Guests: Online Media

Rob Walker

Rob Walker

From Santa Christ to the Executor, Rob Walker always plays a big role in the creation of the show Nostalgia Critic.  He co-writes each episode, plays several hilarious characters, and also co-hosts the blog series Sibling Rivalry with his brother Doug.  Always having a quick comeback (except when he doesn't), he's there to entertain.

Malcolm Ray

Malcolm Ray

From telling you about the new McCafe items at McDonald's to tormenting the Nostalgia Critic as Satan, Malcolm Ray is an actor, and voice actor. His skills go beyond acting with professional training in film and video as his major at Columbia College Chicago. In the span of his Bachelor career at Columbia, Malcolm has successfully completed his Interdisciplinary Film Degree, been the casting director for a practicum film, interned at O'Connor Casting, and has begun a professional acting career. He's also studied courses in Columbia's Radio and Theatre Departments including; Voice Over, Voice Acting For Animation,Radio Production, Stage Voice and more. Malcolm is represented as talent at the Stewart Talent agency in Chicago. As a freelance actor, he is currently hired talent for the online production company Channel Awesome. For three years today, he's appeared alongside Doug Walker in many episodes of "Nostalgia Critic"

Cyanide & Happiness

Cyanide & Happiness

C&H began in 2004, when Kris was but a wee fifteen­year­old sick weirdo himself. A chance encounter with strep throat left him homebound for a few days and resulted in the creation of his stick figure comic. Thanks to "the magic of the internet", Kris found Rob DenBleyker and Dave McElfatrick, and Cyanide & Happiness was born. http://explosm.net

Tamara Chambers

Tamara Chambers

Tamara Chambers is an actress and comedian from California. She studied Acting at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in California but now lives in Chicago where she spends her days hiding from snow. No. Wait. She is a theater and film actress who does stand up comedy. Yes. Tamara Is on the internet show The Nostalgia Critic alongside Doug Walker and is known mostly for her Character “Hyper Fan Girl”. Her favorite things are cats, comedy, and the Fallout franchise. Also microwaved popcorn. And lists.

STAR POWER!

STAR POWER!

Garth Graham and Michael Terracciano are the creators of the sci-fi superhero space adventure webcomic, STAR POWER!  After working on their previous webcomics, "Finder's Keepers" and "Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire," they teamed up to create a superhero story filled with more action than violence and more adventure than angst.  Now in its third year, STAR POWER continues to impress readers with its out-of-this-world characters and stellar artwork.  Garth and Michael have been making webcomics for over a decade, and they hope you find the world they've created a place you want to escape to, not from.  Follow the ongoing adventures of STAR POWER at www.starpowercomic.com!

Bittersweet Candy Bowl - Veronica Vera and Oliver Bareham

Bittersweet Candy Bowl - Veronica Vera and Oliver Bareham

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!

Emily Y. Chan

Emily Y. Chan

Emily Y. Chan is a webcomic artist from Los Angeles and is best known for creating StupidFox.  StupidFox is a simple, four­panel comic series about a fox who deals with situations that bring to question if he is really stupid as his name states, or if his actions are simply misunderstood. Emily's interest in life's simplistic moments and everyday humor that can be seen in life is the central theme of the series. The smallest, silliest moments hold great value and remind us to smile whether we are young or old. Since its start in 2008, StupidFox has grown from a tiny doodle in the corner of a notebook to two book volumes and is currently ongoing. When Emily is not working on StupidFox, she works in various other styles as a freelance artist and graphic designer. StupidFox can be read at http://www.stupidfox.net and her other works can be seen at www.eychan.org
Elite3

Elite3

Michael "1KidsEntertainment" Hecht is a founding member of the group Elite3 (creators of "Pokémon 'Bridged", "Dark Swamp", "Controller Rollers", animations, and other works). He is editor/co-writer of "Pokémon 'Bridged" and provides the voices of Ash, Pikachu, James, Meowth, Barbara, and more. He can also be heard as Benny in "Dark Swamp". Sometimes, he makes his friends mad while they play video games on the show “Controller Rollers”.

