3 March 2009

About

Hello there! My name is Hans and welcome to my personal website.

I was born and bred in the little town of Benoni, which is located in the east of greater Johannesburg, South Africa. If the name sounds familiar it is because it is the same place the Oscar Award Winning actress Charlize Theron originates from.

I am fairly well educated, and currently hold three degrees: BA with a double major in Communications and Marketing; BA Honours in Communications (cum laude); and an M.Phil in Communications (summa cum laude).

For as long as I can recall, I have always harboured a passion for technology, entertainment media, and the lifestyle associated with the geekosphere. As a result, I have been an avid video gamer from before I could read, an Internet surfing fiend since puberty, a dedicated blogger since 2005, a fan and frequent user of social network services as they debuted, and currently work as a marketing specialist and communications business analyst for my own (and other) companies. 

Originally, this website was created as a digital medium through which to sound my voice. Simply put, it was a blog.  Over time, however, my interest grew and I founded Vamers.com in 2011 – a highly successful and award winning website for all things ‘geek culture’. I have written well over 1000 articles on the topics of gaming, geek lifestyle, movies and so much more, and even expanded the Vamers brand into the online retail space. I also have a YouTube channel where you can find me putting my visual acumen and creativity to the test.

I hope you enjoy the content you find here. If you do, feel free to contact me.