Our Team

Dennis-Michael Broussard
  • Awesomeness 100%
  • Being a Fake Nerd 50%
  • Despising Nicolas Cage with the white hot intensity of 10,000 suns 100%
  • A very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. 100%

Dennis-Michael Broussard

Director of Awesome

Dennis-Michael Broussard is a self-proclaimed awesome guy.  He is the founder of Silk Road Productions, a pretty awesome event production and management organization that has created a ton of awesome events and has been hired to produce events for some pretty awesome organizations, like the San Diego County Fair, SeaWorld, and the San Diego Padres.  In addition to Fangaea, Dennis-Michael and the Silk Road team created the Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego, the San Diego Ramen Festival, and a lot of other awesome stuff.  He also spends a lot of time volunteering and doing humanitarian missions in impoverished and developing parts of the world. He also overuses the word “awesome.”

Lauren Garces
  • Fighting Evil by Moonlight 100%
  • Winning Love by Daylight 75%
  • Never Running From a REAL FIGHT 100%
  • Random Noises 60%

Lauren Garces

Chief Inflatables Officer

Hailing from the island of Oahu, Lauren Garces finds her zen in organizing shelves and in the chaos of directing events. She is currently the Vice President/ Creative Director of Silk Road Productions – one of the leading event production companies in Southern California. When she’s not collaborating to plan the next big event, you can find her adventuring to new places to absorb the cultures and devour lots of food!

Gabe Lariza
  • Going “Woooooooo” During Best Part of Song 100%
  • Memelord Activities 73%
  • Zombie Apocalypse Survivability 32%
  • Slapping The Bass 100%

Gabe Lariza

Feels Train Officer

Gabe is a bifocaled secretary / musician by day and anime connoisseur / foodie by night with a weakness for ramen. He has always had a wide array of interests through the years but anime has been the immovable constant in his life. Gabe is a big fan of Summer Wars, Your Name, Sword of The Stranger, The Ancient Magus Bride, Red Line, and Pop Team Epic. Please, don’t ever have his music on shuffle because you will get the most wild, bangin’ crazy jazz fusion arrangement or R&B track one moment, and literally NARUTO OPENING 5 the next.

Anna Nguyen
  • Wyvern Hunter 100%
  • Cosplay Magic 85%
  • Lethal 51%
  • Sociable 50%

Anna Nguyen

Support All-Star

After graduating with a BA in Psychology, Anna has been dedicating time into her passions and hobbies such as cosplay, gaming, streaming, art, and anime. When not playing her favorite games (League of Legends, FFXIV, & Monster Hunter World), she is constantly working on cosplays (and Fangaea!). You can check out her cosplay page on Instagram at Manacosplayorsomething and her streams on twitch at Manaplaysstuff

Lucia Tilton
  • Logistics Handler 100%
  • Chocolate Taster 100%
  • Cosplay Maven 80%
  • Capoeirista 50%

Lucia Tilton

Little Pony Herder

As a special events consultant, Lucia Tilton is constantly making sure your world runs smoothly, and more importantly, that you are having the best time ever! Her diverse background includes art gallery event management, television public relations and engagement, corporate conference creation and execution, and athletic annual workshops, to name a few. Lucia loves volunteering as a docent at the Timken Museum of art in Balboa Park, eating all the types of chocolate ever created on the planet Earth, and cosplaying, preferably in purple or black.

Vanessa To
  • Cheese 70%
  • Gas 80%
  • Lactose Intolerance 100%
  • Math 10%

Vanessa To

Master Baker

Vanessa is a SoCal native with an endless void of interests. She’ll try anything once. She’s been getting more involved in events while simultaneously pursuing her Pathologist’s Assistant degree. She adores refracted light and can occasionally be seen flitting around fabrics bearing the colors.

Brendan MacNeil
  • Running GamerCon 100%
  • Pop Culture References 100%
  • Being Mistaken for Captain America in Real Life 80%
  • Karaoke while sober 20%

Brendan MacNeil

Master of Games

Coming from the frozen reaches of Montana, Brendan has faced dragons, demons, and endless armies of foes.  All through the fantastic hobby of gaming. He is one of the leading members of GamerConSD, creating events to bring gamers of all backgrounds together through a mutual love of gaming. If it requires dice, cards, a controller, or a computer, Brendan is down to try it once. He also does cosplays for charity and enjoys going to movies with friends.

Alicia Ricafrente
  • Marathon Eater 97%
  • Dr Who Companion 79%
  • Singing Broadway Musicals 84%
  • Disney Movie Specialist 70%

Alicia Ricafrente

Food Loving Chibi

Pro at multi-tasking, coming in 2 inches shy of 5 feet, this small but mighty lady is a marathon eater and will finish off what you can’t eat. Fighting and creating dialogue on social justice issues on the side, she can be found at most community events with Silk Road Productions. You can say that there will be some people who consider has as a real life Dr Who Companion due to weird things happening around her a lot, creating those, you have to be there to believe it moments. Ignoring her klutziness, if she’s not taking pictures with her phone or camera, with music & food to power her up, she will be nearby to solve most issues that arise at an event and help make the rest of the do go smoothly as possible.

