Your C.O.G.S. 2019 Performers

  • Victor & The Bully
    Victor & The Bully
  • Victor & The Bully
    Victor & The Bully
    We would like to introduce you to an upcoming duo from the depths of South East London, Victor and the Bully. Armed with only a Ukulele, a Guitar, some moustache wax and a touch of Brylcreem to a create a twisted cabaret-like sound. Using honky-tonk piano, violins, trumpets and anything they can get their filthy mits on to back them and create a 'Carnival blend' inspired by steampunk, swing, mariachi, classical and punk to blow the cobwebs away and get the feet tapping!
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  • Steam-Funk Studios
    Steam-Funk Studios
  • Steam-Funk Studios
    Steam-Funk Studios
    Steam-Funk Studios is back, and roaring out of ‘performance retirement’ with a vengeance! We continue the Steam-Funk Studios Presents: The Manifest Density Tour, by returning to “C.O.G.S. 2-lhu”, Victorian Monsters and Sci-Fi Legends. Last year, we opened the doors of The Living Multiverse a bit, and let loose Rohan and the Dogs of War. Well, now Slick-Brass and the Titilus Crew want a piece, and are kicking those doors wide open! And they’re not coming alone…. Bringing 5+ items for a veritable lasagna of content, inclusive of debuting the third “Swagger” Course, "Hench & Henceforth". A Finalé for the Count’s long-standing academic lectures in primping, business management and interplanar street-hustle, for entrepreneurs both classical and contemporary. This one is an event not to be missed! What’s that? You’ve got salty beef? Well hash it out in Cosplay Court Case’s “Tesla Tribunal”, wherein various parties and personalities may hash out their grievances with magistrates of note, be they with each other, speculative fiction notables, or even entire franchises. More you say? Haven’t had quite your fill of curated nonsense, you say? Very well. We’ve brought those reprobates the Dogs of War in-tow, to reprise all new stories, for Bharat’s Ballads, a retelling of a variety of Silk Road and Asian mythology, retranslated using contemporary references. Have we not rustled your bits enough? Not a worry. “For A Few Dice More”, the Living Multiverse Design Diaries, will arrange various members of our performance and writing cast, to discuss the nuances of implementing content in LARP form, versus Tabletop Playtesting, and the particulars of transcending art-form and media, in storytelling. All this, and yes, yet another Living Multiverse Photoshoot, co-produced by Geeks Gone Wild. Further Details of all the above on our Facebook Event: Manifest Density Tour: COGS Expo 2. "You ... are my Destiny." "No, but this IS your Density."
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  • A Halo Called Fred
    A Halo Called Fred
  • A Halo Called Fred
    A Halo Called Fred
    A Halo Called Fred, the clown monarchs of psychedelic steampunk geek-rock, have spent the last two decades making the geekiest sounds ever to spring from guitar, bass, violin, and Tupperware. They have lent their talents to burlesque shows, motion picture soundtracks, rock operas, and their most recent collaborative endeavor "The Freaky Mutant Weirdo Variety Show". Featuring songs about pirates, cavemen, Steampunks, fairies, and many others, their message is: "We Love You All!".
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  • HVBRIS
    HVBRIS
  • HVBRIS
    HVBRIS
    HVBRIS is a fun-loving band of fire freaks who entertain and amuse with wickedly creative antics. Mixing fire, vaudeville, burlesque, and sideshow; they burn bright as day with fiery talent and blazing comedy that is the one and only HVBRIS. When it's too hot to handle, they're just getting started! SPECIAL NOTE: COGS Expo 2019 Steampunk Celebration will feature the most HVBRIS troop members performing together on the East Coast in almost a decade!
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  • Dust Bowl Faeries
    Dust Bowl Faeries
  • Dust Bowl Faeries
    Dust Bowl Faeries
    Dust Bowl Faeries is a dark carnival band featuring accordion, lap steel guitar, singing saw, a taxidermy ram named Hazel and projections. With a penchant for tragic tales and misadventures, their songs tell stories of trolls, demons, black cats, owls, forests, ghosts, swamps, shipwrecks, magic and mystery. "A Dust Bowl Faeries concert is something like a deep, dark, mystical musical tragi-comedy, often centered around extinct or endangered members of the animal kingdom" Greg Haymes/Nippertown "Cooley, a captivating performer, seems to be almost floating outward toward the audience, temporarily evacuating her corporeal space so the souls of extinct beasts have room in the vessel of her body to fill as she sings them forth" Alexa Chase, Seat of Perception
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  • Gypsy Funk Squad
    Gypsy Funk Squad
  • Gypsy Funk Squad
    Gypsy Funk Squad
    Gypsy Funk Squad plays classic folk belly dance music with the lovely dancers Amber Sol or Mariella. Songs from Turkey, Armenia, Egypt, The Balkans, Israel, Lebanon, with revamped rock/pop/dance tunes and original psychedelic surprises are thrown in...belly style! The emphasis is on fun and a dancing good time!
