About Samurai Dan

Modern Samurai and Horror Author

My Story

Dan Coglan, A.K.A. “Samurai Dan” and his wife, Jillian are the acknowledged masters of marital… er, martial mayhem.  This dynamic duo travels the civilized portions of the U.S., bringing their unique show to curious and horrified audiences alike.

In addition to their high-energy, mostly safe stage shows (where razor sharp blades and barbs fly),  the couple teaches historical and hysterical panels on the way of the warrior.  Offering a wide range of lectures and interactive workshops, Dan and his lethal love Jillian are guaranteed to provide con attendees fun and fulfillment.

Due to a supreme lack of filter, Dan also performs standup comedy, and lives to embarrass his wife onstage, in a censored and uncensored settings.

A storyteller at heart, Dan is releasing his first book in his Deathstalker Chronicle Series-  Invasion of the Undead.


New Release

Invasion of the Undead 

Book one of the Deathstalker Chronicles

Available At All Books Are Sold



Dan is recognized at Anime Cons across the country for his shows, humor, and classes. 

Rabid Fans

Sliced Bamboo Mats

Bad Jokes

Times Jill Got Her Revenge


His wit is as sharp as his sword

– Anonymous

Meet Samurai Dan

Dates forthcoming. Because of Covid-19 many conventions are either cancelling or waiting to determine whether or not they will open this year. As dates open up, this will be updated. 


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