Outside of Elite3 projects, Mike is the current editor of “Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series” by LittleKuriboh, and he also works for the YouTuber “JacksFilms”.

Mike has lent his voice to Apocalymon in TeamFourStar's "Abridgimon Episode 2", Kakuja in TeamFourStar's "Lord Slug Abridged", a bully in "Naruto: The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show" by LittleKuriboh, and Elescope in "TOME" by Kirbopher. TeamFourStar also utilizes him often as “minor character/extra that dies” in “Dragon Ball Z Abridged” and “Hellsing Ultimate Abridged”.

In his spare time, Mike enjoys yelling at microphones, eating his weight in ice cream, and making Nowacking write his bio for him.

Jessi "Nowacking" Nowack is a voice actress, writer, and founding member of Elite3. An actress since age six, Jessi has lent her voice to video games, anime, animations, over 100 internet parodies, and a bunch of other stuff she can’t remember.

She is co-writer of "Pokémon 'Bridged" (in which she plays Misty, Officer Jenny, Nurse Joy, Jessie, Max, and many others) and is the writer/editor of "Dark Swamp" (playing Revy, Roberta, Garcia, and more). She is the voice of Dark Magician Girl in “Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series” by LittleKuriboh and Hyprelynx in "TOME" by Kirbopher. She is also known for various characters in TeamFourStar projects, including Seras/Police Girl ("Hellsing Ultimate Abridged"), Sasha ("Attack on Titan Abridged"), and Jessie (“Final Fantasy VII Machinabridged”). In the brony community, Jessi voices and sings as Vinyl Scratch in various animations/songs such as "Epic Wub Time", "I Am Octavia", and “All About That Bass Cannon”.

If you like them new-fangled Japanese cartoons the kids are calling “anime”, she can be heard as Sanke in “Ladies VS Butlers” and Izumi in "Queen’s Blade Rebellion." She is also terrible at video games on the series "Controller Rollers".

Legend tells that when she was a child, she drank some liquid out of a glow stick when her mom wasn't paying attention. As she is alive today, we can only assume she is indestructible.

When he's not collecting gold rings, Jerry "xJerry64x" Pakalinsky can usually be found contemplating the futility of human existence or scaring children with his Eminem impression. He is a founding member of Elite3 and is known for voicing Rock in "Dark Swamp," as well as a jillion characters in "Pokemon 'Bridged" (including Brock, Gary, Professor Oak, Sisty.) He is also the new voice of Jaden in "Yu-Gi-Oh GX Abridged" by XTheDarkOne, a Millennium Item Support Technician in "Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged" by LittleKuriboh, and Zeeun in "Lord Slug Abridged" by TeamFourStar. On Controller Rollers, he does the bat-tastic series "Batman Plays Batman."

Nerdfit Network

Nerdfit Network

The Nerdfit Network (“Nerdfit”) is a Boston-based entertainment group that has delivered hours of laughs and amazement at events since 2007.  Nerdfit provides a versatile list of talents including (but not limited to) hosting and performing in panel presentations, game shows, concerts, DJ sets and dance parties.  Outside of events, they provide live streams, videos and comedy articles about anime, video games, technology, and silly conspiracy theories. You can find them at www.Nerdfit.com.

Jon Bailey

Jon Bailey

Jon Bailey went from a fan of cartoons, games, and movies while flipping burgers to becoming a full-time professional voice actor. He's voiced hundreds of movie trailers, toys, commercials and webtoons and the voices for The Council and The Elder in the award-winning XCOM: Enemy Unknown game as well as characters in other upcoming video game titles. Jon is also a writer, designer, editor and producer as part of the world's first virtual animation studio Fanbuilt.

Dave Mercier

Dave Mercier

Dave Mercier is a cartoonist and Illustrator from Connecticut who lives on a farm and looks great in jorts. He’s in his fifth year creating MercWorks, a Super Mario/Happy Days crossover fan fiction comic. Just kidding, it's about a guy who wears glasses.

