Uncle Yo: Karl “Uncle Yo” Custer has toured American anime, comic book, and video game conventions to spread his geek-specific stand-up comedy. Yo has hosted cosplay masquerades, competitions, panels and game shows at Otakon, the Brooklyn Sakura Matsuri, Tora-Con, the New York Comic Con, and many more. Published writer and reputable dog impersonator, you can hear all 18 of his characters on “Top Dog,” available now on Android phone. He currently podcasts “We are the Geek” every Monday from his home in Queens, NY while being held hostage by his cat. His latest albums, “Matching Hair Clips” and “Ecto-Kitt-Lorean” are currently available on iTunes. Learn more and come revel at www.uncleyo.com.
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Thomm Quackenbush was born in Beacon, New York. He is a novelist and teacher in the Hudson Valley, where much of his Night’s Dreams series takes place. He has been published by Double Dragon Publishing, Cave Drawing Ink, The Journal of Cartoon Over-Analysis, and more.
Sandra Daugherty: Sex educator & Podcast host Sandra Daugherty is all about the details. Her moniker, Sex Nerd Sandra, came from her enthusiastic love for teaching this knowledge. With 3 MILLION downloads in the first 18 months, her Nerdist Industries podcast “Sex Nerd Sandra” has beamed sex-positive knowledge directly into ears everywhere. Having covered a wide range of skill sets for the erotic & neurotic, Sandra looks forward to sharing her workshops, podcasting and answering your questions!
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Dave Ross: is a stand-up comedian and storyteller in Los Angeles, CA. He is the creator of the wildly successful Holy F*ck comedy show, and performs regularly at renowned theaters and clubs across the country, including Meltdown and the Hollywood Improv. He is a MOTH GrandSlam winner and co-host of Nerdist’s Sex Nerd Sandra Podcast. He’s smiley as hell and probably likes you.
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They are based in New York City, performing worldwide at Rock festivals and Anime or Comic conventions.
Their band name “The Asterplace” means “creating beautiful music like flowers blossoming every year” and the origin of the name came directly from their beautiful melodic music. As the sun shines in the world, as the moonlight in the sky, The Asterplace plays music toward the world.
Their performance experience is really marvelous in spite of being a rookie band.
After their fantastic concert at Anime Syracuse 2011,
they’ve performed at many conventions as the musical head liner at Zenkaikon, Toracon, BAMcon, DC Sakura Matsuri, KOTORIcon, and more!
They create their music world with their different cultures and their soaring spirits for music. And their creative and positive actions make people support the band steadily. The Asterplace’s entertainment rock show crosses over races, sexes, ages, and any borders, and it fascinates, bewitches, and leads anyone to earnest emotion. Their complete rock entertainment show, with their variety of music styles, it is very enjoyable for all audiences.
More than ever! Don’t miss their cover anime songs from your favorite show!
The Asterplace is :
Kota Tsukimoto : Main Vocal / Backing Guitar
Robert “Luobei” Luo : Bass
COHEI “The Spoken One” Hattori: Lead Guitar / Back Vocal
Shusuke”Shu” Inaba : Drums
Kiyoshi “KC” Chinzei : Piano
Lauren Grover is a self-taught henna artist, specializing in traditional designs since 1993. This makes her the most experienced professional henna artist in the Northeast, and nearly the whole country! Her research into and teaching the medieval history of henna designs has won her much respect, as well as a prestigious Maunche award from fellow medieval enthusiasts. She loves sharing her art with others, and is sought out by students wherever she goes.
Ian Rubin is a comedian, actor, and sexy hunk of a man. From New Jersey, Ian Rubin has spent many years of his life performing for audiences all around the Tri-State area. His stand-up focuses on important questions such as: Why did he ever dress as Spike from My Little Pony? Who allowed Steven Moffat to give Ian “feels”? And for the love of everything, why doesn’t anyone believe he is Batman? ( IT’S TRUE!) This will be Ian’s debut at NonCon and he hopes that people might be generous to come see him! HE’S ALSO MADE OF CHOCOLATE*
In addition to Stand-Up, Ian is an Improv Comedian and founder of UProv Comedy: The Internet’s First and Only Improv Comedy Show! (http://www.youtube.com/UProv)
*Results may vary