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  • Tornado Bait
    Tornado Bait
  • Tornado Bait
    Tornado Bait
    Come and take a listen to the Dark Side of Opera with Nicole Oliva! A multi-talented Soprano, Nicole has performed all throughout the Tri-State Area. If you’re a fan of steampunk, gothic fashion, horror flicks, history, classical music, or rock and heavy metal this concert is for you! This strange mix of genres puts together one amazing and macabre concert that is called the Dark Side of Opera by Nicole Oliva. As a classically trained opera singer, Nicole always had a love for things gothic and macabre and always felt opera gave that strange and creepy appeal in many cases. This concert goes through the progression of traditional and modern classical music, to broadway showtunes, and symphonic rock and metal. Always performing throughout the convention scene, Nicole brings her elegant level of gothicness to the stage in this wonderful concert! Soprano Nicole Oliva joins this year’s event to give you an entertaining and educational experience with her concert and lecture on 19th century romantic operas. Nicole will give us a glimpse into the history of popular operas and their composers throughout the 19th century that are still popular today, as well as perform examples of their work.
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  • Infinitus Mortus
    Infinitus Mortus
  • Infinitus Mortus
    Infinitus Mortus
    Hailing from New Jersey, Infinitus Mortus breaks away from mainstream music, and delves into the darker, Classically composed Symphonic Metal made popular by European bands such as Epica, Nightwish and Dimmu Borgir. Infinitus Mortus developed in 2008 as a studio project by Stephen "Stoki" Megna (Drums, Guitars, Keys), and has since released three studio albums so far. 2010's "2012", 2011's "Conspiracy of Love", and 2016's "Transmutationis". Joining him on the latest album are lyricist and singer, Vincent James "VJ" Meehan, and Classically trained Operatic singer, Mariana Santiago. Rounding out the live band are Bill Buckley on lead guitar, and Al Cavallo on bass, while Stoki keeps the heartbeat of the band going behind the drums. Infinitus Mortus brings the force of heavy driven Symphonic Metal, and couples it with strong hooks and melodies that will please a wide range of music fans. They can be seen playing clubs and festivals in the New Jersey area, and fans can look forward to hearing tracks from the latest album, as well as favorites from the first two, along with well-known covers by bands of the same genre.
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  • Death By Fiction
    Death By Fiction
  • Death By Fiction
    Death By Fiction
    Turn your Necronomicon to page 666, for the story of Death by Fiction is still untold. When Ben finds his beloved Annie has fallen victim to the drugs that flood their city streets, he decided to take matters into his own hands. It's not before long Annie finds out Ben has been moonlighting as a vigilante, and convinces him to take her along. That's when things get out of control... Hailing from Central New Jersey, Death by Fiction tells a tale of love, violence, and betrayal. Punk/Metal style group with compelling lyrics and fast-paced, catchy music -- the powerful music, meaningful lyrics, and compelling storytelling will have you biting your lip wanting to know the outcome of this lover's quarrel. Will the two be able to reconcile their differences, or will the blood that's next shed be that of a loved one? Only time will tell...
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  • Tornado Bait
    Tornado Bait
  • Tornado Bait
    Tornado Bait
    From the shadows of Hampton, VA comes a band best described as Grunge Grass. Fronted by Msesippi McQuown, Tornado Bait varies from a one women band to an untamable line up. Grab your gas can or whatever it is you can play on and join the band.
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  • Artemisia
    Artemisia
  • Artemisia
    Artemisia
    Artemisia is proud to bring her one-woman show, coined as “operatic gothique cabaret” to this fantastically revolutionary event. She will be spanning several centuries (and five languages!) worth of music, from Romantic-era art songs to Weimarian cabaret lieder to original, never-before heard pieces, all the while weaving stories about each work of music. Artemisia will be drawing on her rich background as a classically trained mezzo-soprano, actress, and variety performer to bring this unique act to you!
