Getting My Geek Back at Emerald City Comicon

Excerpt from my ECC article at


ECCIf you’ve known me for five minutes you probably know that I am a geek. Not only that, I am proud of it.  I am practically an apostle of all things geek culture: books, movies, games, series, you name it.  I grew up watching Jean-Luc Picard explore the galaxy and learning to write inTengwar.  In my undergrad I won two Hogwarts House Cups for Slytherin (yes, that’s right, Slytherins rule.  Literally.  Deal with it.), went to midnight showings for ROTK (Return of the King) in costume, was a gold badge Red vs Blue fan, learned a lot of Japanese via anime, and became a more than decent Halo player.

By the time I left my undergrad my identity felt pretty hardened as “that girl who can write you a stellar essay on the literary quality of post-victorian literature and how it relates to family constructions in Harry Potter, while beating your @$$ at Halo and cursing at you in Japanese the whole time.”  I was not just a gamer girl, but an educated and capable one if I do say so myself.

So naturally Emerald City Comicon (ECC) is a little bit of heaven.  But there’s one catch.  After graduating from my undergrad degree, something happened.    First I got a job. A really nice job but it took up a lot of my free time. Then my boyfriend (as big a geek as I am) proposed to me, and so I had to plan a wedding too.  By the end of that summer, I was no longer downloading the latest chapter of Bleach every week, or on top of the new season of RvB.

Read the rest of the article here!


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