Vitamin H are the professional panelist group that’s been bringing you the cure for con boredom since 2013. Whether it’s horror, humor, history, or just over the top, late night insanity, they’re dedicated to making sure you laugh and learn.
Kidd Bowyer is a small, round English thing who loves anime, videogames and all things spooky. She can be seen online in her YouTube series, Otome-Nia! where she rants about bishounen (and occasionally birds).
Pathos Prime is a longtime anime fan and history nerd who can occasionally be heard screaming in the background of anime such as One Piece,Chaos Dragon and Attack on Titan: Junior High.Facebook: facebook.com/VitaminHOfficial Youtube: youtube.com/user/VitaminHProductions Twitter: twitter.com/VitaminHPanels Tumblr: vitaminhofficial.tumblr.com
Disney, Anime, Broadway, top 40: Caleb Hyles has done it all when it comes to cover songs! With his big heart, and even bigger voice, Caleb has wowed millions across the globe with a multitude of musical styling and an infectious, positive attitude. Caleb Hyles has a history in musical theatre, having grown up in a family of musicians and thespians. There was no doubt that Caleb was born to be an entertainer of some kind and YouTube become the platform for his talent! Caleb has been recognized by the likes of Ryan Seacrest, Tyler Oakley, DeeDee Magno Hall, and many others for his musical prowess. Ever since his viral hit, “Let It Go”, dropped in 2014 Caleb has not stopped growing his YouTube channel which has garnered over 400k subscribers. By holding Live Q&A’s, and random “Skype Nights” with fans, Caleb has nurtured a growing community centered around one-on-one interaction and a common love for all things music. No other performer, or YouTube personality does as much for his fans as Caleb does.
He continues to produce new content on a weekly basis and is looking to expand his YouTube reach. Now an official Auburn graduate, he is focused on creating new content along with a new gaming channel, “Peace, Love, and Gaming.” Big things are happening with Caleb, and he hopes that anyone and everyone will join him for the ride. As Caleb says at the end of every video, “Peace, love, and metal!!”
Brass Engine Productions
Brass Engine Productions is a Missouri based media production team that has created short films, board games, and youtube videos. Join them for panels, get interviewed on their cosplay video, and sing your heart out at Nerdy Night Lounge’s Karaoke hosted by Brass Engine!
Back in 2009, we bought our first pachinko machine for engaging fans at our convention table. Shortly after that, we were bitten by the pachi bug, and now own 14 machines, in various stages of restoration. Pachinko is Japanese pinball, Japan’s favorite pastime. Its been one of their most popular leisure activities for nearly a hundred years. Pachinko Fever sets up an interactive parlor that works just like it does in Japan (minus the Yakuza, of course), where you buy balls to play with, and redeem your winnings for prizes much like an American arcade. Our machines represent the history and evolution of pachinko over the last 55 years with machines dating from 1961 up to 2010, so we have a machine for everyone! Come try your hand at some great prizes and experience this really fun part of Japanese culture first hand with Pachinko Fever at the Embassy Suites!
Note: Dancakes will only be appearing on Saturday, May 5th
DANCAKES is the brainchild of Daniel ‘Dr. Dan’ Drake and Henry ‘Hank’ Gustafson, two young sons of Saint Louis, MO just trying to make their mark on the world. You see, the story goes that Dan was working a greasy job at a greasy-spoon, flipping burgers and frying eggs, when one day he had an idea – could he make better tips if he drew pictures in pancake batter? He decided to give it a try one slow afternoon and the first Dancake ever served netted him a neat $15. The guy who ate it loved it, and may have changed the world forever. Dan got into the habit of serving smiley-face pancakes because, hey, if one guy thought it was worth it, there would definitely be more.
Fast forward five years – Dan’s 23 now, and it’s late summer of 2013 – when all of a sudden, the internet finds out about him. A photo has been posted to Facebook, then Reddit, and Dan’s cell phone is ‘blowing up’. “Dan,” say his friends, “You’re internet famous now.” The Reddit post leads people to Dan’s Facebook fan page – ‘Dr. Dan the Pancake Man’ – and a few weeks later a producer from NBC’s The Today Show is calling Dan while he’s on the job. “Hey there,” says the voice on the other end of the line, “Am I speaking with, uh, Dr. Dan the Pancake Man?”
They wanted to fly him out to NYC the next day so that he could be on air the morning before Thanksgiving. Not wanting to go alone, Dan invited Hank, his best friend and band mate, and Hank said yes without hesitation. The night before the broadcast the pair applied for their LLC and the company that would become Dancakes was born.
Now, they’re quickly becoming the most prestigious name in pancake art. Dancakes productions are known for their quality and finesse, their no-nonsense approach to artistic integrity. They blend wit, skill, and style into their videos, and they bring a personal charisma to live events that’s impossible to replicate. They are to pancake art as Dave Brubeck is to jazz, pushing the envelope and making the medium cooler with every cake flipped. If you want to be the talk of the town, hire Dancakes.
Dirty Dancing Dolls
The Dirty Dancing Dolls are a group of burlesque performers who specialize in the art form of “nerdlesque”. They have been together as a troupe since 2015, but already have become an extremely large staple in the cosplay burlesque community, traveling in front of crowds of thousands all over the Midwest, as well as places as far as Beijing, China! You may have seen them on the main stage at conventions such as “Anime Midwest”, “Daisho Con”, “Anime Milwaukee”, plus many more. Even just as attendees, these dancers are always around in one of the best communities!
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