2019 Special Guests
Ed is an American video game designer and producer.
Originally a 6502 programmer Ed has been making games since the 80s.
Here is his list of titles.
Pyramid Run (Atari 800) Ant-Farm (Apple II) Abrams Battle Tank (Sega Genesis)
688 Attack Sub (Genesis) Warriors of the Eternal Sun (Genesis)
Spider-Man vs. Kingpin (Genesis) Xmen (Genesis) Xmen2: Clone Wars (Genesis)
Ecco the Dolphin (Genesis) Tides of Time (Genesis) Ecco Jr. (Genesis)
Chakan the Forever Man (Genesis) Three Dirty Dwarves (Saturn) Mr. Bones (Saturn)
Kolibri (32x) Tiny Tank (PS1) Mort the Chicken (PS1) SmallBall Baseball (PC)
Mile High Pinball (Nokia Ngage) Mr. Pencil (Leapfrog Leapster) Slice (iPad)
Super Smash Ball (iPad) The Eclectibles (iPad) Space War Arena (Nintendo Switch)
Limited Run Games
Limited Run Games is a publisher of limited run physical games that were previously only available digitally. They focus on bringing these physical games to the PlayStation Vita, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. Limited Run Games will be with us all weekend selling their games and hosting a panel that you will not want to miss.
The Game Chasers
Jay will be back again this year form the popular game collecting Youtube duo know as "The Game Chasers". Jay is ready to share his adventures of hunting games in all kinds of places such as gaming stores, flea markets, thrift stores, and even peoples attics. Jay offers a unique perspective on video game collecting and he is even working on a "Game Chasers" movie!
Olivia Mears, AvantGeek, is best known for unconventional costumes such as gowns made from holiday decorations & food themed "Taco Belle" & "Pizzarella.” Her work has been in commercials for Taco Bell, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and worn at MTV's VMA. She is an ambassador for SINGER® Sewing Company and has judged for the Her Universe Fashion Show and the Crown Championship of Cosplay at C2E2, NYCC, and Singapore.
Eric "8-bit" 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, he created a video game review show called The 8-bit Eric Show on YouTube. Since then, he decided to start collecting video games again and became friends with many other gamers in the YouTube community.
Pixel Game Squad
Aaron has been in the video game collecting scene for years. He started back on youtube in 2014 and has been apart of 3 channels all revolving around the world of retro gaming and it’s importance. Aaron saw great success in a show called TheNESPursuit and has recently brought the show back to great reception from the retro gaming community. He runs a channel called Pixel Game Squad where he can now upload quality content every few days while keeping the passion for retro alive.
Generation Gap Gaming
You can say gaming is in their DNA at Generation Gap Gaming. It all began when Tyler (Dad) got the NES back in the 80s and he has passed down his passion for gaming to his kids Blake (13) and Emma (8). They started their YouTube channel back in 2017 to share their love for gaming from all generations, but retro gaming is where the heart of the channel is with their most popular videos being from their “Secrets and History” series. This is G3s second time visiting SEGE and they look forward to meeting everyone and can’t wait to shop for some great games.
As child of the 80's, Gary Katzer from RoXolid Productions has always had a love of video games and producing content. Haven been both a contributing author for two different magazines and a talk radio co-host in the early 2000s, Gary launched his first forray into YouTube in November 2007 for his then-employeer, Horizon Hobby. Feeling at home in this new platform, his RC-related videos were seen by millions. In 2017, Gary launched RoXolid Productions, focusing on Consumer Electronics, along with Modern and Retro Video Games. His philosophy is to help demystify technology for the masses in a fun and educational way. With several hundred videos posted to the channel there's something for everyone, from reviews to tutorials, console mods and livestreams.
Your Player 2
Joshua Irish (Your Player 2) is a gaming YouTuber focused on helping people grow their gaming channels with tips and strategy for video production, live-streaming, and social media. An avid gamer since a young age, YouTube gave him the opportunity to combine his love of helping people with his passion for videogames and content creation.
He enjoys tacos, playing Switch with viewers on Wednesday multiplayer streams, and spending time with his chihuahua, Chell, who is technically a hamster.
Feel free to connect with him prior to the show on twitter at @ItsYourPlayer2.
Russ is overall one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. He is always smiling in all his videos, and has a blast interacting with his viewers through comments or his live streams. His puts out weekly content on his channel and ranges from reviews, quick plays, and DIY projects including custom NES controllers and systems. Not only does he collect retro and modern video games, but he was also manager of a local video game store for 5 years. Russ’s love for video games is shown through his work, but it's also part of the car he drives. It is a full custom car, to the paint job, Mario graphic, custom interior, and even a Blue Winged Spike Shell as a Cargo carrier that sits on top of the car, scaring a few drivers who happen to catch Russ in their rearview mirror.
NES ADDICT was born the day Jay Crouch realized he never beat Batman on the Nintendo when he had it as kid. After hunting down a copy of the game and an NES, he finally put those demons to rest and in doing so fell in love with retro gaming. Searching out youtube as a source for information on other Nintendo games, he realized there was a whole scene revolving around his new found passion. On October 10, 2015 Jay uploaded his first video to the NES ADDICT channel wanting to share his love for the retro video games after being influenced by his favorite channels such channels and Retro Liberty, Michael B The Game Genie, Iretrogamer, and NESComplex. Jay's new found passion is showcasing old Nintendo merchandise licensed in the 8 bit era on his Nintendo Oddities series.
JLuv81 is a retro and modern gamer, collector, content creator and live streamer. A fan of Nintendo since the 80's with a love for the retro community and also enjoys all Playstation consoles. Jen has been in several collaborations with other Youtubers, does unboxing, pickups, reviews, discussions and vlogs sharing her experiences at conventions and The Nintendo Store in New York City. She is always positive and promotes positivity in her videos and live streams. She has started her channel in 2016.
bp RetroPower is a veteran, nerd, and all-around nice guy, seriously, he has his moments, He is an avid collector, gamer, and maker. He enjoys retro as well as modern gaming. On his channel you can find retro and modern game reviews, console and game repairs, and the occasional mod. He also supports the homebrew community through hacks and reproductions of custom and new retro games.
Kris Weissmann (Director/Coach)
The purpose of the USC Sumter eSports program is to promote the education and development of students through intercollegiate esports participation. The program’s goal is to provide a competitive environment for students to participate in a variety of games across the intercollegiate landscape. While providing competitive goals and aspirations, “the student” is the center of the program. The development of esports skills is paramount, but the development of the diverse student is the most important aspect of the program. This diversity shows among many aspects of the student’s growth, such as: teamwork, camaraderie, sportsmanship, time management, responsibilities in regard to social presence and educational standards, and developing skills to compete in a competitive environment (locally, nationally and globally).
DISTANT STAR CARES
Distant Star Cares is a semi-annual video game speedrun charity marathon held in Upstate South Carolina organized by a community of speed runners from around the world united in their initiative to help sick & disabled children get the emotional & physical care that they desperately need. Since 2016, they have raised nearly $3000 dollars for their charities: Extra Life on behalf of the Children's Hospital of Greenville Health System, St. Jude's Research Hospital and the Child's Play charity. Join Distant Star Cares at this year's SEGE for some awesome speed running demonstrations and challenges.
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