If you don’t know who Kristin Hackett is, your life must be a sad pile of soggy potato chips. She is as delightfully peppy as a cup of coffee, and as sugary sweet as a thousand pixie sticks! We first crossed paths when we discovered we were both geek girl bloggers! She writes for 2 amazing geek blogs, On Wednesdays We Wear Pink, and Super Space Chick. And she also has another exciting new venture that you can read about here! She is vlogging on YouTube now, so you can see her beautiful face in real time! Be sure to subscribe!
Kristin achieved super geek fame when she graced this season’s Fangasm on SyFy channel, something I know each geek inside of us would desperately love! You just HAVE to watch her on the telly – you can watch the episodes here! If you were unsure of just how much of a nice girl next door she is, you will find out once you watch her on Fangasm! I remember being at the Geek Girl Brunch where she talked about this experience… and myself and the other geek girls were floored! What an awesome chance not only to be on one of my favorite channels, the SyFy channel… but to PITCH a comic book idea to Stan Lee! How incredible! The godfather of so many amazing comic book characters… wow… epic.
A few other reasons I heart her so much… and there are many… she loves comic conventions, geek fashion, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Game of Thrones. Basically she’s awesome… and if I haven’t convinced you, just take a few moments to read her tweets. I am sure you will be convinced.
I’ll be joining Kristin and the other girls of the Geek Girl Brunch crew on Nov. 23rd. Here’s a snap from the last one we all attended in NYC. Geek girl bloggers unite! Aren’t we cute?
1. If you could be besties with any cartoon character, who would it be and why?
If I could be besties with any cartoon character it would be Princess Bubblegum for sure. We would plan tea parties for other princesses, conduct science experiments in matching lab coats, and gossip with Peppermint Butler about Finn’s crush on PB during our sleepovers. Candy Kingdom is even listed as one of my residences on Twitter because I spend a lot of time there in my imagination.
2. What was your very first cosplay? How about your favorite cosplay?
My first cosplay ever (that wasn’t a Halloween costume) was Death from Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. I’m completely in love with the series. It’s one of the most beautiful comics ever written and it inspired my first tattoo. Sadly, it was at NYCC like a million years ago, and my computer crashed right afterwards so I don’t have any photos… But I’m thinking it’s a good excuse to emulate my favorite member of the Endless another time!
3. What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?
As a kid, my favorite cartoon was Daria which probably explains a lot about me. When the complete series was re-released on DVD I rewatched the whole thing and I got so much more out of it than I had as a child. James brother Trent was the second animated character I had a major crush on (next to Link), but during my re-watch I realized that despite his good looks, he’s a total slacker so it would never work between us 🙂
4. Apocalypse! You and 1 other person, real or fictitious, have to re-populate the Earth. Who do you choose and why?
I feel like I should choose a fictitious character so I don’t embarrass myself with the real life person! I would want to repopulate with Severus Snape because we would have a high chance of having wizard babies who would be helpful in rebuilding all of the locations that were destroyed. Also, I would FINALLY get to visit Hogwarts (not that this is anytime to be selfish), and we could use their extensive library to research ways of expanding the population as rapidly as possible. And I might have a crush on Snape.
5. If you were a food, what would you be?
If I were a food I would be a vanilla birthday cupcake with pink frosting and rainbow sprinkles. I’m sweet and colorful in my human life and I feel like I would accurately translate to a cupcake if I were to suddenly transform. Plus cupcakes make people happy and I try my best to do just that all the time!