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Adam Schifani

From Memphis, TN, I'm a proud lover of video games, comics, and other things. I'm a massive Zelda, Star Wars, Marvel, and Elder Scrolls fan. I started this blog to celebrate geek culture in Memphis, TN, and honestly because I just want to talk about games and nerd stuff. I'm a dad, so the expensive, nerd life is going to be tough. The struggle is real for a dad on a budget, but should be fun. Hit me up on Twitter to play games, PC, Switch, and PS4.

Follow Adam on Twitter @Nerd901Adam.

 Nick on brand with the Nerd901 shirt and Spider-Man ballon,

Nick on brand with the Nerd901 shirt and Spider-Man ballon,

NICK SCHIFANI

How's it going everybody!? I hail from the city of Memphis! And oh what a surprise I love video games, comics, and nerdy movies/TV! I am happy to be a part of this team. What a fun time we have in store! I have a son named James Peter (yes, Peter after Peter Parker), so look out world another Schifani boy is here! I look forward to doing more content for this site. So spread the word because....Nerd901 IS HERE!

Follow Nick on Twitter @WebHeadNick86

 Johanna doing stuff.

Johanna doing stuff.

JOHANNA EDWARDS

Like the guys, I am also a native Memphian. I adore my city, and can’t imagine calling any other place home. I love movies, TV, and video games (I have a never ending obsession with Resident Evil 4), but at the end of the day I’m a book nerd at heart. My list of favorite authors includes everyone from Neil Gaiman to Joan Didion, with a little Chuck Palahniuk, Terry Goodkind, and Linwood Barclay mixed in just for fun. I’m a writer by trade, and I sold my first book to Penguin two years after graduating college.  Set partly in Memphis, my debut novel The Next Big Thing spent three months on the bestseller list and earned multiple print runs. On the heels of that, I signed a movie deal, and released three additional books with Penguin, as well as two young adult books with Simon & Schuster. I've spent the past few years sloooowly toiling away at my next novel while taking on editing projects and anthology work in the meantime. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Nerd901 team, and look forward to geeking out with all of you on a regular basis.

Follow Johanna on Twitter at @johannaedwards

 Ernie enthusiastically pointing!

Ernie enthusiastically pointing!

Ernie carothers

I was born and raised in Memphis, TN. Traveled the world, but always found myself in the home of rhythm and blues! I am a proud husband and father, an owner of way too many board games, an avid gamer on both PC, console, and the tabletop, and a reader of comics and watcher of too many movies and TV shows. I appreciate all things geeky and nerdy, so talk nerdy to me!!! You can also find me every Monday on the Pixels & Papers Podcast talking about the best and worst in role playing games! 

Follow Ernie on Twitter @DoctorGoon

 Sean repping Nerd901, bourbon, cigars, and a shiny belt.

Sean repping Nerd901, bourbon, cigars, and a shiny belt.

Sean White

So, I was not born in Memphis, being a transplant from Connecticut (and New York before that), but I consider myself a full-fledged Memphian now!  I feel like this city has adopted me, and I couldn't be more proud to call this city home!  I'm an avid video gamer, and have been since the ripe age of 3.  After the days of the NES, I grew up a Sega fanboy, and later a Sony fanboy, but my heart will always be with Nintendo and The Legend of Zelda. You can find me on the 2 Player Co-Op podcast, talking mainly video games, with the occasional WWE, bourbon, and movie talk thrown in there for some variety, as well as whatever other nonsense we feel like talking about!

Follow Sean on Twitter @realseanwhite

 Kevin and his boys

Kevin and his boys

Kevin WHite

Originally born and raised in Upstate NY, I migrated to the Mid-South after graduating from college and haven’t looked back since. Video games have been my passion ever since I first picked up that weird Intellivision remote in the early 80s, but Christmas 1987 was when I would say that I officially became a “gamer”, when Santa blessed our family with the original Nintendo Entertainment System. My life was forever changed at that moment. Along with my brother-from-my-mother Sean, I co-host the 2 Player Co-Op Podcast where we bring you all the news in the world of video games on a weekly basis. As a proud father of 3 boys, and very soon 1 beautiful baby girl, I try to keep the podcast clean and family-friendly so that video game fans of all ages can enjoy it with us. Oh, and Metal Gear Solid is the best video game series of all time. Don’t @ me.

Follow Kevin on Twitter @kevinwhite24.

 Caitlin Glore looking at you.

Caitlin Glore looking at you.

Caitlin Glore

Caitlin Glore has never met a bookstore that she didn’t like… Well, Caitlin Glore has only ever met one bookstore that she didn’t like, and that’s only because they didn’t have a Young Adult section. She is passionate about her YA and her fantasy, and she loves discovering new female authors. When she isn’t girl-powering it up in far-off, distant worlds, she enjoys cooking, writing, gaming, and organizing conventions. Her bookshelf’s name is Todd.

Caitlin’s favorite authors include Sarah J Maas, Laini Taylor, Susan Dennard, and Tamora Pierce.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and Throne of Glass are among her favorite series.

Follow Caitlin on Twitter @WeezledBlog.

 Boss Cynthia

Boss Cynthia

Cynthia jerkins

If her bookshelves could talk, Cynthia Jerkins’s bookshelves would tell a tale of girl with rather disparate tastes in literature.  Rumor has it the Western and the Urban Fantasy shelves are discussing trading heroes, the Mystery section is plotting to infiltrate the Sci-Fi, and the Young Adult section is demanding a larger territory.  Cynthia craves diversity in her fiction, preferring to seek out stories showcasing groups often marginalized in mainstream literature, such as women, people of color, and LGBTQ representatives, among others.  On the occasions when she can be found without a book in her hand, Cynthia is usually found experimenting in the kitchen, exploring new worlds via various gaming platforms, or playing with her pup, Niniel.

Cynthia’s favorite authors include Daniel Jose’ Older, Catherynne M. Valente, Terri Windling, and Garth Nix.

Her favorite literary worlds to get lost in include: The Bordertown Anthologies, The Old Kingdom, and A Court of Thorns and Roses.

Follow Cynthia on Twitter @air_n_darkness.

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Eric Bartolotta

What’s up?! I’m a Chicagoland transplant who has been living in the Memphis area for over a decade. I absolutely love pop culture and getting the chance to talk to people about what part of it they enjoy most. If you can’t find me at a theater catching a movie, I’m more than likely obsessively looking up the latest on The Chicago Bears, listening to some podcasts, or playing through a new game. I’ve been told that I always have too much to say...

Follow Eric on Twitter @ebartolotta.