by Jill Pantozzi | 11:23 am, October 4th, 2013
It’s October 28th already, and you don’t have a Halloween costume. But worry not, because we’ve got your back.
What's with the name?
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:23 am, October 4th, 2013
by Susana Polo | 11:23 am, September 3rd, 2013
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.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 12:09 pm, April 15th, 2013
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!
by Jill Pantozzi | 3:33 pm, April 2nd, 2013
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!READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 4:35 pm, April 1st, 2013
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!READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:35 pm, December 4th, 2012
by Susana Polo | 3:30 pm, August 1st, 2012
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.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 3:08 pm, July 10th, 2012
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.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 12:55 pm, April 20th, 2012
You like us, right? I mean, really, really like us? You may visit The Mary Sue regularly (and for that we thank you!) but did you know you’re missing out on a whole lot when you ONLY visit The Mary Sue? Read on to find out how!READ MORE
by The Mary Sue Staff | 12:28 pm, April 11th, 2012
You might be familiar with this picture of Sir Ian McKellen, sporting a rather fetching red t-shirt with block lettering. You might not (and then again you might) be familiar with the fact that it’s a fake. McKellen was actually sporting a shirt that said “Some People Are Gay. Get Over It,” the slogan of Stonewall, a UK based Gay rights organization; not “I’m Gandalf and Magneto. Get Over It.” When the nerdy photoshopped version hit the internet in 2010 it went viral pretty quickly, despite attempts by many involved to remind people that it was a fake. It seemed the internet was pretty enamored of the idea of an actor brushing the world off with their ability to knit different geek properties together.
And so are we. In that feeling, we present sixteen actors and actresses who can claim to have two, or three, or more major fandom characters under their belts.READ MORE