Welcome to our website, blog, and podcast! I'm so glad to have you aboard.
I wanted to take the opportunity to welcome listeners to the show and give a quick background on how we got here.
First of all, hi! My name is Blaire. I'm the founder of Professional Geek Podcast, and I wanted to be the first to say hello.
I started Professional Geek Podcast because I wanted cool people doing cool things to tell me their cool stories. But more importantly, I want budding geeks around the world to know that a) it's super cool to be geeky, and b) being a geek can take you far in life. I think it's important that geeks everywhere know that a passion can become a career, and my goal is for every guest to tell that story in their own unique way, from their own perspective.
I brought Mark on as my co-host because he's one of the best professional geeks I know. He's a wonderful debater, passionate about what he does and what he loves, and lives life to the geekiest. I couldn't imagine a better fit, and I am so thrilled to embark on this journey with him. Be sure to check out his other podcast (one of my faves), Across the Nerdaverse.
Professional Geek started as a panel at various conventions. We spoke at Indy Pop Con and Indiana Comic Con in 2015, and will be at C2E2 in 2016, and we also do educational engagements.
A little about me: By day, I'm a video producer for Original Six Media, a video production company that specializes in broadcast commercials, documentaries, and branded content. My specialty is branded content, video for non-profits and video campaigns that promote diversity. My critical and podcasting background is fun and varied (you can hear me on multiple episodes of Nerdaverse), I've hosted various critical television podcasts for the Southgate Media Group network, including: The Strain Podcast, The 12 Monkeys Podcast, Monroe's Comfy Sweater, and was one of the founding members of the television review company Showratings, Inc. Currently I sit on the advisory board for Showratings.
Thanks for joining us on this adventure! We are so excited to get started.