Guest Appearances

Guest Speakers

  • ALB

    Blogger, Illustrator
    ALB is an illustrator and blogger, currently residing somewhere between Toronto and delusion. She makes YouTube videos which are highly educational but mostly silly. In her free time she likes to cuddle small dogs and watch cartoons.
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  • Allison Pregler

    Producer - Phelous.com
    Allison, also known as Obscurus Lupa, enjoys long walks on the beach, and hunting C.H.U.D. and werewolves in her spare time. She also reviews laughably bad movies, cult classics, and genre shows. Sometimes she’s a comedian, but not often.
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  • AlphaOmegaSin

    Producer - AlphaOmegaSin
    AlphaOmegaSin is what happens when you take a metalhead & bring him up on gaming, comics, and anime his whole life then just let him go nuts in front of a camera. AlphaOmegaSin has been making videos on news in the world of gaming as well as collection videos, Let’s Plays, and everything else imaginable […]
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  • Andre Meadows

    Producer - Black Nerd Comedy
    Hi, I’m Andre, and I’m a BLACK NERD! From stand-Up comedy, vlogs ‘n videos, to my live web shows, I’m always digging through the tickle trunks of pop culture old and new for juicy tidbits to talk about.
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  • Bironzilla

    Online Content Producer
    Luc Biron, also known as Bironzilla, is an accomplished geek. No matter the activity – video games, anime, CCGs, or conventions – he always leaves his mark and he knows how to stand out in a crowd. Since 1998, Luc has been involved in tons of projects. He helped create one of the first major […]
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  • Chris “Vangelus” Ho

    Producer at Vangelus.ca
    A host and creator of toy collecting and tokusatsu enthusiast media, this BC-born producer has a particular penchant for Transformers and Kamen Rider. He has been at it for 7 years running, from the Vangelus Reviews and V-Build video series on Youtube and Channel Awesome, to the weekly WTF@TFW Transformers podcast on TFW2005, to convention […]
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  • Continue?

    Producers - Normal Boots
    Continue? is a Philadelphia-based weekly comedy web show where Paul Ritchey, Nick Murphy, and Josh Henderson play a random old school video game for 30 minutes. There is one question they are trying to answer – do they stop playing or continue? Think Mystery Science Theater 3000 with video games
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  • Derek Burrow

    Producer - Chasing the Muse
    Reviewing everything from 1980s cartoons to literature to Japanese tokusatsu, Derek “the Bard” Burrow is a trained librarian, applying critical analysis to some of his favourite forms of entertainment. All while wearing a top hat (the top hat is important). Part of This Week in Geek, Nerd Vice, and GeekVision, Derek also appears on the […]
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  • Dex the Swede

    Producer - Dex the Swede
    Dex started his video game review comedy show in 2012. Since then, he’s been goofing around while playing games, talking about them and making fun of them. Reviews, countdowns and stupidity is his specialty. Dex talks about the masterpieces, the hidden gems and the god awful spawns of evil themselves. Best known for his slapstick […]
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  • Doctor Holocaust

    Proprietor - Evil Inc.
    Known to many as Toronto’s greatest villain and to some as a genius visionary, Dr. Holocaust is a gentleman who is, above all else, trying to take over the world. It has been some years now since the Doctor had made his first appearance at FanExpo 2008. Since then he has attained multiple weapons of […]
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  • Elisa Hansen

    Producer - Chez Apocalypse
    Writer, actor, and lover of the macabre, Elisa is also known as Maven of the Eventide, the nocturnal member of Team NChick and Chez Apocalypse.
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  • Emile “Chuggaaconroy” Rosales

    Producer - The Runaway Guys
    Quite possibly the most passionate gamer around, Chuggaaconroy is known online for his in-depth and well edited Let’s Plays of various Nintendo games and series. His limitless energy shines through in everything he does, whether it’s his main channel on Youtube or the group channel “The Runaway Guys”, and now he’s bringing that same energy […]
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  • Erika Szabo

