Trevor began his forray into nerdom as a kid peddling his bike all the way to the local bookstore to purchase comic books. The boring superhero comics weren’t good enough for Trevor, he wanted the real ones. The ones with ducks. Now who’s laughing while he’s on his way to cash in all those valuable Ducktales comics. Soon he’ll have his own money bin full to the brim. These days, to fill the time before the money bin construction completes (and begins), Trevor fills his time with photography, movies, television and comic book conventions. You can find his cosplay Meet & Greet mini-shoot and articles on this site as well as prints of his photographs being sold by cosplayers throughout the land.
–P.S. Trevor converted to Marvel & DC comics and movies later on, so no heartburn on that one, right?
Quite frankly, Tim is a 17-year-old trapped in a 30-something-year-old’s body. He loves good TV – by which he means something with a good serialized storyline – and movies, and spends many of his nights immersed in a gloriously complex video game. He’s a firm believer that Lost was the greatest show ever made, and that includes the ending. Oh, and Tim is a staunch defender of the Ewoks and their place in the Star Wars canon. You can listen to Tim on the Whatever Makes You Weird podcast, check out his opinions about upcoming movies in our Trailerpark Tuesday segments, and find his reporting about cons and all things nerd-ish on the Comic Con Tips website.
Megan Golden is the droid you’re looking for. She’s a lvl 100 Netflix wizard and a firm believer in second breakfast. She likes movie marathons and long walks to the refrigerator. Her initial journey into the nerd realm began at a very young age. Collecting action figures is among her favorite side quests, along with gaming (specifically retro games, zombie slashers, and titles like Tomb Raider), and exploring the great outdoors in the sunshine. Whether she’s acting, cosplaying, or amusing a room full of fellow nerds, she loves to entertain, motivate, and inspire others. You can find Megan at comic book conventions, on our website’s podcasts and articles, on her official cosplay page (www.facebook.com/
megangoldencreates), or whenever she has the One Ring of Power on– seriously, she should stop doing that.
Pekka grew up in the beautiful country of Finland and eventually ended up in Salt Lake City, Utah. During his life Pekka has had lot of interests including, but not limited to comic books, Lucas Arts games, photography, action figures, fantasy and sci-fi art, Batman ’66, Blizzard Entertainment, electronic dance music, statues, travel, Games Workshop, movies, Seinfeld, Star Wars, National Parks, posters/ art prints, He-Man, Magic the Gathering etc.
Pekka grew up reading comic books starting with titles like Tintin, Asterix, Willy and Wanda and Lucky Luke among others. When he received a copy of Hämähäkkimies reprinting Spectacular Spider-Man 26 and 27, he developed a life long love of Spider-Man and Marvel Comics. Seeing Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man on the big screen was a life long dream come through and his current obsession is everything related to Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Pekka is not currently collecting anything specific (he still has MOTU figures in parents garage and too much unframed art sitting in storage), but if you are looking for a present, look on the direction of anything He-Man, Star Wars, M.A.S.K or Marvel figures and art prints.
A geek with a past, we decided to let Cortney along for the ride. Such a slacker at most things, Cortney lives up to his potential when it comes to geekery. A big fan of the 80s and 90s and all that came with it, including Joss Whedon, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Buffy and Firefly. You’ll find Cortney is also a big Ducktales fan and enjoys rafting in his spare time.
Taryn Ficklin is a level 10 technomancer that can eat an unlimited amount of toaster strudles and has a love for cinematography, dinosaurs, space, anime, and anything to do with nerdy internet culture. Ever since he got his hands on a computer, he has had an intense fascination with them. Diving into coding, game design, video editing, and web building, he makes a great free IT pro for his family and friends. Although sometimes not right in the head, Taryn does his best to put all of his crazy ideas into a physical form. Whether it’s through writing, videos or art, he always finds a way.
