Heather Trend

Contributor

As a child of the 80s and 90s, my journey into geekdom was fuelled by warrior princesses, NeverEnding Stories, magical creatures, sword fights, and people going off on adventures. Nothing much has changed really!

I’ve always been drawn to stories, and my two great loves are Star Wars and World of Warcraft. I fall in love with fandoms easily, devouring everything I can get my hands on including games, spin-offs, and extra material. As a huge animal lover, I’m constantly asking my fiance if I can adopt every cute fantasy creature I come across. Although we already have two cats, Milo and George, I would quite happily have many more – even a zoo if I was allowed!

To me, knowledge is just another type of story, and I’m a huge knowledge sponge, always eager to learn something new. I have two degrees (Art History and English Literature) and I’m currently finishing my Masters in Information and Library Studies. My academic career has always been interwoven with fantasy and science fiction; for my Masters, I catalogued my video games collection, for example. While studying Art History, I learned about science fiction-esque cyberia and psychobabble, the fantastic creatures in manuscripts and modern esoteric and surrealist art. Then I was drawn to Children’s Literature, Science Fiction, and Celtic Studies while studying English Literature, rounding it off with a Creative Writing dissertation – with a fantasy short story, naturally.

Sharing stories and knowledge is a core part of who I am, and it bleeds into everything I do as a blogger. It is what draws me to write, and to share geeky products with people. I love finding products made specifically for geeks, especially fashion, art, and accessories that really capture the feeling of that particular fandom and make you feel like you’re back experiencing that magical moment all over again.

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