Guests: Online Media

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.

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.

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.

Rob Emm (The Third RLM)

Rob Emm (The Third RLM)

By day Rob is a mild-mannered news designer and by night, he’s a cartoonist and crime-fighting vigilante… or he would fight crime at night if he didn't like sleeping so much.

Prone to misanthropic tendencies, Rob is a geek that’s obsessed with Batman, Robert Downey Jr. and Dita Von Teese, with aspirations of one day becoming a boylesque performer.

He also moonlights as a Soviet luchadore under the nom de guerre "El Russo Rojo" with Super Art Fight (The Greatest Live Art Competition in the Known Universe).

As The Third RLM, Rob loves drawing monsters, pinup girls and monster pinup girls!! In addition, he is currently developing several yet-unnamed comic projects including a pirate-witch series and a monster-girl horror anthology.

So if you like pinup girls, cute monsters or just geekery in general, come check out The Third RLM.

Steam-Funk Studios

Steam-Funk Studios

A Multimedia Production & Marketing firm offering various products and services. We have featured and promoted at a variety of conventions and events. Our Mission is to expand awareness of historical inspiration and the hero’s journey through entertainment. Best known  in various endeavors over the last five years by their two performance brands, Slick-Brass & the Titilus Crew and Rohan & the Dogs of War, they’ve recently launched a third: SET- Society of the Emerald Tentacle. The creative individuals that make up the firm work together to continually present history and fictional tropes through unique and thought provoking properties, unavailable anywhere else. New offerings are constantly generated and presented through emceeing, panels, ad-hoc skits, private concerts, video coverage, live performances, promotion, and unique merchandise. The team has a reservoir of perspectives from personnel that spans the continental United States. Our side project, Geeks Gone Wild  has striven to champion the cause and raise awareness of proper image attribution on the internet and endorse an environment of responsibility and respect to content creators such as cosplayers, designers, artists and photographers. We seek to combine our efforts in a celebration of all things pop culture.

As the latest stop on their nationwide Heavier Mettle Tour, they are most pleased to return to their home and birthplace of ConnectiCon with a few panels and of course assisting with Cosplay Court Case, all ages AND Night Court (18+)!!! Details of their appearace to follow via their facebook event The Heavier Mettle Tour - ConnectiCon and at http://www.steam-funk.com.

Chez Apocalypse

Chez Apocalypse

Lindsay Ellis and Todd "in the Shadows" Nathanson review things on the Internet. Todd specializes in dissecting the best and worst of today's pop music as well as the unseen histories of one hit wonders with "One Hit Wonderland." Lindsay is best known as Nostalgia Chick, and also hosts the book review/crowdsourcing show Booze Your Own Adventure. They are joined with their Chez Apocalypse co-founders Antonella "Nella" Inserra, co-producer of "Booze Your Own Adventure" and professional BFF, and Elisa Hansen, host of Vampire Reviews as Maven of the Eventide, a comedic analysis of vampires in media and pop culture.

Snow by Night

Snow by Night

Eric Menge is an author, game-designer, and intermittent attorney. He co-authored Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue, an award-nominated RPG supplement for Wizards of the Coast, and is a writer for Legend of the Five Rings by AEG. He is currently creating an online graphic novel Snow by Night (http://www.snowbynight.com), where he now dreams of muskets, alchemy, and snow in the moonlight.

Julie Wright is a a graduate from Columbus College of Art and Design and has been expanding her horizons as an artist since. She currently works with Lora Innes's "The Dreamer" as their primary colorist and with Eric Menge as the primary artist for Snow by Night. She has also done other work such as "The Goblin Chronicles" for Skipper Martin and other freelance work. Julie enjoys making unique interpretations of demons and other deities that are seen throughout religious texts for her webcomic Ianua.

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.

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!

Lindsay Ellis (Chez Apocalypse)

Bio Coming Soon!

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.

