Announcing Rachael Messer

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Rachael Messer is a professional actress and has done work for commercials, anime, cartoons, and video games. She has appeared in FUNimation shows as Sistine, the female lead in the anime Akashic Records, My Hero Academia, Manami in A Centuars Life, Selestina in Knights and Magic, Ozanawa in Sankarea, Robotics; Notes, One Piece, and Fairy Tail. She has also voiced four characters in Midnight Mares, animated by an animator from My Little Pony.

Rachael also voice acts in video games. Some of her games are: Rebecca Lansing in the remake of System Shock, Comba in Warframe, Teacher in Yandere Simulator, Dire Wolf Tyra and Infernal Seris in Paladins, Arachnae, Shadow of Sol, Kraqueen, and Cirque Du Silhoette in Heroes of Newerth, Wakfu Raiders, Anima: Gates of Memories, Astra in Wormhole City, and over 200 other games.

She has acted in several films and is the lead female role in a new TV series written by six time Emmy nominee and winner Peter Bedgood. Rachael is also Lucianna in the new feature film Gremlin, and in Disney Channel’s new Polaris Primetime with Markiplier, Jacksepticeye, and Will Weaton. Rachael has a Bachelor’s in Theater Performance and always seeks to help those interested in the field of acting.

Kigacon is so excited to welcome Rachael Messer! Be on the lookout for her schedule of panels.

Announcing Paul ST Peter


Paul St Peter is an American voice actor who works on English-language productions of Japanese animations and video games. Paul has appeared in numerous shows, including: The Testament of New Sister Devil, One Punch Man,  Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans, Hunter x Hunter, JoJo's Bizarre Adventures, Naruto Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals, Zetman, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Monster, Naruto: Shippuden, Straight Jacket, Fighting Spirit: Champion Road, BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo, Bleach, Karas, Viewtiful Joe, Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo, Naruto, Planetes, Battle B-Daman, Samurai Champloo, Stellvia, Fighting Spirit, SD Gundam Force, Last Exile, The Twelve Kingdoms, s-CRY-ed, Digimon Frontier, Digimon Tamers, Arc the Lad, Digimon Adventure 02, Cowboy Bebop, Digimon Adventure, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, and Giant Robo: The Animation.

Paul has also appeared in video games, including: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, Digimon All-Star Rumble, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, Drakengard 3, BlazBlue: ChronoPhantasma, Bravely Default, Kingdom Hearts HD: 1.5 ReMiX, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Fire Emblem: Awakening,  Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Tenchu: Shadow Assassins, Castlevania: Judgement, Star Ocean: First Departure, Kingdom Hearts II, Suikoden V, Dynasty Warriors 5...

Well, you get the idea. Paul has been in a lot of stuff. (I have carpal tunnel now.) Kigacon is excited to welcome Paul back for the 2018 convention!


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Aki Glancy (EmpathP) is an American musician, illustrator, and Producer from Virginia. Specializing in the creation of original VOCALOID works, her credits include illustrating the Celtic English VOCALOID "AVANNA" and voice providing for the America English VOCALOID "DAINA". Currently she is the manager and sponsor of the Western VOCALOID Concert project "VOCAMERICA".

This is Aki's second year at Kigacon, and you'll want to be there for a concert experience you'll never forget! For a sneak-peak into Saturday night's concert, watch VOCAMERICA's Tora-Con 2017 live performance here:

announcing dj ponfetti

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Creative and original Michele Ponseti, aka DJ PonFetti, has been building a name for herself across Hampton Roads. Originally from Warwick, Rhode Island, PonFetti mixes an array of genres to excite any crowd with completely innovative sounds.

PonFetti began headlining local clubs in Virginia Beach in 2015. By August 2015, PonFetti had taken to the stage at DJ Expo in Atlantic City for Peavey Electronics. There, she performed an epic set on the DJ Times main stage as well as Peavey’s booth. In December 2015, Mobile Beat Magazine featured PonFetti in an article titled “Djs Spin On Peavey.” Then, in March 2016, PonFetti was hitting headlines again for making an appearance at Mobile Beat Las Vegas alongside Peavey.

Currently sponsored by Peavey Electronics, DJ PonFetti spins regularly throughout Virginia Beach and surrounding cities. Diverse, unique, and talented, PonFetti is continuing to reach success after success.

DJ PonFetti will be performing at Kigacon's Saturday night dance party. Don't miss it!