Charming Underclothes—Feature Presentations From Reel to Real is a movie recreation performance troupe that brings films to life. Shadowcasting is the phenomenon that started with The Rocky Horror Picture Show and is therefore the movie that the cast is founded on. Since our debut show on February 26, 2016, in Roanoke, VA, we have extended our stage to Lynchburg and Charlottesville. We also perform at conventions and special events throughout the year. During our runtime, our celluloid dreams have come true with these other movies: The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, Clue, Hocus Pocus, and Repo! The Genetic Opera. The shows that we perform give the viewers a memorable experience that also includes exciting pre-shows and audience interactions.
DJ Drae has been spinning since 2005. He has entertained at club nights at The Dawning, Umlaut, and Goth Night in Charlottesville, as well as Beyond the Crypt in Roanoke, Noodleheads in Culpeper, and Fallout in Richmond. He has been the host of Les Temps Per Due on WNRN since 2005. He has also entertained at multiple sci-fi conventions in Virginia including RavenCon.
Hawthorn & Holly are a pop punk band that plays songs about Harry Potter. Started in 2007, these wizards hail from Charlotte, NC. Leah Hamm and Christie Mowery weave gorgeous harmonies with Eddie Mowery on guitars and Dave Beaucar of Bristol, CT on bass.
They have established themselves as a fixture in the wizard rock and filk/geek rock community, performing as featured artists at ConCarolinas, Misti-Con, and Harry Potter Wizarding Weekends up and down the east coast.
This RavenCon, they are proud to present to you their brand new album, We are the Wizard Resistance!. Don’t be surprised to find yourself dancing and singing along to their fun and infectious music, and falling in love with their ballads as well.
Luna-C Productions is a comedy troupe that writes and performs live vaudeville-style sketch comedy based on science fiction shows and movies. The roots of Luna-C began many years ago when a group of friends got together and formed a sketch comedy group, Doctors In The House. When that group folded in 1996 the remaining members banded together to form Luna-C. Our cast includes performers of diverse backgrounds from educators to professional costumers and puppeteers with many years of live performance experience. Luna-C has appeared at Worldcon and at science fiction conventions around the Mid-Atlantic region.
Professional family entertainer for four decades, Mark MacDicken performs comedy magic as the eccentric wizard “Flabbergast.” Mark is also an accomplished actor, puppeteer, and balloon sculptor. Formerly known as Spiffy the Clown, he has performed at literally hundreds of family celebrations, as well as theme parks, fairs and festivals, company picnics, summer recreation programs, mall events, and on local television. In recent years, “Flabbergast” has embraced the Mid-Atlantic region fan convention scene, performing at Awesome Con DC, Balticon, MystiCon, Geek Mob, Farpoint, Shore Leave, ConGregate, WyvaCon, and adding more appearances all the time! The Wizard and his puppet friends are quickly becoming staples of local Renaissance Faires around the region.
When he’s not dressing up in costumes and playing with his toys, Mark supports elementary school special education in Fairfax County. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Education degree in Special Education from George Mason University. Mark lives in Northern Virginia with his wife April and twin black cats.
Dr. Bob Tesla (the younger, smarter brother of Nikola) started Midnight Monster Movies with Dr. Bob in the distant year of 2012. Midnight Monster Movies has been dedicated to bringing audiences fun horror/sci-fi/fantasy movies ever since! Dr. Bob was the first horror host to have a show in virtual reality. He currently has his monthly show at the Dwight Frye Underground Cinema in Columbus, Ohio.
The Nefarious Ferrets are Frank and Donna Parker of North Carolina. Meeting each other in 2006, at ConCarolinas, they realized they had many things in common: science fiction, a love of music, and ferrets. A match made in fandom, they married at ConCarolinas 2007.
At AtomaCon 2017, they “adopted” bass player D.J. McGuire from Virginia—“The second-best bass player in my own damn band (Dimensional Riffs).” He makes a fantastic addition to the group.
Performing as the Nefarious Ferrets since 2009, they have performed at the Geek Gala, ConCarolinas Filk Circles, and the Georgia Filk Convention (GaFilk 2X10s). They were the 2017 Filk Guests at AtomaCon in Charleston, SC and returning performers at RavenCon 2009 and 2019, ConCarolinas 2018, and ConGregate, as well as participating in house filks throughout the Carolinas.
A theatrically inspired music troupe, Night Watch Paradox is musically, lyrically and visually evocative and brings the sights and sounds of a world where steam-powered airships roam the skies and time travel is a recreational activity. A place where both men and woman are equally capable, strong, intelligent, and frequently mysterious.
Night Watch Paradox lyrics frequently pay homage to 19th Century Baltimore history, all while offering their own twists or alternative versions. Such examples are “The Admiral Fell,” a song about a steam-powered airship that helps defeat the British Navy in the War of 1812; “Mobtown Riot,” which tells the story of the Pratt Street Riots of 1861; and “Henry Clemm,” which speculates about the mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe’s young cousin.
The music itself draws from a wide variety of styles including rock, jazz, Americana, Appalachian, and Klezmer. Night Watch Paradox can easily evoke the proper mood from sombre to frenzied exuberance.
Whether you are fully initiated in the steampunk genre or are a complete novice to the concept, Night Watch Paradox is guaranteed to provide an evening of memorable entertainment and fun. If you play your cards right, you may experience a “more cowbell” moment.
Devo Spice is a nerdy comedy rapper from New Jersey who has been called “the red-headed stepson of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic and Eminem.”
Devo Spice performs regularly across the country at science fiction conventions, music clubs, and comedy clubs. His live show features videos and animations synchronized with the music.
Devo Spice has become a popular artist on The Dr. Demento Show. Devo has had nine #1 songs on the show. In 2007—while still performing as “Sudden Death,” the comedy-rap group he founded—Devo held the #1, #2, and #4 positions for most requested songs of the year, and was a guest vocalist on song #5.
The Anarchist’s Jokebook, his newest album, includes several songs which were hits on The Dr. Demento Show, including “Nothin’ but Truth,” “Gravity Is Stupid,” and “Spider Verses,” the #1 most requested song of 2019.
The Logan Whitehurst Memorial Award for Excellence in Comedy Music is awarded each year to comedians who produce exceptional work. Devo Spice has won two of them. In 2015 Devo won the Outstanding Parody Song award for “Snack Bar” and in 2018 he won the Outstanding Original Comedy Song award for “Just for You.”
For more information on Devo Spice please visit the artist’s web site at: devospice.com.