It seems like every so often an article comes out trying to define what ‘geek culture’ actually is, while dismissing large swaths of fans for not being a specific type of geek the author is most familiar with. This time the fandom gatekeeping article comes from FlickeringMyth.com with a piece titled ‘You’re Not a Nerd: The […]
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There are a lot of places in New York City that try to cater to a geekier crowd, but there aren’t really any that are solely for geeks. Enter Waypoint Tavern. Waypoint Tavern aims to take “geek chic” to the next level by offering a one-stop shop for all things nerdy. Now that it’s considered […]
The year 2015 has been an amazing one for women in geek culture. We have a ton of favorite female characters that were worth noting, which can be found in our Favorite Female Characters of 2015 post, but we have many non-fiction women in geek culture that we want to highlight as well. There were […]
First off, apologies for the Monty Python joke. I couldn’t resist. Second, and more importantly, it’s extremely necessary to have works sent out into the world where “fangirl” is not considered a dirty word, and in that respect, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks by Sam Maggs is excellent. It’s an upbeat, […]
Earlier this year I was invited to apply to be a speaker at TedX Sarasota, and imagine my excitement when I was actually accepted! Originally the subject of my talk was pretty general – “Women’s Roles/Voices in Geek Culture” – but as time went on it evolved into something so much bigger, thanks to […]