Once Upon a Time, three girls sat down to brunch and started a movement
Origin Story: Jamila is a geek writer and overall fangirl, currently living in South Florida but reps The Bronx. She launched Girl Gone Geek Blog in 2010 where she writes about geek culture. She’s also a Kawaii Trap Lord and curates Straight Outta Gotham, a Tumblr blog of geeky rap lyrics shared as gifs and memes. She plans to start writing her own comics in the future and become the creepy cat lady that lives next door.
Geeky Top Ten: Doctor Who, Game of Thrones/ASoIaF, Cowboy Bebop, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Studio Ghibli, Akira, Image Comics, Portal and Shoujo/Josei Romance Manga
Brunch Drink: Bellini
Anime Boyfriend: Yutaka Gouda
JamilaCo-founder, Kawaii Trap Lord, Sailor Gallifrey
Origin Story: After graduating from FIT with a bachelor’s in Women’s Sportswear, Yissel landed an internship abroad with renowned costume designer Edna Mode. Under her tutilage Yissel learned the all important rules to designing for superheroes: NO CAPES! Later she founded Fashion + Geekery (Now TheDesignerGeek.com) , a love letter to high fashion and the geek worlds that inspire it. It was while working in Milan, she discovered just how far the New York City institution of brunch had spread. There was something to this eggs and booze thing that was bringing people together even across the pond. But who could she talk to there about Harry Potter…?
Brunch Drink: Mimosas. Bonus if it’s an unexpected twist on one.
Geeky Top Ten: Harry Potter, Fables, Once Upon a Time, Doctor Who, Disney, Studio Ghibli, Portal, Play Station RPGs, Card Captor Sakura, Vogue
Anime Boyfriend: Julian Star
YisselCo-Founder, Omelet connoisseur, Superhero Stylist
Origin Story: Rachel spent her formative years on the Death Star, a rising force in the minion pool who dreams of one day achieving her own evil lair of evil. Now she spends most of her time in Westeros rooting for the badguys at FireandLunch. When not plotting to take over the galaxy she can be found vacationing on Arrakis. (IRL she’s a blogger and cosplayer who buys an alarming amount of spandex and over analyzes her favorite shows. She loves talking cosplay shop, watching terrible action movies and lives in an apartment selected in no small part for its proximity to a Lego store.)
Geeky Top Ten: Star Wars, Dune, ASoIaF, Star Trek, Farscape, The Foreigner novels by CJ Cherryh, LOTR, Harry Potter, Avatar: The Last Airbender and anything Miyazaki (but Nausicaa is her favorite).
Brunch Drink: Screwdrivers
Anime Boyfriend: Kyo Sohma
RachelCo-Founder, Sassy Sardaukar, Gozer Go-fer, Sith for Hire, Queen of Pyke
The Social Media Team
The brains behind all those posts you like, RT, reblog, and fav. We sure are lucky to have them!
BIO: Lis was raised a geek by her father, an avid Star Trek and Star Wars fan. In middle school she discovered Harry Potter and the rest, as you might say, was history. She is a founding officer of the Pittsburgh chapter of GGB. In her spare time she tweets too much and runs her own bakery.
- twitter: @elisabethshelby
- IG: @esday819
- blog: http://buildlisabakery.
BIO: Hello! My name is Sandra and I love brunch and all things nerdy! I’m one of the Officers for the Austin chapter of Geek Girl Brunch. I live in Austin with my husband and our two dogs. I mostly like to read and hang out with my friends, eating brunch of course! I’m also a writer for Quirk Books and Birth Movies Death.
GEEKY TOP TEN: Rick and Morty, Kill Bill, Lumberjanes, Game of Thrones, Dragon Ball Z, The Venture Bros., Sailor Moon, Cats, Books with Dragons, Posters
BRUNCH DRINK OF CHOICE: Irish coffee
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA APP: Instagram
FICTIONAL BOYFRIEND: Captain Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly. O Captain! My Captain!
BIO: Laura is an officer for the Pittsburgh Chapter of Geek Girl Brunch. She works in the admin office at a local school during the day, while spending nights working towards to her master’s degree in Marketing Communications. In her free time, Laura can usually be found gaming or marathoning (both Netflix and running), reading, or exploring the great city of Pittsburgh!
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BIO: Amanda is a Midwest native who found her way back home a few years ago. Located in Kansas City, she co-founded the local GGB chapter there, and volunteers her time to a variety of interests, including social media management, animal welfare, and women’s and children’s shelters. She’s working to build a couple of small companies: one for her love of social media, one for her love of shiny things. Stay tuned!
- Twitter: @amavongeek
- Instagram: @amavongeek
- Snapchat: @ajm202
Geeky Love Interest: Grand Admiral Thrawn