    Online Content Producer
    Erika Szabo is a Toronto-based classic/cult video game, anime and film video producer. Dedicated to articulating the emotional relevance of media. Dreamer. Visual/audio media fiend.
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  • The Game Chasers

    Ravenous Retro Ravagers
    Billy and Jay make up the dynamic game collecting team known as The Game Chasers. Their mission: to scour the land far and wide to uncover gaming treasures of old. Whether it be gaming stores, flea markets, thrift stores, or even peoples’ attics, they search out retro games and have a blast while doing it. […]
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  • Grant Kirkhope

    Music Composer
    Grant started his career as a composer at Rare Ltd in 1995. Whilst he was there he wrote the music for GoldenEye, Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, Perfect Dark, Banjo-Tooie, Grabbed by the Ghoulies, Viva Piñata, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts and Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise. After leaving Rare in 2008 he moved to the USA […]
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  • Jared Knabenbauer

    Producer - Normal Boots
    Jared Knabenbauer aka “ProJared” is a gamer, reviewer and comedian. He is best known for his comedic video game reviews, One Minute Reviews of new titles, and the heartbreaking story of triumph in Pokemon Nuzlocke.
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  • Jirard Khalil

    Producer - Normal Boots
    Jirard “Dragonrider” Khalil is the host of the YouTube review show, “The Completionist”, and co-host of “Super Beard Bros.” with Alex Faciane. On the Completionist, he completes a new game every week, right from start to finish. “Super Beard Bros.” on the other hand features an in-depth playthrough between the two co-hosts, showing off the […]
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  • JKB

    Online Content Creator
    Are you the Hero or the Villain? Join JKB on his adventure across the networks to defeat the evil DLCt Server computer from causing a future Video Game crash. Can JKB save you from buying the wrong games? Check out new Reviews weekly.
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  • Joey “Roo” DeSena

    Producer - Clan of the Gray Wolf
    Once described as the “Alton Brown of video games” — his greatest compliment — Joey “Roo” DeSena co-founded the geek-centric website, Clan of the Gray Wolf, in 2009. His flagship series, “16-Bit Gems”, brings to light under-appreciated classics from the 16-bit era of video gaming. Meanwhile, his other main series “The Way Games Work” explains […]
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  • Jonathan “Proton Jon” Wheeler

    Producer - The Runaway Guys
    One day, Jon recorded a video of himself playing a video game and he yelled at a cartoon cactus to move faster in it. He’s been paying for that decision ever since. Whether through Let’s Plays of various games, streaming the strangest games he can find on Twitch, helping create eSports leagues out of critically […]
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  • Kaylyn “Marzgurl” Saucedo

    Producer - Channel Awesome
    Kaylyn “MarzGurl” Saucedo — as a producer for Channel Awesome — has covered many geek and nerd-related topics including animation, gaming, and more. She is the Co-host of the weekly YouTube series Beyond the Black Rims and is currently covering an extensive retrospective on the history of the Japanese super hero series “Super Sentai”. She, […]
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  • Leon Thomas

    Producer - Channel Awesome
    Leon Thomas is a film critic and host of Renegade Cut, a web series about movie analysis, alternate interpretations and eccentric directors. His show can be found at Channel Awesome and Nerd Vice. He loves discussing science fiction, watching Ingmar Bergman films and crafting bizarre theories about the meanings of popular movies.
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  • Lewis “Linkara” Lovhaug

    Producer - Channel Awesome
    Lewis “Linkara” Lovhaug is known on the internet for reviewing bad comic books and doing a retrospective on Power Rangers! And if you ever wanted evidence that ANYBODY can become famous on the internet for whatever stupid reason, you will find no better proof than this man! Sure, you might say that it’s because he’s […]
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  • LoadingReadyRun

    Producers - LoadingReadyRun
    LoadingReadyRun has been creating internet comedy for over a decade. You might have seen their sketches, or watched shows like Feed Dump, Crapshots, Unskippable, CheckPoint, Strip Search, and Tabletop Deathmatch. Or maybe you’ve seen them streaming 40 hours of gaming every week, on Twitch. They also host and organize the Desert Bus for Hope fundraising […]
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  • Mike “Birdman” Dodd

