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GEEK LIFE: Now I’m the One That’s Cool

Geeks. Nerds. Dorks.

These are the words that some of us have chosen to identify with. Geek is the new cool, geek is the new chic and we can now say it loud and proud. I’m the One That’s Cool is the new music video from The Guild and it depicts each cast member as a caricature of nerds getting picked on by the mean kids. The song is fun, catchy and Felicia Day is always so… well, cool! I can also fully relate to Amy Okuda as an awkward, Asian dork.

I went to public school for one year during my Freshman year. The worst that happened to me was I had one of the stupid boys in my Spanish class bump me with his ass against my desk on purpose. He also used to turn around and “mock” my long hair by singing the Maybelline commercial (maybe she’s born with it…). He was dumb and immature — in a weird way, I think he was trying to flirt more than bully me. Who knows. High school students remain a mystery to me then and especially now.

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Long Beach Comic Con 2011, a Quick Report

I literally had a quick whirl at Long Beach Comic Con this year. On Saturday night, I dropped by to hang out with the Guild of Extras. I unfortunately missed out on all The Guild events all day but I at least got to say hi and meet some people, plus I got to catch up with my friend, Nicole Eng. Here’s a great group shot taken with all of us plus Amy Okuda (Tinkerbella) and Robin Thorsen (Clara).

Photo courtesy of Christopher Wright.

On Sunday, I stopped by for a couple of hours in the morning and hit the exhibition hall to say hello to everyone I could possibly know! Chatted a bit with Team Unicorn, Steve Niles, Nathaniel Osollo, Evan Spears, Rebecca and James Hicks (Little Vampires). I love that I can say hello to awesome people at a local convention. Long Beach Comic Con is a bit quieter this year but even though I was only there for a couple of hours, I did pay for a weekend badge. I’m all about supporting local comic book cons. It’s a little tough to get the whole team together during a Halloween weekend but hopefully next year, we will do a better coverage.

Again, I recommend this convention for anyone looking for a convention where they can enjoy the company of fellow comic nerds in a very relaxed environment.

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Lady Geek Spotlight: Louanne ‘Scarlett’ Ojeda, Nerd Mom from the House of Gryffindor

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Scarlett and I am an honor roll making, JK Rowling worshipping, wand carrying, nerd t-shirt and slacks with Converse wearing, book reading, WoW playing,Wizard Wrock listening, geek blog following, comic book hoarding, fangirl squeeing, Facebook loving, convention attending, antique collecting, bookshelf breaking, recycle bag using, list making, non-stop talking, gummy worm eating, The Guild watching spoiled nerdfighter ex-cheerleader :D haha That last part probably has you a bit confused. So, please, allow me to explain.

Point 1: In junior high and high school, I DID make the Honor Roll. I was in Future Scholars of America and made the Dean’s List my senior year. I started cheerleading pop warner at my aunt and uncle’s request (meaning they paid) and in 10th grade, I cheered for my school. This made it easy for me to have nerd and non-nerd friends alike and integrate them as much as possible and have some people actully thinking I’m cool. Awesome

Point 2: JK Rowling is like a GODDESS to me! Harry Potter has pretty much taken over my entire life. I went to LeakyCon in July, bought a wand, went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and got chosen at Ollivander’s!! I’m a self-proclaimed Gryffindor and when I talk, it usually has some sort of HP reference. Example: I wish I could go visit Ashley today. It sucks that I’m out of Floo Powder!!

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I Am Today’s Fan Friday on The Guild!

I got a big surprise this morning when I checked my e-mail and saw that I am today’s spotlight on Fan Friday on The Guild’s official website. I had the biggest, nerd-attack ever! AHHH! This is so cool that I can’t even begin to say how cool it is.

Favorite line: “And like a true geek, she went all out, including screen captures of where you can spot her in the episodes.” (Darn right, I did!)

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I Was an Extra on The Guild

A few months ago, The Guild announced on Facebook that they were looking for extras for season five. Lucky for me, not only did my schedule work out but they were also filming in my neighborhood and at a convention I had already planned to go to (Long Beach Comic Convention). Ya-hoo! A chance to stare creepily at my girl-crush, Felicia Day, on set!… I mean… um, a chance to experience something new on The Guild set and meet awesome people!

The big episode came out last week and to my geek-delight, my friends started sending me messages saying they’ve spotted me.

Taken from the Watch the Guild flickr group. That's little ol' me peeking out from behind the guy with the orange shirt.

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SDCC 2011, Comikaze Expo Party

Regina from Comikaze Expo was kind enough to extend an invitation to their awesome party on Thursday night and Gizzy and I got to mingle and talk to fellow nerds and nerdettes. It was a great way to end our first day at Comic Con– with people dressed up and with drinks in our hands.

