2018 Guest Line Up
A full-time YouTuber since 2011, Stephen entertains daily through his two channels. StephenVlog has been chronicling his life every single day for over 8 years, and StephenPlays releases daily video game content across a wide variety of genres and systems. He is a Myrtle Beach native, where he lives with his wife, Mallory, and two cats, Sagan and Kepler.
Mal combined her three loves — art, teaching, and gaming — to create MalMakes, a YouTube channel dedicated to creating video game paintings. A former high school art teacher, she instructs others how to paint, and even does an "Intro to Painting" series for beginners. She and Stephen met a decade ago on a fansite devoted to the SNES classic, Earthbound.
The Game Chasers
Jay makes up half of 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.
Olivia Mears, the creator of AvantGeek, will be joining us this year and leading a discussion on Cosplay Physics: Going from video games to in real life costumes. Olivia’s works have been featured internationally in publications and shows including Good Morning America, ABC's The Chew, NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers, On Air With Ryan Seacrest, in nationally televised commercials for Taco Bell and worn by Taco Bell's representatives at MTV's 2015 Video Music Awards. We look forward to Olivia bringing her expertise to this year’s Southeast Game Exchange.
Brandon is an avid video game collector and enthusiast and has been for many years. Brandon's video game news, reviews, and pick up videos on his Youtube channel "BP RetroPower" show off his vast knowledge of the video gaming industry. Brandon constantly strives to build the local gaming community and has become a well known leader here in the Carolinas.
At a young age, Brad would time himself and see how fast he could beat Super Mario Bros. 3 for fun. Now as an adult, he does this live on Twitch competitively for the Any% and No Wrong Warp categories. Just one year ago Brad was in the top 20 in the world, but his times have been beaten and he strives to get back into the top 20. Brad is also the lead developer at Pennybox Games and has had multiple games featured world wide on the app store. Speedrunning Super Mario Bros 3 is one of his favorites and hopes it can help promote his business and his games.
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