“One does not simply choose one cosplay,” at least, that’s what Boromir would say in regards to Whitney Warnick and her obsession with cosplay (more like, determination to do ALL THE COSPLAYS) and all things geek. Whitney is a level 23 nerd with a voracious appetite for RPG video games, and when she’s not hiding in her hobbit-hole with her best friend/companion/welsh corgi, Smee, she is out exploring middle-earth/Gaia/Westeros/
whatever you want to call this planet we live on. She is a self-proclaimed film/tv critic, book enthusiast, foodie and wineo. Not just a hero in cosplay, Whitney volunteers much of her time in the “real world” as a member of Rotary International. You’ll find Whitney wandering around at comic conventions, frolicking through the mountain flowers, on our website here, on her official cosplay page (www.facebook.com/ zabracuscosplay), or even in the Matrix. Say hello, be friendly, and make sure you have a pokeball around when a wild Whitney appears!
When he’s not off exploring the depths of time and space, Ian occasionally visits this rock we call earth. Between videos games and trying to understand this thing called “emotion”, he still finds time for cosplay. Unable to stop creating until he has finished them all, or death takes him. Ian also enjoys delving heavily into psychology and understanding the human mind. And even after 24 years on this rock he is still no closer to grasping the human species. He enjoys contemplating all things science and must always be learning something new, or else what is the point. He battles through the tedious tasks of everyday life awkwardly gathering experience so he can finally defeat Braska’s final aeon. Ian truly enjoys nothing more than intelligent conversation, and spending time with fellow nerds. Through these actions he found comic con and through comic con he found his equivalent of the Shire, no better place to call home. His combat experience and expertise on the rifle range will make him a valuable ally in the pending Zombie apocalypse, which we all know is a matter of when, not if. But always remember the enemy’s gate is down (https://www.facebook.com/ALeonCosplay).
From a young age, Erar displayed a great fascination for the world around him. In particular, what made everything tick; from the electronics in his toys to the smallest of bugs. Consumed by this fascination, the constant desire to bring the creations from his mind to life and for fear of taking over the world Erar was introduced to the world of: video games, Si-Fi, fantasy, cartoons anime, and Legos. This only made it worse. The Si-Fi only provoked his wonder in robotics. Machines with the capacity to assist or destroy humanity. At a later age, Erar made the discovery of cosplay. From what he learned in those years he now channels the knowledge gained from the carpenter’s shop, the scholar’s lounge, the technology lab and the combined experience of his closest friends and family into a focused beam directed toward the passion of cosplay… that and to finding a way to move his consciousness into the grandest of super computers; reaching immortality. For now, Erar builds his cosplays; always looking to infuse animatronics into every costume. Secretly however he builds… builds his legions of robots… for betterment of the human race, yeah let’s go with that… (https://www.facebook.com/erar0x6)
Julie Johnson has been doing this whole cosplay thing for about four years now. Her first convention was Anime Banzai. She had just dipped her toes into the magic that is cosplay after folding under pressure when she ended up super embarrassed over her attempt at a Rule 63 Itachi from Naruto (it’s okay, she sort of knows what she’s doing now). This whole cosplay thing really stuck with this wee nerd, and she decided it was something that would stay. What does Julie do outside of cosplay, you ask? Well, usually she’s out nerding it up with the other nerds or in her cave playing video games, reading manga, or watching ridiculous amounts of anime on Netflix.
Nate Gressmen has a power level of over 9,000, and is a Pokémon master. He’s a beginning cosplayer, and has been a geek his entire life. A crazy cat enthusiast, that also loves playing Xbox and eating at buffets. Knows more about Star Wars than the history of the United States. Loves all things Marvel, DC, Dragon Ball Z, Transformers, LEGO, and Nintendo. Spends his free time snowboarding, building LEGO’s, taking the hobbits to Isengard, jamming out to music, and documenting his cat’s lives. He is working on armor for the 501st Alpine Garrison, and hopes to help others join the 501st as well. Look for his posts on our social media pages.