Oz Comic Con References

“I have had the pleasure of working with Amanda Bacchi for a number of years through Oz Comic-Con. At all times she is polite, professional, enthusiastic and always giving 100%. She would be an asset to any workplace.” – Sophie Blue (Blue Planet Public Relations)

“I have known Amanda for many years, beginning from her time as a Television presenter on a web series, through to her work on Briz 31 Digital, and now as a moderator at OZ Comic-Con. Her interviews are always professional and highly-researched, I find her to be highly professional in whatever task she undertakes, kind and full of energy. Her passion for popular culture is infectious, and her presentation is warm and engaging.” – Dr Paul Mason (Comic Book Artist, The Soldier Legacy, Phantom Comics)

“I’ve been associated with Amanda’s work at cons for several years. I’ve always found her to be an imaginative and insightful host on the many panel discussions she has put together and MCed. Highly recommended for creative public work” –  Baden Kirgan (Managing Director – Jefferies Printing)

In my work as a public speaker, Ms. Bacchi’s assistance as a moderator and facilitator have been second to none. She performs with skill and charisma and a calm professionalism.” – Christian Read (Writer – Gestalt Publishing)

I’ve been working in conventions for the better part of two decades and Amanda is one of the best moderators I’ve ever worked with. Nobody does more research and meticulous planning and she’s also equally capable of interviewing off the cuff. Her panels are always the best, funniest and cleverest. Can’t think of anyone better for the job.” – Richard Harrison (Guest Handler, Oz Comic Con)

“Having worked in tandem with Amanda in high responsibility, celebrity related presentation to the public, it is my absolute pleasure to attest that she is a consummate professional, always prepared to the nth degree, blessed with the ability to be both confident and caring simultaneously. I have witnessed her work 12 hour days and having the same energy and enthusiasm at the end of the day that she did at the start. She is intelligent, relatable, and able to speak on a myriad of subjects in depth with ease.” – Rod Addamo (Guest Handler, Oz Comic Con)

 

Brisbane Zombie Walk References

 

Australian Comic Arts Festival

“At the Australian Comic Arts Festival this year we asked Amanda to moderate a number of panels of differing styles and compositions and she took them all on with good humour and grace. She was well researched, exceptionally well prepared, managed our guests, including VIPs, with aplomb, dealt with audience questions more than effectively and was overall a phenomenal asset to the Festival. She is able to apply her extensive knowledge of comics, graphic novels, movies, tv shows and pop culture to a range of audience and guest interactions while at no time ever appearing bothered or flustered. I hold Amanda and her work in such high esteem that at no point have I considered any other options for panel moderators for ACAF 2017. I look forward to working with her again as often as possible and would highly recommend her to both employers and Festival and Convention organisers looking for a team member to really make a difference to your organisation. Please feel free to contact me if you require any more information – I am more than happy to be a referee for Amanda.” – Cath Brinkley (Director ACAF)

31 Digital References

“I got to know Amanda through her work at Briz 31. I found her to be engaging, friendly, knowledgeable about her industry and so passionate about the things she loves that puts most of us to shame. I have kept in touch with her over the years and she has always proven to be articulate, thorough and dedicated to whatever she turns her mind to.” – Darren Hallesy (Special Publications Editor – Queensland Times at APN News & Media)

 

Library References

“Amanda is very committed to her career as a librarian and is an absolute pleasure to work with. She has excellent technical skills to compliment her outstanding people skills. Amanda is very adept at event management, including creating events that tie in with library collection promotion, management of talent, and presenting panels. She is an engaging and interesting speaker and interviewer. I would highly recommend Amanda to any future employers and collaborators that are lucky enough to work with her.” – Anita C (Brisbane City Libraries)

Comic Book Meetup

“I have known Amanda Bacchi for two years now and have been a member of the comic book meet up and observed several panels she served as a moderator at Oz Comic Con. She is always prepared with well planned and researched sessions. Any media organisation would be incredibly lucky to have her on their team.” – Brad Mengel (Author, attendee for 2yrs)

‘I have had the pleasure of working with Amanda Bacchi on numerous occasions, and her skills as a public speaker, and event organiser are some of the best I’ve encountered. Amanda is a skilled professional in her craft and she knows how to keep an audience entertained. When I was working with Amanda at OzComicCon, I noticed how well she tailored her communication style to the audience very effectively and respectfully. Amanda is actively involved in the Brisbane comic & pop culture community; she facilitates and hosts a monthly comic book meetup. She is a subject matter expert for comics, games, movies and pop culture for people of all ages. I would recommend Amanda Bacchi as a presenter for any event..” – Liam McKernan (ZERSTOR CREATIVE, attendee for 2 yrs)

‘Amanda is a bright and engaging host and moderator who shows organizational and promotional initiative. Her events are fun and informative, with a pleasant atmosphere’  – Henry G.  (Attendee for 2yrs)