Performers

Calling All Fans!

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Jam-packed with legendary folks everywhere you look, these performers radiate amusement and entertainment with their uncanny talents.

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For a list of guests, performers, and attending professionals ordered by confirmation date:

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  • Alexander Ahn

    Alex Ahn started the violin over two decades ago and gradually transitioned from the strict structure of classical violin to developing his own free flowing style stemming from the culture of Atlanta. Now Alex has played all over the United States playing at private events, fashion shows, International events. 

  • Atlanta Radio Theatre Company

    ARTC has been performing original audio drama since 1984. Specializing in science fiction, horror, and fantasy, but branching out into other genres as well, Atlanta Radio Theatre Company brings audiences throughout the southeast region an audio experience specifically designed to immerse the listener in the performance.

  • Atlanta Swing Orchestra

    Atlanta Swing Orchestra is an eighteen piece Swing Band playing dance tunes from the big band era.

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  • Bit Brigade

    When Bit Brigade takes the stage your mind will frantically oscillate between "Oh! Agh!! Please don't die!!" and "YES! He's doing it!!" Combining the dread and daring of a live speed run with the spot-on technique of a band covering the music to everything you're seeing on-screen in real time.

  • Black Sunshine

    Over the span of 20 years in Atlanta, Black Sunshine has expanded his horizon to include Britpop, 80s, hip-hop, indie rock, punk, goth/industrial, downtempo... you name it, you've probably heard him spin it (or you need to!). You can catch him at his weekly residency at Joystick Gamebar.

  • The Blibbering Humdingers

    The Blibbering Humdingers are magical masters of musical hi-jinx and mayhem will wizard rock the tea towel right off your house elf! Their unique blend of 80s new wave, 50s do-wop, straight up pop rock, and old-timey sing-songy comedy will leave you laughing and crying for more.

  • Brobdingnagian Bards

    The Brobdingnagian Bards take traditional Irish and Scottish folk songs, mix it up with Lord of the Rings music to create a unique brand of Celtic Filk. And when they say "unique," believe it! How many bands do YOU know that play autoharp, recorder, and mandolin...while wearing KILTS?!

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  • Gilbert Carrizales

    Gilbert Carrizales performs his own music productions and remixes live with keyboards, laptops, and midi controllers. Gilbert has over 25 releases on various record labels that have support from super stars like Armin Van Buuren, Sean Tyas, and Paul Van Dyk.

  • Crüxshadows

    One of the most notable dark-wave bands internationally, The Crüxshadows' motto is "live, love, be, believe," and it serves as a reminder that while The Crüxshadows may write catchy songs, the band has depth that extends beyond the dance floor.

  • Crossed Swords

    Nicole Harsch and Mike Sakuta are the Crossed Swords. Broadswords, rapiers, and even batlefs clash in this dazzling display of Hollywood-style combat. Harsch and Sakuta reveal secrets and demonstrate many behind-the scenes moves that make up your favorite movie, TV, and theater sword fighting stunts.

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  • DJP

    DJP was the DJ for last year’s 8-bit ball, to the largest crowd they have ever had on an opening night. They currently do approximately 75-100 nights a year on the decks from 80s/90s/00s to current, swing to EDM, rock to pop, and everything in-between. 

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  • Erin Hill

    Singing harpist Erin Hill (aka Dave Chappelle’s Pretty White Girl) performs original sci-fi songs, plus covers (Bowie, Beatles, Radiohead) with her electric harp. She’s played and sung with Cyndi Lauper, Kanye, Enya, moby, a-ha, Jewel, for two First Ladies, and for royalty.

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  • Fable Cry

    Fable Cry is a whimsical rock band that incorporates violin, piano, flute, extended range bass, catchy melodies, and spooky harmonies that sing out tales of love, loss, murder, and revenge. A little bit swing, a little bit classical, a little bit metal, and a whole lot of grease paint.

  • Frenchy and the Punk

    Eclectic genre-bending New York Cabaret Rock Duo w/french born singer and veteran punk rock guitarist. Sultry powerful vocals, live looped raucous guitar riffs, named top 25 duos in America by Yahoo Music. A rollicking two person powerhouse. Fun with a capital F!

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  • Geekapella

    Geekapella is a Florida-based a cappella group specializing in songs from anime, video games and pop culture. They're here to bring you fun; singing, cosplay and laughter abound. Enjoy a live performance featuring songs from Dragonball Z, Mario, and other nerdy geeky goodness you won't want to miss!

