DJ Drae

DJ DraeDJ Drae has been spinning since 2005. He has entertained at club nights such as The Dawning and Umlaut. He is currently one of the house DJs for the goth club Goth Night in Charlottesville. He has been the host of Les Temps Per Due on WNRN since 2005. He has also entertained at RavenCon since 2010, as well as other sci-fi conventions.

 

Charming Underclothes

Charming Underclothes is a movie recreation performance group that brings films to life! Shadowcasting, as it’s called, is a midnight movie phenomenon that started with The Rocky Horror Picture Show. We began conquering castles with our RHPS debut on February 26, 2016, in Roanoke, VA. Since then, we have become a traveling cast that expands our stage to Lynchburg and Charlottesville, and we also do conventions and special events throughout the year. During our runtime, we have expanded our celluloid dreams to other movies, such as The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra and Clue. Every show we do is in costume, with props, and is designed to give the viewers a very memorable experience with pre-show games and audience interactions.

Charming Underclothes

 

The following members of Charming Underclothes will also be programming guests this year:

Brad’s Pants: I play the role of Rocky and Stripping Crim for Charming Underclothes and performed Trixie, Crim, and Dr. Scott since 2011 in Washington, DC before moving to Roanoke in 2015. I am also registration and membership for Mysticon. I am into tabletop gaming and WOW. While not performing I am in school, reading, or watching tv.

Eddie’s Teddy has played the Criminologist with Charming Underclothes and also Dr. Scott and Eddie with the Sonic Transducers in Washington, DC. He met his fiance during a sword fight. An avid fan of Dungeons and Dragons, he hopes to publish an adventure he’s written some day.

Ginger Snaps has played Columbia and Janet in Charming Underclothes since 2016, as well as Miss Scarlet and Betty Armstrong (for Clue and The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, respectively). When not performing, she likes to sing, play games (both video games and tabletop), and discuss feminism in media and why Joss Whedon is not a feminist icon.

Mourning Star started out as a security guard in 2016 where he met his wife-to-be. He then quickly moved into the role of Rocky and then was thrown into the role of Brad. He then moved up in the ranks to become a Co-Director and one of the Faces of Cast on Facebook. When not performing he is collecting Pops and playing WoW.

O. Hai is a pop culture fan who has been doing the time warp, alone in his basement,  for years. Now he teaches it as Crim in Charming Underclothes.

Pattycakes: It was great when it all began… in 2005, being introduced to Rocky Horror (and thrown on stage as Magenta) by the Cepheid Variable cast at Texas A&M University as a not-so-innocent freshman. Since then I have spent my years time warping with Los Bastardos of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, contemplating the Tolls of Madness in Blacksburg, VA, and acting as Co-Director of the Charming Underclothes based in Roanoke, VA. When not indulging in the sins of the flesh, I am a book devourer, mountain climber, strategic gamer, and avid pet snuggler.

Syrinx first took the stage in 2005, when he joined The Fishnet Mafia, a Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast in Columbus, OH. He started out as The Criminologist and then a year later, took on the role of Riff Raff. In 2009, he also joined the on-air personalities of Nyte’s Realm Radio, an internet radio station based in Cleveland. It was on here that Syrinx got to debut his weekly DJ mixshow and became a co-host for the established variety talk-show. He also went on to create his own show, The Geeks Come Out At Nightwhich was a weekly fandom-based talk show that had various musicians, authors, and film stars as live guests. In 2010, he then moved over to Sobel Nation Radio (based out of New York) and his mixshows joined the weekly timeslots alongside DJs From Mars, Ford, Jerome Farley, and more. Syrinx then moved to Roanoke, VA, in 2011 and in 2012 he joined the volunteers to help run MystiCon. Soon after, he created the Music Department for the convention and has been booking bands for it since 2013. In 2015, another dream came true when he founded and directed his own Rocky Horror cast, Charming Underclothes (and continues to play Riff Raff while pursuing other roles). Since then, they became the first cast to ever perform The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (Syrinx played Dr. Roger Fleming) and they’ve also performed Clue (Mr. Green). Syrinx is still a DJ and remixer but is now signed to Tigersquawk Records. He is one of the live members for The Gothsicles and creates the beats and samples for Khionik, a group he formed with Brian Graupner (darkNES) in 2014. And he has made the transition from stage to screen in a couple roles for Darkstone Entertainment. Syrinx is “The Peruser” in the upcoming 7th Guest: The Series and is one the Varients in the movie Rifters, also due out soon. September 2018 marks his first run as Entertainment Director for RavenCon.

 

Library Bards – 2019 Music GOH

Library BardsTransforming Top 40 songs into the nerdy versions they should have been in the first place, the Library Bards have become a staple in the new comic and pop culture convention scene. Traveling the United States, the dynamic performances of Bonnie Gordon (ABC’s The Quest; voice of R. Mika in Street Fighter V), and Xander Jeanneret (TBS’ King of the Nerds; voice of the Announcer in Divekick) bring life to the main stages of cosplay contests, panels, and concert performances.

 

Dimensional Riffs

Jenny, Kat, DJ, Chuck, and Drew got together to jam, and discovered they were pretty good at it. Thus Dimensional Riffs began. This nerd rock band from Richmond (and elsewhere) has songs for ever fan: Firefly, The Expanse, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and much more!

Dimensional Riffs

Misbehavin’ Maidens

The Misbehavin’ Maidens are a bawdy nerd-folk band comprised of four women from the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area with a love of feminist, sex-positive music, LGBTQIA+ representation, parodies, drinking, and fandom references for the 18+ geek crowd.

Performing in cosplay, pirate garb, and occasionally plain clothes, the group can be found at local theme bars and fandom conventions all across the country, entertaining those who are young at heart, but who have their minds in the gutter. The group has performed at Dragon Con, RavenCon, Wicked Faire, Nauticons, several D.C./Baltimore area burlesque and variety shows, and local theme bars, most frequently at the Limerick Pub in Wheaton, MD.

The band, which began rehearsing together in late 2012 and performed in public together for the first time in May of 2013, consists of four members: Flint Locke, “Lucky” Annie LeBlanc, Madame Rouge, and Saber Tompson. While all of the ladies come from a “pirate” background, they embrace a wide range of subcultures, offering musical tributes to everything from steampunk to anime.

After a wildly successful Kickstarter, their debut, independently-released album, Busted, was released August 15, 2015, and their second album, Sloppy Seconds, was released April 11, 2017.

Misbehavin' Maidens