2) What do you geek out on?
I’m a big Bethesda fan. I’ll play just about any of their IPs but I absolutely LOVE Fallout. I have an extensive collection of Fallout merchandise and memorabilia and no matter how many times I play any of the games in the series, I enjoy it just as much as if it were my first time. Normally I err on the side of fantasy, but there is something about Fallout’s setting and lore that I just can’t get enough of.
Marvel, for me. Both when it comes to comics and on-screen universes. I’m a fan of how Marvel tends to lean into the more campy and colorful alongside their more serious character and story arcs. (Also, they have Squirrel Girl. Enough said.)
I have to go with Star Wars on this one. That’s not to say I don’t also enjoy Star Trek (or Stargate or Andromeda or Farscape or well, pretty much any sci-fi series) but my parents share my interest in Star Wars and the original trilogy was a pretty common pick for movie night in our household when I was growing up.
6) Were you a geeky kid or did you come into it later in life?
I would say, and so would the rest of my family if you asked them, I was always a geek. There was always something I was intensely interested in and determined to share with others (whether they were interested or not) and I was also a voracious bookworm.
I only started to really lean into geek culture and calling myself a geek when I started high school and began exploring the vast world of the internet and online communities dedicated to my interests. That was when I realized there were so many people out there that I could share my passions with and also a way to find and learn about new ones.
7) Are you working on anything right now you’d like to share?
I just launched on an on-going series called Waypoint Washington on my blog, where I showcase geeky things to do in the greater Washington area. Everything from museum exhibits to themed restaurants to LARP events and anything in between. There is so much to explore with a thriving geek community in the PNW, so I’m excited to see where this series is going to take me.