Natasha Gemine
  • Creativity 100%
  • Sleep 100%
  • Resistance to Cold Temperatures 10%
  • Super Special Bonus Deadline Power Up 100%

Natasha Gemine

Chief Drawing Person

Lost on an Island in the middle of the Pacific, Natasha sends most of her finished creative works by bottle in the hopes that they’ll eventually reach the sunny shores of San Diego. With a pencil in her hand and a dream in her heart, her mission is to spread beauty throughout the event world through the power of love and creation. As the Chief Designer and Illustrator of the Silk Road Productions Team it is her sacred duty to ensure that everything she creates looks its very best just from a mere single glance to give the absolute best first impression. Kind of like the clothes you wear to a job interview. The one time where you actually looked like you cared about your appearance before revealing your true self. …Which is hopefully fun just like this event.

Mickey Lyle
  • Nerdiness 87%
  • Geekiness 99%
  • Stability 33%
  • Resistance to Hunger 2%

Mickey Lyle

Master of Being So Fine

Exiled from the wintry north at a young age for a dissenting opinion of the established power structure, Mickey has roamed the golden lands hungry for knowledge and opportunity. Already a jack of all trades as a result of his travels, Mickey currently trains in the darker arts of technomancy in secret circles in the area.

Clarissa Garcia
  • Succeeding on real-life charisma checks 5%
  • Cosplaying Majima Goro at any opportunity 99%
  • Confusing people with overuse of sarcasm 80%
  • Giving into merch-hoarding desires 50%

Clarissa Garcia

The Cave Memester

Not entirely sure what’s going on at any given moment, Clarissa is ready to lend a helping hand regardless! Her goal in life is to eventually cover her car in so so many tacky vinyl stickers that maybe you don’t feel embarrassed about showing a little love for your fandoms in your everyday life. Her current favorite medias are The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dungeons & Dragons, the Yakuza series, the My Brother, My Brother, and Me podcast, and Osomatsu-san. If you see her on the floor, feel free to say “hewwo?”!

Steven Chung
  • Gundam-holic 100%
  • Symbol of Hope 39%
  • Awake 50%
  • Social Media Savy 0%

Steven Chung

Breaker of Mental Chains

Adding just enough pessimism and realism to the group. Steven is an avid con -goer with a love for anime culture. For him, sleep is not just a necessity, it a hobby.

Tchanavia Lastie
  • Lover of Reese’s and Orange Soda 100%
  • Knowledge of 80s Movies 50%
  • Funko Pop Collector 90%
  • Binger of TV Shows 75%

Tchanavia Lastie

Taker of the Pictures

Tchanavia is a somewhat elusive girl from the south with a love for all things geeky. When she is not geeking out over new Funko Pops or Doctor Who episodes, she spends her time exploring and taking pictures of her adventures. If you want to lure her out, just leave out some Reese’s and orange soda and she will likely appear.


Charlie Mickey Kowai
  • Giving into urges to blow money on merch 50%
  • Progress on becoming a Gang☆Star 35%
  • Ability to parse Kingdom Hearts Lore 15%
  • Love for Leone Abbacchio 100%

Charlie Mickey Kowai

Stardust Crusader

Charlie has a lot of experience in the cosplay and convention circuit, organizing and running various groups and gatherings, as well as volunteering for other conventions, as well as being a cosplayer himself. Current passions include JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Kingdom Hearts, but has delved into many other fandoms. In his free time, Charlie plays video games and covers various Vocaloid producer’s songs.


Jeremy Howard
  • Food finding 100%
  • Underwater breathing 80%
  • Staying within food budget -30%
  • Life saving skills 150%

Jeremy Howard

Patron Saint of Chicken Wings and Master Apothecary

Jeremy has scoured the land far and wide looking for tasty morsels for his fellow companions. No stranger to danger, Jeremy has walked uphill, both ways, in a blizzard during 110 degree heat to bring the finest vittles to his patrons. Jeremy also serves as the chief medical officer of his party, providing life saving skills in order to ensure his companions stay alive long enough to eat more of the tasty food he finds. His motto: “You can stop eating when you’re dead, but who said I’d let you die?”

Richie Edquid
  • Coming in Under Budget 100%
  • Making Bubble Forts 83%
  • Filling Bathtubs with Questionable Content for Honorable Friends 76%
  • Cooking Something Other Than Steak or Eggs 8%

Richie Edquid

Chief Bathtub Party Engineer

The Illustrious AKA The Hype Train Conductor AKA The Oasis in the Desert of Thirst AKA The Unicorn of Your Life… otherwise known as RichAndCreamy, Richie is currently in your subculture and exploiting your memes. Fangaea is his next big thing to take San Diego to the next level. He’s rumored to have gone underground after being outcasted by having envious anime yacht parties. This *Ira Glass voice* is his return. Richie has left an impact on fandom, arts, entertainment, and cultural events in San Diego that still resonate a decade plus later, to this day. This united, inclusive, and community event that Fangaea represents is what could be his legacy for the next millennium.