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Hi! I’m Kristine and yes, that’s a Butterbeer in my hand! So it should be pretty obvious that my favorite fandom is Harry Potter. Besides that, I’m a software developer who spends her free time watching movies, TV, and reading.
Geeky Top Ten: Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Psych, Captain America, LOTR, YA books, Star Wars, Funko Pop! collecting, Toothless, and Butterbeer
Brunch Drink of Choice: Mimosas (or Butterbeer, but that’s hard to find)
My foray into all things fandom began in the age of boybands where I was able to hone my fan skills attending lots of concerts and amassing a wide variety of collectibles. I climbed on board the Hogwarts Express fairly early in the journey and have refused to get off for almost 20 years now. Harry helped shape me into who I am today, and I am immensely grateful that I found such a wonderful and loving community to grow up with.
I love cosplay and conventions, marathon board game sessions, cleaning up at trivia night, and binge-watching tons of geeky TV. I am an annual passholder at Universal Orlando Resort and try and make at least a twice-annual pilgrimage to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Geeky Top Ten: Harry Potter, Supernatural, Teen Wolf, Disney, Star Wars, Musicals, Doctor Who, Board Games, Great British Baking Show, Marvel Cinematic Universe
Brunch Drink of Choice:I like trying the house specialty cocktail or one of the craft beers on tap.
Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
Jenna was introduced into geekdom by her stepmother, Leslie, with Star Trek: TNG and hasn’t looked back since. Like Christina, she is an avid listener, as well as an avid reader, and at any given time, she can be found listening to an audiobook, musical theater, popular music, or reading, especially YA fiction. Her favorite genres in YA , include science fiction, realistic fiction, and speculative fiction.
Geeky Top Ten: Star Trek, Harry Potter, The Expanse, the MCU, Jane Austen, Kdramas, Musical Theater, TCM, Police Procedurals, and almost anything BBC.
Brunch Drink of Choice: Mint Julep
I’ve been geeky since conception. I grew up with a model of the Enterprise in the dining room. My family played the Star Trek board game. Between the Chronicles of Narnia and The Girl with Silver Eyes, fantasy based fiction became my mainstay.
My first cosplay was Jem. I had wavy pink wig, dyed by my mom, gem-star earrings and a rockstar outfit. I was truly, truly, truly outrageous.
To me being geeky is normal. It’s the greatest outlet to express my creativity and my love of science.
If I’m not at work, I’m crafting a costume piece for me or my niece. I’m cooking, reading or possibly binge watching a food competition show.
Geeky Top Ten: Star Trek, Urban Fantasy(Amy Lane, D.B. Reynolds, Ilona Andrews), Resident Evil, Steampunk/ Afrofuturism (the perfect marriage of science and fantasy), Firefly, “Dark” Alice In Wonderland versions (Alice Madness Returns, Malice in Wonderland), Horror Movies, Babylon 5/Battle Star, Police Procedurals, Mythology (modern and futuristic twists)
Brunch Drink of Choice: Sparkling Pear or Sparkling Cucumber
Robin is a 2nd generation geek, with fond memories of going to Star Trek movies & conventions with her father. Discouraged from pursuing a STEM career due to lackluster math skills, she went in the other direction and now has a degree in drama. She loves most things British, makes up in enthusiasm what she lacks in an attention span, and is known to have the diet of a young hobbit.
When not curled up on the couch with a cup of tea & a book, she spends her time cooking or baking, trying to get on Jeopardy!, writing, committing random acts of arts & crafts, making jewelry, and raising the next generation of Geek Girls.
Geeky Top Ten: Star Trek, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Hamilton, Doctor Who, Firefly, comics, gaming*, genre literature**, and animated shows she can watch “with her daughter.”***
Hogwarts House: Gryffindor!
Brunch Drink of Choice: 100% Tea, occasional chance of mimosa
*board games, D&D, and adventure-style video games from the ’80s & ’90s
**fantasy, sci-fi, historical fiction, and any combination thereof
***mostly My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic