Guests: Online Media

Savannah Houston-McIntyre & Andrew Hewitt

Savannah Houston-McIntyre & Andrew Hewitt

Savannah was born in the quaint year of 1987; and has been a writer ever since. She currently lives in the magical town of Stratford Ontario, and loves nothing more than to sit by the river and watch the swans go by as she plots in her notebooks. She has been publishing her work alongside her co-writer, Andrew Hewitt, for five years.

Savannah and Andrew are most known for their work on the popular webcomic titled Amya. Savannah acts as the lead writer and creator of the series, and Andrew is credited as a co-writer. Amya is a high-fantasy series following the adventures of Faye, mute spell-touched who has nightmarish visions of the end of the world. In her waking days she lives an idyllic life as the daughter of a great noble, but all that changes when a fateful encounter with a young man sends her on the adventure of a lifetime, and spiralling towards her role in the forthcoming apocalypse. Accompanied by her unlikely companions, she must decide if she wishes to sacrifice her humanity to save the world; or the world to save her humanity.

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.

Jacob Grady (FAKKU)

Jacob Grady (FAKKU)

Jacob is a web developer from Boston, Massachusetts. As a teenager he made websites for his favorite video games and anime, which sparked his interest in web design and development. In college he majored in Marketing and while there created FAKKU, now the largest English speaking hentai website in the world. His site attracts over 800 million pageviews a month and over 9 million unique visitors. He now works at BioWare as a Web Developer on Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Blair B. (Star Cross’d Destiny | Absinthe Junk)

Blair B. (Star Cross’d Destiny | Absinthe Junk)

Blair B is best known for being the creator of graphic novel series, Star Cross'd Destiny and the frontwoman for the alternatively melodic rock outfit, Absinthe Junk.

Star Cross'd Destiny is a Cajun-spiced elemental epic featuring explosions, witty banter, and hi-octane action. Winning awards for Outstanding Drama and Best Designed Comics of the Decade, the series is releasing its second volume this summer.

Hailed as the antidote to the sterile world of matching loafers, pressed collared shirts and auto-tuned safety, Absinthe Junk weaves between sweeping orchestral arcs towards the beacon of gritty, face-melting rock. The progressive rock stylists  released their apocalyptic dance party of a sophomore album, Death in the Afternoon, in April of 2013.

Blair is a Texas native who loves chasing tornadoes and studying atmospheric science on the side, when she's not comicking, playing rock music, or passionately describing the wonders of the absinthe distilling process.

Star Cross'd Destiny: starcrossd.net
Absinthe Junk: mypieceofjunk.com

Annie Stoll & Tim Ferrara (Ode)

Annie Stoll & Tim Ferrara (Ode)

Annie Stoll:

Graphic Designer and Comic Illustrator Annie Stoll has held positions at Lucasfilm, Random House and White Bicycle, but her passion lies in design for music. She was recently honored with a Grammy Nomination for Best Recording Package for her work on Geneseo’s Automatic Music Can Be Fun.  Having drawn influences from a wide variety of sources, including pop culture, vintage design and urban art, her controlled-chaos style is uniquely hers. Annie’s most recent project has been in collaboration with the Year 85 Group, of which she is a founding member. The team put together the shojo-inspired anthology called Hana Doki Kira, which featured 26 artists who had been influenced by the shojo genre.

Tim Ferrara:

Independent writer and fantasy magic enthusiast. A full time knowledge-seeker. Tim’s recent independent work can actually be found in Hana Doki Kira. He is also the creator of the webcomic Honey & the Whirlwind. Though Tim has been known to illustrate his own comics, he is primarily a writer.

Ode:
Together Annie and Tim create comics! The team has recently begun work on Ode (odecomic.com),  a new high adventure fantasy comic about two women and their journey through a world after the Age of Magic. Basically a mash up of all the things they get distracted by when trying to complete their work. Ode is a Hiveworks affiliate.

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

Veronica Vera and Oliver Bareham (Bittersweet Candy Bowl)

Veronica Vera and Oliver Bareham (Bittersweet Candy Bowl)

Veronica "Taeshi" Vera has been drawing comics since she was a child. Inspired by cartoons and TV drama, the idea of a comic about angsty cats in love was probably inevitable! Together with her partner Oliver she has published comics online since 2006.

Following a group of cats and dogs through high school, Bittersweet Candy Bowl is filled with a mixture of comedy and romantic drama. Packed with casual flings, happy couples, and the occasional awkward date, it may just be the most comprehensive story about teenage cats and dogs ever told!

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.

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).

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.

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.