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10 Easy-To-Put-Together Halloween/Cosplay Ideas Inspired by the Ladies of Geekdom

10 Easy-To-Put-Together Halloween/Cosplay Ideas Inspired by the Ladies of Geekdom

Halloween is my favorite time of year. We’ve talked about this. A few times. For me, it’s the real kick off of the “holiday season,” none of this waiting for Thanksgiving stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not about to break out my Chrismakkuh decorations, I celebrate each holiday when the time is right. And...
5 Geeky Clothing Items I NEED In My Closet NOW

5 Geeky Clothing Items I NEED In My Closet NOW

I like clothes, though I have never considered myself to be a fashionista, by any means. Growing up in a small town, my options for clothing were limited to Target, a local chain called Styles 4 Less (that has sense spread to SoCal too), and the occasional and magical trip to Forever 21 and Hot...
Happy Birthday, Harry Potter: Thank You for Saving My Life

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter: Thank You for Saving My Life

Happy Birthday to The Boy Who Lived! I’ve talked a little before on the profound effect the Harry Potter book series has had on my life, and I wish I had more time to express just how much (someday I could write a whole book on it). I have been a Harry Potter devotee since...
10 Super Offsite Things to Do at SDCC 2014

10 Super Offsite Things to Do at SDCC 2014

For the second year in a row, we’ll be making the journey down to San Diego for the annual San Diego Comic Con… but we’re not going to the show. The actual Con is notoriously hard to get into (not to mention trying to get a hotel room) and the idea of waiting outside of...
What Tim Burton's 'Batman' Means to Me

What Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ Means to Me

Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman, a movie that basically redefined the comic book movie genre until Iron Man and The Dark Knight changed the game. Its release date, June 23, 1989, makes the movie less than a month older than I am (which means I’ll be 25 in less than a...
Get Ready for More Geek Fashion: New Collections from HerUniverse and Vans

Get Ready for More Geek Fashion: New Collections from HerUniverse and Vans

In recent years, it’s gotten easier to be a geek AND be fashion minded, thanks in large part to mainstream and small apparel companies alike embracing the buying power of the fandom-obsessed masses. Even couture designer Rodarte debuted a high-fashion collection of Star Wars dress at this year’s New York Fashion Week. HerUniverse is one of...
Our WonderCon 2014 Wrap-Up: Cosplay, Red Sonja & Meeting Gail Simone!

Our WonderCon 2014 Wrap-Up: Cosplay, Red Sonja & Meeting Gail Simone!

Last year, we had no idea what to expect when we stepped onto the floor at WonderCon. Dressed as Black Canary and Green Arrow, it was one of the most fun days we’ve ever had. Even as we left the Con that day, we were talking about how we couldn’t wait to go back next...
11 Women in STEM Who Made History

11 Women in STEM Who Made History

When I was a little girl, my grandfather used to take care of my sister and I once a week during the summers. He was a college anatomy, biology and zoology professor, so his ideas of play dates involved trips to the Natural History Museum, the La Brea Tar Pits, the California Science Center or...
17 Characters Who Never Have to Worry About Getting Pinched on St. Patrick's Day

17 Characters Who Never Have to Worry About Getting Pinched on St. Patrick’s Day

As an Irish-American, St. Patrick’s Day is Emily’s favorite holiday. It’s a time for green beer, green clothes, as well as a few Irish drinking songs (following the green beer). And while Irish characters in our favorite fandoms are sometimes hard to find or pick out, characters with a love of the Emerald Isle favored...
The Elder Scrolls Online is Gorgeous, Immersive and Addictive — REVIEW

The Elder Scrolls Online is Gorgeous, Immersive and Addictive — REVIEW

For two weekends now, I’ve had the pleasure of beta testing the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls Online. Peter was the one who first turned me on to the Elder Scrolls franchise, starting with Oblivion, and he has recently become immersed in the world of Skyrim. But I’ll admit it: They’re not really my type of game. Don’t...
10 Ideas for Celebrating a Geeky Valentine's Day

10 Ideas for Celebrating a Geeky Valentine’s Day

In our house, every holiday is a geeky holiday! Our Chrismukkah tree has Star Wars and Doctor Who ornaments and our Easter will be spent at WonderCon. And Valentine’s Day is no exception. We’ve spent the last couple of V-Day’s exchanging geeky presents or going on geeky dates. Whether you’ll be spending Feb. 14 with your...
Guys, an Xbox Is Not Worth Dying For

Guys, an Xbox Is Not Worth Dying For

As a gamer, you spend literally hundreds, if not thousands, of hours playing games, beating bosses, and earning achievements. I know that if I go through a level and it doesn’t save properly, I’m a little miffed that I have to complete the mission or level all over again. I can only imagine the anger...