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Anairis Quinones

Guest Voice Actor

Anairis Quiñones is a voice actor best known for voicing Mirko in My Hero Academia, Nessa in Pokémon: Twilight Wings, Kimberly in Street Fighter 6, Yelena in Attack on Titan, and Rika in Jujutsu Kaisen 0. You can also hear them in cartoons like Craig of the Creek and Rainbow High, or other video games like Fire Emblem: Heroes and New Pokémon Snap. If she's not acting, she's playing (and hoarding) indie games like Undertale and Hollow Knight, loving on her pets (two cats and a pupper!), enjoying the outdoors, or baking yummy sweets. Anairis is also a writer and director, and a strong advocate for diversity and mental health.


For more about Anairis Quiñones, check out their
official website and IMDb profile.

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Jeff Brennan

Guest Artist

We are delighted to announce Jeff Brennan as our first guest artist at HanaCon! Jeff's illustrious career spans across both animation and comics, where he has showcased his vast talents. His notable credits include storyboards and design work on "Courage the Cowardly Dog," storyboards for "Dragon Tales" and "Extreme Ghostbusters," inking for "Deathstroke the Terminator," penciling for "Bart Simpson Comics," and his role as artist and writer for "Cyber Girl L.E.E.T.A." Jeff has also contributed set art to "The Big Bang Theory" and layout for "Beavis and Butthead Do America." We're excited for you to meet and engage with such a distinguished artist whose work has influenced many facets of pop culture. Join us in welcoming Jeff Brennan to HanaCon!

For more about Jeff Brennan, check out his work and career on his official website and IMDb profile.

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Tranquil ashes

Guest MC

Tranquil Ashes is a multi-talented artist who has distinguished herself as a published make-up artist, organizer, event planner, award wining cosplayer and host. Tranquil brings a unique set of skills and experiences from growing up in Baltimore to spending several years in Japan. She is a champion and creator of brave geek spaces such as the Pop Culture Couture Gala event known as The CosGala, as well as Black MerMay Day and more. 

A all around magical muse.

Tranquil has been cosplaying for 8 years and in that time has been recognized by AfroPunk, Black Nerd Problems, Nickelodeon, Oprah Daily,  theSy-Fy channel and more .

Tranquil Ashes has also been  sponsored by Mehron Makeup to bring life to Corey the Manticore from Disney's Pixar Onward. As well and Disney's Cosplay Encanto Project. Most recent accolade was winning Judges Choice on our Team skit for SDCC masquerade competition.


 Learn more about the Cosgala Here.

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DJ TaylorSenpai

Guest DJ

Christopher Cardwell, better known by his stage name DJ Taylor Senpai, started his professional DJ career in 2010. Chris developed an ear for music production at a young age; having started his career as an audio technician at his home church. TaylorSenpai has established himself to be a very innovative and determined DJ playing genres of music from hip-hop, soca, anime opening songs, go-go, top 100, and so much more. Senpai has learned the importance of versatility and being able to cater to any crowd. DJ TaylorSenpai has performed at major conventions, events and afterparties including: BlerDCon, Dream Con, Anime USA,  Katsucon, MAGFest, Anime Boston, LVL Up Expo; solo and alongside SonicBoomBox.


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