Guests

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Featured Guests

Alan Oppenheimer

Alan Oppenheimer

He is recognized as the voice of many characters, often for Filmation in the 1970s and 1980s, such as Mighty Mouse, Ming the Merciless on Flash Gordon, the Overlord on BlackStar, and Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from Filmation's 1980s cartoon He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Other notable voice roles include Thundarr the Barbarian, Vanity on The Smurfs, Rhinokey and Crock from The Wuzzles and Falkor, Gmork, Rockbiter, and the Narrator from 1984's The NeverEnding Story. In the early 1990s, Oppenheimer was the voice of Merlin in The Legend of Prince Valiant. He also performed various supporting roles in various incarnations of Scooby- Doo. He took over the voice of Roger Smith's butler Norman Burg in the second season of The Big O. Oppenheimer also worked on The Transformers, most notably as two contrasting characters, the pacifist Beachcomber and the bellicose Warpath.. He was the voice of Alistair Crane on the soap opera Passions Oppenheimer recently provided the voice of the Scientist for the 2009 film 9.

Oppenheimer's repertoire also includes video games, voicing Dr. Piotr Ivanovich in Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix, Prometheus in God of War II and Jandor the Airship Captain in Nox. In Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, he spoke the part of Harold, an ancient mutated survivor of nuclear holocaust who has appeared in four of the Fallout series games.

Oppenheimer was Dr. Rudy Wells in the Six Million Dollar Man, and on Broadway co- starred in the musical SUNSET BOULEVARD as Cecil B. DeMille.

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Diedrich Bader

Diedrich Bader

Diedrich Bader was born in Alexandria, Virginia, but moved to Paris, France, with his family at age two. While in the "City of Light" he developed an appreciation for movie legends like Fred Astaire and Charles Chaplin. So, when a fragile "Chaplin" movie reel burned in the theater's projector, four-year-old Bader hopped on stage and entertained the crowd with an imitation of the "Little Tramp." The standing ovation he received set the course for the rest of his life--he knew he wanted to perform.!


He returned to the United States for high school and attended North Carolina School of the Arts. During spring break he was discovered by a casting director in Santa Fe, New Mexico. That meeting led to an audition for a small role in a TV pilot. Bader landed a starring role instead. Although the pilot wasn't picked up, Bader moved to Los Angeles and began auditioning for other roles. He landed guest spots on several series, including Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), Cheers (1982) and Quantum Leap (1989). Filmmaker Penelope Spheeris liked his tongue-in-cheek delivery when he read for her action-adventure spoof series, Danger Theatre (1993). She hired him in that role and for the feature film The Beverly Hillbillies (1993), which she directed. Bader played the dual roles of twins Jethro and Jethrine Beaudine. He also filmed the political thriller The Assassination File (1996) for the Encore Entertainment Group. Bader was excited to work on the project, as it allowed him to be shot in the head -- a first for the actor. Bader's father, William, was Chief of Staff for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and is president of the Eurasia Foundation on Capitol Hill. His mother, Gretta,
is a sculptor whose portrait of the late Sen. J. William Fulbright sits in the National Gallery in Washington, DC. Bader's wife is actress Dulcy Rogers; they reside in Los Angeles, CA.

Janet Varney

Janet Varney

Janet Varney is a comedian, actor, writer and producer. In the animation world, she is lucky enough to be the voice of Korra on Nickelodeon's hit series The Legend of Korra. She also spent seven wonderful years hosting TBS's "Dinner and a Movie,” recurred on HBO's Entourage, was a series regular on the beloved E! and Yahoo series Burning Love seasons 1 and 3, and has made guest appearances in hit shows including How I Met Your Mother, Key and Peele, Psych, Bones, on the panel of Chelsea Lately, as a regular co-host on HuffPost Live, and has appeared in films such as Still Waiting, Drillbit Taylor and Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. Janet is the host of the popular Nerdist podcast The JV Club and the co-founder, creative director and producer of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, now in its 14th year.

Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale

Dark and determined Commander Shepard from Mass Effect 1 and 2, ever hopeful and shining Cinderella, psychotic Princess Morebucks and sunny Ms Keane from The Powerpuff Girls, sleek and sexy Naomi Hunter from the Metal Gear Series, superspy Sam and superspoiled Mandy from ‘Totally Spies’, and super fighter Aayla Secura from Star Wars Clone Wars all have one thing in common.

Their spirits and their voices spring from the heart of Jennifer Hale.

Jennifer has brought to life a wild range of characters from a disgruntled 12 year old boy, to a timeless heroic princess, a quirky ancient alien, a ridiculously perky tour guide, a rock star, a shy four year old and a sizzling super-bad girl. At the top of her field in animation, commercials, and promos, Jennifer is responsible for these and many more memorable characters as well as lending her signature voice to many products and programs familiar to all of us.

