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is a freelance writer from the UKand the editor and founder of AFA.  A life-long lover of animation in all its forms, he got started writing for a number of UK-based anime sites before becoming a regular contributor to MyM Magazine. He can also found contributing to sites including NerdSpanThe Void and Anime Limited. Follow him on twitter.

 is a English film studies graduate with a passion for writing and storytelling and is the US Editor of AFA. Currently working part time while looking to apply to graduate school with a focus on Communication. Looking to make a career in Public Relations. Animation has always been a subject of fascination since she was young and Rachael is always looking to see how animators will push the envelope in order to bring stories to life for people of all ages. Follow her on Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter

I am a pediatric ER nurse, biology major, writer, scientist, animation enthusiast, film critic, reader, friend, daughter, sister, aunt, geek, nerd, dork, member of Dumbledore's army, shieldmaiden, and gamer. Follow her on twitter and Tumblr

Social media manager for AFA. A huge fan of animation. Aspiring to be become a publicist. Follow her on TwitterInstagram, and Tumblr  

is a writer and animation artist from the UK. Follow him on twitter.

J.J. Evangelista [WRITER] 
has always always been an avid fan of animation. "I grew watching Saturday morning cartoons, waking up in the wee hours just to catch my favorite episodes.
Some of my fondest memories are of going to the movies and seeing Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin for the first time. Yes, I'd seen other movies before, but these are the animated films that had a lasting effect on me. Disney, Looney Tunes, DiC Entertainment, Hanna-Barbera, Rankin-Bass, Don Bluth, Bagdasarian Productions, Nelvana, Warner Brothers, and of course Anime, it was all a part of my childhood, and a big part of my life as an adult."

Yvonne Grzenkowicz [OWNER | WRITER | PODCAST]
is a NYC based animator/director. She creates hand drawn, 2d puppet, and 3d cg animated content for multiple platforms. She has extensive training  in character animation and a background in fine art (painting & drawing). Yvonne is the Founder / Executive Director / Lead Curator of Animation Nights New York (ANNY), a curated monthly screening event and annual festival based in NYC. She is also a Co-Owner and NY writer/correspondent for AFA: Animation for Adults. Follow her on twitter.

has been a fan of animation for many years watching many on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and in France. Having read a lot of reviews, commentaries, editorials, articles and academic papers on animation it was about time to create some content instead of just consuming it. He is a full-time physicist/engineer who enjoys sitting back with a good cup of coffee to watch some animation ... preferably with giant robots or mechanical suits in it.

Ali Harris  [WRITER ]
is a freelance character designer and concept artist with a B.A. in English Studies, and she is currently pursuing a M.S. in Marketing Communication. After earning her graduate degree, she plans to earn certifications in 2D animation and graphic design to expand her existing knowledge and skill set. For AFA, she serves as a film critic and artistic contributor and plans to create video reviews for the site’s YouTube page. Be sure to keep up to date with Ali on Twitter. Apart from her AFA work, Ali also contributes to Movie Pilot

Mark Brandon [WRITER]
Mark Brandon has been a fan of all things animated since he can remember, and a writer since he could put pen to paper. He lives in the south of Scotland, where he writes science fiction and fantasy, goes for walks in the country and lifts big bits of metal up and down (mainly for vanity’s sake). 

Kevin Kissane is an Information Security Specialist by day, and avid animation, movie/TV and video game fan by night. With a love for animation since the Saturday morning cartoon era of the 80s, and riding the crest of the 90s anime wave in the UK, I continue to celebrate the medium as much as possible. If it is retro, it is likely to turn my head. Follow him on Twitter here. 



Andrew Osmond is the author of the book on the original 1995 Ghost In The Shell Film published by Arrow Books, Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist from Stone Bridge Press and BFI Classics: Spirited Away. He's also a journalist specialising in animation and has a website at ANIME-ETC.NET 

is a nomadic blogger with a Master's in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. Currently based in Kolkata, India, she loves travelling, reading, and watching movies from non-Western countries. You can find her writing reviews of international books and movies on her blog  (and advocating for cultural exploration on twitter.)

Joe Muzynski
My interests are in mythology, animation, comics, folklore, film, folk horror, and fiddle music. Not necessarily in that order, depending on what day it is. I am working on a book about Marvel Comics and religion, and dream of opening The Animation Theater, so you can come and watch animation on the big screen any time you want. Follow him on twitter.

Jeremy Harrison 
is a long time fan of animation who was born and raised in the Windy City of the United States of America. Works at the City Colleges of Chicago as a Science and Math teacher. He not only talks to the students about science but current animated films and the history of animated films in general as well. When he can, he volunteers at the Adler Planetarium and at Facet theaters in Chicago. He has also helped write articles for the Nashville Pride covering various sporting events, art Showcases, Science Talks and of course a number of conventions dealing with comics and anime when he was earning his master's degree at Fisk University in Nashville TN. Currently, the mild mannered professor is going to be learning how to animate with ToonBoon, this summer to create his own science animation videos.

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