Our Staff

One may ask themselves, who runs this wonderful website? Elves, Wizards, Superheroes, Transformers, or Tiny Little Adipose? Nope, only the most amazing Earthlings who love their fandoms as much as you do. Check out our contributors work and get to know them! Are you interested in joining our staff?

SHANNON_BIO

My dad raised my brothers and I on Star Trek, Indiana Jones, and Sunday cartoons. Then my grandparents handed me Harry Potter and all hope for a normal life was lost. I am a professional fan girl and devote book lover. I’m a firm believer that all bad days can be cured by a Dance Party.  FACT: The two best villains in the world are the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Loki. I would also like to thank Celiac Disease for being a complete pain in the ass and letting creating me TGON when I was at my lowest in a hospital bed.  When I’m not being “Momma Dragon” at The Game of Nerds, I’m Netflixing (yes it’s a word, I made it up) with my husband and our two hell hounds!

ANDY_BIO

I’m huge Funko collector and when I mean huge, I mean my entire house is filled with pops except for the master bedroom. (Wife’s rule, not mine). I collect a mixture of Marvel, DC, Pop Culture, Animation, Star Wars and some Disney. I hate scary movies and horror shows that my wife loves. I grew up with X-men comics so it’s safe to say Marvel is my favorite fandom, but those CW DC shows have me hooked as well.  When I’m not playing PS4, I’m collecting more Pokemon on Pokemon Go.

MARCOS_BIO

I’m just a nerdy, 20 something college student living on the outskirts of Chicago. I grew up in the time of the big boom of video games and anime in North America, thus I became a fanboy. I spent most of my free time playing Pokemon Yellow on my Gameboy on the buss ride to school. I played YuGiOh during recess and spent my afternoons watching Smallville. I knew I was a nerd! Anime will always have a special space for me but my current fandoms are Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Stevens Universe, Orphan Black, The Flash and all the Marvel Films within the MCU.

CHARLIE_BIO

I am a avid gamer, comic book reader, and bed sleeper. I have various obsessions that include but are not limited to: Game of Thrones, Gotham, Arrow, Walking Dead, Daredevil, the entirety of the MCU, Deadpool anything, and Harleyquinn everything. I’m also in aggressive denial about anything bad that happens to any of my favorite characters and will continue to be such until further notice.

NATASJA_BIO

I  might be a little shy and quiet on the outside. But once you mention the words ‘tv’, ‘movies’ or ‘books’ in front of me you can expect a whole waterfall of words and thoughts coming out. My nephew even gave me the title of ‘DC Guru’, although I believe Professional Potterhead would suit me better. Besides, I will always struggle to choose between Marvel and DC.  I’m still hoping that my nerd obsessions will turn into a real full-time job but until then I’m settling for IT. Although I firmly believe being a part of TGON is the next best thing. I follow a lot of tv shows, but for TGON I’m covering Gotham. Next, to that, I’m responsible for TGON Bakes, your weekly geek recipes, and I will give you updates on upcoming movies. When I have time to spear, I’d like to pretend I’m attending Hogwarts as a Slytherin where you would most likely find me in the library.

JON_BIO

I am a wise cracking avid gamer, drawn more to the role playing games with the vast stories and characters. I collect mystery subscription boxes and whatever random thing pops into my mind at that give time. I’m a big DC fan, none bigger than Green Latern as evidenced by my leg tattoo. My biggest fandom is zombies, namely all things Walking Dead. I love everything about zombies and can talk about it for hours. I support my hobbies as an office manager in training at a sign company. So don’t be afraid to reach out and talk about all sorts of topics.

HASTI_BIO

I’m a 25 year old Biology major who sacrifices full nights sleep for TV viewing. As a kid, I’d go on fan-sites to find cast pics, save them to the family computer & make terrible edits in Microsoft Paint (no offence to MS Paint, I’m sure it’s great now!) I’ve since discovered Tumblr, Twitter & photoshop & become a gif making, recapping monster. If I’m supposed to be studying, I’m bingeing a show or tweeting nonstop about The Mindy Project, or both. I can’t wait to use this obsessive part of my personality for actual work & not just procrastination while memorizing the TCA cycle!

