About The Speaker
Mario is a vocalist, actor, emcee, and producer specializing in the web and nerd culture. He has appeared on ANIME NEWS NETWORK in their 2007-2008 news webisodes, and besides emceeing at a wide range of events (from fan events such as ANIME BOSTON to concerts for musical talent such as EIR AOI), he spends much time on promotional event staffing/team management for companies such as FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT, CRUNCHYROLL, ANIPLEX OF AMERICA, VIZ MEDIA, BANDAI-NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT, and PONY CANYON through affiliates such as ACPARADISE. From 2012-2016, he worked with SUNRISE INC to develop a first-class Broadway production concept. Currently, he juggles daily responsibilities running his production brand DIGITAL ERA ENTERTAINMENT as well as monitoring and hosting content for the brand's TWITCH CHANNEL (including their weekly esports and gaming-focused DEE CODE podcast); recently, he began hosting content for FREDERATOR NETWORKS' Youtube gaming channel THE LEADERBOARD.