For over a decade, Amanda Bacchi has been hosting TV, radio, podcasts, and moderating for conventions across Australia. She is a writer, researcher, interviewer, copywriter, editor, public relations specialist, content creator, script and comic book writer, and librarian.
WRITING/EDITING – Recent work includes assistant edits on Phantom (Frew) comics, ‘Flock’ (self-published) comic, and writing work that has yet to be released.
POP CULTURE MEET-UP – Since October 2013, Amanda (with her partner Paul) have been hosting a monthly meetup group at Brisbane Square Library. Our community gets together to watch/discuss movie trailers, play trivia, and share what everyone has been playing/watching/reading. We encourage local creators to share their work, and we are a LGBTQIA+ and mental health safe space.
GEEK SPEAK – Starting out dusting shelves in a comic book shop in 2012, Amanda Bacchi was a part of a Youtube web series as the ‘girly geek’ host, interviewer, media liaison, podcaster and scriptwriter, discussing current TV series, movies, gaming, comics, books, and local events. Amanda’s crafty communication skills managed to wrangle the program onto 5 community TV channels across Australia and New Zealand for 2 seasons.
31 DIGITAL – An interview about the webseries led to a permanent co-hosting gig with the weekly, variety/comedy program The Late Night Show LIVE on Brisbane’s Community TV channel, 31 Digital, as their pop culture correspondent from 2012-14.
ZOMBIE WALK – Media coverage of Brisbane Zombie Walk in 2012 lead to Amanda hosting their main stage and costume competition in 2014-17. She was crowned the Australian Zombie Walk Queen (by Foxtel) for her cosplay in 2013, and judged cosplay competitions for the Brisbane Alternative Expo and Drawn2Life in 2013/14.
OZ COMIC CON – After conducting some impromptu guest interviews for the Oz Comic-Con media team, Amanda was recruited to be a core staff member, and Stage 3 Coordinator for 17 of their conventions, from 2014-18. She was a host/moderator for comic book artists/creators, voice actors, film actors, and writer/author/publisher guests for the Oz Comic Con popular culture conventions across Australia.
Amanda’s part-time work in LIBRARIES blends her love of books with being able to help people with everything from reading recommendations, social media & online security, kids tech, lego & robotics sessions, to babies books & rhymetime.
#CHAOSFARM – In her spare time, she can be found at the Chaos farm; the home base for D’Aguilar Wildlife, for which she has been an animal trainer and presenter at shows, schools, and conventions for many years.
SES – Amanda joined the Queensland State Emergency Service in February 2017, and was appointed the Functional Team Leader for Community Engagement for Brisbane Northern Group in April 2018. She is enjoys learning leadership skills, making friends, and being an active part of her community, and has already participated in several activation activities, such as storm damage, and community events. She was the face of the Queensland Fire & Rescue Service ‘Operation Knock Knock’ social media campaign.
She is an avid gardener, loves to read, watches WAY too much Netflix, and spends lots of time with her family, friends, and birds.
For more information/resume – see Linked In Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amandabacchi/