Interview with Romily – Our Lady of Machinima

If you’ve ever been to one of our Machinima panels at Dragon Con, you’ve seen Romily’s work.  No, she didn’t create it all.  She is, however, our curator, our resident film critic, and yes, she has produced a bit of the content as well.  She’s been with us since the very beginning of DC MMO and now she’s an attending professional, “spreading the joy that is…” Machinima.  (If you have ever worked on staff or attended a staff meeting, you know why that phrase is in quotes.)

We decided to subject her to “The Dreaded 5 Questions” as thanks for all of her hard work.  That probably makes us world-class ingrates.  We can live with that.

How did you first hear about Dragon Con?

I don’t actually remember. I started playing D&D when I was 12 and think I heard about this amazing Con that I knew I would love either in college or shortly after moving to Atlanta.

What do you look forward to the most at Dragon Con?

The feeling of being among ‘kin’ – people I ‘get’ who ‘get’ me too. There’s so much at Con that gets excited conversation and shared interest instead of the more typical weird looks and confused questions.

If you could meet any three people, living or otherwise, at Dragon Con, who would they be and why?

This is a tough one – I’ve never been one to fawn over stars simply because they’re stars. If we happen to interact due to life circumstances and we find we have something in common to talk about, then that’s great. So, here are folks I would love to talk with:

  • Patrick Stewart – he was amazing in a one man show of “A Christmas Carol” on Broadway ages ago and was my favorite Star Trek Captain.
  • Emma Watson – I’ve enjoyed her work in the Harry Potter series and, from what I’ve caught of interviews, she seems like a well grounded person.
  • A grab bag surprise guest from any of the following areas of interest: D&D, Star Wars, Star Trek, Pern, Blizzard (WoW), Firefly, True Blood, Anime (too many to list), DC Comics (Wonder Woman or others), Buffy… So many more but, basically, if I’ve had an interest in it, getting a unique perspective from someone involved with making something I really enjoyed would be time well spent.

What is your proudest professional achievement?

Leading the QA and Tech Support teams for a software package that was in the Windows Magazine Top 10 Business Software list for multiple months in a row. Getting to turn a beloved hobby (Machinima) into something that I can share with hundreds of people every year for years is pretty kickin’ too!

If money (and time) were no object, what is the one costume you would wear at Dragon Con?

If I had still had my flat black Honda VFR-800 Interceptor (sold in December), Batgirl, in one of her more modern incarnation costumes, in the parade. That being said, I hope to have another cruiser in my future and Black Canary isn’t out of the question. 😉


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