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Welcome Our Musical Guests

This year in Ninja-Con, we are honored to present you our Musical Guests!


6407496_origNAKITORA (lit. “Crying Tiger”) was founded in 2014 by two former members of the band REOG: Matt Pick and Duan Damais. With a high octane J-Rock influenced energy and unapologetic commerciality, Crying Tiger is not quite like anything you have ever seen before: Wild; Sensitive; Bi-lingual; Bi-shounen… that’s Crying Tiger.

MATT PICK is well-known as a foreign correspondant (‘shikyokuin’) on NTV’s long running ‘Waratte Koraete!!’ television program. He comes from a theatrical background, having starred in the Hollywood premiere of Jonathan Larson’s RENT as Roger.

DUAN DAMAIS is the best guitar player on Earth. He is said to be the second coming of Les Paul. No one has ever refuted this. In Indonesia, he is known as “Ghost Lion.”


maxresdefaultIn late 2010, six people met and combined their passion for music and anime, giving creative birth to the band called Midnight Shinigami. Hailing from different parts of the world, Midnight Shinigami’s members are just as diverse as their musical influences and playing styles. From soft ballads to hard-driving metal, they’re sure to have something in their repertoire that’ll make anyone drop dead in pure aural bliss.


librarybardsposterThe Library Bards:
The Library Bards are a nerd parody band consisting of Bonnie Gordon (ABC’s The Quest) and Xander Jeanneret (TBS’ King of the Nerds). They take Top 40 hits and transform them into the nerdy versions they should have been in the first place! With their catchy tunes and nerdy lyrics, the @LibraryBards will be bringing you into the #BardLife in no time!
xanderposterXander Jeanneret:
Xander Jeanneret is an actor, voiceover artist, and reality personality living in Hollywood, CA. He was a fan-favorite finalist on the hit TBS show, King of the Nerds (Season 2), and returned to host behind the scenes segemnts of Season 3. Xander also provided the voice of the “Announcer” on the hit indie fighting game, Divekick, the English voice for the main character of “Shogo” in the live action Japanese movie “The Final Judgement”, the old man “Delani” in the anime “The Mystic Laws”, and for “Zampa” in the MMORPG “DragonNest.”
You can catch Xander performing at comic and pop culture conventions across the country with his band partner Bonnie Gordon (ABC’s The Quest) as the nerdy parody band The Library Bards! (Follow @LibraryBards on all social media)
bonnieposter2Bonnie Gordon:
Although recently seen on many different screen projects and web series, Bonnie is most recognized for her time on ABC’s inventively fun fantasy/reality show, The Quest (now streaming on Netflix!) If her face doesn’t seem familiar to you, then perhaps her voice will… From video games to anime, some of her voiceover credits include Street Fighter V (Rainbow Mika), Ikki Tousen (Soujin); Akiba’s Trip (PS3); Guided Fate Paradox PS3 (Frunetti/Misery); Demon Gaze for PSVita (Comit, Chronos, and Pluto).
Bonnie’s most recent project includes her best friend, Xander Jeanneret, from TBS’s King of the Nerds! Together they’ve created The Library Bards (@LibraryBards on Social Media)– a nerd parody band that takes top 40 hits and transforms them into nerdy, geektastic tunes.
Her future plans include living off of cheese plates and world domination.


Catch our Musical Guests at Ninja-Con 2016!

June 4, 2016 | Saturday | ninja-conla.org
244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90013


Welcome Our Featured Cosplayers

In this year’s Ninja-Con, we are proud to announce our Featured Cosplayers as Guests of Honor!


A group of African American cosplayers that reside in Southern California composed of 4 talented individuals: Ginger Burton, Brittney Angel, Deanna McRae, and Ashphord ‘Ashi-chan’ Jacoway.


They attend conventions all over the country holding panels on cosplay diversity. You might have seen them at such conventions as Anime Expo, Fanime, and Katsucon. During their trip to Katsucon, they participated in the World Cosplay Summit where they received Top 10 which later created a documentary of their cosplay adventure to make it to World Cosplay Summit.



Originally from the east coast and now residing in the great Los Angeles area. Dustbunny has been in convention scene for over 10 years and is an award winning cosplayer. She is cosplay costume judge and was was a Cosplay Senpai at Anime Expo 2015.

Dustbunny has a genuine heart for making costumes and the will to support anyone who has the desire for cosplaying.


Nana Bear

Nana Bear began cosplaying in 2009. Her first cosplay was Edward from Cowboy Bebop and her passion grew from there. Huge supporter of body positivity, panelist and comedy enthusiast. She attends most conventions taking place in Southern California and loves meeting her fans.


Sarah Storm

An uprising cosplayer from Southern California. She has been cosplaying for a solid 5 years making her first cosplay debuit at Anime Expo. She became very practical with sewing and later learned to craft armor with wonder flex.

“Cosplay is a part of me now and I dont know where i would be without it.” – Sarah Storm


Catch our Featured Cosplayers at Ninja-Con 2016!

June 4, 2016 | Saturday | ninja-conla.org
244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90013