Published on January 13th, 2010 | by gareth0
About Skewed and Reviewed
Skewed and Reviewed was founded by Gareth Von Kallenbach in 2001 and was one of the first sites to combine movie and gaming news, reviews, and information. The site has grown into a multi-media company which includes a quarterly magazine, Skewedcast, content in 8 newspapers and a weekly radio segment on BJ Shea’s Geek Nation which originates from KISW FM and is syndicated world wide. Prior to founding Skewed and Reviewed, Gareth contributed to over 60 publications around the world as a regular reviewer/reporter and has work has appeared in publications including Moviehole, Aint it Cool News, PC Gamer, Cinescape magazine and many more.
The site and staff have grown, as the magazine can now be found at Barnes and Noble and several other outlets and travel and technology have also been incorporated into the coverage making it a one stop entertainment portal. Their second site, Skewednet is in open beta and is an aggregate combining the best of all entertainment news form top sources the world over.
Skewed and Reviewed has an office in Seattle, WA, and opened the new office in 2011 near Phoenix, AZ. The company also has regional reps in Southern California, Las Vegas, Florida, Europe, and the Northeast.
As such we are now featured in 8 Newspapers with a circulation print and online of 2.8 million a month as well as well as the millions per month who listen to the Radio Show.
Gareth is a regular speaker at conventions and his panels draw standing room only audiences. Skewed and Reviewed also are active in charity work and do several fundraisers during the year for various causes as well as host contests for their readers, listeners, and viewers.
We have over 25 staff members so we still have several staff members to add to this list so we will be doing so as we are able.
If you would like to know more about our services, to syndicate our content, or to request coverage, please contact Gareth at
We have main offices in the Seattle and Phoenix markets and staffers all over. We will be adding main staff bios as they come in. The staff creates their own bios so we let them have some fun and express their personalities to the max.
Gareth Von Kallenbach is a syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site “Skewed and Reviewed” as well as Skewed and Reviewed: The Magazine. Gareth has worked in the video game industry and has written three books of reviews and interviews and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit.
Gareth has appeared in movies including the video game based films “Postal” and “Far Cry” and voiced a character in the Postal 3 video game and is a regular guest on the top rated Seattle morning show BJ Shea’s Morning Experience and BJ Shea’s Geek Nation which is syndicated via KISW FM to a world wide audience.
Gareth and his wife returned to Phoenix in 2011 to open a second office for Skewed and Reviewed and in 2012 launched the beta version of his second Skewed and Reviewed site, Skewednet and will have a new project announced in 2013.
Genevieve Mc Bride is the co-editor of Skewed and Reviewed and does the editing for the site as well as writes articles, reviews, and handles the pictures and video for the sites and magazine.
Tracey handles our Seattle office and aside from covering events and doing reviews, Tracey schedules our coverage and gets the reviews to me. She is a vital cog in the machine.
Tracey has been enamoured with all things Hollywood since she could remember. She has been doing acting extra work for a while and has been featured on local short film projects, feature film Extraordinary Measures and most recently IFC’s Portlandia. Tracey is totally a kid and quite the geek at heart. Hollywood seems to just run through her veins but as long as there are good movies to watch and write about, a good book to read or a fun video game to play than she is one happy camper!
Christopher Daniels is quite possibly the most legendary movie reviewer of our time. His ability to craft thoughts into words, truly gives meaning to the term “word smith”.
Chris began his review career with Skewed-n-Reviewed in 2012 after hearing Gareth on BJ Shea’s Geek Nation. He continues this friendship with the cast and crew to this day, and considers them allies in the war of the geek which rages to this day in all forms of media. He is a staunch advocate for geeks being accepted by the general population, and is happy to articulate these points with a wink and a smile.
Chris isn’t your typical nerd. He has a love of the outdoors, ballroom dancing, martial arts, fine foods, wine, travel, swimming, with a myriad of other activities. But his heart rests in make-believe words such as: World of Warcraft, Pern, BattleStar Galactica, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Star Trek, Asheron’s Call, Sanctuary(Diablo), and many many more.
