Born in Minneapolis and raised in a less than ideal neighborhood I often found myself lost in fantasy worlds. Video games, Anime, Comic books and Fantasy novels kept me distracted from my social status and anxieties. I still considered myself to be somewhat of a loner, I would rather stay at home and play Final Fantasy or Pokemon than go out and meet new people. I attended my first convention in 2003, I was 14 at the time and met a ton of new people who I could connect with on a level previously unknown to me. Since then I have attended over 100 conventions and have met thousands of people. I started This is Geek to help give back to the community that has made me who I am. We host charity gaming events to give back in anyway we can. Working closely with our local Extra Life guild.