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Learn about our special guests!

As we continue to add guests to Doki's Winter Fest we will add them to the list below and make announcements on our socials.

Have a guest you'd like to see? Use the contact us page up top to let us know!

Featured Guests

Howard Wang

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Autograph Information

Friday 6-6:45pm

Saturday 1-1:45pm

Howard Wang is a voice actor, ADR director, and ADR script adapter. And an audio engineer. And also a video game developer. Howard has lent his voice to characters like Langa in SK8 the Infinity, Xie Lian in Heaven Official’s Blessing, Narciso Anasui in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, Luka in Honkai: Star Rail, Hajime Kokonoi in Tokyo Revengers, Tsutomu Goshiki & Rintaro Suna in Haikyu!, Shihai Kuroiro/Vantadark in My Hero Academia, Piers in Pokémon Ultimate Journeys, Falkner in Pokémon Masters, Whitley Schnee in RWBY, Louis James Moriarty in Moriarty the Patriot, Pelleas in Fire Emblem Heroes, Tatsuya Himuro in Kuroko’s Basketball, Wakiya Murasaki in Beyblade Burst Surge, Vinsmoke Ichiji in One Piece, Hikari in Octopath Traveler II, Tsuneo Suzukawa in Josee, the Tiger and the Fish, and many more!

 

In terms of voice directing, Howard is the ADR director for the new dub of The Prince of Tennis series, and has assisted with titles like Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle, Gleipnir, Kemono Friends, and more. Writing wise, he’s adapted the scripts for various titles, such as Nichijou: My Ordinary Life.

 

As a video game developer, Howard got his degree in game design and previously worked at Riot Games as the VO Audio Designer on VALORANT. When all of the things mentioned above aren’t keeping him busy, Howard enjoys cooking, whaling in gacha games, and trying to get his cat to love him.

Howard Wang Q&A

Friday 9-9:50pm

Dive into the World of Voice Acting with Howard Wang! Join us for an exclusive Q&A session with the talented Howard Wang, the voice behind captivating characters. From animated heroes to iconic villains, Howard has lent his vocal prowess to bring characters to life.

 

In this panel, get up close and personal with Howard as he shares insights into the art of voice acting, and answers your burning questions. Whether you're an aspiring voice actor or a fan eager to know more about the voices you love, this is your chance to connect with one of the industry's notable talents. Don't miss the opportunity to unravel the secrets of the voice behind the characters

Dubs from Start to Finish

Saturday 12-12:50pm

Learn about the process of dubbing from script adapter, audio engineer, ADR director, and voice actor Howard Wang!

Gareth West

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Autograph Information

Friday 6-6:45pm

Sunday 1-1:45pm

Gareth is an actor, model, and voice actor based out of Texas. He is known for such Anime roles as; Ittetsu Takeda in Haikyu, Seiya Takehaya in Tsurune, Kanichi Konishi in Food Wars, Haruka Shinozaki in My Girlfriend Is Shobitch, Lizard Misty in Saint Seiya, 2D in Golden Time, Akihiro Tsukaba in Chihayafuru, Tomoaki Yamagishi in O Maidens In Your Savage Season, and Dinkuron in Log Horizon.

 

He is also currently playing the role of Jason Lee Scott the Red Power Ranger in the upcoming release Red Rising: A Power Rangers Fan Film.

 

When not making anime voices or acting, Gareth enjoys basically anything nerdy under the sun. So whatever it is you are into, chances are you can come up and geek out. Because there is nothing he likes more than getting enthusiastic, and making new friends!

Interactive Voice Acting Experience

Friday 5-5:50pm

Step into the Limelight with Gareth West! Join us for an exhilarating journey in the 'Interactive Voice Acting Experience' panel, hosted by the charismatic Gareth West. Renowned for his versatile voice and dynamic performances, Gareth invites you to be a part of the action. Engage in live voice acting exercises, explore the art of character creation, and even try your hand at lending your voice to different scenarios. This immersive session goes beyond the traditional Q&A, offering participants a chance to unleash their inner performer under the guidance of a seasoned voice actor. Whether you're a budding actor or just curious about the craft, get ready for a hands-on, entertaining experience that will leave you inspired and informed!

Anime Voice Actor Q&A With Gareth West

Saturday 11-11:50am

Come ask any question your heart desire about Anime, Voice Acting, the Industry, or the meaning of life.

Maisie Lynnie

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  • Twitch
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  • YouTube
  • Patreon

Maisie Lynnie is a phenomenal variety content creator! Like many cryptids, Maisie lives somewhere in the vast wilds of the Midwest with her two chaotic-adorable cats. Well known for coining the term “wiscussy,” she is also responsible for the perky-yet-terrifying Midwestern BBEG (Big Bad Evil Gal.) You’ve never known fear until you’ve seen an ethereal being smile sweetly before stating “I am the horrors that are left unwritten” pronounced as “Ey ham the harrarrs thet air leeft unwreeten.” 

