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Lawrence Neals

“MASTER Of ceremonies”

Lawrence is thrilled to be returning to MISTI-CON!
A proud native New Yorker and Drama graduate of the original “Fame” School of Performing Arts. A lifelong entertainer and unashamed geek, he is also the founder of GeekLifeRules, a cosplay, entertainment and event hosting endeavor and producer, director and host of the NY Cosplay Cabaret @53Above/Broadway Comedy Club. His performance credits include the title role in Julie Taymor’s Juan Darien, Smokey Joe’s Café, Rent, Freedom’s Song: A New Musical and 14 years as a featured vocalist around the world for Carnival Cruises/Playlist Productions. Currently, he’s working on his first EP Love Comes Through, touring his internationally renowned solo salute to Motown and classic soul, “Nightshift” and can currently be seen starring in Motor City Live! at the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and the upcoming West Wing Weekend in Bethesda, MD. You can follow him on social media @Lawrence Neals Entertainer &GeekLifeRuless.

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CAT SMITH

“MISS NERDSTILES”

Cat Smith is the reigning Miss Nerdstiles, having inherited the crown from absolutely no one, because she made it up. She will serve as co-host and co-emcee with Lawrence for the Opening Ceremony. She is performing in and co-wrote the lyrics for Albus & Scorpius’s Excellent Adventure on Friday at 7pm. Her solo set is Friday at 12:30pm in the Westchester Ballroom.
She is an actor, a musician, a cosplayer since before they had a word for it, and a general nuisance (General Nuisance salute). She and her ukulele have charmed the collective socks off of LI Who and LI Geek, ReGeneration Who, WHOlanta, Potterverse, Coal Hill Con, Time Eddy, MISTI-Con, Hudson Valley Comic Con, Wicked Faire, SqueeCon, The Way Station, and The Pandorica Restaurant. You can find her on YouTube and Instagram as deadlightsgirl (and bandcamp at https://missnerdstiles.bandcamp.com/album/who-riginals), and she has a real fondness for small batch bourbon, in case you were wondering/buying. Consider supporting her continuing adventures by becoming a patron at patreon.com/missnerdstiles