The Nerds in Babeland

Nerds in Babeland

is a collection of awesome women interested in all things geek and nerd. We’re ‘that girl’ you saw at the local comic shop, the one making Doctor Who references in your twitter feed, the chick that  waited in line next to you for the release of Skyrim, and the girl you’ll see at the midnight viewing of the Avengers. We love imagination, fun games, good stories, and sharing our interests with others. Want to get to know us? Read our bios below. Click on any name to go to that author’s posts, and if you still have questions, or want to contribute to our majestic blog, contact us at info@nerdsinbabeland.com.

 

Stephanie Wooten

Co-Founder & Owner

Stephanie’s first true obsession in life was the Baby-Sitter’s Club but that was quickly thrown to the side once she discovered the X-Men and, more importantly, Rogue.  She took a break during high school (where she tried to be ‘cool’ but realized that was no fun) and then got back into things in undergrad. She quickly consumed all things Neil Gaiman, Joss Whedon, and a good majority of Grant Morrison and Alan Moore’s work.  Amongst her more recent comic book interests are Mike Carey, Ed Brubaker, Brian Michael Bendis, etc.

In undergrad and grad school, Stephanie focused on television studies.  She enjoys nothing more than the idea of delving into an entirely new, believable universe full of characters that you genuinely cared about as though they were real people.  Amongst her favorite television shows are BSG, The X-Files, Dexter, Deadwood, Supernatural, Buffy (obviously), Firefly, The Avengers (1960s), and, of course, Doctor Who.  The list could go on forever but basically it is a love for characters. These fictional worlds are what made her realize she is a nerd.  For a long time she was on her own but now, thanks to the lovely folks at The Node, she has found a place where she can share the things she geeks out about on a daily basis.

 

JackieBee

Co-Founder / Graphics / Zombiologist

Jackie is an artist, social misanthrope, decision-maker, jack(ie) of all trades, lover of cephalopods, and Batman enthusiast. She organizes a large horror-themed event in Asheville, NC called Ashtoberfest, and spends her spare time obsessing over science, and finding new, fun projects to work on. You may have even seen her singing ridiculous songs on the internet. She loves to make things, and therefore creates a lot of DiY posts. If you have a suggestion/request for a DiY post, feel free to contact jackie@nerdsinbabeland.com.

She is a moderator on Rooster Teeth, an administrator of the Node, and a contributor to Girl Named Boo. Jackie has a strong love for cartoons bordering on unhealthy, can roller skate better than anyone you know, and have a very strong love for scifi. She also had two pet mice named Meep and Narm.

All of the visual layout and graphics currently on Nerds in Babeland were created and implemented by Jackie. She even has an occasionally-updated site with actual art-things. 

            

Marissa Nolan-Layman

Editor-in-Chief & Social Media Manager

A Social Media Strategist & Copywriter/Editor running her own business; MaraMedia Northwest, Marissa is a geeky mom striving to make the world a better place one Star Wars action figure at a time. X-Men & Star Wars are the primary fandoms she enjoys. She loves all things social media but primarily hangs out on twitter at @MissMarissaMae.

 

Prof. Jenn

Contributor

Jenn Zuko Boughn received her BFA in Acting and BA in English from CU-Boulder in 1995, and her MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University in 2001. She has had her poetry published in several magazines, both local and national. She is the author of a go-to manual detailing the art of Stage Combat. Jenn is an actor and storyteller, and has appeared on stage in such groups as Actor’s Ensemble, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Frequent Flyers Productions, the Colorado Renaissance Festival, and her own troupe, Five Funny Faces. She is a life-long Fantasy writer, reader, and enthusiast. Most people call her “The Doctor.” Well, no, not really…

 

 

KimberlyFDR

Contributor

In her youth, Kimberly could most likely be found in the local library, devouring books that covered everything from WWII History to Dr. McCoy’s latest adventures aboard the Enterprise, with some X-Men thrown in for good measure. Saturdays were often reserved for PBS re-runs of Doctor Who and Red Dwarf. It was the closest a girl from NC was going to get to an adventure in space or a close encounter with the UK. Her latest television adventures have taken her across the United States and across the galaxies. She enjoyed SGA until it sadly went away, but she’s consoled herself with the adventures of the Leverage crew and the Winchester brothers, and they help immensely.
Kimberly has degrees and certificates from UNC-CH in the areas of American History, Religion, Creative Writing, and Public Health. When she passed her Mensa entrance exam, she did not pull a John Sheppard, thank you very much. And, yes, she has a favorite astrophysicist (Neil deGrasse Tyson). Doesn’t everyone? She also designs and programs websites in her daytime hours. During her nighttime hours, she can often be found online commenting on the latest media revelations of the day in between commenting on the latest fanfiction she read.

News on Shuffle

Contributor

An idea started out of boredom, News on Shuffle has grown into a music blog with a hint of photography on the side. The blogger/photographer in charge of this operation is a recent college grad who resides in Brooklyn and is currently searching for that elusive dream job that students picture while pouring over their text (or comic) books all night. In the meantime, she keeps plugging away at her photography, hoping someone will notice and throw lots of money her way for a decent photo.

Dorina Arellano

Contributor

dorinaDorina Arellano grew up in the land of soccer, tacos and Morrissey, the awesome country that is Mexico. She has studied music since she was in her mother’s belly, plays the cello, can hum all of John Williams’ soundtracks, and sings some pretty amazing Buffy karaoke. She currently lives in Los Angeles, with her toys, comic book collection, and equally nerdy husband, who doesn’t seem to understand why Batman is better than Superman. She currently works for one of the nerdiest companies ever, Google, and hopes her bosses never visit her Twitter or Tumblr accounts. She’s happiest during Halloween, she can beat you at Mario Kart, and she thinks Harrison Ford can still get it.

 
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  • Jesse
    #1 written by Jesse  2 years ago

    Love the site and what a great idea. I threw a link on my facebook. If you guys need any help promoting shoot me a message.

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