Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Women of Geekdom rocked my world

This weekend, I got to do something fantastic. I was asked to do a calendar shoot for the Women of Geekdom. Now, I find myself all over geekdom, but I had never met these ladies before. I was thrilled to be a part of something like this, but I had no idea of the awesomeness that was in store.

One of the candid pinup shots with Han Solo's blaster. Thanks Misti!
I flew down to Charleston, South Carolina, accompanied by the LA crew. Chloe Dykstra, who works for Wizard World, Bitmob, and Nerdist found me right away, along with Misty Dawn, co-host of the "Bagged and Boarded" podcast on the SMODCAST newtwork as well as Machinima Director, vlogger Brooke Lawson, aka Dodger, and Satine Phoenix, Dungeons & Dragons goddess.

From the first, we hit it off. How could we not? These chicks rock! Fellow ladies of geek, I know you know what I'm saying when I tell you that many of us have mostly guy friends. (We discussed this on the wrap up podcast.) Maybe it's because when we were young, it was mostly guys who were vocal about loving the same things we did. Maybe we got flack from other ladies. Maybe it's our attitudes. But for the most part, this seems to be the case across the board.

My fresh ink. All 16 of us got one!

Meeting these ladies was like a tall glass of sweet tea while walking through the Red Wastes of Essos. When we got in, there were geeky ladies everywhere! (And some geeky men to go with them.) Immediately we were chatting like crazy! Creators Shaun Rosado and his lovely wife (and mother of this idea) Laura Rosado made everything easy. They rented a house for us, gave us transportation, helped with costumes, had people get us drinks and generally acted like real-life superheroes. In minutes, Dodger, Satine and I were out doing dance stretches on the back lawn together.

There were a lot of photos like this. Geek pile!
The discussions were as geeky as you please. We talked video games, comic books, our giant collection of tattoos. Nerdy references were flying! When we found out Chloe was dressing as the 11th Doctor, the line "Bow ties are cool" was uttered every few minutes. And everyone got it!

Me and Chloe bonding over ... was it Zelda, Doctor Who or sex? Can't remember.
The bonding and deep discussions about sex, gaming, men, drawing, TV shows, films, 8-bit nostalgia and what we all want to do with our lives went into the wee hours. Fueled by wine and other assorted beverages, of course. Joining us were Dash, who was in a spandex costume she made herself when I met her, the wonderful artist Nicole, Stormy, who lives up to her name in the very best way, Christina, who I spent a lovely car ride geeking out of my mind with, Star Wars goddess Princess Sandy, who's experience getting into her mermaid costume needs a blog post of its own and the lovely Laura. (Satine and I now think we must be related!)

Me, Laura and Satine playing the Game of Geek!
I wasn't there for everyone's shoots, but mine was a blast. Dodger and I got to the location, which was spectacular and headed into the makeup trailer. Her costume was Kerrigan-based (For the Swarm!) and mine was a Valkyrie. (For the record, Valkyries wear very short skirts. I did not sit down!) After braiding my hair and painting my face, they let me out and gave me weaponry! As you all know, I love pointy and sharp things. This spear was gorgeous! In fact, I went right home and bought one! (After hanging with my good buddy Corday for a bit.)

Me and Corday, the coolest of the cool.

Despite a few delays, we got it all done and spent the night gabbing until near dawn again. I cannot tell you how refreshing it was! It was a giant slumber party with all your best friends, who you've strangely just met. The next morning we shot a Christmas day photo for December and a group poster. (Pre-shoot, Misti obliged me by taking more photos of me with weapons. But hey! They were Star Wars guns!) By the time we did that, candid shots were easy as pie, since we'd been goofing off for days.

I love when they give me weaponry!

But here is the kicker. We were all so moved and elated by the experience that we decided to get group tattoos! Spearheaded by Chloe and Satine, the idea was to get a USB symbol on our finger or wrist in white, deep enough that it would raise. Connection was the theme and all 16 of us, the ladies, the guys, everyone got that tattoo! For some of them, it was their very first one! In fact, we drove all the way to Resurrection Ink in Savanah, Georgia to get them done!

The Last Supper, post penis rice sculpture.

After an incredible dinner where the chef made a giant rice penis (not kidding), we headed over and got our ink. The guys there were a little blown away by all of us, but by the end it was a laugh fest. Also, finger tattoos HURT! Just saying.

Me getting inked!
 It was with a heavy heart that I left everyone, but I'm thrilled to say I consider each and every one of these ladies and gents a dear friend.

All the Women of Geekdom giving you the finger ... to show your our new tattoos, of course!

