2017 Guest Performers
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Mikey Mason: Musical Guest of Honor
Mikey Mason (a nationally touring standup comedian by trade) made a splash on YouTube with the video for his song, “She Don’t Like Firefly,” and is also known for the gaming anthem “Best Game Ever.” He has recorded many full length albums of geek rock comedy, an EP of non-comedic songs inspired by Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods, and hosts two weekly podcasts: Beer Powered Time Machine and All In The Reflexes.
Mikey’s work has been featured on DrDemento.com, Nerdist.com, MTV Geek News, SyFy’s Blastr.com, and in Time Magazine’s Techland, and he is a member of The Funny Music Project (theFuMP.com). He has made multiple appearances both on NBC and at the legendary House Of Blues, headlined on all four coasts and performed at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, DragonCon, Gen Con, Geek Media Expo, Browncoat Ball, and RPG conventions across the US. He proudly performs for at least one Can’t Stop The Serenity event, a fundraiser for Equality Now, every year. In his spare time, he occasionally sleeps.
“Soooo great!!” – Morena Baccarin (Firefly, Serenity, Homeland, V)
“My dad had a great sense of humor, knew hundreds of jokes, puns, limericks, etc and would have LOVED your song!” -Cindy Gygax (Daughter of RPG luminary Gary Gygax)
Visit his website at www.mikeymason.com
Madison Metricula: Musical Special Guest
Rich Sigfrit: Master of Ceremonies
In his own words: To say that I enjoy podcasting and new media would be a gross understatement. My credits include mentions in high school and collegiate papers, newspapers, Podcasting for Dummies, and Advanced Podcasting Tricks. I have been called an innovator, having created the first fandom podcast (RotO), the first podcast for an Independent Wrestling Federation (Halo: Hardwired), and distributed the first comic book made available via podcast feed (Podcast 9). I was the force behind the official Troma Podcast and a former host/editor of the 501stCast, the official podcast of the 501st Stormtrooper Legion. I produced the long running Amazing Pulp Adventures Radio Show starring Mister Adventure, serving as writer and primary voice actor for recorded and live stage versions. Currently, I am co-host on the long running Geek Radio Daily podcast.
I’m a Whovian, Star Wars fan, Whedonist and is known to watch the occasional episode of the Handsome Brothers Ghostbusting Power Hour known as Supernatural. You’ve probably seen me at a con as the Master of Ceremonies or on a panel about podcasting (I starting podcasting in ’03, for pete’s sake!). You may have seen my alter ego, Richie Muenster on a burlesque stage as an emcee for Creativity Out Of Context, The Succubus Sorority, The Riot Kittens and Nerd-Vana (I keep my clothes on, I’ve read the petition). I am the current reigning 3rd place champion of SparkCon’s Pun Tournament, like long walks on the beach and my turn-ons are metal bikinis, goth girls and Nathan Fillion.
Davey Beauchamp: Trivia Master
Davey Beauchamp is a trivia guru, graphic artist, writer, podcaster, and librarian.
His art has been used by BBCA, GnomeCon and the Geek Gala. He has recently released his first art book, the art of davey beauchamp, available soon on Amazon. He is also working on a collection of book covers. His first will be on a limited edition of the Cape Noire RPG based on the world of Brother Bones by Scaldcrow Press.
Davey’s next book in his RPG world the Amazing Pulp Adventures vol 2 the Worlds of John Hawk is coming soon by Scaldcrow Press.
He is also the host of Gallifrey Pirate Radio, an award nominated podcast dedicated to Doctor Who (gallifreypirateradio.com).
Boomstick Burlesque: After Hours Entertainment (18+)
Boomstick Burlesque is the newest Burlesque show to hit the Raleigh Area. Featuring classic Vaudeville style acts with a modern twist showcasing the delightful talents of performers from all around. Expect Silliness, Sexiness and Superfluousness!
Boomstick Burlesque is presented by Creativity Out of Context. Find out more about them by clicking here.