CURRENT PRESS, 2018:
Please read this most current interview at Boston Voyager 2/27/18 for a complete picture.
Photo CREDIT: Eric Levin, elevin.net
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL BIO-
2018 - Do617 | CLAY FERNALD | CONTENT MANAGER
Music industry professional with 17 years of experience in concert, event promotion and social media at Middle East Nightclub 2001-2017. Accomplishments include landing on the cover of The Boston Phoenix in 2005 for being the ‘Most Popular Man in Boston’ — according to the social networking site MySpace. In 2015 he interviewed Stan “The Man” Lee for a DigBoston cover story. When comic book conventions roll into town, Clay is asked to moderate panels of top industry talent. Clay likely be found scouring the quarter bins for forgotten gems at comic shops and record stores. Co-host of weekly pop culture podcast and event promoter at LeaguePodcast.com.
CURRENT 2018 COMICS / WRITING / CONVENTION BIO:
Clay N. Ferno is a social media and music-business professional living in Boston. He contributes comic book, movies and pop culture columns to 13th Dimension, Forces Of Geek! and DigBoston. He has been a part of the comic-book podcasting community since 2009 with his friends at LeaguePodcast.com.
Clay spends his time producing concerts and book-signing events when he’s not chasing a deadline or stopping by convention tables to chat up his comic-book creator heroes and showing off his Arashikage tattoo! Follow Clay on Twitter (@claynferno) or visit his site at
ARCHIVE - PROFESSIONAL 2014 BIO:
Clay landed on the cover of The Boston Phoenix in 2005 for being the ‘Most Popular Man in Boston’ — according to social networking site MySpace. He has since made a career making social connections online and off by following marketing trends and staying ahead of them. By establishing best practices at Middle East Nightclub (@MidEastClub — verified) for social media, he has set an example there for other businesses, venues and independent promoters in town.
When not working in various roles for popular Boston bands, Clay also runs social media for band clients and fine artists. You may find his comic book and pop culture news columns on local and national websites. When comic book conventions roll into town, Clay is asked to moderate panels of top industry talent or can be found scouring the quarter bins for lost comic book gems.
Email is always preferred (direct messages are difficult to keep track of)
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Available for freelance - design, writing and social media consulting.
Google Voice - SMS preferred -
Bio pic by Heather Parker.
GENERAL INFO -
Currently Content Manager of Do617.com and Event Promoter at LeaguePodcast.com. Formerly the General Manager and Publicist for The Middle East Nightclub in Cambridge, MA and comic book podcaster, Web2.0 marketer, food blogger, twitter addict, & music lover (mostly indie, punk, and hip hop!).
Clay grew up on the South Shore of Boston, MA and graduated in with a B.F.A. from the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) from Mass Art in 1998, with a minor in video. The SIM program is a unique learning experience that accommodates any kind of medium; performance art, visual art, event production, graphic design, and encourages creative collaboration. Clay’s focus on event production and spoken word performance followed him after his education, where he spoke on a national tour with Duncan Wilder Johnson & Rich Mackin. The ‘on Tour Without a Band’ crew opened for the legendary late writer Jim Carroll (Basketball Diaries). He has honed his onstage presence over the years fronting his current band, Wild Zero. In July of 2005, The Boston Phoenix put his face on the cover of it’s paper, posing the question “Is this the Most Popular Man in Boston? – 3493 myspace friends can’t be wrong.” This was followed up by a Fox 25 News story featuring Phoenix staff writer Camille Dodero and N.Ferno a year later.
Clay wore many hats at his nightclub job at the Middle East in Cambridge, not least of all by employing the latest web technology to club promotion and publicity. He continues to write and review bands, and likes sci-fi, comic books, loud guitars, grilling, and drinks more milkshakes than you..
Publicist, Podcaster, Blogger, Writer, Artist, Host & Happy Person. Deep Breather.
- Do617.com - Content Manager (2016-Present)
- Former General Manager & Publicist for Middle East Nightclub (2001-2017)
- Dropkick Murphys + Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Local Crew)
- O’Reilly Media
- Houghton Mifflin
- Tuttle Publishing
- Massachusetts College of Art, BFA, Studio for Interrelated Media
- Massachusetts College of Art, Minor: Video
Places lived -
- Brighton, MA USA
- Abington, MA, USA
- Cambridge, MA, USA
- Boston, MA USA
- Allston, MA, USA
18 Beechcroft St #3
Brighton, MA, USA
October 6, 1975
Other names -
Clay N. Ferno, Clay Silva Fernald, Clay S. Fernald, Clay Fernald, Skimpy Ratnutz, Clae N. Ferno