What special guests can you meet at FANTOKU?
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(last updated: 8/31/2017)
Christopher Khayman Lee
…is best known for killing off everyone’s favorite space dad Zordon as Andros, the Red Ranger from “Power Rangers In Space”. Christopher Khayman Lee is a writer, actor, martial artist and the CEO of West Coast Comics. Lee travels the world doing conventions for charity as well as continuing to further awareness of social injustice through his comic books, “L.A. Crazy Town” and “How I Stole Your Galaxy,” with sequential art master (and local legend) R.C. “Rando” Rey. He’s also the host of ONF presents – FANTOKU: Fantasy Tokusatsu Nerd Fest!
Gerard K. Marino
…exploded into the game music scene in 2005 as the principal composer for the original GOD OF WAR series and further cemented his reputation for larger-than-life thematic orchestral writing with his scores for DC UNIVERSE ONLINE and THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN. But his musical journey started in Orlando as a “stack-of-synths” rock/pop/funk/new wave keyboard player and was tempered by 5 years of DJ-ing thru college. One month out of USC and he was a go-to electronica producer for renown film composers Christopher Lennertz, Christophe Beck, and Christopher Young which lead to collaborations with club icons Paul Oakenfold, Andy Gray, and Carmen Rizzo and on SWORDFISH, THE MATRIX RELOADED, and THE AGENCY.
…has been cosplaying for over 18 years and has created over 90 costumes to date ranging from original Pokemon inspired gowns to Disney, SciFi, and other anime characters. She is well known for her continuing passion for Pokemon for over 20 years and has appeared at many Pokemon events and tours along with her Pikachu inspired VW Beetle,”PikaBug”. She’s appeared on several television shows, several magazines and newspapers around the world, and is most known for gaining a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2008 for having the World’s Largest Pikachu collection with over 21,000 items of the famous electric mouse.
…is one of the most recognizable vehicles in the Poke-verse. The PikaBug has won several car show awards and has been delighting fans of all generations at events all over the world for a very long time now. Forever traveling companion of the esteemed PikaBelleChu, the PikaBug can usually be found foraging for puffins, beans, and fan photos at many of the nerd culture conventions across the US and usually ends up as the center of attention. For FANTOKU, the PikaBug will be hanging out and doing it’s thing making our event just that much more electrifying.
Shaken not Stirred Burlesque
Known for their signature James Boned opening number, Shaken not Stirred Burlesque is Tallahassee’s premier burlesque troupe. They features vocal and dance numbers from a variety of decades and genres in addition to classic sideshow acts and Nerdlesque numbers. They have performed at several venues all over Tallahassee as well as at other conventions, events and establishments throughout the rest of the Florida-Georgia region. Shaken not Stirred Burlesque will be hosting our VIP Afterparty on the night of Sunday Nov. 5th! Get your special tickets for the VIP Afterparty HERE!
…is an American professional wrestler, currently performing on the independent circuit in the United States. She is best known for her appearances within Shimmer Women Athletes under her real name, and is also known to create amazing cosplays for many of her matches! Leva has also made several appearances on WWE’s NXT where she is only referred to as the energetic Blue Pants. In her spare time Leva hosts her own nerd focused show and podcast called The Geek Soapbox, which happens to be featured on the website of our sponsor Channel Zero!
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