 

Of her many talents, one is her outstanding DnD content. She handles the nitty gritty of creating original characters, including gripping backstories and elaborate cosplays, with intelligence and wit. Her consummate acting breathes life into nuanced, brilliant, humorous situations. She also has experience creating engaging, funny, heart wrenching stories as a game master. Those who’ve been following her for a while know her capacity for incredible storytelling is complimented by her homebrew creations ranging from the ridiculous to the immensely useful! 

Her TikTok and Instagram are flush with inspiring creative content, Midwestern Villain energy, the machinations of the chaotic good, stunning makeup looks, infinite sass, brilliant hot takes on horror genre content, and even a trend gremlin! One look at her aesthetic, and many can sense her love of mothman, cryptids in general, and all things gothagecore. As an educated artist, Maisie has personally seen that our world receives both gorgeous imagery meant to inspire, and cursed looking creations none else would dare put to page. (... or tablet.) 

 

Many will know her gaming tallent, hysterical comedic timing, verbal evisceration of any who dare diss those in her community, and her charity work, from her successful Twitch page. For those who’d like to catch up on what’s been happening, or who love engaging long form and short form content, Youtube is the place to look. For those with a passion for musical talent, Maisie has written her own songs and has been showing them to her Patreon as exclusive content! 

 

Please follow along if you’d like to laugh, cry, and ask yourself why, on a regular basis:

Pre-order a Collector's T-Shirt!

You can pre-order Maisie Lynnie's collectable T-shirt and have it shipped or picked up at Doki's Winter Fest! Pre-orders end on December 10th, so don't miss out!

Maisie Lynnie Musical Review

Friday 3-4:20pm

Behold a live performance from the ephemeral musician Maisie Lynn! A truly golden toned voice that will make you feel hope and powerful sadness at the same time, accompanied by powerful piano. This showcase of original songs by Maisie provides a magnificent performance!

Maisie Lynnie Tells All?! Nope. But here’s a Q&A!

Maisie Lynn will answer audience questions, both about her content and about her areas of expertise! Have you ever wanted to ask a Midwestern Cryptid for makeup tips? What was her inspiration for her latest videos or art pieces? Come on down and don’t be shy! (Questions will be answered to the best of Maisie’s ability and will not disclose sensitive information like the location of the other cryptids, astrophysics, or what healthy work-life balance is like.)

Saturday 12-12:50pm

Why I am Correct: Clerics are Bottoms 18+

Have you ever wondered what class gives the most bottom energy? Did you say cleric? Prepare to be proven correct, just like our panelist Maisie Lynn! She’ll take her audience on a comedic slideshow adventure covering a variety of topics proving that clerics are bottoms. P.S. If you're a cleric and you have to ask your god for permission to attend this panel, thank you for being an outstanding example to the community!

Saturday 8-8:50pm

RoseBlue Cosplay

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Hello! My name is Sadie, and on socials I go by Rose Blue Cosplay. I’ve cosplayed since I was a kid, and I’ve always been a nerd at heart. At the end of 2021 I finally started taking cosplay seriously, and at the beginning of 2022 I began sewing my own cosplays. Currently, I am an Master level competitive cosplay maker.

RoseBlue is a long-time Dokidokon attendee and is so excited to be a part of this year’s event! 

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Major Shigo Cosplay

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  • Reddit

MajorShigo is a cosplayer, seamstress, and competitor! She found her love of cosplaying through social media and has been cosplaying since 2017.

 

Major’s first cosplay was the first cosplay she’d ever sewn (by hand) and from then on her love for sewing and cosplaying has grown since. Major has been sewing since she was 8-years-old making doll clothes with a $20 sewing machine and liquid glue; It later elevated to making her own clothes from upcycling old clothes!

Major loves the amount of creative freedom she could use to make cosplays. She loves adding extra trims, laces, and using variants of fabric to make her cosplays have a more “live-action” style. She’s always loved how costumes from anime series turned into live-action outfits look so much more lifelike than being a 2D/3D image. To her, the different fabrics they used, the extra detailing with beads, colors and such always made it look more high quality and are the source of her inspiration.

MajorShigo’s favorite characters to cosplay are girls that have a princess-like appearance to them while being decked out in armor. Characters like Noelle (Genshin Impact), Saber (Fate Grand/Order), and Knight Miku (Vocaloid) are her favorite, especially when they have cool huge weapons! She loves how they can look super cute with a skirt, but still carry and fight like a champ! 

MajorShigo’s “15th Anniversary Strawberry Miku” cosplay won Best in Show at Anime Magic!’s 2022 Cosplay Contest.

Panel Information

New to cosplay make up? Join to know which products are best!

Is your make up cakey after a long day of being at a con? Is your eyeliner smeared after a long day? Come to learn what’s the best products to use and how to use each product! 

Learn how to make a Genshin impact cosplay! 

Want to know the best fabrics to use? Best techniques to use for each characters garnets? How to make a vision as well? Come on down to know the basics and best materials to use for any hoyoverse character!