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MEET THE COMMITTEE

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Chairman & Founder

Alex Baker ( Wex )

He/Him

How many anime cons have you attended and what was your first?

Honestly, I’ve lost count, there was one year where I had attended roughly 30 events….never again! But my first event was MCM Telford expo 17 years ago!​

What’s your guilty pleasure? (PG rating) 

Having a nice bubble bath with candles. Love a good pamper session!

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What got you interested into anime and manga in the first place?

I believe I was roughly 5 years old and I saw Dragonball Z on tv, it was the episode where Raditz and Goku both get KO’d, but since then I was obsessed with it. I went on to enjoy many more anime as I grew up such as Tenchi Muyo and Cardcaptors! ​

If you could have any guests (no budget or travel restrictions) for the con, who would you have?

Arnold Schwarzenegger… nothing to do with anime, but he’s my hero and he would help me ‘Turn this mush in to muscle!’

Who are some of your favourite musical artists?
very tough one! But i’ve always been a big fan of Green Day, but also The Midnight are probably up there right now!

 

Best KokoroCon ‘22 memory?
Seeing so many people having a good time and having a dream finally achieved! I loved every moment of it. Can’t wait to do it all over again!

 

what flavour crisps would you use for a crisp sandwich?
Wotsits or frazzels! Love a crisp sammich

 

Everyone’s fave Pokemon type?

My answer is purely based on the starter pokemon I normally go for, which is grass type! Yes I pick Bulbasaur! Real MVP

What’s your favourite cosplay you’ve done? If you haven’t cosplayed before then who

I have only ever actually cosplayed once, and that was back when I was about 14! Edward Elric from fullmetal alchemist!


 



 

 

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Head of Dealers  
Mars  (Diamonds)

They/Them

What’s your favourite crisps?

It’s 100% Wotsits.

Best KokoroCon ‘22 memory?

Seeing the crowded dealers hall on the first day, it finally felt real at that point, like we were actually making something. 

What’s your favourite cosplay you’ve done? If you haven’t cosplayed before then who would you cosplay in an ideal world?

It absolutely has to be Mollymauk, he was my biggest project, my first body paint character, and the one who connected me most with the cosplay community, (there may be more molly content coming soon if I can get my sewing room finished).

Who was your first anime waifu/husbando?

Kyoya Ootori from Ouran High School Host Club, that glasses glint apparently really did it for 15 year old me!

Would you rather have to kill a chicken every time you get in a car, or once a year have to fight a chimp to the death?

A chicken, that’s dinner sorted and there’s no way I’d win against the chimp! I’m a weak boy, uwu’.

Do you have a favourite condiment?

Mayo, it’s just so versatile!

Do you have any favourite pastimes? (Hobbies etc)

 I’m currently working my way through a row a day crochet blanket along with my little amigurumi mushroom and Baphomet friends.

If you were to break into a supermarket at night what would you steal?

Unfortunately I’m the least decisive person so I’d stand there for five minutes, wander round the aisles, grab a blueray and some switch games, a multipack of vegan magnums and be set for a good few nights in.

What flavour crisps would you use for a crisp sandwich?

Prawn cocktail but only in tuna mayo sandwiches, they add a good crunch and tang to it.

What’s your favourite thing to do at conventions? (Panels, dealers etc)

I’m a sucker for trawling the dealers halls, there’s always more room on my walls for prints or space in my journal for more stickers (special soft spot: washi tape).

Thanks Mars!



 

 



 

 

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Head of Operations!

Jake Shipley ( Jefferus )

They/Them

What anime are you currently watching?

Currently watching Spy x Family and slowly going through Jujutsu Kaisen, so two opposite ends of the spectrum there!

How do you feel about Mr Mime?

There’s better psychic types out there tbf.

Best KokoroCon ‘22 memory?

Hearing the crowd cheer during the opening ceremony and thinking “oh damn, we did it, Kokorocon is happening!”

You're at an open bar that serves every drink in existence, what do you order?

I spend at least 20 minutes completely paralyzed by indecision, then assuming I don’t have to pay I get myself a makers Mark and Ginger ale.

What old memes, like early 2000’s old, do you still find funny/find yourself referencing?

Oh shit waddup it’s dat boiiiiiiiii

Who are some of your favourite musical artists?

Oh god this is a shockingly hard question! Lately I’ve been really into a screamo artist called Banshee that I found on Tiktok, Creeper are my go to as well lately when I want something melodic, and Skynd are a really cool industrial metal act who do songs about true crime. Basically anything with guitars and cool vocals. But if you ask me this question in a month the answer will most likely be different! 

Do you like bionicle?

Heck yeah, I loved them as a kid!

Would you rather have to kill a chicken every time you get in a car, or once a year have to fight a chimp to the death?

