About Us

The Periodic Table of Awesome celebrates the elements of pop culture, fandom, and ‘genre’ content that make our universe awesome.  #TPToA began its life as a crowdfunded “love project” created by Dion Brooks, Felicity Blake and David Quinn, and while it has grown it has remained true to its community-led audience engagement mission: independent, Australian-made, and accentuating the positive. The Periodic Table of Awesome is made by Geeks, for Geeks, bringing you the Best of Geek from Week to Week. #StayAwesome with us!

Our regular podcast & digital hosts welcome pop-culture guests and national / international celebrities. We love opportunities to celebrate all sorts of genre materials, so if you’re in PR and have a movie / TV show / video game / toy release or something similar to promote, please email our producer, Felicity (see below).

The Periodic Table of Awesome team acknowledges and pays our respect to the traditional owners of the land on which our show is made: the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation.

Dion

Dion

Presenter, Producer

Dion Brooks is an obsessive collector of Star Wars figurines who also works in production for film and television. He crewed for RTX Sydney (Rooster Teeth Expo) and spent 11 years working for Supanova Comic Con & Gaming . He has been presenting pop culture content with Quinny for over a decade, as a co-host of (Cool) Shite on the Tube, the award-winning Australian pop-culture podcast which ran from 2005 - 2015. Currently he resides in Sydney and swears that one day he'll get a dog.

Quinny

Quinny

Presenter, Producer

David "Quinny" Quinn is a performer, writer and artist who has appeared for over a decade as a host for Supanova Pop Culture Expo and as the co-host for Event Cinemas’ national ‘cult movie’ night, In the House. He's been reviewing films for over 11 years both solo and as a part of (Cool) Shite on the Tube. He is a massive nerd. No, seriously: you should see his toys... and Video Games... and Comics...

Fel

Fel

Executive Producer, Presenter

Felicity Blake is a factual storyteller for all media. She usually makes “serious” documentaries as The Dove Media, but after spending 13 years managing celebrity guests for one of the world’s leading pop-culture conventions, she still likes to keep an iron in the fires of geekdom. Also, someone has to manage Quinny and Dion, who can not be left unsupervised with sharp objects, Lego, or recording equipment.

Bec

Bec

Presenter

Raised on a solid diet of pop culture references and classic rock, Bec Borkman enjoys combining these passions with her professional path in communications. She works as MC for Supanova Comic-Con and Gaming and is an internationally renowned award-winning cosplayer under her superhero pseudonym, Ardella. Bec plays D&D, sings karaoke (badly and off-key), quotes 'The Princess Bride' whenever possible and holds onto a hope that Mara Jade will be re-introduced to the 'Star Wars' canon.

Jill

Jill

Presenter

With a prominent history in the pop culture community, Jillian Wall (aka Breathless_ness) has pursued her love for all things geek. From cosplaying, to judging cosplay competitions, Jill has connected with fans and industry alike. Over the last five years she's built a reputation as a co-host on #TPToA & Kapow, and a presenter and MC at a variety of live events.

Marcus

Marcus

The Web Guy

Graphic designing powerhouse and official TPTOA code monkey Marcus has been interrupting Quinny and Dion's podcasts since college. These days he puts his skills to work keeping the website running smoothly, graciously sparing the world from his opinions about the MCU vs the DCCU.