Meet the Geeks

Get to know the folks behind Goodtobeageek.com

Jessa Phillips aka Sultry Minx Zoe
David Lucier
Hannah Hart, Ghost Dame of Hotel del Coronado
Thomas Jordan
Glenn Buettner
Chad Julian
Andrew Louis Marnik
Misty Pendragon
Nicole Wakelin aka Total Fan Girl

 


Jessa Phillips aka “SultryMinxZoe”

Editor in Chief
Podcast Director
Co-host, Good To Be A Gamer Podcast
Co-host, Storm of Words Podcast 

Bred to be a Geek and heckfire she is proud of it! Jessa is the daughter of SciFi fans and technophiles. Brought up on heavy doses of Star Trek & Star Wars, it is no surprise shiny objects still catch her attention. Her voracious appetite for all things tech began with her first computer, an Apple II GS (pin-fed Imagewriter pages she still has in her possession, for their sentimental value).

Escaping her day job in the land of HTML and Twitter posts, Jessa maintains her geek cred as a freelance web designer and blogger. Articles penned by Jessa have been featured on Rocket Llama, Game TyrantHour42, Geek Girls Network & Txt Movie Club. She was bit by the podcasting bug when she became a regular on the We Talk About LOST ReWatch Podcast and can now be heard as a regular guest on Tuning Into SciFi TV’s Saturday B Movie Reel Podcast, as well as the RevolutionSF RevCast, Earth Station Onewith an occasional appearance on GeekMom Podcast. That is when she is not producing and hosting podcasts here at Good To Be A Geek. Always connected, Geek penetrates her focus at all times. Even while she is working, there is a technology or gaming podcast playing in the background.

Her most recent foray into the geekdom has been conventions. If you cannot find her online, chances are she is at a convention. When recently asked what would be the one item she would grab if her house were on fire, she proudly replied, “my convention badges.” She has been honored to be a panelist at Arisia, as well as on the American SciFi & Fantasy Media & American Classic SciFi Tracks at Dragon*Con.

To find more of Jessa, follow her on Twitter @SultryMinxZoe or follow to her Facebook feed.


David Lucier
Co-host, Good To Be A Gamer Podcast 

David started his geekdom from they days of Atari and Nintendo, and continued on through watching re-runs of star trek TNG and many D&D campaigns in college and after. Still an avid video gamer and sci-fi geek, he is currently joining Jessa on the good to be a gamer podcast every week, and enjoying every minute of it. Feel free to drop him a line at dlucier@goodtobeageek.com


From the Diary of Miss Hannah Hart of San Diego, Ghost Dame
Staff Writer

So, here’s the awful kibosh no one gets about being a ghost. (Righty-o, babies, I’m a ghost: died in 1934 in a thrillingly fabulous shopping incident involving actress Ida Lupino. Who knew cocktail bags could be so lethal?) When one is a ghost, one really doesn’t get to speak one’s mind.

Oh sure, I can slam a door hither and thither and I do love redecorating and rearranging furniture; still, nobody pays much attention to that. (Besides, have you ever had to spend the night with those flat tires on Ghost Adventures? That crude language, those undershirts! In my abode, the Hotel del Coronado where I still roam to this day -wouldn’t you?- those eggs would have been shooed off the premises as rag-a-muffins and beggars.)

Anyhoo, I’ve waited lifetimes for this Internet gadget. Then this wi-fi came along; well, that’s just aces! Here in my hotel turret overlooking the sea, I can beat my gums all I like, that is when I’m not downstairs hoofin’ and spifflin’ at the Babcock & Story with Errol Flynn and Johnny Barrymore. For a hellcat like moi-meme, it’s been tough keeping my opinions to myself all these years, and let me tell you, I’ve got aplenty: history (been there, dolls), flickers and television (fantastic innovations), Steampunk (retro, even in my day, but no less wondrous), literature (books, people, books), la mode (vintage fashion) and this magical world called Disney (I knew Mr. Walter Elias personally, I did.)

So, listen up, cats, you never met a snazzy tomato comme Moi: Miss Hannah Hart of the Hotel del, ghostdame. Abyssinia, all you Joes and Janes!

Hannah loves the Internet indeed and you’ll find her most times at the following sites:
http://www.jennypop.net/



Thomas Jordan
Co-host, Storm of Words


While most children dragged around their favorite teddy bears, Thomas was attached at the hip to his plush Spider-Man. He continued to soak up superhero comics through his teenage years and hasn’t put them down since. Highlights of his alternative career path, include Professional Wrestler, Radio Personality and Paranormal Investigator. Many years in the hospitality industry have afforded him titles such as VIP Liason and the opportunity to work directly with everyone from politicians to major players in the entertainment industry.

