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Origin story: Casey lived a semi-nomadic childhood and often felt more at home in books and fictional worlds than in the towns she physically inhabited. She grew up with the Harry Potter characters and very strongly identified with Hermione, so when Emma Watson grew up to be an internationally renowned hottie and Casey didn’t that seemed a little unfair. As she got older it became clear that the nerds were her people, and Casey was exposed to other geeky pursuits. In her day job she manipulates numbers and bosses around computers. In her free time she knits, hikes, and yells at strangers on the TV to sportsball harder. She lives in Sandy Springs.
Origin Story: Bred to be a Geek and proud of it! Jessa is the daughter of SciFi fans and technophiles.Brought up on heavy doses of Star Trek & Star Wars, it is no surprise shiny objects still catch her attention. Her voracious appetite for all things tech began with her first computer, an Apple II GS (pin-fed Imagewriter pages she still has in her possession, for their sentimental value).
Jessa maintains her geek cred as a content creator and convention panelist these days. She is the Editor in Chief & Broadcast Director of GoodToBeAGeek.com. Articles penned by Jessa have been featured on Nerd Span, Game Tyrant, Geek Girls Network, Txt Movie Club and other websites. She has also been a guest a number of podcasts, including Saturday B Movie Reel Podcast, RevolutionSF RevCast, Earth Station One, GeekMom and others. She has been featured as the Entertainment Consumers Association’s Voice of a Gamer and has been a judge for The Geekie Awards. If you cannot find her online, chances are Jessa is at a convention. She has been honored to be a panelist at Arisia, ConnectiCon and DragonCon and has provided press coverage of many additional conventions over the years.
Geeky Top Ten: Convention badges, Podcasting, Game of Thrones, Firefly, God of War, Web series, Star Wars, Star Trek, Krull, musicals
Fictional Boyfriend: How can I choose just one?
Origin Story: Jesse was born in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western leg of the United States (aka San Diego) to two ape-descended life forms. She has traveled around the world and seen many things but none so amazing as the perfect mimosa. To make it, take the juice of a Floridian orange and fermented, bubbling grapes, and combine them, watching the bubbles spread to the very core of the drink. But I digress! Jesse spends her mundane life teaching about the history of this planet. In her spare time-if such a thing can exist-Jesse enjoys spending time with her husband (who she met because he put R+L=J on his dating profile, a most romantic story for another time) and three furry animals for whom she has misplaced maternal affection, watching, reading, and playing things she would call “nerdy,” and participating in the SCA, a group of medieval reenactors who perform such oddities as wearing armor and hitting each other with sticks, creating feasts, singing, making clothing, and otherwise creating things previously created several hundred solar cycles in the past.
Geeky Top Ten: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire, Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (if you’ve read Frey, we need to talk) Firefly, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, adult swim cartoons (especially Frisky Dingo and Rick and Morty), the Matrix, Batman in all his forms
Fictional Boyfriend: Captain Tight Pants himself, Malcolm Reynold
Origin Story: Kelley was born to an average Muggle family in a sleepy town in Alabama. Then she found out that there is a great big world out there filled with witches, wizards, vampires, werewolves, trolls, hobbits and so much more. She then traveled east to Atlanta to be with her people in the land of Conventions and Craft Beer. Her days are filled with Software Support and GIS. Her nights are spent hanging out with her sweet Hubby, playing video games and her cello (not at the same time, don’t be ridiculous!) and drinking awesome craft beer.
Kelley lives with her Hubby and 3 fur babies in Reynoldstown.
Geeky Top Ten: Dr Who (Tennant and Smith please!), Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Attack on Titan, Gaming, The Expanse, Alien, Disney, Rick and Morty, Star Wars, Patricia Briggs
Fictional Boyfriend: Ben Shaw from the Mercy Thompson series. <random I know>
Origin Story: Lauren is a geek from the southwest Atlanta area whose first, true nerdy loves were horror movies — thanks to a dad who didn’t realize watching “The Shining” with his 6-year-old was a bad idea — and Harry Potter, which she fell in love with in 1998 and has not stopped obsessing about ever since.
She just moved back to Atlanta last summer after eight years of living in Washington, D.C. and is excited to be re-introduced to her hometown via Geek Girl Brunch meetups.
During the day, Lauren is a freelance writer, social media manager for the fanmade HP-web series, “Hermione Granger and the Quarter Life Crisis,” and a babysitter. She currently spends most of her free time rewatching “Lost Girl,” working her way through Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way” creativity course (it’s honestly amazing) and trying to maintain a semi-regular yoga practice.
Geeky Top Ten: Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, basically anything by Octavia Butler, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Supernatural, horror movies, fairy tales/folklore, all things Disney, and Jay Kristoff’s The Lotus War series.
Fictional Boyfriend: Any character played by Jason Momoa.