Hello Everyone and Welcome to The Geek Embassy!
Today we launch our new website, The Geek Embassy. Game on Girl was my first passion project and, like a lot of passion projects, it was a lot about me as an individual. I identified with the site, with our mascot, GiGi, and with the mission to identify and create a community for women gamers. As the site and the podcast grew, so did my vision and my idea about what kind of a community I wanted to grow and how I could better serve those with similar interests to mine.
In thinking about all the joy geek culture has brought to my life over the past few years, I started to conceptualize a place where I could share that love with people who might be leery of calling themselves a geek. I have always loved inspiring new thinking and exposing people to new experiences; that is the driving force for me as a teacher. The Geek Embassy will allow me to use that passion to help those less familiar with geek culture to learn about these wonderful passions we have. It will allow me as a writer, content creator, and teacher to move beyond my singular interests and focus on those of the broader geek community.
For the last few weeks, the staff of Game on Girl has been tirelessly working to make this project come to life. Rhonda, Isabela, Mark, Ryan, and myself have spent hours putting this site together and planning new content to unveil over the next few weeks. Below you will find descriptions and the flags for the five consulates we have within the embassy: Lifestyle, Pop Culture, Story, Play, and Tech, along with our Mission Statement. We hope your passions are well reflected here and you consider sharing this site with those in your life you always wished were a little geekier.
Until next time, get your geek on!
The Geek Embassy is a dynamic learning community focused on discussions about geek culture. Our ambassadors are individuals with established geeky passions and a willingness to discuss and share their knowledge with aspiring geeks. The Geek Embassy values open dialogue and encourages everyone to embrace their inner geek.
The Geek Embassy Consulates
From apps to Agile, geeks improve our daily lives and seek solutions for the future. As parents, mentors, teachers, students, advocates, thinkers, movers, and shakers, the creative expression of geeks enhances the life of the community.
Geek culture has become popular culture and the Pop Culture Consulate covers it all. From current events to social media, television to web-series, CDs to digital-downloads, opening night to streaming, geeks are the cool kids now.
Story is the richest and oldest form of community. From novels, fan fiction, and song, to cosplay and comic books, this consulate supports those who appreciate a good, bad, or guilty pleasure tale.
Games unite and teach. Geeks have always known how beneficial and natural playing is in a rich life. The Play Consulate spans the oldest and the newest, digital and analog from the simplest to the most complicated games and the complexities of game culture.
Technology is part of our everyday lives—smart phones, chip cards, midi, micro, blogs, and vlogs. The Tech Consulate focuses on the gadgets that support and drive our geeky passions as well as discussions about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.)
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.