Ben Briggs announced for FANTOKU!


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Ben Briggs
Ben Briggs
Photo Credit: Vikka Leoni

… is a full-time musician, entertainer, and DJ with over a decade of experience, most widely known for remixing video game music. As the co-founder of Tiny Waves and a veteran contributor to GameChops, he has quickly become a key influencer in the industry with successful events and music releases. He has appeared at countless conventions and events worldwide, including Otakon, MAGFest, ConBravo in Canada and Minami Convention in Chile, South America.

Beloved for his electronic dance music with strong chiptune / 8-bit influence, he delivers a high-energy performance full of positive momentum and LOTS of dancing. Dedicated to “making the fun happen”, Ben believes it is his duty to remove people from the stress and problems of their daily lives with music. With any luck, his plan for world domination will succeed… one smile at a time.

The clock is running down for donations,but we’re still looking for new Patrons on our Patreon campaign!

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You can also still win 2 free passes to FANTOKU by sharing this image of FUZE! You’re entered every single time you share it!

Leva Bates announced for FANTOKU!

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Leva Bates
Leva Bates

…is an American professional wrestler, currently performing on the independent circuit in the United States. She is best known for her appearances within Shimmer Women Athletes under her real name, and is also known to create amazing cosplays for many of her matches! Leva has also made several appearances on WWE’s NXT where she is only referred to as the energetic Blue Pants.

She’s constantly flying around the world to wrestle, but in her spare time Leva hosts her own nerd focused show and podcast called The Geek Soapbox, which happens to be featured on the website of our sponsor Channel Zero. She’s been a fan, a guest, a supporter, and a friend to the Orlando Nerd Fest ever since we started doing these events and we love the hell out of her!

As for us, our FREE ENTRY vendor area has been met with critical acclaim and a huge demand for a larger space and more vendors, so we’ve doubled the space we’re renting and will be doubling the amount of vendors we approve for the Orlando Nerd Fest Vendor Bazaar. You can find the Facebook Event for that part specifically here! As of right now we still have some slots available, but apply quickly as they’re going like hotcakes!

We still need your support, and you can send donations directly to us here, or join our amazing patrons on our Patreon here!

Give us a like on our Facebook Page, and make sure to RSVP on the FANTOKU Event Page and the Vendor Event Page!

Last but not least, don’t forget that you can win tickets to the music side of things by simply sharing this image of FUZE! You’re entered every single time you share it!

SkyBlew to perform at FANTOKU!


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SkyBlew
SkyBlew

…grew up in Alabama. Most of his neighborhoods were polluted with drugs, gangs, and violence. Surrounded by negativity and transitioning into various foster homes, he could have easily chosen the wrong path. Rather than succumbing to his environment and dire circumstances, SkyBlew chose to rise above them and use music to soothe his soul and escape. His music is proving to be unique with an uplifting, powerful, and positive message in Hip-Hop. He uses his sincere, substantive lyrics & soulful sound to breathe life into a genre saturated with lies, darkness and gimmicks. Most say, SkyBlew is a breath of fresh air! He pushes the boundaries with his music and brings a new/unique flavor to the music world.

Staying true to himself and following his dreams has even led to his music being used by the GIANT anime company, FUNimation!!! SkyBlew, accompanied by his live Jazz Hop band – The Digi Destined, made headlines after their memorable performance at the 2015 Hopscotch Music Festival opening for Pusha T! He has performed at countless anime and video game conventions including: Anime Weekend Atlanta, The Carolina Gaming Summit, Hoshicon, The Triad Anime Con, T-Mode & more! He’s been on multiple tours, including a few with his musical mentor, Mega Ran!! SkyBlew’s distinctive sound is attributed to the diversity of his many idols.

We’re still looking for donations here, and would love if you joined our patrons on our Patreon here!

If you haven’t already, please give us a like on our Facebook Page, and remember to RSVP on the event page!

You can also still win 2 free passes to FANTOKU by sharing this image of FUZE! You’re entered every single time you share it!

E-Turn announced for FANTOKU!


