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.
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
Julia Hankins | Lead Instagram Content Creator
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.
Courtney Langdon | Senior Staff 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.
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.
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!
Misty Jordan | Freelance Writer
Misty is a long-time geek with an affinity for all things video game related (bonus points if it’s Legend of Zelda). She currently resides in Austin as a writer and lives with her precious kitty, Princess Poppy. Catch Misty in her free time either watching people speedrun on Twitch or catching up on video game adventures of her own. You can follow Misty on Instagram and Twitter.
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
Stephen “Smiles” Ramirtha | Gaming Reporter
Name’s Stephen — friends call him Smiles. Stephen “Smiles” Ramirtha is your typical gamer who especially enjoys RPGs, platformers, and fighting games. His greatest achievements in nerdom include meeting the director of Pokémon, Junichi Masuda, and never leaving Target without buying a booster pack. Besides gaming, Smiles enjoys writing, video editing, hanging out with friends, and eating a true connoisseur’s meal aka pizza rolls.
Emily Gogle | Anime Reporter Intern
Emily is a proud geek who loves anime, cosplay, and superheroes. You can find her binging the newest sports anime or writing novels about magic and sad boys. She believes in the power of journalism and occasionally uses Twitter. You can find her roaming the nearest anime convention.
Emily Olkkola | Anime Reporter Intern
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.
- David F. Pendrys
- Maria Jennine
- Alisha Kelley
- Stephen Cleath
- Rebecca Fultz
- Jaime Dominguez
- Summer Walker
- William Gray
- Sara Gann
- Cami Lyon | Social Media Marketing Intern, Spring 2019
- Jordyn Nguyen | Anime Reporter Intern, Spring 2019