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, the company behind the award winning steampunk web series Steamworks & Shadows, is a Missouri based media production team. Their most recent short film, Bathrobe Ninjas, won an honorable mention in a worldwide 100 hour film race! Their short films, blogs, and cosplay videos are favorites among many convention goers in the Midwest area. If you’re a cosplayer, you may just appear on their show!
Greggo’s Game Shows
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/
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!
Returning again to our convention event are the Sleeping Samurai! Below is a short description of the company, from founder Caleb Snow:
Sleeping Samurai is a company based around bringing Interactive Entertainment to conventions. We supply hand made foam weapons, made to simulate actual weapons with as much historical accuracy as possible. These weapons are created entirely by the staff of Sleeping Samurai. Most all of the weapons that we create are Asian inspired. We do have some European inspired weapons, though. So, whether you are looking for a foam katana or a foam hammer, you should find what you need in our wide array of weapons. Custom orders are always welcome!
Sleeping Samurai was founded in 2007 and since that time we have brought our expertise to dozens of shows, so far. We travel across the U.S. to bring conventions our unique style of foam fighting. Not only do we offer con attendees the chance to participate in the foam battles themselves but we also hold instructional panels, historical panels, choreographed fight routine panels, training sessions and much more. At each convention we attend, we hold tournaments for con attendees to participate in (where available). The winner of each tournament receives their pick of one free item from our inventory. Foam weapons, parasols, hand fans, necklaces, prayer stones and sensual oils are just a few of the items that we carry.
You can check out our web site for a full listing of the weapons that we create and for information on the conventions that we are scheduled to attend. Our web site is www.SleepingSamurai.com. For any questions you may have, we can be reached at TheSleepingSamurai@gmail.com. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to seeing you all soon.
Sleeping Samurai “Are You Sleeping”