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Get ready for our Roving Entertainers for Gen Con Indy 2024


Dan the Bard

Dan the Bard returns for another heroic-epic-legendary GENCON!

This is Dan's 16th or 17th year (he can't remember) and also performs at The Bristol Renaissance Faire (WI),Canterbury Renaissance Faire (MI), Stronghold Faire (IL),Origins Game Faire, CodCon, GameholeCon, RegionCon, LodgeCon, and WindyCon.

He has 13 albums and takes song commissions. Visit him at his booth, see him busking in the halls, or head to one of his amazing concerts at GenCon!

Come hear his original songs about DnD, Star Wars, Star Trek, Steam Punk, Anime, and general nerd culture. The Drunken Gnome Illusionist, Mummies on Parade, and the Owlbear Song await you! Attending a show grants you +1 on your next encounter.

Dan the Bard



Different Drummers

Different Drummers

Different Drummer Belly Dancers (DDBD) proudly get their gaming geek on at Gen Con. DDBD is inspired by all things Geek. See them perform live in the hallways, meet them at their booth, and take classes with them too!

DDBD sends extra love to Dungeons and Dragons and invites you all to see them perform their D&D Second Campaign dance before the Costume Contest on Saturday. Discover more at http://www.ddbd.org/gencon.



Forward Motion

For nearly a decade in Indianapolis, Forward Motion advocates for the creation of new works by presenting innovative performances in a variety of spaces. Forward Motion focuses on the performance of new works and free improvisation.

Forward Motion has commissioned and premiered dozens of new chamber works from composers such as Rob Funkhouser, Caroline KyungA Ahn, Eliza Brown, Jorge Muñiz, Clockwork Janz, Jared Thompson, Gabrielle Ceberville and many others.

Forward Motion's core instrumentation consists of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion; the group's activity is fluid and involves many innovative combinations of this core instrumentation. The core members regularly compose for the group bringing about a wide-range of creative expressions.

Forward Motion



Goater Mac

Goater Mac

"Goater Mac's Funhouse" is back with a whacky combination of Filk, Folk and Skiffle. Whether it's turning seas shanties on their heads, singing about Dungeons, Dragons, Zombies or Cthulhu or bringing back some of his favorite Celtic hits, each show is a truly unique musical journey.

No one is exactly sure if the wide variety of musical styles he plays is a testament to his ability or that his ADD meds need to be adjusted. Most, however, think it's the latter.

www.GoaterMacMusic.com
TLDR; Nerdy songs, Skiffle and fun!



il troubador

il Troubadore is Indy's 16th Century Rock Band performing hits from all around the world as well as out of the world from galaxies far, far away. Everything from Klingon Opera to Wookiee dance tunes and Huttese anthems are sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Il Troubador



Instant Game Show

Instant Game Show

Ever watch those game shows on TV and think “I could do better than THAT!”? If that sounds like you, come join us at Instant Game Show!

When we set up our game anywhere in the halls of Gencon, stop and watch, and YOU could be pulled from the studio audience to win prizes, fame, glory, and maybe a FREE FOUR DAY PASS TO NEXT YEAR’S GENCON!!!

We are 7 college friends from days of yore, and we have been pushing around The Cart of Doom to setup Instant Game Show for over a decade now, spreading fun, prizes, and random pop culture and nerd knowledge to the masses.

Come join Patrick, Josh, Sarah, Joel, Laura, Jay, and Prize Guy Brian (last in your program, first in your hearts) in the convention center halls to join in the festivities.

Find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to follow where and when we will be hosting the next game.



Irish Bard

Andrew McKee - The Irish Bard entertains with new and exciting arrangements of traditional Celtic & comedic folk music. So join the Irish Bard for Celtic folk, filk and fun!

Irish Bard



Ivanovich

Ivanovich

Chris Ivanovich has been performing across the country reading minds, multiplying money, and protecting you from the tyranny of flatware for over 40 years.

He has fooled Penn & Teller. Just not with the same trick.



marc gunn

Marc Gunn is a Sci F'Irish singer/songwriter who fuses Celtic songs with pop culture. His musical weapon of choice is the autoharp. He breathes Rock and Roll into his folk instrument and adds a bellowing taste of rhythm & blues.

Gunn found musical inspiration performing Irish drinking songs. He learned the art of performing at Renaissance faires and from his childhood idol, Elvis Presley, who said, “You've got to put on a show to draw a crowd.” His concerts are fun filled with sing along songs that get the audience's feet tapping.

Gunn finds lyrical inspiration for this songwriting through his Celtic heritage as well as his love of pop culture. He was raised on Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Dungeons & Dragons, Doctor Who, and Firefly. He writes songs inspired, not by the characters, but by the themes that he discovers in the fandoms he consumes. This makes very real, down-to-earth songs about love, fear, and hope. All the while the songs are great for singing along in the Celtic tradition.

