• Guest Announcement: Lame Genie

    Lame Genie is not just your ordinary band and YouTubers; they breathe new life into classic and modern video game soundtracks, with their high production and a live show with a fun factor of 5!

    Founded in 2012, Lame Genie quickly rose to prominence with their heavy renditions of both retro and modern game soundtracks. Drawing inspiration from the classic era and modern gaming, Lame Genie breathes new life into each song, while still retaining the spirit of the original, creating a unique sonic experience that resonates with gamers and music enthusiasts alike. 

    What makes a Lame Genie concert truly special is the audience interaction. At their shows, they introduce an interactive game called “Video Game Armageddon,” where the audience becomes part of the action. With the use of their custom developed technology, fans get to choose the next song in the setlist by yelling the loudest, adding an element of unpredictability and excitement to each performance. 

    With each performance and appearance at any convention, Lame Genie will be the event that all attendees will be talking about and looking forward to for the following year.

  • Performance Guest Announcement: mc chris

    mc chris is most widely known for his recurring character MC P Pants on Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force where he was also an animator and writer. He’s been featured in the Aqua Teen movie, the video game and most recently on a series of YouTube videos called Aqua Donk Side Pieces. He’s also starred on several Adult Swim series including The Brak Show and Sealab 2021. When he’s not voicing some of his iconic late-night characters, he’s a full-time touring rapper. He’s a pioneer of the hip hop subgenre Nerdcore and has worked with the likes of Talib Kweli, Andrew WK, and Donald Glover. His fans include the likes of Gerard Way, Post Malone and T-Pain and was even sampled by Run the Jewels for the latest Aqua Teen movie Plantasm. He’s toured with Reggie and Full Effect, Ninja Sex Party, and Warped Tour, appeared on a GWAR album, performed at the gathering of the Juggalos and even had his own Honda commercial. His music has been featured on several Adult Swim Shows and commercials, Broad City and America’s Funniest Home Videos. mc chris is the widely accepted soundtrack to nerd culture. Not only does he rhyme about what nerds love most, but he was one of the first performers to encourage nerds to have pride in themselves and what they care about. He’s a full-time single father to his son, Tony, and lives in Los Angeles.

  • 2024 Room Rate Info

    Our room block info will be posted on Tuesday 11/28 at 11am EST. Below are the rates for 2024:

    Please note some that room rates for Tues/Wed/Thurs/Monday are at the prevailing rate and may fluctuate. Please check the rate and availability on the booking page.

    Room rates for Thursday -Sun (for rooms remaining in our block)

    Double Queen Sofa:  $284

    Double Queen Sofa Balcony: $314

    King Whirlpool Suite: $354

    King Honeymoon Suite: $354

    2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Suite Balcony: $464

    2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Suite Patio: $464

    King Bunk Suite: $529

    2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Living Room Suite: $529

    Royal Hospitality Suite: $529

    2 Bed Living Room Balcony Suite: $529

    3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Living Room Suite: $1229

    3 Bedroom Penthouse Suite: $1,329

    Big5: $3029

    Rates do not include tax, and a $29.99 resort fee per night. The above rate expires on August 5th, 2024.

  • Performance Guest: Bit Brigade

    Bit Brigade

    Bit Brigade performs rock covers of full NES game soundtracks as their gamer speedruns the game live on stage. 

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    “When was the last time you attended a live music performance with a genuine element of risk involved? And no, going to a Gwar show with a white t-shirt on doesn’t count. When Bit Brigade takes the stage your mind will frantically oscillate between “Oh! Agh!! Please don’t die!!” and “YES! He’s doing it!!” Combining the dread and daring of a live video game speed run with the spot-on technique of a live band covering the musical accompaniment to everything you’re seeing on-screen in real time, Bit Brigade will have you swinging between the two mediums. From thrashing about to live renditions of your favorite stage themes, fingers yearning to the sky in a rock ‘n roll parody of sea anemones seeming to silently plead, “Please, feed us more fretboard pyrotechnics!,” to being locked in stock-still rapture as the infallible maestro of the d-pad, Noah McCarthy, takes on the final boss and risks his video game life under the threat of intense peer scorn (or the reward of night-long glory and a credits score). No matter the outcome, Bit Brigade must play on until the deed is done – which it always is – on the first (and last) try. Once Noah’s NES buzzes on, there’s no turning back.” – Metalhead Mike of The Shizz, summer 2011

  • Guest Announcement: Kazha

    Kazha is a rock band founded by a Japanese singer-songwriter Kazuha Oda (Kazha) and a guitarist Hideki Matsushige in 2009. 

    Kazuha Oda is a classically trained singer who has worked in various genres of music from Classic to Heavy Metal. Her work has appeared on the iTunes Top 100 charts of numerous countries for a significant amount of time. She is an Official Ambassadors of “Music Export Memphis” and currently touring nationally, representing the Birth Place of Rock’n’Roll Memphis, Tennessee. 

    After the release of their first album in 2010, Kazha made its first U.S.A. debut performing at San Francisco’s Asian Heritage Celebration, sharing the stage with hip-hop group Far East Movement. In September 2010, the band made its first Anime Convention debut at Colorado’s Premier Anime Convention “Nan Desu Kan.” They also appeared at “Vianco Expo” and made their debut in Mexico that same year. Since then, they have been performing at numerous Anime and Comic Conventions and Festivals around the world. Kazha has shared the stage with national artists such as George Lynch, Tracii Guns, LA Guns, Y&T, Tantric, and Trapt until now. Around 2015, the band gradually started to move their base of operations to Memphis, TN. Since then, they have been featured on local broadcasts such as WREG News Channel 3, Channel 24, and WMC Action News 5. 

    Kazha represents a new future of music: a fusion of cultures and musical view points that create their sound, combining the softness of a falling feather and the heaviness of a hurricane. 

  • Guest Announcement: Professor Shy Guy

    Professor Shyguy hacks a Game Boy to write his own music, adds powerful vocals, ripping guitar solos, and adequate keyboard to create a highly-danceable, theatrical take on pop music. His live shows are intense but inviting, often humorous with a strong visual component, encouraging audiences to participate or just sit and take in the music. He has toured through 47 states, opened for They Might Be Giants, Andrew WK, Mega Ran, Protomen, Psychostick, etc. There are many places you might have already heard him, including singing in episodes of Dragon Ball Super, Kumail Najiani & Emily Gordon’s podcast ‘the Indoor Kids’, Diamond Club, youtube shows like Angry Video Game Nerd, GuudeBoulderfist, PortsCenter, or in video games like Infernax.