Look at all these sweet Guest Speakers at SGC 2015!
Guest of Honor - Jon St. John
Jon St. John is an American voice actor who started out as a radio DJ at the age of 14. His vocal abilities and production expertise landed him various radio jobs across America. Best known as the voice of the first famous FPS - DUKE NUKEM, Jon is also heard on games such as: World of Warcraft, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Sonic Adventure, The Die Hard Trilogy, Heroes of Newerth, Call of Cthulu, Rochard, Twisted Metal4, Guild Wars 2, Counter-Strike, DoTA, Star Trek: Online, and D&D Neverwinter, to name just a few.
Jim Sterling - The Jimquisition & Squirty Play
Host of the Jimquisition and a frequent live streamer, Jim Sterling has held quite a few prominent positions in the gaming press. He worked for Destructoid and The Escapist before striking off on his own and opening up a Patreon. Ever the voice of reason in a world plagued by "garme jurnalizm", we couldn't be happier that a man like Sterling exists and are thrilled he is returing to SGC. Thank god for Jim Sterling!
The Dragonball Z Reunion
For the first time ever at SGC, the voice actors from Funimation's English dub of Dragon Ball Z will be reunited in a massive homecoming like no other. So if you want to hang out with Goku, Vegeta, or many of your other favorite characters; you’ve got to be at SGC 2015. Expect the specific actors to be outlined soon.
Sean Schemmel gets paid to stand in a sound proof padded room and make wacky voices all day with good reason. He's good at it. He is best known as the voices of Goku, King Kai and Nail in the internationally acclaimed anime series, Dragonball Z,Dragonball Z Kai, and Dragonball GT. That's alongside many other roles. Sean has also adapted for English and directed the following anime series: Space Pirate Mito, Sadamitsu: The Destroyer, Midori Days, and Ah! My Goddess.
Christopher R. Sabat has lived on a diet of Senzu Beans for nearly 15 years. As the Voice Director for Dragonaball Z as well as the actor behind Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, Mr. Popo, Kami, Jeice, Recoome, Korin, Burter, Shenron, Zarbon, Guru, Porunga, and countless others, you could possibly say he is the voice of Dragonball Z. Christopher currently owns Okratron 5000, a game audio and voice-over production studio in Dallas, Texas.
Cynthia Cranz has been acting professionally since 1991. She has appeared on stage, TV, radio, film and in comercial print. Born in Fort Worth, TX, she graduated from Grapevine High School and is an alumnus of The University Of Mississippi where she minored in Psychology, earning a degree in History. Cynthia has been working with Funimation since 1999, when she was cast in her first Anime role, as Chi Chi on DBZ. Next came Boton on Yu Yu Hokusho, Mitch on Case Closed, Mitzi on Shin-Chan, Paninya, on Full Metal, Diana on Lupin the Third, and Coach Mo on Big Windup.
Justin Cook began work at FUNimation in February of 2000 as an ADR engineer working along side Christopher R. Sabat on Dragon Ball Z. Since then he has voice directed episodes of Dragon Ball, Yu Yu Hakusho, Fruits Basket, Kiddy Grade and Mass Effect: Paragon Lost. His work as a voice director gained him a promotion to Producer for FUNimation in 2003 and since then has produced hundreds of titles for FUNimation. His voice work for Dragon Ball Z includes the characters Dende and Raditz.
Kara Edwards is a voice actor, writer, aspiring photographer, and guitar-player wannabe- most well known for voicing Goten and Videl in DragonBall Z. Additional credits include Nymph in Heaven's Lost Property, Kozue in Chaos;Head, Celica in Solty Rei, Murugu in Yu Yu Hakusho, Upa in DragonBall, Sophie in Ragnarok, Yuriko Moritsugu in Linebarrels of Iron, Mina in Darker Than Black, and Patty Baldwin in The Sacred Blacksmith. Kara's voice can also be heard in Soul Eater, Black Butler, Sgt Frog, and Summer Wars.
Sonny Strait is a prolific voice actor who is best-known for roles such as Maes Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist and Arsène Lupin III, in addition to Krillin in DBZ. Sonny Strait has over 20 years of experience in the arts. Besides Krillin, Hughes, and Lupin, Sonny has worked on many popular animated characters including Usopp from One Piece and Cartoon Network’s laid back, robot host Toonami Tom. He has also worked as a writer and director on several TV series including Dragonball Z, Case Closed and Lupin the Third.
Rooster Teeth is a creative production studio responsible for award-winning online videos such as Red vs. Blue, comedy series Rooster Teeth Shorts; the animated series RWBY; and Immersion, a show that tests video game concepts in the real world. Oh and they support even more programming like The Know, Achievement Hunters, and The Slow Mo Guys. These guys love making videos.
Barbara Dunkelman is the Marketing and Community Manager at Rooster Teeth Productions, as well as the Co-Director of RTX and voice of Yang on the web-series RWBY. Her live-action credits include roles in Rooter Teeth Shorts, Immersion and Ten Little Roosters.
