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

Let’s work together.