SARA_BIO

I have always been an avid fans of all things media – books, movies, TV – but I didn’t understand the concept of fandom until I started watching The Mindy Project and started participating in live-tweets. I met some of my closest friends chatting about the little show that could, and I have so much enthusiasm for it that I applied for this position as a TGON contributor, so that I could channel some of that knowledge and energy. Apart from The Mindy Project, my current TV obsessions include: You’re the Worst, Mr. Robot, Difficult People, UnrealTV and Catastrophe. I love romantic comedies and Ken Burns documentaries. I’m a history geek with a deep love of both Thomas Jefferson and Bill Clinton. I’m also an avid crafter, who will probably force a handmade gift on you should you ever meet me. I’ve never seen Star Wars, much to my husband’s chagrin.

JAIMEE_BIO

My love for fiction is deep-rooted and the byproduct of my mother’s pure love for Harry Potter, which she then passed on to me. I cannot remember a time when my mind wasn’t consumed by the idea of magic and mystified by the power of words on a page. I have been a part of fandoms long before I knew there was such thing. When I like something I don’t just like it, I OBSESS over it. TV/Movies/Books are just a part of who I am. They created me.
I’m currently in college working towards my double major in Creative Writing and Journalistic Communications and my dream of becoming a screenwriter for television.

TIFFANY_BIO

30-something, wife, mom, crazy cat lady and huge Lakers fan. I was born and raised in L.A. and went to college in Atlanta. I’m a lover of the written word and enjoy seeing it transformed to the screen (small and large). My first forays into nerdom and beyond was when I read C.S. Lewis’s ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.’ I couldn’t get enough of it and read it voraciously. That turned into reading more sci-fi (The Hobbit and LOTR trilogy). Books were the portal to another world and I was happy to dive in. Fandom life for me now includes Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Empire and The Mindy Project. I can be found hanging out on Twitter most days…drop me a line!

BRIDGETTE_BIO

I am a former elementary school teacher and am currently working on a degree in Film Studies. I have an appreciation for all genres but musicals and comedies have my heart. Some of my favorite shows are Friends, 30 Rock, The Office, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project, Sherlock, and SNL. When I’m not in class or watching TV you can find me fangirling over Ed Sheeran. I am so excited to join TGON as a SNL contributor. I have watched every episode of SNL since 2004. In the dark ages before I had a DVR, I recorded episodes on my VCR so I could re-watch them and memorize my favorite sketches. I love talking to people from different fandoms and look forward to finally having an outlet to share my passion for TV and film.

ALEX_BIO

My part time job is middle school teacher and my full time job is fangirling over TV shows. The first show I ever obsessively fangirled over was Smallville and it all just spiraled from there. After years of feeling weird about it, I realized that my inner fangirl is the best part of me and you better accept it or you’re on my dunzo list. The shows I’m currently watching are Game of Thrones, Doctor Who (forever rewatching–never get sick of 10 & 11), Jane the Virgin, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, Stranger Things, iZombie, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, etc. I’m the social media manager for TGON and I cover B99, Jane the Virgin, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, and iZombie. Follow me on Twitter and Tumblr! I try to be a social human being when I’m not working but who am I kidding, my most stable relationship is with my Apple TV.

MARLA_BIO

I have considered myself a television addict since I was first able to lift my own head. I am relatively convinced I invented the “binge watch,” keeping boxes and boxes of meticulously labeled and cataloged VHS tapes to serve as evidence. Since I was a toddler, my free time has been consumed with countless hours of getting lost in my favorite shows. In middle school, while other preteens were winning “best smile” and “most likely to succeed,” my superlative was “most likely to become a professional fan.” And I’m nothing if not doing my damnedest to live up to that. The hard truth is I love TV. I absorb compelling stories, am enamored with complex characters and live in their world more than I live in my own. I indiscriminately watch anything and everything, regardless of genre. But even for an insomniac, there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Having made this proclamation, I am always up for a new show recommendation or a lively discussion! Among my most life-ruining obsessions (and here I do not mince words) are Bewitched, Friends, and Bones. If you’re looking for an on-the-spot quote, or want to quickly reference a specific season and/or episode, I’m your girl. Beware my social media posts –very Bones-centric. I grew up in Atlanta, but these days I call Los Angeles home – probably the most exciting locale for any TV nerd. And as a parting note, I am ALWAYS looking for someone with whom to discuss the ending of LOST or the His Dark Materials book series!

