Origin Story: Jamila is a obsessed with more things than she has time for. She started a Girl Gone Geek Blog to gush about her (many) geeky obsessions in 2010. She also fancies NSFW rap music which helped birth the tumblr blog Straight Outta Gotham where she makes memes and GIFs out of geeky rap lyrics. (There are a lot more than you think.) She’s also a military brat and has a list of names for cats she doesn’t own… yet. She also really likes the color pink even though she owns enough black to be an honorary Addams family member.
Geeky Top Ten: Doctor Who, Game of Thrones/ASoIaF, Cowboy Bebop, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Studio Ghibli, Akira, Image Comics, Portal and Shoujo/Josei Romance Manga
Brunch Drink: Bellini
Anime Boyfriend: Mugen
- Girl Gone Geek Blog
- Straight Outta Gotham
- Twitter: @girl_gone_geek
- Instagram: @girl_gone_geek
- Tumblr: Lovers (B)rock
Origin Story: After graduating from FIT with a bachelor’s in Women’s Sportswear, Yissel landed an internship abroad with renowned costume designer Edna Mode. Under her tutilage Yissel learned the all important rules to designing for superheroes: NO CAPES! Later she founded Fashion + Geekery, a love letter to high fashion and the geek worlds that inspire it. It was while working in Milan, she discovered just how far the New York City institution of brunch had spread. There was something to this eggs and booze thing that was bringing people together even across the pond. But who could she talk to there about Harry Potter…?
Brunch Drink: Mimosas. Bonus if it’s an unexpected twist on one.
Geeky Top Ten: Harry Potter, Fables, Once Upon a Time, Doctor Who, Disney, Studio Ghibli, Portal, Play Station RPGs, Card Captor Sakura, Vogue
Anime Boyfriend: Julian Star
Origin Story: Rachel spent her formative years on the Death Star, a rising force in the minion pool who dreams of one day achieving her own evil lair of evil. Now she spends most of her time in Westeros rooting for the badguys at FireandLunch. When not plotting to take over the galaxy she can be found vacationing on Arrakis. (IRL she’s a blogger and cosplayer who buys an alarming amount of spandex and over analyzes her favorite shows. She loves talking cosplay shop, watching terrible action movies and lives in an apartment selected in no small part for its proximity to a Lego store.)
Geeky Top Ten: Star Wars, Dune, ASoIaF, Star Trek, Farscape, The Foreigner novels by CJ Cherryh, LOTR, Harry Potter, Avatar: The Last Airbender and anything Miyazaki (but Nausicaa is her favorite).
Brunch Drink: Screwdrivers
Anime Boyfriend: Kyo Sohma
Origin Story: From the time her pudgy baby hands cradled an NES controller, Melissa has been a geek through and through. After a lifetime of writing occasionally atrocious Final Fantasy fan fiction, she discovered her true calling: writing stories. After attending Yale University, where she learned to ride a horse and shoot a bow and arrow at the same time, she settled down to pen her first published novel, The Girl at Midnight. When not tearing her hair out over first drafts and endless revisions, she creates book-inspired nail art at Novel Nails and writes about tech and comics for IGN. She currently lives in New York City with a slacker cat who has yet to speak or gift her with a magical brooch.
Geeky Top Ten: Final Fantasy, DC Comics, Sailor Moon, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games, Tomb Raider, Star Wars, Orphan Black, The Legend of Zelda
Brunch Drink: Raspberry champagne cocktail
Anime Boyfriend: Mamoru Chiba
- Melissa Grey – www.melissa-grey.com
- Novel Nails – novelnails.tumblr.com
- Twitter: @meligrey
- Instagram: @melissagrey
- Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7105753.Melissa_Grey
Origin Story: Leslie is a self-proclaimed Internet pixie, flitting about through cyberspace spreading joy, whimsy, and positivity wherever she goes. She is covered in kawaii tattoos, and rightly so, as she loves all things colorful and adorable. In her spare time, she LARPs/cosplays, sings karaoke, drinks wine, and someday hopes to do all of those things at the exact same time. As a co-founder of the International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club, she spends her time wrangling Iggles like the wild kitties they are, and facilitating fun online and offline activities and friendships. She is moving to NYC in a few months, so she can be closer to her amazing Geek Girl Brunch friends. And also so she can properly stalk Ryan Gosling.
Geeky Top Ten: Harry Potter, Sailor Moon, Disney and Disney parks, The Addams Family, Firefly, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Star Wars (especially ewoks), LARP, Care Bears
Brunch Drink: Mojito
Anime Boyfriend: Dios from Shoujo Kakumei Utena