Save the date for the first annual Yokota-Con!

19 Oct • 1–6 p.m. • Taiyo Community Center

CELEBRITIES • ENTERTAINMENT • COSPLAY • GAMING • MERCHANDISE

Talent Lineup

Dan Payne

Actor

Dan has appeared in feature films No Clue, John Tucker Must Die and Watchmen as well as the critically acclaimed indie film Mulligans and the upcoming blockbuster World of Warcraft. Payne is no stranger to the horror/sci-fi genre with roles in Cabin in the Woods, Underworld: Awakening Horror, R.L. Stine’s series The Haunting Hour and the web series Divine. He guest starred on Supernatural, Arctic Air, Fairly Legal, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate SG1, Stargate: Atlantis, Smallville and more.

Yaya Han

Cosplayer • Costume Designer

Yaya discovered cosplay in 1999, when it was still a small, quirky subset of geek-fandom. Her childhood passion for art and Japanimation got her hooked on the idea of dressing up as her favorite characters; she threw herself into making costumes. To date Yaya has made over 385 intricate personal costumes and now designs and sells costume accessories. She has been a Panelist, Judge, Performer and Host to hundreds of events all over the world and played a pivotal role in gaining cosplay respect as an artform.

Rica Matsumoto

Voice Actress • Singer

Rica is a Japanese actress, voice actress and singer who has gained fame for voicing many young boys in many anime series. She is know for her role as Satoshi (Ash Ketchum) in the anime series Pokémon; and for the voices of Ryo and Yami Bakura in the Yu-Gi-Oh series. Matsumoto also recorded the opening songs for many episodes of the Pokémon series.

Olivia Hack

Actress • Voice Talent

Olivia is an American actress and voice actress best known for the voice of Rhonda Wellington Lloyd in Nickelodeon’s Hey Arnold! and Cindy Brady in the 1990s theatrical Brady Bunch films. She has also done voice work for Fillmore!, Bratz as Cloe, Family Guy, Blood+ and Avatar: The Last Airbender as Ty Lee. As an actress she appeared in Star Trek Generations, Party of Five and Gilmore Girls.

Rodney Ramos

Marvel & DC Comic Artist

Rodney is an American comic book artist known for his work with Marvel and DC. He began his career in 1987 working for Marvel. His first published work was for DC Comics in 1992 in the title Gotham Nights. Later he worked on L.E.G.I.O.N., Guy Gardner: Warrior, Catwoman and more. Most recently he has worked on the Convergence storyline in the Nightwing/Oracle tie-ins.

Steven Cummings

Marvel & DC Comic Artist

Steven Cummings is an American comic book artist. He worked for Marvel on Elektra and New Excalibur and for DC on Flash, the Deadshot mini-series and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight. Steven is known in the Japanese marketing for his involvement with the TOKYOPOP manga, Pantheon High. He is currently working on new projects for Marvel and TOKYOPOP.

Stage Schedule

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    1–1:45 p.m.

    Live Music from Zetki Band & Rica Matsumoto
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    2–2:20 p.m.

    Rebel Legions, Saber Guild, Droid Builders
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    2:30–3 p.m.

    Live Ink Brush Painting by Hidekichi Shigemoto
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    3:30–4 p.m.

    Acting Panel with Olivia Hack & Dan Payne
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    4–4:45 p.m.

    Interview with Yaya Han and Cosplay Contest
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    4:45–5 p.m.

    Yokota-Con Art Contest Winner Announcements
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    5–6 p.m.

    Live Music from DJ Yui

Subject to change without notice.

Art Contest

Enter your comic-inspired art for the chance to win a Ninebot Segway, 3D printer, MacBook or iPad. Over $3,000 in prizes!
Entries will be displayed at Yokota-Con.
Entry Mediums
2D Art

Photos, drawings, paintings, etch-a-sketch, embroidery, quilting or any such art expressed on a flat surface. All interpretative artwork must be accomplished by the submitter and be an original creation or re-envisioned masterpiece based on a comic book, movie or TV series, video game, anime/manga, fantasy or a completely unique super hero or fictional character.

3D Art

Ceramic/clay sculpture, wood construction/carving, plastics, Legos, confectionary, paper, 3D print or other material molded as a free-standing object. 3D printed entries must be painted and made to become an original creation. All interpretative artwork must be accomplished by the submitter and be an original creation or re-envisioned masterpiece based on a comic book, movie or TV series, video game, anime/manga, fantasy or a completely unique super hero or fictional character.

Rules & Regulations

Eligibility

Active duty military, civilians (U.S. and Local National), retirees and family members assigned to a U.S. Military Installation in Japan. Must have the ability to physically bring the entry form to the Yokota Arts & Crafts Center.

Categories

Applicants will compete within their age group (ages 0–12 and ages 13 & up) and creative medium (2D or 3D). Contestants may submit up to two separate entries per medium category.

Restrictions

Art can be a store-bought or pre-constructed item providing significant changes have been made (e.g., painting shoes to become an original creation); it cannot be a loaded or purchased source material for simple construction (e.g., store-bought superhero figurine, object created from a 3D mold or Lego spaceship built via instructions).

Submissions

Entries will be accepted 1–27 Sep 2019. All entries must be brought to the Arts and Crafts Center Photo Studio no later than 6 p.m. on Friday, 27 Sep 2019.

A completed entry form, to include the submission title, media category and contestant contact information must be attached to each submission.

Viewing

2D and 3D artwork submissions will be displayed at the Arts and Crafts Center for viewing and “People’s Choice” voting from 1 Sep–16 Oct, 2019.

Contest Announcement

Winners will be announced at Yokota-Con on October 19, 2019 at the Taiyo Community Center from 4:45–5 p.m.