Summer Rain is a cosplayer of 7 years from Chicago and OKC. While Summer loves crafting and the art of costuming, their real passion is in theatrical presence and bringing characters to life, and mostly specializing in fandoms of gaming and anime. Summer is one half of the duo KiraKira Brigade, Oklahoma’s premiere independent Japanese-inspired idol group, and when they’re not on stage performing, can be found hosting fandom and Japanese-culture events in the OKC metro area like maid cafes and cosplay gatherings. A fanfiction author for 15 years, Summer also writes in popular fandoms like Pokémon, Fire Emblem, and Sailor Moon, participating in NaNoWriMo every year from the fanfiction perspective.
Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: University C
The Voice of Evil
Villains can be more entertaining than heroes, but there are subtle ways that voicing our favorite baddies differs from voicing the good guy. Learn those differences, and how voice actors develop these characters using various vocal techniques.
Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: University C
The Shining Women of Anime
Female protagonists are some of anime’s most fiercely capable, beloved, and admirable characters. Women and girls in anime reimagine cultural views on power, duty, beauty, wish fulfillment, and coming-of-age storytelling. How do empowering gender roles in anime create new twists on Japanese lore and its fantastic legends?