About Us

Who we are

We are a community of geeky/nerdy/dorky peeps (mostly gals, some guys–we welcome everyone!) who aren’t afraid to show off our fandoms.

Our mission

We are here to empower geeky women and celebrate a feminist culture all around.

Meet the team

ChinLin Pan | Founder & Editor

ChinLin is a sassy geek gal Dallasite-turned Austinite living in DTX with unfinished novels to write. She loves dogs, food, and other cute things. You can see her post food pics, dog pics, selfies, and other random stuff on Twitter and Instagram!

Marisa Martinez | Copy Editor

Marisa is an Austin native, DFW newbie, and a lifetime lover of movies and all things pop culture. Keep up with what’s piqueing her interest in the entertainment world on her social media pages Twitter: @marisam9401 and Instagram: marisamart94.

Julia Hankins | Lead Instagram Content Creator

Julia is a geeky Nashville native with a love for all things gaming and anime. Be sure to follow her on Instagram and Twitter!

Cami Lyon | Social Media Associate

Cami Lyon (pronounced “lion) is a geek gal born and raised in Denton, TX. She’s a Ravenclaw, an MCU nut, an avid reader, musical lover, and absolute Disney freak! In between studying for her classes at UNT (graduating class of Fall 2019!) you can find her binge watching TV shows, reading FanFiction, dancing, or dreaming of her next trip to Disney World. Feel free to check out her personal (@cami_lyoness) and Disney (@super.cami.fragilistic) Instas.

Jessica Garver | Senior Staff Writer

Jessica Garver is a long-time lover of all things geeky. She’s also a cosplayer, Ravenclaw, Whovian (SuperWhoLockian really), book nerd, writer, gamer, and a Twitter addict. Oh and sometimes she’s funny. You can follow her on Twitter.

Keana Ghost | Senior Staff Writer

A girl from New York who enjoys cosplaying, gaming, and eating pistachio cake.

Jamie Hare | Staff Writer

Jamie Hare is a teacher, traveler, writer, PROUD GAL GEEK originally from Atlanta, GA  who currently lives in Salem, MA with her cats and husband.

Catherine Zaw | Staff Writer

Catherine Zaw is a geek girl with a voracious appetite for mangoes. She tends to overuse emdashes, headphones, and her couch. She aspires to finish her novels and own a boba tea shop. Find her on Twitter and on Instagram.

Fiona L.F. Kelly | Staff Writer

Fiona L.F. Kelly is a professional writer and co-founder of Project Derailed. She lives in Cleveland with her partner, her cat, and her many houseplants. Fiona has been published in The Mary Sue, Jenny Magazine, New Frontiers, and gaming and pop culture websites across the internet and she was recently a writer for Onyx Path Publishing’s latest edition of Aberrant. Buy her a coffee and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Jordyn Nguyen | Staff Writer

Jordyn Nguyen is a free-spirited, anime loving, and k-pop enthusiast who believes avocado goes with everything. One of her favorite things to do is look at the stars and think about how far those lights have traveled to reach her.

Naomi Prewitt | Staff Writer

Courtney Langdon | Freelance Writer

Courtney’s superpower is simplifying complex ideas, and she believes in science for the masses (especially girls), devours urban fantasy, and loves planning parties. You can read more about her parties here.

Jeannette ChinoChinako | Freelance Writer

Jeannette ChinoChinako is a cosplayer, gamer, and an all-around positive individual. She loves helping beginner cosplayers find their passion within the hobby and would love to hear from you! Jeannette has worked as a cosplayer with Ubisoft, is currently taking college classes, and also volunteers weekly at her local rabbit shelter helping the rabbits find permanent, loving homes. If you enjoy Jeannette’s cosplay, support her on Ko-fi.com.

Julisa Basak | Freelance Writer

Julisa is an upbeat gal working full-time and cruising as an artist, writer, and video-editor on the side. She loves dancing (Bollywood), brunch, and hedgehogs. She has administrated three zines in the past and wishes Marie Kondo organized her life. She is also a henna artist so if you are in the Philly, PA area, make sure to hit her up on Instagram: julisahennaarts and jules_basak and follow her Twitter!

Emily Olkkola | Freelance Writer & Photographer

Emily has been a central Texas-based photographer for 7 years. She lives with her adorable chihuahua, Perceus “Percy.” She has completed 59 different anime, ranging from FLCL, Pokémon, and Attack on Titan to Keijo!!!!!!!!, Devilman Crybaby, and Pop Team Epic. She also has a passion for not just photography, but writing as well, and she hopes she can give as much representation to as many people as possible with her stories.

Melissa Joy | Freelance Writer

Melissa is a proud Disnerd (Disney-nerd), a Steven Universe super fan, a freelance photographer, and a cosplayer since 2006. She graduated from Stockton University with her BA in creative writing. She loves penguins and corgis and has two fur-babies of her own: Suki & Bubs. A Jersey-girl at heart, she is now PA/Philly resident. If you’d like to see what latest cosplay or crafts shes been up to or just want to see her kitty fur-babies you can follow her IG @MelliePie or Facebook.

Isaac Glenn | Podcast Co-Host and Photographer

Isaac is a longtime gamer, reader, and TV binger. He enjoys a variety of PC and console games. He loves to listen to audiobooks in the car. And he’ll binge on shows and then (usually) rant about everything wrong with their universes.

Jay Hankins | Photographer

Past Writers

  • David F. Pendrys
  • Maria Jennine
  • Alisha Kelley
  • Stephen Cleath
  • Rebecca Fultz 
  • Jaime Dominguez 
  • Summer Walker 
  • William Gray 
  • Sara Gann
  • Misty Jordan
  • Stephen “Smiles” Ramirtha

Past Interns

  • Cami Lyon | Social Media Marketing Intern, Spring 2019
  • Jordyn Nguyen | Anime Reporter Intern, Spring 2019
  • Emily Gogle | Anime Reporter Intern, Summer 2019
  • Emily Olkkola | Anime Reporter Intern, Summer 2019

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