Fan Guests of Honor

Oriana Perón has been cosplaying since 2006. This long journey began in 1995 when her cousin introduced her to Sailor Moon. She is an award winning Mid-Western Drag/cosplayer and now spends her days as a costume and wig designer

Erin Tillman, The Dating Advice Girl, is an inclusive Dating Empowerment Coach, Certified NLP Practitioner, Author, Speaker, and TV/Radio/Podcast Host based in Los Angeles, California. She is dedicated to empowering ALL SINGLES IN ALL LIFESTYLES to have happy and enjoyable dating lives that best suit their dating & relationship wants, needs, and objectives. For almost 10 years, she has helped singles successfully navigate through the early stages of dating through dating, empowerment, and consent workshops on college campuses and beyond, over 100 dating-related articles for various lifestyle and dating sites, radio and TV segments and through her podcast, The Dating Advice Girl Radio Show (voted one of the Top 10 Best Dating Podcasts on the Web in 2013 and listed as one of the Best Places for Dating Advice on Twitter). She has been featured on Lifetime Network, Buzzfeed, ABC7 Los Angeles, and mentioned in The Guardian, Men’s Health Magazine, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, just to name a few media outlets.

Vitamin H was founded in 2013, fueled by a desire to create convention programming that goes above and beyond expectations. We believe that by putting as much time and energy as possible into our content, we’ll be able to present material that is exciting, educational, and engaging. We do everything within our power to make sure that all of our presentations have a professional level of polish and an unwavering level of passion for what we want to share.
In case you couldn’t tell, we’re serious about making sure you all have fun.
Our founding (and current) lineup consists of:

KIDD “THE MANIAC” BOWYER - The mastermind behind Vitamin H, Kidd Bowyer (that’s MR. the Maniac to you, buddy), is the one in charge, the big cheese, so to speak. Kidd decides what panels we’re going to do, takes care of business liasons, does all the “dirty work” of applying to conventions, and uses a copious and unrivaled knowledge of anime and video games to dictate to Pathos what sort of things to put into print.

ANNIE “PATHOS” BOWYER - Annie Bowyer is the technical genius and artiste of the group. She’s responsible for PowerPoint creation, organization, getting Kidd’s lousy computer to do her bidding (no small task), as well as taking all the myriad ideas Kidd throws at her and turning them into a workable and professional presentation. She’s also the webmaster, so she can type anything here that she wants. Pizza. See?

Tim Harrison, award winning, master level costumer and fabricator, first dove in to props and costuming in August 2012. Always being a tinkerer, that quickly reignited the flame for creating and bringing fantasy to life. After a few years in the steampunk scene, he to branched out in 2016 and entered the Crown Championships at C2e2 and placed. Practical effects, sculpting, casting, foamsmithing, leatherworking, sewing and metal-work are just some of the skills brought to the table. In 2017, Harrison Designs and Concepts, or HDC, was founded and he hopes to further expand his convention and workshop presence in 2018.

Cosplayer, seamstress, and artist, Momo Kurumi is known for her colorful tributes to various movie, cartoon, and gaming characters. Her interest in cosplay started in 2007, and grew into a passionate hobby and career. Graduating from Purdue University with a degree in Apparel Design and Technology, she went on to complete internships at a theater costume shop, and Disneyland Resort in Entertainment Costuming. She has made over 80 cosplays, won several awards for her costumes at cons like C2E2, and been featured on various sites for her character likeness. Her attention to detail and knowledge of craftsmanship have enabled her to judge for conventions such as Anime St. Louis and Anime Central.

Florkofcows is a webcomic artist who started up in 2016 using the simple medium of Microsoft paint in order to show others they can make content as long as they have good ideas. Many popular memes have stemmed from his work including the “Hey man see that guy over there?” Meme in 2017.