A2F NW Arkansas Guests

Samantha Inoue-Harte 2017

Samantha Inoue-Harte

Samantha Inoue-harte is an established and varied entertainment industry veteran. As a voice actress, she has worked on over 43 Japanese anime and video game titles, notably Kingsisle Entertainment's Pirate 101, Sakura Wars as Kohran Ri, DC Universe Online as Isis and Lust, and Final Fantasy Unlimited as the Chocobo and Cactaur. Currently, she is acting in the James Cameron/Robert Rodriguez live action adaptation of the anime Battle Angel Alita! Samantha's resume also includes non-anime specific work like Animation Director for SpikeTV, actresss, stunt worker, and Gore FX makeup artist... [READ MORE]

Animator  Andrea Caprotti

Andrea Caprotti

Andrea Caprotti is an animator, illustrator and cat lover based in Austin, TX. She has worked as a Lead Animator at Rooster Teeth on such shows as RWBY, RWBY Chibi and Red vs. Blue. She has also worked as a 3D Artist at Cartoon Network Games on the browser-based MOBA game "Adventure Time Battle Party", and a variety of other odd jobs that make for good stories. She is a huge fan of 80s mecha, shoujo, and magical girls.

You can check out some of her illustrations on her website: AndreaCaprotti.com


Bound by Fire

Bound By Fire

Bound by Fire returns for a high energy LED-powered stage show! Based out of Springfield, Bound by Fire started out as a group of friends, and turned into a group of people wanting to bring you the same level of entertainment that they have with themselves!

You can check out some of their videos on Facebook.

Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Down

"I no longer feared the darkness once I knew the phoenix in me would rise above the ashes." ~ William C. Hannan

Emerging from the ashes of the past, Phoenix Down soars to new heights of thrills, illusion and wonder. Hosting a variety of multi-propped entertainers; prepare yourselves for an awe inspiring LED experience sure to leave a smile on your face and your heart racing for more.

Phoenix Down members include: Nirk Da Kirk, Solomon, Lady Kai, Rayecoon, Moose O'Malley. Come join us as the radiance of rebirth unravels before your eyes.

Peculiar Cosplayers

Peculiar Cosplayers

Peculiar Cosplayers is a growing cosplay group based out of Peculiar, MO. Formed in 2011, the Peculiar Cosplayers have attended a number of conventions, including Naka Kon, Kansas City Comic Con, Planet Comicon, and Cosplacon in Jefferson City. They have a wide array of talents, including prop building, makeup and body painting, and chainmailing. They are excited to be running the Cosplay Classroom at A2F, and look forward to sharing cosplay tips and tricks! You can find pictures of their latest cosplay projects at Facebook.com/PeculiarCosplayers.

cosplay guest Forezt Cosplay

Forezt Cosplay

A cosplayer and gaming enthusiast, Forezt has been attending Arkansas Anime Festival since as early as its second convention in 2008. She has assembled and worn over fifty cosplays and is also a member of Dripping With Good Looks Cosplay, whom have hosted a variety of Ouran Host Club and other themed events and panels with Arkansas Anime Festival and Konsplosion throughout the years.

You can see her work and follow her on Facebook

writer AE Taylor

A.E. Taylor

A.E. Taylor is an Arkansas resident passionate about telling stories. Currently, she is in the production phase for two of her novels, "A Dandy World" (an apocalyptic adventure where the living kill the living and the dead control the world) and Vamp'd (not your mother's vampire story). She is also known in the Fanfiction world under the name 'MrBenzedrine'. Come say HI and share a story with her!

She will be hosting a few panels on writing at A2F. You can read some of her original work at AuthorAETaylor.com and follow her on Facebook.

writer JD pierce

J.D. Pierce

J.D. Pierce is a writer from Arkansas with a love for stories, specifically Fantasy and Horror. She’s currently working toward the final drafts of her first novel "Chosen" - an arcane adventure on a distant planet filled with prophecies, shape-shifters, with a Feudal Japan type of setting. She is also known in the Fanfiction world as 'MistahRoi'. Stop by and say HI!

You can follow follow her on Facebook and Tumblr.

Summer Sprytee Party dance troup

Summer Sprytee Party

Welcome the Hottest Animation Dancers in Arkansas: Iamhim, Koncept, Zelden Kool, and Shift! They are fun loving people who dance, live and love sprite.

You can follow them and chck out their videos on Facebook.