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Geek Culture and Consumer Culture: Does How Much You Spend Affect Your Geek Status?

Apparently two of TMS' editors each have a black belt in something, and those martial arts studies were inspired, at least in part, by their geeky pursuits. I told them that after I saw the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie when I was a kid, I came home wanting to "nun-chuck" everything in sight. I would've killed for martial arts classes! But my family couldn't afford stuff like that.

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Time Warner’s Jeff Bewkes Should Probably Realize That Women Have Always Loved Genre

Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes expressed the hope that Warner Bros. Entertainment will do better this year than it did last year, and he has a huge amount of faith in their upcoming, more genre-friendly slate. Bewkes is super-jazzed about upcoming fare like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He's also really, really excited about Wonder Woman! Cool, right? Yeah, sort of.

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13-Year-Old Coder/Gamer/Former Cheerleader/Keynote Speaker On Being “Undefinable”

"So, how would you define someone like me?...You don't."

Keila Banks was a keynote speaker at OSCON 2015 in Portland. Her speech was called "Undefinable Me: The story of a 13-year-old girl from the inner city who codes."

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Things We Saw Today: A Stapler Reminds One Fan Of Alien3

In space, no one can hear you collate.

OK, seriously - how bored was Bruno Mosconi Ruy at work that they looked at a stapler and thought: Alien 3! Well, here's the hilarious (and short) result.

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Leigh Lahav & HISHE Team Up to Report on the Five Stages of Watching a Marvel Movie

Undeniably all of us.

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Characters Talk About Their Love Lives and Loki Has a “Moment” in the Latest Leigh Lahav ‘Toon

We don't know what about this is our favorite part. Black Widow? Hermione? The Mad Men Song?

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Things We Saw Today: Join The Geek Girl Illuminati

We've got your back.

Valkyrie founder, comic writer, artist, and all-around extraordinary human Kate Leth has designed these Geek Girl Illuminati shirts, so you can spot each other in a crowd. Because if we don't have each other's backs, who will? (via Topatoco)

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[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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Merriam-Webster Adds “Steampunk,” “Spoiler Alert,” and “Fangirl” to the English Dictionary

Today in Awesome

Merriam-Webster announced the addition of one hundred fifty new words to its celebrated dictionary of American English, from "Auto-Tune" (to adjust or alter (a recording of a voice) with Auto-Tune software or other audio-editing software esp. to correct sung notes that are out of tune) to "Yooper" (a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan — used as a nickname). And, nestled in among a selection of words that seem themed around the intersection of technology and pop culture, is one we're very familiar with here on The Mary Sue: "fangirl."

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The Geek’s Guide to Dating Advice: How to Talk to Gamer Girls

The Geek's Guide to Dating is out on December 3rd from Quirk Books!

Our resident geek dating expert Eric Smith, author of The Geek's Guide to Dating, is here again to help answer your geek dating queries.

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Reign’s Adelaide Kane Is An Intelligent, Well-Spoken Geek, And We Love Her


Okay, we know Reign is a show on The CW, and The CW isn't exactly known for its' appeal to the nerd community. But we're here to tell you that Adelaide Kane - star of Reign, the CW's newest show about Mary, Queen of Scots - is a girl after our own nerdy hearts. She's one of us!

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Back-to-School: Fangirl Style

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Leigh Lahav decided to make a new video in honor of good ol' back-to-school time! Is it difficult to keep your fandom out of school work or are your teachers more accepting of your hobbies? (via Leigh Lahav) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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The 5 Stages Of Geek Fandom [VIDEO]

This Makes Sense

I'll just leave this here. (via Laughing Squid) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Take A Look At Some Of The Many Geek Girl Sentiments Inspired By The Doubleclicks’ “Nothing To Prove”

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

The Doubleclicks' music video celebrating all geek girls brought together members of the geek community to celebrate the many geek girls out there and assert once again that fake geeks, male or female, do not exist. The enthusiasm for that "Nothing to Prove" concept continues on The Doubleclicks' and Geek Girls Have #NothingtoProve's respective Tumblrs, the latter of which is still collecting story submissions. We've compiled enough of our favorite photos of ladies proving they have nothing to prove to cover a whole spectrum of geeky interests and experiences.

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Will The Fangirl Meeting Please Come To Order? [VIDEO]

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Disclaimer: Not all fangirls are the same, some lady fans don't even like the term "fangirl." Now that we've got that out of the way, watch this, it's adorable. Harsh dig there at first but this might produce some feels from fans of Sherlock, Firefly, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Marvel, etc. (Created by Leigh Lahav via So Geek Chic) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Her Universe Wants You To Nominate Your Favorite Fangirl! [VIDEO]

This Exists... Because of A Lady

Our friend Ashley Eckstein of has dubbed 2013 the Year of the Fangirl! To celebrate, they'll be highlighting a different fangirl every day and she's looking for your help finding them. Take a look at the introductory video above, there's a few rules but you can find out more and nominate someone at (via The Bird and the Bat) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Comedian Shares Her Nerd Dating Experiences, Getting Dumped Via Puppet

A Series of Fallopian Tubes

Comedian Dani Herd recently did stand-up at the Laughing Skull Lounge in Atlanta, George, you know, the home of Dragon*Con. That's important, see, Herd is a geek. Her set mostly revolves around her love life and love of Fraggles. I adore her instantly. Adult language is used, you have been so forewarned. (via reddit) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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The Psychology of the Fake Geek Girl: Why We’re Threatened by Falsified Fandom


I’ve been telling myself to stay out of this debate. I’ve been assuring myself that any time spent reading rants, posts, and their circular comments will only make me feel resentful and defensive. I tell myself that the fight is over and no one won. I rationalize that only a few people are ruining it for the rest of us and therefore, those few should just be ignored. I vow to stop drawing attention to this ridiculous creature, to stop reinforcing the idea that the “Fake Geek Girl” exists. “Why don’t you just drop it?” “Why can’t you take a joke?” “Why aren’t you over this?” I ask myself these things too. The truth is, I don’t know.

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Problem Solved: Geek Girl ID Cards

Consider the Following

You might recognize Nerdache Cakes as the the young woman whose confectionary treats we feature here frequently, from an incredible birthday cake based on Gurihiru's Baby Avengers, a set of Gotham City character cookies, to an entire cake based on one piece Avengers fanart drawn by Adventure Time's Natasha Allegri. In response to an anonymous poster who decided that this wasn't enough evidence that she genuinely enjoyed the things she spent hours recreating in dough and fondant, she has created a gift for all of us. I'm sure it will completely fix the "fake geek girl" "problem" forever. In the meantime...

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Jemma Salume Wins Best Commentary On The Latest “Fake Geek Girl” Controversy

And All Was Right With the World

I won't say this comic from Jemma Salume is better than the one we posted last week from Meghan Danger, but it wins for illustrating exactly what artist Tony Harris seemed to be accusing certain cosplayers of in his recent Facebook rant. In the most literal, comedic way possible. Hit the jump to find out what happens when this "Fake Geek Girl" preys on the unsuspecting, "Super Mang" reading dude at VeldtCon. 

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