–Joseph Calilung, writer at Gigaventure
So, what is Gigaventure?
Gigaventure is the accumulation of geek and nerd culture. You know those days spent watching 26 episode animes, completing a 50+ hour video game, or waiting for the newest video game console in front of the store? Yeah …we still do that, but with an added mission:
Getting your otaku on.
At the beginning of 2012, The original group talked online for hours on end about the newest games, animes, consoles, books, comics, movies, and other geek stuff. After weeks of that, we said,”With what we know, lets find a way to get it out there!” and it happened.
Together, we do everything to have fun and explore the nerd/geek culture. From making cosplay videos at cons, to taking pictures of awesome cosplayers, to doing the ‘gangnam style’ dance at the top of a building in Las Vegas. We do everything we can to have fun and share our experiences with others.
The site started up at the beginning of this year and is currently the home for all our articles, photos, podcasts, and videos. Though that was some time ago, we still do what we love most; with the added addition of getting out there and well. . .getting our otaku on.
And our tacos on.
Your choice really.
The Main Staff at Gigaventure
Richard (aka Kuro) enjoys writing reviews and editorials, something that he has enjoyed since high school. “My current goal with Gigaventure is to create a network of Otaku, hobbyist, gamers, etc to find common ground in which we can converse and acknowledge one another.” Anime and Manga collecting has always been a very big hobby of his along with attending gatherings and conventions. Despite graduating from nursing school as a Vocational Nurse, he tends to focus on other subjects while in college. Richard takes the time to learn more things about the game industry, photography, videography, and most importantly the power of networking. He aspires to cover more events, and perhaps earn a career with involving the game/anime/manga/tech industry.
Wt: wide enough (I just realized…why have it in the first place)
Favorite tech: Rebel Canon T3i (aka Haku)
Favorite Movie: Battle Royale and Harold and Kumar movies.
Favorite American TV show: Jackass and My little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Favorite Anime: Golden Boy
Favorite Manga: Love Hina
Favorite Game: Pokemon Games (Yellow, Snap!)
Favorite board game: Risk and Zpocalypse
Favorite card game: Magic: The Gathering and Tanto Cuore
Famous last words: “The Universe Tends to unfold as it should.” that black guy from Harold and Kumar: Go to White Castle
Richie is currently in your subculture and exploiting your memes. A drifter who stays fluid in any social event he is brought to. Booth babes want to take pictures with him. In conversation he will stop at nothing to find the perfect analogy to get his ideas across.
He is also known for making it rain ribbons, pony money, 2 dollar bills, and other random printed items in slow motion HD as a hobby.
Currently he is fusing his personal brand with mustaches created by Anime Hot and 5 and A Dime. Want the director’s cut of the bio? Head to http://www.berichandcreamy.com/
Ht: 5 ‘ 9”
Wt: Close to 200
Favorite tech: All the powers of the INTERNET!
Favorite Movie: Goonies, not so much as a movie but a personal life philosophy
Favorite Music: Anything I can dance to
Favorite Anime: Ghost in the Shell
Favorite Game: Music games, hipster indie games, and occasional Triple A titles that ruin his hipster indie cred. Metal Gear Solid II was the best MGS http://junkerhq.net/MGS2/index.html
Favorite Tabletop Game: Apples to Apples, Say Anything, do board games on Android count?
Favorite Card Game: Resident Evil
Famous Quote / Most likely to be famous last words: “Its ok guys I GOT THIS” “Shit just got real” “Hashtag just sayin”
Legend has it that Richie was a part of a video team before Youtube existed, he likens himself as the groups eccentric sage… sometimes you can hear him mutter about “money needed for true power.”
Joseph is a writer and pillow stealer for Gigaventure. When he’s not writing, he’s lolligaging with the Giga people and takes non swagalicious photos. Not only he likes video games, anime, and movies, he also has a thing for mobile technology and computers. Once in awhile, he likes to draw Spengbab for Snacks to fap to. As an open-minded person, he loves to learn everything that is loved in the geek world. So if he doesn’t look like he knows what the hell you’re talking about, go teach him a lesson!
