Lauren was locked out of her room at a con in 2008, so she spent most of the night in a drum circle with other congoers. Since then, she has learned to play several instruments (badly) and was reprimanded as a counselor of a summer camp for encouraging rap battles among the campers.

Favorite pastimes include karting with Mario, writing for the Hitchhiker’s Guide, and exploring the ‘verse on Serenity.