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The Gregory Brothers aka schmoyoho
The Gregory Brothers, also known by their Youtube moniker schmoyoho, originated several amazing songs such as “Bed Intruder”, “Winning”, “Double Rainbow,” “Can’t hug every cat,” and countless more. They created the idea of “songify” – creating accidental songs using vocal processing and some catchy tunes. Their primary purpose is to songify the universe (because everything is better as a song, duh). Check out their YouTube channel where they make videos like Songify the News (previously Auto-Tune the News), classics like Bed Intruder Song & to Double Rainbow Song, & originals that shall make you wonder at the magnanimity of the world, or maybe just say “wut? why’d i watch that?” Their second channel, full of Happy Sad Songs, behind-the-scenes stuff, vlogs, covers, original songs, barbershop tags, WikiWars, live concert footage and much much more! Maybe we can sing and dance along together, our true destiny.
Epic Rap Battles of History
Epic Rap Battles of History, or ERB for short, is a YouTube series created by Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD, pitting famous historic and pop culture figures, against one another in a rap battle format. It is among the most subscribed channels on YouTube with over 14.2 million subscribers. Episodes regularly feature guest cameos with past cameos including other internet celebrities such as Lisa Donovan, Timothy DeLaGhetto, George Watsky, DeStorm Power, Jesse Wellens, PewDiePie, Jenna Marbles, Lilly Singh, Ray William Johnson, Rhett and Link, and Smosh. On July 3, 2013, “Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney”, was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in the United States. 10 other singles, including “Adolf Hitler vs Darth Vader”, “Albert Einstein vs Stephen Hawking”, “Dr. Seuss vs William Shakespeare”, “Master Chief vs Leonidas”, “Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates”, “Justin Bieber vs Ludwig van Beethoven”, “Mario Brothers vs Wright Brothers”, “Mr. T vs Mr. Rogers”, “Abraham Lincoln vs Chuck Norris”, and “Hitler vs Vader 2”, were later certified Gold as well.
Aya Ikeda is a singer born on August 23, 1988 in Osaka, Japan. She has sung the theme song for the anime Heartcatch Precure! and has also been a member of the female pop group C-ZONE. She is particularly known for her work in the Precure! series, which is hugely popular in Japan and well known in America. She’s sang the theme songs for Heart Catch Pre-cure!, Suite Pre-cure, Smile Pre-cure!, along with some related medleys and music from the show, along with music from Kindaichi Case Files, and Pokémon Ga-Olé. She is always happy to perform for fans! You can find more on her Facebook page.
EmpathP (otherwise known as Aki Glancy) is an American musician, illustrator, and Producer from Virginia. Specializing in the creation of original VOCALOID works, her credits include illustrating the Celtic English VOCALOID “AVANNA” and voice providing for the America English VOCALOID “DAINA”. Currently she is the manager and sponsor of the Western VOCALOID Concert project “VOCAMERICA”.
Greg Ayres can usually be found rockin’ out somewhere, whether animated or not. From the loud-mouthed Hideki in Nerima Daikon Brothers, to Koyuki, singing with the the band in Beck:Mongolian Chop Squad, he’s always glad to shake things up a bit. He is thrilled to be able to add the roles of Uesugi Kenshin in Sengoku Basara, Seikechi Tayama in Oh Edo Rocket, and Abe in Big Windup to his list of new roles. He can also be head as Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories , Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Negi Springfield in Negima, Heihachi in Samurai 7, Jr. in Xenosaga:The Animation, Tsujido in Speed Grapher, Roan in Ragnorok The Animation, Yamazaki in Welcome to the NHK, Nowy in Glass Fleet, Gau Ban in Shadow Skill, Pope Alessandro XVIII in Trinity Blood, and a bunch of other titles he’ll probably forget to mention. FUNimation recently announced Greg as Nagisa in Free!
When he’s not in a booth with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones of another variety behind “the decks”. A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, Greg has really enjoyed the opportunity of doing something else that he truly loves at conventions. From packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage of The Knitting Factory (NYC), Greg never misses an opportunity to share his love of music with anyone who will listen.
