You may know me as one of my characters; The raging and lisping "Francis", the southern redneck "Jessy" or maybe you just know me as me; Boogie2988. Gamer, vlogger, armchair philosopher and all around (and I do mean round) kinda guy.
Creepy Pasta is the new Urban Legend. Horror stories and experiences from around the internet are crawling out of the wood work and coming to your ears from one specific voice. MrCreepyPasta, horror story teller of YouTube, is a well known voice for such famous horror characters such as Jeff the Killer, Smile.Dog and Eyeless Jack. He started 6 year ago and over that time the Creepy Pasta narrators have grown exponentially over the years to becoming a staple in the YouTube community and in the horror genre with over 1.2 million subscribers.
Since the creation of the channel, he has moved into voice acting. He has made small appearances in anime as well as taking the genre to new highest, MrCreepyPasta has produced 2 Creepy Pasta Collection Anthologies that have broken the top 50 Horror Anthologies on amazon and 1 successfully kickstarted comic book title.
Jirard "The Completionist" Khalil
Going by his name "The Completionist" on YouTube, Jirard "Dragon Rider" Khalil is incredibly excited to be a part of the con. Retro gaming has played a large role in his career and in his life. And the ironic thing – Jirard is celebrating five years of The Completionist while at this convention. So come to The Completionist Retro Challenge panel, where you'll get to play against The Completionist, asks questions, and win some prizes. What better way than to meet some of his coolest fans with some of the best content creators out there.
The 8-Bit Guy
David Murray, known as the 8-Bit-Guy, creates YouTube videos explaining how old technology works, how to repair and restore old equipment, and the history of personal computers
After gaining a degree in International Relations, living abroad, and spending two years in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, Gaijin Goombah decided to devote his YouTube career to teaching multiculturalism around the world through the medium of video games.
From recent to retro, he explains a multitude of cultural references found in these games, and how video games can better educate the world about not only different cultures, but also perspectives and ways of thinking. Together with the other Game Theorists, MatPat, Drake, and Ronnie Oni Edwards, Gaijin pursues something more than just mind-rotting in games; Education and understanding of the world we live in.
The Taffeta Darling is a nostalgic 80s baby obsessed with pop culture: cartoons, Kurt Russell, old music, cult classic movies, Bronze Age comics and video games. She hosts and produces the YouTube channel FANGIRLS. She has traveled from Denver to NYC to host and MC a plethora of geek soirées including most recently, the Weird Science 30th Anniversary.
When not working, Taffeta enjoy lounging around in her pajamas cuddling her pets.
Alex CND (or CaptainNintendoDude) has been a strong force in the Nintendo YouTuber community. With a strong focus of being a video game vlogger and traveling the country in an RV to various conventions, Alex dedicates himself to his work and insuring that what you get in the videos is authentically him.
Oh yeah, he also waited in line 30 days to be the first person to buy the Nintendo Switch from the Nintendo New York store.
Anthony is simply a goofball who likes Kirby far too much. Going by the name AntDude, he's a YouTuber who makes videos highlighting random games, such as Kirby, Kingdom Hearts, even some fan-made ROM hacks, and makes jokes while doing so.
It would almost be easier to list the things that Alex hasn't done! Writer, host, videomaker, and singer, Alex Facianes work has graced many across the internet. Together with PokeKellz, he hosts The Dex, a weekly show that breaks down trivia and battle strategy about pokémon, focusing on a different one every episode.
When he's not trying to EV train his latest addition to the team, Alex plays video games together with Jirard Khalil on their Let's Play channel Super Beard Bros. Jirard, who is most known for completing games, heads up the gameplay while Alex focuses on bringing interesting trivia and insight into what's going on.
Most recently, Faciane's claim to fame came in a musical package in the form of Big Bad Bosses, a turn of the millennium style boy band featuring some of the most evil bosses from gaming. Together with Jirard, Natewantstobattle, Satchel Drakes, and Jake "Virt" Kauffman, Big Bad Bosses brings musical villainy to life.
Also, for the record, In-N-Out makes the greatest burger of all time. Get REKT.
