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Guests

We have a fantastic lineup of guests, speakers, and panelists attending CinciClassic 2019!

CinciClassic 2019 Guest of Honor: Mortal Kombat's Master Daniel Pesina
CinciClassic 2019 Guest: Nathan Fouts, Founder of Mommy's Best Games
CinciClassic 2019 Guest: My Life In Gaming co-host, Coury Carlson
CinciClassic 2019 Guest: Dean Holden, Legend of Zelda streamer
CinciClassic 2019 Guest: founder and lead programmer of Screaming Villains game studio, Tyler Hogle
CinciClassic 2019 Guest: raising money for the Dragonfly Foundation, Fluke Skywalker

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, pose for photographs, and sign autographs. A limited edition, convention-exclusive Mortal Combat poster will be available for purchase, with artwork provided by Rusty Shackles!

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Coury Carlson

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


Tyler Hogle

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


Fluke Skywalker

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.

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Nathan Fouts

Founder and Lead Developer of Mommy’s Best Games

Mommy’s Best Games is an award-winning indie game developer based in Southern Indiana. Founded in 2008 by industry veteran Nathan Fouts, Mommy’s Best Games has created such modern classics as Shoot 1UP, Serious Sam DD XXL, and their newest action-adventure Pig Eat Ball!

Nathan will be demoing his latest game, Pig Eat Ball.

Find out more about Nathan Fouts and Mommy’s Best Games


Dean Holden

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.

Dean will be doing a presentation on the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Randomzier for the CinciClassic 2019.

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