Valya Dudycz Lupescu

Writer, fueled by coffee

Share Your Geek Family Portraits!

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What did you watch with your parents growing up? What do you read with your kids now?
At part of our promotion for Geek Parenting, we’re looking to celebrate the spectrum of geekiness with family portraits and quotes. Dig deep into your family album or take a photo the next time you sit down to play Clue and put on your stormtrooper masks and tiaras (or maybe that’s just our house?) Follow the link and click the “Submit” tab on the Geek Parenting website to send us your picture and a bit of backstory. We’ll choose one every week to share!
 
Here’s one to start us off from my coauthor, Stephen Segal and his father dressed up as the Doctor and the Master.
 
“Dad and I didn’t have the traditional American father-son bonding ritual of football or basketball to bring us closer together. Science fiction did that for us. We started going to Star Trek conventions when I was 12, and always had a blast together collecting T-shirts, autographs, and memories. Still, it wasn’t until more than 20 years later that I finally talked Dad into putting on a costume for DragonCon. We turned to one of those unforgettable Doctor Who moments that had been on in our living room: the Fifth Doctor waking up in the Fourth’s clothes after the Master tossed him off a 200-foot radio telescope. Sure, Dad’s version of the Master was a little more Roger Delgado than Anthony Ainley, but then, that’s my family: We’ll do it our way rather than the official way pretty much every time.” — Stephen Segal
What does your Geek Family look like?

Author: Valya

Valya Dudycz Lupescu is the author of THE SILENCE OF TREES and STICKS & BONES, as well as the founding editor of CONCLAVE: A Journal of Character. Born and raised in Chicago, Valya received her degree in English at DePaul University and her MFA in Writing as part of the inaugural class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since receiving her MFA, Valya has worked as a college professor, obituary writer, content manager, internal communications specialist, co-producer of an independent feature film, and Goth cocktail waitress.

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