PRESENTERS

Kazu

Kibuishi

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Kazu Kibuishi is an American graphic novel author and illustrator. He is best known for being the author and illustrator of the ongoing Amulet series. He is also the creator and editor of the comic anthology Flight and  the webcomic Copper.

Amy Kim   Kibuishi

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Amy Kim Kibuishi graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a degree in Cartooning and is the creator of Sorcerers & Secretaries, a graphic novel duology. The first volume was a YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens selection. She was also a contributor to the acclaimed Flight anthology series edited by Kazu Kibuishi, and she adapted a story for Goosebumps: Terror Trips by R.L. Stine. Amy lives near San Antonio with her husband, Kazu, and their two children. Her latest book is Realm of the Blue Mist: A Graphic Novel (The Rema Chronicles #1).
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MrCreepyPasta

MrCreepyPasta is an American YouTuber who is known for specializing in horror narration videos. He is known for uploading creepypasta stories and other fictional horror stories. MrCreepyPasta has also uploaded live streams of him playing various horror games such as Until Dawn and Outlast 2. MrCreepyPasta is very well known voice for horror characters (Mostly creepypasta characters) such as Jeff the Killer, Smile Dog, and Eyeless Jack. He also voices Lieutenant Stalker in the manga series, One Piece. He started making creepypasta videos in the early 2010s, and his fan base has grown exponentially. 
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Brian Shearer

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Brian has worked on comic book titles such as GI JOE, TRANSFORMERS, DOCTOR WHO, STAR TREK, GHOSTBUSTERS and more. Other projects include his creator owned comics WILLIAM THE LAST, and GUNSHIP THUNDERPUNCH. You can catch him on YouTube almost daily during art livestreams and browse though his library or art tips/tutorials.

P.J.

Hoover

P. J. (Tricia) Hoover wanted to be a Jedi, but when that didn't work out, she became an electrical engineer instead. After a fifteen year bout designing computer chips for a living, P. J. started creating worlds of her own. She's the award-winning author of PROBLEM SOLVERS: 15 Innovative Women Engineers and Coders, and Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life, featuring a fourteen-year-old King Tut who's stuck in middle school. Under the Connor Hoover pseudonym, she is also the author of the popular Pick Your Own Quest series, which are Choose Your Own Adventure style interactive adventures perfect for everyone. When not working on her own writing, P. J. writes science curriculum articles and edits amazing manuscripts for other authors. P. J. loves spending time practicing kung fu, fixing things around the house, and solving Rubik's cubes.
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Heather Zauner & Kyera Sapp

Heather and Kyera are lifelong friends, even though they only met this year! They immediately discovered that what they have in common is a love for NerdvanaCon, anything to do with anime or manga, having fun, and most importantly, CATS!!!
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Vince

Valenzuela

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Vince is a Taft alumni who has been pursuing a lot of art for the last decade. Vince is always excited to engage in art and loves to paint and doodle the hours away.
Come paint a fun and relaxing scene! Step-by-step instructions will enable every attendee to walk away with a masterpiece!