Featured Panelists

Pleasant Nightmare Entertainment

Pleasant Nightmare Entertainment is a group of magnificently mischievous nerdfolk produced and organized by the founder, Aniyah Lyszt. As an individual, Aniyah is the primary content provider for PNE, but as a group, these nerdy ne’er do wells joined forces to create one of the greatest live programming troupes on the East Coast convention circuit! Seasoned panelists, live performers, costume-makers and con staff pooled their talents and experience from years of convention attendance to bring you high quality content that’s sure to leave any audience wanting more! Whether your tastes are debaucherous and deviant, low key or somewhere in between, we have something to tickle your fancy.

You can learn more about our members and programming by finding us on Facebook, following us on Instagram and by visiting our website. Look for the Winking Spider and let us bring your nightmares to life in a most pleasant way!!!




Evan Minto

Evan has been writing, podcasting, and speaking at conventions about anime, manga, and video games for over a decade. He’s the Editor-in-Chief of Ani-Gamers and has written for Otaku USA Magazine, Anime News Network, and Crunchyroll News. He also hosts the Ani-Gamers Podcast, and you might know him from his work at Crunchyroll, where he co-hosted the Crunchycast and a number of YouTube videos. Plus, back in 2013, Evan was the Con Chair of this very convention! This year he’ll be presenting panels about the craft of animation (Animation in Anime), computer animation in anime (CG Anime Is Good), and, yes, hamburgers (Anime Burger Time).

Follow him on Twitter @VamptVo.



Kathy Moon

Local (?) cryptid Kathy Moon has been spotted by comic fans in Toronto, board gamers from New York to California, and backpacking Homestucks in New Zealand. Her degrees include engineering, library science, and beekeeping. Ask her anything. We dare you.










5th Dimension Media

Hitomi Himekawa

Hitomi grew up in Brooklyn, NY, in a family with great musical influence. She started to write her own songs at 14 years old and started her singing career at age 17. As an otaku herself, her music is greatly influenced by Japanese Anime, games, and drama. Hitomi said, “Even my English is way better than my Japanese, I always have more Fantasy while I write Japenese lyrics.” She then went on to say that she made lots of Japanese songs.






Okami Yoshino

Cosplayer/Photographer/Performer/big Anime fan. Started her Cosplay career since 2010. Cosplay photography amateur. Loves Everything related to Otaku Culture.









To see the full list of panels occurring during Genericon, please take a look at our online conbook!