A singer as well as an actress, Jennifer is currently working on her first solo CD.  When she’s not acting or singing, she’s hanging out with her friends and family, riding horses, rock climbing or volunteering.

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

Voted “Most Likely To Be Someone Else” by his high school classmates, Maurice LaMarche has been doing character voices and impressions since his childhood. He started actually getting paid for it at the tender age of 19, when he began performing standup comedy at Toronto’s "Yuk Yuk’s" comedy club, launching his career at the same time as longtime friends Howie Mandel and Jim Carrey. After moving to Los Angeles in 1980, Maurice began a ten-year stint in standup touring as the opening act for such performers as Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin, Kool & The Gang, and The Temptations/The Four Tops Tour. In 1985, Maurice began a second career in the wonderful world of animation voiceovers, finding himself cast as "Chief Quimby" in "Inspector Gadget", and "Egon Spengler" in "The Real Ghostbusters" in rapid succession. The work has kept coming ever since; he has performed on over one hundred animated series, and has been Emmy-nominated three times (once in Daytime, twice in Primetime) for his voice acting: First, in 1990, for the primetime politically satirical puppet show “D.C. Follies”, starring Fred Willard; then again in 1999 for playing "The Brain" in "Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky & The Brain" (he won ASIFA- Hollywood’s Annie Award later that year for playing the megalomaniacal mouse), and his past year, he was again nominated, and this time, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in Matt Groening’s "Futurama", where he plays more than seventy regular, frequently-recurring, and one-off characters, including "Morbo The Newscaster", "Calculon", "The Donbot", "Clamps", "Hedonismbot", and, Zapp Brannigan’s long-suffering First Officer, "Kif Kroker".

Maurice is also often heard in the commercial world as the voice of Toucan Sam (spokesbird of Kellogg’s Froot Loops cereal, a part he’s played since 1987), and he is especially proud to have been chosen, beginning in the summer of 2009, to be the current signature Voice of Lexus.

Noah Hathaway

Noah Hathaway

On November 13, 1971, Noah Leslie Hathaway was born in Los Angeles, USA, son of Robert and Judy, and brother of Aubri.


His father Robert was an actor and a music editor, so it was no surprise that Noah's life in front of the camera started when he was only 3 years old, playing in some commercials. He attended school at Lycee Francais de Los Angeles and was a Junior Lifeguard.


Noah Hathaway's acting breakthrough came in 1978, in the cult sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica, where he played the role of Boxey; stepson of leading man Apollo (Richard Hatch) after the death of his mother Serina (Jane Seymour). He shared screen time with legends like grand old Lorne Greene (who had played the leading part of Ben Cartwright in Bonanza for over a decade) and Dirk Benedict (who later became well known as Face in the A-Team). The series, created by Glen Larson, was groundbreaking at the time; the largest budget ever for a TV-series and had some of ILM's best special effects people onboard, like John Dykstra. Noah was nominated for the 1st Young Artists Awards for his role in the series. Although the series was cancelled after only one season, it even now still has a large fanbase.


Noah Hathaway further played some parts in sitcoms and small productions like Eight Is Enough (1977), CHiPs (1977), America 2-Night (1978), Mork & Mindy (two episodes, in 1978 and 1980), Simon & Simon (1981) and Family Ties (1982).


Big names Noah Hathaway worked with during this stage of his career include Bruce Boxleitner (The Last Convertible; 1979) and Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas (It's My Turn; 1980). Unfortunately, both movies weren't big successes. When he was ten years old he was cast in the movie Separate Ways (1981) and two years later came another space movie The Quest.


Noah Hathaway's career got a new impulse with the 1984 movie The NeverEnding Story, directed by Hollywood-director Wolfgang Petersen (Das Boot, Air Force One, Troy). Based on the much heralded book by German writer Michael Ende, Noah was cast to play the leading role of young hero Atreju, who is given the task to save the world of Fantasia. The movie never lost its appeal to both young and old viewers and remains a cult-favorite. It was at that time a big-budget production, yet it was filmed at the Bavaria Studios in Munich, Germany. For this movie, Noah Hathaway did many of the stunts himself, one of them accidentally almost cost him his life! He was nominated for the 6th Young Artists Awards for his role in this movie and won the award for Best Younger Actor in the 12th Annual Saturn Awards in 1984.


Next up was Troll (1986), in which he played the role of ironically...Harry Potter jr. He wasn't the well known wizard, only a namesake who had to stop a...Troll. This movie also starred Anne Lockhart, who was his co-star in Battlestar Galactica, as she played the role of Lt. Sheba.