JESSE_BIO

Film star. Chemical engineer. Dancer. Comedian. I am none of these things. What I am, however, is a huge geek hailing from the frigid wastes of western Canada. I couldn’t even tell you when it started – I’m told the first words out of my mouth were “I swing my +2 DEX war axe and attack the dragon.” My name is Jesse (also known as “The Clairvoyant”) and I am a big nerd when it comes to video games, board games, movies, anime, TV, RPGs – and I am possibly the one of the world leading experts on comic books, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Joss Whedon.

JORDAN_BIO

I will never attend Hogwarts. I will never board a Firefly-class transport ship. I will never protect Sunnydale and I will never sit on the Iron Throne. Writing for The Game of Nerds will just have to do. I am a Canadian full-time geek and a fuller-time dad with a passion for podcasting and writing, and the world-renowned ability of repeating people’s spelling errors back at them instead of answering their actual question. When I decided that being conjoined wasn’t for me and split off from fellow writer Jesse’s little fertilized egg, I made a pact with myself to become as geeky as possible and not let his overwhelmingly majestic beard intimidate me otherwise. 24 years later, I joined The Game of Nerds and haven’t looked back at the haters since. Fun fact: my podcasting name Mr. Universe is actually lifted from the film Serenity, and contrary to proper belief is not a reference to my muscular toned body. Mind-boggling, I know.

JACKIE_BIO

I may not look like a nerd from the outside, but inside, I pretty much reek of it. Starting from childhood, if I wasn’t constantly watching Disney movies, I was playing Street Fighter at the airport arcade whenever my dad had to travel for work. By my teenage years, my love for video games evolved and my love for TV shows and movies started to strengthen. My first movie that I lost my mind over was the 1999 version of ‘The Mummy.’ I watched it everyday for who knows how long. My first unhealthy love for a TV show started with ‘The Office.’ I even went to The Office Convention in Scranton, PA. And as time has past further, my TV viewership has grown exponentially and my love for movies has exploded! I know way too much about pop culture, but pride myself with that knowledge. When I’m not geeking out over those things, I geek out over my other loves, such as fashion and photography. I’m not ashamed to say I’m a nerd because being a nerd is the new cool.

SKYLAR_BIO

As a young and innocent child, I used to laugh at the individuals in the world who referred to themselves as “nerds.” (Now I just laugh at myself for ever thinking such absurd thoughts!) Then when I was 11 years old, my brother finally convinced me to read the Harry Potter books, and from that point on, my life changed and fandoms took over my life. Some of my obsessions include Sherlock, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, Firefly, Back to the Future, Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit, Downton Abbey, Fringe, Jurassic Park, and Arrested Development. Honestly, I could keep going, listing a ton of other shows and series, but we don’t have infinite time here…at least, not until I’ve hijacked the TARDIS. evil cackle When I’m not getting lost in books and/or Netflix, I can be found studying and completing school assignments as an awkward homeschooled person, and dying my hair with the most psychedelic colours possible. I’m also obsessed with photography and music/media production, and hope to break the stereotype of “starving artist” and pursue these areas as a career.

LOGAN_BIO

For the past twenty years, I’ve found myself as a person who likes pop culture a little bit (or a lot) more than everyone else around me. I’ve become attached to the stories I read and the characters I watch, and this has moved on into what I really admire. The best times of my day are when I get to sit down and explore a whole new world that someone has created, witness something that I could never imagine, and relate to a made-up person who is just like me. Fandom and the culture surrounding that term is something that has come to mean all of that. And when I explore things like Star Wars, Harry Potter, the MCU, comics, movies, television, all of it. It’s when I really get to be myself. I’m currently addicted to anything Marvel puts out, Alway Sunny, The Office, Star Wars, iZombie, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Pixar’s films, but really, it changes everyday.

