Xavier Woods

Xavier Woods

We really just like seeing this guy smile.

It’s a New Day, yes it is! And, without a doubt, Xavier Woods is a huge part of it.

Legit pop culture phenoms, The New Day proved their place in sports-entertainment history by setting the record for the longest Tag Team Championship reign in WWE history. They also released their own Booty-O’s cereal, hosted WrestleMania and brought some much-needed magic and wonder back to WWE.

You may also know him by his gamer tag, Austin Creed, the host of UpUpDownDown, the greatest gaming YouTube channel on the planet.

Retroware TV

Retroware TV

Classic gaming shows to delight.

Retroware TV is an open online community focused on sharing the awesomeness of all things retro gaming. Retroware TV contributors and community members regularly create the gaming videos, music, podcasts, and articles that make Retroware TV the source for classic gaming videos and knowledge.

Tonya Woldridge

Tonya Woldridge

A master storyteller will leave with many more stories to tell.

Tonya Woldridge is the Organized Play Manager for Paizo, Inc., overseeing the Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild, the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild, and Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild organized play programs. A long-time gamer, she started playing RPGs in high school. Over the years, some of her most frequent games played were 2nd Edition AD&D, Earthdawn, Champions, Shadowrun, and D&D 3.0/3.5. She started Pathfinder with the launch of the beta and has stuck with it ever since. After attending the third PaizoCon UK, she was hooked on organized play and spent several years volunteering for the Pathfinder Society, first as a Venture-Lieutenant in the United Kingdom, then as a Venture-Captain in Canada, before joining the team at Paizo.

Lysa Chen

Lysa Chen

She rolled a 20 for initiative on coming to MAGFest this year.

Lysa Chen has designed Dungeons & Dragons adventures for Wizards of the Coast and the Adventurers League and is distinguished as one of the Dungeon Masters Guild’s premier Guild Adepts. With roots in event organizing for her local AL scene, Lysa’s passion lies in growing and creating a more inclusive D&D community. She serves as a Community Manager for the Adventurers League and the Dungeon Masters Guild and produces and hosts Behold Her, a monthly podcast about women in the world of tabletop games. You can follow her on Twitter @mercyfuldm, or visit her website at lysachen.com.

Robert V Aldrich

Robert V Aldrich

He’s always been our kind of nerd.

Robert V Aldrich’s writing is the result of mixing high-quality 80’s cartoons with mid-tier video games and bargain basement literature. Throw in a few dashes of web comics and professional wrestling and you get something truly unique. Based out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, RVA is a veteran author who published his first book back in the halcyon days of 2001. A prolific writer online, most of his work these days can be found at his website TeachTheSky.com. He’s returning to MAGFest to promote his newest books: Proton, RocKaiju, and the 2018 Anthology.

George Ledoux

George Ledoux

The life bringer to our villainous Count Buff Von Studhorse!

George Ledoux’s twenty plus years as a voice actor and producer have established him as one of the most recognizable talents in the video game, narration, and voice-over fields. Best known for his work in “Dying Light”, “Neverwinter Nights”, “Freedom Force”, “Majesty” to name but a few.
He is probably best known to MagFest attendees as the voice of the evil “Count Buff Von Studhorse” in MAGFest Versus!

Lena Raine

Lena Raine

What lovely and magical music making.

Lena Raine is an award-winning composer and producer based in Seattle, WA. She has written original soundtracks for highly-acclaimed video games such as Celeste, Guild Wars 2 and Hackmud. Lena has also released several solo albums and orchestral works such as Singularity, Snowflight, and an upcoming full-length album.

Charlie Rosen

Charlie Rosen

Intense passion for collaborative music making? We thought he’d fit right in.

Charlie Rosen is the band leader, and arranger for “The 8-Bit Big Band” a 30-65 member Jazz/pops orchestra that formed to celebrate and realize some of the best themes from video game music from all consoles and eras arranged in a large ensemble Jazz/Pop/Rock setting!

Blending together timeless musical themes from Nintendo, Sega, Playstation, and more then re-arranging them in genres and styles of all musical inspirations, The 8-Bit Big Band has members from all around the world, but most reside primarily in New York City, and are some of the most highly sought after musicians and performers.

Out side of video game music, Charlie Rosen has made a name for himself within the worlds of Broadway, TV, and otherwise as an arranger, composer, and music director. He is the Music Supervisor/Arranger/Orchestrator for the upcoming Broadway show “Be More Chill” opening in February.

Anthony Burch

Anthony Burch

We like that he likes cats too.

Ashly Burch’s brother.

Anthony is a writer and game designer, known for the Borderlands series, the web series Hey Ash Whatcha Playin’, and the board game World Championship Russian Roulette.

Frank Cifaldi

Frank Cifaldi

Video game preservation should be his middle name. That would be a long middle name to put on his passport though and there’s probably a character limit.

Frank Cifaldi is the founder of The Video Game History Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to making sure the people of the future know everything they need to know about the games of today.

Kelsey Lewin

Kelsey Lewin

She’s examining history while she’s making history.

Kelsey Lewin creates mini-documentaries about odd and obscure topics from video game history on Youtube. She is also the co-owner of Seattle-based video game retailer Pink Gorilla Games, and is involved with various projects at the Video Game History Foundation.

Wes Johnson

Wes Johnson

The fury is real folks. He brings it.

Wes Johnson sleeps rather soundly for a murderer. Or wait, maybe that’s one of his characters. The lines tend to blur.

