When LA Weekly said that Ran’s “fan base and niche audiences are growing at a rate not seen since Tech N9ne,” they meant it. A former teacher, Mega Ran (formerly Random) blends education, hip-hop and gaming in amazing new ways, penetrating the farthest reaches of the galaxy with his unique rhyme style and electric performances.
The first ever rap artist to be licensed by a major game developer (CAPCOM), Ran takes the old and makes it new through his unique form of music he calls “Chip-Hop.”
Arguably the world’s most well known video-game influenced performance artist, Mega Ran’s high-energy shows and fun, nerdy persona have led to speaking engagements, world tours, tons of convention and festival performances, and a legion of smart fans, patiently awaiting his next move.
● The ONLY rapper to be licensed by CAPCOM (Mega Man, Street Fighter, Resident Evil)
● 2 Billboard Charting releases
● First rapper to perform at ComicCon
● Music featured on ESPN, 20/20, Portlandia ,WWE Wrestling and more
● Total YouTube Views over 3 million
● Has toured and performed with leading underground hip-hop stars MC Chris, Homeboy Sandman, Common, MC Lars and more.
● 5-time iTunes best-seller
Paul Draper is an anthropologist, magician and mentalist who has traveled the world in search of magic and mysteries to bring you his show, “Mysteries of the Mind”.
As an expert in his field, he has appeared on several TV networks, including the History Channel, A&E, HBO, Hallmark, Travel Channel, and HGTV. Some of his recent TV appearances include: Hell’s Kitchen, Pawn Stars, Ghost Adventures, Mindfreak, and House Hunters.
Draper has also been featured in articles for Psychology Today, Glamour Magazine, Parade Magazine, Becker’s Hospitals Review, AskMen.com, Disney’s Family Fun Magazine, and many guest contributions for the AP and AOL News.
Paul Draper has lectured at Yale University, Apple Cupertino Headquarters, The World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood and The Magic Circle in London. As a respected Las Vegas entertainer, Paul has performed in “Applause” at Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino and hundreds of shows at the Venetian Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
Based on his show, “Mysteries of the Mind”, Paul Draper was chosen as the 2014 Merlin Award winner for Best Corporate Performer by the International Magician’s Society.
In addition to his corporate shows and lectures, Paul Draper is frequently called upon as an expert in fields ranging from magical history to human consciousness. As an anthropologist and member of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness, Paul Draper pursues studies with Native American ghost dancers, South American cannibals, and spiritualists.
Devon and Lexi are the Chalk Twins – twin, 17-time, award-winning chalk artists. Since 2012 the Chalk Twins have been traveling the country from New Hampshire to Hawaii, performing live at conventions and special events.
Devon and Lexi love to interact with people while they work, answering questions and talking about pop culture, art, twin stuff, whatever you want – all while the artwork comes alive at your feet. While they draw and talk to attendees the Chalk Twins also make it a point to be an inspiration to young artists. They encourage these artists by sharing tips, tricks and their experience of thousands of hours of chalking and blending.
The Chalk Twins both received degrees in art from Furman University and have studied multiple art media abroad in Cortona, Italy. They have enjoyed tremendous success as chalk artists winning multiple chalk art festival events from 2004 to 2014. In 2015 they won a Brass Ring Award for Best Exhibit by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.
Most Chalk Twin live performances for conventions involve the creation of a piece of artwork anywhere from 50 to 100 square feet in size. The artwork is completed in 20-40 hours depending on the length of the convention. You’ll be amazed as you watch these two artists work seamlessly on the same piece of art. For more information on the Chalk Twins and their work please visit www.chalktwins.com, www.facebook.com/chalktwins or chalktwins.deviantart.com.