Sean Patrick Astin

Sean Patrick Astin

Sean Patrick Astin, born February 25, 1971, in Santa Monica, California, is well known for playing the title role in the critically acclaimed Rudy (1993), for his film debut portraying Mikey in Steven Spielberg's The Goonies (1985), and for the beloved Sam Gamgee in the Academy Award winning Triology - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)_The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring(2001)_ The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

Sean is the son of Academy Award Winning actress Patty Duke, acclaimed actor John Astin,(famous for playing Gomez) in The Addams Family (1964).

At age 9, Sean starred with his mother in the after-school special Please Don't Hit Me, Mom (1981). Followed by Sean's feature debut The Goonies (1985) and since then, he has had a steady stream of roles. Starring in Toy Soldiers (1991),Where the Day Takes You (1991),Rudy (1993)and the Showtime movie Harrison Bergeron (1995). He directed and co-produced the short film Kangaroo Court (1994), which was nominated in the best short film category at The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995 )(TV)_. Sean's adoptive father John Astin was nominated for the same award in 1969.

Politically, Sean has been very active having served in two non-partisan Presidential appointments. Sean also hosts a live weekly 2 hour in-studio bi-partisan political radio talk show, 'Vox Populi Radio' which was made possible by a successful crowd-funding campaign in 2013.

In 2004, Sean broke into the publishing world and authored the NY Times Best Selling release of 'There and Back Again' a memoir of his film career (co-written with Joe Layden).

Doug Walker (That Guy With The Glasses)

Doug Walker (That Guy With The Glasses)

Doug is best known for his character The Nostalgia Critic from ChannelAwesome.com, who reviews bad movies and TV shows from childhood. He's also noted for having a long standing "rivalry" with The Angry Video Game Nerd.  He's appeared on PBS, Entrepreneur Magazine, New York Times, 20/20, Rifftrax, and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year at the Mashable Awards as well as one of the Best Youtube Critic by WatchMojo.com.  His fans include the late Roger Ebert, Mike Nelson, Mara Wilson, Dante Basco, Paul Dini, Tommy Wiseau, Andre Meadows, Rob Paulsen, Maurice Lamarche, Don Bluth, and the creators of Animaniacs. 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!

Brittany Lauda

Brittany Lauda

Brittany Lauda is a voice actress, casting director and director. Her voices can also be heard in both anime (Mirim in Queen’s Blade Rebellion, Cammot in Holy Knight, Katherine, Charlene and Lily in Pokemon XY, Daichi in Ladies versus Butlers, Plug in Juden-Chan, several unannounced Funimation titles,  and even background voices in episode one of YuGiOh Arc V, Seraph of the End and Shomin Sample ) and Video Games (Huniepop, HunieCam Studios, Strife, Norse Noir, Combat Core, Heroes of Newerth, Lovely Little Thieves, But I Love You, YIIK,Rosenkreuzstilette, Yandere Simulator). Brittany is even in education apps by Hasbro like My Little Pony and Transformers. A fan favorite role of hers is the iconic mean girl of Huniepop- Audrey Belrose. Additionally, Brittany was the voice director for the JRPG inspired title ‘YIIK’ the rouge combat game ‘The Silent Roads’, the award winning ‘Mind: Path to Thalamus’, casting assistant of 'Huniecam Studios', one of the ADR directors for Media Blaster’s first in house title ‘Holy Knight’, and ADR director for ‘Ladies versus Butlers’ and 'Juden-Chan'. Brittany has plenty of exciting news on the way this year, and she is excited to share with everyone her experiences from how she managed a voice over career while in college to what she looks for in her casting process. Outside of voice over & directing, Brittany enjoys playing with her Shiba Inu puppy named Raven, collecting Pinny Arcade pins, playing video games, reading comics, losing in League of Legends, squeeing at how cute Gon & Killua are in HUNTERxHUNTER and rewatching Katekyo Hitman Reborn.

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.