gary's face

I had the luck and pleasure of meeting Carrie Fisher (with Gary, of course) this year at New York Comic Con. I got to thank her for Leia, for everything she’s done, and let her know how much she, as a woman in sci-fi, meant to me.

She was gracious, funny, clever, and unashamed of any part of herself. I think this photo we took together shows that.

I’m devastated at her loss, as I’m sure many of you all are. But we all have to try to strive to do at least half as much as Carrie Fisher did–as women, as geeks, as people.

She is one with the Force; the Force is with her.


“You see, their morals, their code, it’s a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They’re only as good as the world allows them to be. I’ll show you. When the chips are down, these… these ‘civilized people’, they’ll eat each other. See, I’m not a monster. I’m just ahead of the curve.”

The Dark Knight (2008) dir. Christopher Nolan