Admin, Author, Social Media Manager, Podcast Host
Angel (aka Stephanie) has a BA in Film & Digital Media from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She’s been a guest on various podcasts and webcasts including Genre TV for All, Free2B Radio, An Englishman in SDCC, and our own website’s FEELINGS… with the Geekiary. She was also a news anchor on her college campus news station and has written for Friends of Comic-Con. She also has essays published in Fandom Frontlines.
Angel maintains the back end of The Geekiary and oversees the maintenance of social media, website masterposts, and our convention schedule. She writes for various fandoms including Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Marvel, Hannibal (it WILL be back), Black Butler, and various yaoi titles. She’s a fan of all things Misha Collins including Gishwhes (she’s the captain of Team Subtext) as well as Random Acts and YANA. She is particularly interested in fandom activism, fan produced works, feminism in geek culture, and LGBTQ+ representation in media. She covers geek culture in Honolulu, Hawaii, including the local LARP community, and travels back to the mainland annually for San Diego Comic-Con.
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Admin, Editor, Author, Webcast Host
Tara Lynne is a fandom and geek culture expert, public speaker, and character cosplayer who is best known for her Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones), Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica), and Andrea (The Walking Dead) cosplays. She founded Ice & Fire Con, the first ever Game of Thrones convention in the US, and now runs its parent company Saga Event Planning.
Additionally, she is co-administrator of the popular geek media website The Geekiary and co-hosts the “FEELINGS…with The Geekiary” webcast. Tara has spoken about geek culture at San Diego Comic-Con, C2E2, Dragon Con, Ohio State University, TedX Sarasota, and more. Her debut novel, “The Way of Reckoning“, was published in December 2014, and she is currently finishing up her second novel (entitled “How To Start Living…In the Zombie Apocalypse”).
Tara covers various fandoms for The Geekiary including The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice & Fire, Star Wars, The 100, Marvel, and Steven Universe. She also writes various film and book reviews and covers Lootcrate unpackaging along with other merchandise related content. She attends several conventions across the United States on behalf of The Geekiary.
South Carolina, USA
Admin, Editor, Author, Webcast Host
Undie Girl (aka Von) has a BA (Hons) Major in Cultural Studies. The title of her honours thesis was “It’s just gay and porn”: Power, Identity and the Fangirl’s Gaze. She’s currently pursuing a Masters of Media Practice at University of Sydney. Von’s a former contributor The Backlot’s column The Shipping News and a current co-host of The Geekiary’s monthly webcast FEELINGS… with The Geekiary.
Von’s been in online fandom since 2000 but really started fanning when she saw Star Wars is 1995. She’s a lifelong member of both Star Wars and Harry Potter fandoms and currently really loves One Direction, Captive Prince, and watching the world descend into dystopia. She’s a life long shipper, like serious shipper. All the shipping all the time. She also reads a lot of fanfiction. She’s been explaining fandom to outsiders since 2012 (thanks Fifty Shades of Grey).
Admin, Editor, Author
Jamie has an English degree with a focus in creative writing, which helped with self-publishing her very own novel. The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day has sold very well among her family members. For a while, she tried her hand at vlogging – but sssh, we don’t talk about that.
Jamie reviews The 100, The Magicians, The Expanse, Humans, Supergirl, and The Shannara Chronicles. She also recommends some great TV that you’re missing out on and contributes her insight on books and movies. Jamie is also part of our New York crew and helps cover numerous events in the Big Apple, including New York Comic Con. She previously wrote for Fangirlish.
New York, USA
Farid also helps support the back end operations of the website.
EDITING AND SUPPORT TEAM
Khai is a writer and game designer with a military background. She studied anthropology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, alternately amusing and confusing people with her academic analysis of fandom culture. Some of her original research, including one titled “Gender, Sex, and Werewolves”, has been presented at international conferences. In between serious research, she hosted a comedy radio program called The ROFLCopter Radio Show.
Since leaving academia, Khai has been writing, hitting conventions, and creating games (both board games and RPGs). She’s been staff for several LARPS and conventions including New World Magiscola and Michigan’s PenguiCon. PenguiCon is also where she led a convention panel on creating board and card games. Her first solo game, None For Me, is due out from Calico Games early next year. Khai was a guest on the popular nerdy podcast Comics Squee and serves as admin for several social media groups including the multi-platform The GISHWHES Network.
Here at The Geekiary, Khai serves as editor as well as writer. Her focus is games, comics, and geek culture.
K-K Bracken grew up overseas and in the Washington, DC area, went to the Ohio State University to get her BA in English, and has been in Columbus, Ohio ever since. She is working on her first novel and co-wrote the book for “Edit:Undo,” a musical featured at the Kennedy Center. In 2014 she began watching Steven Universe and has fallen more and more in love with childrens’ animation ever since.
Bekah has a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from Anderson University and is the Executive Assistant at Saga Event Planning. She is a frequent convention attendee and cosplayer. As an editor she helps review pieces before publication and keep up the quality of our content. Bekah covers various fandoms including The Hunger Games series, American Gods, Harry Potter, The 100, and others.
Graphic Designer, Contributor
Rin created our website logo and many other graphics that we’ve used throughout our social media platforms. She’s also an avid gamer and gives us insights into all things gaming. She’s also heavily involved in our ongoing eBook project.
Mesa, Arizona, USA
Froggy holds a Master of Science degree in Marketing and Management from Dauphine University in Paris. She currently resides in Northern Germany where she works in the Space Industry. On top of covering conventions across Europe for The Geekiary, she’s a sports photographer for Our Game Magazine. You can find some of her work at Frog Photography.
In addition to her convention coverage, she also contributes to our round table discussions for the hit show The 100.
Jessica primarily reviews comics including Grayson, Silk, and Tart. She also offers insights on various other comics and geeky topics.
SA, Texas, USA
Author, Graphic Designer
Emily is one of the first contributors to the Geekiary and helped set the standard for convention Twitter coverage for conventions. She’s been involved with fandom all of her life, especially active in the Firefly, Veronica Mars, and Supernatural fandoms. She’s known for her excitement over tea and the planet Pluto, as well as her activism towards fan led charity events and anti-bullying initiatives. Like Angel, she’s also a proud member of Team Subtext, a four time runner up Gishwhes team, and has a paper mache replica of John Barrowman’s head in her closet due to her involvement with the scavenger hunt.
Emily analyzes various TV shows and geek culture topics for The Geekiary, as well as writing extensive con write ups. She occasionally contributes her graphics skills for articles and various website projects.
SA, Texas, USA
Kate has a degree in English with minors in Communication & Culture and Telecommunications. She’s written for the Indiana Daily Student and has published academic works related to media and how it relates to everyday life (The Undergraduate Scholar). She’s a contributor to Match, a web series project with interactive, multimedia features. Kate produced content on a blog set in the narrative universe of Match episode 1, Seer.
Kate reviews for Teen Wolf and various films and other pieces of media for The Geekiary.
California and Illinois
Dot is a Fangirl at Large and covers numerous geek culture related topics. She also reports convention news and casting spoilers.
She’s part of our New York con crew.
East Coast, USA