Musical Guests 2020
Musical Guests Of Honor
The Misbehavin’ Maidens
The Misbehavin' Maidens are a bawdy, nerd-folk comedy band comprised of four women from the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area with a love of feminist, sex-positive music, LGBTQIA+ representation, parodies, drinking & fandom references for the 18+ geek crowd.
Special Musical Guests
These magical masters of musical hi-jinx and mayhem will wizard rock the tea towel right off your house elf! Their unique blend of 80s new wave, 50s do-wop, straight-up pop-rock, and old-timey sing-songy comedy will leave you laughing and crying for more. They draw inspiration from the Harry Potter series, Dr. Who, the SCA, medieval fantasy, science fiction and all kinds of delightfully, geeky fandomness.
Scott & Kirsten Vaughan began performing together in 1992 in the SCA, where they are known as Master Efenwealt Wystle and Maîtresse Aénor d’Anjou. With the release of ‘Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows’ in 2007, and upon encountering bands like Draco & the Malfoys, The Mudbloods, and The Moaning Myrtles they decided to form their own wizard rock act. They live in Cary, NC (under the name Sanderz) with two kids and a cat named Rosemerta. (That’s the cat’s name. It would just be silly to give both our kids the same name as the cat!)
Madison “Metricula” Roberts (she/her) is a singer-songwriter, clown, guitarist, and entertainer from Raleigh, NC, with sets of material tailored to both all-ages or 18+ audiences. Her music ranges from pop-folk, Americana, and Peter, Paul & Mary style campfire classics and has been featured on The FuMP, Marc Gunn’s Geek Pub Songs, and more! Metricula is a regular fixture as a guest and performer at sci-fi and fantasy conventions like DragonCon, RavenCon, illogiCon, ConGregate!
You can cozy up with her at the Nerd Music Campfire and relive the summer camp nights of your youth with sing-a-longs and smores, but nerdier! Stream tunes from her debut EP, “Songs for Gamers” for free online or pick them up via Bandcamp.
Metricula is also a co-host of the “All in the Reflexes” geek culture podcast as well as a founder of the Social Justice Bards, a group of livestreaming musicians and artists on Twitch. You can catch her live (for free!) online doing music or hosting Nasty Woman Knitting Circle, where she knits… adult novelty items.
In her muggle life, Metricula is a scientist, DIY enthusiast, and avid coffee-drinker. She’s totally not mad that the cat loves her spouse, Richard, more than her.
White Plectrum is currently a solo act with Keith Brinegar as singer/songwriter. Originally from Southwestern Virginia, White Plectrum has toured around the mid-Atlantic and southeastern United States. Formed in the 80s, White Plectrum has also featured Bill Mullis as a singer/songwriter, and Jerry Conner as a songwriter. The name comes from the official name for a guitar pick, a "plectrum."
Keith has a large repertoire of classic rock, but is best known for his parody songs, also known as "Filks". He delights in twisting popular songs into funny, touching, sad, or even romantic alternatives that have more of a Science Fiction or Fantasy bent to them, much as Weird Al Yankovic does to modern music.
Several albums exist, all recorded live at various venues.