Geek Girl Brunch was originally begun by co-founders Jamila, Rachel and Yissel. As of August 2019 they are no longer affiliated with GGB but you can find out more about them below.
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
- Girl Gone Geek Blog
- Straight Outta Gotham
- Twitter: @JamilaRowser
- Instagram: @JamilaRowser
- Tumblr: Lovers (B)rock
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
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