Stephanie Panisello known for voicing Claire Redfield from Resident Evil 2 to appear at Sunshine City Scare 2023

Claire Redfield from Resident Evil 2 video game (aka voice actor Stephanie Panisello) will be at Sunshine City Scare 2023 as part of the convention’s video game horror genre. The talented voice actor portrays the incredibly popular zombie killer in the widely-known sequel to the first Resident Evil video game. 

She will be at the convention both days, including hosting a panel. Sunshine City Scare is a new breed of horror convention that features anime horror and video game horror as well as horror in movies and a very special guest. The inaugural event is May 13-14 in St. Petersburg, Florida at the Coliseum and surrounding areas.

learn more about panisello and Resident evil

Florida Comic Cons, a news site that covers conventions, recently posted a blog that shares more about Panisello’s work such as voicing Claire Redfield. In additon, the blog dives deeper into the franchise. Also the blog shares other characters Panisello voices.  Read the blog.

video game horror subgenre

In addition to Panisello, Sunshine City Scare spotlights video game horror with 2 additional big-name voice actors who have portrayed major characters in popular video games as well as films, animations, and anime based on the games. It’s all part of the event’s video game horror subgenre.

Jodelle Ferland: Bio Shock 2, Silent Hill

In addition to Panisello, the event features actor Jodelle Ferland who voices Little Sister in the game Bio Shock 2 and stars as Alessa in the film Silent Hill, which is based on the popular Silent Hill video game. Though, Ferland is most well-known for her live-action acting in huge horror and sci-fi movies and TV series such as Cabin in the Woods, Twilight: Eclipse, ParaNorman, Supernatural, and Dark Matter.

Jodelle Ferland featuring Little Sister, Bree, Alessa, Aggie, Patience, and Emily at Sunshine City Scare

Lyndsay Seidel: Dangonropa: The Animation

Also, voice actor Lyndsay Seidel voices Celestia Ludenburg from Dangonronpa: The Animation, which is based on the popular horror video game. Seidel is also known for voicing the character Pochita in Chainsaw Man and Eto from Tokyo Ghoul. Additional anime voice acting work includes shows like Nejire in My Hero Academia, and Nagisa in Assassination Classroom.

Lindsay Seidel featuring Pochita, Ruka, Celestia, Eto, and Gabi at Sunshine City Scare

anime horror subgenre

Sunshine City Scare also features an anime horror subgenre that is jam-packed with anime voice actors who portray major characters from the most popular shows such as Chainsaw Man, Demon Slayer, Tokyo Ghoul, Attack on Titan, Dangonropa: The Animation, Parasyte, and more.

Anime horror characters at Sunshine City Scare

4 voice actors who portray the following characters will be at Sunshine City Scare:

  • Denji from Chainsaw Man
  • Pochita from Chainsaw Man
  • Future Devil from Chainsaw Man
  • Enmu from Demon Slayer
  • Kuki Urie from Tokyo Ghoul:Re
  • Gabi Braun from Attack on Titan
  • Furlan Church from Attack on Titan: No Regrets
  • Jazz from Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun
  • Celestia Ludenburg from Dangonronpa: the Animation
  • Shinichi Izumi from Parasyte

Anime horror maid cafe

How will a cute and adorable maid cafe transform into scary and creepy? Miria Maid Cafe, Orlando’s only stand-along maid cafe, will add horror to everything they do at Sunshine City Scare from desserts and games to dancing and performances. And the group, which will be at the con both days, will also be performing on the main stage.

horror in movies & tv subgenre

Sunshine City Scare celebrates horror in movies & TV with 2 live-action actors who have played roles in major horror movies.

First is actor Jodelle Ferland who is most known for her portrayals of children in horror movies like Alessa in Silent Hill, Patience Buckner from Cabin in the Woods, Emily from Dark Matter, and Aggie from ParaNorman  (and some may remember her as the innocent child turned vampire Bree from Twilight).

Second is Casper Van Dien who is widely known for his roles is cult classics like Tim Burton’s horror flick Sleepy Hollow and the sci-fi/action/horror movie Starship Troopers as well as several vampire movies including Modern Vampires and Vampire 3000. 

and a very special guest

Monster High creator Garrett Sander is making his first convention trip to Florida at Sunshine City Scare 2023! And in a huge announcement, Sander will be signing Monster High dolls FOR FREE at Sunshine City Scare both days. Attendees can bring their own Monster High dolls, or purchase the dolls from a choice of several vendors that will be stocked up. 

Contests and programming

This first-of-its-kind horror con will also feature five contests with a total of $1,500 in cash prizes. There will be two cosplay contests (Craftsmanship on Saturday and Runway on Sunday), as well as a lip sync contest, a fan art competition, and a Tiktok film festival. In all, Sunshine City Scare will feature more than 25 hours of panels and programming.


Sunshine City Scare 2023 is sponsored by Florida Comic Cons, a news site that covers comic, anime, sci-fi, horror, and pop culture conventions; and Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine, a free monthly magazine that spotlights cosplay throughout the state from features and interviews to photos from recent conventions; and Anime St. Pete, which is on Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the historic Coliseum in beautiful St. Petersburg.

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