2018 Guests Lineup
No Pause Tournaments
Shamelessly bred from a rash idea, friends, co-workers, and founders Zack Dondey and Ben Lacen spilled their passion for video games in a competitive gaming tournament and broadcasting group called No Pause Tournaments. Named after the inability to pause in competitive fighting game rulesets, both founders began diligently working on a brand of tournaments, streams, and events that would focus on nurturing casual and new players to cultivate a community of friends that all resonated with something that helped them cope of their hardest struggles and helped alleviate the boredom of their day-to-day minutia by giving them something to work towards; competition. Being big fans of physical and digital sporting events, Dondey and Lacen worked hard to establish Northeastern Pennsylvania’s greatest tournament group with the belief that healthy competition for all levels of players would benefit everyone and bring them together. After a string of local successes, Dondey trusted Lacen to take over the project he started, to further pursue his career in music. Still close, Lacen now solely runs the show hosting events in New York City, The Pocono Mountains, Allentown, New Jersey, and Philadelphia and constantly attempts to increase the quality of tournaments with the goal that everyone should enjoy it. With Yushi-Con opening the doors to No Pause Tournaments, the team is excited to bring their unique brand of tournaments to East Stroudsburg this October.
We can’t wait to meet you.
Lisa Ortiz is a New York based veteran voice actor, director and producer. As a voice actor, she is most well known for her role as Lina Inverse in Slayers, and Amy Rose in Sonic the Hedgehog, but she began her career as the high elf Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War. Since then she has gone on to record dozens of anime, series, audiobooks, video games, and films both as a voice and as a Producer, Director and Adapter. Her voice has been heard internationally on Disney XD, SciFi, Cartoon Network, WB, Nickelodeon and Netflix among others. And has appeared most recently onstage in the one-woman show “I Couldn’t Possibly love you” at 53 above at the Broadway Comedy club.
She is currently the director of Pokemon Sun and Moon and has worked on the show in various capacities over the years since Indigo League. From Misty’s older sister Daisy, to Sabrina, to Flannery, to Oshawatt, to Fletchling and present day gym leaders Korrina and Litten, and Poipole.
She can currently be heard as Mini in RoboCar Poli, Royal Academy, Noembelu in Street Fighter V, World of Winx, and Taffy as well as the upcoming Natarle Badegireul in Gundam Seed and Carla Montez in Dead Rivals and Izanami in SMITE. Favorite roles include, Serenity Wheeler in Yu-gi-oh, Tony Tony Chopper in OnePiece (4Kids), Shiori in Revolutionary Girl Utena, Rina in Time of Eve, The Devil in Gangstar 4, and Musa/Icy in Winx club. Directing credits include Psychic School Wars, Norm of the North and mobile games for The Dark Night Rises, Dungeon Hunter 5, Modern Combat 5 and Netflix’s Heroes United. She is President of Noise of O Productions, co-founder of www.voicesforfosters.org and currently resides in NYC.
You can see what she’s up to on her fan page at: https://www.facebook.com/Lisa-Ortiz-140754815973967/.
You can see more of Lisa’s listed anime titles, roles, and other works at: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0651184/
See Lisa’s website at: www.noiseofo.com
Initial D AE86 Replica
This car has been meticulously hand-built and restored from it’s original luster by Ray Ramaglia, who has analyzed the show Initial D‘s iconic Toyota tofu delivery car to the smallest detail! The legendary AE86 will be displayed right on the front entrance of Yushi-Con’s venue, the East Stroudsburg University Science and Technology Building. Yushi-Con will be taking place all-day October 13, 2018, in East Stroudsburg, Pa. The AE86 will be featured at the venue from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This replica is the ultimate fan homage to series writer of Initial D, Shuichi Shigeno’s original design of the car. It is currently one of the best replicas most recently featured in the U.S. northeast convention circuit, and has received recognition from official Toyota dealers. To follow more on updates relating to the InitialDream AE86, please follow them on Instagram at initialdream86.
Erica Schroeder (A.K.A. Bella Hudson) is one of New York’s premier voice actresses. She has provided the voice for over 150 characters in the world of animation for television, film and video games over the past 15 years. She has voiced over 10 characters in the 5 Yu-Gi-Oh series, making her the only voice actress to appear in all 5 series, including such characters as: Mai Valentine, Akiza Izinski, Dark Magician Girl, Rally Dawson and Cathy Catherine. Over the years she has voiced over 50 characters and various Pokémon on Pokemon including: Nurse Joy, Fantina, Bianca, Grace, Meloetta, Pidove, Panchum, Sylveon, Tapukoko, and many more. Other notable roles include: Monkey D. Luffy in One Piece, Blaze the Cat and Wave the Swallow in Sonic the Hedgehog video games, the legendary Emma Frost in Joss Whedon’s Stop Motion Comic Astonishing X-men, Faragonda, Icy the Witch, Piff, Daphne, Galatea, Squonk and Critty from Winx Club, Lyserg from Shaman King, Rai and Komorka from Tai Chi Chasers, Bridgette Verdant (Lettuce) from Mew Mew Power, Olgariki from Go Go Riki, Shiho from Ah! My Goddess!, Scarlet Claw in Cutie Honey, from the makers of The Triplets of Belleville, The Spirit of the Mountain (role shared with Sean Schemmel), in The Boy Who Wanted to be a Bear, The Witch in the Cannes Film Festival’s Little Long Nose and many more titles.
You can see what she’s up to on her fan page: https://www.facebook.com/EricaSchroederActress/.
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You can see more of Erica’s listed anime titles and roles at:
The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving guys and gals that have formed the greatest programming group on the east coast convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their powers with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to form the new titan at the front of the con scene. The Fleet’s arsenal offers a lot of a lot, and a little of everything! From the “stay fun” academic to over-the-top entertainment panels; high quality times are to be had under the Fleet’s banner. No matter your pleasure, there’s a Manly Battleships® event that’s right for you!
Fiaura the Tank Girl
Fiaura the Tank Girl is a researcher and writer. She seeks out questions and tries to answer them about Anime, Warhammer 40K, My Little Pony, and Video Games! Here today she has a few questions towards her panels that she will do her best to provide an actual answer to some of the mysteries of Anime and Video games. She runs a YouTube Channel where she displays this craft along with video and tabletop games not to mention the fan fiction writing that happens when she is consuming alcohol for your entertainment.
Guests for Yushi-Con 2018 are currently being planned out. Check the website and our facebook for updates!