Meet Clay Fernald of League Podcast & Do617 in Brighton
Today we’d like to introduce you to Clay Fernald.
Clay, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I’ve been in and around the Boston music scene for many years, from all ages matinee shows at The Rat to attending concerts at Fenway Park for my day job at Do617.com. A few years ago, I became obsessed and an early adopter of social media technology, I have been on Twitter since the days of the flip phone. In 2005, The Boston Phoenix (RIP) put me on the cover for being the ‘Most Popular Man in Boston’ — according to the social networking site Myspace.
In 2015 I interviewed Marvel Comics founder Stan “The Man” Lee for a Dig Boston cover story. When comic book conventions roll into town, I am sometimes asked to moderate panels of top industry talent. After managing a Cambridge nightclub for many years, I stepped over full time into event promotion, marketing and social media for my new position as Content Manager at calendar website DO617.com, where we tell people about all the awesome things going on in the city. At night, I dedicate some time to my own business, which is entirely a collaboration between myself and three other awesome guys and two amazing ladies. We host a podcast that is about comic books, Curb Your Enthusiasm and general pop culture news.
LeaguePodcast.com serves as the pillar where I can also use my expertise in concert and event marketing to host events and concerts. We like to think we specialize in comedy, video game music and nerdcore rap, but we host all kinds of concerts and conventions from book signings to other live podcasts!
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I would say it has not been a smooth road, it has been difficult, challenging, nerve wracking, impossible, stressful … and I wouldn’t change one minute of it if I could.