Since starting his channel over three years ago, Wood has crossed almost every state in the US and Australia, and has recently moved to Canada to continue his search for retro video games. He captures it all on film and makes the documentary-style show The Game Quest. Now it's time for this Aussie to pack up his boomerangs and pet kangaroo, and make the big trip to America once again for another round of Retropalooza!
The Game Chasers
Billy and Jay make up the dynamic game collecting team known as The Game Chasers. Their mission: to scour the land far and wide to uncover gaming treasures of old. Whether it be gaming stores, flea markets, thrift stores, or even peoples attics, they search out retro games and have a blast while doing it. In 2011 they decided to put their adventures on YouTube and became an instant hit.
Award winning cosplayer and crafter Stina Glitters has been an active cosplayer since 2013 and is now a full time working artist in the field. In 2015 she paired up with Taffeta Darling to join and co-host The Fangirls of Dallas. Together they spread the joys and chaos of fandoms every week!
Some of her interests (addictions) include: Batman, Overwatch, Snes, rubber ducks, glitter (obviously) and beef jerky. Just don't ask her what happened to her video game collection.
"Comic" Drake McWhorter
Drake McWhorter is a member of The Weekly Pull, and a former member of ScrewAttack. He's the creator of the hit shows Smash History, Crossover, Unpopular Gaming Opinions and runs the ComicDrake channel. If it's nerdy, he's a fan. Oh, and did we mention that he's a snappy dresser?
DreamcastGuy is a lover of all things gaming. Ever since he first held a controller in his hands, he knew that he would dedicate his life to video games. From the oldest, obscure consoles to the latest games hitting store shelves. Everything is fun for him to play. He has grown popular on YouTube for his reviews of the newest games and his show Top 10 Thursday, where he examines all the most interesting parts of gaming history.
Eric "8-Bit" Perez
Eric Perez started playing video games at the age of four when his older brother bought a Sega Master System. From there he was instantly hooked on playing with anything he could get his hands on. Shortly after, his life was forever changed when he received his own NES for Christmas and the rest is history. In 2010, Eric decided to start a video game review show on YouTube called The 8-bit Eric Show, since then he decided to start collecting video games again and became friends with many other gamers in the YouTube community.
Scott, also known as Scottsquatch, runs the YouTube channel JHMDF and films the show Video Game Sellers. His channel also features weekly garage sale hunting videos, tips for collecting, and tour videos from his travels while working for the band Korn. A gamer since the age of three, he has built up a collection of over 3,500 games and systems. He's tall, he's hairy, he loves video games... he's Scottsquatch.
Okchief420 loves everything video games. He plays, collects, hunts, anything and everything to find old games. He is best known for his GameStop Dumpster Diving series, where he finds all sorts of free items tossed away by the game store. Along with his best friend, Will, he also does food reviews as The Food Chasers.
Tyler (iRetroGamer) may be the grandson of Silver Age comic book artist Mike Esposito, but growing up, it was always about video games. In the 90s, Tyler and his gaming-mad father collected Sega, Nintendo, TurboGrafx-16, and other classic consoles. Those wonder years of gaming are captured in My Retro Life, a series compiled from vintage home movie clips of Tyler's childhood.
Gamer, Host of Aki's Pixel Pets, and player 2 of The Gaijin Gamers Play, Aki's random ramblings and squeaks bring some interesting energy to the table. After receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science and working at a local veterinarian clinic for eight years, her interest in teaching the animal sciences to others grew so she turned to YouTube. In Aki's Pixel Pets, she explores the real-life influences of all animals in video games while discussing physical, behavioral, physiological, and psychological aspects that help us learn more about those animals but also ourselves as humans.
Jordan Fringe has mainly been known for being behind the scenes editing for many YouTube channels but still finds the time to make his own content and appear in Alex CND's videos.
If you have watched any other of the guest list videos, you'll have probably seen something edited by Jordan.
Longtime gamer and full-time freelance writer Brett Weiss is the author eight books, including the "Classic Home Video Games" series and The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987. His new book on the Super Nintendo will be out in 2018. Brett, who has had articles published in numerous gaming magazines, is also a co-host of the ColecoVisions Podcast, and he was a contributor to Pat Contri's Ultimate Nintendo book.