Noah Hathaway taught advanced jazz and street dance in his late teens until an injury forced him to quit at 18. He then studied Muay Thai Kickboxing and fought as an amateur. It became quiet around Noah as an actor after his injury, although he starred in the movie To Die, To Sleep (1994) which was filmed in 1992. He did work as a Production Coordinator on several movies during this period in his life.


Prior to moving back to LA in 1998, Noah Hathaway lived in New York for two and a half years. In his spare time, he tried to get out to the track at Willow Springs, California, to race in Super Sport motorcycle racing. He has tended bar at several LA clubs and sometimes worked in real estate, which he studied in college, as a mortgage loan officer. He holds black belts in Tang Su Do and Shotokan, and has learned American Kempo from Dr. Jerry Erickson, and he also helps him teach a close-quarter combat-training course for flight attendants and pilots for the airlines.


Nowadays, Noah Hathaway mainly keeps himself busy with designing (and riding) customized motorcycles (aka choppers), something that has been a passion ever since his childhood. He's still learning and taking courses (in for example welding) to perfect his skills. His dream is setting up a shop one day in which he can sell and work on his self built choppers.


Recently he also took up acting classes again. Although his back still aches, he feels fit enough to start. He's coached by the highly praised Ivana Chubbuck, who has launched some of the most successful careers in Hollywood, like Halle Berry and tries to get himself in gear for Pilot season 2006.
Noah Hathaway is married to Sameerah and a father to two boys, named Trey and Jared.

 

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Richard Horvitz

Richard Horvitz

Fans of animation will recognize Richard Horvitz as the voice of many iconic characters, including INVADER ZIM, Billy from THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY AND MANDY, Daggett from THE ANGRY BEAVERS and Alpha 5 from the original MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS. In addition to Richard’s animation work, gamers will recognize him from his many video game roles in such classics as PSYCHONAUTS (RAZ), RATCHET AND CLANK series (Zoni, Pollyx ,Zurgo) DESTROY ALL HUMANS (Orthopox) and SKYLANDERS(Kaos) to name a few. Richard began his acting career on camera and many may recall his role as Alan Eakian in Paramount Pictures 1980’s cult classic SUMMER SCHOOL. http://www.richardhorvitz.com

Rikki Simons

Rikki Simons

Rikki Simons is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is most famous for being the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM. As an artist and writer he is known for science fantasy books novels such as Hitherto a Lion, Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat, Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, and the multi volume ShutterBox fantasy series, which he co-created with his wife, Tavisha-Wolfgarth- Simons. He is also been a background painter in animation, most noted for his color design on Invader ZIM. You can find his books for sale at http://www.tavicat.com and read his blog at http://www.rhumbaghost.com

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen

The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those committed to their craft that combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed. Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break apart from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best. “I’m getting paid to do what got me in trouble in the 7th grade,” jests Rob Paulsen, who is one of the most popular voices in animation and won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and the Brain (WB). Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to the most formidable competition ever – fellow nominees Louis Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dom DeLuise, and Jeffrey Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty five years of full time employment in this business,” he admits. Interestingly, in those twenty five years, Rob now has the unique opportunity to have gone full circle with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series; having voiced Raphael in the original show, he is now voicing Donatello in Nickelodeon’s much anticipated TMNT.

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Rob “loved cartoons like most kids ”and aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, I learned pretty quickly that I had neither the talent, temperament nor dental insurance to pursue a career as a pro hockey player”. Ironically, acting was something to “fall back on” and Rob has voiced beloved characters in several iconic animated series: Yakko Warner in Animaniacs and Carl Wheezer in Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, but may be best known to animation fans the world over as the voice of the boisterous and energetic laboratory mouse Pinky in two hit series Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and The Brain and Pinky, Elmyra, and The Brain for Warner Brothers. “It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a gangling mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides… where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!’, ‘Narf!’, ‘Poit!’, ‘Splonk!’, and ‘Zort!’ are allowed?”

With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Dr. Scratch‘N’Sniff and Pinky in the Peabody and the two-time Emmy award-winning series, Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs also for Warner Brothers. Currently, he can be heard as Peck in Back at the Barnyard, Birdbrain in T.U.F.F. Puppy, Jack Fenton in Danny Phantom and various characters, including Mark Chang in Fairly Odd Parents, all on Nickelodeon, as well as a number of Disney projects including The Little Mermaid III; Ariel’s Beginning, Jacques and the Grand Duke in Cinderella and the role of Bobble in the Tinkerbell DVD series. For young fans of Play House Disney, Rob provides the voices of Al in Can you teach my Alligator Manners? and Ze Fronk in Tasty Time with Ze Fronk and Toodles in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlock. His television acting credits include guest starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 of them including the voice of Mr. Opportunity on behalf of Honda automobiles from 2004 thru 2010. Rob is also the host of a successful podcast, Talkin' Toons, available at http://www.robpaulsenlive.com and iTunes.

