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Coming To New York Comic Con Next Week? Party With The Mary Sue & Her Universe!

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UPDATE: The party is moving to The Beer Authority. The address is 300 west 40th street. Come see us!

It’s true! We’re coming to New York Comic Con 2012 and we want to meet you! What better way to do that then by hosting a party with‘s Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars! Want to join us? Hit the jump to find out how! 

This will be our 2nd annual NYCC meet-up and we hope you can come! Here’s the details:

The happenings start at 8 p.m. and The Mary Sue staffers, Susana, Jill, and Rebecca, will all be in attendance (I’ll be heading over after my 9 p.m. Psychology of Cosplay panel!). We’ll keep going until we’re all tuckered out. We’re super excited to see you all and thrilled to have onboard because we can’t get enough of their sci-fi merchandise for women and girls. Hope to see you there!

About your hosts:

The Mary Sue hopes to be a place for two things: highlighting women in the geek world, and providing a prominent place for the voices of geek women.  Because all we really want is to just be able to geek out with all geeks, of any gender, without feeling like our femininity is front and center for scrutinization.  To not feel like we have to work harder than guys to prove that we’re genuinely into geek culture. We want simple things, like to be able to visit a comic book store without feeling out of place.  To be able to buy a video game without getting the sense that the cashier thinks we’re buying it for someone else.

Her Universe is the vision of Ashley Eckstein, actress and voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.Together with her partner, The Araca Group, they founded this new company to create merchandise for female sci-fi fans. Her Universe is a place for fangirls to step into the spotlight and be heard, recognized and rewarded. Female sci-fi fans are growing in numbers and have largely gone unnoticed until now. Hoping to change the perception that science fiction and fantasy is not just for the boys, Her Universe, has joined forces with Lucasfilm and Syfy to create merchandise exclusively for female fans. Starting out with apparel, accessories and cosmetics, Her Universe will make fangirls “geek chic” from head to toe!

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."