Special Guests & Panelists
James Rolfe is an American independent filmmaker, actor, film critic, video game critic, and internet personality. Rolfe is best known for creating and starring in the web television series Angry Video Game Nerd, a joint production of Rolfe's Cinemassacre Productions, GameTrailers, and ScrewAttack on the video platform YouTube. His other projects included reviews of classic board games and film reviews for the Spike network.
Jirard "Dragonrider" Khalil is the host of the YouTube review show, The Completionist, and co-host of Super Beard Bros. On his main channel, The Completionist, Jirard completes a new game every week, ranging from casual games to hardcore games. On his second channel, Super Beard Bros., Jirard, accompanied by Alex Faciane and Greg Wilmot, plays through games. Although he doesn't like to admit it, this makes him a "Let's Player."
Super Beard Bros. also serves as a "Behind the Scenes," as he sometimes does reviews of the games he's played. Jirard is also a member of Big Bad Bosses, a video game boy band. He plays the role of Big Bow.
Andre Meadows is the creator and "Black Nerd" of the YouTube channel. Every week, he posts rants, interviews and vlogs filled with a passion for geek culture, comic conventions, 80’s retro and 90’s nostalgia. Andre has met former Power Rangers and Nickelodeon stars, sang Reading Rainbow with LeVar Burton, and even did the Ninja Rap for Vanilla Ice! He’s an official ambassador for Nintendo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Power Rangers, and has a huge collection of Smurfs, Gremlins and cartoon collectibles.
Andre is not a Brony… he’s a Care Bro!
Norman Caruso is the creator of Gaming Historian, a YouTube documentary series that explores the history of video games. Want to learn about the landmark lawsuits that changed the industry? Or why the Power Glove wasn't "so bad" after all? The Gaming Historian has you covered.
The show has more than 14 million views and 350,000 subscribers, and has been featured on Destructoid, Polygon, Nintendo Life, and even PlayBoy. Norman earned his history degree from Elizabeth City State University.
Pat Contri is a video game player, collector, and historian known for his web shows Pat the NES Punk, Flea Market Madness, and The Completely Unnecessary Podcast. He is the author of Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library, and conducts the live annual NES Charity Marathon benefiting children's hospitals.
In his spare time he enjoys eating nachos, and hanging out with an old Jersey hippie named Frank.
The Game Chasers
Billy and Jay make up the dynamic game collecting team known as "The Game Chasers." Their mission: to scour the land far and wide to uncover gaming treasures of old. Whether it be gaming stores, flea markets, thrift stores, or even peoples attics, they search out retro games and have a blast while doing it.
In 2011 they decided to put their adventures on YouTube and became an instant hit.
Eric "8-bit" Perez
Eric Perez started playing video games at the age of four when his older brother bought a Sega Master System. From there he was instantly hooked on playing with anything he could get his hands on. Shortly after, his life was forever changed when he received his own NES for Christmas and the rest is history.
In 2010, Eric decided to start a video game review show on YouTube called The 8-bit Eric Show, since then he decided to start collecting video games again and became friends with many other gamers in the YouTube community.