2018 guests


​​​Austin "Lockstin" Lockwood is a YouTuber who strives to think too hard about games and more. He is a video-game researcher and Internet personality best known for being the creator and host of the video-game theory YouTube channel, Gnoggin. He is always asking the difficult questions such as "How do fire flowers work?" "Does Donkey Kong have dentures?" and "What would happen if you drank Nuka-Cola Quantum?" Applying science and logic to the often illogical world of videos games is what he does best. But that doesn't stop him from doing reviews and discussions on the side.

Videogame BANG! is a video game and pop culture podcast hosted by Cory Vincent, Aaron Carter, David Webb, and Ivy Doomkitty based proudly in Sacramento, CA. In the 4 years since the podcast has started they have interviewed amazing guests in the gaming and pop culture world such as Katrina Law, Roger Craig Smith, Freddie Wong and more. VGB has been invited to host panels at Wizard World Comic Con, SDCC, SacAnime, and of course, Sac Gamers Expo. The crew doesn't take themselves too seriously, but they take gaming seriously.

Ivy Doomkitty is an internationally recognized Cosplayer, Artist, Gamer, and Published Model, based in Los Angeles. Ivy has been an avid fan of comics and gaming since childhood, and has been attending conventions for over 11 years.  In the last 4 years, Ivy has delved into the world of cosplay, fascinated with the creativity of it as well as being able to show her love of her favorite characters through this medium. Since then, she has quickly risen to become one of the most sought after cosplayers for conventions throughout the world. Ivy was also featured as a GUEST JUDGE on several episodes of the Syfy Original Series, "Heroes of Cosplay", and was the cover model for "Cosplay Culture" magazine. She is also podcasting regularly via gaming channel, Videogame Bang Podcast. Please note: Ivy Doomkitty autographs are $20 each.

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. 

Andre "Black Nerd" Meadows is an actor/comedian and the creator of the YouTube Channel BLACK NERD COMEDY. Every week Andre posts rants, reviews, vlogs and videos filled with geek culture, 80's retro, and 90's nostalgia. He was in "Sharknado 4" and has been a web celebrity on “Disney XD's Clash of Karts: Mario Kart 8 TV special”. Andre has moderated official Comic-Con panels for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, and the All That Reunion. He is also the host of “Catching Up with Andre” for Regal Cinemas; "Crash Course Games" produced by John & Hank Green, and is the co-host of “Kingdom Geek” for Fullscreen Media. He has made comedic videos with the Power Rangers Movie & TV casts, was invited to the Nintendo of America Office, received dating advice from Ice Cube & Kevin Hart, and has done collaborations with Nostalgia Critic, Angry Video Game Nerd, and other various YouTube channels. He is very proud of the fact that he probably has a bigger Smurf collection than most of you.

Jason Damron has been doing voice-over work for over 20 years and is known in the industry as the Voice Overlord. For many years now, his voice has been used for narrating countless audiobooks for Audible and Amazon, YouTube videos, video games, online tutorials, radio ads, and much more. Jason is most notably known for his narration as "The Storyteller" from ShoddyCast’s Fallout Lore Series and his work narrating major campaign swathes in Age of Mythology: Extended Edition - Tale of the Dragon (2016), Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms (2015) and Age of Empires II HD: Rise of the Rajas (2016). He has also narrated many Commonwealth Realm videos, a YouTube channel fully devoted to bringing you the best Nintendo content, specializing in game theories, in-depth analyses, and video game documentaries!.

Russell Barba worked in the video game industry during the early 90's as a computer artist, game animator, and game clean-up artist. He worked on “Harley’s Humongous Adventure” for the Super Nintendo, “Taz-Mania” for the Super Nintendo, “We’re Back – A Dinosaur Story” for the Super Nintendo, and “Dominus”. Dominus was scheduled to be released on the Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis but was ultimately cancelled. The game was later released on the PC. He also worked for “Sega of America”. While there he did work on “Jurassic Park” for the Sega CD and “Wild Woody” for the Sega CD.

Scott Zillner is a Professional Toy Prototype Artist and Prop Maker who has done work for JAKKS Pacific, Disney and many other companies. He was a featured guest on Mark Hamill's "Pop Culture Quest" and the Netflix Series "The Toys That Made Us" Season 3. He has done the paint designs for many of the action figures you collected over the years. Some of his most notable work includes painting the prop toys seen in the movie Tron Legacy, along with creating and painting Disney's Mindstyle "Tron Stitch". He has also worked on the paint designs for Disney Infinity figures, World of Nintendo Figures, Star Wars Lego Statues, Dragonball Z figures, Halo Statues, an extensive line of WWE and UFC figures, plus so much more!

Joseph Ferris is the co-content creator of Commonwealth Realm, a YouTube channel fully devoted to bringing you the best Nintendo content, specializing in game theories, in-depth analyses, and video game documentaries! Started by Konrad Janusz-Vaernes in Norway, he brought in more members to the realm, including editors Jannis Hermann, Phillip Russel, and Christian (iBuzzeh) and British voice actor Leo P. Making their way to the Sac Gamers Expo are Joseph Ferris, the co-content creator, and Jason Damron, the Voice Overlord and narrator of many Commonwealth Realm videos.

Natasha Vanessa Harried (also known as her internet personality) Ami Yoshiko is an actress, cosplayer, model, Twitch streamer and Youtuber. Her Youtube channel consists of cosplay tutorials, convention horror stories, wacky daily occurrences and video game/anime related content! She has made her TV debut on the Netflix Series, "13 Reasons Why" (2016) and has appeared in several films and TV productions, "Ride" (2017), Fox TV Series "Pitch"(2016) and in Marvel's newest addition, "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (2018). Ami has worked as a cosplay model for several companies and video games such as Halo and Japan Crate and worked as a promotional model at events such as Anime Expo, E3, and San Diego Comic Con. Swing by her booth and grab a print!