Chuck’s most recent anime roles are Reever in D-Gray Man Hallow, Austria in Hetalia, Jajuka in Escaflowne, Kuro (Sleepy Ash) in Servamp, Kuniharu in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K, Asanaga in Endride, Petra’s Father in Attack on Titan, Kyūta’s Father in The Boy and Beast, Tony Stark in Death Battle, Jason the Toymaker in Creepy Pasta and Emperor Pilaf in the DBZ movies and upcoming DBZ Super. Chuck hosts the weekly DubTrax podcast commenting with guests and characters on anime episodes and the GameChurch podcast which discusses how to live life if it’s a video game. Chuck’s digital presence is at chuckhuber.org and @chuck_huber in the twitter. Chuck Huber started acting in Anime in the roles of Garlic Jr., Android 17, Kibito, Master Shen and Mr. Shoe in DBZ. Since then he has voiced hundreds of characters including Hiei in YuYu Hakusho, Stein in Soul Eater, Kululu in Sgt. Frog, Mohji in One Piece, Shou Tucker in Full Metal Alchemist, Hiro in Shin Chan, Ash in Black Butler, Reever in D. Gray Man, Hector in Glass Fleet, Yuichi in Initial D., Akai in Oh Edo Rocket, Melt in The Tower of Druaga, Adashino in Mushishi, Eric Nishijima in Darker Than Black, Havel in Trinity Blood. He has been a writer on Hetalia, Sgt. Frog, Baccano, Spice and Wolf, Strike Witches, Dragonaut and the upcoming Skip Beat!. Video games Chuck has contributed voices for include Borderlands II, Ghostbusters, The Walking Dead, Aeon Flux, DBZ, Smite, The Killing Floor …among others. As a filmmaker Chuck has acted, produced, written or directed for Arbor Day – The Musical currently on Amazon Prime, Prince Adventures, The Troubadoors, The Fragility of Seconds, The Mechanical Grave, Odd Man Out among others. He began acting in Chicago at the Goodman Theater, Court Theater, Steppenwolf Theater after graduating from DePaul University and continues to work on stages in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Most recently he played Hugh Jameison in the movie Parkland, produced by Tom Hanks and starring Billy Bob Thornton and Paul Giamatti. He plays Russian bad guy, Colonel Kashoid, in AmeriGeddon and the demon Baal in The Crossroads of Hunter Wilde directed by Mike Norris (son of Chuck Norris), plays Dr. McCoy in Star Trek Continues; Dean Hansen on Season 2 of American Crime on ABC and Detective Swinton in the upcoming feature film The Harrowing.
Gareth West is a Texas based Voice Actor, raised in the Midwest, who is now working for anime companies in Texas. He can be heard as Sensei Takeda in Haikyu, Kanichi Konishi in Food Wars, Yasuda In Haven’t you Heard I’m Sakamoto, Dinkuron in Log Horizon, Kiril in Chaika Coffin Princess, the Avenging Battle Fudo in My Love Story, and Sakurai in Re Hamatora. He can also be heard in Monthly Girls Nozaki Kun, Hakouki: The Movie, and few more that he can’t mention just yet. After a whirlwind introduction to the world of voice over, Gareth is extremely excited to be welcomed into the convention community. He looks forward to hanging out and getting to know everyone who shares his love of all things nerdy, and anime.
Morgan Berry is a voice actor in various anime shows, movies, and video games. Her most popular anime roles being in, “Love Live! Sunshine!!”, ”My Hero Academia”, “One Piece”, “KanColle”, “Touken Ranbu”, “Hyperdimension Neptunia”, “Tokyo Ghoul”, “Riddle Story of Devil”, “ēlDLIVE”, “Overlord”, “Show By Rock!!”, and the award winning film “The Boy and the Beast”. Morgan has also voiced in various video games such as “Marvel Avengers Academy”, “Smite”, and the Nintendo game “Freedom Planet 2”. In addition, she voices for a variety of different YouTube web series including ScrewAttack’s "DEATH BATTLE” as the Yellow Ranger. On top of voice acting, Morgan is a singer and YouTuber under the name “The Unknown Songbird” with over 5 Million views in total.
Molly Searcy is the voice of Akame in Akame ga Kill!, part of Cartoon Network’s Toonami block. Other favorite Sentai Filmworks roles include: Girls und Panzer (Mako Reizei), HaNaYaMaTa (Sari), Another (Reiko, Miss Mikami), AKB0048 (Makoto), Brynhildr (Nanami), No Game No Life (Queen), MariaHolic (Fumi Kumagai), and Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya (Magical Sapphire). Ms. Searcy lives in Houston, TX, where she works as an actress and shoe coordinator for a professional ballet company. When she’s not in the booth or on the stage, Ms. Searcy enjoys traveling, running with her dogs, obsessing over music, and taking barre classes. Follow Molly on Twitter: @mollysearcy and Ask.fm: @ms5227
V is for Villains
V is for Villains is a new breed of entertainment. Mixing the visual styles of Steampunk, Carnival and Noir, with the musical taste of Nine Inch Nails, Prodigy, and your favorite film score; V is for Villains will take you on a journey through the imagination that your mother couldn’t prepare you for. Most groups often say that they intend for “world domination”… V is for Villains might actually mean it…
Greg "Greggo" Wicker
Greg Wicker (or “Greggo” as he’s fondly known) has been producing and hosting game shows at anime conventions since 1999, when he premiered Anime Match Game at Project A-Kon in Dallas. Since then, Greggo has done anime-themed versions of several classic game shows, created a few games of his own, and even had an original project that very nearly turned into an actual television show on Anime Network. These days Greggo is concentrating on perfecting his craft and making game shows available for conventions everywhere, bringing his rapier wit and friendly personality with him wherever he goes. You can see some of Greggo’s past game show efforts on his YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/gregdasgo or visit his website at http://www.facebook.com/greggosgameshows.
Trevor Mueller works at an advertising agency by day, and writes comics by night. His latest project is the multi-Harvey-Award nominated webseries ALBERT THE ALIEN (www.AlbertTheAlien.com). He has contributed stories to several anthologies, including READING WITH PICTURES, KILLER QUEEN, and AW YEAH COMICS. He is also the writer / artist / creator of several award-winning webcomic series (www.trevoramueller.com), and regularly reviews movies, video games, and comics. Trevor also appears on occasional episodes of the popular web series NOSTALGIA CRITIC, as well as AWESOME COMICS on the CHANNEL AWESOME website and YouTube pages. Trevor currently lives in Chicago with his wife, his baby daughter, and his cat, Waffles.