We have a fantastic lineup of guests, speakers, and panelists attending CinciClassic 2019!
Master Daniel Pesina
Martial artist Featured in the Mortal Kombat Games
Master Daniel Pesina is a gold medal winner in International and USA sanctioned martial arts tournaments. He helped bring life to the Mortal Kombat series by portraying characters like Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Reptile, Smoke, Noob Saibot, and more. Master Pesina helped design and provide motion capture sequences for many of Mortal Kombat’s signature character moves, such as Scorpion’s rope dart. Many of these hallmarks of the Mortal Kombat franchise maintain lasting relevance in today’s pop culture.
Daniel will be performing a live martial arts demonstration, posing for photographs, signing autographs, and doing a Q & A session. A limited edition, convention-exclusive Mortal Combat poster will be available for purchase, with artwork provided by Rusty Shackles!
Find out more about Master Daniel Pesina
Co-Host of My Life in Gaming
Coury Carlson is one half of the team behind the “My Life in Gaming” web series. Courey and his co-host Marc “Try4ce” Duddleson recollect their experiences with video games over the years, explain how to get the best picture from your retro consoles, and occasionally mash up new video games with VHS technology from the 80’s and 90’s.
Coury will be speaking at the “Night Trap Retrospective” panel along with fellow CinciClassic 2019 guest Tyler Hogle from Screaming Villans game studio.
Find out more about Coury and My Life in Gaming
Founder and Lead Programmer of Screaming VillainS Game Studio
Screaming Villains game studio is devoted to remastering and re-releasing cult classic FMV games on modern consoles. The studio is a one-man operation run by Tyler. He handles all aspects of the studio, from programming, to video editing and marketing. Tyler produced the 25th anniversary edition of Night Trap available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC. His newest project is a 25th anniversary edition of Double Switch.
Tyler will be speaking at the “Night Trap Retrospective” panel along with fellow CinciClassic 2019 guest Coury Carlson from My Life in Gaming.
Find out more about Tyler and Screaming Villains
Luke Skywalker Lookalike
Fluke Skywalker is Luke Skywalker’s doppelganger. He didn’t fight in the clone wars, but he does help in the fight against pediatric cancer.
Fluke Skywalker will be available for photo shoots. He will be accepting donations of money and Star Wars toys (specifically light sabers!) All donations will go to the Dragonfly Foundation, to help with pediatric cancer treatment and support.
Find out More about Fluke Skywalker
Legend of Zelda Speedrunner
Dean is a video writer, producer, producer, and voice over talent for the Curse Network, and streams for Gamepedia. He does regular streaming sessions on Twitch as TimeWanderer33. Dean focuses on classics, cult hits, and weird stuff that otherwise gets ignored. Nothing makes him happier than getting somebody into a game they’d previously never heard of. He picked up an NES at age 4, and never looked back.
Dean will be presenting the panel “Randomizers – Making Your Old Games New Again” for the CinciClassic 2019.
Find out More about Dean Holden
Host of “Game vs Game!”
Game vs Game is a YouTube channel dedicated to uncovering the best gaming has to offer, multiple releases and ports can get confusing, GvG dives in to look at what makes each stand out from the others and ultimately which is the best version.
Eric will be hosting the “Same Name, Different Game” panel along with fellow CinciClassic 2019 guest Joe Drilling, host of “On The Stick”.
Find out More about Eric Grider
Host of “On the Stick”
Joe from On the Stick has been making retro gaming YouTube content for almost a decade! His most popular show ‘Same Name Different Game’ has reached over 50 episodes and counting! Joe is also responsible for content such as ‘Obscure Old Games’, ‘Five Reasons’, and Genesis or Isn’t.
Joe will be hosting the “Same Name, Different Game” panel along with fellow CinciClassic 2019 guest Eric Grider, host of “Game vs Game!”.