Erika Mariko Olsen was crowned Nisei Week Japanese Festival Queen in August 2011. She has represented Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, and the Japanese community of Southern California throughout SoCal, NorCal, Washington, Hawai’i, and Japan. She graduated cum laude from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB, majoring in Music Performance with a concentration in Voice. She often assists main exhibitors and celebrity guests at anime conventions, most recently acting as a Japanese Guest Liaison for Eir Aoi and Luna Haruna at Seattle’s Sakura-Con. In addition, she is a freelance singer and has had the honor of performing for the Emperor of Japan’s birthday, the Mayor of Nagoya, the Japanese Consulate General, Dodger Stadium, the Jonas Brothers, and many others. She has performed in Japan, Italy, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Germany. She hopes you will enjoy this first LB CBAF!
She will be presenting the awards for the Cosplay & Karaoke Competition at 6:00PM