Tell us a little bit about your niche topic.
“Geek Culture” is a wonderful world of enthusiastic fandom. It encompasses a grand community of people who love science fiction, comics, fantasy, and other things that might not be considered especially entertaining or interesting to the general population.
The characteristic that sets geeks apart from regular people is that they throw themselves into their favorite things with abandon, and they don’t care if other people think they’re odd. I love Marissa Mayer’s definition of geeks. “Geeks are people who love something so much that all the details matter.”
Tell us about the moment you fell in love with your topic. Was it an immediate thing or did it happen over time?
I’ve been a geek since childhood. I love learning about things, and I tend to obsess over the details of my favorite subjects. One of my biggest interests has always been science, which I pursued with glee during college and graduate school. My recent recreational geek-outs are focused on fantasy worlds and characters. I am currently immersed in the deep end of “A Song of Ice and Fire,” the series by George R. R. Martin on which HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is based.
Who had the most influence in your life?
I admire several great thinkers and creative types, including Albert Einstein, Mozart, Tolkien and Martin.
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