In this month’s hangout, we took on the theme of our favorite Geekdoms. What is a geekdom, you say? Well, Rhonda asked the same question and I described it as:
Geekdom: A specific subset of a fandom you enjoy about which you have extensive or more than average knowledge.
So I enjoy young adult literature and Harry Potter is one of my Geekdoms within that fandom. It is a geekdom because I can geek out on all the minor details of the story and the lore, I know and have an opinion on the major arguments between the fans, and I jump at any chance to discuss it.
Watch or listen to the episode to find out mine, Rhonda’s, and Isabela’s top three favorite geekdoms. I’ll give you a hint: some are obvious and others quite surprising. (Rhonda’s last one is my favorite!)
What are some of your favorite geekdoms? Where do you put your most intense geeky energy? Let us know in the comments and we will share your geekdoms during our September hangout!
Until next time, get your geekdom on!
Regina & Rhonda & Isabela
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Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.
To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.