Founders of The Grand Geek Gathering

Tyler McPhail, Evan Haigh, Jeff Aultman, Dan Silva

Tyler

Role: CEO/Host/Producer/Writer/Co-Founder
@themcphailure
Born and raised in the heart of Texas, Austin, where all the weird people live. He is nothing more than a man who channels nothing but hyperactivity and geekdom pride. He is loud, opinionated, and looking for any opportunity to entertain people. 
What shows I can be found on: The Gathering, Indicomix, The Con-Tinuation, Shukai, IndiMini
What panels I can be found on: Unnecessary Debates, Geeks 4 Good, Tales from the Comic Book Shop, Last Comic Standing
What do you geek out about the most? Anything geeky or awesome. Film, TV, video games, comics, manga, anime, books, musical theater, stand up comedy, podcasts, math, Ancient Greek mythology, gadgets, and anything animated are my true passions! He also geeks out about meeting new people!

Maddie

Role: Host of IndiComix
@MissMadeline11

What shows I can be found on: IndiComix, The Gathering
What panels I can be found on: Tales from the Comic Book Shop
What do you geek out about the most?

Jeff

Role: Host/Writer/Co-Founder
@Rdheadedlantern
A Renaissance nerd extraordinaire.  Jeff geeks out over practically all the fandoms that exist, most anyway if not all! Comics, movies, shows, video games, you name it. When not Warcrafting it up by day on his computer or working by night at his dreary job, he takes passion in high fantasy literature of the likes of Professor Tolkien or even George R. R. Martin and am quite the Dungeons & Dragons dungeon master and host. Also, Jeff is  quite the history and conspiracy theory enthusiast as well, but that’s best left to another conversation!
What shows I can be found on: IndiComix, Con-Tinuation, IndiMini
What do you geek out about the most? Anything high fantasy. Middle Earth. A Story of Ice and Fire. D&D. Warcraft. Conan. Red Sonja. The list goes on and on of anything high fantasy/swords & sorcery related that I enjoy. Those are Jeff’s pre-eminent geekdoms right there.

Mary

Role: Co-Host
@ProjectMiharu
Hi, my name is Mary, but usually people know me through my cosplay alias and screen name, ProjectMiharu. I have been cosplaying for 6 years and Ive been watching anime for as long as i can remember. My favorite anime is Kill La Kill, my waifu is Mikumo Guynemer, my favorite hero is Captain America and Spider-man, my favorite final fantasy is FFX, and my main is D.Va and Reinhardt. I’m a weeb.
What shows I can be found on: ShuKai
What panels I can be found on: Unnecessary Debates
What do you geek out about the most?  I geek over Anime, Marvel, Movies, Figures, Cosplay, and Video Games such as Overwatch, Diablo, Final Fantasy, Kirby, and more.

Kevin

Role: Host

Animation pieces are something that this guy craves for and tries to watch them all.  Does he succeed?  Sometimes.  Kevin steadily consumes cartoons, anime and animated films to satisfy the animation aesthetic.  Visual novels, light novels, manga, comic books, anime, cartoons and even J-music are territories he treks in.  After so long, he realizes his true calling is to becoming a religious believer of the vocal chords of DAOKO and aimer, giant robots, grinding JRPGs and various and vast amounts of genres of many types all over the animated world.

What shows I can be found on: ShuKai, Con-Tinuation, The Gathering
What do you geek out about the most? the Fate/ franchise, Tomb Raider (reboot series), Horizon Zero Dawn  Persona 3, Terraformars (manga only), Mamoru Hosoda films, Makoto Shinkai films, Gundams, Gravity Falls, Infinity Train (congrats for getting green lit!), aimer, DAOKO, ONE OK ROCK, Rising of the Shield Hero.

Antonio

Role: Co-Host
@HeartBluesPhotography

Antonio is the type of person who will watch and read anything, if he ever gets around to it in his to-do list from a couple years back. His list is never set in any order since he’ll jump around on what manga to read next but one day he’ll catch up on it, hopefully. Apart from never catching up on anything he loves photography and has been his favorite hobby for a good number of years and can be found as HeartBluesPhotoghraphy on Facebook and Instagram.

What shows I can be found on: ShuKai
What do you geek out about the most? Disgaea video game series, Magic: The Gathering artwork and lore, Asano Inio (known for his work Oyasumi Punpun), Radwimps, sappy love story mangas, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash.