Realizing how fortunate he is and passionate about giving back, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly Operation Smile, The Wounded Warriors Project and cancer and Muscular Dystrophy research.

A certified “gearhead”, Rob is also passionate about sports cars and motorcycles in addition to being an avid golfer. He also still laces up the ole skates every now and then to scratch that hockey itch. Rob spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, son Ash and two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.

Walter Jones

Walter Jones

Walter E Jones was raised on the west side of Detroit, Michigan. Growing up in a low-income, single parent home was just one of the many obstacles that Walter would beat. Provided with love and strong family values, Walter over came the drugs and violence of the neighborhood; has defied all odds of an oppressed environment and developed a talented and successful presence in the entertainment industry. He is truly a compassionate person and it’s easy to see and feel his enormous zest for life. With a vibrant grin Walter says "I love to make people smile. When they smile I smile".

Walter was recently made an Honorary Ibo Chief by His Majesty Igwe P.N. Anugwu, JP,OFR Ezeukwu Mbaukwu in Nigeria. He was given the Ibo name Ugomba, which means "The National Eagle". Walter is also part of "The Motherland Group". This African American company is in the process of creating a historical resort development in the city of Badagary, Nigeria. Walter has spent the last three years building international relations in the continent of Africa and hopes to help bring fresh water to villages that need it.

Walter’s training has developed him into a “triple-threat”. He has proven himself successful as an actor, dancer and singer. Walter is internationally known for his creation of the character Zach The Black Ranger from the Children’s Action Adventure Phenomenon “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers". He has been featured as a series regular or guest star in over 150 episodes of various shows and has been featured in 7 films. Some of his credits include: The Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning police drama “The Shield” , the top-rated series drama “CSI”, the long running comedy hit “Moesha, and the upcoming action feature “Speed Demons”. Walter works regularly as a voice actor lending his voice to radio television and film and video games. Walter’s recent voice over acting jobs includes work on Step up 4, Death Race 3 and “GI Joe 2”.

Walter’s dance credits prove to be equally as impressive. He has been trained in Salsa, Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, and Tap. Walter has worked as a teacher and a choreographer and has shared his love for dance both in the United States and abroad. He was chosen as one of fifty dancers to represent the United States in the 1992 Olympic Closing Ceremonies in Barcelona, and has traveled much of the world as a dancer and singer for Princess Cruise lines.


In the Salsa World, Walter made his presence known as he captured the title of the 2004 Mayan World Champion. He has been a salsa instructor in some of the most prestigious salsa clubs in Los Angeles including the world famous Conga Room, The Mayan, the Rumba Room, Stevens Steak house, and the popular Mama Juana’s. He can be seen showcasing his talents on ESPN’S First Annual World Salsa Competition. Walter’s belief is “To teach someone to dance is to give them a gift that last a lifetime”. Walter has shared this gift with some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities. Some of the Celebrities include: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Van Diesel, Jada Pinkett Smith, Eric LaSalle, Sheila E, Mario Van Peebles, Cedric the Entertainer, Gabrielle Union, Jacob Vargas and Essence Atkins. Walter is developing his own Celebrity line of Salsa and Stepping Shoes and is also developing a traveling dance show for television.

Walter resides in Los Angeles, California and spends his free time salsa dancing, camping, scuba diving, snowboarding, and traveling. Walter Emanuel Jones is the new generation of entertainer, teacher, and action adventurer.

"Appearance Courtesy of Galactic Productions"

Beat Down Boogie

Beat Down Boogie

Beat Down Boogie is best known for their popular web series Mario Warfare.  It's a military action parody of the Mario Brothers universe.   BDB's other popular series is Modern War Gear Solid, a parody teaming up Snake from the Metal Gear Solid franchise and Ghost from the COD: Modern Warfare games.  They are an odd couple who bicker and argue on their way to stopping a dangerous mech-piloting villain.  Besides action comedy videos, BDB is known for their convention coverage.  Their convention videos focus not just on the art and creativity of costumes, but capture the unique vibe of each convention with beautiful cinematography and groovy music.  Currently Beat Down Boogie's YouTube channel has over 40 million views and 275,000 subscribers.

Brennan Taylor

Brennan Taylor

Brennan Taylor is a game designer and writer living in rural New Jersey. He has written several role-playing games, including Mortal Coil, How We Came to Live Here, and Bulldogs! He has edited several other role-playing and fiction products, including Kingdom of Nothing, Blood Red Sands, and Redwings' Gambit. He is the co-founder and owner of Galileo Games, a small publisher of role-playing games and sci-fi and fantasy fiction. He is also one of the original founders of Indie Press Revolution, an online store created to help self-publishers sell role-playing games. He lives with his wife and two teen children, and can be found haunting East Coast game conventions.

