Welcome back as the Grand Whovians talk about episode 2 of season 11: The Ghost Monument! Andy is joined by Amanda and Renee as they talk about what they liked and disliked about the episode, what homages they caught, and what they expect next! Find out!
Meet the Grand Whovians:
Host: Andy Nordvall
Andy Nordvall graduated with high honors from Wesleyan University, where his short fiction won a prestigious Olin Fellowship. He was also the lead singer and lyricist for the Viking band Nördvall, which featured exploding car parts and songs such as “Valkyrie Love Slave,” “No Sleep ‘Till Reykjavik” and “Dead Viking Mama.” After college, Mr. Nordvall worked as a music journalist and movie critic for FLAGPOLE MAGAZINE. Then worked as a actor, voice actor and travel writer in Chengdu and Taiwan. Upon returning to America, Mr. Nordvall completed UCLA’s MFA Screenwriting program, where he won a Professional Program Screenwriting Award, UCLA Showcase, a Screenwriting Expo Award for Best Fantasy Script, 3 Carl Sautter awards (for feature, TV drama, and sitcom), and was a finalist in the Humanitas, Industry Insider, and Slamdance Pilot Competition. Mr. Nordvall writes the weekly webcomic MY ROOMMATE, THE INTERNET, which Reddit has called “sorta funny, I guess,” and published the fantasy novella SIREN’S SONG about a pirate cabin boy who befriends a siren.
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Accountant by day for the district attorney, mom to 2 girls, 6 and 1, California born and raised. Love all things sci fi, marvel fan (x-men), love to cosplay and create costumes for my kids too. Owner and creator at VonGeekery.
Check out her Etsy store, VonGeekery, for really awesome geek fashion made with the best material, love.
Ben Paddon is a British-born writer, actor and geek humorist currently living in Los Angeles. He was born the same day Chernobyl exploded, although he maintains he has an airtight alibi. He’s the creator, Director, co-Writer and Host of PortsCenter, a webseries which looks at unique and interesting ports of video games, and cohosts the movie review podcast The Life Toyetic with Ben and Molly.
In 2008-09 Ben co-wrote the popular and award-winning web mini-series Boomer’s Day Off, which to date has been viewed over 5 million times on YouTube.
Ben enjoys sitcoms, video games, eating Pop Tarts, and writing biographies of himself in the third person. His favourite shape is the oblong.
Super sci-fi/comic book geek and Doctor Who fan girl since PBS in the ’80s . I watch way too much TV, own far too much yarn, am a frequent panelist and Fan Club mixer organizer at the annual Gallifrey One convention, and am the proud mama of SoCal’s largest and most active Doctor Who fan group, The Real Time Lords of Orange County (www.meetup.com/OCTimeLords).