Chris Demarais is a writer, director, actor, editor, and often works on Rooster Teeth Shorts. He additionally appears on the Podcast, Screen Play, On The Spot, Immersion, and A Simple Walk Into Mordor. He is also currently one of the writers for the upcoming movie, Lazer Team.
Jordan Cwierz is an animator at Rooster Teeth Productions and is most recognized for animating the Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures. He also works on the production of the Podcast and has made several appearances on it, as well as RT Life.
Funhaus is a bunch of dudes who play games. Does that mean they only play games? No - they've also got podcasts and fan Q&As... about games. They also be doing regular news content with The Know, event coverage, live streams, fan events, and collaborations with any colleagues who aren't be embarrassed to be seen with them.
The men of Kinda Funny & Kinda Funny Games
Greg Miller, Colin Moriarty, Tim Gettys and Nick Scarpino are Kinda Funny. They're four, sometimes five, best friends who love creating internet video for all our best friends out there. Fun fact, the movie Die Hard 2 was based on our lives. Except for Tim, Tim's life was the inspiration behind the 1983 film Risky Business starring Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay. They also play video games. A lot of video games.
The ScrewAttack Crew
Having rocked the Internet’s face for over nine years, ScrewAttack is excited to be headlining its 5th annual SGC. Home to shows like Death Battle, Top 10, Screwin’ Around, Best Ever and much, much more. In addition to its regular programming, you can find us publishing games, hosting arcades, and just playing around on the Internet. ScrewAttack reminds everyone how much fun gaming really is.
Austin Hargrave - PeanutButterGamer
Austin has been a major force in the YouTube scene since he started producing content inspired by video games back in 2009. PBG brings an interesting flavor to gaming content across multiple channels on YouTube, the rebooted NormalBoots, and even his own subreddit?! We look forward to having Austin out to Dallas for SGC 2015!
Andre Meadows - BlackNerdComedy
Andre Meadows is THE black nerd of comedy. His personality and passion for all things nerdy have turned BlackNerdComedy.com into a destination for funny rants and reviews on the Internet. After he opened SGC 2013 portraying the famous Reggie Fils-Aime and spitting hot fire with a Nintendo inspired rap; it was clear he had to come back. He’s Andre, and he’s a Black Nerd. Chain Chomp!
Max Gleason - Smooth McGroove
Max's overnight success on YouTube is undeniable. Smooth and his cat Charl make acapella arrangements of video game songs that are mind blowing. He might only be just a year into his journey as a video content producer on the Internet, but he is already a household name. We're very excited to be having Max out for SGC 2015!
The Game Theorists
Are fatalities real? Where is Adventure Island? And what dark secrets lie in Earthbound? Every week, the game theorists separate fact from the fiction. With the help of Gaijin Goombah, Ronnie Oni Edward, and Drake McWhorter; Matthew Patrick has created a massively successful YouTube channel. Learn off-the-wall information surrounding some of your favorite games with Game Theory.
Nathan Smith - NateWantsToBattle
Nate Smith, aka NateWantstoBattle, is an American musician, voice actor and gaming commentator best known for his gaming and anime music videos, from rewriting popular songs about video games, to unique covers of existing video game tracks, to performing anime openings in English. You may also know him as the voice of Jobi and Justo from the upcoming indie animated series, Bloodline. Oh, he's also one half of the comedic gaming duo known as Nate and Dookie.
Dj CUTMAN - GameChops
Dj CUTMAN is a passionate and prolific DJ and producer of Chiptune and video game remixes. His record label GameChops is the first of it’s kind to license dance music remixes from major video game publishers like Nintendo and Sega. He hosts a weekly Chiptune showcase on Mixify to spotlight some of the world’s best chip-musicians, and authors the blog VideoGameDJ.com to further promote Chiptune and Game Music.
A humanoid Robot from a world beyond your monitor, GRIMECRAFT spawned into this world to destroy dance floors with furious video game beats. Inhabiting the body of game developer Clarke Nordhauser and armed with legendary instruments of MIDI destruction rescued from the depths of the Harmonix basement, GRIMECRAFT has joined forces with Gamechops to achieve global domination via melodic audio adventures.
Jay and Billy - The Game Chasers
Billy and Jay search the great state of Texas (and beyond) for classic video games. Whether in garage sales, flea markets, game stores, or under a rock... if it’s retro they will find it. They are part of the RetrowareTV family and love making videos about their adventures in video game land. We are excited The Game Chasers will return to SGC!
Brett Weiss is the author of the "Classic Home Video Games" book series, and of the 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987. A gamer since 1974 and a professional writer since 1997, Weiss has had articles published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Portland Press Herald, the Charlotte Observer, Fangoria, Filmfax, Game Informer, Robot magazine, Classic Gamer Magazine, Toy Shop, Video Game Collector, Video Game Trader, the Comics Buyer's Guide, AntiqueWeek, and various other publications. Come by his booth and talk retro gaming!
