Geek cred… I come by it honestly

7 May

So… I was born to be a geek. There really was no way to stop it. My mother was Star Trek TOS fan and my father… well, that’s not important. My mother has told me many times about watching the moonlanding with Grandpa. And I fondly remember playing pong on Grandpa’s computer… the one before his Commodore 64.But I was meant to be this way… a fact that was cemented in the mid 1980’s when while attending the annual Star Trek convention at the Sheraton near Universal Studios, I met my then idols- Walter Koenig and George Takei. I mean, who didn’t love the youngest bridge officer and his snarky comments? Or Sulu’s awesome sword fighting skills? My heroes! (Hey, don’t try to bring up my love for Marc Singer and Wil Wheaton… they were a different kind of awesome). Ignore my horrendous hair (and the fact that I was too lazy to actually scan the pics so these are phone pics of mom’s photo album)… also notice the exciting third pic of my brother and I as “characters”. ha!

Oh, and in 2010, at the Wizard World Chicago convention I caught Mr. Koenig for a brief moment and told him that meeting him when I was a kid was still one of my favorite memories… And that having the chance, as an adult to tell him that… priceless!

I have other factors that prove I was meant to be a geek- my mother was pregnant with me when Star Wars came out. Who know sci-fi could pentetrate amniotic fluid? Me. The day I was born, Dungeons & Dragons was copyrighted, well… 4 years prior. And the first two movies I remember- Raiders of the Lost Ark (sitting on my dad’s lap in a theater in Lima) and E.T.

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5 Responses to “Geek cred… I come by it honestly”

  1. Madison May 8, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    Definitely a geek!!! Cred is well-deserved!!! I LOVE IT!!!! Star Trek rules my world!! TOS that is…… great article 🙂

    • elizabeth ann May 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

      LOL Thought you’d like this post… I can still picture the moment of meeting both gents- but being able to thank Walter for giving me that memory… that was even better. 🙂

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