Want to read more about the exciting events and panels happening at Samuraicon this year? Good news! We’ve uploaded all of the event descriptions Here!

“Ghost in Blue is a Hard Rock and Post-Grunge band who also happen to be huge nerds for J-Rock, anime, and video games! Founded in 2013, they are eager to be a part of Samuraicon’s first convention and leave a positive mark along the way of their Season 1 Convention Tour! Enjoy their musical performances of songs from Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist, and some of your other favorite anime series’!
Sean Goodrich – Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Thomas O’Malley – Backing Vocals/Bass
Jordan Solitro – Drums
Joe Studer – Lead Guitar”

Don’t miss Ghost in Blue performing live Friday night at Samuraicon 2016!

The Samuraicon 2016 Web Schedule is live! Click below to view it! Keep in mind this is a work in progress and we’re still adding events, keep checking for updates!

Samuraicon Online Schedule 5

Spent all your money in the dealer’s room and trying to make some extra cash? Have a bunch of old anime merch that’s just collecting dust? Why not check out the Samuraicon Anime Bazaar? We’ll have a number of spaces set up for you to lay out and sell your otaku treasures that you’re looking to part ways with.

Setup/checkin is at 10am Sunday, and the Bazaar runs from 11-5pm. We encourage you to show up early as we can’t guarantee that the space won’t fill up, however you’re more than welcome to set up later when space becomes available. All space is first-come first served and staff will be available to assign you a space. Should the Bazaar get really packed we encourage you to consolidate your items so that more people can set up shop.

We don’t allow sale of any of the following: Bootleg items, Magic: The Gathering cards, or handmade/crafted items. We have these rules for a reason and staff ultimately reserves the right to decide what you can and can’t sell.


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We at trial & err0r have provided in the past a variety of different kinds of panels. Although we specialize in humor/satire style public speaking (on topics like shoujo, magical girls, “why boys like mecha”, to name a few), we’ve done a few panels that are more informational based, usually centered on Japanese culture (such as cooking, holidays & festivals & mythology). We’ve also had our fair share of 18+ panels, ranging from presentations to all out gameshow style activities.

Although we haven’t updated our list on our facebook page to include the panels we’ve done up to now, if you want to see a listing of some of the things we’ve done at previous cons, please take a quick peek at our facebook page!

samdancrop-300x181The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, running a traditional samurai training center in Iowa, and have a combined 35 years of experience.

Beyond their martial skills, the dynamic duo collaborated to write, direct, host, and star in a 12 episode TV series entitled, “The Way of The Samurai.”

Daniel is also an author, with several martial art articles published, and is currently working on his second full-length novel.

Want to try your hand at staffing a con? Samuraicon is looking for you! Please follow the link below and fill out the form. One of our staffers will contact you soon!

14183768_10153665531346529_4289339409628301315_nMarianne very rarely stops talking, so when she realized that she could make money off of it, she immediately leapt at the chance to do so. Marianne is a professionally trained classical singer and voice actress, working in Los Angeles in a variety of productions, anime and otherwise. Marianne is known for her work as Mia in Lego Friends, as well as Kyosuke in Madoka Magica, Kai in The Snow Queen, Recon in Sword Art Online, Yuuno in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, and young Kiristugu in Fate/Zero. Marianne can also be heard in Planetside 2, Squid Girl, Avalon Code, Monster, Vindictus, and many others.

erikaharlacher_headshot01Erika is an up and coming American voice actress in the anime, gaming, and cartoon industry. She’s best known for her roles as Ami Kawashima in TORADORA!, Kyoko Kirigiri in the DANGANRONPA games, Sukuyo Mankanshoku in KILL LA KILL on Toonami, and Princess Asseylum Vers Allusia in ALDNOAH.ZERO. Other credits include FALLOUT 4, YUKI YUNA IS A HERO, KILLER INSTINCT, SWORD ART ONLINE, ATELIER AYESHA, OMEGA QUINTET, ACCEL WORLD, MAGI, and more.

03-third-choice-theatrical-kevin-043Kevin M. Connolly has been acting and involved in theater, voice over and TV/Film for over
twenty-five years. He started with theater in high school, and went on to receive his BA in Theater
from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Tx., as well studying acting in London,
England, and Dublin, Ireland. In 1998 he went to graduate school at UCLA's School of Theater, Film
and Television. In 2001 he headed back to Texas where he worked as an actor, technician, light and set
designer, carpenter and instructor at the Magik Children's Theatre, the Josephine Theater and the San
Antonio Little Theater.

In 2004 he moved to Dallas where he continued performing in theater, and discovered the world
of voice over and anime. He started with episodic characters in Case Closed, followed by being cast in
the fan favorite Fullmetal Alchemist as Kain Fuery. Since then, he has voiced characters for
FUNimation, ADV Films, Illumitoon, and Bang Zoom Ent., includuing AM Driver, Baki the Grappler,
BECK, Big Windup!, Blue Exorcist, Darker than Black, Hell Girl, One Piece, Rumbling Hearts, Shin
Chan, Sword Art Online, and Witchblade, among others. Outside of anime he has done VO work for
visual novels, children and adult audio books, commercials, and video games such as World of
Warcraft, and voicing Vladimir in the worldwide hit League of Legends.

He continues to act in theater, voice over, and film in California. He can be found at
www.KevinMConnolly.net, and on Twitter and Instragram at @KevinMConnolly.