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GeekGirlCon

  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. Check Out These Ten Panels At This Weekend’s GeekGirlCon

    We just wish we could go. :(

    We can't be at this year's GeekGirlCon in Seattle—there's the small matter of New York Comic Con happening, and well, we are New York-based—so that just means we need you to go there and rep the Mary Sue spirit. The answer to "What should I try and see at GeekGirlCon" is "all of it," but if you'd like some highlights, here are ten GGC panels we think it would be a mistake to miss.

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  3. Social Justice Class Pins Are Things You Can Buy Now

    No love for social justice barbarians?

    As far as misguided insults from Internet-based jerks go, the new hotness for the past couple of months has been "social justice warrior." As a slur, it's quite effective. I mean, clearly some of us are social justice bards and social justice wizards, and being mis-classed like that can be very upsetting. Luckily, there are ways to combat this kind of hurtfulness before it starts—with buttons! 

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  4. Here’s What Happened at the “Women of Trek Fandom” Panel at Star Trek: Las Vegas!

    "Ma'am" will do in a pinch, but they prefer "captain."

    Walking the floor at Star Trek: Las Vegas, the world's largest Star Trek convention, you can see the tradition of active female Trek fans is alive and well. This year's "Women in Trek Fandom" panel, hosted by Mary Czerwinski of DVD Geeks and Glue Guns and Phasers, was a chance to reflect on how far we've come and what still needs to happen to achieve equality in fandom, as well as in terms of on-screen representations and behind-the-camera roles.

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  5. Part 2: The Mary Sue Discusses Women In Comics With Dark Horse Comics’ Editor In Chief

    The Mary Sue Exclusive

    Yesterday we brought you the first part in our two-part conversation with Dark Horse Comics' Editor in Chief Scott Allie. We discussed their Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe, Tomb Raider, and just some of the phenomenal talent they've got behind them. Today we focus on Greg Rucka, Hellboy, diversity in the industry, and literally judging a book by its cover.

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  6. Things We Saw Today: Princess Vader

    Things We Saw Today

    TIE fighter fairy wings. Such a win. (Neatorama)

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  7. 8 Things We’re Thankful For

    Power Grid

    Bear with us, non-American readers: Thanksgiving is tomorrow, at least in the U.S., and it's made us at The Mary Sue contemplate the variety of things from this year we're thankful for. From comics to movies to cosplay and other con-related fun, here's just a sample of what has made us happy to be geeks in 2012. Getting a bit sappy for a moment, this list is dedicated to the thing we're most thankful for: Our readers. Well, second most thankful. There's Batman, after all.

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  8. My First Trip To Dragon*Con Or, That Time I Fell Into Cosplay Quicksand

    Here Be Dragons

    As a person who attends several pop-culture conventions a year, it's been my yearly goal to try and attend at least one show I haven't been to before. I already did that twice this year with Emerald City Comicon and GeekGirlCon but I figured, what the heck, why not make it a trilogy? So I went to Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia. I'd heard it was crazy. I'd heard it was cosplay central. I wasn't prepared for either. Read on for details about the trip as well as tons of photos!

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  9. Things We Saw Today: A Nerdy Proposal at GeekGirlCon

    Things We Saw Today

    We're major sucker for con proposals. This weekend at Geek Girl Con (which our own Susana and Jill attended), it was Cierra, who proposed to her boyfriend (now fiancé) Gahan. She proposed with a custom Magic: The Gathering “Rings Of Brightearth” card, the bottom of which said "Will you Marry Me?" (When Geeks Wed)

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  10. Teal Sherer And Felicia Day Discuss Vaginas In The Latest Episode Of My Gimpy Life [VIDEO]

    This Exists... Because of A Lady

    I finally got the opportunity to meet (and actually hang out with) actress Teal Sherer at GeekGirlCon this past weekend in Seattle and was delighted to find we got along just as well in person as online. Most of you probably know Sherer from her role as Venom on The Guild but she's recently branched out into her own comedic web series titled My Gimpy Life. It's loosely based on her own experiences as a disabled actress living in Los Angeles, and while I may be biased, it's pretty hilarious so far. The latest episode features her Guild co-star and real-life pal, Felicia Day, as they both audition for the same role. Having been on one disability panel with Sherer at GGC and watching her on another I can tell you she's got a great handle on how to educate while being funny and is unapologetic about showing what those of us hear from other people on a daily basis. There's some adult language in this episode, just as a warning. Hit the jump to watch episodes one and two if you haven't already.

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