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E-Turn
E-Turn

…is one of the rising stars of the Orlando Hip-Hop scene, and she’s been a staple performer of several ONF events for many years now. Her performances have been known to evoke an emotional response from a large spectrum of fans, and her passion and talent are among the best of any Master of Ceremonies that you can put on a stage. Her skill sets include chaining together quick witted and meaningful lyrics that will make you think, and belting out soulful vocals in a melodic tone that will make you feel it.

With definitive grit, E-Turn wields a message of triumph to her audience. She is part of a collective in Orlando, FL called Second Subject and has recently landed her first distribution deal with Fake Four Inc, which houses artists like Ceschi, Myka 9, Open Mike Eagle, and Busdriver. This November she’s going to be rocking our main stage and we feel that we can comfortably guarantee that if you somehow aren’t already a fan of hers, you soon will be.

We’re still accepting donations here, and looking for more esteemed patrons on our Patreon here!

Toss us a like on our Facebook Page, and don’t forget to RSVP on the event page!

Don’t forget that you can win 2 free passes to the ONF Mystery Event by sharing this image of FUZE! You’re entered again every time you share it!

Nuclear Bubble Wrap performing at FANTOKU!


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Nuclear Bubble Wrap
Nuclear Bubble Wrap

…is a psychedelic/alternative rock band from Nashville, TN. Their music is known for containing lush, multi-layered psychedelic arrangements, with catchy melodies and witty lyrics. They’re known for their sense of humor and tendency to lean towards nerdy references and subject matter. They quickly started getting airplay on the Dr. Demento Show and became members of The Funny Music Project. In 2010, Nuclear Bubble Wrap released their first full length studio album, Exploding Head Syndrome.

This album spawned several hits, including “Avada Kedavra,” which earned over 1.5 million views, and was their biggest hit to date. The video for the song “Sharktopus” earned over 300,000 views and remains their most popular original song. The Pokémon-pun rock song “Raichu a Song” was the #1 most requested song of the year 2010 on the Dr. Demento Show. The video for “Avada Kedavra” also won a Logan Award for Excellence in Comedy Music, with both Dr. Demento and “Weird Al” Yankovic as jurors.

We’re still accepting donations here, and looking for more esteemed patrons on our Patreon here!

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Don’t forget that you can win 2 free passes to the ONF Mystery Event by sharing this image of FUZE! You’re entered again every time you share it!

MagiTek announced for FANTOKU!


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MagiTek
MagiTek

Science and Magic are two very powerful sides to the same coin. Those that can combine these forces can create the ever-experimental and evolving but always unified sound waves that take control of the crowd and get those feet moving. Whether it’s defending the earth, creating Homonculi, beating up waves of bad guys, or practicing their unique 16-bit wizardry, MagiTek is sure to get your blood pumping and your power levels raised!

MagiTechnicians use their unique skills in manipulating sound patterns to alter space and bend time to their will. It is a said that the Aurora Borealis is a representation of the end trails of a space-time rip that was once repaired by the sub-harmonic frequencies put forth by an entire alien race taking part in the “Deep Space Step”. For FANTOKU, MagiTek will be bringing bringing you their award winning experimental project, past present and future.

We’re still accepting donations here, and looking for more esteemed patrons on our Patreon here!

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Don’t forget that you can win 2 free passes to the ONF Mystery Event by sharing this image of FUZE! You’re entered again every time you share it!

Sci-Fried to rock out at FANTOKU!


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Sci-Fried
Sci-Fried

… is freaking awesome. They’re the true embodiment of what “Geek Rock” is. In fact, if you looked up the definition of Geek Rock, you’d see their picture next to it! They’ve been a staple of the Orlando Nerd Fest for years, and have been playing gigs way before that even. The talent and experience in this band is second to none. Recently, Captain Dan of the Scurvy Crew has joined their ranks, making this unstoppable force even more contentious as the eye of the storm for all things rock.

Sci-Fried has earned many video awards such as Best Video several times at Creation’s Las Vegas based Official Star Trek Convention, Best Video at Creation’s Vancouver based Official Stargate Convention, and First and Second Place in different categories for the Dragon*Con Fan Music Video contest in 2012. Sci-Fried has also won the Battlecon Battle of the Bands, and was voted Best Metal Band in the Orlando Weekly magazine multiple times.

We’re still accepting donations here, and looking for more esteemed patrons on our Patreon here!

