From Otakon to Anime Expo, Karl “Uncle Yo” Custer teleports to anime, comic book and video game conventions performing his unique brand of geek-specific stand-up comedy. Panel leader, Cosplay Masquerade MC, playwright and dedicated podcaster, Yo goes where he is needed to celebrate and explore fandoms, welcome newcomers, and promote equality. You can also hear him voice every dog and trainer in the Android game “Top Dog: Lucky’s Charm.”
Every Monday his podcast, “We are the Geek” tackles current issues, reviews shows and features up-and-coming convention guests, or fan-lebrities as Yo puts it. His two latest albums, Ecto-Kitt-Lorean and Matching Hair Clips are ready for download at Amazon and iTunes for your enjoyment.
His web work can be viewed with cameo on several Nostalgia Critic reviews, including starring in the 5th Anniversary short for Thatguywiththeglasses.com, DragonBored. Yo was also featured on SchnozMan and Hole Punch at Stayballsy.com as florist sociopath and super-villain, Jeff Regean.
Not Easily missed with his outrageous outfits, Lord Ramirez is a presenter and educator at many Sci Fi, Anime, and Alternative conventions across the U.S. His unique set of skills allow him to fit right in wherever there is something unusual and fun.
His interest in Japanese culture began with his study of Karate at age five. Since then, that interest has led to immersing himself into many aspects of traditional Japanese culture, which he is very much interested in sharing.
At conventions, his topics vary wildly from costuming and makeup, dance, and traditional Japanese rope arts, which he has been studying and practicing for the past 19 years. You never know what he will teach next. But one thing is certain weird, strange, and fun, you can bet Lord Ramirez will have some knowledge to share!
Gothic Prince Ken, better known as GPK, is the former vocalist of the popular duo band, GPKISM. Their music was a fused electro/industrial sound, that now as a solo musician, GPK has moved away from and is now experimenting in the areas of EBM/industrial and dubstep.
Gothic Prince Ken continued on from his work in GPKISM with Kiwamu, guitarist of BLOOD and owner of Starwave Records, to work on his solo project as GPK in 2011. His first single released was on June 16, 2012 entitled Phoenix. GPK has done quite a bit of touring in the last two years, which included his South American tour, The Beginning of the End of the World, in 2012. He also appeared at Brazil’s SuperCon, the country’s biggest anime event and had a turnout of over 1,500 attendees at his show.
GPK performed with the well known, Japanese, indie Goth band, Velvet Eden in 2011 in Shanghai and Liquid Boy in Germany. He also participated in two European tours organized by Ramen Event. He appeared with ACE in 2012 on the Absolute Conquest of Europe Tour and Orochi on their European tour in 2013. Fellow performers also included the well known and very popular DJ SiSeN, who has toured in the past with GPK on behalf of Tainted Reality.
GPK has also been attending a number of DJ events in Europe, which included Coalescaremonium in Belgium in March of 2013, one of the biggest events for him to date. He also performed at a fetish themed, DJ event in Belgium, in May of 2013.
In his history, GPK has released one single.
SiSeN is a popular underground DJ, specializing in industrial, EBM and dark wave and electro music. He is also a model and has showcased the work of fashion designer, Takuya Angel on a regular basis. Since his first appearance in the United States with Tainted Reality in 2008, SiSeN’s popularity and demand with the club and rave scenes has increased with each visit.
SiSeN has participated in a number of different events across the globe, including Tokyo Decadence, has toured with the visual kei bands BLOOD, Aural Vampire, GPKISM, and created a side project called SEILEEN alongside Selia in 2005. He has made appearances all throughout Europe, Russia, Argentina, Mexico, Australia, Japan, and the United States. SiSeN was a guest DJ at AnimeUSA in 2008 and 2011 on behalf of Tainted Reality and was also featured at the company’s Kabuki Stomp event in Philadelphia during late 2011. His next scheduled appearance on behalf of Tainted Reality will be at AnimeUSA 2013.
SiSeN released his first track, SaGa on the compilation album TOKYO DARK CASTLE on October 27, 2007, followed by a second track, Zi Qian on the compilation album Darkest Labyrinth Vol. 2 on June 30, 2010. His released music while working with SEILEEN includes the mini-albums Kinjirareta asobi and Requiem D-moll on April 29, 2009 and August 11, 2010, as well as tracks featured on the compilation albums Darkest Labyrinth Vol. 2 and Alamode Magazine CD Vol. 2. SiSeN currently participates in a “dark and strange club project” in Berlin, Germany called Japaranoia, made up of underground Japanese artists.
In his history, SiSeN has been featured on two compilation albums and as part of SEILEEN has released two min-albums and has been featured on two compilation albums.
Live in St. Petersburg: http://youtu.be/v90Idg9KssQ
Live in St. Petersburg: http://youtu.be/q6uqqVNKK7g