Formed in 2008 under the name “The Game Show Gurus”, Florida Whammy Entertainment is a not-for-profit professional organization that designs, creates, operates, and performs various interactive entertainment events for conventions.


Specializing in Game Shows, their highly experienced team of programmers, artists, animators, writers, hosts, announcers, production assistants, researchers and producers have created and developed shows and programming for a number of regionally and nationally known fan conventions and events focusing and specializing in a variety of genres in popular culture, Japanese culture, Otaku culture, and other various cultures and fandoms.


Florida Whammy Entertainment has been producing panels and shows across Florida and the southern and eastern US for the past 7 years! With that much experience, there hardly isn’t a thing that FWE hasn’t done or is certainly planning to do in the near future!

FWE is led by a supervisory Board of Directors which consists of up to 7 people who are in charge of 3 divisions within the team. FWE is also backed by a support team of over 20 individuals who lend their time and talent to helping FWE achieve its mission statement of bringing quality game shows to conventions across the country.


Florida Whammy Entertainment strives to provide an entertainment experience that will leave participants and audience members with a lasting impression on both FWE and the host convention/venue/show that they are at, and is proud to have been a part of this community for a long time, and hopes to be hosting game shows and other interactive entertainment for a long time to come!!


The History of Florida Whammy Entertainment


Formed in 2008 under the name “The Game Show Gurus”, Florida Whammy Entertainment is a not-for-profit organization that designs, operates and performs various Game Show oriented programming for specially focused audiences (anime, genre, fandom conventions and events).

In late 2010 and thru early 2011 “The Game Show Gurus” underwent a internal restructuring which included abandoning the old name due to trademark and copyright reasons. In July 2011, they announced the new name of “Florida Whammy Entertainment.” After a massive rebranding campaign and reassuring conventions that we were the same people just with a different name, Florida Whammy went to work performing at Anime Festival Orlando 12 for the first time under the new Florida Whammy Entertainment name.


Florida Whammy Entertainment thru the help of it’s predecessor, and building on the reputation that Jon Nielsen and Erik Watkins built under the original name of “The Game Show Gurus” has grown in recent years to become a well, active and respected name in the Southeast. We continuously strive to improve and create new content to keep up with both the demand of the convention circuit, and to please our fans.

In 2014, Florida Whammy Entertainment became an officially organized Limited Liability Company (LLC) in the state of Florida. It was at this time where Florida Whammy Entertainment officially became governed by a Board of Directors  consisting of up to 7 individuals. This governing board, consisting of members from within the organization is what keeps the organization running.

Florida Whammy Entertainment looks ahead to a bright future complete with an arsenal of programming and services that can’t be matched by any single entity in the country. The future is bright for us here at Florida Whammy, and we hope you’ll join us for the ride.

If you have any questions, or would like to get in touch with someone here at Florida Whammy, please head over to our Contact Us page, where you can connect with us!