Extraneous: His Dark Materials, Make New Mistakes, PotterCast, Roll 9¾
Melissa is the CEO of Mischief Management, which produces LeakyCon, the world’s biggest Harry Potter convention. She also runs The Leaky Cauldron, the best Harry Potter site on the ‘net! In 2008 she published the New York Times bestselling Harry, A History, a chronicle of the Potter phenomenon, featuring a foreword from J.K. Rowling. Melissa lives in Brooklyn with her boyfriend and her amazing pup; more at melissaanelli.com.
Bre is excited to join the PotterCast crew for this new podcast, Roll934. She has been in the Potter fandom "for like two decades now" and was director on the fan documentary film Finding Hogwarts.
Extraneous: Supernatural, Make New Mistakes
Taekia Blackwell is a lifelong fan. Her first love was the MCU, before MCU was even a thing. She started watching Supernatural because of Tumblr and never looked back. Taekia is the COO of Mischief Management and the President of the Board of Directors for the Harry Potter Alliance. She is a proud Ravenclaw and NYC resident, and is always willing to talk television, film, and fandom with anyone who will listen.
Clancy holds a BA of Film and Electronic Arts from CSULB which he of course puts to skillful use as an IT systems engineer. With a lifelong interest in catching them all, wishing upon stars, and vanquishing evil through the power of the Triforce, Clancy is excited to employ his own brand of quippy analytical cynicism in exploring the Disney+ vault. In his free time, you can usually find him composing electronic synth music, assembling Lego skylines, and testing out GF dinner roll recipes with varying degrees of success.
Extraneous: Supernatural, A Story Most Queer
Leah Cornish is a big, big nerd. As a huge fan of podcasts and Supernatural, Extraneous is basically a dream come true. In her free time, you can find her in New York City searching desperately for a group of nerds to play DnD with. Leah is the Content Development Director for Mischief Management, so you can blame her for all the new content coming your way.
Frankie Franko III
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Frankie Franko III
Frankie Franco III, or “Frak,” as he is sometimes called, is a storyboard artist based in Vancouver British Columbia. When he isn’t drawing quirky things or admiring all the puns the world has to offer, you can find him being an overly enthusiastic Cat dad on the hunt for a cafe that does a good pour-over..
Shanyce Lora is a horror movie fanatic. You know the person who always knows too much about the plot of the movie they’re in? That’s her. She is a comic book lover, a gamer and a digital marketing specialist. When she’s not recoding Jump Scare you can find her yelling about Bubbly Slytherin energy on Twitter or obsessing about Westworld on Reddit. She lives on the internet with all the cats .
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John hasn’t given us a bio yet. Be sure to bother him about it.
Extraneous: His Dark Materials, Jump Scare
Will Redden is a Ravenclaw who is psyched that Mischief Management is letting him sit with them. He is passionate about stories and how we tell them, and is excited to dive into His Dark Materials. Will lives in Brooklyn with Melissa and their pasta pup, George.
Healthy Geek Academy
Robyn Warren, M.S. Ed. (B.S. in Physical Education, M.S. Ed. in Health Education, NY State certified teacher, Accredited Xpert Pole Instructor, and ACE certified Health Coach) is the founder of Geek Girl Strong (GGS) a wellness community for those seeking a fun and inclusive holistic health coaching experience. GGS clients and classes include folks who are beginning their wellness journey or are just in need of a supportive boost, and have a common interest in all things geeky.
Josh likes to call himself a "professional geek," owing to a career in communications, production, and events for and by other geeks. A part of the Mischief family since his days transcribing episodes of PotterCast, Josh considers fandom pedantry a casual past time and has been lovingly picking apart his favorite pop culture cuisine since he first criticized the Beetlejuice cartoon for not being faithful enough to the film. When not reading Disney films for filth, you can usually find him in video games as Beefy McBae - maining D.Va in Overwatch (on the PC, WINKY FACE!) or tending to hybrid mums on the island of St. Ouiser in Animal Crossing.
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