Special Musical/Comedy Guests
Mikey Mason 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, the 2011 Geek Media Expo, and RPG conventions across the US. He is also a proud media sponsor of Can’t Stop The Serenity 2011 and 2012, and performed at the CSTS 2011 Charlotte event, a fundraiser for Equality Now.He has been performing comedy for nearly 20 years, music for 24, and has been a geek and fanboy for much, much longer than that. His high-energy nerd rock comedy can only be described as contagious enthusiasm, ranging from the occasional twisted parody to his hilarious original comedy and songs. He made a splash on YouTube with the video for his song, “She Don’t Like Firefly,” which spurred the recording of his crowd-funded geek comedy album, “Impotent Nerd Rage.”He has been known to use excessive commas. Find out more at mikeymason.com.
Mon Frere Sketch Comedy Group
Mon Frere is a six-man comedy sketch troupe from Greensboro, North Carolina, originally conceived by some guys who went to college together and thought they were pretty funny. Irreverent, outrageous, and indecent, sketches cover a plethora of ideas and topics, from the idiosyncrasies of mundane life to flights of completely inappropriate fantasy. Founded in 2008, Mon Frere originally consisted of its co-founders and partners in crime, John McIntosh, an actor with a talent for the hilarious, and AJ Schraeder, a member of the acclaimed Idiot Box improv comedy troupe in Greensboro. The two began writing short sketches and performing them at local comedy clubs and open mic nights, and the group soon expanded to include Bob Beshere, an English professor and another member of the Idiot Box troupe, Mat Schantz, a law student with a secret past involving community theater, and Abe and Al-don Schraeder, AJ’s brothers, thus forming an unholy trinity of Schraeder comedy within the group.
Wizard Rock Band
With songs like “Voldemort Made Me Crap My Pants” and “Dobby, Bang Your Head.” it’s hard not to have a good time at a Humdingers show. More at http://
2013 Geek Film Fest Coordinators
Actress/Associate Producer, Adrenalin Films
Carrie Jones, known to friends and family as “Scary Carrie,” is a woman of many talents: singer (including NYC night clubs like Folk City and Café Wha?), comedienne (performing with Norfolk-based comedy troupe Funny Farm) and actress. She was first discovered by Adrenaline Productions when she worked as an extra for Fistful of Brains. Scary Carrie ended up in a cameo shot where she played the old lady zombie that ate more than several fistfuls of brains, thus earning her the title role. It was then her life-long passion for horror films and scaring the living daylights out of friends and family re-emerged. Carrie co-starred in the independent short film, Dead of the Night and most recently appeared as the Russian Scientist in A Few Brains More. As an active member of Adrenaline Productions, Carrie is the Associate Producer for A Few Brains More and Broken. She is also the film production company’s makeup artist/hairstylist who keeps the stars looking gorgeous until things go horrifically awry.
Writer/Director/Producer, Adrenalin Films
Originally from Leicester, England, Christine Parker began her film career in Sanford, North Carolina in 2004. She has written and directed 3 feature films under her company Adrenalin Productions. Two of them, The Forever Dead and Fistful of Brains are under distribution with Brain Damage Films. The third, A Few Brains More is currently making the festival rounds. She has also produced several short films including three award winners Getting A Head in the Movie Biz, Dead of the Night, and The Ghastly Ghostly Gas.Her company Adrenalin Productions endeavors to help its fellow film makers realize their dreams of making a movie. Adrenalin recently produced Loneliness, written by Alan Watkins, and Perception written and directed by Michael Ray Williams. Her latest film Cache Me If You Canwas written and directed by her good friend Bill Mulligan and is currently in post production.Christine has several new films in the works and is very excited to announce the formation of a new production company. Sick Chick Flicks will be a production company that produces films written, directed, produced, and crewed entirely by women. Her goal is to give opportunities to as many female filmmakers as possible.
2013 Geek Gala Game Day Coordinators
Carolina MiB (Men in Black)
Game Masters Extraordinaire
The Men In Black are the volunteer arm of Steve Jackson Games. In the guise of normal, everyday game enthusiasts, they subtly promote awareness of SJ Games products and help to further the agenda of the secret masters. They also do blatantly obvious things like run SJ Games products at conventions and game stores.
Geeks Got Talent! Contest Guest Judges
The following individuals have agreed to act as judges for our 5th Geeks Got Talent! Contest. Please do not attempt to bribe them, unless doing so will increase your donations to the raffle or result in them getting free drinks. Aww heck, just be nice to them!
Writer/Co-Creator, Undead Norm
For most of her life, Christine Brunson has been enjoying comic books but she didn’t start working on that dream until recent years. She made her debut as co-creator, writer, and colorist for the web comic Undead Norm. When not working on Undead Norm, she has completed work on upcoming comic projects including coloring pages of Disco Frankenstein and writing a short story for the horror anthology Skin Crawling Comics. Christine hopes to continue making great comics and artwork for people to enjoy for many years to come!http://www.christinebrunson.com/ http://www.undeadnorm.com/
Matt & Abby
The comedic stylings of Matthew and Abigail have entertained audiences from south Charlotte all the way to north Charlotte. Abby was an aspiring actress when Matt stumbled upon her (literally) as a travelling widget salesman. They spent a tumultuous time gallivanting about after a strange occurrence between an early 80s sports car and British police box; they’ve finally settled down here and now. Matt and Abby enjoy attending the Renaissance Faire, science-fiction conventions, and steampunk events in North Carolina and beyond; for some reason those types of venues feel a bit more like home to them. Matt and Abby are proud to be your hosts for the 2011 Geek Gala, and would like to remind everyone that they were born in the twentieth century and in fact are NOT time travelers in any way; that would just be silly.
Hi! I’m Jerry Frazee and I am a caricaturist. I’ve been drawing since I was old enough to lug a pencil, and have been doodling people’s likenesses since way back in 1986. Over the years I have drawn thousands upon thousands of party goers.
Get Dead Crew
Alien Make-up Specialists
There are monsters hiding amongst us… And The Get Dead Crew is to blame! Whether it be zombies, mutants, or those green-blooded hobgoblins from the planet V, they’ve created many. Infiltrating convention floors across the nation, monsters are being constructed out of thin air (and latex…).
The Get Dead Crew is a Charlotte founded company beneath Breathing Canvas; a duo of artists specializing in airbrush body painting, and cosmetic prosthetic applications. They’re here to alter your reality to fit your imagination.
The Get Dead Crew will be providing on-site make-up services prior to the Geek Gala. They’ll be located in the Piedmont Ballroom from 2 PM – 7 PM. Services include: Faces starting at $10+, Full body(one color) starting at $40+, Latex additional $5+, and Custom Stencils $5+. If interested in Full Body makeup please email them prior to the event for a quote, and so they can be sure to have the supplies in stock to accommodate your costume. Custom Stencils can be made on site as well as prior to the event. Email: Getdeadcrew@gmail.com