Staff Share Their Fandom

Ain't no geek like a library geek, 'cause a library geek don't stop!

We're pretty passionate about everything we do — including geeking out. With Koelbel Con (the libraries' pop culture extravaganza) right around the corner, we thought we'd share a few of our favorite things. 

Doctor Who

Is there a doctor in the house? You know it! The overwhelming vote for staff fandom was Dr. Who.

AL_SHELLEY Doctor Who! Specifically The Doctor and Rose. I love the fast paced, witty, yet sentimental 10th Doctor. And, come on, who can fail to love those Chuck Taylors he was always kicking around in?

AL_JILLA and AL_MARIEI concur.

AL_JULIA shared this Dr. Who quote:

I'm not crying, you're crying.

AL_SARAHD shared this quote:

You want weapons? We're in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room's the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!

AL_JENNIEB also commented: "Matt Smith is my favorite doctor, maybe tied with Tom Baker."

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

Catherine at Comic Con

The Costume Making Guide

Cosplay World

AL_CATHERINE I geek out about cosplay! I love choosing a character and figuring out how to bring them to life. The fun is in the details! My most recent cosplay (all made by me!): The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, a less well-known comic character because she hasn't been in movies or on TV yet.

Hawkworld

AL_CODY I have always had a fondness for Hawkman. When I was a kid I loved the idea of a hero who had bird wings. It wasn't until I was an adult and saw someone cosplaying him and Hawkgirl at Comic Con that I remebered how much I liked that character. I have since been trying to read as much as I can and am now working on putting together a Hawkman/Hawkgirl cosplay with my girlfriend.

Finding Bigfoot

AL_WENDY I'm all about Bigfoot right now. Amazing how many Bigfoot signs you can find in any given forest 

The Great Muppet Caper The Muppet Movie

AL_MARY  I have loved the Muppets since my cousin bought me the soundtrack to The Muppet Movie (the FIRST one) on vinyl when I was 8. I was SO EXCITED when they started making movies again. The Great Muppet Caper is THE BEST off all of them, IMHO, followed closely by The Muppets Take Manhattan. Fozzie Bear is my patronus. I dressed up as Beaker for Halloween once.

AL_ELIZABETHP The original The Muppet Movie is the best.

Watchmen

AL_JEREMIAH  WATCHMEN by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.It was only after the third time I read this book that I felt like I truly understood it.

Here's a photo of Andrea with standiees of EXO's Chanyeol and Kyungsoo.

Alive

The First Album

AL_ANDREA I really geek out on an androgynous aesthetic (glam rock, to k/j/c-pop, manga etc).

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

AL_TIEGAN Hogwarts is my home!

Game of Thrones

AL_GALINA  

“... a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” -Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones

Star Trek, the Next Generation

AL_RACHEL I'll be a Star Trek fan until death. I get such enjoyment out of the message of respect for all people and all life forms. It shows a future where balance with nature is the expectation, not just a guideline. I also love that the series shows a better way for people to treat each other. There is still conflict, but with a foundation of education, conversation, and compromise.

The Royal Tenenbaums

AL_ELISABETH Wes Anderson movies! The dialogue, the costumes, the color palette, the actors (Bill Murray! Angelica Huston!), even the font he uses in title cards - my kind of oddball and I love them!

Princeless

AL_BEVERLY Currently, I am a new devotee of Princess Adrienne of Princeless. Love that girl power! My fav is volume 1 when Princess Adrienne decided to "be the change."

The X-files

AL_KATI Mulder and Scully all the way! I just want to believe, okay?

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