Our CMV winner: iShinobi Studios!
You can now purchase a ticket for Colossalcon’s 2022 J-fashion tea party! Details including menu, rules, and more can be found on the event page. You can purchase your ticket via eventbrite!
Luis Dubuc was looking for a change of pace when he started his dance/electro-soul act, Mystery Skulls in 2011. And what started off as a new passion project quickly turned into something larger than life.
Fans were quickly enchanted by the upbeat, groovy sounds Mystery Skulls was producing. As fans grew rabid for more content, Luis continued to produce new and exciting music that they could lose themselves in. The result is an impressive discography that has amassed over 100 million streams and nearly 550,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone.
Back to Life (2019) and Now or Never (2020), the latest two full length albums from Mystery Skulls have shown that there’s no limit to the project’s success. Having self-produced and self-released both albums, Luis poured himself into each album and the fans immediately connected with that. This landed both albums at #1 on the iTunes Electronic charts, surpassing legendary acts like The Chemicals Brothers and Moby.
Following the release of Back to Life, Mystery Skulls hit the road, aiming to reach as many fans as possible, selling out shows throughout North America and the UK. Luis is passionate about creating powerful moments of joy and release for fans through his live sets, and because of that he has been able to take Mystery Skulls to a wide array of events from the Voodoo Music and Arts Experience, to opening for Busta Rhymes at the Cannes Film Festival, and the ESPN X-Games.
Every live set is a chance to let go. Mystery Skulls adds a layer of intrigue to each performance with his backlit set, leaving him a shadowy, pulsating figure in the night. The anonymity translates onto his diverse set of fans, leading them to feel free to lose themselves on the dance floor for the evening.
Despite COVID-19 halting touring plans throughout the last year, Mystery Skulls continued to show unstoppable force. July 2021 gave way to a feature in Fortnite of his animated short for fan favorite, “Ghost.” Keeping up the momentum Mystery Skulls plan to release a full length album at the end of 2021 and will headline in North America throughout Spring 2022.
The future is limitless and Mystery Skulls is taking advantage of every second of it. Join in on the adventure!
Welcome to Colossalcon’s 10th-annual Colossal Idol vocal competition! This event is a performance-based competition built around the vocal performance of up to 16 participants who have signed up to sing their (and maybe yours too) favorite anime, video game, and other con-related songs in front of a panel of three judges through elimination-style rounds.
Professor Shyguy’s music can be best described as; high energy, chiptune-electro-rocking, 8-bit, epically vocalized, highly danceable, theatrical nerd-pop. Singing 50% about video games and the other 50% is anything from Space/Time to English Language gymnastics. He is recently known for singing Starring Star on the Funimation dub of Dragon Ball Super. You might have also heard him on Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon’s Podcast ‘the Indoor Kids’ or the Diamond Club podcast. He has also made theme songs for GuudeBoulderfist, This Week in Chiptune, PortsCenter, and more!
Every year, the convention has its own memories, cosplays, and memes, and we all know that one of the best forms of capturing them is with Cosplay Music Videos. So, here’s where we want to create a great give and take with you guys to help document our convention for not only us to see, but for others out there to see what Colossalcon can be.
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You can now register for the Saturday cosplay contest by clicking the button below.
Ohio native Gavin Goszka has been writing, recording, and performing music since age 17, both as a solo artist and as one half of the horror soundscape outfit Midnight Syndicate. His fascination with anime music began in 2008, and the following year, he began performing acoustic renditions of popular anime songs at conventions throughout the Eastern half of the country. 2010 saw the release of Subtle Inversion’s Kaleidoscope, an album of entirely original English-language songs featuring vocaloid Megurine Luka. In 2014, Gavin’s growing anime accessories business (Home Circle Media) began to demand more time and attention and he reluctantly decided to hang up his performer’s hat for a while in order to focus on vending.
Gavin’s music has been featured in theme parks and haunted attractions across the country, including Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights and Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends. Since 2014, Midnight Syndicate has also been bringing its series of acclaimed live shows to the stage of Cedar Point’s iconic Jack Aldrich theater during HalloWeekends.
Gavin is thrilled to be making his return as a solo performer at this year’s ColossalCon, and will be bringing a new set of completely revamped, not-so-acoustic renditions of familiar favorites alongside lesser known anime music gems!
From gaming to voice acting, Faye Mata is an advocate of chasing dreams. She’s best known for playing the roles of Aqua (Konosuba), Astolfo/Rider of Black (Fate/Apocrypha), Yukako Yamagishi (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure), and Lulu (League of Legends).
She is also known as Sailor Aluminum Siren (Sailor Moon), Princess Malty (Rising of the Shield Hero), Miyu/Fukaziroh (Sword Art Online: GGO), Rin Hoshizora (Love Live!), Neon Nostrade (Hunter x Hunter), Kagami (Miraculous Ladybug). Some game roles are NiCO (Dead or Alive 6), Lene (Fire Emblem Heroes), and Daria and Lishenna (Shadowverse).
Faye also competed semi-professionally in video game tournaments around the world such as EVO, CEO, and Pokémon Worlds under the gamertag “Princess Aura,” the same name she used as a competitor on national reality TV show WCG Ultimate Gamer (SyFy). Faye brings a lot of fun and energy to cons and currently enjoys challenging people to 1v1 battles in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Follow her on Twitter at @PrincessAura, and Instagram @princess_aura!
Kira Buckland is a voice actress best known for playing Jolyne Cujoh in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean and 2B in NieR:Automata. Other popular roles include Setsuna in YashaHime, Rebecca in Edens Zero, Mitsuri in Demon Slayer, Mary in Kakegurui, Talim/2B in Soulcalibur VI, Falke in Street Fighter V, Kyoko in River City Girls, Hiyoko & Kirumi in the Danganronpa series and many more!
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Get all weekend access to all three Colossacon Events for ONE Price! This season pass is good for all 2022 Colossalcon Events: Colossalcon (Sandusky, Ohio), Colossalcon East (Pocono MTNS, PA) and Colossalcon Texas (Round Rock, TX). The season pass is not transferrable to 2023. However, you can transfer to another person for a 2022 Colossalcon Event.
Please Note: Refunds are not availiable for this ticket type.