Special Guests

Rayko

Rayko is a Tokyo born, Los Angeles based, vocalist, composer, and a multi- instrumentalist, who fronts a Symphonic Rock band, Lolita Dark (Instagram.com/LolitaDarkMusic)
Her life in music started at 4years old, as she composed her very first full length pop song about her mother. Her library now consists with 100’s of published and or ready to be published songs. The versatilities in her writing ranges from ABBA to ZAPPA.
Rayko’s music gallery: https://soundcloud.com/rayko-official
Growing up in Japanese pop culture Rayko was constantly influenced by different genres of music. Rayko’s sister was heavily into European and American Rock, Pop, and Classical music, and throughout her childhood their parents held monthly, in-home, Jazz concerts. Early on, Rayko realized music was her calling, and moved to US to pursuit her dream, by her early teens.
After picking up some modeling and acting jobs Rayko was able to make her very first US demo. She then walked up and down Melrose ave, and went to every college campus in LA and OC to promote her music, and to build her current fan base.
For several years Rayko took vocal lessons in Opera from Ron Anderson, and Metal from Brian Williams of MI. Rayko learned to use her voice as her main instrument, and she is one of the very few female vocalists who possesses the vocal technique of Pop, metal, death metal, opera, classical, jazz, and even cross over country. Rayko plays piano, guitar, and some drums, and is currently learning Koto and electric violin, to further expand herself as a musician.

In recent years Rayko became a strong advocate for suicide prevention. Rayko and her co- writer Frank Kilpatrick decided to team up with a Suicide Specialist Dr. Mark Goulston from UCLA, and suicide survivor Kevin Hines, to produce the multi award winning documentary video “Stay Alive” (now available on Amazon Prime Video).
Rayko is working hard to reach out to her beloved community of Anime and Gaming, to help save one despaired soul at a time.

Kevin Hines

Kevin Hines is a storyteller at heart, best-selling author, and multi award winning filmmaker. He has worked in suicide prevention, behavioral health, wellness, fitness, and mental well-being for 19 years. He attempted to die by his hands in the year 2000, by leaping off of the Golden Gate Bridge. Since his survival he’s dedicated his life to changing the lives of others. His message is one of hope, healing, recovery, and teaching the art of wellness. A former comic collector, Kevin wholeheartedly understands the importance of the heroes journey, how it has shaped pop culture, and most films across cinematic history.

A credit to Stan Lee for inspiring millions around the world to embody this journey calls life creating real life heroes across the globe – Excelsior!

 

Under the Black Flag

We are Under the Black Flag 🏴‍☠️ – a Combat Entertainment group who frequents Renaissance Faires, business events, private parties, and cons all over California! Welcome to our ship – the  Wilhelmina and our Roguish encampment where you may take pictures and learn some Piratical history!

If there is anything you would like to use or want to do for your pictures please ask us and we will try to accommodate if possible. Do not climb up anywhere on to the ship without permission as it is a prop and you could get hurt!

Updated: May 28, 2019