Youngstown, Ohio

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Upcoming Brunch Date: (Tentatively) November 18, 2018

Theme: Blind Date with a Book

Our chapter colors are Ocean and Teal

Brunch Recaps

April 2017 – Inaugural Brunch! International Tabletop Day and Stranger Things

May 2017 – Female Superheroes

June 2017 – All Things Disney

July 2017 – All Ameri-Con

August 2017 – Science, Space, and Dinosaurs

September 2017 – Harry Potter Potluck

October 2017 – Horror

November 2017 – Blind Date with a Book

December 2017 – Star Wars

January 2018 – X-Files & Aliens

February 2018 – Galentine’s Day

March 2018 – Japan & Anime

April 2018 – Roaring 20s Brinner

May 2018 – Cartoons

June 2018 – Video Games

July 2018 – Youngstown Comic Con

August 2018 – Science

September 2018 – Game of Thrones Summer Picnic

October 2018 – Supernatural (Link coming soon)

The Youngstown Officers

The Youngstown Officers (Left to Right: Heather, Danamarie, Samantha, Mandy)


Origin Story: Mandy comes from a far-off exotic land named Texas. She arrived in Youngstown in 2014 with her two dogs and two cats by her side. Although her day job is being a professor, she does not wear robes like her colleagues at Hogwarts. She does, however, teach undergrads to hone their powers, namely that of their sociological imaginations.

Mandy is a proud Pawnee Goddess and thinks she has a lot in common with that group’s founder, Leslie Knope, in that she is very passionate (especially about feminism), gives great gifts, and loves breakfast food. No one has seen Mandy and Wonder Woman in the same room at the same time, but if you ask her about that, she’ll deny it and try to change the subject.

Geeky Loves: Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Bob’s Burgers, Parks and Recreation, Doctor Who, The Muppets, stand-up comedy, Shakespeare, and strong female characters in pop culture franchises

Brunch Drink: Sometimes a mimosa, but most of the time she goes for water

Geeky Boyfriend: Ewan McGregor (always)



Origin Story: Danamarie is a fur momma to Dracula and engaged to her partner Terry, who she affectionately refers to as Dwarf Lord (and Googly Bear). Currently she’s a queer disabled student studying Anthropology and GIS at YSU. She loves bones, death culture and death positivity. Danamarie was first introduced into the world of fandoms and geeky love by her father who let her stay up *way* past her bedtime to watch Forbidden Planet, Star Wars and Universal Monster movies with him. Her love of reading was thanks to her mother who read to her and her sisters nightly for years and believed no childhood was complete without weekly library trips. When Danamarie isn’t studying or with family she’s trying to catch up on comics and TV shows she’s missed during Fall and Spring semesters.

Geeky Loves: The short version – Independent Comics and Artists, Disney, Harry Potter, The Hollows, The Southern Vampire Mysteries, Universal Monsters, Soul Eater, Forensic Anthropology, Osteology, Wonder Woman, Shakespeare, tabletop games, and Sci-Fi, Horror, & Fantasy movies in general…

Brunch Drink: Vodka Sunrise and Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Geeky Crushes: Jeff Goldblum, Felicia Day, Mayim Bialik, Bill Paxton, Rob Zombie, Norman Reedus (Prior to TWD)

Follow: @ZombieDana on Instagram and Twitter


Origin Story: Samantha came to the geek side after receiving her calling to journey to America and fight alongside the Slayers, helping to close the Hell Mouth and fight back evil. With evil at bay (for the time at least) she has made the most of new experiences available to her here in America, including the fascinating culture of cosplay, learning how to craft costumes and props for both herself and others (though the sewing machine still continues to be a challenge).

In her spare time she enjoys taking in the cinematic productions of the Marvel universe with her Partner in crime and their fuzzy sidekick, and indulging them both with her culinary creations. (The latest cuisine to take her interest is Japanese Bento, and trying to learn how to perfectly roll Tamagoyaki.)

Geeky Loves: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Black Butler, Attack on Titan, Blue Exorcist, The Avengers, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and Sherlock to name just a few.

Brunch Drink: Bloody Mary

Find her at:
Tumblr – Comingupscarlet
Etsy – Comingupcreations


Origin Story: Heather started out life as a Disney princess but quickly found that if she wanted something done it was better to do it herself so she became a vampire queen. In the process she mastered the culinary and martial arts. She has a 1st degree black apron to match her 1st degree Kwanmukan black belt.  

By day she is a mild-mannered accountant but by night she becomes The Numerator, an epic hero working to defeat her evil arch rival The Denominator who eats away at everything she does. She practices both regular and aerial yoga to keep The Denominator’s entropy ray from hitting her. Her sewing, knitting, and crochet skills helped her craft her superhero costume and numerous renaissance faire costumes.

Geeky Loves: Batman, X-Men, Doctor Who, Firefly, Disney, Star Wars, Deadpool, Alton Brown. Star Trek, True Blood, Dracula, Dark Shadows, Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Babylon 5, Highlander, and Harry Potter

Brunch Drink: Red Sangria

Geeky Boyfriend: The Doctor, I’ve never denied it. But whoever said The Doctor loved me back? The Doctor doesn’t go around falling in love with people. And if you think The Doctor’s anything that small or that ordinary, then you haven’t the first idea of what you’re dealing with.