Denise Grover Swank

Denise Grover Swank

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank is the author of the Chosen and the Curse Keepers series (urban fantasy), On the Otherside series (YA sci fi), and the Rose Gardner Mystery series.  Denise has published sixteen books and multiple short stories, most of which are indie published. She has sold over 650,000 copies.
Denise was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period. Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in own her mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.) Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks. She has six children and hasn't lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.

Doug Walker (That Guy With The Glasses)

Doug Walker (That Guy With The Glasses)

Doug Walker, from ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com is best known for his character The Nostalgia Critic, who reviews bad movies and TV shows from childhood. He also plays the roles of That Guy with the Glasses, who answers the weirdest questions fans can come up with, Chester A. Bum, the hyper active bum who loves every movie ever made, and Dominic, a bar tender who has talked with the video game world's biggest stars. He's also noted for having a long standing "rivalry" with The Angry Video Game Nerd.  His online shows average one to two hundred thousand viewers a week. His fans include the late Roger Ebert, Mike Nelson, Mara Wilson, Dante Basco, Paul Dini, Greg Sestero, and the creators of Animaniacs. He's appeared on PBS, Entrepreneur Magazine, New York Times, 20/20, Rifftrax, and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year at the 4th Annual Mashable Awards in 2010.  His image even appeared in the anime Zettai Karen Children.  He's more than a God, but less than a man…or is it the other way around?  Either way, he’s here to entertain!  He is also joined by his co-writer, co-actor, and co-brother, Rob.  Rob has appeared along side Doug in the shows Sibling Rivalry, Nostalgia Critic, and several Vlogs about Avata, Korra, and Adventure Time.  They are ready to meet, greet, and eat (seriously we love donuts, bring us donuts...NICE ones).

Ellen McLain

Ellen McLain

Ellen McLain is an opera singer and voice actress from Nashville, Tennessee, USA. She provides voices for many characters in several video games from Valve. Among them are GLaDOS, the artificial intelligence antagonist in Portal (for which she won an AIAS Interactive Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance) and Portal 2, the announcer in Team Fortress 2, and the voice of the Combine overwatch for the Half-Life 2 series.

Ellen McLain is the only person to have her voice in all the games in the Orange Box.
McLain sang the ending credits song to Portal, “Still Alive” and Portal 2, “Want You Gone”, both written by Jonathan Coulton. She also sang the opera-style turret song featured at the end of Portal 2, referred to by fans as the Turret Opera.

Ellenis married to John Patrick Lowrie, a fellow voice actor, who also worked on the video games Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress 2. In Half-Life 2, her husband voiced a citizen who assists the protagonist. In Team Fortress 2, Lowrie plays the Sniper. John is also a science fiction author.

Garth Graham & Michael “Mookie” Terracciano (Starpower)

Garth Graham & Michael “Mookie” Terracciano (Starpower)

Michael Terracciano and Garth Graham spent years working on the fantasy webcomics "Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire" and "Finder's Keepers" respectively. Having finished their previous projects, they teamed up to start the sci-fi superhero space adventure, "STAR POWER!" It tells the story of the last of the Star Powered Sentinels as she protects and explores a galaxy that is far more dangerous, and more wondrous, than she ever imagined. Michael and Garth hope to make superheroes fun again, and to create a world you want to escape to, not from. Follow their interstellar quest at starpowercomic.com!

John Patrick Lowrie

John Patrick Lowrie

John Patrick Lowrie was born in 1952 in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Boulder, Colorado. At 16 he left home to make his way as a singer/guitarist/flautist/trombonist in a rock ‘n’ roll band, sleeping in parks and communes and getting to know several hippies. Surviving the draft, he graduated with highest distinction from the Indiana University School of Music and for a few years managed to make a living as a composer and guitarist in his acoustic fusion duo The Kiethe Lowrie Duet, garnering critical acclaim and opening for people who were much more famous than he was. He then decided to become an actor because the pay was better and the work was steadier. To this day he remains the only person he knows of who has done this. He met Ellen McLain, his wife of twenty-four years, in Arnhem, Holland on a European tour of a Broadway show and started his acting career in Palermo, Italy telling jokes to an opera house full of Sicilians who didn’t speak English. Success continues to dog his heels like an angry Pekinese.

John and his wife now reside in Seattle, where they divide their professional time between acting in live theater and voice acting for computer games and radio dramas.

Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson has been a game designer in the tabletop industry for 15 years, getting his start working on the 7th Sea and Spycraft RPGs for Alderac Entertainment Group. He is best known, however, for his board game design work at Fantasy Flight Games, having designed Descent: Journeys in the Dark, Arkham Horror (with Richard Launius), Android, Sid Meier's Civilization: the Board Game, and many others. In October 2012, Kevin left Fantasy Flight Games to pursue a freelance career, and should soon have a number of new games appearing on game store shelves.

Krista White

Krista White

Krista White is the co-founder of Galileo Games, Inc., publisher of tabletop RPGs including the critically acclaimed, "How We Came to Live Here" and "Bulldogs!" In 2010, her game about epic rock battles to save the universe, "Cosmic Journey," was a Game Chef finalist. She has been a speaker on convention panels about gaming and mythology and women in the game community. She invented KristaCon to foster the ability to play longer story lines with epic themes and more intense character interaction in a convention setting. She has been playing tabletop roleplaying games for more than 23 years.

In her secret identity, Krista is a digital librarian whose work focuses on digitization standards, metadata and the creation of controlled vocabularies, taxonomies and ontologies. She has been a huge Spider Woman fan since the character first appeared on the comic book racks in 1978. She enjoys a wide variety of fandoms, including the Dresden Files, Firefly, J.R.R. Tolkien, and cheesey supernatural television shows of all stripes.

Biography photo by J.R. Blackwell

LittleKuriboh (Martin Billany)

LittleKuriboh (Martin Billany)

Martin has been making internet based parody videos since 2006. His most popular works to date are Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged, the original abridged series, and Naruto The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show.

Since then he's recently been making strides into the professional voice-over world, having been cast in such projects as Heroes of Newerth and K-On: The Movie, with more projects on the horizon.

Originally from England, Martin has wormed his way into the Los Angeles acting scene and (despite the beard) is remarkably approachable. Just don't ask him where his new episode is.

Marble Hornets

Marble Hornets

Marble Hornets (youtube.com/MarbleHornets) was created by Troy Wagner and Joseph DeLage during the particularly boring summer of 2009. Based on an idea spawned on the SomethingAwful.com forums, the series has overcome a near complete lack of budget through the use of a first person narrative that helps create an atmosphere that portrays a sense of fear from both the seen and unseen. This limited perspective and cryptic responses from the ever-present “totheark” has helped provoke discussion on many message boards across the internet and helped to boost what started as a pastime into a channel boasting over 360,000 total subscribers and over 70 million total upload views with minimal self-promotion. With this overwhelming show of support from its fans, the series now has its first two seasons available on DVD. The series was also an official honoree at the 15th annual Webby Awards in 2011.
Troy acts as co-creator, director, and editor of Marble Hornets, as well as playing Jay, the “narrator” of the series. He has also been working for multiple production companies on various commercial and narrative film projects in the Birmingham, AL area since 2005. In December of 2011, Troy graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Production and a minor in Theatre.

Joseph, in stark contrast with Troy, had absolutely no experience in film in any shape, way, or form prior to his involvement in Marble Hornets. In addition to being a co-creator of the series, Joseph also plays Alex, whose tapes first captured images of The Operator. While he started out as a trumpet performance major at the University of Alabama, he has since switched to a media production major.

After meeting Troy Wagner through a mutual friend in late 2008 and bonding over a mutual love of offbeat humor and Monkey Island adventure games, Tim Sutton eventually became Troy’s “Hey, do you want to be in my videos?” guy. Having become a fan favorite, Timothy has been promoted from just a pretty face to a full-fledged writer for the series. He recently graduated from the University of Alabama as a film production major .

If you enjoy their work on Marble Hornets, perhaps you would enjoy something completely different. Between seasons and sometimes when they just feel like it, Troy, Joseph, and Tim will make a silly video and post it on their alternate channel, troyhasacamera on YouTube.

A Marble Hornets feature film is heading to the big screen in 2014.

Oscar Rios

Oscar Rios

Oscar Rios is an author, editor, and publisher of horror fiction and role playing scenarios for the Call of Cthulhu RPG. Since 2002, he has written over sixty-five Call of Cthulhu scenarios. He’s written extensively for Chaosium and Miskatonic River Press, with scenarios in Atomic Age Cthulhu, New Tales of the Miskatonic Valley, More Adventures in Arkham Country, the updated version of Horror on the Orient Express, and the soon to be released Ripples from Carcosa. His work has appeared in The Unspeakable Oath and World of Cthulhu magazine. Oscar is the author of The Legacy of Arrius Lurco, a campaign for Cthulhu Invictus. He has several published fiction short stories in Cthulhu’s Dark Cults, Horror for the Holidays, and Undead and Unbound. In 2013, Oscar founded Golden Goblin Press, a Chaosium licensee, and produced its first book Island of Ignorance—The Third Cthulhu Companion, which won the Diehard GameFAN 2013 Tabletop Gaming Award for Best Adventure (Collection or Campaign) and was nominated for a Golden Geek Award. Golden Goblin Press’s next project, Tales of the Crescent City—Adventures in Jazz Era New Orleans, is scheduled to be released in the summer 2014. At his core, Oscar remains an avid gamer, running and playing Call of Cthulhu whenever possible.
 

