Look at all these sweet Guest Speakers at SGC 2014!
Keiji Inafune - Comcept We couldn't be more thrilled to announce SGC 2014's Guest of Honor, the co-creator of Mega Man and video game icon Mr. Keiji Inafune! Inafune was previously with Capcom as their Global Head of Production and worked on many famous franchises like Resident Evil, Onimusha, Lost Planet, and Dead Rising. Now he runs his own company and is currently developing Mighty No. 9.
Chris Torres - LOL-Comics & Nyan Cat! Chris Torres is a long-time stick figure artist and cat lover. Creator of LOL-Comics and the one and only Nyan Cat!. Since first posted in 2012, Nyan Cat has garnered over 100,000,000 views to his original video and become a world-wide pop culture phenomenon. Chris is a lover of all things cats and will talk about them until the sun comes down. ☆*:.｡. (๑•ω•๑)っ .｡.:*☆
The ScrewAttack Crew Having rocked the Internet’s face for over eight years, ScrewAttack is excited to be headlining its 4th SGC. It is home to variety of shows like Death Battle, Top 10, Screwin’ Around, and Hard News. A source for all the news, reviews, and trailers a gamer could need; 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 2014!
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!
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.
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 2014!
James Rolfe - The Angry Video Game Nerd James Rolfe has filmed hundreds of videos in his career but it really took off in 2004 with the Angry Video Game Nerd. Since then he's created a merchandise line, video game, and soon to be movie around AVGN! Rolfe also runs Cinemassacre.com with Mike Matei, creating shows like James and Mike Mondays and Board James.
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.
Brent Black - brentalfloss
Brent Black is an American songwriter, lyricist, and singer, who has developed popularity mainly for his content on YouTube, which consist of parodies and covers of video game songs in which he adds his own lyrics. Brent is also expanding into the world of soundtrack composition for some games of his own. Be sure to welcome him back for another fantastic SGC!
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!
The crew of Hidden Block Hidden Block is a collective of YouTubers who like to make funny videos. You might have heard of them with big names like Balrog The Master, Brutalmoose, Caddicarus, NintendoFanFTW, SpaceHamster, and Yungtown. They make everything from reviews, top 10s, and weird Pokemon facts. Lots of Pokemon facts.
Jon Jafari - JonTron JonTron's YouTube channel is all about yelling at bad video games with his parrot Jacque, but Jon has become much more influential over the past few years. He started the site NormalBoots, helped get the Game Grumps started with pal Arin Hanson, and has since gone to re-launch NormalBoots with a new programming line-up. We're excited about having Jon out for SGC 2014.
Joe Vargas - Angry Joe Joe Vargas a.k.a. Angry Joe, began posting gaming videos in late 2008 with one goal in mind—to share his honest thoughts about the latest games in an entertaining and passionate way. The Angry Joe Show is a unique blend of brutally honest video reviews combined with sketch comedy and over the years Joe has built a strong community around him known as the Angry Army. Will you join the mission?
Patrick Scott Patterson - Original PSP Patrick Scott Patterson is a Video Game Media Personality, who's friends call him Scott. Patterson is slated to appear in a variety of film projects in 2014, including quite a few gaming documentaries. He's worked with G4tv to bring a live Donkey Kong world record attempt and has spoken on important and controversial video game topics at live events such as San Diego Comic-Con, SXSW, SGC, and more.
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!
Pat "The NES Punk" Contri Pat "The NES Punk" has emerged from being an obscure online game reviewer to Internet stardom as a prominent YouTube celebrity. He has collaborated with Retroware TV, AVGN, and many more content creators. People love him for his knowledge of Nintendo, his quirky/bizarre sense of humor, and his magical hair.
Mike Matei - Cinemassacre Mike is a producer with Cinemassacre Productions and longtime co-writer on James Rolfe's AVGN character. He is the artist responsible for many of the title cards on the show, alongisde a number of appearances as guest characters throughout the series. While the AVGN movie was being filmed, Mike managed the AVGN YouTube and created a variety of original programming earning him his own fanbase. We're extremely happy Mike is back for SGC 2014!
