Stephanie Payne, Founder of Very Awesome Girls LV, was a recent speaker at TEDxFremontEastWomen about giving back to her community and strengthening the voice of women in nerd culture. She proudly wears her Slytherin attire and follows the Star Sapphire mantra that “Love conquers all with Violet Light.” Residing in Las Vegas for 20 years, her love of the city and geek culture is the motivation behind Very Awesome Girls.
From the Very Awesome Girls Facebook Page
Very Awesome Girls Into Nerdy Activities strives to provide an environment to cultivate and encourage people of all ages to embrace their inner geek and let it shine via community service, social functions, and individual endeavors.
To the members of Very Awesome Girls, we embrace all women of conviction, creed, and nerdiness to promote and celebrate the individual spirits who come together to liberate conventional thinking and empower creativity.
Who are we?
Very Awesome Girls Into Nerdy Activites was started by the fabulous Stephanie Payne, geek girl de jour, in the city of sin, Las Vegas. These awesome girls formed into a social avenue for all girls with a geeky interests but that’s not all! Our nerdy activities include role-playing games, video & pc gaming, computer programming, comic books, Harry Potter, Rennaissance Faire, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Cosplay, and all sorts of good old fashioned craftiness. This is a chance for all nerd and geek girls to find a drama-free environment where you can find a place to geek out, be skeptical, and not have your femininity put under the Spanish Inquisition. You don’t have to work harder than boys to prove that you are geek enough. You can visit comic book and game stores without feeling like you are in a forbidden land, and you can buy video games, miniatures, and chemistry sets without people thinking it is a gift. It’s up to you to pursue science, politics, philosophy, and any other interest, we welcome all of you.”