FanimeCon is only a few months away but the guest list continues to grow as it has been announced that Gilles Poitras and Maguma have been added to the roster.
Gilles Poitras is an anime historian who is well known for writing The Anime Companion in 1999 and Anime Essentials: Every Thing a Fan Needs to Know in 2001. He is often touring the country to give presentations on the history of anime in both Japan and the United States.
Maguma (real name: Matthew Lewis) is professional cosplayer from the Los Angeles area who is known for touring the country and hosting panels related to cosplaying. He has participated in many contests while also having won numerous awards. You could also check out his YouTube channel to learn more about his craft.
They will be joining J-Pop star nano, iconic voice actor Ryōtarō Okiayu, cosplaying duo Aicosu, voice actress Satomi Sato from Fairy Tale, Todd Haberkorn from Attack on Titan, and Caitlin Glass who is best known for her roles as Lilia in Yuri!!! on ICE. More guests will be revealed later on in 2017 but the list will start to build up in 2018.
On a side note – anyone planning to host a panel at FanimeCon have till March 24th to submit their application. The Deadline was originally March 17 but got extended, all submissions must be entered no later than 11:59pm.
FanimeCon 2018 will be from May 25 until May 28 at the San Jose Convention Center along with the surrounding locations. Tickets are now available for purchase and 8Bit/Digi will be there for the weekend.