(Thanks to Patrick Delahanty and animecons.com for the great interview!)
I’ve been two things my entire life: an entertainer and a nerd. I’ve been hosting game shows in one form or another since I was five years old, beginning with “Family Feud” games on the chalkboard in preschool. When I attended my first anime convention in 1998 and sat in on a trivia show put on by a well-meaning but not particularly audience-friendly group, I decided I’d give it a go. “Anime Match Game” would debut the next year at the same convention.
Eighteen years later, I’m still doing it.
At last count I’ve hosted game shows at events in 28 states, along with France and Canada, entertaining as many audiences as possible, doing what I do best. I’ve still got a ways to go to catch famed anime voice actor and convention veteran Tiffany Grant, whose goal is to do a convention in every state, but I’m working on it.
And besides, Wyoming still doesn’t have an anime convention.