Since 2013, FANVERSATION has been a voice for the fans. Every interview, analysis, and piece of news is brought to our audience from a purely fan perspective – No Gossip – intended to uncover what fans really want to know! Across all social media and digital platforms, FANVERSATION content reaches tens of thousands of viewers, followers, and fans just like us.
Led by RJ Smith and Yael Tygiel, the FANVERSATION team is made up of professionals who are experts in their field, covering topics like anime and gaming, movies and tv, and celebrity interviews.
The FANVERSATION Team
Yael Tygiel, Producer
Yael (who prefers it pronounced Yell) is a television addict, nerd, and proud plus size host. Her special brand of conversational hosting style can be seen on FANVERSATION, ThatHashtagShow, ComicsBeat and at ComicCons around the world. A frequent guest on ScreenJunkies, Yael also writes a body positivity blog, TheFatGirlShow.com, and has been published on POPSUGAR and FANDOM. Born in Boston to Israeli parents, Yael considers Palo Alto her childhood home. Yael studied Communications at San Francisco State University. When not watching TV for work, Yael can be found watching TV for fun. Yael Tygiel is a member of the Hollywood Critics Association.
Katie Cullen, Gaming & Anime Contributor
A real life Felicity Smoak, Katie Cullen spends her days as an IT professional, only to transform in the evenings to her true form as a gaming and anime expert for AfterBuzzTV, FANVERSATION, and Silver Screams.
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Arlie Schrantz, Field Producer
Ms. Schrantz, the definitive source for all things English – from Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston to Shakespeare and the Queen herself – is the most trustworthy field producer at FANVERSATION. Though not often on social media, when she does appear it’s usually to add a little joy to your day.
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Kari Lane, Contributor
Kay-B, Super Lady Hero Hour co-host
Chris Ambrosini, ComicCon Contributor
Mary Loutzenhiser, ComicCon Contributor
Jennifer Tichman, ComicCon Contributor
Catrina Dennis, ComicCon Contributor
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