Mr. Daniels from a young age started down the path of geekdom with a collection of Marvel Cards, and a few comics.
Movies: The Saint, Stardust, LOTR, Seven, Orgasmo, Underworld, Star Wars, Airplane, Nightwatch(Daywatch), Queen of the Damned, Quills, Love Actually, Night at the Roxbury, and anything by Hyao Miazaki
TV: Star Trek, Animated Marvel/DC, Castle, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, Farscape, Merlin, Warehouse 13, Alphas, Haven, Game of Thrones, Sanctuary, Firefly, and many more
Books: Harry Potter, Star Wars, Dragon Riders of Pern, Paulo Coelho, The 5 Love Languages, Wicked, The Game, and many more.
Games: Diablo 1-3, WoW, Asheron’s Call, Final Fantasy 1, 7 and Tactics,
Chris is happy to be on board with Skewed-N-Reviewed, and looks forward to what 2013 brings, and hopes that most of all, the first book of his novel series will be completed.
Bios pending for Neil Jordan, Joseph Saulnier, Amara Dumlao, and more.
Phoenix and Regional Staff
Ben has been contributing to Skewed n’ Reviewed for about two years now. He enjoys playing video games from Halo to Elite Beat Agents. Outside of writing for Skewed and cheering on the Green Bay Packers he is a reporter at The Daily Citizen in Beaver Dam Wisconsin.
Mark and his wife Laura handle events for us in Vegas ranging from convention to screeners. They are a huge help with events ranging from Cinemacon to CES and The Creation Star Trek Conventions to name but a a few.
Mark Deguzman started off his journey as a photographer/darkroom technician for his High School Yearbook back in 1993. Having the opportunity to capture his high school years and help put it all in a yearbook. This is where he learned how to work together with others on creating a yearbook that will be seen by many. Graduating from High School in 1995, Mark continued he’s studies as a Dark Room Technician and taking time at Clover Park Community College. A training that helped him is more detailed about his imagery in photography and development. Mark also took time to continue his schooling with Business Computer Training Institute. There, he learned, more on business automation, understanding to work with others in an office workplace and understanding the computer technology that are utilized in an office workplace.
Today, Mark tends to help out with Skewed and Reviewed as a reporter and help maintain their second website, Skewednet, as it’s still in the works. Most of all, Mark tends help cover conventions and report to Skewed and Reviewed by taking pictures, giving them his thoughts and reviews. He also taking some time catching advanced movie screeners to get a feel on how to judge a movie and be a movie critic.
Gabby Colageo is a college student finishing up her Bachelors in Literature with a minor in Film and Media Studies. She is an avid fan of all things comic, film, and tabletop/video gaming. For the website she writes film reviews and covers most of Arizona’s comic conventions. In her free time, she can be found bingeing her favorite TV shows and films.
Don Guillory is an historian, US Army Veteran, educator, and author of “The Token Black Guide.” He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University, where he earned his Master of Arts in History, and Arizona State University where he earned his Master of Education. He currently teaches courses on history, race, and culture in Arizona where he lives with his wife and daughter.
Bios pending for Michael Newman, Neal Jordan, Elvin DeGuzman, Ryan Guerra, Barnetty Kushner, Jennifer Fiduccia, Joseph Saulnier, Josh Aja, Lauren Bycroft, Justin Smith, Kyle Hiller, Justin Giza, Krystine Sattler, Alexander Rosa, Sasha Glenn, Ian M. Woodington, and other soon.
Liz handles our coverage in Portland and Seattle especially conventions and other fandom happenings.
Liz was originally born in Japan, but is now based in Portland, Oregon. She loves going to conventions! She is a huge Doctor Who and anime fan. She also enjoys movies (especially horror), comic books, photography, zombies, Star Wars… the list goes on and on.