Yesterday eleven (if I’m counting right) GeekMom writers gathered in a room for the first time–sort of. We met face to face in a Google+ Hangout. Of course, you can only have ten people at a time in a Hangout, so GeekMoms Amy and Andrea graciously ducked out to leave room for our guest of honor, the awesome Felicia Day, star of The Guild, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and the newly launched Dragon Age: Redemption.
From left to right that’s Brigid Ashwood, Cathe Post (sorry your webcam wasn’t working, Cathe), Felicia, Kristen Rutherford, Mandy Horetski, me, Natania Barron, Patricia Vollmer, and Sophie Brown’s house you see across the bottom. Looks like Sophie had stepped away for a moment when I snapped this pic. It was lively, chatty gathering with discussions ranging from our various levels of Glitch addiction, übergeeky secrets (I confessed to renaming all the Glitch piggies after Betsy-Tacy characters), and the nutshell history of the GeekMom blog. Oh, yeah, and did I mention Felicia totally complimented my hair? #mademyday #okaymyweek
Felicia is a delight, and we could have happily hung out with her all day. But she had a lot of other living rooms to visit–she later reported dropping into almost forty Hangouts. It was equally delightful to spend some time face to face with some of the smart, talented, awe-inspiring women who contribute to this site. Not to mention some adorable geeklings who made cameo appearances. I’d gladly hang out with this crowd any day of the week.