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  • Hawthorn & Holly

    Hawthorn & Holly are a pop punk band that plays songs about Harry Potter. Started in 2007, these wizards hail from Charlotte, North Carolina. Leah Hamm and Christie Mowery weave gorgeous harmonies with Eddie Mowery on guitars and Dave Beaucar of Baltimore, MD on bass.

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  • Jess-O-Lantern

    Jess-O-Lantern is a spooky songstress! She is acoustic horrorpunk with a cabaret...in a graveyard! She has performed at conventions such as Dragon Con, Horror Hound Weekend, and more, and shared the stage stage with spooky songwriters such as Aurelio Voltaire and Argyle Goolsby. To Jess-O-Lantern, EVERY DAY IS HALLOWEEN!

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  • LandLoch'd

    From the highlands of Scotland and the Moor-infested plains of Spain, two men met upon the seas and decided to share their love of Celtic and pirate music with the masses. LandLoch’d plays music that ranges from traditional Irish tunes to voice-and-drum sea shanties, along with modern Celtic pub favorites.

  • Lips Down on Dixie

    Lips Down On Dixie is an Atlanta based Rocky Horror Picture Show cast which performs weekly Friday midnight shows at The Plaza Theater. Known nationally for their screen accuracy, the cast has made appearances at venues around the Southeast region including Masquerade, Club Future, Chamber, Tongue & Groove, and others.

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  • Mikey Mason

    A nationally touring performer, and with hits with "She Don’t Like Firefly," "Best Game Ever," and "Opposite of Cool," Mikey Mason is a ball of contagious enthusiasm who makes songs that make geeks happy. A truly must-see event each time he performs.

  • Mayhayley's Grave

    Southern gothic swing sensation, Mayhayley's Grave is a merry band of miscreants who bring a rockin' ragtime sound peppered with gypsy spirits. This big band hot jazz soundtrack of southern sin, hard livin', vigilante justice, and more than a touch of voodoo is dark and dance-able!

  • mc chris

    mc chris is rapper known for rap, nerdcore, hip hop, and comedy. His last album, mc chris is good music charted on Billboard, debuting at #2 in the comedy genre. A Marvel Album is expected in 2019 followed by a Middle Earth themed album in 2020.

  • Metalsome Live Rock Band Karaoke

    Metalsome is live rock band karaoke. Guests sign up like regular karaoke but sing onstage with the actual band! They have been a staple go to event in Atlanta for 15 years and counting, still selling out every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Misbehavin' Maidens

    Performing in cosplay, pirate garb, and occasionally plain clothes, The Misbehavin' Maidens are a bawdy nerd-folk band comprised of four women from the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area with a love and repertoire of feminist, sex-positive music, LGBTQIA+ representation, parodies, and fandom references.

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  • Nemesis

    DJ Nemesis really can't be put into one music category, and that's what makes him unique and in demand.  His high energy shows, amazing mixing, song choice and ability to constantly get an audience involved in the event make his performances not one to miss!

  • Night Sabers

    Night Sabers play nerd pop music about video games, anime, and comic books. Imagine if Tom Petty and Debbie Harry played too much NES growing up and you're starting to get an idea! Their new record, Welcome to Saber School just came out, and the future is looking Saber-riffic!

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  • Palmetto Knights

    The Palmetto Knights is a historic steel combat team that brings all of their sword clashing and live fighting to center stage. These European weapon and armor experts will expand your mind with their wide array of panels and then blow your mind with intense combat tournaments.

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  • September Mourning

    Created by Emily Lazar and comic book legend, Marc Silvestri, September Mourning is a dark culture, fantasy that resides in the pages of a comic book published by Top Cow/Image Comics and comes to life as a musical art project on stage.

  • Tom Smith

    Tom Smith has been breaking hearts, shattering minds, and violating rules of propriety since 1985. His quirky mix of fannish sensibilities, outrageous puns, high-energy folk-rock-etc., and audience interaction has resulted in over two dozen albums and a fan base that extends around the world. 

  • DJ Spider

    It's hard to categorize DJ Spider's style - with a love of multiple genres, she'd had a chance to spin just about everything over the last 30 years, including pop, rock, dance, house, indie, retro, darkwave, country, R&B, swing, jazz, and just about everything in between.

  • Cybertronic Spree

    More than meets the eye, The Cybertronic Spree are here on Earth with one critical mission: To party like it’s 1986! Join Hotrod, Arcee, Rumble, Unicron, Soundwave, Bumblebee, Shockwave and a Quintesson as they prove they’ve got the power to light your darkest hour.