Wt: It’s changing…
Favorite tech: DA COMPOOTER
Favorite Movie: Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, Spaceballs, Detroit Metal City, Back to the Future, Grandma’s Boy, Tokyo Gore Police, Star Wars, and tons more.
Favorite American TV Show: Power Rangers, Transformers, Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Community, Friends.
Favorite Anime: Great Teacher Onizuka, Love Hina, Initial D, Pokemon, Tom and Jerry,
Favorite Games: Too many PS1/PS2/Game Boy/SNES/N64 and Game Cube games, the Metal Gear Solid series, Pokemon, Animal Crossing, the Grand Theft Auto series World of Warcraft.. Who am I kidding, I can’t list them all!!
Favorite board game: Anything that has edible pieces.
Favorite card game: Pokemon, Yu Gi Boh, the ones with cars on them from that one animu.
Famous last words: PAJAMA PAJAMA PAJAMA PAJAMA!!
Joshua Timog aka JT
Growing up as a military brat in Japan, manga/anime and video games became close to his heart at a very early age. Alongside his love for comics, sports, and movies; this legend of a man does all he can to put his inner geek in all he does. His passion for a variety of things moves him to be a sort of “Jack-of-all Trades”. From film and photography, sports and acting, and even the art of communication, this “Superman”, strives to be the best in everything he does. He is a brave and kind-hearted hero with a strong sense of justice, morality, righteousness, and chivalry. He is both an avid youtuber and movie goer, and prides himself in having a random amount of knowledge in random things. And yes, he wants to be the very best, that no one ever was.
JT is currently a member of Gigaventure and TVAfterDark and is the creator/founder of JPro Productions.
Weight: Uncertain due to the extra weight from carrying the world on his shoulders.
Favorite Camera : Nikon D3100
Favorite Animes: One Piece, Gundam, Death Note, Golden Boy, Eyeshield 21, Full Metal Alchemist
Favorite Superhero: Superman
Favorite Games: Final Fantasy Series, Metal Gear Solid series, NBA 2k series, Battlefield 3, League of Legends
Favorite TV Shows: Doctor Who, Heroes, Power Rangers, Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother, Friends, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, House
Famous Last Words: “You are never given the power to dream, without the power to make it come true” – variation of a quote from Richard Bach.
Dustin (aka Gravion7171) is just your average dude who happens to love anime, video games, tokusatsu and just everything nerdy. Dustin loves to talk about anything geeky and if he doesn’t know what you are talking about (which never really happens) he wants to know everything you know about it. Dustin loves to read comics, listens to podcast and play video games, oh and let’s not forget hanging out with his crew from Gigaventure!!!!
Wt: More to love
Favorite tech: Playstation 3
Favorite Movie: Die Hard (all of them)
Favorite American TV Show: Power Rangers, Regular Show and Big Bang Theory
Favorite Anime: Gundam(all of them), Gurren Lagann
Favorite Games: Metal Gear Solid (all of them)
Favorite board game: Monopoly
Favorite card game: Yu-Gi-Oh!
Famous last words: “Don’t believe in yourself, believe that I believe in you!” -Kamina from Gurren Lagann
Justin “JayAre” Tafoya
JayAre is 24yr-old recovering virgin. He also loves GTO. When a conversation is going well, you can count on him to make it extremely awkward and downright weird. This adonis’ specialties include: making normal situations awkward, saying whatever comes to his mind, video games, sleeping, and proposing to beautiful girls in cosplay (refer to awkward ability). He loves to try different things and is always interested in learning something new. Also, ladies, he is single and looking for a wife! If there is one thing you need to know about JayAre personally, it’s that he is honest and kind. He’ll go to the ends of the earth for his friends. Also, he’s pretty damn funny. He is a terrible actor though, isn’t a photographer, sings like a dying cat, doesn’t have a smartphone, and can’t…. wait this is going in the wrong direction. He’s freakin’ AWESOME! Yea, that saved it. . . He also has a +5 Resistance to Cold.