Casey

Bio

What shows I can be found on: Shukai

Matt

Bio

What shows I can be found on: Shukai

Renee Thielman

Role: Co-Host
Von Geekery Store

Bio

What shows I can be found on: Pull to Open

Andy Nordvall

Role: Host of Pull to Open
My Roommate the Internet – Webcomic

Bio

What shows I can be found on: Pull to Open, IndiMini, Con-Tinuation

Ben Paddon

Role: Co-Host
Benpaddon.net

Bio

What shows I can be found on: Pull to Open

Amanda Blackburn

Role: Co-Host
The Real Time Lords of Orange County

Bio
Super sci-fi/comic book geek and Doctor Who fan girl. I like long walks on the beach, candle-lit dinners, and contemplating the super massive black holes that inhabit the center of each galaxy in the universe. I watch way too much TV, own far too much yarn, and spend lots of time organizing Meetup.com groups.

What shows I can be found on: Pull to Open

Tyler Mumford

Role: Co-Host

Bio

What shows I can be found on: Pull to Open

Sean (Kuma)

Role: Editor-in-Chief
@GamerKulture
Spends free time pouring over gaming news and opinion podcasts and articles, reading DnD/Pathfinder rulebooks for the umpteenth time, and continually saying he’ll watch tv shows and anime that he probably never will. Also, owner of and blogger for GamerKulture.
Check out my other projects:  gamerkulture.weebly.com
What do you geek out about the most? Disney history and lore/trivia, Star Wars, useless information, Final Fantasy, nerdy fantasy a la Tolkien, tabletop roleplaying games, board games

Josiah

Role: Writer
Josiah is Write

Josiah Golojuh is the author of the short story collection “Today, Tomorrow” and the upcoming novel Storm the Machine, of which Ray Bradbury said, “This man is a genius.” He’s an active member of the Producers Guild and a YouTube commentator, where he shares his geeky joys. For the Gathering, he goes old school with Retro Reviews.

What shows I can be found on:
What do you geek out about the most? Wow. This is an impossible question! These days? My daughter.

Seneca

Role: Writer

What do you geek out about the most?

Captain Falco

Zombie Corps

Bio

Stephanie

Role: Writer

Bio

Michael Tanner

Bio

What panels I can be found on: Unnecessary Debates, How to Find Your Genre
What shows I can be found on: IndiComix
What do you geek out about the most?

Marcelous Sammuel

Role: Host

Bio

What shows I can be found on: The Gathering, IndiComix
What panels I can be found on: Unnecessary Debates
What do you geek out about the most?

Scott “Fuzzy” Joseph

Bio

What panels I can be found on: Unnecessary Debates – Artist
What shows I can be found on: IndiComix
What do you geek out about the most?

Tommy Trinh

Role: Photographer

Bio
Born and raised in Westminster, California. Tommy is a huge gamer. He has been playing games ever since NES. His favorite genres of games would be RPGs and FPSs. Other hobbies beside photography and gaming would be going out to eat, aka being a foodie, fashion and thrift store shopping, interior design, playing billiards and ping pong. What do you geek out about the most? Tommy would geek out to most would be video games, movies, comics, manga, anime, and camera gear.

What do you geek out about the most?

Dave

Role: Co-Host

What shows I can be found on: IndiComix, The Gathering
What panels I can be found on: Tales from the Comic Book Shope
What do you geek out about the most?

Tim

After spending 18 years growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tim left and moved to beautiful Southern California, mostly to get away from his overbearing parents. After realizing the weather was hot and the people were douchebags, he turned to beer for solace and hasn’t looked back. He’s knowledgeable about sports, film, TV and general laziness, but his expertise lies in beer, drinking and brewing. He’ll talk to you about anything, but be prepared, he gets vocal with his opinions and might yell at you to make sure you hear him.
What panels you can find me on: Unnecessary Debates – writer
What do you geek out about the most? Did you read my bio? Beer, obviously. Also, Marvel films. They’re pretty good.

Albert

http://WhoWhatWheresWhy.com
Albert’s the San Diego Comic-Con veteran who has been attending the event since 1993, and loves being part of Geek culture. He watches as many movies as he can, and mostly sees them in movie theaters as often as 2-4 times a week.

What shows I can be found on: The Gathering
What do you geek out about the most? Movies in general from small indie films like “The One I Love” to big Comic Book Movies like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Genre TV series like Buffy The Vampire Slayer or Firefly or LOST, and Classic Anime shows like Maison Ikkuko, Video Girl Ai, or Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Wilt

IG, Twitter, Facebook: @mangomonkeyboy
Wilt is a working artist [GASP!] creating graphics for live ­events, award shows, and occasionally movies and TV. When he’s not up at all hours of the day and night working on pushing pixels Wilt enjoys reading comics, watching anything animation related and building up pencil mileage in his sketchbook.
What shows I can be found on: The Gathering
What do you geek out about the most? Marvel, Spider­Man, Street Fighter, Pokémon, Fighting Games, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, Gatchaman, Basketball, Longboard Skating, animation, drawing, art techniques, vector art, and so much more!