A recent post by a well known business coach sparked some outrage about what it means to be a woman. According to her, anything less than high heels, sexy lingerie, and cooking naked in the kitchen for your man is not feminine enough. We TOTALLY disagree! Femininity...
Running two successful Blizzard positive podcasts, building a super supportive community, and working in gaming, all while dealing with anxiety and depression can definitely be hard! But our guest today, the incredible Thyst of Lagging Balls, makes it all look easy...
Because hanging out listening to us talk is the best half hour of your week, we've gone free form again! Geek Herring and Chill is just that, time to sit back, relax, and listen to us ramble on. This week, it's all the geeky gaming we've gotten into over the past...
A critical geek culture podcast for geeks everywhere focussed on female representation throughout geekdom. What fuels their passions, the experiences and challenges female geeks face, more Harry Potter talk than you can shake a chocolate frog at, and way more awesome stuff! Join us to get critical about pop culture, learn from interviews with extraordinary geek girls, and celebrate (or boo!) geek girls in the news.
Geek Herring is for all the girls who grew up without strong geek role models to help them discover their geek dreams.
For everyone who’s ever been quizzed about their video game knowledge, because girls don’t play games.
Geek Herring is working to bring female identifying geeks into their prime. To be the role models, dreams, and voices.
Warrior Queen of the Written Word
What do you get when you cross a degree in Medieval history, a serious Super Mario addiction, and an intense desire to crochet all the geeky things with someone who likes to talk, write, and tweet about all things geeky?
Amanda has been a geek pretty much since birth (Care Bears are geeky, right?!). When her parents bought her an original NES for her 5th birthday, she was hooked, playing Mario pretty much forever.
The video game love is real; Amanda would come home from school for lunch and play Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, go back to school to play Oregon Trail, and come home and play both some more. No wonder she loves geography and travel!
These days, she’s moved on from DOS games (just barely) and spreads her love across the Potterverse, anything Robin Hobb has ever written, World of Warcraft, The Elder Scrolls franchise, coffee, and geek feminism.
Fool of all Trades
As an Austrian, life isn’t easy. Everybody thinks you are jumping around fountains in Salzburg singing about Edelweiß, while actually, the opposite is true. With geeky tendencies early on in life, her parents quickly bought her all the consoles and gaming devices that were available (also probably to make her shut the f*** up XD).
A Gameboy at 7, the NES shortly after that followed by the Nintendo 64 and a Gamecube (Zelda Limited Edition y’all). Throw in a Nintendo DS and you get a Nintendo fangirl (her dog Yoshi is living proof of that). Lucky her also got a PC at 14 – Internet access included. So imagine her at 2 AM, hoping desperately that her sleeping parents don’t wake up from the calming sounds a 56k modem makes when it dials in. They never did! That’s why she can be here to tell the tale.
Until this day her biggest passions are all things related to the Wizarding World, Jump and Run Games that don’t need a lot of brain effort. And all things tech (better buy her a gadget than flowers ;).