Heroes: Jesus, Stephen Colbert, GTO.
Favorite tech: Computer and PS3.
Favorite Movie: Indiana Jones 1-3 and Red Dawn “WOLVERINES!!!!!”
Favorite American TV Show: NCIS and Regular Show.
Favorite Anime: Gurren Lagann, Cowboy Bebop, Kenshin.
Favorite Games: The World Ends With You.
Favorite board game: A wut…?
Favorite card game: Yu-Gi-Oh and Weiss Schwarz.
Famous last words: “My only regret. . . Is dying a virgin!” – JayA… Anonymous.
Favorite Words to Scream in a crowded area full of geeks: “OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!”
Bryan aka Fenrir
Bryan Corbilla, aka Fenrir, is a young man that was very interested in joining Gigaventure a year after it’s creation. Bryan is a kind and selfless person though he is shy. If, however, someone mentions something he is passionate about, he won’t ever shut up unless he runs out things to say. He is quite knowledgeable when it comes to the anime community. After experiencing the revival of his love for Gundam, Bryan collects and builds many Gunpla models and even starting a collection of figurines.
Labeled the “Intern” soon after joining Gigaventure, Bryan was tasked with various roles such as being the quiet little Asian guy or being the scapegoat. As time went by, Bryan had soon earned his role into the Main Staff due to his hard work and devotion to the group….at least that’s what he thinks. Expect most of his works in forms of anime or convention related reviews.
Wt: I’M THE SHORTEST DUDE HERE, WHY DOES IT MATTER?!
Favorite tech: Anything that connects me to the internet
Favorite Movie: Digimon the Movie, Shanghai Knights, Your Highness, Ace Attourney the Live Action Film
Favorite American TV show: How I Met Your Mother
Favorite Anime: Gundam 00, Fate/Zero, Darker Than Black, Golden Boy
Favorite Manga: Psyren, Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou
Favorite Game: Armored Core and Ace Combat series
Favorite table top game: Savage Worlds, Pathfinder
Favorite card game: Cardfight Vanguard
Famous last words: Need to….flip….one last table….
Sunshine is an eclectic gamer, with interests in multiple genres – Sunshine is 26, and recently finished up their college career studying Communications with an emphasis in Electronic Media and Production. Although around at the creation of Gigaventure, life tends to get in the way, and personal issues prevented very many articles or assistance from Sunshine until the beginning of 2013. Taking up the mantle of “webmaster” and tabletop goddess, Sunshine has fit right in with the rest of the staff.
Sunshine is very interested in reading, writing, and movies of all kinds. It’s really the story that pulls Sunshine in, and thus you’ll understand why their articles tend to be about role-playing, tabletop gaming, and MMORPGs. Sunshine does watch anime, although it generally isn’t in the mainstream and is positive towards LGBT people.
You’ll often hear Sunshine talk about their new interests in miniatures, modeling, and more on Gigaventure’s Actual Play Podcast.
Ht: 5 ‘ 6”
Wt: You’re not supposed to ask this!
Favorite tech: My PC
Favorite Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Favorite Anime: Otome Wa Boku Ni Koishiteru
Favorite Game: Assasssin’s Creed Revelations
Favorite Tabletop Game: Warhammer 40k for miniatures, Savage Worlds/GURPS for Role-Playing
Favorite Card Game: Magic the Gathering
Famous Last Words: The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.
Ricky “RickyG” George – Writer/Script Writer
Foxxy – Writer/Cosplayer
Brad “Spaceyman” – Writer
Brian “sn4ck5″ – Media
Dr. Anime – Writer/Persona
Gustavo R. – Photo
Yoshi09 – Writer/Tumblr
Samantha – Writer
Poy – Writer
If you are interested in being a part of the gigaventure team, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!