Samurai Dan and Jillian
The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history.
With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both large and small.
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
DangerFun is a Miami based troop that performs in daring feats of athleticism and awe. With a variety of circus based skills they are making their way to Mizucon to put on a fire-show you won’t want to miss.
Shaken not Stirred Burlesque
Known for their signature James Bond opening number, Shaken not Stirred Burlesque is Tallahassee’s premier burlesque troupe. Shaken not Stirred Burlesque features vocal and dance numbers from a variety of decades and genres in addition to classic sideshow acts and Nerdlesque numbers. They have performed in Tallahassee venues such as Bird’s Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack, The Wilbury, Garages on Gaines among others as well as at conventions, events and establishments throughout the Florida-Georgia region. Shaken care of business since 2014, Shaken not Stirred Burlesque is a tantalizingly immersive experience that leaves audiences thirsty for more.
Cafe Kira Hoshi – Maid and Butler Cafe
Welcome to Cafe Kira Hoshi! We are a maid and butler cafe that strives to bring the cute atmosphere of a Japanese maid cafe to conventions all over Florida. At Cafe Kira Hoshi, we aim to provide guests with a unique experience that will allow them to take a break from busyness of the con floor and relax in a themed environment. At events, we serve yummy snacks with hand drawn chocolate syrup art, topped off with a “Moe Moe Kyun” spell to make it more delicious! Our maids and butlers will also perform Japanese style dances, play interactive games with you, and most importantly, do their best to make sure you’re having a great time!
Aaron Pabon is not only is he a comedian, Convention Personality, Producer, and Pop-Culturist. He is, above all else, a geek.
For 12 years, Aaron has been a stand-up comedian, performing at over 200 convention/events in 20 states.
Aaron’s jokes include current events in geek pop-culture, his crazy experiences at conventions, his adventures in Japan, and his personal experiences being a geek.
Currently: He is in production of a new podcast called “Con-Stories” where he and others talk about their experiences in the convention world.
He is also the creator of Con-Survival Guide; a web series in development, devoted to teaching con-goers and organizers how to help survive, run, and organize conventions.
MizuStars is our first annual Idol competition! This is an Idol style competition specifically for your favorite Anime openings, video game soundtracks and movie songs. no more singing in the shower bring your best to the stage for a chance to win the MizuStar awards! all songs must be Anime, video Game or movie based and maximum of 5 minutes
Nerds Know are a group of nerds and they Know things! All sortsa things. Nerdy, geeky, gamey, weeby, wibbly-wobbly pop-culturery things. Nerds Know: Because Of Course We Would
StarlightDarling is Central Florida-based cosplayer with a penchant for Type-Moon girls. She has experience on both side of the convention floor from winning numerous craftsmanship and performance awards to hosting fandom and cosplay panels and judging contests. She is a completely self-taught seamstress and craftsman that firmly believes cosplay is an art form and a true expression of love. She constantly works to grow wig styling skills, makeup artistry, and sewing/crafting skills. She believes there is always room for improvement and is never satisfied until the character has been faithfully portrayed.
Behind every cosplay is the desire to evoke emotion from the audience. From pure joy and laughter to tears of sadness and horrified exclamations of “oh no,” she aims to bring on all the feels.
She has a passion for details, from playing with interesting fabrics to adding unexpected sparkles. While crisp tailoring and lavish details are hallmarks of her work, she appreciates a good meme and can’t resist the opportunity to be completely silly
Tiffany Amber aka Coffeeshopcharisma
Tiffany Amber, also known as coffeeshopcharisma, is a cosplayer, actress, model, and filmmaker. She has made and worn dozens of costumes from a variety of shows, movies, and games. She often collaborates with fellow cosplayers on cosplay techniques and enjoys entering competitions to showcase her creations. She has won many awards for her creations and continues to receive recognition for her use of props, acting on and off screen, creating films, and sharing her love of this community with others.
Morira has been involved in the cosplay community since 2006, just shy of her 17th birthday. Having started with the late cosplay troupe, ‘Bonzai Anime’, Moira found her love and passion for cosplay, costumes and acting. Over the years she has made over a 100 costumes; some for herself, some as commissions for people and some for theater work during her college days. Along the way, she has earned many different types of awards from multiple competitions. Her most recent achievement was Lumicon 2018 Best in Show award. She knows what judges will want to be looking for and isn’t afraid to say “Please, check my seams!”
Costuming is a passion and Moira dreams to have an influence in the cosplay community and help anyone starting on their own cosplay journey!