In 2014, Marc Gunn launched the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon where he continues to release new songs to fans. He believes the music industry is changing and that musicians will rely more heavily on fan support in the future

Gunn's activities are not restricted to musical performance alone. In 2005, he transformed his popular Celtic Music Magazine into one of the first music podcasts. Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was one of the earliest podcasts to go online and definitely one of the longest lasting. It is still published after 12 years and has since won four times for Best Music Podcast in the Podcast Awards, the latest award in 2022.

Whether it was from playing D&D as a kid or having his mother move to Italy in 1985, Gunn has an adventurer's soul. He combines his love of travel with his love a music. Every year, he takes other Adventuring Souls on Celtic Invasion Vacations. These are small groups of people who want to not just see famous sites, but to experience their culture, history and legends.

Marc Gunn continues to change the way we look at the music industry. He has raised the bar and held it high. Using the musical past and a vivid imagination bolstered with ambition and drive, he blazes trails from Verse to cyberspace, encouraging others to follow.

Marc Gunn



Oghams

ogham

Ogham features multi-instrumentalists TJ Hull and Amanda Caretta. We specialize in high-energy Irish dance music on fiddle and bodhran. TJ plays jigs, reels and other traditional favorites as well as more modern pieces; Amanda's drum, the bodhran, is the heartbeat of traditional Irish music.

When not touring the ren faire circuit or playing in pubs, Amanda and TJ game, hang out with their pets, and repay their debt to society by teaching music in the public schools.


Paulo Garbanzo

Performing for almost 30 years, Paolo has brought comedy and juggling finesse to audiences around the world. Performing at medieval and renaissance events from California to the Czech Republic he performs his unique comedy in 3-and-a-half languages.

During his travels, Paolo has performed with The Flying Karamazov Brothers as “Misha Karamazov” and won the International Jester Competition, making him the first American to be an official jester of a European castle.

Weaving his love of Dungeons & Dragons into his shows, Paolo's distinct sense of humor shines through while he juggles knives, giant forks, and other dangerous objects.

Paulo Garbanzo



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Roving Entertainers Schedule

EX Stage

Thursday, August 1

12:30 pm Goater Mac's Funhouse

2:30 pm Paolo Garbonzo

4 pm Instant Game Show

5:30 pm Il Troubador

Friday, August 2

10 am Paolo Garbanzo

12 pm Instant Game Show

1:30 pm Goater Mac's Funhouse

4 pm Instant Game Show

5:30 pm Paolo Garbanzo

Saturday, August 3

10 am Paolo Garbonzo

11:30 am Il Troubador

1 pm Forward Motion

2:30 pm Goater Mac's Funhouse

5 pm Instant Game Show

Sunday, August 4

10:30 am Il Troubador

1:30 pm Goater Mac's Funhouse

3:30 pm Paolo Garbonzo

C/W Stage

Thursday, August 1

10 am Different Drummer Belly Dancers

11:30 am Marc Gunn

12:30 pm Dan the Bard

1:30 pm Il Troubador

2:30 pm Ogham

3:30 pm The Irish Bard

4:30 pm Paolo Garbonzo

6 pm Chris Ivanovich

Friday, August 2

10 am Ogham

11:30 am Marc Gunn

12:30 pm The Irish Bard

1:30 pm Chris Ivanovich

2:30 pm Different Drummer Belly Dancers

3:30 pm Chris Ivanovich

4:30 pm Dan the Bard

5:30 pm Goater Mac's Funhouse

Saturday, August 3

10 am The Irish Bard

11 am Marc Gunn

12 pm Ogham

1 pm Dan the Bard

4:30 pm Ogham

5:30 pm Goater Mac's Funhouse

Sunday, August 4

10 am Chris Ivanovich

11 am The Irish Bard

12 pm Forward Motion

1:30 pm Dan the Bard

2:30 pm Marc Gunn

3:30 pm Ogham

Horseshoe Stage

Thursday, August 1

10 am Dan the Bard

11 am Paolo Garbanzo

12:30 pm The Irish Bard

1:30 pm Instant Game Show

3:30 pm Different Drummer Belly Dancers

4:30 pm Marc Gunn

6 pm Ogham

Friday, August 2

11 am Chris Ivanovich

12 pm Paolo Garbanzo

1:30 pm Marc Gunn

2:30 pm Instant Game Show

4 pm Il Troubador

5:30 pm Ogham

Saturday, August 3

10 am Dan the Bard

11 am Instant Game Show

12 pm Paolo Garbanzo

1:30 pm Marc Gunn

2:30 pm Ogham

3:30 pm Il Troubador

5 pm Chris Ivanovich

6 pm The Irish Bard

Sunday, August 4

10 am Chris Ivanovich

11 am The Irish Bard

12 pm Forward Motion

1:30 pm Dan the Bard

2:30 pm Marc Gunn

3:30 pm Ogham

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