About Crabcat Industries

Holly Conrad and Jessica Merizan co-founded Crabcat Industries after being featured in Morgan Spurlock’s Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. Although artists, cosplayers, and performers, they are most proud of being convention carnies. They often carry extra health potions for glue-gun burns. Now partnered with Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist Industries, Holly and Jessica create entertainment for the delightful masses that focuses on rejecting reality, embracing escapism, and learning to make or do anything you can imagine. Upcoming projects include tutorials on everything from making your own arcade machine to turning your Delorean into a time machine. Stick around and learn how to break into the industry in clever and unexpected ways and the reason why you have everything you need to start taking over the world… or at least the Internet.

Commander Holly

(aka Holly Conrad)

Holly is a cosplayer, monster maker, designer, and general performing hoodlum. She’s Commander of Crabcat Industries and one of the stars of Morgan Spurlock’s Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. She’s also saved the galaxy a few times.

Jessica Marzipan

(aka Jessica Merizan)

Jessica is a comedian, performer, writer and cosplayer. She’s XO of Crabcat Industries, is publishing the only documented research on fandom & convention culture, and moonlights in the video game industry as a professional Bard for BioWare/EA.