Party guest stars included Stan Lee, Yoshiki (X-Japan), Robin Thorsen (The Guild), Jeff Lewis (The Guild), Sandeep Parikh (The Guild), Sean Becker (The Guild) and Morgan Spurlock. At least, those are the people we spotted. We heard that Jewel Staite (Firefly) showed up too! Oh, can’t forget to mention some spooky friends from the Ghost Ship.

Comikaze Expo Party
These ladies are two peas in a pod. They should totally hang out.

Comikaze Expo Party

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Long Beach Comic Expo 2011: Recap

Long Beach Comic Expo came and went this past Saturday, a small convention dedicated to comic-lovin’ put together by the Long Beach Comic Con crew. Again, I am happy to have these conventions so close to where I live (I don’t have any stalkers out there, do I?)! My friend/co-worker, Liz Ohanesian, was covering the con for the hand that feeds us, LA Weekly, and I agreed to accompany her with my camera.

For me, the day started out extra early. I had bought a badge to be an extra for The Guild, season 5 since they were filming at the convention. All of us extras had to be there by 7:30am. Brutal. I was also on set the Thursday before the convention. It was a 8am to 8pm work day and I felt it. Shooting movies, films and webseries shows truly is a labor of love for these guys and I can not imagine doing it on a regular basis. I found newfound respect for the people of movie land.

Still, the experience to be an extra for my favorite web series was truly a dream come true! I’ve had fantasies about this, people! My mad love-girl-crush on Felicia Day is no secret! I can’t talk much about the details and what I witnessed but it’s all going to be coming out this summer time. That’s not too far away so hold on– I will probably make another blog post once the episode is out. Then I will reveal and tell all. I have to say that I did meet some awesome people on set, so shout out to all my fellow Guildie-extras!

Around noon time, I discarded my Hollywood dress and Liz and I met up and hit the convention floor. I love smaller conventions. I have been going to bigger conventions for many years and those experiences have prepared me for all-day-shenanigans… I often forget that this is not the case with small conventions.

In about two hours, Liz and I have walked in circles around the exhibit hall about 25 times and already met and talked to a bunch of creators. Liz’s articles are online:

Comic Book Series 140 Crowdsources Twitter, While Chafed Imagines Internet as Human

Long Beach Comic Expo: Five Things We Love About Small Conventions

It was real treat to meet Steve Niles (author of 30 Days of Night) in person. In my ‘woke-up-too-early-today’ daze, I completely walked by his booth and missed him. Luckily, he recognized me from my twitter account and flagged me down. I was fangirl-strucked for a couple of minutes (this only happens in front of comic book creators and the Supernatural cast members… go figure) but quickly snapped out of my zombie state. We chatted with him for awhile and received copies of his newest project. Super cool and nice guy and I highly recommend tracking him down on the convention floor.

As Liz mentions in ‘Five Things We Love About Small Conventions’ – Long Beach Comic Expo was not only fun for comic book lovers, but a great way to meet some of the best artists, writers, etc. in the industry. Although the exhibit hall was somewhat crowded since it was a small one, it was completely possible to talk to the people at their booths and get to know these talents.

I can’t say enough good things about LBCC and everyone involved in the organization. Keep it up and I will be there every year!

Check out my LA Weekly Slideshow from the convention!

Meeting The Guildies!

Meeting The Guild!

I spent my Friday at work, worrying about how I might not make it to Golden Apple Comics on Melrose in time for The Guild comic book signing. Felicia Day along with the rest of the Guildies hosted a cocktail party inside the comic book store at 6:00 pm that night. The event was scheduled to end at 8:00 pm! I made it there by 7:30 and was way lucky to be the last person in line for the signing. Whew!

I was pretty nervous to meet Felicia and everybody. I just have so much respect for that girl– she’s a geek, smart, an amazing writer, and an even more amazing actress. What’s not to look up to?

The autograph started with Robin Thorsen (Clara), Sandeep Parikh (Zaboo), Jeff Lewis (Vork), Amy Okuda (Tinkerbella), Vincent Caso (Bladezz), and then Felicia sat at the end. Everyone was so accommodating and full of smiles. Especially Robin, she told me- “Looks like they saved the best for last!”

I seriously wanted to squeeze them all in giant hugs- but I settled for babbling like a fangirl and telling them how much I enjoyed them and the show (I couldn’t think of anything cool to say the whole time I waited in line… such a nerdling I am). Although, I did ask Vincent to do a Bladezz sexy face for Giselle, who couldn’t be there.

Meeting The Guild!

I told Felicia she was my hero and we kind of had a gushy-gushy conversation. She is so incredibly nice in person that I have more respect for her now. I am looking forward to seeing and supporting more of her future projects.

Meeting The Guild! Meeting The Guild!
Meeting The Guild! Meeting The Guild!
Meeting The Guild! Meeting The Guild!
Meeting The Guild! Meeting The Guild!

Meeting The Guild!

Check my flickr gallery for a couple of other photos and short videos!