Melissa Anelli is an author, podcaster, and businesswoman from NYC. The CEO of Mischief Management, she produces several globally acclaimed fan conventions (BroadwayCon, LeakyCon, and Con of Thrones among them, as well as the new PodcastCon). She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Harry, A History and also the owner of The Leaky Cauldron, a Webby-Award-winning site. She serves as host on four podcasts: PotterCast (the legacy Harry Potter podcast), Extraneous, Make New Mistakes, and Roll 9 & 3/4. Melissa has devoted her professional life to making spaces more awesome for fans.
We asked what you wanted us to talk about, and here are the results, yet more Potter silliness while we're all in lockdown! Reminders! CHECK OUT OUR MERCH, omg it's so good. http://mischiefmerch.com Join our patreon! http://patreon.com/pottercast - Now, you can also join our Discord community there!
Dolly, Karl, and Amelia (and, of course, Carrot) are back for another chapter of Roll 9 3/4! Our intrepid heroes investigate a magical blackout, meet a familiar-looking new friend, and have a chat with a portrait. ---------- We have a Patreon! Head to patreon.com/makingmischief to check out the different tiers and join today! ---- You can head to mischiefmerch.com for all of your geeky needs! ---------- Roll 9 3/4, is a Harry Potter DnD (Dungeons & Dragons) podcast created by the hosts of PotterCast, who have been talking about Harry Potter together for more than a decade. Remember to use the hashtag #roll934 so we can talk with you about the episode! Find us on Twitter and Facebook @Roll934, and on Instagram @roll934pod. If you like it, tell your friends! Frank Franco conceived this project and serves as the game’s DM. The players are Bre Bishop (Dolly-Anne), John Noe (Karl), and Melissa Anelli (Amelia). Original music (and sound effects!) by Andre Karame. Editing by Aaron Souza Produced by Frank Franco and Melissa Anelli
In today's episode, we are joined by Robyn Warren, founder of Geek Girl Strong and host of the new Mischief Media podcast Healthy Geek Academy! Robyn talks about starting her very own business and her background in education (3:24-7:25). She delves deeper into just how Geek Girl Strong functions at the crossroads of fandom and wellness and talks about having to move her operations online (7:26). We ask Robyn about her own mistakes in business and then, as a group, discuss figuring out when to say no (16:03-20:58) In mistakes in the news (22:03), we discuss Shake Shack's (brilliant? awful? tactical?) move to first obtain and then give back $10 million of the SBA PPP. (https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/20/838439215/shake-shack-returns-10-million-loan-to-u-s-program-for-small-businesses) And lastly, mistakes we made this week (34:24) and self-care tips (36:58) both involve discussions about baking bread. Who knew?! If you listened and enjoyed, support us on Patreon! You can also buy a Mischief Gift Card to save big on our events in the future.    You can follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to tell us about your new mistakes! We’re actively looking for new questions, so please send us anything you’ve been wondering about to newmistakespod@gmail.com. Also, check out mischiefmedia.com for the rest of the podcasts in our network.
This episode is a throwback conversation we did live on the Mischief from Home Twitch! You can join our Twitch channel for daily content from our friends, partners, events and podcasts.  One month ago, we talked through more issues of running an events company in the time of COVID-19 (00:04:10)—our first episode on that topic can be found here. We talk about how we’re feeling and the nitty-gritty of guiding your small business through this difficult time. We also take listener questions from the Twitch chat (00:24:48)! Lastly, Melissa and Taekia get real and talk about the really hard moments right now (00:41:30), and our go-to pandemic snacks (00:44:28).  Here is Melissa’s thread about convention work right now.  If you listened and enjoyed, support us on Patreon! You can also buy a Mischief Gift Card to save big on our events in the future.    You can follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to tell us about your new mistakes! We’re actively looking for new questions, so please send us anything you’ve been wondering about to newmistakespod@gmail.com. Also, check out mischiefmedia.com for the rest of the podcasts in our network.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Dec 27th, 1979
Episode Count
675
Podcast Count
14
Total Airtime
2 weeks, 3 days