15 comments:

  1. Sounds like a hoot, and LOVED the tat! Can't wait to see the photos.

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    1. I AM LAARY MAK FROM (SPAIN). I am 50 years of age I got married before 27 years. 11 years my wife die and I was alone. I am running a software company so in my office there was a Divorcee woman approx 35 years old, after my wife death she came closer to me and slowly we started an affair she is very pretty and beautiful and I really love her as I used to love my wife she also loves me as her husband we were living together at my home from last Nine months everything was going on very good I was very happy but before one months she started ignoring me and she left my home and whenever I call her she gives me an excuse and finally before 25 days she said to me that she can’t do it further she does not love me I was shocked what happened my heart was broken and literally I cried too much on that day I was mad nothing was right I tried to convinced her a lot but everything was useless, I can’t describe my situation but by chance I got the help of dr.OKAYA, on internet as I have told you I am owner on a software company so I didn’t believe at starting but I did not have any option so I talked to Dr.Okaya he gave me 24 Days time to complete my work and he said that she will come back herself.it happened as he claimed I am very grateful to Dr.OKAYA we are now happy as ever before,dr.Okaya make her know how much we are meet to be together. If you are there having any problems in your relationship...you have to hurry up and get it touch with Dr.Okaya is there to help you(OKAYASPELLHELP@YAHOO.COM OR OKAYASPELLHELP@OUTLOOK.COM

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    2. I never knew people still have powers and make things happened this way. My name is Raina Devin am from American. my Husband James Scot left me for another woman for three months' ever since then my life have been filled with pains sorrow and heart break because he was my first love who dis virgin me when i was 21 years old. about two years ago, A friend of mine Ken Pillps told me he saw some testimonies of this great Dr Osauyi that he can bring back lover within some few days, i laugh it out and said i am not interested but because of the love my friend had for me, she consulted the great priest on my behalf and to my greatest surprise after three days my boyfriend is going to call me for the very first time after three months that he is missing me and that he is so sorry for every thing he made me went through. i still can't believe it, because it highly unbelievable it just too real to be real. Thank you Dr osauyi for bringing back my lover and also to my lovely friend who interceded on my behalf, for any one who might need the help of this great priest here is the email address OSAUYILOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM OR OSAUYILOVESPELL@OUTLOOK.COM. OR you can call the great man on +2347064294395 web sit http://osauyilovespelll.webs.com/

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  2. Hey girlie!!!!!!! This is Princess Sandy, mentioned above. :) I cannot begin to express how awesome and moving this experience was. I felt like I was instantly welcomed into a brand new family that I had always known, crazy and so amazing all at the same time! I was the last lady to arrive, so I had a late start, as everyone else had already bonded over wine and delicious conversations, but, after being there for 2 seconds, I was welcome like a family member that had just come home from a long trip. God never blessed me with sisters of my own, but after this weekend, i can truly say that I am a very proud sister and a Woman of Geekdom. :)

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    1. Sisters indeed!!! What an incredible experience! You ladies are amazing and I'm so thrilled to know you, lady!!! USB4EVA!

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    2. I AM LAARY MAK FROM (SPAIN). I am 50 years of age I got married before 27 years. 11 years my wife die and I was alone. I am running a software company so in my office there was a Divorcee woman approx 35 years old, after my wife death she came closer to me and slowly we started an affair she is very pretty and beautiful and I really love her as I used to love my wife she also loves me as her husband we were living together at my home from last Nine months everything was going on very good I was very happy but before one months she started ignoring me and she left my home and whenever I call her she gives me an excuse and finally before 25 days she said to me that she can’t do it further she does not love me I was shocked what happened my heart was broken and literally I cried too much on that day I was mad nothing was right I tried to convinced her a lot but everything was useless, I can’t describe my situation but by chance I got the help of dr.OKAYA, on internet as I have told you I am owner on a software company so I didn’t believe at starting but I did not have any option so I talked to Dr.Okaya he gave me 24 Days time to complete my work and he said that she will come back herself.it happened as he claimed I am very grateful to Dr.OKAYA we are now happy as ever before,dr.Okaya make her know how much we are meet to be together. If you are there having any problems in your relationship...you have to hurry up and get it touch with Dr.Okaya is there to help you(OKAYASPELLHELP@YAHOO.COM OR OKAYASPELLHELP@OUTLOOK.COM

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  3. Jenna, what an awesome post! A perfect summary of the weekend!

    It was so great getting to meet you and the other Women of Geekdom last weekend! Can't wait to see the calendar when it comes out!! =D

    Sherie and Cheryl (the twins)

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  4. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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  6. I watched Dodger's video about Women of Geekdom and getting the tattoo a long long time ago. I just now found your blog, and I love it!

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