Welcome to the GGB Houston Chapter Page!
New officer bios are below! We are working on the first outing post-relaunch, so stay tuned!
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Official HOU Chapter launch: June, 2015
Meet Your Houston Officers
Amanda’s Origin Story
Amanda was quite the little nerd growing up. Her favorite memories include The Lion King on Sega Genesis, X-Men and Power Rangers on FOX Saturday Morning Cartoons, and playing with her brother and his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As she grew older, she discovered more fandoms and realized she was destined to be a mega-nerd. Amanda is an IT guru by day, and by night, she is pwning noobs on League of Legends. Though she is quite introverted, she seems to open up when nerdy people are around. Her current obsessions include, but are not limited to: I Want To Eat Your Pancreas (manga) and Fruits Basket (manga), Supernatural (she recently started watching), and anything true crime.
Geeky Top Ten: Batgirl, Sailor Moon, League of Legends, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, Rat Queens, Attack on Titan, Re:Zero, and Harry Potter.
Brunch Drink: Espresso martini or a good local craft beer IPA
Fictional Boyfriend: Sam Winchester, Nightwing, or Jon Snow <3
Gayle’s Origin Story
Growing up in Houston, Gayle was raised on Speed Racer, Star Wars and Star Trek (yes, BOTH)! Currently, Gayle calls Katy, TX home. She loves her two grown kids, her Shih-Tzu, Joey, crafting, and sweet tea. Mild-mannered administrative assistant by day, and Netflix-binger extraordinaire by night, Gayle spends her days assisting geophysicists and her nights watching The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and Stranger Things.
She’s a Hufflepuff and wanna-be cosplayer with a flair for planning parties and growing plants. Her dream is to be an entrepreneur traveling to cons to sell her wares. Gayle likes all things creative and enjoys making lamps from wine bottles, wreaths, and t-shirts. She’s been known to wear a brown coat and travel through space and time so set your phasers to Fun!
Geeky Top Ten: Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Marvel, Avatar–The Last Airbender, Spartacus, True Blood, Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, Firefly and Star Wars
Brunch Drink: Poinsettia
Fictional Boyfriend: Luke Cage
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Sabrina’s Origin Story
A Houstonian not-quite-by-birth, Sabrina grew up from the age of three in the Bayou City. Her brother’s habit of commandeering the TV to watch Star Wars or Indiana Jones repeatedly turned Sabrina off from early geekitude, making Sabrina a rather unlikely geek girl. Her love of fantasy, fairy tales, fables, and mythology thrust the door to geekdom open, however, and once open, it is a door not easily shut.
Making up for a frustrated dream to participate in musical theatre, Sabrina sings about mundanity and the extraordinary as a matter of course, so do not be alarmed should she burst into song. Her flair for the dramatic sometimes leads to cosplay or costume building, though some occasions call for far subtler homages. When her Muse is cooperating, Sabrina writes fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction. Known as quite the dabbler, anything new and untried is likely to interest Sabrina, as long as it occurs indoors.
Sabrina’s dubious super power is usually winning a board game the first time she plays it, then never winning again. Sabrina’s often seen with her husband, whose provides first aid, food, and love to our heroine. He endures her endless random questions and knows the answers to most of them. The duo have a miniature pinscher named Pesto, whose skills include running, barking at squirrels, and being a (loveable) pest.
Geeky Top 10: The Magicians, Battlestar Galactica (2004 series), Doctor Who, Firefly, Star Trek, The Dresden Files, Doctor Horrible, musical theatre, board games, steampunk
Brunch Drink of Choice: Texas Bluebonnet (blueberry vodka, lemon, simple, egg white, prosecco), Pitaya Margarita, or anything with prickly pear
Geek Crush: Leeloo Dallas/Corbin Dallas in the Fifth Element, Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica/Katee Sackhoff; basically everyone in The Magicians except Quentin and Alice
Boardgame Geek: https://boardgamegeek.com/user/sabbysteg