He currently hosts “bad movie” nights and interviews for Good To Be A Geek. He resides in the Boston area with his wife (to whom he proposed with the help of Stan Lee), their two children, Lex and Atlas, and their dog, Godzilla.


Glenn Buettner
Host, B-Movie Bunker

The latest addition to our gaggle of geeks, Glenn Buettner is a long-time friend to Good To Be A Geek and we are proud to host his B-Movie Bunker.

“I was born to a typical Amish lesbian couple in the highlands of Scotland.  That was my old life, before the end came. After pulling myself out the twisted remnants of the world after the great apocalypse, I shed everything that tied me to the world that is no more. I found shelter in an old bunker, safe from the howling winds, the radioactive rains, and the marauding bands of Zombie Protestants.

The bunker is well stocked with food and an amazingly full video library. Now I spend my days sifting through the piles of media, bringing to light the gems and giving dire warning for those films best left lost to the ages. It ain’t glamorous, but with a wasteland full of rabid Nazi hipsters, you shouldn’t need to worry about what movie to watch.”

To find more of Glenn Buettner, follow him on Twitter (@nakedhobo). Don’t forget to Subscribe to the B-Movie Bunker on YouTube!


cj_profileChad Julian

Chad has been a comic fan and collector since the early nineties, when he received his first Sears catalog comic starter pack one fateful Christmas morning. From those early GI Joe and Spider-man issues grew a lifelong obsession with the comic book medium. As a budding artist Chad spent many an hour in his childhood sketching superheroes and hoping to one day break into the industry. After receiving a BFA in illustration in 2001 from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, the real world reared its head and Chad was forced to work horrible life-sucking jobs, like tech support. UGH!

Luckily Chad finally “broke into the industry” in a manner of speaking, getting a job at one of the coolest comic shops in the northeast. Employed at That’s Entertainment (www.thatse.com) for close to 7 years now, Chad is the friendly face you see behind the counter and also works as the vintage toy buyer for the store. Now, with an extensive collection topping out somewhere around 25 long boxes, he has amassed a lifetime of knowledge of the comic book industry. Working in a premier comic shop keeps him up to date with all his favorite titles and lets him enjoy the best perk of the job, introducing new readers to great books every week.

 


Andrew Louis Marnik
Contributing Writer

Growing up with E.T., Back to the Future and The Empire Strikes Back, Andrew always maintained a strong foothold in the geek realm. His adventures led him into the world of filmmaking. Graduating in 2005 from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Electronic Filmmaking and Digital Video Design program, Andrew has worked at various studios shooting and editing everything from local television commercials to documentaries and even feature films. He even had the chance of editing the Firefly feature-length fan film for charity, Browncoats: Redemption (www.browncoatsmovie.com).

Also, he recently wrapped shooting on a short film titled Cold Brother (www.coldbrothermovie.com) and aims to have it released in the spring of 2012. Residing now outside of Seattle, WA, Andrew is breaking into the filmmaking market there with several script ideas as well as pitching several web series to go into production in the spring of 2012. In his free time, he enjoys photography and often writes film-related articles as well as film scripts.

To find out more about Andrew, follow him on Twitter: @ALMarnik
View his vast DVD and Blu-Ray collection at DVD Aficionado: (davionmtrx.dvdaf.com/owned)


Misty Pendragon
Contributing Writer

Misty Pendragon is a Jossaholic, and has worked on Pagan Newsletters, and a few online Fandom websites thru the years, and keeps her self busy with watching anything with Zombies on it!


Nicole Wakelin aka “Total Fan Girl”
Contributing Writer

Nicole began the Journey to Geekdom when her parents gave her a Pong Console for a birthday present.  This was followed by countless viewings of Classic Star Trek and Creature Double Feature with her Dad.  There was no turning back.  She is an avid reader of anything sci-fi or supernatural and is especially fond of butt-kicking heroines with customized weapons hidden up the sleeves of their leather jackets.

If you see her in her own leather jacket, avoid making her angry by remembering that Han shot first, Starbuck is a guy, and vampires do not sparkle. You’ve been warned.

Nicole hosts the Total Fan Girl segment of the biweekly gaming podcast, The D6 Generation, and blogs at http://www.totalfangirl.com.

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