    Producer - This Week In Geek
    A founding member of This Week in Geek, Mike “The Birdman” Dodd has been involved with ScrewAttack, Channel Awesome and many radio outlets across North America over the past 8 years. Birdman was voted Canada’s Choice on MTV Creeps Season 2, and was most recently featured on Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Men on AMC. Most […]
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  • Nash Bozard

    Producer - Channel Awesome
    Since 2000, Nash Bozard has run Radio Dead Air, a live webshow featuring music, comedy, and commentary about all things geek. An outgrowth of the show was the regular segment “WTFIWWY,” weird news coverage that went on to be featured on That Guy With the Glasses. In addition, he’s looked into the worst of the […]
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  • Norman Caruso

    Producer - The Gaming Historian
    Norman Caruso is the creator of Gaming Historian, a documentary series on YouTube that discusses the history of video games. The show has covered a variety of topics, most notably the history of LJN & the Wolfenstein series. His work has been featured on Destructoid, Capcom, Nintendo Life, and classrooms around the world. He graduated […]
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  • Pat “the NES Punk” Contri

    Producer - The Punk Effect
    Pat Contri is a writer and retro game collector who is best known for his Pat the NES Punk and Flea Market Madness web series. His notoriety could be due to his knowledge/love of Nintendo, his quirky sense of humor, or his bizarre hair. He helps produce the Video Game Years for RetrowareTV and is […]
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  • Paw Dugan

    Producer - Chez Apocalypse
    Paw shares his knowledge of music, video games, and movies and every possible combination of the three for your viewing pleasure, personal fulfillment, and sexual enjoyment.
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  • Phelan Porteous

    Producer - Phelous.com
    Phelan Porteous likes to make videos under the super secret name Phelous. He enjoys a lot of aspects to video production which has lead to him creating tons of different videos over the years. You’ll often find him talking about silly movies, toys and games.
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  • Rantasmo

    Producer - Chez Apocalypse
    Rantasmo is a media analyst, writer, comedian and host of Needs More Gay, a video blog tackling all aspects of gay and gay-adjacent pop culture. His videos can be found at NeedsMoreGay.com, AfterElton.com, and Chez Apocalypse. He also enjoys eating cheesecake. That’s it, really. No other hobbies. Just cheesecake and gay stuff.
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  • Reese “Lucahjin” Dressler

    Fake Spokesperson – Taco Bell
    As the unofficial spokeswoman of Taco Bell, Lucahjin will be coming to ConBravo to tell you all that you can get two quesadillas for $5.99 at your local Taco Bell! (Note: Deal may not actually exist.) When not promoting delicious food at a discount price, Lucahjin plays through games on Youtube and Twitch, showing that […]
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  • Satchell Drakes

    Producer - Normal Boots
    Satchbag’s Goods is series of case studies in which Satchell Drakes examines video games and game design at the crossroads of art & culture. As a UX/UI Designer, he uses his interactive and fine arts experience to deconstruct some of the most interesting elements of game development.
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  • Shane Luis

    Producer - Rerez
    Straight from Cambridge, Ontario. Shane Luis is the host of Rerez, a YouTube channel with several shows focused on video games. His channel is home to Cooking 4 Gamers, Garry Gamer, Positives & Negatives, as well as regular weekly reviews and videos on gaming! Rerez grabbed the attention of RetrowareTV who wasted no time in […]
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  • Super Best Friends Play

    Masters of Friday Night Hype-Do
    The intrepid man-children known as Matt, Pat, Woolie and Liam make up the fantastically stupid foursome known as Super Best Friends Play! While initially starting out on the Machinima network as “Two Best Friends Play”, Matt and Pat bumbled and screamed their way into the hearts of fans everywhere with their pop culture references while […]
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  • Tim “NintendoCapriSun” Bishop

