I am excited to announce that I am an honored guest at Kin-Yoobi Con.
Sumiko Saulson is a science-fiction, fantasy and horror writer. Her works include 60 Black Women in Horror Fiction, Solitude, Warmth, The Moon Cried Blood, Happiness and Other Diseases, Somnalia, Insatiable, Ashes and Coffee, and Things That Go Bump In My Head. She writes for the Oakland Art Scene for the Examiner.com
, SEARCH Magazine and horror blogs HorrorAddicts.net
The child of African American and Russian-Jewish American parents, she is a native Californian who grew up in Los Angeles and Hawaii. She is an Oakland resident who has spent most of her adult life in the San Francisco Bay Area
Other honored guests include:
Miss Marisa Cosplay
Miss Marisa Cosplay has been costuming since 2007. She draws her inspiration from her favorite games, comics, and books– like Pokémon, Batman, and League of Legends. Marisa focuses on fabrics, but finds fun in flexing deftness; her props incorporate woodworking, molding, foam, and LEDs. You can find her on YouTube with cosplay tutorials, or playing video games on twitch.tv. She’d like to leave you with a joke: what’s the most magical dog? A labracadabador!
Liliphae is a half-serious/half-just for fun cosplayer and model who made her debut at FanimeCon 2014 in San Jose, California. She subsequently became known for her unwavering involvement in the Northern California cosplay community. Since then, she has traveled up and down the state of California and beyond to guest, attend, and judge at conventions and has learned a lot about the art of cosplaying and the effort and work that it takes to make something you’re proud of.
Kohalu loves cosplay in all its aspects and is a crafting expert. He appreciates the hard work and craftsmanship of the cosplay community and seeing its presentation in the halls of a con and at the masquerade. He has been invited to countless conventions out of both state as well as country and has over ten years of experience under his belt!
Ami Yoshiko is an actress, cosplayer, model and Youtuber from the Bay Area who loves video games, anime and connecting with her fans on her Twitch streams and IRL. Her Youtube channel consists of cosplay tutorials, crazy story times from convention horror stories to wacky daily occurrences and video game/anime related content! She has made her television debut on the Netflix Series, «13 Reasons Why» and Marvel's latest addition, «Antman and the Wasp.» Ami has worked as a cosplay model for several companies and video games such as Halo and Japan Crate and worked as a promotional model at events such as Anime Expo, E3 and San Diego Comic Con.Kin-Yoobi Con is an anime and video game convention taking place August 19th, 2018. The first time we hosted Kin-Yoobi Con in 2007 was on a Friday. We used the Japanese word for Friday, 金曜日 — pronounced «Kin'yōbi» — as our title to highlight the unusual situation of hosting an anime convention on a Friday. We strive to continue our tradition of providing a fun, low-cost event to fans of anime, manga, video games, cosplay and Japanese culture in the Bay Area!