Barbara G Meyer


Chicago Geek Women 20120317
Chicago, IL 60640


Chicago, ILUSA 60657

Member since:

June 25, 2012


I have been a geek all my life. (My mom told me I could never join the Miss America competition because my talent was reading!) So this sounds like my kind of group.

What are your geeky obsessions

Reading all kinds of books. Joss Whedon opus. Tarot cards (I am NOT into New Age!) Fiber arts: I spin on a spinning wheel and weave. Dr Who (I was a founding member of the Disciples of Rassilon a very successful fan club in the late 70's/early 80's.) Japanese Anime.

Who is your favorite Author? Book? Movie? Game?

Mercedes Lackey (not so much Valdemar, but I wore out my copy of Fairy Godmother and had to get a new one!) Books, I guess it is the Fairy Godmother. Movies? Battle Beyond the Stars (Roger Corman--his S/F stuff was wonderful and not so gruesome either.) I learned D&D from people who learned it from David Arnson and Gary Gygax and played Stalking the Night Fantastic with the guy who invented it, but I am so Role playing gamed-out I would rather play board games right now.

Who are your role models?

A friend who mentored me a Tarot card reader (and designed the deck I use) is the biggest one. (the World Tree Tarot)

What kinds of locations would you like to have a meetup?

I live in Old Irving (Pulaski and Irving Park) so this area would be good for me. I can travel where ever and I am willing to car pool if needed.

Random geek fact about you?

I was a professional puppeteer for a few years. And a librarian.

What Barbara G Meyer is saying about this Meetup Group

What a fun group! I look forward to having a good time with you guys again.

Sign in to post a Greeting.

  • Adamandia (Mandy)

    Mar 06, 2013 9:55 AM
  • Nicholas James Alexander White

    I'm so excited I found this group! I live right at peterson and california and I've been trying to find a group for spinning tips, I'll see you on Sunday at Panera!

    Feb 28, 2013 9:49 PM
  • Dian Squire

    Hi!! Welcome to the group! I look forward to meeting you! I kind of wish we still had darkrooms. Not that I am any good at film, but at least then you knew when a picture was actually good or just doctored up. -DS

    Feb 05, 2013 10:45 AM
  • Preacher

    Will you be joining us Wednesday for "Night Of The Hunter" at the Portage?

    Dec 15, 2012 10:33 AM
  • Janet Anne

    Hello! Hope all is well with you. I tried to find more details about this but had trouble - I am so computer dumb. What are the other days for this event? I will not be sure about Sunday until Saturday. I will let you know. Have been very fatigued and low energy the past few days, pushing myself to do what I must - laundry today. I will call. How are you? Take care.

    Dec 03, 2012 8:49 PM
  • Karen

    Hi Barbara, I live in the northern burbs and I agree with your thoughts on why feminism is important. I see you are a fiber artist, also. Look forward to hearing more about that, too. Hope to meet you soon. Karen

    Nov 08, 2012 1:30 PM
  • WizzWitch

    Hi Barb! Great meeting you! Hope to see you again at SST :)

    Jul 16, 2012 7:09 PM
  • Liz T.

    Hi Barbara,
    Thanks for joining, welcome to Geek Girls! I look forward to meeting you some time soon at one of our meetups. I am falling way behind on saying hi to all the new geek girls, but I hope to meet you soon in person :)
    Thanks for mentioning Mercedes Lackey, thanks to your blurb I just bought Fairy Godmother! We will have to discuss it sometime :)

    Jul 12, 2012 8:01 PM
  • matt w

    Near West Tarot Group

    Hi Barbara! Welcome to the Near West Tarot Group!

    Jun 28, 2012 8:56 PM
  • Leane

    The Chicago Sci-Fi/Fantasy Meetup Group

    Hi Barbara! Welcome to the Chicago Sci-Fi/Fantasy Meetup Group (www.ChiSciFi.n­et). I hope you can attend a meetup sometime.

    Jun 25, 2012 12:13 PM
Older Greetings


People in this
Meetup are also in:

Log in

Not registered with us yet?

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy