Geek of the Week: @ActionChick

I am proud to present our latest Geek of the Week, Katrina Hill. Not only is she one of the most prolific web nerds online, she is also a SDCC/NYCC fanatic. She has done a lot to progress geek culture and Crazy4ComicCon is honored to feature her today.

How old were you when bit by the radioactive spider (when did you become a nerd)?

I’ve always been a nerd at heart, but in Jr. High/HS, I ended up hanging out with a very non-nerdy crowd, so I kind of hid that aspect of myself. Once I got to college I met up with some more like-minded (a.k.a. cool) people, and I really got to re-unleash my geek.

Clearly there has been a shift in our culture, where nerds and geeks are more accepted. What/who do you think significantly contributed to that?

The internet. In a time before the internet, the only way for nerds to find each other was via conventions, or if they happened to be lucky enough to live in a town with other nerds. Now we can go on the internet and see just how many of us there are.

If you were sentenced to prison on the Klingon moon of Rura Pente and could only take one book, DVD, and video game with you, what would they be?

Book: How to Escape A Klingon Prison
DVD: Tremors. Although honestly, it’s almost kind of pointless to bring it since I have it memorized.
Video Game: Plants Vs. Zombies.

Superman’s villain, Mr Mxylzptlk has decided to grant you love from your secret celebrity or fictional character nerd crush. Who do you ask for and why?

I don’t need nobody’s love! I’m the Action Chick!

The Legion of Superheroes has traveled back in time to tell you that you attained your dream job, what is it?

Being a member of Sly’s team in The Expendables 2.

The nerdiest thing I ever did (and no one knows about) was…

Bought three different copies of Plants vs. Zombies. One was for my laptop, one on my iPhone (so I can play on the go), and one for my XBox (so I can play with friends).

After finding a Yellow Lantern Ring, you decide to use its powers to kidnap your favorite role model/hero to spend an evening of intellectually stimulating conversation. Who would you nab and what would you talk about?

Rambo, and we’d talk about guns, ammo, exploding arrows. You know – Rambo stuff.

You are an avid blogger and Twitterer, why do it and what has it meant to you? What advice would you give to someone interested in doing the same?

Social media isn’t just for talking about yourself. The best way to meet other cool people is to engage in conversations instead of just talking about what you just got at the grocery store that day (which P.S., nobody gives a crap about, anyway).

The final question in which the fate of the multiverse hangs in the balance… San Diego Comic Con or New York Comic Con? Why, what, and how do you do it?

Yes to both. SDCC and NYCC are both great conventions. SDCC is so crazy every year, so it’s awesome to see what they’re gonna have. And NYCC is still big enough that it has a lot of cool stuff in it, but not so big that you’re always lost in a sea of people.

Thanks Katrina and we look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

You can follow Katrina on Twitter at: @ActionChick

Check out her awesome website:

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