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Cosplay Guest – Kiteera

A performer since the age of nine, Kiteera grew up honing her acting, stage combat, and tribal style belly dance skills, which included diving into the world of costume creation.

In November 2015, Kiteera began working on her first cosplay project, hoping to bring Yennefer of Vengerberg from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life with her costuming expertise and stage presence. By July 2016, her project had earned recognition at conventions and placed in cosplay contests. She recently completed a cosplay of Blue Snow from the anime Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist, and she is currently working on Visas Marr from the game Knights of the Old Republic II.

In addition to working on cosplay projects, Kiteera can be found streaming on Twitch, swinging weapons at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, and teaching belly dance classes.

Facebook: http://facebook.com/kiteeratribal

Instagram: http://instagram.com/_kiteera_

Twitter: http://twitter.com/kiteeratribal

Twitch: http://twitch.tv/kiteera

Snapchat: Kiteera

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Cosplay Guest – MEW21

MEW21 Cosplay is a cosplayer, costume designer and performance company owner based in Orlando, Florida. Her passion for various fandoms coupled with a love of craftsmanship have fueled an insatiable urge to learn new skills. This soon led her to win various craftsmanship and performance awards at many events including: DragonCon and Megacon. Her costumes are all parts of her fandoms including Anime, Disney, Cinematic, Comic and Video Games. Several of her cosplays have been featured on different social medias including Dorkly, Geek Girls and Art of Cosplay. MEW21’s greatest joy is using her degree in communications to teach others through informative panels. She loves sharing her wide range of knowledge on cosplay subjects, as well as, the struggles of coping with an invisible illness through the creativity of cosplay.

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Special Guest – Seoulmates

Seoulmates was formed by Emily Stanton and Rachel Seaman in 2013. It started as a local radio show on GrowRadio.org and evolved into a podcast in 2015. Twice a month, Emily and Rachel discuss the latest in K-pop, anime, dramas and nerd culture in their half hour podcast. They documented their travels to Japan and South Korea through the podcast and Seoulmates’ YouTube channel. Check out Seoulmates Podcast at www.seoulmates.podbean.com.

Emily and Rachel are both SwampCon alums and are excited to return as guests.

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Special Guest – Wendi Shi

“I consider it my life’s work to express those emotions and feelings that can only be conveyed through music. It’s how my spirit takes wing and soars to unfathomable, seemingly unreachable heights. I hope that my music does the same for your spirit, too.”

Wendi Shi is a composer and New Age musician. She started playing the piano at the age of four, and grew up with a passionate love for music and art. As an Eastern girl raised in a Western world, Wendi incorporates cultural elements from over the world in her music and art. She finds inspirations from many things in life and recreates them musically. Wendi’s music blends elements from traditional composition with folk songs to create a familiar ambience tinged with ethnic flavors. She composes various genres of music, including New Age, Easy Listening, and Instrumental. Her recent works are focused on Anime and Fantasy themed music, in addition to game audio.