A little about me... I'm a nerd who enjoys video games, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, renaissance faires, cosplay, tabletop gaming, and a host of other interests. I am a performer at heart, having performed at renaissance faires as a singer, dancer, actor, and stage fighter/stunt person since 2005 (if any of my pictures didn't clue you in already). In addition to faire stuff, I'm also a burlesque performer, mainly in New Jersey and NYC, though I have traveled along a good portion of the east coast. If you don't know what burlesque is, I'm on youtube and I'd be more than happy to show you one of those as a demonstration. Mix that with cosplay and it's always a wonderful conversation starter. Honestly, I really am just a big nerd looking for another big nerd.
Other interests of mine include cooking (I really enjoy Mexican food, but I can be coaxed into trying anything once), musicals, working out, and spending time with my niece.
I tend to summarize myself a whole lot better when I'm actually chatting with someone. If you like what you read here, why not message me? I'm always up for making a new friend and seeing where it leads.
I'm also an amateur actor (voice and stage) and stuntman, having been a student of martial arts and fight choreography for 20 years and 11 years respectively.
As I mentioned and some pictures may show, I'm also a professional burlesque performer with several troupes that perform all along the East Coast, but I mostly perform in New Jersey and NYC. If you want to check me out on YouTube (where I post a number of my performances), my stage name is Oliver Swisskey.
I've also been writing since around 7th grade, and I certainly hope that I've much improved since then! I like to write fantasy, sci-fi, romance... I regularly compete in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) every November, where it's a race against time to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Admittedly, I'm also guilty of writing fanfiction (so sue me). In addition to the writing aspect, I'm also good at creating characters and personas for when I'm gaming with friends or going to renaissance faires or conventions.
Movies: The 80s-90s Batman movies with the exception of Batman and Robin, Star Wars, almost any movie musical (The Producers, Chicago, Les Miserables), almost any Disney musical (Beauty and the Beast is my favorite), and my all-time favorite movie is Clue.
TV Shows (since it seemed rather apparent): Star Trek: TNG, DS9, and Voyager, CSI, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, RuPaul's Drag Race, Supernatural
Music: Most musical soundtracks, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble, AC/DC, Lady Gaga, Cage The Elephant, The Living End, Big Time Rush... There's a lot more to add to this list, but suffice it to say that it's an varied taste in music.
Food: I will try pretty much anything once, but I love mexican food, italian food, sushi, and some good diner food.
-Geek Gatherings (renaissance faires, conventions, etc)
It's always buzzing.