Liz Ohanesian, Writer

That’s me investigating Darth Vader helmets for a story. Photo: Shannon Cottrell

Looking for a writer who lives and breathes music and pop culture? Liz Ohanesian is your girl. A freelancer with over ten years experience, Liz has written marketing one-sheets, blog posts, feature stories and a lot of Facebook status updates.

Liz specializes in covering subcultures in ways that are accessible to a wide audience while still maintaining respect for the underground. She interviewed musicians like Ladytron and Peaches early in their careers and animator Pendleton Ward before Adventure Time became Cartoon Network’s big hit. She has written about anime music videos, warehouse parties and even a virtual pop star. Liz has also covered more conventions than she can remember, including San Diego Comic-Con, Dragon*Con, Anime Expo and E3.

Liz is available for freelance work. Please contact her at lizohanesian [at] yahoo [dot] com for more information.

Education:
Loyola Marymount University
B.A., English (writing emphasis)

California State University Northridge
M.A., Mass Communication (journalism emphasis)

Career Highlights:

  • Writes the weekly column Cult Stars, focusing on pop culture, for L.A. Weekly.
  • Was Assistant Web Editor for L.A. Weekly for two years. Received L.A. Press Club Award for Best Facebook Presence in 2011.
  • Guest-blogged for Boing Boing in 2010.
  • Has written for L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles Magazine Vegas Seven, Hi-Fructose, Meltdown Comics, Pure Volume, FEARnet, Topless Robot and many more publications.

Selected Clips:

“‘Cosplay Is Not Consent’: Anime Conventions Attack the Problem of Harassment,” L.A. Weekly (blog), 1/10/13

“Eats Everything: Meet the Up-and-Coming Veteran,” Vegas Seven, 11/20/12

“Soul Clap’s Elyte on Style– ‘Slow and Sexy Wins the Race,” Pure Volume, 10/29/12

“Behind the Scenes of Robot Chicken at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios,” Meltdown Comics, 9/14/12

“Duran Duran Speaks: John Taylor Says Twitter Helped Bring Their Fanbase Back to the ’80s,” OC Weekly, 8/8/12

“The 8 Goth-Rockingest Episodes of The Venture Bros.,” Topless Robot, 11/09/11.

“Skrillex: L.A. DJ, Producer is Boy King of Electronic Dance Music,” L.A. Weekly (print), 10/20/11.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Liz Ohanesian, Writer

  1. Hello Liz!

    Thanks for posting the pics from the Mods Night at LA Opera. That was a fun event!

    I hope you can come out and do a write up on Rubbish this Sunday. Ill have your name on the list! Would love if you could put a blurb about it on your blog as well?

    Thanks again for the support!
    -Liuba

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