Beeg Jon

Portrait of Beeg Jon hugging

What about a special Beeg welcome back to, Beeg Jon. Jonathan Cochren (aka Beeg Jon) is an entertainer and producer on the web. (People still call it that, right?) Raised in Indiana, he began his journey on Twitch back in 2011 and shortly after started his YouTube career with his best buddy Jacob. (Indiejacob, formerly The Nintendo Project.) Graduating from USI, Jonathan was hired at 44News as creative producer where he spent a better part of two years producing commercials and graphics which are still on air today! All the while, maintaining his grind on YouTube with another dear friend, Nathaniel Bandy. For the past seven years, Beeg Jon has been editing videos for Nathaniel Bandy and Bathaniel Nandy. As a member of Minus World, Beeg Jon has found where he belongs. Amongst a group of fabulously talented gamers, including Nintendrew. (Jon's long lost brother.) Together they are here to share their stories in hopes of inspiring other local creators to follow their passions and to keep the dream alive for us all, playing games and doing goofs for a living with all your homies! His videos can be found here


Flork of Cows Sock Puppet

Flork does a great webcomic and is excited to meet and chat with fans at OMG!con this summer! You can check out their comic at https://www.thatsockcomic.com/ If you haven't already, don't forget to preregister to get your tickets at the discounted price while you can so you can meet this awesome webcomic author!

Nathaniel Bandy

Nathaniel Bandy headshot.  And maybe his brother Bathaniel?

Give a warm OMG!con welcome to Nathaniel Bandy! Nathaniel has been making Nintendo content for over 10 years! You can find him on YouTube, and maybe his brother Bathaniel is sneaking around somewhere? Hmm… Check out his videos at https://www.youtube.com/@NathanielBandy


Nintendrew Portrait

Please welcome back to OMG!con, Andrew Kenady. Andrew Kenady, better known as Nintendrew on YouTube, is a retro game collector and enthusiast. His videos cover all kinds of strange corners within the history of video games as well as commentaries on modern releases and the occasional DIY tutorial. Most recently, he tried his hand at game development and released C.A.R.L., a quirky, charming platformer that also serves as a love letter to his childhood nostalgia. https://www.youtube.com/@Nintendrew

Rikki Simons

Ricki Simons Portrait
Rikki Simons (AKA Rosearik Rikki Simons) is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is the voice GIR and Bloaty on Invader ZIM and Raz Archetype in Psychonauts 2. Novels he has written include Hitherto a Lion and Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat. Working with with his wife and partner, Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons, Rikki co-created the comics Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, ShutterBox, The Trinkkits and At Tavicat. He was also a background painter on Invader ZIM and the Jackie Chan Adventures. The comics and books he creates with Tavisha can be read and purchased at  www.tavicat.com and gocomics.com/tavicat. His personal site can be found at www.rikkisimons.com.

Tavi Wolfgarth-Simons

Tavi Wolfgarth-Simons Portrait

Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons is a Japanese and German American artist who has spent nearly three decades drawing and publishing manga-influenced comics. Tavisha's comics and illustrations have been published by Nickelodeon, Tokyopop, Digital Manga,  Andrews McMeel Universal, and SLG Publishing, among many others. Original illustrated books and comics that she created with Rikki Simons include Ranklechick and his Three-Legged Cat, Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, ShutterBox, and The Trinkkits. @Tavicat, a comic strip about her cats, can be read at gocomics.com/tavicat.Rikki and Tavi live near Pasadena, California with their cat, Pippi. They met at Disneyland in 1990 and were married on Halloween 1994.