Kari Lucin is a multimedia and online producer for the Grand Forks Herald, a daily newspaper/news site based in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
She is a big geekette, and her principal hobbies are playing Dungeons & Dragons and other pen-and-paper roleplaying games, playing video games, and watching hours and hours of television on Netflix, from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” to “Mystery Science Theater 3000.”
She has the attention span of a sugar-crazed, highly-caffeinated, semi-rabid squirrel and has been known to leave books in awkward places, such as cupboards, speed boats, the Metrodome and, occasionally with disastrous results, bathtubs.
She likes science fiction, fantasy, westerns and mysteries and thinks that generally, vampires should not sparkle. She also loves odd music, including that of Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Rasputina and the Decemberists. She’s interested in feminism and how it intersects with and can improve pop culture, including movies, comics books and tabletop gaming.
In writing this blog, the author hopes to bring a bit of geek culture to the rest of the world. Yes, there is a geek culture. There is a geek community, too. Wil Wheaton and Neil Gaiman seem to be two of the leaders, and Ada Lovelace (right) is a matron saint.
But if you don’t know who they are, that’s totally okay. The geek community is pretty tolerant, and there’s room for book geeks, word nerds, theology hounds and math-lovers.
Geeks are cool like that.