Category Archives: Comics

June 08

Seattle Geeks Speak Up: Black Widow Flash Mob #WeWantWidow

By: TCO On June 6th, fan across the world coordinated a huge flash mob sending a simple message: We Want Widow. Since the success of the Avengers, fans have noticed a distinct lack of Black Widow merchandise. (There is even a Tumblr addressing the sheer volume of missing Black Widow merch.) One geek blogger, Kristin Rielly, decided that it was time […]

January 16

5 Fandom Friday: Convention Attendance

By: Meg Humphrey Check out the original 5 Fandom Friday post over at the Nerdy Girlie! Conventions I’ve been to: Star Wars Celebration! It’s a crap shoot on when this con actually pops up. It’s not a yearly deal and it moves throughout the US. Japan and Europe have also had their own iterations of […]

January 12

Shoujo Manga Maniacs: Gakuen Babysitters

By: Meg Humphrey I lost it over this manga. Absolutely lost it. The plot is pretty simple, newly orphaned Ryuuichi (15) and Kotarou (~2) are invited by the chairman of a private school to stay. In exchange for room, board, and education, Ryuuichi must spend all of his free time as a member of the […]

November 17

Nerdtastic Renaissance Art

By: TCO These breathtaking photos depicting superheroes and Star Wars characters from the Renaissance period are the brainchild of French photographer Sacha Goldberger. The exhibit, titled “Super Flemings,” aims to appropriate the American idols by creating a tie to European culture and history. Goldberger’s creation are simply breathe-taking, for nerds and non-nerds alike. The details, from the costuming […]

November 14

Featured Kickstarter: Geek Fuel

By: Meg Humphrey   Item-of-the-month clubs have been around for quite some time whether its fancy cheeses or specialty coffees. Lately, monthly subscription boxes have been populating all areas of life. From snacks to cosmetics to clothing, you can order a box of whatever you’re looking for to your doorstep. We all know that nerds […]

September 12

Cross-Dressing in Anime and Manga

By: Leah Zoller and Kathryn Hemmann [A version of this series was originally given as the panel “Cross-Dressing for Fun and Profit” at Sakura-Con in Seattle on April 19, 2014, and was also published on the blog Contemporary Japanese Literature.] This past April, the ever-amazing Leah of The Lobster Dance and I gave a panel on […]

August 11

Giggling in the Galaxy

By: Meg Humphrey   Like much of the nerd community, I was eagerly awaiting Guardians of the Galaxy. I even stayed up late to see a Thursday night showing (I am usually promptly in bed by 10:00pm). Thankfully the movie delivered beautifully and was completely worth the loss of sleep the next day!   This […]