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Jen is the co-host of Anomaly. She is a wife, a mom, a reader, a gamer, a believer, a gardener, a killer ninja, a Mac, a pro designer, a podcaster, a voice actress, an aspiring writer and last but not least an Anomaly. A little background? She was raised on a farm, in the sticks of South Texas. Her father, John Wayne’s twin brother, is the individual responsible for introducing her to all things geeky.
Jen is a natural leader. In the 3rd grade she coaxed the student body into playing “V” during recess. She lead the Visitors against the Resistance as “Diana”until red dust, AKA cherry flavored Kool-Aid mix, ended her reign. The game ended as well.
After elementary school, she was able to hide her geekness within a very dark closet. Because she was good at keeping the closet door closed, she achieved a Senior Class Favorite title: “Most Talented Girl”. Ha-ha…suckers! She went on to study art and design in college, where she met her awesome non-geek husband Dave. She married that guy and earned a BFA . Dave was oblivious to her geekness until nine years later when she met her best friend and Anomaly co-host Angela. Angela is a geek bomb. Her nerdy business-hour discussions with Jen were so awesome, the two decided to record and share their geeky conversations with the world. On February 7, 2006 the Anomaly podcast came to be and Jen was coaxed out of the geek closet, never to return again. Jen and Dave had their first child, Aaron, in the summer of 2010; fifteen years after they were hitched. They are currently living happily ever after.
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Angela is the co-host of Anomaly.Angela is a born geek. She has been a theatre nerd for twenty seven years having worked her way from kid in theatre class to actress to costume designer to director. Her first memories include Wrath of Kahn and Return of the Jedi, not to mention talking with the boy scouts in fourth grade about Amazing Stories instead of with the girls about whatever fourth grade girls talk about. But she was never really a tomboy, and thus is an Anomaly. She has played video games and been a Star Wars and Star Trek geek basically as long as she can remember. She was also blessed in middle school to have met her nerdy long time best friend Stephanie who introduced her to the fantasy side of sci-if/fantasy. In 2005 Jen introduced her to the GeeksOn and Treks In Sci-Fi podcasts and then a podcaster was born. It took some time, but Jen and Angela realized that their special take on geekiness needed to be shared with the world and published their first iTunes cast in February of 2007.Short list Angela loves: Star Trek, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lord of the Rings, Charmed, racing games, World of Warcraft, Civilization II and IV, Sims, astronomy and the Wheel of Time. Angela is also envious of people who play table top role playing games as this is something she honestly aspires to do, one day, more than once.
Angela is married to her awesome geeky and musically talented husband Jim, the source of the “Anomaly” punk rock themes, and they have a little geekling named Russell. She loves being a sixth generation Texan as much as she loves her lightsaber. Angela is an accomplished seamstress and costume designer. She makes many of the creations you see in the Ren Fest photos for herself and some for Jen as well. She does not do many other podcasting projects as theatre takes up most of her spare time. Her favorite roles include “Angel” in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, “Shelby” in Steel Magnolias, and “Lily” in Annie. Her favorite directing projects so far have been The Music Man and Annie Get Your Gun.
In September of 2010 Angela was diagnosed with stage II Colon Cancer. She finishes chemo in April of 2011 and as of now is completely cancer free. Though it is a bit of a downer, Angela would like to remind everyone to pay attention when your body tells you something is wrong and get checked out. It can happen to anyone.
She is proud to be a geek and a geek bomb. Her unwillingness to hide her geek leads her on great adventures and allows her to meet awesome people like Jen. Angela’s final thought: “This is not a Democracy, it’s a Cheeracracy and I’m the Cheertator.”
Sue is a writer for Anomalous Musings and co-host and producer of Anomaly Supplemental. She is a trekkie, a tap dancer, a juggler, a bleacher creature at Yankee Stadium, a foodie, an amateur photographer, a Henson fan, a blogger, a theatre nerd, a reader, a board-gamer…and therefore an “Anomaly”.
She blames/credits her brother, Joe, for making her a geek. The legend has it that thirteen-year-old Joe didn’t want to baby-sit, so he took infant Sue to “Return of the Jedi”. She watched, enraptured by Star Wars, and was carried from the movie theater with her shiny, new, metaphorical geek card.
IRL, Sue works in the arts and is Vice President of the Matawan Theater Alumni Association, dedicated to keeping arts education strong in the school district of her youth. She’s also working on a project called Themed Park Days at Walt Disney World (not associated with the Disney corporation) with long-time friends Kate and Amy.
When not posting on Anomalous Musings and contributing to the MTAA blog, Sue attempts to maintain three of her own blogs: By The Ghostlight, giving opinions of Broadway shows and honest answers to common questions about New York theatre; Going For The Cycle, a blog of her on-going mission to visit every Major League Baseball park; and My First Steampunk, a chronicle of her attempts at creating two steampunk costumes in time for Dragon*Con 2011.
