The Nerd & Tie Podcast

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This is our flagship podcast, and the origin of our name. The Nerd & Tie Podcast is a monthly adventure into the world of Conventions, Science Fiction, Comics, Anime, Movies and anything else geeky or nerdy that we can think of.

Hosts: Trae Dorn, Nick Izumi, and Gen Prock

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Gen Prock
Gen Prock is the newest member of the team, joining Nick and Trae in January of 2017. Gen has a lengthy history in the convention scene, having been a long time staffer of No Brand Con as well as selling art at events under the studio name “Ocelotdude Designs.”

Gen made it very clear to us that we should mention her love of sweaters, ice cream and ocelots. Gen also made it clear that we should not allege that she sneaks off into the night in a cape and cowl, fighting crime in a city that society has failed. Gen says that is totally not a thing that is happening, and that we should stop running up to strangers on the street declaring “THERE GOES THE DARK GUARDIAN OF OUR CITY!” while pointing at her.

Nick Izumi
Nick Izumi is, for all intents and purposes, a human being. We’ve checked repeatedly, and they continue to assure us this is true. Nick is a cofounder of the Wisconsin Anime Convention “Daisho Con,” and occasionally smells like flour and memories of your forgotten youth.

Nick also created and stars in a (poorly) animated series of reviews on youtube which you can find here. If you CAN’T find them there, well, you’re clicking wrong. Nick also hosts a number of panels at conventions, including the talk show “Talk-oyaki with Nick Izumi” as a part of Takoyaki Entertainment.

Trae Dorn (Producer)
Trae is the tallest of the hosts, and they are certain it’s because they are the oldest. This is (at the very least) why they’re the baldest. Trae co-founded Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con and refuses to apologize for it.

Which they probably should.

Trae also created the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. They say they have time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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The Hall of Awesome

Winners of the Vomit Hat Steve Challenge are inducted into the Hall of Awesome. You can find it here.

Nerd & Tie Mailbag!

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