Give us a like on our Facebook Page, and make sure to RSVP on the event page!

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Shaken not Stirred VIP Burlesque Show!


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Shaken not Stirred Burlesque
Shaken not Stirred Burlesque

Known for their signature James Boned opening number, Shaken not Stirred Burlesque is Tallahassee’s premier burlesque troupe. They features vocal and dance numbers from a variety of decades and genres in addition to classic sideshow acts and Nerdlesque numbers. They have performed at several venues all over Tallahassee as well as at other conventions, events and establishments throughout the rest of the Florida-Georgia region.

Shaken not Stirred Burlesque

Shaken care of business since 2014, Shaken not Stirred Burlesque is a tantalizingly immersive experience that leaves audiences thirsty for more. They’ll be closing out ONF Presents – FANTOKU as a special separate after party type event that will sell out VERY quickly so make sure to buy early! Tickets for this special VIP event are $5 online here and are $8 at the door, or are included in our $50 weekend Supporter Package!

As for us, we’re still accepting donations here, and looking for more esteemed patrons on our Patreon here!

Give us a like on our Facebook Page, and make sure to RSVP on the event page!

Don’t forget that you can win 2 free passes to the ONF Mystery Event by sharing this image of FUZE! You’re entered again every time you share it!

Gerard K. Marino presents: GKMusique


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Gerard K. Marino
Gerard K. Marino

Gerard K. Marino exploded into the game music scene in 2005 as the principal composer for the original GOD OF WAR series and further cemented his reputation for larger-than-life thematic orchestral writing with his scores for DC UNIVERSE ONLINE and THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN. But his musical journey started in Orlando as a “stack-of-synths” rock/pop/funk/new wave keyboard player and was tempered by 5 years of DJ-ing thru college. One month out of USC and he was a go-to electronica producer for renown film composers Christopher Lennertz, Christophe Beck, and Christopher Young which lead to collaborations with club icons Paul Oakenfold, Andy Gray, and Carmen Rizzo and on SWORDFISH, THE MATRIX RELOADED, and THE AGENCY.

Gerard has now fused his past with his present to synthesize future bass in GKMusique, his controllerist DJ project. GKMusique mashes up, remixes, and re-arranges beloved orchestral game themes from Western composers of the last decade with current club tracks and beats: Kratos vs. Kill The Noise, Abzu vs. Aoki, Overwatch vs. Oakenfold, and everything in between. GKMusique first appeared in February of 2017 with the Stetson Chamber Orchestra and had its grand debut at the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles on the first night of E3 2017. GKMusique has since played the Brazilian International Game Festival in Sao Paolo and will be one of the headliners for FANTOKU on Sunday, November 5, at The Geek Easy.

We’re still accepting donations here, and looking for more esteemed patrons on our Patreon here!

Give us a like on our Facebook Page, and make sure to RSVP on the event page!

Don’t forget that you can win 2 free passes to the ONF Mystery Event by sharing this image of FUZE! You’re entered again every time you share it!

PikaBelleChu and PikaBug at FANTOKU!

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PikaBelleChu
PikaBelleChu and PikaBug

You can’t talk about Pikachu without bringing these two up! PikaBelleChu has been cosplaying for over 18 years and has created over 90 costumes to date ranging from original Pokemon inspired gowns to Disney, SciFi, and other anime characters. She is well known for her continuing passion for Pokemon for over 20 years and has appeared at many Pokemon events and tours along with her Pikachu inspired VW Beetle,”PikaBug”. She’s appeared on several television shows, several magazines and newspapers around the world, and is most known for gaining a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2008 for having the World’s Largest Pikachu collection with over 21,000 items of the famous electric mouse.

PikaBelleChu and PikaBug

When not attending conventions and other events she also does many children’s events and has done a lot of charity work for Make-A-Wish foundation through her cosplay, as well as teaching art classes on how to draw cartoons, make crafts, and painting murals in her town in homes and businesses.

As for us, our FREE ENTRY vendor area has been met with critical acclaim and a huge demand for a larger space and more vendors, so we’ve doubled the space we’re renting and will be doubling the amount of vendors we approve for the Orlando Nerd Fest Vendor Bazaar. You can find the Facebook Event for that part specifically here! As of right now we still have some slots available, but apply quickly as they’re going like hotcakes!

