Rian Synnth Nerd of the Month

              The 2014 NERD of the month is Rian Synnth.  She is from So Cal and likes to go to cons in So Cal.  She was nice enough to do a Q and A with us.

ILSN:  First question.  How did you get the name Rian Synnth?

Rian Synnth: When my mom was pregnant with me they thought I may be a boy, and if I was I was going to be named Ryan. I actually really loved the babe, but I wanted to spell it differently, more feminine I guess, so I guess that’s when Rian came to be. As for Synnth, she was actually one of my characters on World of Warcraft lol1375648_495796197185124_873285078_n

ILSN:Tell us a little bit about yourself?

Rian Synnth: Well as you probably know I’m a huge nerd, I particularly love gaming. I’m also a dancer, and have been doing color guard competitively for many years now.

2013-11-03 04.15.52ILSN:  Cool cosplay costumes!  What inspires you when you choose characters?

Rian Synnth: Thank you! Many things give me inspiration, but mostly characters I relate to a lot.944852_528972167200860_1803888531_n

ILSN:  What is the one cosplay outfit you are most proud of?

Rian Synnth: That’s a hard one, I guess I want to say Russell! Russell didn’t get a lot of popularity with the con, but I love that particular cosplay because almost every part of it was hand made and that is the one I put the most craftsmanship into.

8294_506591549438922_861094543_nILSN:  Marvel vs DC vs Anime?

Rian Synnth: Marvel! Though I have been getting a lot more into DC as of lately.2013-11-03 04.15.55

ILSN:  What was your childhood like growing up?

Rian Synnth: I was raised by my two brothers basically. My two NERDY brothers. I have no sisters, and my mom had to work all the time. From the get go I was surrounded by games, all the time. Pokemon cards, SNES, N64, and so much more. Both my brothers and my dad all game so it wasn’t shocking when I started to as well. My brothers definitely have shaped me into the nerd I am today.

2013-11-03 04.16.05ILSN:  Where do you see yourself five years from now?

Rian Synnth: Hopefully either finished with school or finishing up, I’m not sure what I want to go to school for yet so I guess this gives me time to figure it out. I definitely still want to be dancing and cosplaying that’s for sure!2013-11-03 04.16.38

ILSN:  What do you do to inspire yourself?

Rian Synnth: I definitely find my inspiration in the wildest of places, a whole lot of Disney movies and Disneyland. Lots of video games lately though.2013-11-03 04.16.14

ILSN:  What do you like to do for fun?

Rian Synnth: When I do find time between work and rehearsal, I game!

ILSN:  What kind of music do you like?

Rian Synnth: I can honestly say I like almost every genre of music, I especially enjoy classic rock and emo, and prog metal.

2013-11-03 04.16.20ILSN:  What kind of nerd are you?

Rian Synnth: Gamer girl! More than anything else.

 ILSN:  Is there anything you are promoting right now?

Rian Synnth: I’m just promoting myself and trying to gain some traction on my page! I am also going to be in a web series on YouTube called Young Justice: Abduction where I will be playing Zatanna.

ILSN:  What is the nerdiest thing you have done?

Rian Synnth:  LAN parties… Lots and lots and LOTS of LAN parties. My boyfriend and I would set up with our neighbors in their garage like every week and set up laptops and monitors and xboxs anywhere there was space. Did I mention we didn’t sleep for like, days? Lol

2013-11-03 04.15.15ILSN:  Do people ever recognize you when you go out?

Rian Synnth: Actually the first time that has happened was Comikaze this year! People recognized me out of costume and it was really awesome!

ILSN:  What is the craziest gift a fan has ever given you?

Rian Synnth: I wish I could say my fans have sent me love mail! But sadly I have not received any fan mail 😦

ILSN:  What is the hottest costume you have ever worn?

Rian Synnth: Zatanna has definitely been my most revealing cosplay to date!

ILSN:  Favorite food?

Rian Synnth: Sushi, and not just because I’m Asian 😉

1375780_490067397758004_1861279080_nILSN:   Any advice to new cosplayers out there?

Rian Synnth: Start simple and work your way up, I have definitely been guilty of buying off more than I can chew. Have fun! That is definitely the most important part.

1378684_490066864424724_1248657888_nFavorite Movies?

Rian Synnth: The Little Mermaids is my all time favorite movie ever!1382023_490067147758029_218061813_n

ILSN:Favorite Video Games?

Rian Synnth: that’s a hard one! It’s hard to pick just one, but Gears of War and Zelda are just a couple of my favorites.1393784_490062611091816_513563865_n

ILSN: Give me the links to the following.
facebook: www.facebook.com/RianSynnth
Twitter: @RianSynnth

Instagram: RianSynnth2013-11-03 04.16.34 2013-11-03 04.16.24 1457542_502892846475459_1863710729_n

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