In addition to appearances on the Anomaly Network, Sue was interviewed by Rick Moyer on the Take Him With You podcast and can be heard regularly as that-girl-who-does-the-bumpers on the Waffle On podcast. She believes that the following can do no wrong: Joss Whedon, Terry Pratchett, Stephen Sondheim, and Bebe Neuwirth.
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Kasey is an Anomalous Staff Writer for Anomalous Musings and occasional co-host on Anomaly Supplemental. After misspellings of her first name and confusion with her middle name sounding like “Klingon,” she now uses her initials as her nom de plume. A born and raised Texan, KC was the second of three children to the odd pairing of a cowboy and a fashion doll.
While a happy and attention deficit little girl, she was exposed to a childhood void of appreciation for the science fiction and fantasy genres. She finally leaped into the geeky vortex after watching her first episode of Doctor Who in 2008. Since then, she has studied the works not only of Shakespeare, Stoppard, and Sondheim, but also Roddenberry, Whedon, Lucas, and the classic collaborative efforts of Pegg and Wright.
KC has appeared as a guest host on Treks in Sci-Fi and Anomaly, and has hosted the first group of episodes of Anomaly Supplemental alongside fellow Anomaly, Sue. She can also be heard as Aria in the dramatization of the Trek in Sci-RPG, “Star Trek: Boldly.”
KC is the writer for her own blog, Nerdery and Lifery.
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Sarah is the Anomalous Correspondent and co-host of Anomaly Supplemental. She still cannot believe that she is apart of her favorite podcast: Anomaly (Sarah still frequently fangirl-gushes about it). She is the second youngest of six children all of whom have their geeky sides. The majority of her siblings are in denial of this fact… mostly the girls.
Sarah grew up on a steady diet of Star Trek and Star Wars, and landed her husband due to the fact that she knew the difference between the original Krayt Dragon call and the redone version in the re-released Star Wars trilogy–she had an opinion regarding which one was better and this impressed him.
Speaking of her husband, Sarah believes Andrew is the best guy in the whole world and they indulge in sci-fi-goodness basically every day–whether they’re watching it in the evenings or talking about it via e-mail during the day while he’s at work.
Sarah also co-hosts two shows called The Oblivion Continuum and Under The Miniscope (a Doctor Who review show) with Andrew and brother Joe. She has also been a voice actress for six years under the stage name “Silas Carder”; a name she based on her favorite Star Wars prequel actor, Silas Carson. She got her start on Joe’s audio drama: “Conquest of the Empire”, in which Joe played every character aside from the girls! Sarah is also very grateful to be apart of Anomaly Supplemental and happy to join the truly awesome women of Anomaly; she is enjoying getting to know them all better. In addition to all these projects, Sarah runs a blog in her spare time with Andrew called Geekbat Review; on the bog they review the TV series: Doctor Who and Stargate SG-1. She has yet another blog is in the works that will include her opinions of the complete film-score works of her all-time favorite composer, Jerry Goldsmith–look for that soon!
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Anne grew up like Sara in Labyrinth... well minus advances made by Goblin-King-David-Bowie and his tight pants. She quickly filled her sibling-less days with dragon slaying, singing Sondheim, Greek mythology, and Jedi training with her imaginary friend, Luke Skywalker.
Lynn is a is an Anomalous Staff Writer for Anomalous Musings. As a post-modern, pre-apocalyptic knitter of yarn, science, technology, and language, Lynn has been called everything from a “Word Nerd” to a “Knitting Machine,” from a “Geek Chick” to a “Space Princess.” But at the core of her being, she is a calm, devoted lover of gaming, the Earth, a gentle rain, and a cool breeze. She is a strong, self-powered, wind-up human, who will wear brown, not because it is the winning side, but because it is the right side. Lynn favors the creatures of the universe, including her small viper-pilot-wannabe dachshund, Nugget, and her man, Laserchuck, who has fallen through time without a Tardis. Lynn prefers a quiet day with yarn in hand and the fiction of science on the screen, or some British costume drama, while also poking at the laptop to learn more about technology than she ever thought she’d have to know. She prefers vampires that don’t look like they had an accident at a craft store, and would like Hollywood to imagine more than they re-imagine.
Given the chance, Lynn would accept a ride on a starship from any of the following people: Hoban Washburne, The (9th) Doctor, Galen Tyrol, and Han Solo (who did shoot first, by the way). Lynn is a leaf on the wind and an Anomaly.
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Michele is an Anomalous Staff Writer for Anomalous Musings. Her geeky journey started when a family friend sat down to watch an episode of Star Trek TNG. Once the interesting characters took the stage, she couldn’t turn away from the screen. Since then she has avidly followed most of the Star Trek franchises and counts many of the female characters as inspirational leaders. She kept her geeky love to herself until she found out about the Guild a few years ago. From there she discovered the online world of web-series and podcasts and has been happily blogging and reading about it all ever since. When she is not dreaming of flying the Tardis to the furthest reaches of the universe, she is an assistant to a wonderful wedding and lifestyle photographer (who happens to be her boyfriend), owned by an insistent Bengal kitty, reading whatever catches her eye and exploring the city of her birth, Brooklyn.