One of the joys of following the Female Girl Bloggers G+ group, and being a chair member of the Geek Girl Brunch Twin Cities, is discovering the creations of other geekly ladies out there. Today I’m happy to help introduce the world to the up-and-coming author Paige Lavoie. Two days ago she debuted her novel Confidence: The Diary… Read More
From She Shed to Nerd Nook?
Image credit: Bob Harvey [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons I was innocently browsing a prestigious internet website that definitely didn’t have silly quizzes for me to take, when I found an article about She Sheds. It presented them as “the answer to the Man Cave”. I read it and moved on, but then heard… Read More
Take a DETOUR to Tolerance
I wrote a piece about empowerment through cosplay, but I never really dove into my personal experiences at conventions. It has been five years and counting that I have attended cons, yet I felt my previous piece was missing an important aspect: conventions are fantastically tolerant places. It’s not just the bronies or the “free… Read More
Want It All? Don’t Mind If I Do.
I imagine most of us have run up against the nonsense of “fake geek girl” at one point or another. It’s ridiculous and insulting but it’s there: “Girls are only participating in fandom/going to cons/reading comics/etc. so boys will like them but they don’t actually know what they’re talking about/care/understand every detail of the canon.”… Read More
Why You Need A Tanya Huff Shelf
There is a Tanya Huff book to fulfill any possible speculative fiction need. She can write in any genre she chooses and does them all well. Missing the first time you ventured into Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar or Katharine Kerr’s Deverry? The world of Huff’s Quarters series will give you plots, counterplots and magic rooted in… Read More
Sisters are doin’ it for themselves
You’ve all seen Xena right? My favorite episode is from season 5 entitled “Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire.” I think you’ll understand why after you watch this video: Pretty awesome right! Of course, nobody does it better than Aretha Franklin. Now I could do an entire post on Xena-crossover music, but that’s not why I’m here… Read More