In-Person Autograph Policy

  • Attendees are entitled to one complimentary autograph per guest per day. The complimentary item may not be a Funko Pop or Pop Box (the box that the figure comes in). All items will be signed at the guests discretion. After one complimentary autograph, additional autographs may be purchased at a limit of 2 additional items per line rotation. Purchasing additional items will require the attendee to exit the line and reg-enter. Autographs are not guaranteed and will be accounted for as time allows
  • Guests may charge for additional autographs/selfies/videos. Guests set their own autograph prices and all sales are final.
  • Waiting in line does not guarantee an autograph. Guests may refuse to do an autograph/selfie/video at their personal discretion.
  • In fairness to others waiting in line, limit your interactions with the Guests to a minute or less unless otherwise indicated by the Guest.
  • Do not solicit autographs from Guests outside of designated signing times and location.
  • Bulk autographs are prohibited unless arranged by Guest and Staff in advance and may not take place on the convention floor or during scheduled panel times/autograph sessions.
  • Do not touch any Guest without their permission.
Prohibited Items:
  • Bootleg/Pirated/Unofficial Merchandise
  • Items that contain profanity, gore, mature or inappropriate content
Allowed Items:
  • Licensed/Official Merchandise
  • Anime St. Louis badges/program books
  • Fan-creations, including fanart
  • Merchandise/prints purchased from Guest
Gift Policy
  • Guests may accept or refuse gifts at their own discretion.
    • Allowed gifts include: Fanart, small handmade crafts.
    • Prohibited gifts include: Large items, food of any kind. 

Failure to adhere to the autograph policy can result in your badge being revoked.


 

Corina Boettger – Appearing In-person

Corina Boettger is a non-binary professional actor for over 20 years, starting as a child in theater and now working in the voice over world.

They can be heard as Paimon in Genshin Impact, Tatsumaki in One Punch Man, Gauko/Naoko in Dino Girl Gauko, Mizuki in Ai: The Somnium Files, Sailor Tin Nyanko in Sailor Moon, Marshtato Mary in DreamWorks Trollstopia and much more.

You may also recognize their face as a guest star on shows like My Name is Earl, Glee, Shameless, Desperate Housewives and more. They are an advocate for health care as Corina has Crohn’s disease & Autism and wants to be a role model for others who have autoimmune disorders/ neurodivergences to show they can achieve their dreams too.

Twitch: twitch.tv/corinaboettger

Twitter: @CorinaBoettger

Instagram: @corinaboettger

 

Marcus M. Mauldin – Appearing In-Person

Marcus M. Mauldin is known for many things. Marcus started his acting career in live theater, winning awards for Best Lead Actor, and Best Supporting Actor, along with a Dallas Area Critics’ Award. Additionally, he has traveled the United States in 2 National Theatrical Tours. Marcus has focused on television with recurring roles on The Good Guys as Det. Lang., and Dallas (the reboot) as Det. Ronnie Bota. Other television accolades include such shows as Breaking Bad, Prison Break, Walker Texas Ranger, Chase, American Crime, and Queen Sugar as James Gipson.

Marcus has had success in film work with supporting and lead roles to include; Seth Collins in “Gallow’s Road”, Wayman in the award winning film “Miss Junteenth”, Roderick in “Never Goin Back”, Teddy in “All Roads to Perla”, Coach Clyde in “Forsaken”, and the soon to be released, “The Pope Drops In”. Where you guessed it, Marcus is The Pope. Marcus also turned to voice work where he has done many commercials for McDonalds, Zales, Schlotzsky’s, Dr. Pepper, Wright Brand Bacon, Golden Chick, and Liberty Tax. His first game was Deus Ex where he voiced several minor characters. Marcus then followed up with voice work as Super Fly Johnson in Daikatana, Captain Perry in Terminator Dawn of Fate, Hero (Cocky) in Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi, and Mal’Damba in Paladins (Champions of the Realm).  In Anime, Marcus has done Kakuzzo and Former Pro Boxer in the Appare-Ranman series and the characters Gil and the Goblin King in the Kuma,Kuma,Kuma Bear series.

However, the character that has brought Marcus worldwide notoriety and a loyal and loving fanbase is from the Borderlands game series: “The Berserk Merc”, “The Doorman”, “MeatSlab”, “Santa Brick”, and “Brick” The SlabKing, BRICK as himself…Marcus M. Mauldin.

 

Billy Kametz – Appearing In-Person

Billy is an actor from Hershey, Pennsylvania who now lives in the Los Angeles area. He traveled to CA 4 years ago to play Aladdin in the Aladdin Musical Spectacular in Disney’s California Adventure for the final year of the show’s 13 year run. Since that time Billy has been fortunate enough to lend his voice to anime, video games, cartoons, live action dubs, and commercials. You can hear him as Josuke in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, Naofumi in The Rising of the Shield Hero, Metal Lee in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Osomatsu in Mr. Osomatsu, Anai in Aggretsuko, White Blood Cell in Cells At Work, Ferdinand von Aegir in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and coming up Takuto Maruki in Persona 5: The Royal! Keep up with Billy on Twitter and Instagram @billykametz.

