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Ciaran Strange Headed to Matsuricon

2022 Guest Announcement

COLUMBUS, OHIO - August 9, 2022 - Matsuricon is pleased to announce a guest for our upcoming convention Tana's Night Market: Ciarán Strange!

You may have heard him as foul-mouthed, under-caffeinated NPCs Lorelei [Borderlands 3] and Paladin Mike [Tiny Tina's Wonderlands], or even in various anime [Requiem of the Rose King, AOASHI, The Case Study of Vanitas, Sk8 the Infinity, ASTRA: Lost in Space, Fruits Basket, and more] — but IRL he's Ciarán Strange, an eccentric transgender/non-binary voice actor, Twitch affiliate, sci-fi author, mental health advocate, indie rocker, and multimedia artist.

At the tender age of seventeen, he left his family, friends, and an English fishing village behind in order to chase his dreams across the Atlantic! The bed-headed redhead has become a familiar face throughout the American geek scene, in most parts via his music.

After touring the US, UK, Canada, and Japan, performing at hundreds of shows, conventions, and festivals, Ciarán joined forces with kindred artistic spirit Dave Kitsberg (Spoony Bards, Time Crash). The two are now delving into geeky covers and parodies, as well as writing fresh original concept material in all sub-genres of pop-rock.

Musical ventures aside, this British import to the States has been swept up in the launch of his LGBTQ+ urban sci-fi series. Its debut novel, Black Tie by Ciarán Strange, is a gay romance thriller he's pitched as “an awkward James Bond navigating a world full of superheroes”.

This year's convention runs August 12-14th. Matsuricon can't wait to host such an awesome guest for this year's con . . . or to see you there!

With a name derived from the word “Matsuri[祭],” meaning ‘festival’, that's exactly what this convention is: a festival of everything geeky and otaku, from anime to video games. There is something for everyone at Matsuricon and the entire family is encouraged to attend! Matsuricon's annual convention started in 2006 and is back for our first year from a hiatus since 2019. We think of ourselves and our attendees as one huge family that keeps growing and growing every year!

Matsuricon 2022
URL: https://matsuricon.org/guests/
August 12 -14, 2022
The Hyatt Regency Columbus, the Columbus Convention Center
350 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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