Ayla is a fan of anime and fantasy, a long-time Creation Station panelist, and frequent cosplayer. She is the youngest journalist for local nerd zine “The Pocket Protector” and has traveled across the country covering conventions. She has dead-on Gollum and Stephen Hawking impressions. Ask her about her current project: a Tolkien-like creation of story, language, and topography.
The Anibros Podcast is one of the best independent anime podcasts this side of the Mississippi! Born and raised in Salem, Oregon and online since 2012. Please enjoy our light-hearted yet informational podcast dedicated to all things Japanimation.
Aaron Holbrook has been involved in the gaming/nerd/geek community for the majority of his life. Influenced by RPGs at a young age, he continued to delve into multiple fandoms throughout his adult life. Tabletop, video games, anime, movies, comic books, fiction, movies, TV; they all hold new worlds and characters to learn from and love.
Julie McGowan is MiyakoCon 3’s Director and she has been with the event from the very beginning. She’s currently a student and eventrunner in Portland, but she grew up right here in Salem, and still enjoys and cares for the thriving communities present here.
Julie and her partner Stephen, the Operations Director, started MiyakoCon in 2016. It was a one-day event for two years, and it grew fast! Now seeing it through the first year as a two-day con, she’s looking forward to seeing MiyakoCon’s continued betterment in the future.