So the actual answer is the chicken, but the idea of once a year having to do honourable combat with a chimp is very funny to me, like the idea of me working out every day just so I don’t get stabbed by a chimp at the end of the year.

Do you have a favourite condiment?

Love me some garlic mayo!

If you were to break into a supermarket at night what would you steal?

So am I going to get caught at any point? Because if there’s any risk of getting caught I guess I’ll grab some brownies and run. But if there’s no chance and it's like a big Tesco or something then you bet I’m grabbing a PS5 for the like, 3 games I want to play on it.


 

 



 

 

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Cosplay Co-ordinator & Social media assistant 

Chloe-Rose Grant ( CosmicChlo )

She/Her

What anime are you currently watching? 

Currently catching up with Demon Slayer and Vinland Saga. Like everyone else, I also fell in love with Spy X Family. Anime of the year for me!

 

Who are some of your favourite musical artists? 

Lin Manuel Miranda is a musical genius. I love a lot of his work, especially Hamilton. Bo Burnham, Lizzo and Lady Gaga are some of my most listened to artists recently. 

 

Who was your first anime waifu/husbando? 

Yoko Littner and probably L, ha. 

 

What's your favourite thing to do at conventions? 

Cosplaying with friends, going to cosplay meets and shoots. I also enjoy panels and browsing the Artist Alley for art and stickers.

 

How do you feel about Mr. Mime? 

He's definitely Ash's dad.

 

What's your guilty pleasure? 

Never feel guilty about something you enjoy! However, Riverdale is hot garbage that I just can't stop watching. Help. 

 

What's your favourite crisps? 

Hot N Spicy Niknaks are so goood

 

Do you have a favourite condiment? 

It depends what I'm having it with, but I do love some garlic mayo or burger sauce.

 

Do you have any favourite pastimes? 

I love music and I enjoy practising playing the piano and ukulele (when I can find the time!).

 

Best Kokoro '22 memory? 

Although I wasn't able to attend due to Covid, hearing and seeing all the positivity and love for the con over the weekend was really heartwarming. I was so proud of Alex and the amazing committee. I can’t wait to experience it for myself, roll on Kokoro 2!

Thanks for that Chloe :) 



 

 



 

 

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Secretary

Jem Angus ( Jemstone )

She/Her

What’s your favourite crisps?

It’s just got to be prawn cocktail Quavers.

Best KokoroCon ‘22 memory?

I have so many it’s hard to pick just one. I’ll go with this for the lolz, I brought one of my BJD’s with me and I placed her on the table before reg started. Scared the crap out of Kerry and Alex, and although I wasn’t allowed to have her out again afterward, it was worth it!

 

You're at an open bar that serves every drink in existence, what do you order?

It would be a fishbowl of Sex on the Beach, with the little umbrella.

What old memes, like early 2000’s old, do you still find funny/find yourself referencing?

I’ll go with the numa numa guy. 

What’s your favourite cosplay you’ve done? If you haven’t cosplayed before then who would you cosplay in an ideal world? 

My favourite is my Mew Ichigo, it lasted a while before it died a few years back. 

Who was your first anime waifu/husbando?

It was James from Team Rocket…and I mean this is when I was 12 or 13. 

Do you have a favourite condiment?

A classic, tomato ketchup.

Do you have any favourite pastimes? (Hobbies etc)

A hobby of mine is Ball-jointed dolls, I currently have 5 of them and they have many outfits! I’d wanted one for years and then I saw someone selling 1 for cheap on Fb during lockdown. It was the start of something beautiful.

If you were to break into a supermarket at night what would you steal?

Before I answer, I’m gonna announce that I would never steal as I want to keep my job! If the zombie apocalypse happens though, I’ll steal cat food so my kitty will be alright. 

What’s your favourite thing to do at conventions? (Panels, dealers etc)

I always love the rock and cheese parties. Love a good boogie to amazing tunes!



 

 



 

 

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Head of Gophers

Kerry ( Lass' )

What anime are you currently watching?

I’m not sure if you’d consider it as anime, but… I’m rewatching MLP. I don’t know why, but I feel happy when I watch it. I’m gonna go ahead and blame Jem for that. 

 

What’s your favourite crisps?

French Fries, because I can pretend to be a walrus…

 

How do you feel about Mr Mime?

He needs a restraining order against kids.. 

 

What old memes, like early 2000’s old, do you still find funny/find yourself referencing?

PedoBear… That bear just makes me laugh

 

Best WTF moment you’ve had regarding another committee member?

Meeting Mars, and standing beside them and suddenly feeling like I’m in a slender man game… But I love them. 

 

What’s your favourite cosplay you’ve done? If you haven’t cosplayed before then who would you cosplay in an ideal world?

Yuki Cross from Vampire Knight - Because I am short, and I don’t need to wear a wig. I aced that cosplay and I’d do it all over again, I just need a Zero and Kaname.