Jayd Ait-Kaci & Alexandra Singer (Little Foolery)

Jayd Ait-Kaci & Alexandra Singer (Little Foolery)

Little Foolery is a comic partnership between Vancouver/French/Who Knows Where artist Jayd Ait-Kaci and New York author Alexandra Singer. Together, they’re responsible for the webcomic Sfeer Theory, along with an endless bevvy of side projects, including the comic short That Which Wills, and illustrated novella Small Town Witch.

Signal Crash

Signal Crash

SignalCrash is a group that specializes in cartoons,comics,movies and video games who give their insider info about the entertainment industry and share stories of their involvement in it. The Co-creators of Signal crash, Bryan Nieman and Noah Scammon. While sharing their experience in the cartoon and video game industry, They also currently run a live show every friday at 10pm (EST) on Youtube. They also discusses news,fun upcoming events,reviews and even personal experiences involving what they do and how they do it. Their New online presence with their website Signalcrash.com Hosts New content that is updated with new original comics,live action comedy sketches and even cartoons and animated pieces. SignalCrash comes from a labor of love involving the things they love, and the people who love doing it.

MercWorks

MercWorks

Dave Mercier makes MercWorks - webcomics to fill the uncontrollable, overarching void in your life. Of course, they probably won't. In his spare time, Dave likes to laugh and to make other people laugh. He tries to appreciate every waking moment he has, because we only have so many. He accepts life’s overwhelming impermanence as a part of it’s unique beauty.

OverClocked Remix

OverClocked Remix

Mr. Lloyd is the president and founder of OverClocked ReMix, an organization dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of video game music. He has popularized unofficial arrangements of this music by encouraging fans to submit mixes to the website he developed and maintains at http://www.ocremix.org. He has composed and produced numerous such arrangements himself, under the name of "djpretzel", in addition to original compositions available on his personal website at http://www.djpretzel.com. He has appeared alongside industry professionals like Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall at game music events, and has been interviewed by Salon, Electronic Gaming Monthly, and others for his work with the site. He runs an associated record label, Overclocked Records, to help promote the original and arranged music of artists involved in gaming and computer culture.

Samantha Leigh Allen

Samantha Leigh Allen

Samantha Allen writes about gender, sexuality, and video games. She writes regularly for the feminist gaming blog Border House. Her work has also appeared on Paste, Polygon, ​and Kotaku. Samantha also speaks on feminism, queerness, and games at conferences and conventions across North America.

Brittany Lauda

Brittany Lauda

"Brittany ‘Bree’ Lauda is a Voice Over Artist who at a young age was overfilled with her desire to act and entertain, from local plays to read alongs for young children.With a microphone in hand she took on the internet in June of 2008. A recent graduate from SUNY Geneseo with a thesis on Japanese Film & Animation, she has made a name for herself through voice over on the internet, indie games, e-learning, animation and more. Her debut anime role was Mirim from Queen’s Blade Rebellion.  Brittany also is slated to appear as several characters in the animated series ‘Prince Adventures’ alongside Vic Mignogna, Todd Habberkorn and Johnny Yong Bosch. A preview short, entitled ‘Prince Adventures Anointed’ Premieres this July, where she plays the character Jesus Christ.  On the internet, Brittany is well known for starring in a series of parody videos (under the name BreeFaithVA) entitled Epic__Time, a My Little Pony parody, as Pinkie Pie. Brittany was hand selected to work with Hasbro themselves on their new app "Fluttershy's Famous State" where she officially did the voices for Fluttershy, Sweetie Belle and Applebloom. She can be heard as this characters, as well as Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash, in other Hasbro games and apps coming soon. Hasbro also selected Brittany to be the voice of Cody Burns in the Transformers: Rescue Bots series of apps and games. During E3, Brittany was announced as the voice of the character Blazer in the second generation MOBA entitled Strife. In addition to Strife, Brittany will be playing Audrey in the upcoming dating sim puzzle game HuniePop and has appeared in other games such as the infamous trollesque games Tokyo Hosto and The Fantastic Fivesome.

