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Interview: Award Winner Director, D.W. Waterson on That’s My DJ

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D.W. Waterson is not only one of Toronto’s most in-demand DJ, she is also a powerhouse of creativity. She is the creator and director of award winning web series, That’s My DJ, a fast-paced slice of life show that takes a look inside the new order of rave. The series won for Best Editing at the 2016 11th Annual Independent Television and Film Festival and Waterson won Best Director at the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) 2016 Independent Pilot Competition.

Read our interview with her below!

First of all, congratulations on your win at the NYTVF and ITV Fest! Tell us about about your web series, That’s My DJ, and how the show came together.

Thank you so much! That’s My DJ is a series more or less based off my life and experiences being a DJ in Toronto. Each season follows a different character in the social circle of raves, promoters & night life. Started writing the show about three to four years ago and shot Season One. After a great response from the first season I jumped back into the creating chair and started hustling on Seasons Two and Three.

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Michelle and Will’s Moonlight Wedding: Sailor Moon and Art Deco Inspired

Okay, no laughing allowed. I had a Sailor Moon themed wedding.

But perhaps not the rainbow colored, anime-poster ridden melee of sad artistic choices that you are expecting. Since my groom and I  are fairly fashionable adults with an pretty serious otaku problem, we finally landed on the perfect mash up of classy and nerdy for our big day: We had an art deco Sailor Moon-inspired wedding.

Michelle & Will's Moonlight Wedding: Sailor Moon inspired

The plan was to have an elegant, grown up wedding, with a highly stylized injection of Sailor Moon design into every nook and cranny! Utilizing the extensive archive of beautiful Sailor Moon imagery, such as the lockets, wands, and symbols from the manga and anime, as well as the influence of Art Deco moon and stars designs, pulling together the decor, graphics, and fashion into an elegant nerd wedding was an event planner’s dream! As a professional event producer for Bubble Punch, as well as working in a hotel for most of my college years (100+ wedding receptions and lived to tell the tale!), I had extensive wedding planning and decorating experience under my belt, and was confident I would be able to do something unique, yet totally otaku-driven, to suit our tastes. Keep in mind, despite all of this, it was STILL SUPER DUPER STRESSFUL since it was my own wedding, haha! But here I am, mind in tact, and ready to tell you all about it!

I just wanted to hop on my soapbox quickly and tell everyone that YOU ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE ANY KIND OF WEDDING YOU WANT. I think a lot of readers have been amazed that my groom “allowed” me to do this, but the fact is that we were both equally excited about the theme, the nerdy music, and decorations, because it spoke to our common interests. So don’t be afraid to flaunt your nerdy side in public, and especially not at your wedding! It’s your day! DO WHATEVER YOU WANT! WOO!

Below is a summary in photos of the wedding, then after that is a breakdown of Fashion, Graphics, and Decor notes and DIY links for everything! THIS POST IS LONG, BUT HANG IN THERE, IT’S TOTES WORTH IT. Thank you so, so much to Shannon Cottrell for all of the amazing photos!

Play the video and get teary eyed while the magical music plays in the background!

THE WEDDING!

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Ep. 209 Aabria Lipscomb

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Our guest this week is Aabria Lipscomb — personal trainer by early morning, stand-up comedian in the dark night of Los Angeles. Most importantly, she is also a big effin’ Lady Geek. Listen to our conversation about being a nerd during everyday, muggle living.

GEEK LIFE: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

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Let’s all just admit it. Most days, we feel like everyone else is doing fun stuff without us. You feel like you’re just sitting in your own cave, watching Netflix while all your friends are high fiving each other on a flying, real life Tardis that one of their other cooler friend made for that one party that you weren’t invited to. Then you tell yourself that it’s okay because you’re kind of a boring person anyways and no one wants to hang out with you. EVER. The cycle of feeling bad for yourself continues forever.

Well, my fellow geeks — it’s time to buck up.

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Ep. 106 Leah Cevoli

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This weekend at Wondercon, actress and all around lady-of-all-trades, Leah Cevoli is moderating a panel called All Shapes and Sizes Welcome, discussing the female body image and women’s issues in the industry. The Lady Geeks also open up about their own personal experiences from struggling with weight gain to skinny-shaming to finding self-love. We also get into discussions about cats (again), our dream bubble-baths, Jesus and talking cheeseburgers. If you’ll be at Wondercon, we hope to see you at Leah’s panel on Saturday!

Ep. 94 It’s Not a Color!

The Lady Geeks discuss unemployment and jobs while we all worry about leaving children around Fortune Cookie. They also discuss the semi-old news of J.J. Abrams directing ‘Star Wars’ while the Space Pirate Queen gets overly excited by ‘The Vampire Diaries’ spin-off show.