Welcome to the Women of Geekdom 2013 Calendar Website! The brainchild of Laura and Shaun Rosado of the Geek Podcast Shauncastic!, this project was founded on one simple goal: to showcase the diversity of female geeks.
What is a Geek? "Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It's basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating." ~ Simon Pegg ("Shaun of the Dead" & "Star Trek")
We feel that there is a strong need to showcase geek women from all walks of life. A grass-roots effort, this project works to elevate the profile of geeky women across the world. Photographed in the late spring of 2012 in Charleston, SC – these women gathered from across the country to bring this vision to life. We embrace geeks of all types of people.
A portion of the proceeds from this project will be donated to The Wayne Foundation, a charity committed to spreading awareness of CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) and building a facility for victims of DMST (Domestic Minor Sexual Trafficking). Learn more about them at: The Wayne Foundation
The Women of Geekdom 2013: The Making Of
November 27, 2012
The Pre-Order Cycle is finished! We are officially shipping out all orders of the Women of Geekdom! If you placed a pre-order on our site, congratulations! Your packages are going into the mail as I type this. Within the next 7 days all outstanding pre-orders will be mailed and en route to your mailbox!
You may have also noticed we have updated the website recently! Now, you can find out more about each of the models involved with the project as well as watch the Women of Geekdom documentary! We will also try and keep the news updated as much as possible as we finish of 2012 and move into 2013! News articles, magazines, YouTube interviews - anything and everything Women of Geekdom will get posted up here as soon as we can. Speaking of which:
- We had an excellent interview with Denise Vasquez over at the The Examiner!
- We also had a great article written about us on The Nerdist Website!
Ok, that's all for now folks, more info as it comes in!
the women of geekdom
January - Satine Phoenix
Satine lives in Los Angeles and is an avid fan of Dungeon's and Dragons. In fact, you may have seen her on the webseries "Hit It With My Axe" where she got her character killed most unceremoniously. An artist, she is the CEO of Burning Quill as well as freelance artist to all sorts of awesome publications as well as does an occasional photo-shoot, so long as it does not interfere with her gaming and geeking out over the next awesome movie/video game. In addition to all of this, Hosts a weekly Gaming Event at LA's Meltdown Comics called DnDMelt.
February - Dodger Lawson
Brooke (or Dodger, to her friends and fans) is a well known youtube vlogger in the world of video games. Since starting her show, she has moved to Los Angeles from stormy, beautiful Oregon and has been involved in everything from ESports events to D&D. Dodger is well known for her deep love of all things Sherlock Holmes as far back as she can remember as well as an affinity for coffee and coffee mugs (of which she has a vast and constantly expanding collection). Very adventurous and free-spirited, her interests might seem as varied as her hair colors but her goals are simple: "I want my life and my job to be fun."
March - Nicole Jekich
Nicole is an artist who lives in view of the Seattle skyline. Her geekery is deep and vast, like the abyss James Cameron keeps talking about in his movies. (seriously, there's a theme). When she's not reading comics, watching awesome sci-fi/fantasy movies, or roleplaying – she creates art for RPG companies.
April - Sandy Bergeron
Sandy is a well known costuming expert who is a fixture at conventions throughout the Gulf South. Sandy is known worldwide for her accomplishments and contributions to the 501st Legion and The Rebel Legion, both international Star Wars costuming organization that promote Star Wars fandom. She is well known for her costuming excellence in many different costuming genres. Sandy is also Legion Costume Judge for the Rebel Legion, that focuses on reproducing the "good guy" costumes from the Star Wars universe, while helping the community through charity work.
You can visit her at her Fan Page.
