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  1. 2014′s GeekGirlCon Was a Much-Needed Home For Diverse Geeks

    When I got back from my fourth GeekGirlCon, held this past weekend in Seattle, I couldn't help but feel a little lonely. While other Canadians were celebrating Thanksgiving, I was spending time with, in a way, my other family. The one that I've seen once a year for the last four years since the GGC started. My people.

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  2. How to Survive and Succeed at Your First Anime Convention

    You’ve decided to go to your first anime convention, and that’s awesome. It’s also probably a little overwhelming, if not a bit terrifying. There are admission and travel arrangements to take care of ahead of time, budget concerns looming at every turn, and part of you is wondering if it might not be a better idea to just hide under a desk. Fear not. With a little preparation and some insider knowledge, it’s easy to survive and thrive as a first-time convention-goer.

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  3. Keep Up With The Mary Sue’s NYCC 2014 Activities With Our Liveblog!

    We know it's tough for most folks to make it out to conventions but since The Mary Sue staff is at New York Comic Con this weekend doing ALL THE THINGS, we thought it might be nice to let you follow along!

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  4. The Mary Sue’s Must-See New York Comic Con 2014 Panels

    We combed through the entire panel list so you don't have to.

    Going through the entire list of panels at New York Comic Con, kicking off tomorrow, can be tough. We know. Because we did it. Our eyes are a little fuzzy right now. And here are the fruits of our labor—a list of the panels we think are up our readers' alley, separated into categories (Movies, TV, Comics, Video Games, Animation, General Social/Fandom Issues, and Miscellaneous Fun) for your scanning pleasure.

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  5. [UPDATED] Come One! Come All! To The Mary Sue’s Geek Girl Headquarters at New York Comic Con!

    Calling all nerds

    We're partnering with New York Comic Con for the very first Geek Girl Headquarters, and I don't think we're being too biased when we say it's going to be awesome.

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  6. Stranger in a Strange Land: A My Little Pony Virgin Goes to a Brony Convention

    Everypony have fun tonight!

    Confession: I have not watched My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. But I heard there was a convention called DerpyCon South in town, and with a name like that, I had to go. It turned out the be a brony convention, and I immediately decided that trial by fire was clearly the most logical way to introduce myself to the fandom.

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  7. Woman Who Reportedly Blamed Cosplayers For Low Convention Sales Says She Actually Blames “New Breed of Attendees”

    It's not the cosplayers' fault - it's your fault! There, that's better.

    Two days ago, we told you about a blog post written by Denise Dorman (wife of famed comic artist Dave Dorman), titled “The Hidden TRUTH About Comic Book Convention Earnings: For Creators, Have Comic Book Conventions JUMPED THE SHARK?” In the piece, Dorman expressed her disappointment at flagging earnings for artists, and placed blame on the shifting focus to social and cosplay culture at cons. Now, Dorman has written a follow-up, clarifying her stance on how she feels about cosplay.

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  8. Wife of Star Wars Artist Claims Cosplay is Partly to Blame For Creators Not Making Money at Conventions

    Is cosplay to blame for creators not making enough money when they exhibit at conventions. We'd have to say no, but one creator's wife poses such an argument.

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  9. [UPDATED] Oh No He Didn’t: Diamond Comics’ Previews World Editor Says Women Got Into Geek Culture For Fashion

    Girls, lol.

    I love fashion. I post about it on The Mary Sue often. But in a climate of "fake geek girl" accusations, I take issue with someone in the industry saying women got into geek culture for the "fashion sense."

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  10. The Mary Sue’s 25 Must-See Panels At San Diego Comic-Con 2014

    Here's our staff recommendations for the must-see panels at Comic-Con 2014.

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