Joey Fatone


Best known from his days as a member of the multi-platinum recording group *NSYNC, Joey has gone on to carve out a career in movies, TV and entrepreneurial endeavors including Fat*One's Hot Dogs and Italian Ice and as Partner of Level Up Entertainment. Joey started attending conventions as a guest in 2015 and he just couldn't get enough, so he's here to Level Up.

Joanna Shirley

Managing Partner/CEO

The other half of Level Up Entertainment's Partners, Joanna has been working in this industry since 2011 as an agent for some of the top talent. Originally from Maryland, she grew up in Montana before relocating to Florida where she met Joey. She's got the drive and passion to pursue her dreams, along with the know-how and experience needed to Level Up. Joanna currently resides in Denver, CO.

Dakota Lawrence

VP, Head of Talent Acquisition

With over a decade of experience, Dakota has excelled as an agent in the industry, working with some of the best names in the business. Also a gifted Clairvoyant Medium, Dakota brings his unique talents to Level Up. Dakota is based in Shreveport, LA.

Wendy Powell

Anime Division Lead Agent

A voice actor and agent, Wendy can be heard in over 120 anime titles, including her iconic performance as Envy in Fullmetal Alchemist. Nearly two decades of experience as both convention booker and guest give her a unique, all-encompassing perspective of the industry— organizing appearances where conventions Level Up, talent Level Up, and everyone wins.

Ryan Scott


Ryan has been a part of the convention industry since 2008, organizing events ranging from charity fundraisers to documentary film screenings to convention after parties. With a wide area of expertise in planning events and networking, Ryan is willing and able to bring your convention to the next level.