 

Dani Chambers – Appearing In-Person

Dani Chambers is an actress based in Dallas, TX. She has been acting on stage and film for the past twenty years, and has been performing voice-over work for the past five years. Performing in theater and short films has helped her acting skills to grow and develop tremendously, and she’s enjoyed every minute of it!

Dani made her anime debut in 2017 as Chise Hatori, the title character of the show “The Ancient Magus Bride.” From then on, she has voiced plenty of roles such as Fai Fai from “ENDRO!”, Dahlia/Iris Hawthorne in “Ace Attorney”, Mary in “Fairy Tail: Final Season”, Otomi in “MIX”, Serval in “Kemono Friends”, and Funicia in “ASTRA: Lost in Space.” You can also hear her in “SMITE” as Plushie Artio and in Marvel Avenger Academy as “Ironheart.”

Dani is super excited to start getting into the convention scene, and can’t wait to start new adventures!

Be sure to follow Dani Chambers on Twitter @SkiniMini07, Instagram @danidchambers, and Facebook @DaniChambersVA for all kinds of fun updates!

 

Xander Mobus – Appearing In-Person

Xander Mobus is a voice over actor from LA. You might know his work from anime and video games including Persona 5 as The Protagonist, Super Smash Bros as Ren Amamiya, Street Fighter V, Soul Calibur VI, One Punch Man, Mob Psycho 100, Hunter x Hunter, Detective Pikachu, Erased, Boruto, Boruto’s Dad (aka Naruto), Rising of the Shield Hero, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, Fire Emblem Heroes, Fire Emblem Warriors, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Beyblade Burst Turbo, B: The Beginning, Blue Exorcist and many more!

 

 

 

Bill Butts – Appearing In-Person

Bill is an African American voice actor, martial artist and Twitch Streamer! His true passion is acting! He started off in theater which led to on camera and voice over work!
In his spare time Bill likes to hike, do speed runs in video games and promote fitness in between promoting the importance of diversity within the voiceover industry.
You can hear him as Slidin’ Go in My Hero Academia, Cioccolata in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Bakuzan in One Punch Man, Odin in Record of Ragnarok, Jackal in The Prince of Tennis, Uncle Tian in Genshin Impact and many more!

 

Caleb Hyles – Appearing In-Person

Disney, Anime, Broadway, top 40: Caleb Hyles has done it all when it comes to cover songs! With his big heart, and even bigger voice, Caleb has wowed millions across the globe with a multitude of musical styling and an infectious, positive attitude. Caleb Hyles has a history in musical theatre, having grown up in a family of musicians and thespians. There was no doubt that Caleb was born to be an entertainer of some kind and YouTube become the platform for his talent! Caleb has been recognized by the likes of Ryan Seacrest, Tyler Oakley, DeeDee Magno Hall, and many others for his musical prowess. Ever since his viral hit, “Let It Go”, dropped in 2014 Caleb has not stopped growing his YouTube channel which has garnered over 1.5 million subscribers. By holding Live Q&A’s, and random “Stream Nights” with fans, Caleb has nurtured a growing community centered around one-on-one interaction and a common love for all things music. No other performer, or YouTube personality does as much for his fans as Caleb does.

He continues to produce new content on a weekly basis and is looking to expand his YouTube reach. He recently has released a new original album titled “In One Breath”, reaching a top 10 position on one of Apple’s iTunes charts.  Peace, Love, and Metal!

 

Yaya Han – Appearing In-Person

Yaya Han is a cosplayer, designer and author. She discovered cosplay in 1999, when it was still a small, quirky section of the geek-fandom. Armed with a used $40 sewing machine, Yaya threw herself into making costumes headfirst, and quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume design and creation. To this day, Yaya has made 400 personal costumes in every fandom genre imaginable, as well as her own original designs. Her long-standing consistency of creating intricate and lavish costumes has made her a craftsmanship Icon and beloved competition judge in the cosplay world, and inspired countless people to get into cosplay.

Over the years, Yaya has played a pivotal role in introducing cosplay to the mainstream audience and shaping it into a commercial industry. She has been a Guest Judge on 3 seasons of TBS TV Network’s “King of the Nerds” competition show, starred in the Syfy TV Network’s Docu-Series “Heroes of Cosplay”, and been interviewed by countless magazines, books, newspapers and online media outlets.

Yaya’s current focus is on making tools and materials more available to the cosplay community, through collaborations with global creative companies. She designs Yaya Han branded cosplay sewing patterns for The McCall Pattern Company, which are distributed worldwide. JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores carries the “Cosplay by Yaya Han” line in key categories of fabric, trims and EVA foam in all of their 860 stores and online. She helped launch a sewing machine for BERNINA and partnered with Dremel to bring rotary tools to JOANN stores.

In 2020, Sterling Books published Yaya’s self-written book about the evolution of modern cosplay called “Yaya Han’s World of Cosplay,” in which she also chronicles her life story of being born in China, raised in Germany and coming to America as a teenager and setting her life’s work in motion through the discovery of cosplay. The book is available worldwide wherever books are sold.

