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The Mary Sue Interview: Rocket Girl‘s Amy Reeder Talks Special Edition: NYC, Anti-Harassment and Drawing Empowered Women

Amy Reeder is one busy (and badass) lady. The Rocket Girl artist took time out of her schedule to talk to The Mary Sue about her anti-harassment collaborations with ReedPOP, Special Edition: NYC, and the importance of female-centric entertainment.

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The Women of DC Comics Discuss Their Passion for Creating

I wasn't able to attend DC Comics' "Women of DC" Panel at New York Comic Con but I'm so glad they brought together Babs Tarr, Gail Simone, Marguerite Bennett, Caitlin Kittredge, Meredith Finch, Amanda Conner, Becky Cloonan, and Amanda Salmons for a talk. Here's a few more words they added after the fact.

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The Team Behind The New Batgirl Comic Talk Internet Villains And Gendered Expectations

Awesome tech-savvy gal vs. internet asshole. Relatable.

Batgirl issue #36, the second issue since the much-talked-about creative reboot on the title, comes out tomorrow, and we're pretty stoked about it. We had the chance to sit down with the creative team behind the comic at NYCC, and talk about the reception to their first issue, their new approach to Babs, and where she's going next.

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Our Interview With Adventure Time‘s Head of Story and the Voice of Flame Princess!

Or should I say Flame KING.

Adventure Time's been on a bit of a hiatus lately, but the series is back on Cartoon Network, starting with "Ghost Fly." We though that was certainly enough of a timely event to share the fruits of our New York Comic Con roundtable interview with Kent Osborne, AT's head of story, and Jessica DiCicco, the voice of Flame Princess.

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We Talked To The Cast And Crew Of Bob’s Burgers About Gender-Bending, A Potential Movie, And “If Looks Could Kale”

"It's a better pun than a culinary experience, maybe."

The Bob's Burgers team was gracious enough to answer questions on everything from the recent Bob's Burgers porn parody to their musical abilities (or lack thereof), and dropped lots of juicy hints about what to expect from this season. Read on, girl.

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Fraggle Rock, Labyrinth And Musical Monsters: Archaia Honors Jim Henson’s Legacy

Dance your Con cares away!

As a Henson nerd, one of the highlights of New York City Comic Con for me was attending the "Jim Henson Company: Upcoming Comics With Archaia" panel. Unfortunately, it also gave me some pretty unrealistic career goals. How exactly does one become a Henson historian? Just asking for a friend.

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50 Of Our Favorite Cosplays From New York Comic Con 2014

For our final NYCC cosplay post: It's the miscellany! Everything from Bee and Puppycat to Kate Bishop to... Mrs. Nesbit? Yeah, OK. Which one is your favorite?

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The Mary Sue Reader Cosplay From New York Comic Con 2014

We like you.

We have some pretty talented cosplayers in our midst! Next up in our series on NYCC cosplay—pics that you, our readers, sent to us. Step forward and claim your admiration.

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We Talked to the Cast and Crew of Sleepy Hollow About Season Two, Female Representation, and Orphan Black

"Well, Ben Franklin's pissed."

Don’t lose your heads or anything (pause for me uproariously laughing at my own joke), but I got the chance to talk with some of the cast and crew of Sleepy Hollow—including Orlando Jones (Captain Irving) and Lyndie Greenwood (Jenny Mills) at NYCC. Among the topics of conversation: Sheriff Reyes' backstory, the show's treatment of female characters, and how Jones isn't the only one ass over elbow in love with Orphan Black. Here. Let me fill you in.

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10 First Names Better for Star Wars‘ Emperor Palpatine Than “Sheev”

Three guesses for #1

The internet found itself positively in conniptions lately when the long-awaited first name of Star Wars' Emperor Palpatine was revealed. Well, some corners of the Internet. The nerdy, vaguely bored bits. Others of you were more focused on, like, current events and shit. I can respect that.

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The Most Impressive Cosplay of New York Comic Con 2014

All bow before Thor, Goddess of Thunder!

We've showed you kids cosplay and genderswapped cosplay—now it's time for the costumes that really made our jaws drop. We've got your Lady Thor, we've got your Spider-Gwen, we've got your Silence from Doctor Who. Feast your eyes.

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#YesAllGeeks And Beyond: Talking About Bullying And Harassment At New York Comic Con

It takes everyone working together to ensure that a community is safe for all its members. Here's how two sets of panelists from New York Comic Con weekend think you should go about doing just that.

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Our Interview With the Cast and Creator of Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe!

Welcome to Beach City.

At New York Comic Con we had an amazing opportunity to sit down with Rebecca Sugar, creator and showrunner of Steven Universe, Cartoon Network's first cartoon series created and run by a woman. With Adventure-Time-alumn Sugar were voice actors Zach Callison (who plays the titular Steven) and singer/actress Estelle (who provides the voice of the Gems' leader, Garnet).

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The Best NYCC 2014 Cosplay, Part 2: Genderswappery

Who would win in a fight, punk Spock or punk Green Lantern?

Seeing flapper Batman and Superman in Geek Girl Headquarters was a highlight of my weekend life.

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The Best NYCC 2014 Cosplay, Part 1: Cute Kids (And One Dog)

I want Little Hawkgirl and Little Ms. Marvel to team up and fight crime.

All this week, though Sunday, we'll be sharing with you some of the best cosplay from New York Comic Con 2014. You'll see things that will make you laugh, things that will make you weep with joy, things that will make you stand up and cheer! First up: kids (and one dog) cosplay. If you saw some really cool cosplay, on someone else or in the mirror, there's still time to send it to tips@themarysue.com. Just be sure to put NYCC 2014 COSPLAY somewhere in the subject line.

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We Talked to Dan Harmon About Community, Harmontown, and the Epic Broship of Troy and Abed

All aboard the train to Harmontown

Reasons I loved this year's New York Comic Con: I got to see great cosplay. I was able to buy five amazing posters in ten minutes. (My bank account's not happy, but I am.) I had the chance to meet some of you guys at Geek Girl Headquarters. Oh, and I got to interview Community and Rick & Morty creator Dan Harmon. That's kind of a big one.

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The Mary Sue Exclusive Interview With the Creators of Avatar and The Legend of Korra!

Interviews are the quenchiest!

This past Thursday at New York Comic Con we got the rare opportunity to sit down with Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, and pepper them with questions about Korra and Aang, the upcoming themes of Book Four, and writing their characters as young adults rather than older teens. We even got our own scoop: Bryan's favorite weird animal hybrid from the upcoming season. Okay, so it's a little scoop, but now you're definitely going to read the article, aren't you?

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Things We Saw Today: Ronan and Nebula Make A Killer Cosplay Couple

If I were cosplaying Thanos, I'd be worried.

NYCC cosplayers LallyCosplay and Elendriel got their Guardians on when cosplaying everyone's favorite dysfunctional Thanos-haters, Ronan and Nebula. The world needs more Nebula everything.

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