“Z”

“What is a ‘Z’?” “It’s a letter of the alphabet, as far as I know…”

Coming from a long line of single-letter names such as Q, J, and M– at the end of that long line, actually– Z is an old hand with broadcasting and radio. Making her debut in 1998 at Erie, PA’s WERG, Z was a staple of the airwaves until 2002, when she left Erie to pursue plans of global domination through the incredibly lucrative World Series of Hanafuda. After getting sidetracked at an authentic roadside poutine stand in the savage, lawless wilds of Cleveland, she eventually found her way to Pittsburgh, where she joined the staff of Tekkoshocon from 2010 until 2013. In her defense, it was really good poutine. Z now spends her days and nights converting oxygen into carbon dioxide, providing a valuable environmental service to the trillions of plants all over Earth; you’re welcome, rainforests. Legend has it that Z once had a proper name, but made a deal with eight beings at shining spots all over Cattaraugus County, New York State, granting her unrivaled prowess at failing at video games whilst stripping her of any moniker that has a consistent pronunciation across any single continent. In the interests of full disclosure, Z prefers to pronounce her name such that it rhymes with “orange”.