ALI_BIO

I’m just a broad stumbling through her thirties, trying to adult properly while navigating my borderline-unhealthy obsession with fictional characters. I blame my parents, who for some reason allowed me to have a TV in my room as a kid. While it was probably a poor parenting decision, it led to my love of all things media. I found my inner nerd back in the 90s when I started watching Twin Peaks. I was way too young to be watching it (more A+ parenting) but I was immediately hooked. I loved how dark and weird it was, because I, too, am dark and weird. I took to the Internet to find other TP nerds since none of my friends watched the show (you know, because we were TWELVE) and that, as they say, was that. The fandom life was most definitely for me. I’m absolutely tickled to be joining The Game of Nerds team and writing about what I love. My current all-consuming obsessions are Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, but I’m also into all things Marvel, Harry Potter (I’m a Ravenclaw, in case you were wondering), Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, The Walking Dead… the list goes on and on. There are so many great shows out there these days, but I’ve also got a soft spot for reality TV. I love me some Real Housewives and the MTV Challenges, because sometimes I need a break from crying about fictional characters and I just want to watch real people get drunk and fight each other. Is that so wrong?

MEG_BIO

Hi. My name is Meg!  I’m a married mom of two and since there are only SO many hours one man can be expected to listen to his wife go on about fictional characters in books and TV shows… I’ve decided to come share them with you! My life basically consists at the moment of books, TV, and my kids (not necessarily in that order, of course).   My daughters (Moose and Goose, respectively) are Seven(Goose) and Three(Moose). They are the best and most frustrating parts of my life, and the reasons my main source of entertainment can be found between covers of books and in the warm glow of the television.  I am a con-going, fic reading, ‘ship sailing geek who is really excited to talk about any and all things nerdy.  My two major fandoms are Outlander (Been reading the books for years) and Supernatural (New-ish fan, but DEEP in the fandom dumpster now). But there are about 20-30 shows i try to keep current on… I watch a lot of TV.  I am trash. 😉  I am, among other things, a Proud member of the SPNFamily, a Whovian, Mindian, Outlander, Browncoat, Whedonite, Grimmster, Sleepyhead, Jane Austen and chick-lit loving nerd who frankly, REALLY likes to watch hot men be hot.

MICHAEL_BIO

Mid-20’s Accounting Graduate living in the Midwest trying desperately to escape into fictional worlds. I demanded to be taught how to read at age 4 solely to be able to play Pokemon and Final Fantasy.  I can’t remember life without fandoms and shipping even before I knew what the internet was and that other people share my obsessive behaviors.  Tumblr addict, Twitter casual, Facebook avoid-er.  Deep-seeded, long-term fandoms include Charmed, Gilmore Girls, Supernatural, the 4400, Harry Potter, Adventure Time, and The Magicians by Lev Grossman! Which is now an original Syfy series that doesn’t follow the amazing books, but is still good and you should watch with me!

JACKI_BIO

I’m just a girl sitting in front of a laptop, asking strangers on the internet to obsess with her. Leo, Hufflepuff, tshirt wearer and glorified weirdo. One step in my room and you’d realize that I own more dvds than could ever have time to watch, and more plush pandas than should exist (and that I’m the messiest person in the world, but don’t worry about that). 80s movies are comfort food for my soul. I’m always up for a livetweet of a beloved modern classic. I work in a library. If you catch me off-guard, you’ll see me shelving books and lip-syncing to various musicals. One thing I love about my job is that I get to gush with my patrons over shows and movies and help them discover their next obsession. I value good writing above almost all else (‘almost’ because let’s be real: sometimes I’m only there for the romance). I get frustrated when I feel a show doesn’t make any sense, or the dialogue doesn’t feel genuine. When writers and/or directors incorporate humor easily into serious situations, I swoon. I’m a Whedonite first and foremost. My favorite shows (aside from the implied everything Joss) are The Office, Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls, Grey’s Anatomy, Prison Break, TMP, Jane the Virgin, Dawson’s Creek, and Last Comic Standing (when they bother renewing it). I don’t think anything makes me laugh as much as Constantine’s impression of Kermit in Muppets Most Wanted. I’ve always been drawn to the nerds of the world, and I swell with pride when I accidentally go on a long tangent about Star Wars or the MCU and someone calls me one.

