Jennifer Cihi & Stefanie DeLeo
Jennifer Cihi began her professional career at the age of 12 when she landed the role of Pepper in the Broadway production of Annie. She has sung professionally for over 40 years and has worked with some of the most prominent musicians and vocal artists. She is most known in the anime world for being the original English singing voice of Sailor Moon. She is the voice behind the iconic songs “My Only Love” and “Power of Love” to name a few. She is the singer of the famous Hot Pocket commercials and starred in the Nickelodeon show Roundhouse. Jennifer has been appearing at conventions most weekends over the past few years and loves the opportunity to connect with fans!
Stefanie DeLeo is a published and produced playwright and author. Her published work, Worth a Thousand Words, was published by JACNEED back in 2010. She was also recently published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and the Unexplainable where she chronicles her adventures of being friends with the voice of Sailor Moon and appearing at comic and anime conventions all over the world. She has her Master’s Degree in Theatre from NYU and has worked professionally onstage in New York, Boston, Connecticut and Tennessee. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa for three years where she wrote and directed socially conscious theatre pieces.
Both Jennifer Cihi and Stefanie DeLeo are passionate about mental health awareness and support. They co-founded a project called Mariposa, dedicated to providing support for kids and young adults affected by mental illness. They both spoke at the Mental Health America National Conference in Washington DC in 2016, where they used theatre as a tool to foster dialogue about mental health issues. Be sure ask them questions about this exciting new project!
Thank you, Jennifer and Stefanie, for joining us at CoreCon X! We’re excited to get to know more about you and Mariposa!
Paul St. Peter
We loved Paul St. Peter so much when he was a guest at CoreCon VIII that we had to bring him back for another year! He’s accomplished a lot since we last saw him, including voicing Sorbet on Dragon Ball Super and Beast King and Subterranean 3 on One Punch Man. His IMDB page lists 179 credits! So of course, you can understand why we adore him so much.
Paul loves to encourage others to follow their dreams of voice acting and has taught classes on speech, accents, dialects, phonetics, vocal productions, and Shakespeare at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Cal State University Los Angeles, San Diego State University, Los Angeles Broadcasting School, and The Windward School. He is a speech and acting coach for Native Voices at The Autry, a Native American theatre company, and The Rogue Artists, a hyper-theatre company.
Paul is a versatile performer and has sang for four seasons with the San Diego Opera Company, three seasons with The San Diego Civic Light Opera, and appeared in several productions at The Old Globe Theatre. In Los Angeles, Paul acted onstage at The Globe Playhouse, Richard Basehart Theatre, Palos Verdes Shakespeare on The Meadow, and has “gone on the road” with Nevada Shakespeare in The Park for eleven seasons.
Paul’s TV appearances include work on NCIS, Last Man Standing, Ringer, Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show, Jessie, Legit, and the hilarious Key and Peele.
Thank you so much, Paul, for joining us again! You’re a great guest to have with us for the 10th anniversary of CoreCon!
Adam is a comedy-pit filled with laugh-snakes and has been entertaining audiences since before you even knew that this bio existed. Bouncing from witty social observation, to commentary on language, to biting introspection, his act walks that fine line that people often write about in bios. He started performing comedy in Fargo-Moorhead, and he recently re-located to Minneapolis, MN where he quickly became a comedian that lives in Minneapolis, MN. Aside from any club/bar/museum opening that will have him in the Midwest, Adam has performed at the Akumal Comedy Festival, Hell-Yes Fest in New Orleans, and the Comedy Exposition in Chicago. He is a Stand Up! Records Recording Artist who will be releasing a 7” EP this Easter inspired by his love of Cadbury Creme Eggs. In December 2017, Adam returned to Fargo to record a full length LP at the Red Raven. “Despair II: Social Justice Warlord” will be released in late 2018 via Stand Up! Records.
Beyond stand up comedy, Adam is also a screenwriter who recently wrote an adaptation of comic book characters created by Eliot Rahal and John Bivens for Cult Classic, a public access spooktacular. An avid art toy collector, Quesnell released a 3” keshi style rubber mini-figure as the special edition of his first album “Can We Afford This Much Despair?”. This figure, “Despair”, was a collaboration featuring the talents of some of the top names in the hand cast custom mini figure scene. Oh yeah, and he’s half of the acoustic guitar electric bass duo, Let There Be Tight, who are based out of Minneapolis.
Basically, Adam Quesnell is a creative weirdo who is going to make you feel good about feeling bad about feeling good when things are bad.
Adam Quesnell originally joined us for CoreCon in 2014, and he made such a lasting impression that we wanted him to be a part of our anniversary year! Thank you, Adam, for clearing out your schedule to come make us laugh again!