Alex Baker - my husband. Confirmed gamer-geek, fan of science fiction and an impressive repository of movie trivia. Naturally, I adore him. Alex completed sixteen years in the Air Force in '99 - and we're both happy he's done! His hobbies include LARPing, writing and watching even more movies.
Jennifer Brozek - usually just "Jenn". A good friend of mine who I initially met via a Star Trek fan club. She works for Placeware as a QA tester. We've learned about some pretty interesting things between each other - ranging from writing to tattoos to sci-fi sociology...
Christopher and Susan - My parents. I'm very lucky in that they live about a mile away from me, and we see each other a lot. I usually refer to them by name, rather than as "Mom and Dad".
Brook Weir - A good friend, ex-not-quite-a-boyfriend. Brook has found his niche working as a land surveyor and has acquired such an archtypically American rugged-fella look that he should be in Marlboro ads. Although he can appear to be quite fearsome when he wishes, he's a softy at heart and will do anything for his friends.
James and Laurel - A couple of severe gamer wonks with whom I have much in common. James is a great fan of computer games, comic books and RPGs, whereas Laurel is all that and a kickass costumer.
Rich Taylor - Yet another friend met through gaming, but more than a gaming chum. A very creative, quick witted guy who I will always owe for turning me on to White Wolf's Vampire:The Masquerade and better roleplaying. Rich works for Toyota/NUMMI doing something mind numbing, and I can't wait until he wins the lottery and follow his dreams.
Stephen Shipman - One of the "Connecticut Crew" that I know from my high school days, Stephen is my 'little brother' - despite being several years older than me - following some shared rough times in high school. He's currently some kind of LAN guru for the Hartford Schools' District - sharing an office with Brian Wiatr - and is married to a thoroughly lovely woman, Asha.
Brian Wiatr - One of the "Connecticut Crew" who continues to keep in touch even though I'm lousy about returning phone calls. Brian was one of the several chaps I discovered film and video with, many years ago, and ranting about Hollywood is one of our favorite ways to bond. Like Stephen, Brian is also a computer guru for the Hartford Schools' District. When he's not staring at a monitor, he is usually getting beaten up by small children, teaching at a local dojo.
Beth Coughlin - Yet another one of the "Connecticut Crew", although she is currently stationed somewhere in the middle of the country as a Captain in the US Army. That's what happens to you when you go Westpoint, I'm told. Despite the military career and distance between us, Beth and I manage to keep in sporadic touch - thank heavens for the internet - and I'm still hoping that she might get the idea to move to the Bay Area once she's finished with the Army. :-)