Commercial ventures aside, Yaya often participates in charitable projects involving cosplay, and strives to be a positive force in the community. Through hard work, unmatched passion and infectious enthusiasm, Yaya has helped cosplay gain respect and integrity as an artform in the fandom world and art communities, and her decade long campaign for creativity has helped raise Cosplay to the standards we know today. Everyday, Yaya continues to pave the path for the beloved art and lifestyle we know as Cosplay.

 

Akakioga Cosplay – Appearing In-Person

Akakioga is an internationally recognized cosplayer with a passion for creating costumes from all different forms of media. With a love of working with her hands, she has become a self taught powerhouse that truly enjoys everything craftsmanship! Whether it be sewing, armor making, 3D printing, or even wig styling, she’s ready to take on any project whether it be big or small! As a Black woman of color, she also uses her voice to raise awareness and spread positivity throughout the cosplay communities. As a cosplay veteran of 8+ years, she loves seeing new faces being welcomed into the community to also pursue their loves and passions! If you ever see her throughout the con, feel free to say hi, snag some selfies, and talk all things cosplay! She loves getting to make memories with fellow attendees and fans! She can’t wait to meet you all at the con!

 

Ex-Shadow & Malindachan – Appearing In-Person

Ex-Shadow and Malindachan are a veteran cosplay duo that have been crafting costumes for more than 15 years. Both are well-rounded in a wide range of abilities and continue to learn more with every costume made. They strive to be good role models to the community and are ongoing advocates of cosplay being for everyone. Over the years they have won numerous awards for their craftsmanship and performances, and they enjoy sharing their knowledge with others. In 2020, they became full-time creatives between a combination of contract work and running their own cosplay accessory shop, Turtle Smithy.

Malindachan (Malinda) especially loves sewing and wig styling, and you might be familiar with the numerous tutorials she’s created for Arda Wigs. Malinda has been invited as a guest speaker and contest craftsmanship judge internationally including events such as Anime Central, Project A-kon, and MCM Comic Con. Alongside Arda Wigs, she’s collaborated with brands such as Simplicity Patterns, McCall’s Patterns, and Sideshow Collectables.

Ex-Shadow (Kyle) has had a passion for breathing life into his favorite characters since he was a kid. His specialties are armor and props, but he’s no stranger to sewing either. Like his wife Malinda, he has traveled far and wide as a cosplay panelist and judge. A few of his accomplishments include being the first winner of C2E2’s Crown Championships of Cosplay and creating armor patterns for Simplicity.

 

Kevin Bolk – Appearing In-Person

Kevin Bolk (K-Bo to his fans) is an artist, designer, writer, collector, and all around junk culture junkie. Bolk’s work has been featured in Marvel Comics, Nickelodeon, Udon Entertainment, Oxford University Press, Tokyopop, MTV.com, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Cracked, Cosmo, Buzzfeed, and more! These days produces his own comics and art with a retro childhood flair. Most triumphant!

 

 

Thousand Faces Cosplay – Appearing In-Person

Thousand Faces Cosplay is a husband and wife duo that believes in putting the “play” in cosplay, bringing their characters to life through performance. When you see these two, don’t be surprised if they are deep in character, be it Harley Quinn or a Psycho from Borderlands. They’re also passionate bodybuilders and D&D players, so they’re equally at home in the weight room as behind the DM screen. Thousand Faces uses the proceeds from their table to raise money for animal focused charities, from tiger sanctuaries to cat shelters.

 

Tobi2moodring – Appearing In-Person

Tobi2moodring started off with a passion for art and all things cute! They’ve been drawing for over 13 years and design/draw everything for their collections. Their brand offers cute apparel inspired by Japanese culture, like a wonderfully bright Yukata featuring the design “Okashi which is the Japanese word for sweets”. In this design they
drew some of their favorite snacks which invokes nostalgia for them and a bubbly bright emotion! They want everyone to enjoy wearing their colorful and cute clothing, and they believe to dress colorfully and cute creates a wonderful positive feeling!

 

Bunni Designs – Appearing In-Person

Bunni Designs is an indie fashion brand that offers cosplay and pop culture inspired apparel for fans of all shapes and sizes, even down to the little ones! They love creating apparel influenced by our favorite anime, manga, video games, cartoons, and Japanese fashion. Quite a bit of their clothing is based off of character outfits, which make for great casual cosplays! Most of their items range from Extra Small to 5X in size, and they have a huge selection of skirts, dresses, button down shirts, leggings, outerwear, swimwear, among many other unique items. Also, if any of their current designs don’t strike your fancy, they take custom orders as well!

 

The 501st & Rebel Legion – Appearing In-Person

The 501st Legion and Rebel Legion are an all-volunteer organizations formed for the express purpose of bringing together Star Wars costume enthusiasts under a collective identity. The Legions seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work. There are currently world wide there are over 10,000 active members in the 501st Legion and 4,000 in the Rebel Legion.

The 70th Explorers is the unit serving Missouri and Kansas with over 140 members currently. Dantooine Base serves the same area for the Rebel Legion with over 100 members.

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