• Performance Guest Announcement: Triforce Quartet

    The Triforce Quartet will be performing at the Colossalcon Formal Ball for the first hour.

    Immerse yourself in the captivating fusion of a string quartet and gaming nostalgia with the Triforce Quartet. What began innocently as a short Zelda medley at a recital in 2007 soon skyrocketed to viral fame, as the quartet redefined the boundaries of musical performance by seamlessly blending traditional string quartet instrumentation with iconic video game melodies.

    Led by cellist Chad Schwartz, whose passion for both video games and classical music drives the quartet’s innovative arrangements, the Triforce Quartet invites both gamers and non-gamers alike on a spellbinding musical odyssey. With their expertly crafted renditions of beloved video game themes, the quartet promises an unforgettable concert experience that will leave you entranced and inspired. The four members of the Triforce Quartet take audience members on an unforgettable musical journey.

  • Panelist Guest Announcement: The Manly Battleships

    The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving guys and gals that have formed the greatest programming group on the east coast convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their powers with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to form the new titan at the front of the con scene. The Fleet’s arsenal offers a lot of a lot, and a little of everything! From the “stay fun” academic to over-the-top panels; high quality times are to be had under the Fleet’s banner. No matter your pleasure, there’s a Manly Battleships® event that’s right for you!

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  • Panelist Guest Announcement: Samurai Dan

    The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, running a traditional samurai training center in Iowa, and have a combined 35 years of experience.

    Beyond their martial skills, the dynamic duo collaborated to write, direct, host, and star in a 12 episode TV series entitled, “The Way of The Samurai.”

    Daniel is also an author, with several martial art articles published, and is currently working on his second full-length novel.

  • Guest Announcement: Lindsay Seidel

    Lindsay Seidel began her professional acting career at the age of 10 when she was hired to be the voice of textbooks used to teach Japanese children English. In the years since then, her voice has been heard on television, radio, video games, and over 100 anime shows with Funimation. Her work in voice over was recognized by Behind the Voice Actors, who named her “Voice Actress of the Year” in 2015. Lindsay is known for voicing a diverse range of anime characters in various shows, including My Hero Academia (Nejire), Assassination Classroom (Nagisa), Fairy Tail (Romeo and Angel), Tokyo Ghoul (Eto), Steins;Gate (Ruka), One Piece (Boa Sandersonia), and many more! She also voices characters in several popular video games,
    including Smite (Neith) and Paladins (Cassie).

  • 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.