STEVE_BIO

I’m a proud child of the 80s (the best decade to be a child in) so that has direct influence over all the things I love which include but no limited to:  movies, comic books, TV, toys and games (both video and table).  Movies however are my main obsession which emits a wonderful sci-fi/fantasy odor with a hint of Spielberg.  In the battle of good vs evil (or DC vs Marvel if you prefer) l lean DC in  print, TV and film but am part of a rare species of human that actually enjoys both.  I have an entire wall dedicated to Wolverine comic books so that should tell you a little something! I’m a big reader and collector of movie posters/art…and ask me about my Simpsons toy collection…no seriously, ask me!  Star Wars is everything and I won’t stand for anything negative said about Ahsoka Tano or we’ll have words! Also, I have an open challenge to anyone to a game of Balderdash…

 

ALEX_S_BIO
I’m a 22 year old who has learned to love and embrace the right brained nature about himself. As long as I can remember, I’ve been deeply interested in the arts of film, television, and gaming. Dream careers have changed over time from game designer to cinematographer to writer. The first paycheck I ever got from working at a Nike outlet store went to the purchase of a mic and a capture card, so that I could record and edit gaming videos for my Youtube channel. Billions of people live on the planet, but I enjoy sharing my opinion and hoping anyone out there cares enough to listen and read them. My favorite TV shows include Game of Thrones, Fargo, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Twin Peaks and more. I will watch any film Marvel puts out, any slasher horror movie, and whatever Quentin Tarantino does. If I were trapped in a room and only had the option of bringing one game in with me, it’d be Resident Evil 4.

 

WILLIAM_BIO

I’m a recent college grad trying to make my mark on the world. But I have no idea what I’m doing. Anyways I spend way too much money on movie tickets. I obsessively buy blu-rays and other movie paraphernalia, that’s what credit cards are for, right? I like anything superhero related especially the MCU, the DC CW shows and I’ll tell you Batman v. Superman wasn’t that bad. My ultimate guilty pleasure movie is Daredevil. Yeah the Ben Affleck one. Watch the directors cut, it’ll change your life. I have a tendency to have man crushes on men named Chris, especially Chris Pratt. My superhero obsession has also led to a gym obsession, I just want to look as good as Chris Evans in a plain white tee. I also have a blog that no one reads at https://willwatchesmoviesblog.wordpress.com and I have a podcast on iTunes called the Deadlifting Dorks, I think we are really funny.

MICHAEL_V_BIO

A Bolivian Canadian doing a law degree in England. I’ve been a nerd for as long as I can remember, spending countless hours in front of the TV either watching shows, movies or playing video games. Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Marvel and DC (yes, I love both) and Lord of the Rings are just some of my favourites. I also obsess over sports, food, animals and music when I’m not knee deep in case law. I have an encyclopedic knowledge of the Simpsons and my future goal is to use as many Lionel Hutz quotes in the courtroom as I can. In the meantime, I’m perfectly happy sharing my two cents about fandom with all of you and I hope you enjoy!

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Twitter: @MF_Otaku   Instagram: @mf_shiva

Oh hai there! I’m an artist, writer and philosopher. I love to collect posters, talk wrestling, read comics, play video games, make art, think deeply and got strong meme skills. When I’m not doing any of the said above, then you can probably catch me fronting my band, Sunata in and around the San Francisco, Bay Area. Some fandoms that I’m highly passionate about are WWE, Dragon Ball, Final Fantasy, The Legend Of Zelda, Metal Gear Solid, DC Comics, Marvel and the Horror genre as a whole… I basically drink coffee and know things.

 

MUNEEB_BIO

Muneeb Khan is a 20-something daredevil, martial arts expert, ex-special forces assassin and millionaire playboy. At least, he hopes he’ll get there someday. As of now, he’s studying English and Communications (among other things), with interests in film, literature, technology, science, and history. He’s an avid reader, an amateur writer, and has a knack for juggling (3 objects only), throwing food to insane heights and catching it in his mouth (current record: 56 feet), and collecting generally useless but interesting facts (did you know that hippos sweat pink hippo moisturizer?). He is always up for the opportunity to gain new knowledge, meet new people, or have interesting experiences, and is excited to be a part of The Game of Nerds team.

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By daylight I wear muted color and a professional look but if any of the students at the school where I am a counselor look closer they will see that my fancy blue blouse is covered in Daleks, the eyeshadow I am wearing is called Totoro gray and and it was applied with brushes designed after Luna Lovegood’s wand.  By Moon light I am fighting evil vicariously through SailorMoon, Marvel  or any of my many other fandoms. Most of my professional Job was spent in children’s behavioral health and in it you will find a dark world that is why I have clung so tightly to my fandoms because they bring so much light, love and community to this or any other world. Lastly I am a huge fan of music and attend at least one concert a month.

