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The Princess and the Fangirl Sounds Like Another Perfect Fandom Fairytale From Ashley Poston

Can there be a midnight release party for this?

Last year at a convention, which was the perfect setting, I picked up a book called Geekerella after being enchanted by the title. I binge read it, then read it again. There were definitely tears

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Exclusive: Learn to Make Superheroine Wrist Cuffs, from Quirk Books’ Crafting with Feminism!

Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy

The Mary Sue is pleased to present an excerpt from Bonnie Burton's Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy, out this October from Quirk Books! Learn how to make a rad pair of wrist cuffs below, and then read on for more information about Bonnie and what to expect from her upcoming book!

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The O.C. Creator Developing Series About a Haunted Swedish Furniture Store

♫ IKEEEAAA, IKEEEEA, here we coooome ...♫

Here's a thing I did not know I wanted until it was presented to me: O.C. creator Josh Schwartz is developing a show for Fox based on the Quirk Books book Horrorstör.

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Paper Towns Cast and Creative Team to Join John Green at This Year’s BookCon

After the super successful The Fault in Our Stars panel at last year's inaugural BookCon, Fox revealed in April that John Green would be returning to the Con this year for a Paper Towns panel--and now The Mary Sue is pleased to announced that members of Paper Towns' cast and creative team will be present as well.

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It’s-A Me, Mary Sue: Why She’s An Important Figure For Fanfic And Fangirls

Hide your fics, the Mary Sue is coming!

So fanfic is great. We all know that. You get it. But what about… you know, that kind of fanfic? She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named? The Steven Moffat of fanfics? The very namesake of this site? THE MARY SUE. We can still hate her and the people who write Mary Sue fics, right? RIGHT? No. No you cannot.

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Pull Wisely: The Mary Sue’s Weekly Comic Counsel and Chat


It’s time for Pull Wisely (why yes, that is an Indiana Jones reference), where we give you short snippets of which comics we’re looking forward to each week—and then ask for your recommendations in the comments.

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The Mary Sue Exclusive Premiere: The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy Book Trailer!


Guys, our very own Sam Maggs has written an incredible book (heck, it's already Margaret Atwood-approved!) and we're so excited to be debuting the trailer on the site today.

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The Mary Sue’s Holiday Gift Guide, Part 1: Books!

The original nerd gift.

It's December 1st... do you know where your holiday shopping list is? No? Well, we're going to be helping you out there all week, starting with the nerdiest gift of all: books. Here are some mighty tomes that have come out this year that we think your loved ones would be lucky to get.

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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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Everything I Needed to Know About Life I Learned from Han Solo

The Jedi Doth Return is out today!

Author of the William Shakespeare's Star Wars trilogy, Ian Doescher, is here with a guest post about how Han Solo taught him everything he needed to know.

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‘Tis a Trap! The Trailer for The Jedi Doth Return Is Here!

Verily... there is another.

We love Ian Doescher's William Shakespeare's Star Wars series from Quirk Books because of course we do. We love Shakespeare, Star Wars, and Quirk Books. Check out the trailer for the third installment in the series The Jedi Doth Return featuring the 100% real William Shakespeare.

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Five Bookish iPhone Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Run, Lola Lizzie, Run

I play a lot of iPhone games. Sometimes, too many. I’m frequently kept up at night, filled with turmoil and wrestling with what game I should delete to make room on my iPhone for important things and… OMG. There’s a new Final Fantasy game out?! It takes up 1.2GB of space? WHAT DO I DO?!

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Keep Your New Year’s Resolution With the Power of The Force

To meet your New Year's Resolution you must unlearn what you have learned.

New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep. Feel the Force flowing through you this year with these helpful Star Wars quotes to keep you going when you’re heading into an asteroid field of challenges or sinking into a Dagobahn swamp of self-doubt!

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Ten Creative Cross-Stitch Projects to Celebrate Doctor Who at 50!

There's an awful lot of stitching to do.

Take note, Whovians: the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who is fast approaching. To help pass the time (get it?!) as we count down to this momentous occasion—and to help welcome the Twelfth Doctor—I've rounded up some inspired, adorable, and occasionally incredibly geeky Doctor Who cross-stitch ideas.

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Adorable Gamer Couple Gives Relationship Insights in This Week’s Episode of The Geek’s Guide to Dating Web Series

Selling someone's stuff in Animal Crossing is the virtual version of picking on someone you like.

In this week's episode of The Geek's Guide to Dating web series, George and Nicole encourage us to stop looking for someone who shares all of our exact and extremely specific interests. Instead, Nicole wants us to look for a person we can expose to our interests and have the joy of sharing our worlds as we become adorable geek couples.

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Eight Adorable Superhero Costumes for Your Small, Comic Book Loving Pet

We've partnered up with Quirk Books to bring you more cute chinchillas than ever before.

When it comes to Halloween costumes for small critters like ferrets, guinea pigs, and hamsters, your options are somewhat limited. As an owner of an adorable bunny (who was featured in Quirk's craftbook Microcrafts) and a chinchilla (who has yet to make his published book debut!) I feel the pain that small animal owners experience around Halloween.

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Exclusive: Quirk Books To Release Sequels to New York Times Best Seller William Shakespeare’s Star Wars

The Jedi doth return too much, methinks.

William Shakespeare's Star Wars takes the classic, epic tale of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and imagines it as a Shakespeare play, and we're happy to announce there will be two more books! Empire and Jedi are about to get the Shakespeare treatment from Quirk Books and Ian Doescher. Twice more unto the breach, dear geeks!

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Here’s The Resurrectionist Cover Rendered in Beautiful Chalk Art

Chalk art is beautiful, but I have a hard time being alright with how messy it is.

Over the weekend author and artist E.B. Hudspeth rendered the cover of his novel/art book The Resurrectionist in gorgeous chalk art in front of The Strand bookstore here in New York, and we have the time-lapse video to prove it. Take a look.

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Wherefore Art Thou, Skywalker? William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Book Trailer Released [Video]

Coming July 2013 to bookshelves across the galaxy -- except Alderaan.

Star Wars is an epic tale of good and evil, complex familial relationships, and the occasional comedy monologue by a foppish servile companion. Without the lightsabers and spaceships, it almost sounds kind of Shakespearean, doesn't it? That's what Quirk Books figured, and this trailer for their soon-to-be-released William Shakespeare's Star Wars does a pretty good job of convincing us that an iambic pentameter retelling of the classic sci-fi film would work more than perfectly. Personally, all I needed to see was Darth Vader in an Elizabethan ruff to get me completely on board with this premise.

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Exclusive: Watch The Trailer For The Resurrectionist, A Beautifully Dark Art Book And Novel

The Resurrectionist is part art book and part novel, but both parts are meticulously detailed, dark, and beautiful. It tells the story of the fictional work of Dr. Spencer Black whose field of study could best be described as Darwin meets Frankenstein. It's publisher Quirk Books asked us to give you an exclusive first look at the book's trailer.

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