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 2014!
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.
Grimecraft 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.
Curtis "TAKAHATA101" Arnott - Team Four Star Takahata101 is one of the co-creators and voice actors of Team Four Star. He is most notable for voicing Nappa, Bardock, Super Kami Guru, Dende and Cell in Dragon Ball Z Abridged. He provides voices for several other online series; like his own Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, Attack on Titan Abridged, and he even voiced Shadow The Hedgehog in ScrewAttack's Death Battle. We're thrilled he'll be at SGC 2014 representing Team Four Star!
Amber Lee "SHUDO-RANMARU" Connors - Team Four Star Amber is a professional Voice Actress, Script Writer, Director, and founder of Sound Cadence Studios. Amber started voice acting in 2007 with a strong passion for the craft. Her most recognizable roles being in Dust: An Elysian Tail, Heroes of Newerth, and she voiced Android 18 in Team Four Star's Dragon Ball Z Abridged. Having grown up as a fan of video games and anime, one of Amber's hobbies includes bringing her favorite characters to life through Cosplay.
Howard "TEHEXORCIST" Wang - Team Four Star Howard is a Vancouver based voice actor, cosplayer, and creator of D.Gray-man: The Abridged Series and more recently, Co-Producer/Co-writer on Attack On Titan Abridged, in which he plays Eren Jaeger. He has also provided voices for Team Four Star's Dragon Ball Z Abridged and Hellsing Ultimate Abridged. Howard strives to be a quality entertainer, both on and off the internet. Also, he is the long lost son of Hideo Kojima (unconfirmed).
James Ronald - Epic Game Music A 10 year veteran of the touring band Delinquints, RetrowareTV’s resident rock bad boy James Ronald turns all your favorite video game music into original sonic masterpieces with wailing guitar solo, driving basslines and concussive beats on his show Epic Game Music. Recently Epic Game Music has been taking the internet by storm and it’s only a matter of time before it’s on the top of the YouTube charts!
Shane Gill - DidYouKnowGaming? Shane is the owner/operator of DidYouKnowGaming, the Internets number one source for general trivia on the subject of video games. His dot com has partnered with VGFacts to build a robust network of gaming infromation and his YouTube channel has over a million subscribers. When he isn't dominating the information world of games, Shane makes pixel art under the psuedonym 'Badassbill'.
Nathan Smith - NateWantsToBattle Nathan makes music videos all about the realm of nerd-dom and half of the ridiculous duo known as Nate and Dookie. From rewriting popular songs to be about video games, to unique covers of classic video game tracks, to performing anime openings in English. If you like music, video games or anime, he's got stuff you'll probably find tolerable.
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.
Ben Crater - SoCloseToToast Ben combines his love for beatboxing and gaming into unforgettable comedic videos. Whether recording other's reactions or his own playing a rage intensified game or even releasing a cover of your favorite song, the outcome is always entertaining. If you enjoy gaming, laughing and creativity, then Toasty may have what you are looking for.
Chris Wiseman - Captain Redbeard Chris Wiseman, most know him as Captain Redbeard from GameStop TV and his YouTube channel BeardTV. He has been on multiple event panels discussing video games and nerd culture. Lover of dinosaurs and video games, and not necessarily in that order.
Jimmy Markowski - Chaosxsilencer
Father and Husband first, gamer second. I dabble in the YT, owner of Chaosxsilencer and Professional Call of Duty Team Kaliber. Gaming Community Manager for the Fullscreen network. Legend of Zelda Link to the Past is my jam!
Kyle McNeal - TheKingNappy A gamer his entire life, Nappy has found his home in the Pokémon Community. Everything from Let's Plays to livestreams and even a weekly Pokémon Top 5 series, if it's related to Pokémon, Nappy is the man to speak with. In addition to his main channel, Nappy also manages the day-to-day activities of the popular Pokémon Community channel on YouTube, LumioseStation.