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Free Play 50 | Phoenix Fan Fusion Pre-Show Coverage


About This Episode

Part of what we do here at Love Thy Nerd is go out into the world of nerddom and meet new people, make new friends, and love on every nerd as best as we can.

We’re kicking off convention season this year with Phoenix Fan Fusion, the first “comic con” type convention we’ve been to, and we can’t wait to experience it and tell you how you can get involved. That’s what we want to talk about this week on the Free Play podcast.



Episode Hosts

Kate Kadowaki
Chief Social Media Nerd
Kate is the Chief Social Media Nerd and the best girl host of the Free Play podcast for Love Thy Nerd. Some of her favorite games ever include: Stardew Valley, the Assassin's Creed franchise, and Dragon Age: Inquisition. She also enjoys slime instagram accounts, salt & vinegar chips, and Dr. Pepper. Her husband Steven says that she dies too much in games.
Matt Warmbier
Co-founder | Chief Outreach Nerd
Matt is the Chief Outreach Nerd and host of the Free Play podcast for Love Thy Nerd. When not bustin’ his rump for LTN, Matt can be found, more than likely, playing Gloomhaven. He and his wife Erin have something like a billion kids, and they all love to be in the woods all the time. If you follow him on Instagram, everything he posts is a day behind. You’ve been warned.

Episode Producer

Jonathan Clauson
Chief Audio Nerd
Starting with Clear Channel Radio in the 90's, Jonathan has worked in audio and marketing for 20 years. Credits include stints at EA Tiburon, Christianity Today, Christ and Pop Culture, and freelancing as voice talent for audio books and podcast production services.

Episode Discussion

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