created and illustrated a tabletop RPG trading card game, Dark Legacy, which was recently acquired by UpperDeck and was released to stores in late 2018. Currently Bryan is hard at work getting ready to bring Ninja Empire to the public. Ninja Empire is comic book series of five separate stories that deal with a world that is run by ninjas.