Most recently, Wes wandered the wastelands of West Virginia as Protectron Robots in “FALLOUT 76.” In “FALLOUT 4,” he dispensed truly bad Baseball history as Moe Cronin, Protectron-ing, and dispensing JUSTICE as the voice of The Silver Shroud. He had fun in “Nuka-World” reprising the Protectrons and bringing newer models to life.

In other realities, Wes was the guy who welcomed you off the boat in Bethesda Softwork’s “MORROWIND.” He was both the Criminal Scum (Lucien Lachance) and the Guards who arrested them in “OBLIVION.” He dealt in cheese and insanity as a Daedric Price of Madness named SHEOGORATH. Wes returned to Tamriel and the Elder Scrolls series in “SKYRIM”, reprising Sheo, Lucien, and Hermaeus Mora. He reprises his Arena Announcer from Oblivion and Sheogorath himself in ELDER SCROLLS LEGENDS.

In previous Fallout wasteland journeys, Wes stole your kills as Fawkes, swayed you to to do evil as Mr Burke, and bitched a lot as Scribe Bigsley in in “FALLOUT 3.” He fought famous Starship Captains as Klingons in “STAR TREK: LEGACY and CONQUEST, and has been proudly UNLEASHING THE FURY and calling goals for the STANLEY CUP CHAMPION WASHINGTON CAPITALS since the turn of the Century.

Wes has been SEEN as well as heard in feature films such as John Waters’ “A Dirty Shame,” Chris Rock’s “Head of State,” “The Invasion,” “For Richer or Poorer,” and has made appearances on HBO’s “VEEP,” “The Wire,” and NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Street.” he recently filmed a TV sitcom pilot with the great Ed Asner.

A comedian and impressionist, Wes worked morning radio at WHFS-FM, was the comedy co-host on a national radio show with the late Wolfman Jack, and has performed songs on “The Doctor Demento Show.” He also fought crime... with his voice... as the series announcer for “America’s Most Wanted.” In the end, Wes is happiest about his role as husband to Kim and father to Ben, Sam and Max. He DOES NOT actually live in a mansion, but fakes it well on YouTube. He is owned by a spoiled Chi-weenie.

Jan Johns

Jan Johns

What a friendly bee.

Jan Johns is originally from the DC Metro area where she started her career in musical theatre, which then led to on camera and eventually to voice over. In 2013 Jan moved to Los Angeles. Jan has always played with sounds and characters since she was old enough to talk. She has lent her voice and acting skills to Dungeons & Dragons (Rogue), Fallout 3 (Lucy West, Clover, Sierra Petrovita, Bittercup), Broken Steel (Specialist Olin), Murdered: Soul Suspect, Fallout 4 (Scribe Haylen, Ellie Perkins, Colette), Mighty No. 9 (Dynatron), creature voices on Fortnite and some pretty outta wack characters on Fallout 76. For the little ones, she’s voiced blender for Fisher-Price. You can also hear Jan’s voice on DreamworksTV: Public Pool, News That Doesn’t Stink and as the lead voice on JetBear. Jan also has voiced a few characters on Nickelodeon’s, The Loud House and Sesame Street’s, The Witch Sisters. Jan’s passion has always been in creating characters and she can’t fully wrap her heart and mind around the fact that her dream is now coming to fruition. She is grateful for the work and opportunities that have come her way and is very excited to see what her next characters will be.

Adam Neely

Adam Neely

So many jams to come. So many.

Adam Neely is a bassist and YouTuber who runs a channel that explores what music means, and what it means to be a musician.

Content Productions

Content Productions

They’re back for more fun and gameshows.

Consisting of representatives from past and current MAGFest regulars including the Virtual Fools, Low Score Podcast, and These Guy Are Sick video game improv troupe, for over a decade members of Content Productions have been entertaining MAGFest attendees. Expect to find Content Productions in a rousing rendition of “The Cost is Correct,” the Next Great Installment of Roll 4 MAGFest, Game Jams, and more!

8-bit Music Theory

8-bit Music Theory

Wonderfully detail oriented.

8-bit Music Theory is a YouTuber who analyzes the music of video games, entertaining both music nerds and video game nerds with interesting analyses on some of the most iconic tunes of the last 40 years. He’s not afraid to get into the nitty-gritty, note-by-note details of what makes this music so special to so many people, offering a mixture of accessibility and a level insight that appeals to both layman and the academic alike.

Freddie Wong

Freddie Wong

He’s a funny guy and we like having him around.

Freddie Wong is an online video pioneer, who has created award-winning series and shorts on the YouTube platform with his channel, RocketJump.

Named as one of Hollywood’s brightest stars on Forbes magazine’s 2015 “30 under 30” list, his viral videos have spread across the global web making garnering over 1 billion views since the channel’s inception in April 2010.

Outstar

Outstar

Refrigerators are cool, and so is she.

Twitch streamer, Youtuber, game developer. Evolved from working on The Witcher 3 into making a visual novel about romancing refrigerators. In between hugging refrigerators, she plays bass and draws stuff.

TASBot

TASBot

We found no glitch with this guy.

Allan Cecil (dwangoAC) is the President of the North Bay Linux Users’ Group. He acts as an ambassador for TASVideos.org, a website devoted to using emulators to complete video games as quickly as the hardware allows. He streams at Twitch.tv/dwangoAC and participates in Games Done Quick charity speedrunning marathons using TASBot to entertain viewers with never-before-seen glitches in games. By day, he is a senior engineer at Ciena Corporation working on OpenStack NFV orchestration and Linux packet performance optimization testing.