Over the years Brittany has acted, directed, and cast a variety of media- including projects for her college SUNY Geneseo. In addition to voice over, Brittany enjoys to cosplay, creating perler bead art, reading comics and loves to play video games. Currently she works for the blog ‘Pwnem’ writing video game reviews and articles. Brittany is also an avid collector of 'Pinny Arcade' pins, so if you have Pinny Arcade pins make sure to bring some to trade with her! Brittany is excited to be appearing at Connecticon amongst both friends and talented people she has admired and is excited to share her experiences and passion with all the attendees!"

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.

Chris Hazelton (Misfile)

Chris Hazelton (Misfile)

Chris Hazelton entered the entertainment world through the film industry working on films such as "End of Days," "The Hurricane," "Thirteen Days," and "Spy Game." In 2002, Chris produced his first comic online and in print, "Building 12." Chris quickly followed up "Building 12" in 2004 with the much more successful and well known comic "Misfile." After leaving Hollywood, Chris began pursuing drawing comics as a full time career and in 2006 created the comic series "A Steel Wing Shattered." Chris Continues to work on Misfile as well as a new series “6 Gun Mage".

Namesake

Namesake

Isabelle Melançon and Megan Lavey-Heaton are the creative team behind Namesake. Described as a fairy tale version of Quantum Leap, Namesake is the story of Emma Crewe, who discovers her ability to travel to magical worlds when she accidentally lands in Oz instead of the expected “Dorothy.” This mistake causes a domino effect that reveals Emma’s role as the hero in a much larger story - where the fate of dozens of fairy tale worlds hang in the balance.

Isa and Meg have worked together on Womanthology and the mini comics Knot and Silver Button. Isa also has done work for Princeless. They are preparing for the launch of a second full-time webcomic later in 2014.

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.

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.

Vitaly S Alexius

Vitaly S Alexius

Vitaly S Alexius, is a renown digital painter/illustrator. He began getting recognition by doing various musicians CD covers. His art is easily recognizable and has been shared through various networks online. In early 2010 he began production of his webcomic, Romantically Apocalyptic, which has now become his main focus.

Romantically Apocalyptic features a unique high-detail art style that combines Alexius' original photography of actors on greenscreen, exploration of abandoned locations around the world, and digital painting. http://www.rom.ac, http://www.romanticallyapocalyptic.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

Rosscott (The System)

Rosscott (The System)

Rosscott is kinda famous on the Internet.  Between complaining about clients, designing things, helping make Super Art Fight awesome, and writing bios about himself in the third person, he finds time to write the sometimes amazing webcomic The System (http://www.systemcomic.com/), which looks something like a bathroom sign with too many opinions. The System launched at ConnectiCon six years ago, and he is proud to be returning to see the friends and fans that helped keep it going.

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.

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!

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.

Michael (Mookie) Terracciano

Michael (Mookie) Terracciano

Michael "Mookie" Terracciano is the author and artist of the fantasy webcomic, "Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire" and the new "Star Power," a sci-fi collaboration with Garth Graham. Since its humble beginnings over ten years ago it has received acclaim for its addictive storylines, memorable characters, painful puns, awful alliteration and (gasp!) reliable update schedule. Want to know what's so interesting about a grumpy seer, a deformed sorceress, a talking cat, and their adventures with demon knights, bumbling thieves, planar-spanning threats and lower back problems? See for yourself at http://www.dominic-deegan.com!

Michael Bracco (Spaghetti Kiss)

Michael Bracco (Spaghetti Kiss)

Michael S Bracco is the artist and writer for the Graphic Novel Series, NOVO and the all ages Sci Fi graphic novel, Adam Wreck. During the week, Michael teaches art full time to middle school kids while on the weekends he travels the country with his potter extraordinaire wife, Shawna, displaying their work at craft shows and comic conventions. Along with his books, Michael also designs and prints a line of apparel featuring his original illustration under the company name, Spaghetti Kiss. Michael lives in Baltimore City with his wife, Shawna, his beautiful daughter, and their cats Mexico and Stranger.

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.

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