Exciting Guests and Performers at Tekko 2024: Pennsylvania’s Premier Anime Convention

Tekko, Pennsylvania’s largest and most vibrant anime convention, draws nearly 12,000 unique fans from across the globe. Unlike typical anime conventions, Tekko stands out by offering a comprehensive celebration of Japanese culture, including Japanese arcade games, J-rock, J-fashion, and educational programming. Each year, we adopt a unique theme, such as wrestling, mecha, and sports, ensuring fresh and diverse content for our attendees. Our commitment to variety and innovation makes us one of the most inclusive anime and Japanese culture conventions in the country. This year, we’re thrilled to introduce an impressive lineup of guests and performers, promising an unforgettable experience for all.

Tekko’s Unique Offerings and Themes

Tekko isn’t just any anime convention; it’s a vibrant celebration of Japanese pop culture in its entirety. Our programming features an array of activities and attractions that cater to all interests. From the high-energy beats of J-rock concerts to the latest Japanese arcade games that keep your adrenaline pumping, there’s something for everyone. J-fashion enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the latest trends from Harajuku, while those interested in the deeper aspects of Japanese culture can attend educational panels and workshops.

Each year, we embrace a unique theme that influences our content and activities. These themes have ranged from wrestling and mecha to sports and beyond. This diversity ensures that every Tekko experience is fresh and exciting, with new areas of Japanese culture to explore. Our themes are not just about the aesthetics; they shape the entire convention experience, from the panels and workshops to the special guests we invite.

One of our most significant additions in recent years was the introduction of Tekkobot, our giant robot mascot, created as a nod to the mecha theme of 2019. Tekkobot symbolizes our dedication to innovation and creativity and serves as a guardian of the city of Pittsburgh, representing Tekko at various events and gatherings.

Meet Our Star-Studded Guests and Performers

Our guest lineup this year features some of the most talented and beloved figures in the anime industry. Each guest brings a unique set of skills and experiences, contributing to the diverse and dynamic atmosphere of Tekko.

Chris Hackney

Chris Hackney is a prominent voice actor based in Los Angeles, originally hailing from Florida. His journey into voice acting began during his college years, where he initially studied music. Seeking new outlets for artistic expression, Chris discovered the world of acting, eventually finding his passion in voiceover. His career spans numerous roles in animation and video games, making him a well-respected and admired figure in the industry. Attendees will have the chance to learn from Chris’s vast experience and insights into the world of voice acting.

Jessica Calvello

Jessica Calvello is renowned for her versatile voice work, having brought to life iconic characters in series such as “Attack on Titan,” “Call of the Night,” and “Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan.” Jessica’s ability to adapt her voice to a wide range of characters has made her a beloved personality in the anime community. Fans will be able to meet Jessica, hear about her experiences, and celebrate her significant contributions to the anime industry.

David Vincent

David Vincent is an award-winning voice actor and TV producer based in Los Angeles. With a career spanning hundreds of anime episodes, series, and video game titles, David’s voice is instantly recognizable to many fans. His role as Van in “Gun x Sword” earned him a nomination for “Best Voice Actor in an Anime” by the American Anime Awards. In addition to his extensive voice acting portfolio, David has appeared on popular TV shows such as “The Mentalist” and “NCIS.” His diverse talents make him a fascinating guest for Tekko attendees.

Emi Lo

Emi Lo, a Taiwanese/Chinese-American voice actor and director, is known for voicing characters such as Lucy in “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners,” Sawatari in “Chainsaw Man,” and Suma in “Demon Slayer.” Emi’s extensive work in both anime and video games showcases their remarkable range and talent. As a director, Emi brings a unique perspective to the creative process, making them a valuable addition to Tekko’s guest lineup.

Ben Balmaceda

Ben Balmaceda is a Chilean voice actor currently based in LA, primarily known for his work in anime dubbing. His notable roles include Neku Sakuraba in “The World Ends With You: The Animation,” Pedro in “One Piece,” and Saber in the upcoming dub of “Fate/Strange Fake.” Ben’s dynamic performances have earned him a place among the top voice actors in the industry, and his presence at Tekko is sure to excite many fans.


Tekko 2024 promises to be an exceptional celebration of anime and Japanese culture, thanks to our diverse programming and an outstanding lineup of guests and performers. With our unique yearly themes and dedication to expanding content, we strive to provide an unparalleled experience for fans. Join us in Pittsburgh and become part of the Tekko tradition, where creativity, culture, and community come together in a spectacular display of anime excellence. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary event—mark your calendars and prepare for an unforgettable adventure at Tekko!

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