Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina

Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina


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Official Chapter Launch: July 2015 Theme: Marvel Cinematic Universe


Amora Teal-Astorii

Compendium of obscure facts, shoe fanatic, Whovian, con·nois·seur of the arts, queen of tangents.

A perpetual nomad, Amora blew into NC from the windy city. It was clear from an early age that Amora would be exceedingly geeky. A fan of all things sci-fi Amora enjoys binge-watching geeky shows that fall within that genre. More than anything Amora loves to travel and of course, geek out with friends and family. When not geeking out, Amora runs a small business with her partner. She’s obsessed with attending sci-fi conventions, and her favorite characters to cosplay include, Storm, Auntie Entity (Mad Max), and Kindzi (Defiance). 

Geeky Loves: Doctor Who, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones (Seasons 1-7) Outlander, Defiance, Stargate SG-1, LEXX, Mad Max, British Dramas, 80’s Music, Symphonic Metal, Sword Fighting, Historical Reenactment, Buffy, and Firefly.

Brunch Drink of Choice: Bloody Mary, Mimosas or Lambic.

Life Motto: “An unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates

Fictional Partner/Love Interests: Eric Northman, Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser, and Ruby Rose.

Mary-Kate Murphy

Origin Story: Mary-Kate fell into the wonderful world of geekdom young with shows and books like Sailor Moon, Inuyasha, Wolverine and X-men comic books, Disney, Harry Potter, and of course Pokemon. A recent Raleigh transplant from San Francisco, Mary-Kate is loving exploring this area and meeting new people. She lives with her board game-loving fiancee and incredibly anxious and adorable dog (Pluto-Not sure if he is named after the planet or Disney character…I’m the not-really-evil stepmother). This Hufflepuff  loves to travel, eat, and organize things. Unfortunately, this doesn’t include her home. She shares much of her love of the dorkier side of life with the elementary school students she teaches.

Geeky Loves: Netflix (Stranger Things, Dark, Black Mirror), Board Games, Quilting/Crafting/Crocheting (Anything an 80 yo woman would be into), British Television because there are less seasons usually, Neil Gaiman, Doctor Who. 

Brunch Drink: Hot chocolate with a huge pile of whipped cream on top

Fictional Boyfriend: Hugh Jackman (In any role, honestly.)

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Robyn Roehm

Origin Story: I grew up in snowy New York where the only things to do in the winter were reading and playing video games.  Nintendo/Pokémon card games and Harry Potter were my jam (House Slytherin….not sure if I should announce that haha).  My husband and I moved to NC a few years ago and made Apex our home.  We have 2 cats (Olivia Newton and Fig Newton) that run away at any sign of anybody new.  

Geeky Loves: I really enjoy watching TV (Firefly, GOT, Westworld, anything zombie, The Great British Bake off), playing video games (Zelda:BOTW, Stardew Valley, Far Cry, Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Subnautica), and cooking/crafting (cookies/jewelry making). I also play D&D with a group from NY still.

Brunch Drink of Choice: I love mimosas! Or just a sweet tea.

Taylor Johnson

Origin Story: Born in NY State but destined to roam the Earth (or at least the US East Coast), this lover of Star Wars, baseball, and the culinary world set off on her adventure. She worked as a chef in Nashville, NYC/NY State, Philly, Charlottesville, and Louisville before settling with family (and 2 cats Zeilee & Shea) in Raleigh as a meeting planner. Taylor loves to explore Raleigh and surrounding towns and is an amateur ceramicist and wannabe artist in her free time.

Geeky Loves:
Star Wars, Stranger Things, Outlander, Marvel Universe, GOT, Westworld, the New York Mets, Walking Dead, Wonder Woman, British TV, Board Games, Cooking/Baking, Embroidery, Pottery

Geeky Crushes: Winter Soldier, Loki, Daryl Dixon, Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa version), Chief Hopper

Brunch Drink: Mimosa or brunch Arnold Palmer (sweet tea vodka & lemonade)

Allyssa Pearson

Origin Story: I grew up in a small town in western North Carolina. I never received my Hogwarts letter but I am RAVENCLAW all the way! Since I couldn’t be a magizoologist, my plan B was college. I moved up here for school about 10 years ago, & even though I’ve tried to leave several times, I keep coming back! I got my BS and MS from NC State (go pack!) and now I work as a manufacturing engineer for AWNC in Durham (we make transmissions for Toyota). I live in Wake Forest with my two cats, Stella and Mercury, and my Australian Shepherd, Denver. I have a lot of interests.. probably too many. I’m one of those people that knows a little about a lot of things but not a lot about anything in particular! I love reading- basically any genre that’s not romance. I love true crime… books, podcasts, documentaries, etc. I’m learning circus arts (Lyra and standing acrobatics)- which is probably my favorite hobby ever. I’m also very very slowly learning Japanese, how to play the ukulele, and how to be good at golf. I love to try new things.

Top Geek 10: BABY YODA, Dystopian Sci-Fi novels, Math/Problem Solving, PS2 Games (Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Twisted Metal), ANYTHING super hero related (But DC animated movies are probably my fav), Harry Potter, Board Games, Star Wars, Psychological thrillers, Documentaries about literally anything

Geeky significant others: Kilgrave (David Tennant), Wonder Woman (the animated version from Justice League Unlimited… I know it’s weird….), Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy), Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen)

Brunch Drink: Mimosa!

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