Industry Guests

Dan Coglan, a.k.a. “Samurai Dan”

Tekko is proud to announce Dan Coglan, a.k.a. “Samurai Dan” and his wife, Jillian.

They are the acknowledged masters of marital... er, MARTIAL mayhem. This dynamic duo travels the civilized portions of the U.S., bringing their unique show to curious and horrified audiences alike.

In addition to their high-energy, mostly safe stage shows (where razor sharp blades and barbs fly) the couple teaches historical and hysterical panels on the way of the warrior. Offering a wide range of lectures and interactive workshops, Dan and his lethal love Jillian are guaranteed to provide con attendees fun and fulfillment.

Due to a supreme lack of filter, Dan also performs standup comedy, and lives to embarrass his wife onstage, in censored and uncensored settings.

A storyteller at heart, Dan is finishing his third horror novel, and offers insights into the creative process with panels for the aspiring writer as well.

Dan will also be serving as host of Opening Ceremonies at Tekko!

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Nancy Kepner

Nancy Kepner loves to joke with her friends about the ridiculous things that happen in anime and the surrounding fandom. It’s easy for her, because at heart she’s just a huge fan who sets her love of all things anime to music. Armed with a guitar and clever song lyrics, Nancy Kepner has performed at numerous conventions original songs like “The Explaining Anime to Your Parents Song” and “They Found Out About my Yaoi”. She currently has three albums full of these hilarious songs available for purchase on CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon.

You can also find her all year round on her YouTube channel, HeartfeltHumor , delighting viewers with original guitar compositions, live performances, and the occasional music video. If there’s something ridiculous that happens in the anime fandom Nancy has probably written a song about it. And if she hasn’t, let her know! She loves suggestions! If it’s weird enough, she may write the song you suggest the moment after you suggest it. Then you’ll feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Wow!

More Guests

Here at Tekko, we invite special guests for all kinds of departments - not just voice actors and industry guests. Please follow the links below to learn more about each department and their own special guests!