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  • Coveilance Dance Project
    Coveilance Dance Project
  • Coveilance Dance Project
    Coveilance Dance Project
    Coveilance Dance Project is a group of mad scientist belly dancers who combine the traditional art of belly dance with various other dance forms, music, and costuming to create an original, theatrical, and mesmerizing entertainment act. This year the ladies transform their lab into a 1920’s speakeasy. These flapper dolls will shimmy their way into your hearts. They’re the bees’ knees!!!
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  • Mike OJ
    Mike OJ
  • Mike OJ
    Mike OJ
    Come friends and fans to enjoy the chaotic and fun magic of Mike OJ, (sort of) Professional Mage! Come for a performance of fun, laughs, and magic. Mike will bewilder and dazzle you and make you “Believe in the Magic of the World” once more. Come see Cards! Coins! Bottles! And Extreme Danger! Appropriate for all ages! After Dark Show: Come join us for an...interesting take on the word magic. Grab a drink, and relax as you embark on a bizarre adult magic show. 18+ only.Come friends and fans to enjoy the chaotic and fun magic of Mike OJ, (sort of) Professional Mage! Come for a performance of fun, laughs, and magic. Mike will bewilder and dazzle you and make you “Believe in the Magic of the World” once more. Come see Cards! Coins! Bottles! And Extreme Danger! Appropriate for all ages! After Dark Show: Come join us for an...interesting take on the word magic. Grab a drink, and relax as you embark on a bizarre adult magic show. 18+ only.Come friends and fans to enjoy the chaotic and fun magic of Mike OJ, (sort of) Professional Mage! Come for a performance of fun, laughs, and magic. Mike will bewilder and dazzle you and make you “Believe in the Magic of the World” once more. Come see Cards! Coins! Bottles! And Extreme Danger! Appropriate for all ages! After Dark Show: Come join us for an...interesting take on the word magic. Grab a drink, and relax as you embark on a bizarre adult magic show. 18+ only.Come friends and fans to enjoy the chaotic and fun magic of Mike OJ, (sort of) Professional Mage! Come for a performance of fun, laughs, and magic. Mike will bewilder and dazzle you and make you “Believe in the Magic of the World” once more. Come see Cards! Coins! Bottles! And Extreme Danger! Appropriate for all ages! After Dark Show: Come join us for an...interesting take on the word magic. Grab a drink, and relax as you embark on a bizarre adult magic show. 18+ only.
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  • Mr. Fish
    Mr. Fish
  • Mr. Fish
    Mr. Fish
    Yes, Mr. Fish is back once more, wondering around and giving out laughter where he travels. He aims to share joy, smiles and the art of Mine with you all!
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  • Karnevil
    Karnevil
  • Karnevil
    Karnevil
    Roll up, roll up fiends and fans for a whip cracking, glass smashing, spike hammering good time! Step right up and gaze in amazement as the Karnevil crew astounds, amuses, confounds and confuses like no other danger act in the known world can! Featuring supervillain extraordinaire and king of the bullwhip Dr. J.R. Whitcomb as well as the pain-proof woman Lady Gypsy, Karnevil is guaranteed to satisfy all your adrenaline needs.
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  • Faith in the Glitch
    Faith in the Glitch
  • Faith in the Glitch
    Faith in the Glitch
    Joshua Lampman, aka Faith in the Glitch is the founder of The Speakeasy Sessions and the head honcho of hooch and havoc. Crowds have come to expect FitG to electrify the stage in bespoke steampunk attire and his signature bow tie and mustache. Blending sounds from the Jazz Age with cutting edge house, techno, and dubstep, he weaves a unique tapestry of swing and EDM. These Electro-Swing sets will get the flappers floorflushing and the dapper daddies toe-tapping in a swanky gin-joint, ritzy Manhattan VIP rooftop club, or cutting loose in the most posh night-club in Vegas! FitG has recently released an Electro-Swing EP entitled “The Chronograph Adventures” full of Neo-Vintage tracks that take inspiration from the prohibition era. You can also catch him on the world’s most popular electronic music radio station, Digitally Imported Radio every first Friday of the month on di.fm/electroswing. The prohibition is over, so grab your glad-rags and get zozzled with FitG!
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