The Geek Girls What Rule!
Mickey Schulz is the Geek Girl What Rules! She lives in Seattle, WA with the Geek Husband What Rules, several Cats What Rule, a Hedgehog What Rules, and a pretty awesome tank of tropical fish. She plays and writes RPGs, writes SF/F and horror, records the podcasts Geek Girls Rule! and the Geek Sisterhood (for Gaming Radio Network with Sophie Lagace). She also knits, cross-stitches, needlepoints, fences, goes to the gym, gardens and in her spare time has a full-time day job. She has also been the track head for Alternate Lifestyles programming at NorwesCon in the Seattle area for the last couple of years.
Danielle Ni Dhighe is a geek girl of long duration. She’s also queer in many different senses of the word, which inevitably leads her to seek out the different and the unique. Seeing Star Wars in 1977 was her first step on the Path of Geek, a journey that continues to this day and hopefully will continue for as long as she draws breath. Comic books (she has a collection approaching 7,000 issues), science fiction, and fantasy are her lifeblood, and she earns money to feed her geeky addictions by working in the field of technical support. She’s also a huge SF movie and TV fan, including, but not limited to Dr. Who, Torchwood, Buffy, and Battlestar Galactica.
Jennifer Doering has been a Doctor Who fan since she saw “Seeds of Doom” as a Kindergartener. It scared her silly when she saw a crynoid fossil at the Field Museum in Chicago, and she did what any sensible child would do: ran screaming the other way. She’s been a hardcore Doctor Who fan ever since. She’s currently finishing her DMA in music composition, and one of her research interests is video game theory, specifically persistent worlds and open-ended (non-binary) games. When not working on her dissertation, Jennifer enjoys sleeping, knitting, reading, and caffeine.
Tammy Mickelson started doing Live Action Role Play (LARP) at the tender age of 31. She has been making up for a gaming deprived childhood ever since. Until a few years ago, her role play experience had primarily been in the White Wolf “World of Darkness” Vampire and Changeling settings in the Camarilla fan club. Then she joined an all girl role playing group that meets monthly and has played a variety of table top games including: Victorian Vampire/Faery, Teenagers from Outerspace, Firefly, Unhallowed Metropolis, Shadowlands Cyberpunk, Steampunk, and at least one game of Don’t Rest Your Head. She finds it all delightful and enjoys the fact that she’s living up to the ideal: “I may be getting older but I refuse to grow up!”
Thanks to her roommate, the Enabler (aka The Geek Girl What Rules), she is also discovering the joys of Wii gaming and is currently thoroughly addicted to Animal Crossing. That Cat Mafia (whom she lives with) would like you to know that this is cutting into their cat playing time and they are most displeased by their Auntie’s obsession with that game. In addition to catering to cats and playing games she enjoys making beaded jewelry, various crafts, sewing, reading (sci/fi fantasy, mysteries and horror being her favorite genres), costuming, and belly dancing.