Liz Ohanesian is an L.A.-based writer who specializes in entertainment and pop culture with an emphasis on fan communities and behind-the-scenes stories. She has followed around cosplayers. She has written about anime music videos, warehouse parties and even a virtual pop star. She has ventured into animation studios and gone behind-the-scenes of television series. Liz has also covered more conventions than she can remember, including San Diego Comic-Con, Dragon*Con, Anime Expo and E3. She is currently collaborating with photographer Ejen Chuang on the sequel to his book, Cosplay in America.
In addition to writing about fan culture, Liz regular pens arts, music and general entertainment stories. She writes the weekly column “Cult Stars” for L.A. Weekly and is a contributor to KCET Artbound. Her work has also appeared in Boing Boing, Hi-Fructose, Topless Robot, Paper, Paste and MySpace. She is also the co-creator of the webcomic Los Animales. When she’s not on deadline, Liz plays records (yes, vinyl) at clubs across Los Angeles.
Liz is available for writing gigs, convention panels, lectures and other public appearances. Please contact her at lizohanesian [at] yahoo [dot] com for more information.
Loyola Marymount University
B.A., English (writing emphasis)
California State University Northridge
M.A., Mass Communication (journalism emphasis)