James Rolfe - Angry Video Game Nerd
When it comes to game reviewers, James Rolfe is without a doubt the most instantly recognizable. His series, The Angry Video Game Nerd, has become the internet's most eagerly anticipated game review show. His comical and no-holds-barred review style became an instant sensation, skyrocketing James into internet stardom. James is currently involved with the production of his feature-length Angry Video Game Nerd movie. In addition to his fan-favorite series, The Angry Video Game Nerd, James has created other short series including Board James and You Know What's Bullshit? He has recorded numerous movie reviews for Spike TV as well as creating several short films and documentaries.
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 Khalil - The Completionist
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 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.
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
Andre Meadows - Black Nerd Comedy
Andre Meadows is the creator and "Black Nerd" of the YouTube channel. Every week, he posts rants, interviews and vlogs filled with a passion for geek culture, comic conventions, 80s retro and 90s nostalgia. Andre has met former Power Rangers and Nickelodeon stars, sang Reading Rainbow with LeVar Burton, and even did the Ninja Rap for Vanilla Ice! He's an official ambassador for Nintendo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Power Rangers, and has a huge collection of Smurfs, Gremlins and cartoon collectibles.
Andre is not a Brony... he's a Care Bro!
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.
Chadtronic reviews toys, vintage VHS home entertainment, and televised media of varying genres in a retrospective and comedic manner. Chadtronic's YouTube series pays heavy tribute to 90s pop culture, style, and humor. Noteworthy appearances include voice acting in several animated web series and appearing on Polaris: Player Select on Disney XD.
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.
Norman Caruso - The Gaming Historian
Norman Caruso is the creator of The Gaming Historian, a documentary series on YouTube that discusses the history of video games. He has covered a variety of topics, most notably the Universal vs. Nintendo Case and the game "Little Samson" on the NES. His work has been featured on RetrowareTV, Capcom, ScrewAttack and GoNintendo as well as sources for Associated Press articles and research papers. He graduated from Elizabeth City State University with a degree in history in 2009.
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.
Wood Hawker is an eccentric Australian (but living in America) video game orientated content creator. You can find his reviews and random stupidity on the YouTube channel, Beatemups. Come for the games but stay for the... I dunno, accent?
Heavily focused on everything Nintendo, reviewing almost everything Switch he can get his hands on. Although his channel covers everything across gaming, from the classic NES all the way to newest PS4 & Xbox One.
Whether you are looking for reviews, gaming discussions, vlogs, fanmail unboxings, skits, top 10 lists, podcasts, clickbait or awkward humor, he has you covered.
Arlo is a YouTuber who strives to create a friendly, upbeat environment where discussion is greatly encouraged and bad puns run rampant. This includes reviews, opinion pieces, let's plays, analyses, nostalgia talk, comedy bits, and anything else he feels like cooking up. Whether he's offering a positive reaction or an honest criticism or a pained lament, lighthearted comedy is at the heart of everything Arlo does. His main focus is Nintendo, but he dabbles in PC gaming and other consoles as well.
Kevin Lewis is a highly successful creative art director by day, and an award-winning cosplayer / FX makeup artist by night and weekend. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, his childhood fascination with characters, movie effects, and fx makeup has evolved into a passion for all things cosplay and pop culture.
He has been featured on everything from Nerdist, Marvel, DC, Cosplay Culture Magazine, Dallas Observer, and local television for his cosplays. He works with various non-profit children's charities with his cosplays which is something Kevin is very passionate about. He also is a frequent guest at conventions and judges many cosplay contests as well.
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.
Pat Conti - Pat the NES Punk
Pat Contri is a video game player, collector, and historian known for his web shows Pat the NES Punk, Flea Market Madness, and The Completely Unnecessary Podcast. He is the author of Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library, and conducts the live annual NES Charity Marathon benefiting children's hospitals.
In his spare time he enjoys eating numerous nachos, and hanging out with an old Jersey hippie named Frank.
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.
"Pixel Dan" Eardley is a reviewer, reporter, and all-around toy enthusiast. Through his popular videos on his YouTube channel, with over 160,000 subscribers, Dan shares his enthusiasm for the toy collecting hobby with the world. In addition to his videos, Dan also writes articles about many topics relating to toys and the collecting hobby. He has been published on sites such as StarWars.com, where he is a regular contributor.
Dan is a believer that toys are all about fun and he aims to keep his videos exciting, informative, and most importantly fun for all.
Sarah Bellum first dipped her toes in the waters of cosplay while attending her first convention in 2014 after thoroughly enjoying piecing together geek-themed costumes for her family each Halloween. Known for putting her own spin on canon costumes, her natural flair and sense of style shines through in her work.
She has successfully painted her femme Wolverine as pin-up and sent Dark Phoenix to the prom, with surprising and lovely results. Sarah has also put her talents and good nature to work by volunteering with Heroic Inner Kids and has given her time to the after-school Geek and Fandom club at her daughter's school. Sarah was also the originator and organizer of the now annual Cosplay Prom in Dallas, Texas, giving cosplay folks an opportunity to dress-up in both costume and formal wear to dance the night away!
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.
"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.
Corcid Cosplay has been cosplaying for over four years and loves being apart of the community. She often cosplays from comics, videogames and anime, her favorite part about cosplay is the amazing people she has met, and getting to transform into her favorite characters. The costumes she cherishes the most are, Mera, Black Cat D.Va, Formal Scar, Gaige, original Harley Quinn, and Alexstrasza.
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.
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.
Hey, LISTEN! PetitePikahh has many loves, a few being comics, anime, and cartoons. Her biggest love will always be video games! Being a 90s baby didn't stop her from starting her gaming on the beloved NES; the love only grew from there.
Nowadays, PetitePikahh is found gaming on her very used Nintendo GameCube or her present favorite console, the PlayStation 4. When you don't find her gaming, you'll see her time to time casually cosplaying, hosting comic cons and doing anything else geeky!
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.