Two Guest Announcements

Some guests for 2021 have been announced: Jennifer Cihi and Stefanie DeLeo!

Jennifer Cihi

Jennifer Cihi has been performing since she was a young girl in San Francisco, California. Before reaching her teen years, she landed the role of Pepper in the Broadway National Tour of Annie. After establishing herself as a Broadway performer, she moved to Los Angeles, where she honed her skills as a professional singer. Without skipping a beat, Jennifer made the transition from stage to screen playing the lead singer on Nickelodeon’s hit TV show Roundhouse. Her most notable job was landing the role as the singing voice of the iconic anime character, Sailor Moon. She also sang for City Hunter and Princess Mononoke. If none of that rings a bell, she is also the voice behind the Hot Pockets commercials. Jennifer is currently living in Nashville, where she continues to sing professionally.

Stefanie DeLeo

PLAYWRIGHT – NOVELIST Stefanie DeLeo is a produced and published playwright and novelist. She has a Masters Degree from New York University in Educational Theatre and is currently teaching twelfth grade English. When not in the classroom or behind a computer screen writing, she can be seen on stage starring in local theatre productions. A New York native, Stefanie has enjoyed traveling the world to gain inspiration for her written works. She lived and worked in South Africa for two and a half years with the Peace Corps, where she taught English and Drama and created several intercultural theatre programs at a multiracial school. Stefanie loves to tackle difficult issues hoping to foster social dialogue. Her novel Cry My Safari addresses issues of race, class and identity set in New York and Nairobi, Kenya, while her published play tackles autism and the idea that art can serve as a means of communication. She also loves to entertain, and has recently written a lighthearted comedy, Answer the Question, Iris, which has been performed all over the United States. Stefanie recently left the Big Apple in exchange for Nashville, where she continues to teach, act and write.

Banzaicon 2021 room block is now available

Just as a reminder, Banzaicon 2021 will be located at:

DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia

2100 Bush River Rd

Columbia, SC 29210

Book your room now

You can book using the above link, or call 803-744-0140 and mention your with Banzaicon (our booking code is BAN).

2 Queen bed room: $134 per night plus tax. This rate is for single and double occupancy. Additional people(max 4) are $10 each per night.

This room rate expires on September 7th, 2021.