Anomaly’s Geek Girl Podcast & Blog Staff
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Jen, AKA “Sith Jen”, is a sometimes-guest-co-host and longtime in person supporter of Anomaly Podcast.
Though late to the proclaimed “Geek” culture she was early to the gaming culture and master dresser upper and has fond memories of hours spent getting the Master Sword before her little brother and sister and lobbying for dress up privileges. Strangely enough; Star Wars was her and her siblings’ favorite dress up game to play, despite the small technicality of not actually being allowed to watch the movie.
In primary school through high school she was drawn to the performance arts of acting/singing/dancing. The void in good school play costumes finally drew Jen into the world of costuming. Determined to never give up playing with costumes, she entered the BFA Theatre Arts department at NMSU to master all forms of dress up.
By sophomore year in college she had discovered Cosplay. Determined to start with an easy costume, she proceeded to spend the month after the release of The Phantom Menace recreating Queen Amidala’s Parade gown by watching the movie every morning and sewing/dying fabric every night. Understandably, that semester was not her best academic showing.
These days Jen is Mom to a small horde of geek minions, Professional Nurse, Costume designer for Renaissance and Fantasy Faires, Halloween Champion Team Coach, ComicCon goer, Cosplayer of heavy Star Wars influence and Denizen of the Empire/501st hopeful (wish me luck with my first application this year!)
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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 Disnerd, a Henson fan, a blogger, a runner, a theatre nerd, a reader, a board-gamer…and therefore an “Anomaly”.
She blames/credits her brother, Joe, for making her a geek girl. 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.
When not posting on Anomalous Musings and/or recording a podcast, she’s usually doing some combination of the following: a) seeing a show, b) making a costume, c) training for the 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon, d) consuming some kind of geeky media to blog or podcast about later.
In addition to appearances on the Anomaly Network, Sue was interviewed by Rick Moyer on the Take Him With You podcast and Al & Joyce on Tales From the Mouse House: A Disneyland Podcast, joined the All Thing Trek crew for a three-episode series on Star Trek TOS, 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.
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.”
Sarah is an Anomaly and Anomaly Supplemental contributor and Anomalous staff writer.
She 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 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 her brother Joe’s audio drama: “Conquest of the Empire”, in which he played every character aside from the females!
Anne is an Anomaly and Anomaly Supplemental contributor as well as an Anomalous staff writer. An only child with a closet full of lightsabers, Anne fought her way from Chicago to take up residence in New York City.
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.
As an adult, she feels blessed to be surrounded by a close circle of fellow confident geeks and “Anomalies” who play World of Warcraft, attend Renaissance Faires, cosplay at Comicon, write webseries, record podcasts, play Dungeons and Dragons, and perform in new theatrical works.
As an actress, Anne has performed in musicals and plays around Manhattan and voiced characters in Machinima movies online. She has also been involved in creating new work both online and onstage. She is one of the creators/writers of O-Cast, a webseries about the Greek gods living in NYC. She is also a creator/writer for This is Art, a new comedy webseries about a group of young artists trying to stay afloat in NYC. She is also a company member and the marketing associate for Box Full of Wasps Theatre Collective.
For more info about Anne, check out her web site and her blog: Project Reroll.
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Noah is obviously NOT a geek girl, but he’s a good friend to them. He’s a Ninja and a contributor to Anomaly with random intros, sound drops, blogs, the occasional Nerd News segment, and is the quasi-official Anomaly Convention staff photographer. He is an aspiring writer and a former radio news reporter. He was born in the Pacific Northwest and lived there till he was seven, at which time his family moved to various small towns in South Texas and he hasn’t left since. His parents are the main driving forces behind starting him down the geek path.
When he was just a month old, Empire Strikes Back was released in theaters to a nation thirsty for the second chapter of the Star Wars Trilogy. Did his parents get a sitter? NO! They took a newborn to a movie theater. Then to lull the small child to sleep his mother didn’t reach for Dr. Seuss, she went to J.R.R. Tolkien.
In junior high, desperate for more content from the Star Wars universe he loved so dearly, he was thrilled to discover that books were being written about his beloved characters. In high school he would take his first ever date to go and see Return of the Jedi: Special Edition in the theater. He would wait in line with college friends to go and see and utterly reject The Phantom Menace. He got shot down in his request to have the Medal Ceremony music at the end of A New Hope be the exit song playing at his wedding.
Despite that denial, he has been married to his wife Heather for over ten years strong. He has more lightsabers than living organisms in his house. He has added a love for Star Trek, Doctor Who, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC television and animated shows, and Harry Potter to his lifelong fandoms of Lord of the Rings, the art of Ninjitsu, and Star Wars.
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’s 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 partner to a wonderful wedding and lifestyle photographer (who happens to be her fiancé), owned by an insistent Bengal kitty, reading whatever catches her eye, selling Mary Kay, planning a geeky wedding and exploring the city of her birth, Brooklyn.
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