  • Steam Powered Giraffe

    From their heartwarming nostalgic melodies to their funky cabaret rock, Steam Powered Giraffe’s songs are memorable, infectious, and as unique as the robots themselves. The quirky act combines comedic sketches, improvised android banter, and original music fused with multimedia visuals, billowing steam effects, and robot pantomime.

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  • The Black Amigo

    Armed with the drive and passion to become one of the most sought after musical forces in the world, Bay Area born, Atlanta-bred, The Black Amigo (born Adriano Gomez) is not your average open format DJ. This versatile party-rocking general is the force the nightlife has been waiting for. 

  • The Muckers

    The Muckers are a five-piece folk-rock band from Atlanta. With a strong emphasis on Irish music, the band also blends influences of Gypsy music, sea shanties, country, rockabilly, and anything else they can get their hands on. The name doesn’t mean what you think it means.

  • The Murder of Jane Crow

    The Murder of Jane Crow is ruffling feathers around the world with their unique fusion of goth, cabaret, classical music and gypsy storytelling, at once theatrical and deeply personal. This quartet of crows delivers their very own style featuring piano, violin, guitar, and rich vocal harmonies.

  • The PDX Broadsides

    Nerd-pop powerhouse trio The PDX Broadsides make nerdy music for nerdy people about their favorite things: science, space, Shakespeare, and Nathan Fillion's bum. They've played all over the U.S. and they're ready to share their new album with Dragon Con!

  • The Slants

    The Slants are a dance rock and synthpop band that offer up catchy dance beats, strong hooks, and a bombastic live show that is "not to be missed." They have been featured on 3,000+ radio stations, TV shows, magazines, and websites in over 125+ countries.

  • The Tomb Tones

    Weird and mysterious rock-'n'-roll! The Tomb Tones are a campy horror rock trio from Atlanta, GA that play a mean set of originals that range from zombie girlfriends to parties at horror beach. The Tomb Tones will put on a show that will have you SCREAMING for more!

  • Atlanta Trombone Ensemble

    The Atlanta Trombone Ensemble started in 1997 and continues today as one of the premier community trombone ensembles in America. Members come from the Atlanta area music community, and consist of professional musicians, educators, and weekend warriors who all share a love of the trombone.

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  • Valentine Wolfe

    Valentine Wolfe is a neoclassical metal/gothic ambient duo consisting of soprano, solo double bass, and prepared electronics. Inspired by seances, post-mortem photography, and gothic literature, 2018 saw two new releases: The Haunting of Mary Shelley, a celebration of Frankenstein, and sounds of a ghostly Christmas, Winternight Whisperings.

  • Aurelio Voltaire

    Aurelio Voltaire is a media personality and respected authority on all things gothic, horror, sci-fi, steampunk, and involving "geek" culture. He is often referred to as a modern day renaissance man having achieved success in the fields of animation, music, comics, books, and toys.

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  • Wesley and the Crushers

    Wesley and the Crushers is a modern, one-of-a-kind musical exploration that is both geeky and passionate -- passionate in their admiration and love for all things geeky -- and completely geeked-out in their approach to their number one passion: music!

  • Wreck The System

    Wreck The System is a hip-hop music group made up of musicians Cam3, LadyJ, Twill Distilled, and Osiris Green. They formed Wreck the System under the motto “be who you are without fear” and inspire each other to go push themselves and make the best music possible.


Cancellations

Due to professional commitments, the following previously confirmed guests will not be able to attend Dragon Con this year.

  • Ed Brisson
  • Bethany Brookshire
  • Robert Buckley
  • Rachel Caine
  • Osric Chau
  • Jason Cordova
  • Mason Spence Deaver
  • Larry Dixon
  • Michael Eklund
  • Kacey Ezell
  • Sean Galloway
  • Jeremy Gillula
  • Thomas Michael Gofton
  • Rachael Harris
  • John Hornor Jacobs
  • Rahul Kohli
  • Mercedes Lackey
  • Dirk Manning
  • Misty Massey
  • Jack McDevitt
  • Jorge Molina
  • James A. Moore
  • Marisol Nichols
  • Jai Nitz
  • Daniel Orrett
  • Justin K Parker
  • Mark Pellegrino
  • Cherie Priest
  • David Ramsey
  • Jill Robi
  • Naomi Romero
  • Cara Santa Maria
  • Dietrich O Smith
  • Jonathan Tarbox
  • Greg Tremblay
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