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MEET OUR GEEKY OFFICERS
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)
Christina is a TV and politics nerd who once wrote a paper on representations of justice in Avatar the Last Airbender. All day long she is listening to something… podcasts, musicals, wxpn, audiobooks… there isn’t enough time for everything she wants to hear. She has enjoyed fantasy books since before she could read. When she was 11 she fell in love with science fiction as well when she read Ender’s Game for the first time. Later some guy would tell her that Ender’s Game isn’t really science fiction. To that she says: “Rules are for muggles!” There isn’t a wrong way to write a genre or to participate in a fandom. She likes to critique her favs and love her problematics. She coordinates market research projects for money which she mostly spends on her beloved golden doodle. She is most happy when she can nerd out about two things at once, like Hamilton (a musical about politics). If anyone knows of a sci fi show about golden doodles let her know!
Geeky Top Ten: Web comics and Comic books(The Wicked and The Divine <3), costume Dramas (like Downton Abbey and Mad Men), Pemberley Digital (and other web series), Parks and Recreation, Joss Whedon shows (but not always the person), Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica, Orphan Black, iZombie, Fringe
Brunch Drink of Choice: Bloody Mary or Tea
Doctor Who Companion: Amy Pond
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