Phil Kahn (Guilded Age)

Phil Kahn (Guilded Age)

A longtime professional neckbeard, Phil Kahn has spent a few years writing for various webcomic, webcomic criticism, and webcomic enthusiast sites, and is now trying to take his accumulated knowledge and put it all to use on Guilded Age. While building a daytime career as an IT guy and galaxy saver, he also spends a great deal of time practicing silly voices/faces in front of a mirror for the inevitable day where the only thing that can save the whole of humanity from certain doom is his impression of Henchman #24. He was also totally that gnome lock who just won’t DIE ALREADY. He is also utterly and undeniably obsessed with X-men's Cyclops.

Pixie Trix Comix

Pixie Trix Comix

Pixie Trix Comix have been publishing webcomics since 2008. The studio came to be after creators Gisele Lagace and David Lumsdon needed to brand their properties under one umbrella. Their current webcomic line-up is: Menage a 3, Eerie Cuties, Magick Chicks, Dangerously Chloe, Sandra On the Rocks and Sticky Dilly Buns. Gisele Lagace also freelances for Archie Comics as penciller, and was behind other popular webcomics, such as Cool Cat Studio and Penny & Aggie.

Rob Balder (Erfworld)

Rob Balder (Erfworld)

Rob Balder is a professional webcomic creator who has also ventured into game design, comedy music, publishing and new media business development.

Most of his time is consumed writing and producing Erfworld, an epic fantasy/comedy comic about an obsessive strategy gamer who is summoned to fight a real war. Erfworld was co-created in 2006 with illustrator Jamie Noguchi, and continues now with the talents of illustrator Xin Ye.  Time magazine named Erfworld one of its top ten graphic novels of 2007, and Wired.com called it “Geekiest Comic Ever.”  The first physical book of the series, "Erfworld: the Battle for Gobwin Knob," was published in February of 2011. To date, Erfworld has held three successful Kickstarter projects for creative endeavors related to the comic, raising a combined $143,000.

Sister Claire

Sister Claire

Yamino is a self-published, freelance artist graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design, majoring in Sequential Art. In 2012 she earned a Master's degree in Creative Entrepreneurship from the Plymouth College of Art, England.
Other than writing and drawing comics, her hobbies include voice-acting, dancing in front of the mirror, travel, learning languages, speaking in the 3rd person, posing for pretentious photos, and going on adventures with her wife, Ash.

Ash is an avid writer and dart frog enthusiast, and when she's not working on stories, she's likely to either be up to her elbows in a terrarium or chasing after the nearest gecko. She's a huge fan of tropical plants, cartoons, and guava juice. She's fluent in ASL (American Sign Language), and her favorite pastime is having travel adventures with her wife, Elena Barbarich.

Stefan Pokorny

Stefan Pokorny

Stefan Pokorny  is a professional painter and sculptor by trade.  His traditional oil paintings have sold for upwards of $10,000 each....is current commissions include  the Gary Gygax memorial sculpture for Lake Geneva, WI.....In 1996 his passion for Dungeons and Dragons joined with his artistic path when he founded Dwarven Forge and began to sculpt miniature terrain for RPG games...18 years later, Dwarven Forge is regarded worldwide as the gold standard in miniature terrain... Dwarven Forge recently conducted 2 successful kickstarter campaigns which raised over 4 million dollars combined.....Stefan's hand drawn Maps have been used for Luke Gygax's and Tim Kask's  homegrown lands of Okirrim and Aradondo Island...Stefan run's 1st edition D&D games professionally and sometimes gets paid 1000's of dollars for a single game session....he has gained notoriety for running his "Theatrical" games in basement bars and game stores in and around Brooklyn, NY....the character sheets, City Land and dungeon Maps, 3-D terrain, and sometimes even the miniatures and dice themselves have been created or painted by stefan....He uses real props, costumes, sound effects, and lighting to create a fully immersive RPG experience...hand painted miniatures and terrain are included of course!

Stephen Kardynal

Stephen Kardynal

Steve Kardynal is a comedian and YouTube personality. His most popular videos to date are Wrecking Ball (Chatroulette version), Call Me Maybe (Chatroulette version), and his Songs In Real Life video series. He dresses up and parodies various characters in most his videos.

Grew up bagging groceries in Macomb, Michigan and is now wearing bikinis in Los Angeles. Steve's move to LA was to pursue his love for comedy and video making.

Steve Kenson

Steve Kenson

Steve Kenson has been working as a writer and designer in the tabletop RPG industry since 1995. He has contributed to game lines such as Shadowrun, Earthdawn, Vampire: The Dark Ages, The Marvel Super-Heroes Adventure Game, and many others. He designed the Mutants & Masterminds, True20, and Icons Superhero Roleplaying games and co-designed and developed the Blue Rose romantic fantasy game and A Song of Ice & Fire Roleplaying. Steve is a staff designer for Green Ronin Publishing and runs his own imprint, Ad Infinitum Adventures. He maintains a website at stevekenson.com.

Steve Napierski

Steve Napierski

Steve Napierski is a full-time web developer and part-time webcomic artist best known for the popular gaming site "Dueling Analogs". Steve first got into webcomics in 1999 with the ill-fated "Life With Fishnets."  Beginning in 2004 he began laying out and coloring "Bored and Evil," which he did for two years.  The next year he began "The Outer Circle" which he closely followed with the twice-weekly "Dueling Analogs." He co-founded the webcomic group Gamers Pair of Dice before launching his latest project, "Omake Theater" in 2009. Dueling Analogs can be found online at DuelingAnalogs.com and Omake Theater at OmakeTheater.com.

Super Art Fight!

Super Art Fight!

Hang onto your butts! The Greatest Live Art Competition in the Known Universe is stomping it's way back up north for another year of creative craziness and insanity, as only they can deliver.  See for yourself the live event that's grown into a national favorite, breaking fire codes in rooms filled with excited audiences as their troupe of ridiculous artists battle for your love and affection! Cheer until your throat is sore, clap until your hands sting, and be ready for the time of your life. Equal parts live art, pro-wrestling and improv, there is truly no other event like it today.  For more details, check out their website SuperArtFight.com.

TeamFourStar

TeamFourStar

Nick Landis:
After being forged in Asgard, Nick "Lanipator" Landis was deemed too powerful to be contained! Thus, he was banished to Earth, where he became an Actor/Entertainer destined to make people laugh and fill them with joy. From an early age he honed his vocal skill and acting prowess through many a lesson and play.

He would go on to be better known as one of the co-creators co-writers and co-stars of Team Four Star's Dragon Ball Z Abridged (In which he plays Vegeta, Piccolo, Krillin, Shenron, Mr.Popo and others). He's also lent his vocal talents to MOBA-game Heroes of Newerth. Nick shall continue to refine himself and his craft until he is deemed once again worthy of returning to Asgard under the banner of Lanipathor!

Scott Frerichs:
American playboy, industrialist, editor, and thousandaire playboy Scott “KaiserNeko” Frerichs took the internet anime parody landscape by storm in the late 2000s with the premiere of TeamFourStar. After being kidnapped by a group of foreign and domestic terrorists (Curtis Arnott and Nick Landis respectfully) he was forced to develop the project in a cave, with a box of scraps.

Over the years, however, he has advanced the production to greater heights than any of them imagined. Besides being a co-founder, co-writer, and editor, he provides the voices for King Kai, Trunks, Burter, Korin, Yajirobe, Garlic Jr., Zarbon, and various side characters in DBZ Abridged. He's also provided voices for indie videogame projects and the professional MOBA-game Heroes of Newerth.

Anthony Sardinha:
Anthony "Antfish" Sardinha is a Toronto based Voice Over Artist and Editor. Ant started doing internet voice acting in 2007 and have began going professionally since 2010, providing his voice for various animations (Totally Spies, TOME, hitrecord), video games (The Journey Down, Stick It to The Man, Heroes of Newerth), radio commercials, corporate promos and films.
Not only the creator of "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Abridged", Ant is also a member of the increasingly popular web series group, "TeamFourStar", providing his voice to many different characters in their series. Captain Ginyu, Dadoria, Sauza, Nikki, Bojack and various others in "Dragonball Z Abridged", The Dandyman in "Hellsing Abridged" and Keith Shardis in "Attack on Titan Abridged".
For more updates on Anthony's work, you can 'Like' him on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/AnthonySardinhaVO

Tim Buckley - CtrlAltDel

Tim Buckley - CtrlAltDel

By day, an aloof, billionaire, philanthropist, gamer playboy; However, when night falls and the city's villainous element come out to play, he dons cape and cowl and valiantly... sits in his office drawing cartoons. For the internet.

For over ten years Tim has been the author and artist of Ctrl+Alt+Del, a comic strip about video games and the gamers that play them, as well as an animated series by the same name. ConnectiCon was the very first convention he ever attended as a creator, and he is excited to be returning yet again for 2014!