Samantha has been a member of GGB since 2015 and an officer of the Philadelphia chapter since 2018.  Her foray into all things fandom began in the age of boybands where she was able to hone her fan skills attending concerts and amassing a wide variety of collectibles.  Then, she climbed on board the Hogwarts Express and has been “Going Back to Hogwarts” for almost 20 years now. She says, “Harry and friends helped shape me into who I am today.  I am immensely grateful that I was able to grow up in such a wonderful and loving community.”

Samantha loves cosplay and conventions, marathon board game sessions, cleaning up at trivia night, and binge-watching tons of geeky TV.  Her favorite vacation spot is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter; She is an annual passholder at Universal Orlando Resort and travels there at least twice a year.

Above all, Samantha just loves being nerdy.  Having a community of people share a love for something is one of the most powerful feelings in the world.  Geek Girl Brunch gives Samantha the opportunity to promote a space where we can celebrate our diverse fandom loves.  As an officer of GGBPhilly since 2018 and a member of the HQ Webteam since 2019, she looks forward to continuing the mission of GGB!

Geeky Top Ten: Harry Potter, Supernatural, Teen Wolf, Disney, Star Wars, Musicals, Doctor Who, Board Games, Great British Baking Show, Marvel Cinematic Universe

Brunch Drink of Choice: The house specialty cocktail or one of the craft beers on tap.

Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw

Geeky Boyfriends: Dean Winchester, Stiles Stilinski, Poe Dameron