We still need your support, and you can send donations directly to us here, or join our amazing patrons on our Patreon here!

Give us a like on our Facebook Page, and make sure to RSVP on the FANTOKU Event Page and the Vendor Event Page!

Last but not least, don’t forget that you can win tickets to the music side of things by simply sharing this image of FUZE! You’re entered every single time you share it!

Christopher Khayman Lee to host FANTOKU!

Christopher Khayman Lee
Christopher Khayman Lee

Best known for killing off everyone’s favorite space dad Zordon as Andros, the Red Ranger from “Power Rangers In Space,” Christopher Khayman Lee is a writer, actor, martial artist and the CEO of West Coast Comics. Lee travels the world doing conventions for charity as well as continuing to further awareness of social injustice through his comic books, “L.A. Crazy Town” and “How I Stole Your Galaxy,” with sequential art master (and local legend) R.C. “Rando” Rey.

Lee will be bringing all of his intergalactic swag to host ONF’s first ever FANTOKU: Fantasy Tokusatsu Nerd Fest and we couldn’t possibly be more excited!

Also, as a side note, our FREE ENTRY vendor area has been met with critical acclaim and a huge demand for a larger space and more vendors, so we’ve doubled the space we’re renting and will be doubling the amount of vendors we approve for the Orlando Nerd Fest Vendor Bazaar. You can find the Facebook Event for that part specifically here! As of right now we still have some slots available, but apply quickly as they’re going like hotcakes!

You can still send us donations here, and join our amazing patrons on our Patreon here!

Give us a like on our Facebook Page, and make sure to RSVP on the FANTOKU Event Page and the Vendor Event Page!

Last but not least, don’t forget that you can win tickets to the music side of things by simply sharing this image of FUZE! You’re entered every single time you share it!

FANTOKU: Fantasy Tokusatsu Nerd Fest!

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Good evening fellow Gumshoes! We here at ONF Detective Agency Headquarters have been watching while you’ve been hard at work putting the case together for the special event we’ve been planning for this November, and we feel that you deserve a reward so we’re going to reveal some more special information for you that may help with your investigation.

First of all we want to thank you for your constant support past, present, and future. You’re the stars of this show and we couldn’t put these things together without each and every one of you helping us in your own individual ways. You’ve been donating money, sharing posts, inviting your friends, and your enthusiasm has lit a fire in our hearts once again, reminding us as to why we love throwing these events with you in the first place. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!!

Secondly, we’ve been trying to figure out how to approach this event, which started out as a single day 4 performance afternoon, and has changed into a 2-3 day long massive event with 20 or so performances, a full size costume pre-judged costume contest, and our first ever free to the public vendor bazaar! We’ve added special guests that will be announced soon, a bunch of amazing artists and vendors, and holy crap a special guest host that we can’t wait to tell you about!

Most importantly though, we wanted to announce the actual name of the event! We’ve been working very closely with local legend Rando Calrissian and we feel that while this event is definitely festival sized in scope, calling it ONF2017 just didn’t seem appropriate because we don’t want people to come assuming that we’ll have all of our usual additions and crazy stuff we do or that we’ll have expensive ticket prices. Rando was able to come up with a wonderful name that encapsulates everything we’ll be bringing to you for the event, so we’re super proud to announce:

FANTOKU: Fantasy Tokusatsu Nerd Fest!

ONF FANTOKU LOGO
FANTOKU logo and design created and owned by Rando Calrissian



This makes a lot of sense for us because we like to bring together as many fandoms as we can to unite together under our house banner of everything Nerd Culture. This event alone we’re featuring a wide variety of things ranging from Final Fantasy, Anime, Board Games, Comic Books, all the way back to Power Rangers! You’re really going to like the announcement that comes with that last topic, but that will come later this week. 🙂

Once again, we really want to hammer it home that we’re super grateful that you continue to support us in the things we do, which allows us to bring you some of the best memories we’ve ever been able to share together as a family. You are the lifeblood of ONF and everything we achieve and you should feel super proud of that, just like we do!

