We here at Geeks OUT want you, the reader, to know more about who we are. To help with that, we’ve started interviewing members of our board so you know what makes us tick. Here’s our sixth interview!
Who are you and what do you do for Geeks OUT?
I’m Jayson Bennett and I’m the Outreach Committee Chair for the board.
How did you first get involved?
I attended the first Flame Con with my roommate who was volunteering. I’ve been volunteering since NYCC that year and haven’t looked back.
What makes you geek out?
Well I’m a veterinary medical professional so I regularly geek out about science and animals. But in the Lands of Fandom I geek out for Marvel Comics (Xmen specifically), Science Fiction movies/TV, MMORPGs and Fantasy novels.
What book/tv show/comic/etc are you enjoying now?
I’m currently reading the Nate Temple fantasy series and the Schooled in Magic series.
Who do you ship?
I ship Wiccan and Hulking. Their story is one of the better representations of young adult queer love in main stream comics.
What was your introduction to geekdom?
I’d say my introduction to geekdom was probably watching late night TV with my dad and Saturday morning cartoons. We’d watch things like reruns of Elvira’s Movie Macabre, Star Trek (original and TNG), Batman and numerous “so bad they’re good” scifi movies from the 50’s-80’s. And I was obsessed with the He-man, Thundercats and Silverhawks tv shows.