Meet the Stars of BA-CON 2024: Exciting Guests and Performers Announced

Anime enthusiasts, mark your calendars for the second annual BA-CON, set to be an unforgettable event! Founded by Bacon Valadez and Drew Breedlove, BA-CON burst onto the scene on July 2, 2022, bringing together fans of anime, manga, cosplay, and more. This year’s convention promises to be even bigger and better, with an impressive lineup of guests and performers that you won’t want to miss.

The Origin of BA-CON

Bacon Valadez has spent four years in event planning and is a long-time anime enthusiast, or “weeb.” Along with his best friend Drew Breedlove, he decided to turn their shared passion into a full-scale convention. The first BA-CON, held in 2022, was a resounding success, drawing in crowds of fans eager to celebrate their favorite anime and manga. This year, Bacon and Drew aim to surpass the previous event, creating an even more vibrant and engaging experience for attendees.

What to Expect at BA-CON 2024

BA-CON 2024 is set to be an exciting event filled with panels, performances, cosplay contests, artist alleys, and vendor booths. The convention will feature a variety of activities designed to entertain and engage fans of all ages. Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect:

  • Panels and Q&A Sessions: Learn from industry professionals and voice actors in exclusive panels and Q&A sessions.
  • Cosplay Contests: Show off your costume-making skills in our highly anticipated cosplay contests.
  • Artist Alley: Discover unique artwork and merchandise from talented artists.
  • Vendor Booths: Shop for exclusive anime and manga merchandise, collectibles, and more.
  • Live Performances: Enjoy live music and performances from renowned artists and entertainers.

Special Guests and Performers at BA-CON 2024

One of the biggest draws of BA-CON 2024 is its stellar lineup of special guests and performers. Here are some of the highlights:

Chuck Huber

Known for his iconic roles as Android 17, Emperor Pilaf, and Kibito in Dragon Ball Super, as well as Kurogiri in My Hero Academia, Chuck Huber is a beloved figure in the anime world. With a career spanning decades, Chuck has voiced numerous characters across various popular anime series. Fans will have the chance to meet Chuck, attend his panels, and hear him discuss his experiences and insights into the world of voice acting.

Drew Breedlove

A versatile Texas-based actor, Drew Breedlove has made his mark both on-screen and behind the microphone. From performing in commercials to his recent role as the insecure “Jamie” in the Hallmark-inspired film LOVE, GAME, MATCH on Amazon Prime Video, Drew’s dynamic presence is sure to captivate audiences. His sessions will provide fans with a behind-the-scenes look at his acting journey and the challenges of the industry.

Matthew Elkins

Bringing energy and excitement to every performance, Matthew Elkins has voiced characters in Blue Lock, Beast Tamer, and Natsume’s Book of Friends. His engaging storytelling and humor promise to leave fans in awe. Matthew’s passion for his work is evident in every role he takes on, and his panels at BA-CON will give attendees a deeper understanding of the art of voice acting.

Bradley Smith

The voice behind the popular YouTube gaming channel “Combo Panda,” Bradley Smith has entertained millions with his comedic voice acting. His channel, a sister channel of the massive children’s brand “Ryan’s World,” has accrued over 2 million subscribers and 1.5 billion views. Bradley’s presence at BA-CON will delight both fans of the channel and new audiences alike. His sessions will cover his journey as a content creator and the intricacies of maintaining a successful YouTube channel.


This Otaku/Power Ranger rapper from San Antonio has been creating nerdy parodies and original music since 2013. Inspired by Weird Al Yankovic and other YouTubers, DEACONRAP has performed at numerous cons across Texas. His hit songs like “Rise of a Legend” and “Meet the Green Ranger” have garnered hundreds of thousands of streams. DEACONRAP’s live performances at BA-CON will be a highlight for fans who love his unique blend of nerd culture and music.

Join Us for BA-CON 2024!

BA-CON 2024 is set to be an exhilarating experience for all anime and manga fans. With special guests like Chuck Huber, Drew Breedlove, Matthew Elkins, Bradley Smith, and DEACONRAP, the event promises a blend of insightful panels, live performances, and engaging activities. This year’s convention will also feature expanded cosplay contests, an artist alley brimming with unique creations, and vendor booths offering the latest in anime and manga merchandise. Don’t miss out on the chance to celebrate your passion with fellow fans and industry stars.


BA-CON 2024 is not just a convention; it’s a celebration of the vibrant anime and manga community. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or new to the world of anime, there’s something for everyone at this year’s event. Join us for an unforgettable weekend filled with fun, creativity, and fandom. From meeting your favorite voice actors to discovering new artists and performers, BA-CON 2024 offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of anime and manga. Get ready for an adventure like no other – see you at BA-CON 2024!

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