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When I was around 12 I would go to my oldest brothers apartment and he and his
girlfriend at the time (now wife) would rent the most cheesy horror movies. Since then I
have loved horror movies. I also love to read and I credit Harry Potter for that. Before last year I had never read a Stephen King novel and am currently working my way through his entire library. My favorite TV show is currently are Stranger Things, but also love the Marvel TV shows and The Exorcist. I enjoy board games and RPGs, as well as video games, but do not ask me to play First Person Shooters because I suck at those. I am also convinced that I look great with a mustache.
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I am sassy and sarcastic at all times, and love to get pulled into any talk about fandom life. My main fandom specialties include animated series, including anime, and DCU series, including television, movies, and comics/comic history. My first out of control fandom obsessions were Harry Potter and the animated Teen Titans series, which sparked my love for superheroes and their various representations! Some of my current obsessions include any and all of Batman’s Robins, Voltron Legendary Defender, Arrow, and Attack on Titan. I LOVE learning about new fandom things and issues, so don’t hesitate to reach out to discuss absolutely anything!

NIKO_BIO

I’m a nice fellow in his 20’s who’s a college student and retail worker by day, and a big blue bunny by night. Sometimes I get to be a big blue bunny all day, but that’s rare. Aside from being muzzle deep in the furry fandom, I’ve always been an affectionado of video games, though admittedly I have more of a soft spot for the retro games, the kinda stuff you used to find in arcades and on home consoles in the 80’s and 90’s. When I’m not blowing away pixelated alien baddies you can catch me either jammin’ to some nice rock n roll (or anime themes – hey, animes have the best themes) or scribbling out my own fiction stories that feature – what else – anthropomorphic animals getting into all kinds of mischief. Personally, I blame Sonic the Hedgehog, Disney, and those Brian Jacques novels.

GARRETT_BIO

I’m 20 years old and I have set up camp in Alaska. I am in school to become an English teacher. Die hard Carolina Panthers fan #KeepPounding. I dabble into various means of entertainment, but stuff I’ve put too much time into is Pokemon and Overwatch. Grew up on shows like Dragon Ball, One Piece, Samurai Jack, and of course Pokemon. I’ve been watching My Hero Academia, Dragon Ball Super, Wilfred, and Daredevil. I love Star Wars , Alien and Predator movies, and the Dark Knight. I also have a respectable Pokemon card collection. Those are just highlights of things I enjoy; if I listed them all I’m scared my comma on my keyboard would break. I also like to occasionally write poetry, play my ukulele and pretend I’m somewhere a lot warmer. Have a great day and stay frosty.

ANGIE_BIO

My love for all things nerd started at a young age after i saw the first Harry Potter movie, from then on I loved anything fantasy related. When I was 11 I read the first Harry Potter book and I was enthralled at how books can take you to another world, this led to me reading Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Percy Jackson, The Hunger Games, and anything else I could get my hands on. TV however, has always been an easy escape, and I’ve tried watching most of the popular shows on TV. House MD made me want to be a doctor, Supernatural made me want to hunt the unknown, and Game of Thrones made me wish I was as badass as Khaleesi. My love for all things nerdy knows no bounds and I will continue to watch and read the amazing worlds that fantasy has to offer.

SAVANNAH_BIO

My name is Savannah Scott from Reno Nevada, and I’d say a film character I’m a lot like is probably Dory because I’ve already forgotten most of what I wanted to say (eek!) but here’s the basics: I love Disney and I love writing. I like to review movies and shows and well, pretty much anything else! But my nerd-isms are not exclusive to Disney I also love Harry Potter, Gilmore Girls, Friends, Sex and the City and loads more that I’m always willing to give you a million fun facts on and talk for hours about!

