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The Mary Sue Is Looking for Contributors!

Good afternoon, gentlefolks of the internet. Some of you might know The Mary Sue is always open to new contributors, but we thought it was time to make sure everybody knows.


The Mary Sue

Happy 3rd Birthday To The Mary Sue: Why I Love Our Logos (And Hope You Do Too)

Three years ago today, an inauspicious little thing happened. Some electrons moved from one place to another and all of a sudden this website was live on the internet. At the time I was very worried nobody would like us. I’m happy to report that that has turned out to be not true a great many times. In the past year alone we’ve hosted an advance movie screening, an incredible reader party, and a New York Comic Con panel. And that’s just our IRL achievements. We’ve also written about some crazy stuff in the past year, and it’s a safe bet there’s more crazy stuff in our future. (Trust me on this, I have some very secret “inside sources.”)

Turning three years old has us feeling pretty nostalgic, so as your fearless Managing Editor, I’m going to take a look back at our logo ladies, show you all of them in one place, and talk about why I like them so much.


Good News Everyone!

[Updated] Join Us For The Mary Sue’s New York Comic Con Party!

The moment you’ve all been waiting for…no, not the next Hobbit film…The Mary Sue’s New York Comic Con party announcement!

Update: Hello, friends. We’ve changed some things, so check out the updated page for the new information about our (better!) party.


Audience Participation

Announcing Our New York Comic Con Panel!

Are you coming to New York Comic Con? Did you know that New York is our home base? Did you know we’re planning cool stuff to do there like a panel and a meetup? It’s been a few weeks of trying to get the coolest people to be on our NYCC panel, but the dust has settled and we can finally announce when, where, and, most excitingly, who.


Great Hera!

You Can Watch Wonder Women! The Untold Story Of American Superheroines On Your Own TV Tonight

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines is a meditation on the history of the female hero in modern American culture told through the changing interpretation and representation of the character of Wonder Woman, and if that doesn’t already sucker you in to watching it, then maybe the fact that it’s being lauded from all corners, including the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in the Media, will.

It’s an independent documentary film, so screenings in your area might have been thin on the ground. The good news is the movie has become part of PBS’ Indepedent Lens series, which runs a new independent film every Monday night. Wonder Women! airs tonight at 10 pm, though you probably want to check your local PBS listings. Afterwards, if you just can’t get enough of discussion about female characters and gender representation in media, you might want to check out this panel discussion that followed a screening of the film in Los Angeles a few weeks ago. It included folks from the Geena Davis Institute, the LA Times, and our contributing writer Zoe Chevat. An upcoming Wonder Women! panel in New York will feature yours truly, so stay tuned for info on that as well!

I See What They Did There

If Websites Existed In Game of Thrones’ Westeros

Caldwell Tanner didn’t use HBO’s Join the Realm website to create these unique House Sigils. Instead, he came up with his own designs for what popular websites might hang from their proverbial castle walls if they lived in the world of Game of Thrones. And we decided to join in on the fun. Look at the House Sigils and mottos from Twitter, Wikipedia, The Mary Sue, and more!


Join Us for a Special The Mary Sue Announcement

As we all know, women do not present a large enough portion of the audience for geek media for anyone to care about, and so, in an effort to widen our audience, The Mary Sue will be rebranding to The Marty Stu. You can expect to see the changes start rolling out next week. We’ll be replacing Leela with her co-star Fry, above. Instead of Hermione at the top of our header, you’ll see Harry. Instead of Starbuck, Starbuck. We trust that our loyal readership will stay with us through this brief time of change. If you don’t, you were probably just a fake geek anyway.

Click on, for more details of these changes!


Today in Awesome

Underscore This: We’re @TheMarySue, On Twitter!

It was a long journey, and may lives were lost, but we are victorious! What was this epic battle you ask? Claiming @TheMarySue on Twitter. Allow us to explain our journey through GIFS.


Highly Successful Marketing Strategies

We Open A Mysterious Box, or, Paranorman Sent Us a Zombie

Today at The Mary Sue offices, we received a box.

And inside that box, was a bunch of foam and bubble wrap.

And inside that foam and bubble wrap was another box. This box.


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The Mary Sue Wants You: To Be Our Next Editor

As you may have heard, our beloved Jamie Frevele has left us, and while that’s sad for us, it might mean something exciting for you. The Mary Sue is seeking a brand new kick-ass employee to help keep the site running! This is not like our usual intern postings: it’s for a permanent position.

“Hold on,” you say, darting your eyes about confusedly. “What’s ‘The Mary Sue?’” UPDATE: We have currently closed submissions after receiving a staggering amount of applications! We’re currently trying to give them all a pass before we move on to the interview stage, so please bear with us.