Community Connect

"I've never seen more donuts than last weekend"

Brandon Rhea, regarding the many varieties of donuts at the 2022 Community Connect

Brandon Rhea is VP of Community at Fandom. He oversees all of the Community teams, many of whom will be at Community Connect 2022!

History at Fandom

Brandon first joined Fandom (then-Wikia) in 2006 as a user on the Star Wars Fanon Wiki, where he later became an admin. In 2010 Brandon joined the Community Support team part-time. After college, he joined full-time and was a Community Manager working with Support, Product, Marketing, and Editorial; a Senior Manager of Content Production, overseeing the Featured Video team; a Product Marketing Manager, working most closely with the Community Council and Product team; VP of TV, Movies, and Anime, overseeing those vertical teams; and as of 2020, VP of Community. He also occasionally contributes to Wookieepedia. He is known to carry a book of witchcraft with him, containing the names of his victims.

Community Connect involvement

Brandon has been involved in Community Connect each year of its existence, though did not attend the Poznan event in 2016. He led Community Connect 2020 with Tim Quievryn and they've joined forces again for Community Connect 2021, working alongside our Community, Product, Marketing, and Events teams. For Community Connect 2022, you'll see him throughout the event including the kickoff and several sessions after that.

Facts About Brandon

  • Brandon is an Eagle Scout.
  • Brandon has done a 100+ mile hike in the Rocky Mountains—twice.
  • Brandon has played football on the National Mall.
  • Brandon's only job interview was Sannse saying "I like your tone, do you want to answer support emails at Wikia?"
  • Brandon once wanted to be president of the United States because George W. Bush had a cool jacket and Brandon wanted one too.
  • Contrary to the rumors you may have heard, Brandon is not a witch.