 

What’s your guilty pleasure? (PG rating)

When I get a rotisserie chicken from Morrisons, I just use my hands to eat it and I need to suck every piece of chicken off the bone… While my husband silently judges me from the lounge.

 

Who was your first anime waifu/husbando?

Alucard from Hellsing, and still will be, and Sebastian from Black butler on the side too.

 

If you were to break into a supermarket at night what would you steal?

I would break into Morrisons, and steal the rotisserie chicken and croissants. 

 

What’s your favourite thing to do at conventions? (Panels, dealers etc)

I love the dealers, I love to see everyones artwork and style, and of course get some manga and something different. If I see anything that's 90’s, I’ll buy it.

Thanks Kerry!



 

 



 

 

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Head of Registrations

Alexandra ( Padfoot )

  • What anime are you currently watching?

Spy x Family and Ya Boy Kongming! are the only ones from the more recent seasons. I’ve had a rewatch of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood on the backburner for the last few months though! 

  • How do you feel about Mr Mime?

I wouldn’t let him near my cat. 

  • Best KokoroCon ‘22 memory?

Too many! My first convention since the ~before~ times so it was just amazing to spend time with old and new pals and have some drinks and catch up. Sitting in the lobby playing daft drinking games with the same friends I’ve gone to cons with for over 10 years was definitely the highlight though. 

  • You're at an open bar that serves every drink in existence, what do you order?

A mimosa or a bottle of plum soju! 

  • What old memes, like early 2000’s old, do you still find funny/find yourself referencing?

This classics like notto dis shitto agen and Keikaku means Plan - which probably ages me immensely. 

  • Best WTF moment you’ve had regarding another committee member?

[REDACTED TO PROTECT CHAIRMAN] 

  • Who are some of your favourite musical artists?

Stan stray kids, (but also I really love musicals and pop music in general!).

  • Who was your first anime waifu/husbando?

Edward Elric or Tamaki Suoh - I am weak. 

  • Would you rather have to kill a chicken every time you get in a car, or once a year have to fight a chimp to the death?

Mildly terrified of birds so this is very easy for me…! Sorry ornithophiles!

  • Do you have a favourite condiment?

Kewpie mayo slaps.



 

 



 

 

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Head of Trad games

Joel (Terra_Phi)

What anime are you currently watching?

Ahhh we’re opening with a confession. I barely watch anime, I got taken to my first convention (AyaApocalypse) by friends who watched a lot of anime and very quickly got hooked on the atmosphere. I spent most of that first experience talking Magic and D&D to everyone. Weirdly no one noticed/minded!

 

What’s your favourite crisps?

I mean no one can resist a pringle, right? Sour cream? Paprika? That said a decent pack of cheese and onion kettle chips or a pack of McCoys.

 

How do you feel about Mr Mime?

You cannot be too harsh on the Pokemon who gave us the greatest scene from Detective Pikachu. Swallow your discomfort, there are far worse in the Pokedex. Yamask? Phantump? Quit judging Pokemon by their appearance… but burn your skin where it touches a Mr. Mime.

 

Best WTF moment you’ve had regarding another committee member?

So it turns out I literally live down the road from Alex! When I got taken on to run trad-games we arranged to meet up near my place. Both of us forgot to go.

 

What’s your favourite cosplay you’ve done? If you haven’t cosplayed before then who would you cosplay in an ideal world?

A skinnier Joel would embrace approaching baldness and cosplay as Krieg (Borderlands 2). I managed a passable Caleb Widogast (Critical Role) but I could do better if I put some actual work into it.

 

Who are some of your favourite musical artists?

Right now, Zeal and Ardor, Spiritbox, Stupendium, Dan Bull, Jinjer, Bridge City Sinners, Code Orange, Tallah, Queens of the Stoneage, Rivers of Nihil, SKYND, Heilung… I think that’s everything?

 

What’s your guilty pleasure? (PG rating)

If it’s PG, why feel guilty? The world is spinning off its hinges, madmen and monsters sit the seats of power and devour the future to slake their lusts! Eat the damn cookie!

 

Do you like bionicle?

Still got some around the house. Actually I think there’s a lot more of it in the loft!

 

Would you rather have to kill a chicken every time you get in a car, or once a year have to fight a chimp to the death?

Do I have to fight the chicken in the car, or does it have to be dead before I can get in? Does the chimp get spontaneously generated or am I pulling an actual chimp from somewhere to fight it? Can I eat the chicken afterwards?

 

What’s your favourite thing to do at conventions? (Panels, dealers etc)

I love panels, attending and hosting. To be fair I’m running the room where I spend most of my time. I love the social aspects, meeting new people, hanging out with random people, dragging them into games of something like Resistance or Bucket of Doom.

 



 

 

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