Heidi O'Ferrall - Atelier Heidi
Atelier Hiedi is an award-winning cosplayer and artist based of out Dallas, Texas. She spent the summer of 2014 as an intern at God Save the Queen Fashions and is currently pursuing a BFA in Theatrical Technology and Design. She specializes in leather working and sewing, but her portfolio includes everything from SFX makeup to casting and foam fabrication. Heidi focuses her efforts on excellent craftsmanship and versatility. Her credentials as a cosplay judge include the World Cosplay Summit preliminaries, SXSW, and previous SGC contests.
Carl Martin - Shinka Studios
Carl Martin and his group Shinka Studios have been a staple of the Texas convention scene for many years. Best -know for his apperance on the SyFy Channel's Heros of Cosplay, Carl has also been featured in Game Informer, Cosplay America, and Forbes. In addition to judging and emceeing cosplay contests across the nation, Carl has also served as a professional cosplay consultant and enjoys participating in charity events such as Extra Life.
April Martin - Azure Props
Azure Props is a prop-maker and cosplayer based out of Dallas, Texas. To date, she has won multiple awards including Masters and Best in Show. Her best known works are the Jagged Crown from Skyrim and the Devil/God masks from Castlevania. Azure Props has formerly been a guest for Oni-Con and Afest and enjoys giving panels in armor and prop-making.
Anthony - Youtubable
Anthony is a Canadian entertainer and gamer who uploads "prank" videos from popular games and from his daily life. He has been making YouTube videos for two years using his unique ability to change his voice from a man's to a woman's. Anthony's passion is making people laugh and he hopes to continue to provide daily entertainment for his viewers.
Jamie - MsHeartAttack
Jamie is a comedy gaming based female content creator on YouTube. For the last two years, she has been creating videos based on her point of view in a wide variety of different games, from funny gaming moments with her friends, to her many comedy videos. Jamie enjoys keeping in close contact with her fan base and has always loved to make people laugh and smile.
Jared Knabenbauer - ProJared
After Jared hosted Hard News and produced a number of ScrewAttack shows, he struck off on his own to become a prominent content producer on Polaris. He has created several notable shows, is a new member to the reboot of NormalBoots, and was previously a finalist in Nintendo's 48 Hour Wii U Challenge. A comedian at heart, Jared is one serious gamer.
Mega64 are the minds behind a series of comedy skits centered around video games. Created by Rocco Botte, Derrick Acosta and Shawn Chatfield, Mega64 was originally conceived to be a public access television show, but they've grown much larger. From working with Konami on releases like Metal Gear and Castlevania, to being the best damn part about VGX; we're excited for Mega64's return to SGC!
Did You Know Gaming?
Shane Gill, with the help of some of your favorite YouTubers like JonTron, PeanutButterGamer and even the occasional ScrewAttack personalty, break down some of the industry's well known, and not so well know facts about your favorite childhood games. From video game history to behind the scenes in the industry, Did You Know Gaming always finds a way to keep us entertained while teaching us a thing or two.
Sam Beddoes - FreakZone Games
Sam Beddoes is the mastermind developer behind FreakZone Games, the studio responsible for bringing you Manos: The Hands of Fate, as well as ScrewAttack Games' own Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures and Jump'N'Shoot Attack. Hailing from across the pond, Sam is more than excited to spend time in States this summer with all you awesome g1's and might even reveal a new project in the works. If you see him walking around the convention be sure to say "Hi" and maybe buy him a pint!
Jirard Khalil - The Completionist
Jirard “Dragonrider” Khalil is known as The Completionist on YouTube. He likes to play one game a week, make a review, and share it with the world. In the process he systematically dominates said game to completion. His channel That One Video Gamer is home to The Completionist, Defend it!, and Why We Love Games. We can't be happier to have Jirard return to SGC 2015!
Curtis "TAKAHATA101" Arnott - Team Four Star
One of the co-creators, co-writers and voice actors of Team Four Star as well as the Creative Director. He is most notable for voicing Nappa and Cell in DragonBall Z Abridged. Takahata101 is also the creator/headwriter for Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, in which he plays Alucard. He's also provided several voices in videogames and even a ScrewAttack video or two. Man, does this guy have time to sleep?!
Scott "Kaiserneko" Frerichs - Team Four Star
Scott “KaiserNeko” Frerichs is a Texas based, Californian native voice actor, graphics designer, and writer. Co-founder of TeamFourStar, he is the director, editor, and co-writer fro DragonBall Z Abridged, provided the voices for King Kai, Trunks, and various side characters in the series. He's also voiced for several indie videogame projects and the MOBA Heroes of Newerth, as well as anime titles.
Nick "Lanipator" Landis - Team Four Star
After beingforged 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. 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. Nick shall continue to refine himself and his craft until he is deemed once again worthy of returning to Asgard!
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