I am a huge fan of comics, gaming, movies, anime, and more! I love going to geeky events like conventions and exploring geeky places like comic book shops. But most of all, I love writing about my geek life.

The Modern Gafa exists because I want to share the awesomeness of geek life with the community. I believe pop culture and entertainment media are an important part of our lives and should not be forgotten as we grow up and are shamed as childish wastes of time. I want to show the world that it's okay to wear superhero t-shirts and play video games. Be yourself, even if yourself is a little weird.

LIVES IN: Pittsburgh
DEGREE: Cinema & Digital Arts
FAVORITE MOVIES: Hellboy II, Kill Bill, Iron Man 2, Digimon: The Movie
FAVORITE TV SHOWS: Power Rangers, Futurama, Steven Universe, King of the Hill
FAVORITE ANIME/MANGA: Digimon, Hunter X Hunter, Death Note, Astra Lost In Space
FAVORITE VIDEO GAMES: Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts, .hack, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
FAVORITE COMICS: Ms. Marvel (Kamala Kahn), Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Y: The Last Man
THINGS I COLLECT: geeky mugs, PS2 games, trade paperbacks, the first volume of any manga

It's funny you should ask because I have absolutely no idea.

Back in 2008, when I was still in high school, I registered a Gmail account and brought The Modern Gafa to life as a simple blog where I would review movies with almost no actual critical or analytical talent.

In 2011 I reused the name for a movie review web series. In 2014, it became an entertainment news website with like a dozen other contributors. In 2017 The Modern Gafa took on its final form as this blog here.

The name originally came from "gafas" being the Spanish word for glasses and the idea that I'm looking at the world of pop culture with modern eyes. As an homage to the original meaning, glasses have been apart of the brand throughout every iteration.

I met Katrina Eames in college. We started dating in 2013 and the next year she inspired me to start a website, which became one of the many incarnations of The Modern Gafa. She's been so helpful and encouraging throughout all of my endeavors over the years. We got married in 2017 and had our wedding reception at Victory Pointe, our favorite arcade.