May - Jenna Busch
Jenna Busch is a host and writer of all things geek for Fanhattan, Zap2it, Huffington Post, AOL, Popeater, Newsarama, JoBlo, Blastr, UGO, IGN, Moviefone, SheKnows, Coming Soon, Screen Junkies, Famous Monsters and Geek Week and a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Critics Association (BTJA). She's appeared with Wil Wheaton and Grant Imahara on "Tabletop", been a guest host on G4's Fresh Ink, and a guest on My Geek Lady, ComiCenter, JoBlo Movie Podcast and more. She's just published her first two comics in "Womanthology" anthology. A New York transplant living in Los Angeles, Jenna has been on many sides of the entertainment industry. Makeup artist (don't stand too close, or she'll glue something to you) actor, (stopped because she felt that replacing body parts with silicone was the first step towards becoming and a cylon) and finally writing, which allows her to work in her pajamas.
June - Stormy Piazza
Stormy (yes that's her name) lives in Atlanta, GA and laughs at the Walking Dead because she is quite confident she can survive the Zombie Apocalypse. It has been rumored that Stormy might be a little obsessed with a certain Harley Quinn character and carries around an oversized mallet at all times to prove those jerks wrong. In a wrestling match between Harley and anyone – Stormy puts money down on Harley. Except sharks, those things are scary and need to stay in the ocean.
July - Misti Dawn
Misti Dawn is a life blogger who wants to share her experiences with others in hope to help them, please them, bore them and entertain them (are you not entertained?) Originally from Henderson, KY - Misti Dawn grew up in her family's video store watching a steady diet of awful Full Moon videos as well as played all the newest 8 and 16 bit video games! Once she turned 18, Misti decided to try her hand at being a Suicide Girl and moved to LA and started showing up on such stations as G4, Showtime and CNBC in addition to getting in on some cool Music Videos with MC Lares, Tim Armstrong and appeared as Elijah Wood's Wife in the "Life and Death of Superman" by Max Landis. Misti is also the Co-Host of the "Bagged and Boarded" podcast on the SMODCAST newtwork as well as Machinima Director. She now spends most of her time nerding out, recording podcasts, vlogs and wishes to be a nerdy guide in the ways of life and video games.
August - Christina Janke
Gamer. Writer. Batman lover. Underneath Christina's sweet exterior is a foul-mouthed sailor waiting to jump out at you every time you snipe her kills. But she swears that it's all in good fun. Then, residing below THAT layer is a twisted imaginary where no character is safe. Robert Kirkman? Then the sweet exterior returns to lull you back into a false sense of security. Like pie.
September - Dash Williams
Dash hails from the lovely land of Florida, which they never close (50 points for those of you who get that). A recent graduate and aspiring actress, Dash is a nut for Dr. Who and a little known series about some Rebels versus the Empire. It has "Wars" in the title and may have something to do with Stars. A recent convert to comics, during the New 52 change-up at DC she has now found the love of Supergirl and Wonder Woman and has no plans of going back.
October - Laura Rosado
The person who started this whole idea, Laura is a massive fan of all things fantasy and sci-fi. Laura loves being a geek and loves to show off her favorite genres. So she started a found-art jewelry shop called PopCycled Baubles, where she takes comic books and gives them a new home as awesome jewelry and other items marketed towards the geek girl fanbase. Her love of geekiness fueled this project so we could start seeing more Geek Women rocking out their favorite things.
November - Chloe Dykstra
Chloe Dykstra was born and raised in good ol' Los Angeles, CA. With a foot where her mouth should be, Chloe never quite fit in at school and so turned to technology to keep her little green "Social" bar full. And thus Chloe became an expert of all things video games and interweb. Now she makes a living as a model/host and has worked for Wizard World, Bitmob, and Nerdist (oftentimes in cosplay- although she'd wash dishes in cosplay if she could).
The Women of Geekdom are a Proud Sponsor of The Geekie Awards!
An entry-based contest that celebrates every genre of geek. We, as creators, have never found one show that covered all of our multi-faceted talents, from filmmaking to cosplay to comic book art…and often, we've discovered that the rest of the world didn't take our work seriously because it was "geeky." So we created our own show to give "geekmakers" a place to shine and be seen by leaders and experts in their respective industries.
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