Most of my hobbies involve fantasy or science fiction in some way. I LARP, read tons of novels, and play all sorts of PC and console games - especially RPGs.
I also love learning about people. I study anthropology, sociology, and religion.
Aside from that, I'm also a published fantasy novelist. I write "hard magic" fantasy. My style is most frequently compared to Brandon Sanderson's, although I certainly wouldn't claim to be at his level of skill. Yet.
Aside from hard magic fantasy, I'm currently working on a few other books. My next foray will most likely be in the budding LitRPG genre, where I can apply my knowledge of game design in a literary format.
I have a bachelor's degree in Religious Studies from UCSB. I spent two years there after graduating from Los Angeles Pierce College, and I enjoyed it a great deal.
In terms of my personality, I'm told I have a strong presence. I tend to be quick to take the initiative, and I enjoy leadership roles.
Movies: The Princess Bride, Spaceballs, Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Ring of the Nibelungs, Paradise Lost. I also tend to enjoy psychological thrillers, such as Momento and A Scanner Darkly. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Pacific Rim are some recent favorites.
Music: A variety of odd music. A few examples: Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Offspring, Greenday, Sublime, Poe, Cranberries, Stratovarius, Lunatica, Ayreon, Epica, Dragonforce, Dream Evil, Conjure One, and practically any celtic or classical music. I also enjoy a great deal of video game music (such as Nobou Uematsu's work), and anime soundtracks, and vocaloids.
TV Shows: Game of Thrones and Battlestar Galactica would probably be at the top of my list, followed by Rome. True Detective, Stranger Things, and Westworld are recent favorites. I also watch most of Joss Whedon's shows, as well as things like Arrow, Supernatural, etc.
I watch quite a bit of anime. Some recent favorites include Attack on Titan, Fate/Zero, Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu, Log Horizon, Dangan Rompa, and Madoka Magica. Some older ones would include Slayers, Record of Lodoss War, etc.
Food: Pasta, chicken, steak, seasoned potatoes, gingersnaps, chocolate.
I spend a considerable bit of time thinking about how to develop stories, lore elements, etc. for my LARP and novels.
I also spend a tremendous amount of time thinking about how to improve on game systems - both for work and otherwise.