    Producer - The Runaway Guys
    Originally born in Michigan, raised in the South but currently living in Wisconsin. Age: 38 going on 23. Straight, agnostic, favorite color: green, favorite food: catfish, favorite video game: Secret of Mana, and favorite movie: Groundhog Day. One third of the Lets Play group “The Runaway Guys”, Tim entertains his passionate fans with his LPs […]
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  • Tom White

    Producer - heisanevilgenius
    Tom isn’t an evil genius, he just plays one on the Internet. Creator of popular review series Weird Video Games and the LP series 5 Minutes of Every Game, Tom is also a writer, musician, video game developer, professional monkey knocker, and Terrible Warrior. He also likes cheesecake. A lot. Featured on sites such as […]
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Guest Performers

  • The 404s

    Improv Comedy Troupe
    Splitting sides, busting guts, and making thousands laugh till it hurts all across Canada for over 10 years, The 404s Improv Group bravely and shamelessly return to ConBravo 2014 with a cavalcade of comedy shows sure to leave you in stitches! See what happens when the card game for horrible people goes live in “Improv […]
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  • Benjamin Briggs

    Music Composer
    Benjamin Briggs has been producing electronic music for over 10 years, starting with OverClocked ReMix and later continuing to other independent ventures, such as Dj CUTMAN’s netlabel GameChops. He has since established himself as a self-sustaining entertainer, playing live performances like Nerdapalooza and MAGFest 11, releasing music on his own website, and live streaming on […]
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  • Dj CUTMAN

    Maestro - GAMECHOPS
    Dj CUTMAN a pioneer performer of Chiptune and Video Game Music, mixing world-class chiptunes into epic, danceable sets infused with dubstep, electro, hip-hop and soul. Bringing years of experience as an audio engineer into the DJ world, CUTMAN samples classic video games. The result an experience that feels old school, but sounds like nothing you’ve heard […]
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  • DJ Janos

    Dance Commander
    DJ Janos has been DJ’ing in and around the GTA for the better part of a decade. Very much like the changing trends in music, he has also changed his style to reflect the crowds that he plays for. Be it house and electronica music for the clubs, or a mix-mash of super-eurobeat, video game […]
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  • Fandom Musicals

    Musical Showstoppers
    Fandom Musicals, the group that brought you Fandom Hearts: A Kingdom Hearts Parody Musical, returns to ConBravo for 2015 with a brand new full-length musical that is sure to thrill audiences of any fandom. The show will be X-Musical, a show that riffs on the tropes and tribulations present in X-Men, Avengers, and the superhero comic […]
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  • James Ronald

    Producer - Retroware TV
    James was a touring musician for the better part of a decade, but in the past four years he’s seen his epic, face-melting show Epic Game Music grow by leaps and bounds on YouTube. Epic Game Music re-imagines all your favourite video game music with concussive beats, driving bass lines and wailing guitar solos. In […]
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  • Magic Steve

    Balloon Wizard
    Known as the “nerdiest balloon twister” in North America, Magic Steve is an oddity of sorts. One part artist, one part entertainer and one part nut job, Magic Steve focuses on using his skills to construct kickass balloon sculptures. Yes, we said balloon sculptures. Just go with it, it’s awesome.
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  • OverClocked University

    Music Maestros
    OverClocked University is the official house band of OverClocked ReMix, featuring anthemic & upbeat rock arrangements of your favorite VGM tunes! The band consists of: OA (Andrew Luers) DragonAvenger (Deia Vengen) Diodes (Amy Hsieh) Level 99 (Stevo Bortz) Thomas Colegrove & The ReMix-o-Tron 5000!
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  • TupperWare Remix Party

    Rock Stars from the Future
    Elite squad of Rock Stars from the future that play 80s inspired Synth Rock/Electro funk. Members are Doctor Sung / Lord Phobos / Havve Hogan / Commander Meouch.
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  • Villainest

    Universal Party Machine
    VILLAINEST is a Sega Mega Drive-based party rock band from Toronto, Canada. VILLAINEST inspires partying across the known and unknown universe by fusing raw 90s Sega console synthesizers with explosive live instrumentation. VILLAINEST was forged in 2013 during a particularly atmospheric lightning storm. English frontman James Harding and classically-trained keytar badass Gill Story swiftly joined […]
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  • DJ Wondershock