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I cannot imagine how it would feel to be able to just like things a normal amount, because it’s something I’ve never been able to do. I’m going to be deliberately vague and just say I’m in my thirties, and I’m a children’s magazine editor (and human disaster) based in Shropshire, in the UK. When I’m not working, I spend the rest of my time trying to fit in my really rather excessive number of hobbies and fandoms. A certified Indoor Person™, I’m hugely into TV and movies, and I also bake, sew and knit. I’m living proof that you don’t grow out of being a nerd, and some of my favourite fandoms include Band of Brothers, the MCU, Harry Potter (proud Ravenclaw), Disney, Parks and Recreation, Star Wars, Arrested Development, Firefly, and the Cornetto Trilogy, and that’s not to mention the dizzying array of podcasts that I listen to on a daily basis – I’m a Murderino, a Belinker and a PCD, to name a few. Equally likely to be found making a metal arm for a Comic Con costume, or sewing myself a dress out of Alice in Wonderland fabric, I am always busy, and yes, I definitely class binge-watching a box set as “having plans” for the weekend.

CIARRI_BIO

‘As a six year old my favourite book was a large volume entitled ‘The Reader’s Digest Book of Strange Stories – Amazing Facts’. Full of crazy tales each incredible yarn grabbed my attention. ‘Spring-heeled Jack’, ‘The Flying Dutchman’, ‘Kasper Hauser’, ‘When the Devil walked in Devon’. If it was creepy, fantastic, paranormal, bizarre and historical I was in 110%. Eating jam sandwiches and watching ‘Star Trek’ (the original series) I was a six year old geek. As an adult, (musician, copywriter, faux parisienne, torch singer and purveyor of mundane day jobs etc), the joys of nerdiness can now be embraced nakedly and unashamedly. ‘Rome’, ‘Spartacus’, ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Black Sails’, ‘Vikings’, ‘The Last Kingdom’, and even ‘Sleepy Hollow’ along with a host of lesser gems, offered a welcome televised redemption to the purgatory and hells of modern life. I have realised that my historical love of flights of fancy, other worlds, and adventurous men/women with swords cannot and will not be denied. Historical books, films and tv series are my forte, especially if the content also throws in a large helping of legends or ancient lore. That being said, Fantasy, Sci-fi and Space are also of interest. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, H.P. Lovecraft, Terry Goodkind, Ursula Le Guin, and even Dennis Wheatley all merit a mention. My Degree is in World Religions, I currently work as a musician, performer and copywriter, preparing to begin my Masters Degree in Medieval Literature and Culture’.

AARON_BIO

I am a library professional who lives and writes in the secretly beautiful and mysterious Flint Hills of Kansas. My nerd specialty lies in classic sci-fi and fantasy books, but I play a lot of board games too. I love tracing the roots of literature back from Wesley Chu’s Lives of Tao to the Tao Te Ching of Laozi. In college, I dreamed up ways to write papers on Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Ray Bradbury. I earned Bachelors of Arts degrees in Creative Writing and History from Kansas State University. I also write fiction; my work has appeared in Touchstone Magazine and is forthcoming in Mad Scientist Journal.

BLAIKE_BIO

I was raised in Las Vegas but moved to rural Arizona around 2014. As a psychology major my hobbies are video games, binge-watching Netflix, and snacking. When I’m not taking short walks to the refrigerator for Dr. Pepper or Ben and Jerry’s, I am snuggling with my stuffed sheep watching Adventure Time. By day I work with children with special needs and by night I am a sword wielding hero. The last 15 years I have obsessed over the Legend of Zelda and I have recently become infatuated with Stardew Valley. I also have a healthy desire to own a farm thanks to the Harvest Moon series. Overall, I enjoy all things pixelated, animated, and combat ready.

 

KERRY_BIO

I’m Kerry. A klutzy and unique girl. I grew up in a small town where my graduation class was a total of 44 students and after that I moved to a small city 45 minutes away from that small town which is currently where you will find me. As you can see I am a big risk taker! My friend and family say that I become obsessive over stuff but I just think of it as REALLY loving what I love! Some of those loves include: TV show Supernatural, Care Bears, Kittens, Reading, Pink and black anything, Jem and the Holograms, Hello Kitty, Archie and Pals, Owls, Reading, Harley Quinn, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, Ninja Turtles, True Crime books, Taking back Sunday, Baking and the movie Footloose. Do believe me when I say those are just SOME of my loves. I love rewatching the office and parks and rec. Anytime I am a bit down a little Michael Scott, Leslie Knopes and Jean Ralphio will cheer me up in no time. I love to write, so I am very thankful for being able to join the game of nerds team and hopefully my wit and writing will entertain you.

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