About Me

Photo credit: Lorena Parra

John Gonzalez is a former educator turned writer currently trying to combine his passions for writing and playing board games into something worth reading.

He’s the creator and co-hosts of Board in East L.A., a weekly, live-streaming show in which he and Amanda Panda try to capture some of their favorite aspects of tabletop gaming: friendly competition, having fun, and getting to know your tablemates.

John is also a proud contributor to The Five By podcast, a bi-weekly board game review podcast that features five reviews, by five different contributors in about twenty-five minutes.

Podcast Appearances


GameEnthus Podcast ep426: Board GOTY 2020 or List Loopholes

GameEnthus Podcast EP415: Humility Or Siege Nomenclature

GameEnthus Podcast EP409: My Eyes or Skeleton Health

Pointless Parrot Podcast

Episode 14 Simulated Cat Therapy with John Gonzalez

Video Appearances

Three Sisters with Aaron, Mandi, and Amanda

Wingspan with Elizabeth Hargrave, Aaron, and Amanda.

Let’s work together.