    Cyberpunk Revolutionary
    DJ Wondershock works in advertising, spurred on by a love of storytelling and his cyberpunk-driven love/hate relationship with the modern global corporatocracy. Most often you’ll find him editing and animating video, DJing sounds from the future past, or at the helm of punishingly obscure conversation.
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Guest Artists & Developers

  • AmazonMandy

    Professional Costumer
    Mandy Moore (AmazonMandy) is a cosplayer, designer, and business owner who makes her living sewing custom cosplays, gowns, and clothing. Having been a convention go-er for 15 years, she started cosplaying outside of Pittsburgh, and is currently located in Orlando, Florida. She's an outdoor enthusiast, loves working out, and spending time with her pets.
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  • Andrew Gregoire

    Creator - I am ARG!
    Andrew Gregoire is a Toronto based character animator and humourist, best known for his webcomic “ARG!“. ARG! is a nerd humour comic about a young couple coming to terms with their impending adulthood. Combining sharp humour and crisp art, ARG runs the gamut from video games to babies, Dungeons and Dragons to marriage and many […]
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  • Atelier Heidi

    Creator - Atelier Heidi
    Atelier Heidi is an award-winning cosplayer and artist based out of Dallas, Texas. She spent the summer of 2014 as an intern at God Save the Queen Fashions and is currently pursuing a BFA in Theatrical Technology and Design from the University of Texas at Arlington. Best-known for her cosplays of Plugsuit Asuka and Asuna […]
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  • Domics

    Animator, Producer - Domics
    Hi! I’m Dominic, more commonly known as Domics on the internet. I started off drawing web comics on tumblr in 2010 and then got into animation in 2012 when I began uploading to youtube. My animations often consist of stories from my life, or random skits that I found funny.
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  • Featherweight

    Corrugated Propsmith
    Featherweight is an Ontario based cartoonist, puppet maker, prop commissioner, and Master-level costumer that has be active for nearly a decade. He is best known for creating high quality pieces out of extremely cheap materials such as cardboard and hot glue.
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  • Kudrel

    Cosplay Craftswoman
    A Category-4 cosplay monster from land of Ottawa, Kudrel is usually seen rampaging the convention halls in the most unexpected disguises. Her most famous forms include her original Forest Spirit gijinka and her World of Warcraft troll. She’s been an official cosplay addict since 2004. Her style of costume making is like crafts-A.D.D. Her main […]
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  • Lar DeSouza

    Cartoonist – Least I Could Do
    A professional illustrator for over 20 years, Lar is the cartoonist for the 2008 Shuster Award winning online comics, “Least I Could Do”, which is updated six times weekly at www.leasticoulddo.com, and “Looking For Group”, which is updated Mondays and Thursdays at www.lfgcomic.com .  Lar has also been the recipient of the Prix Aurora Award […]
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  • Michael “Skitch” Schiciano

    Composer - Skitch Music
    Michael Schiciano, aka “Skitch,” has been passionate about music and video games for as long as he can remember, so luckily he’s been able to write music FOR games (and other media) in recent years. Whether it’s orchestral, electronic, jazz, or chiptune, his work has been heard on web shows (including ones by other guests […]
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  • Ryan Consell

    Cosplay Craftsman
    Ryan is an writer, costumer, armorer, and sculptor. He is a blogger for Mad Art Lab and has been featured in Game Developer Magazine, io9 and Kotaku. He is best known for his Slave Leo and Darth Shakespeare costumes, blogging about armor, and his forays into trampoline archery and other poor life choices on YouTube.
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  • VickyBunnyAngel

    Creator - VickyBunnyAngel Cosplay
    Cosplayer by day and Twitch streamer by night, Vickybunnyangel is a Master level cosplayer hailing from Toronto. With 10 years of cosplay and a lot of awards under her belt, she claims she still has no idea what she’s doing but enjoys sharing her creative process with others and learning new techniques. Her favourite thing […]
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