I’M NOT CRYING, IT’S JUST THAT DAILY ORLANDO RAINFALL!!!

More announcements soon to come, and make sure to give Rando Calrissian a huge high five and pat on the back because he’s been putting in a lot of work on our promotional material that we’re going to be giving you very soon, as well as helping to bring bands and special guests out here from far away to celebrate with you! Buy the guy a BEER!

Major shout out again to those of you that have been sending us donations, and those of you that are patrons Patreon! The more people that join the team, the more amazing things we can do together!

Follow us on the Facebook Page and make sure to RSVP on the event page!

You can also enter to win 2 free passes to the ONF Mystery Event by sharing this image of FUZE! You’re entered every time you share it!

Crayondroids to perform at the Mystery Event!


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Crayondroids
Crayondroids

… is an American rock band from Dallas, TX and was formed in the year of our Lord 2016, RIP IN PEACE HARAMBE. Their lineup consists of Beaker Sullivan (Artifical Drums, percussions), and RoboRob (guitars, HYPE vocals). Their music is marked by angry vocal delivery, Sullivan’s sonic experimentation, and Robo’s elaborate visual appearance which includes a nice shirt and tie, shoes, and pants.

The band has not been nominated for three Grammy Awards, have sold almost 40 million records worldwide, and tried to win several other awards.

We’re still accepting donations here, and looking for more esteemed patrons on our Patreon here!

Give us a like on our Facebook Page, and make sure to RSVP on the event page!

Don’t forget that you can win 2 free passes to the ONF Mystery Event by sharing this image of FUZE! You’re entered again every time you share it!

Symphonic Pheenix Force announced for ONF Mystery Event!


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Symphonic Pheenix Force (SPF)
Symphonic Pheenix Force

…is a nerdcore hip-hop group with musical sights set upon nostalgic entertainment and equipped puns into one accord. Based out of Tampa, FL, SPF includes Philonius Phunk, LX, Terrible Toad King, SirenSeraph, and Swag Switcha. Their hit single, “About To Start Rapping,” not only hit online airwaves but also has been featured in mainstream hip-hop magazines published by 50 Cent and Waka Flocka Flame. They have made many guest appearances at other Florida based conventions such as Anime Festival Orlando, ShadoCon, and LAMEcon just to name a few.

SPF has shared the stage several times with many other talented performers such as Eye-Q, Ben Briggs, DJ RoboRob, E-Turn, and many more. Occasionally accompanied by DJ TheWalleh, SPF delivers rhymes and beats inspired by comics, anime, and video games intertwined with witty punch lines, surpassing the norms of hip-hop and bringing bizarre originality and cleverness to all audiences.

If you want to help support the Orlando Nerd Fest, you can donate directly here, or join our amazing patrons on our Patreon here!

The likes on our Facebook Page are getting ever closer to that 5000 goal, and don’t forget to RSVP on the ONF Mystery Event 2017 event page!

You can win 2 free passes to the ONF Mystery Event by sharing this image of FUZE, and every time you share the photo it’s another time that you’re entered to win!

DJ RoboRob announced for ONF Mystery Event!


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DJ RoboRob
DJ RoboRob

…is a multi-genre producer/DJ currently based out of Dallas, TX. He’s successfully remixed music from video games like Overwatch, Donkey Kong Country, Undertale, Chrono Trigger and loves to collaborate and release tracks that highlight his production style. He has multiple releases with Tiny Waves, Gamechops, Gaxel, Attack the Music, and more.

Here’s a track that he uploaded just a few hours ago:


If that doesn’t get your body moving, I don’t know what will!

He has toured the nation, played multiple music and anime conventions and raves, and has shared stage with artists such as: Tiesto, Benny Benassi, Excision, Global Deejays, Mickey Avalon, Hieroglyphics, Nappy Roots, and more. Find his music on Spotify, iTunes, bandcamp, and soundcloud.

We’re still accepting donations here, or join our amazing patrons on our Patreon here!

If you like the mission of ONF, give us a like on our Facebook Page and make sure to RSVP on the ONF Mystery Event 2017!

Then, make sure to enter to win 2 free passes to the ONF Mystery Event by sharing this image of FUZE Every time you share the photo, it counts as another entry for free weekend passes!

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