Current Nerd Much Staff

Bobby BernsteinBobby Bernstein

Co-owner / Editor

Bobby is a co-owner of Nerd Much and can be reached at bobby @ Follow him on Twitter at @Thirstiestgamer. He has written for Den of Geek, HiConsumption, Slickdeals and Heavy. His ringtone is the theme from Back to the Futureand he’s the worst Madden player of all time.


Elizabeth Bernstein

Liz Bernstein

Co-owner / Editor

Liz is a co-owner of Nerd Much. You can follow her on Twitter at @yeralizard. She is a feminist, nurse, writer, blogger, foodie, bookworm, gamer chick, craft beer snob, coffee addict, chocoholic, Hufflepuff, sci-fi/fantasy junkie, and mom.


EmilyEmily Auten

Anime & Video Game Editorial Writer

Em is a video game and anime nerd with a great love for JRPGs and games with thought provoking stories. She can be found cosplaying, running panels at conventions, sobbing over her favorite shows, or playing Dance Dance Revolution for the workout. Em is working towards becoming a middle or high school teacher, planning on ways to implement video games into a curriculum.

Rhys Pugatschew

News Editor

Rhys found their love gaming in Zelda and expanded to almost all genres. They will be bringing you the latest news in the industry. They have worked for ZeldaInformer and CheatCC, happily writing her opinions for all see! You can follow their Twitter @RhysPug007.


collin macgregor writerCollin MacGregor

Movies Writer/Reviewer

A recent graduate of Arcadia University, Collin MacGregor is a freelance writer/video editor. When he isn’t raiding in Destiny, cursing the Blue Shell in Mario Kart, you can find him wandering the underwater city of Rapture.


Janet-GarciaJanet Garcia

A gamer since childhood, Janet Garcia has been chipping away at her backlog ever since. When she’s not rebuilding her retro collection and spending way too much on nerd decor, you can find her diving into another indie or talking games on Bit By Bit. Follow her on twitter @Gameonysus for gaming live-tweets and various malarky.


Jeff Scott WriterJeff Scott


Growing up a 90’s kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo’s heyday. Because of that, you could (perhaps sadly) call him a “Nintendo Fanboy” to this day. Outside of gaming, he spends time with his wife and two kids – who thankfully put up with his fandom of the Phillies and New York Giants.

Kate PugatschewKate Pugatschew

Commerce Writer

Kate’s geek love started at a young age with Harry Potter, Pokemon, and Marvel cartoons. Some of her best childhood memories involve watching Star Trek: Voyager and Stargate SG1 with her dad. As she got older, her geekery progressed into the gaming sphere through Dungeons & Dragons, and through video games including Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Bioshock, and The Witcher 3.


Christine PetitChristine Petit

Game of Thrones Expert

Christine is a doctorate level psychology student who has decided to put her degree to good use by analyzing the motivations of fictional characters in a universe full of dragons and zombies. When she isn’t casually cosplaying as Daenerys Targaryen and strategizing about how to take down the Night King, Christine is also a singer, lyricist, dancer, and a supporter of feminism, cats, and carbohydrates.




Schuyler is a Minnesotan millennial movie maestro who has been known to, on occasion, like a few things. You can find more of his film-related stuff at Shoutsma Movies or tune into the Super Movie Studies podcast for multi-subject talk on superhero movies.


Former writers:

Joe PortesJoe Portes

Joe Portes is a writer of fiction, essays, and humor.  He teaches Creative Writing at SUNY Adirondack. His short stories appear or are forthcoming in the Indianola Review, Funny in Five Hundred, Pitkin Review, and Z-Platt. Joe loves all genres of video games, movies, and TV as well as comedy podcasts, battle rap, and complicated board games. You can follow him @JoePortes and check out his site,, for more info.


 Garrett Hulfish

Former News Editor

Garrett is not a professional. But he does like to express his opinions on games, comics, movies, anime, and food. Anything he says should be taken with a grain of salt. If you need some more salt, find him all over social media @GarrettHulfish.


alex hartwig writerAlex Hartwig


Alex has been a nerd since a young age and is finally writing about it. Using his nerd past as fuel, Alex loves to discuss movies, video games, anime, comics, board games, and much more. He works with Garrett Hulfish on The Fishnet and annoys him on a daily basis. You can follow him and his crazy life on twitter at @Godzillawizard.



When it comes to nerd knowledge, Noémi is a jack of all trades, master of none. She’s a gamer, a movie buff, watches an inadvisable amount of television, reads comics of all genres, and plays board games at least three times a week. Sometimes she does these things outside, just so she can remember that the sun exists. If you care to follow her on twitter, she’s @Noemipom!

Contributer ImageJames Wolanyk


James Wolanyk is a sci-fi loving nerd. In his spare time, he likes to run Turing tests on his dogs and experiment with microwave-based dessert recipes.


20141116_1042121-e1430690202153-300x293Jordan Harrington


Jordan loves him some Destiny. He’s a recovered World of Warcraft addict looking for the next big MMO. And, pretty much, everything since WoW has failed him.


Marissa Phillips

Marissa Phillips is freelance writer and cosplayer who writes about geekdom and fashion on her blog, FashionVandals. She watches a lot of anime, loves to wax nostalgic about the glory days of PS1, and is probably the only person in existence who plays fighting games for the storylines. Follow her on Twitter at @Riss_Vandal.

Melanie Porter

Melanie is a freelance writer, gorehound, gamer, wannabe occultist, wife, and mother. She loves all things creepy, odd, and ugly. She also co-owns NeonBomb, a comic/gaming/hobby store, in Manchester, NH. Follower her on Twitter at @freelancemel.

Heather Hanser

Gamer/pop culture junkie.

Sierra Savage

Resident Sims expert.

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