Samantha Swords has a great name. She’s also a great person. Why? In a hobby dominated by men and all too prone to attracting men who need to think again about their attitude to women in their hobby, Samantha Swords won the longsword competition at a World Invitational Tournament.
Her job? A technician at Weta Workshop where she specialises in props and armour construction.
Check out this interview.
Samantha has been the inspiration for lots of chat among the gaming community. Over on Google+ Stuart Robertson found himself hosting a small but intense debate when he shared this image.
Photo credit: Rey Alabastro
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