Welcome to the Glasgow Chapter page!
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Meet the Glasgow Officers
Kate/Kathleen answers to both names, so it’s as you wish what you call her! The first film she saw at the cinema was Star Wars: the Empire Strikes Back when she was 4, and, lo! the geek within was awakened. Her love of gaming and fantasy fiction came together in the Amiga game Moonstone in her teenage years. Gaming has taken a back seat in recent years, but not for much longer as she’s recently bought Elder Scrolls V and Lego Star Wars! Kate/Kathleen is currently a secondary school librarian in Glasgow, which provides some brilliant opportunities for getting kids into geekery of all kinds. Her alter ego is the Victorian Librarian, and she is a huge Pre-Raphaelites fangirl, in addition to swooning over Captain Mal and Rupert Giles.
Geeky Top Ten: in no particular order, Lego, Star Wars, the Gail Carriger-verse, Tomm Moore animations (e.g. The Secret of Kells), Studio Ghibli, fairytales, Doctor Who, Tim Burton, Neil Gaiman, Joss Whedon.
Brunch Drink: The Big Bad Wolf, a whisky-based cocktail which tastes like a barbecue in a glass (alas, only available in the Lockhart, a geeky bar in Toronto).
As a young fledgling geek, Ailsa voraciously ploughed her way through the entire Discworld series, in between obsessively watching The New Adventures of Superman. Despite her best efforts, she still hasn’t quite mastered that cool hair flick thing that Teri Hatcher does. While studying English Literature at Glasgow Uni, she also discovered a love of computer games (especially Pokémon) and started delving into the wonderful world of comics and graphic novels (DC or indie rather than Marvel usually). After vaguely wandering into the University’s RPG society she found herself hooked, and currently owns an excessive amount of polyhedral dice. Ailsa currently works for an international exam board. She aten’t dead yet.
Geeky Top Ten: Discworld, Pokémon, Doctor Who, Dungeons and Dragons, gothic literature, graphic novels, Star Trek, board games, Animal Crossing, cosplay.
Brunch Drink: A mojito.