Vintage Comics from Europe

Comics

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Since I’m living in Germany for a few months (see: Preludes & Predictions) I’m trying to take advantage of my time here by traveling. So far, I’ve spent a few days in Amsterdam and did a day trip to Strasbourg, France and loved it. While there, I visited comic book shops, geeky hobby stores and flea markets filled with old comics. Of course I bought some, even though I can’t read Dutch or French.   Amsterdam, The Netherlands Amsterdam never gets old even though this was my fourth time visiting. I actually lived in the Netherlands for a few years when I was young. I…

Prequels & Predictions

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Prequels (2014) Launched Geek Girl Brunch Last year Rachel, Yissel and I officially launched Geek Girl Brunch. It’s meetup group of geeky gals who usually meet over brunch. But GGB isn’t just about meeting up, talking about our favorite fandoms and eating bacon. We hope to create a safe environment where identifying geek girls can be themselves to give voice, network, create friendships, inspire each other and hang out. Each brunch got bigger and better and we even threw a kickass New York Comic Con after party called Fan Girls Night Out with our homies the Geek Girl Pen Pals and a sexy space…

Girl Gone Geek’s Best of 2014

Art Comics Manga Videogames

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  Best Use of Boobies and Philosophy in an Anime- Space Dandy When I first heard about Space Dandy it sounded a lot like Cowboy Bebop, which is my favorite anime series, so I was all for it. To be honest, Shinichiro Watanabe could make an anime that was just a black screen for twelve episodes I would praise the animation and character development. However, when I saw the first episode of Dandy I thought it was ridiculous. Like really ridiculous. And so was the next one and the one after that… “Well, this isn’t very “Bebopy.” I thought to…

NYCC 2014: Cosplay Roundup

Anime Comics Cosplay Fantasy Manga Movies & Television Random Geekery Sci-fi/ Cyberpunk Videogames

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Every year I attend New York Comic Con more and more fans cosplay. It’s tough picking favorites but the ones that made me squee the most were Death from East of West and Steven Universe and his mom as Garnet. Oh and here’s my post about my Sailor Moon (aka Sailor Goon), Space Dandy and Spike Spiegel cosplay. Anime/Manga Comics Movies & TV & Video Games & Podcasts  

NYCC 2014: Women of Color in Comics

Comics Other Random Geekery

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I was on a panel at New York Comic Con. I still can’t believe it happened. It has always been a secret dream of mine ever since I did my first panel about Women in Comics last year. Coincidentally enough, the same person who ran my first panel, Regine L. Sawyer, asked me to be on the NYCC panel. So everything has come full circle. I immediately said yes of course because it was the opportunity of a lifetime. But right after I said yes, the nerves hit me. I’m not used to a lot of irl attention because what I do (blog)…

NYCC 2014 Cosplay & Coords: Sailor Moon, Space Dandy, Cowboy Bebop & More

Anime Apparel Cosplay Manga Wear

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It was only a year ago when I posted “Confessions of a First Time Cosplayer” and look how far I’ve come! Now I know I’m not building Tali armor from scratch like my friend and cosplay sensei @DarthRachel, but I’m proud of myself nonetheless. Sailor Goon I introduce to you, Sailor Goon; my gangsta take on Sailor Moon. I was Sailor Moon and my friend Roshi was Black Lady. People at the con said we were cute and creepy so mission accomplished basically. I was inspired by Asiey Barbie’s Sailor Gang art on tumblr. I tagged her on Instagram and Twitter and…

Harajuku Fashion Walk

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My friend Imani (she tattooed me!) hit me up a few weeks ago and asked if I wanted to go to a Harajuku Fashion Walk in NYC. I immediately said yes, or more likely I said “YASSS!”. A few days later I started to freak out about what to wear. I have my one Lolita coord, but those pictures are all over the internet so I wanted to wear something new. Despite being into Japanese street fashion, I didn’t think I actually owned a Harajuku’ish outfit. Of course, in typical Jamila fashion I didn’t plan my outfit until the night before (oops!)….

Dedicated to the Impossible Girl (And The Doctor Who World Tour)

Movies & Television Sci-fi/ Cyberpunk

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Although I met Alison only briefly at The Doctor Who World Tour, it’s a moment that I will remember forever… The thing is, I wasn’t even supposed to be at the #DWWorldTour in NYC. I was one of many who couldn’t get tickets. Then the day before the event, my friend Yissel asked if I wanted to go in her place. Her friend Christina had an extra ticket and Yissel couldn’t make it. I mean, why would I not want to go? Doctor Who is my favorite thing in all of time and space. I was lucky enough to meet Matt Smith and…

Fangirl on a Budget: Cosplay Hair

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As I mentioned in the comic book edition of Fangirl on a Budget, being a geek girl can be pretty expensive, but being a cosplayer is even more expensive. Sometimes one cosplay can cost hundreds of dollars. Although it isn’t always easy to cut the costs of fabric and building materials for your costume, one way you could save some cash is with cosplay hair. Wigs can be expensive and at times unavoidable. But, if your hair is similar in length to your cosplay character, but not color, try using hair chalk or comb-in hair color. I’ve been playing around with hair chalk since I’ve had my Rouge-inspired…

ThinkGeek Charm Bracelet Giveaway!

Jewelry

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  I probably have enough jewelry to open up a small jewelry store. Something you’ll always see me wearing are a stack of bracelets. They are my version of arm candy! The only geeky bracelet in my arm candy bunch was a Game of Thrones “Valar Morghulis”, that is until ThinkGeek debuted their charm bracelets! What I love is that you can add a bunch of your favorite nerd things to one bracelet; it’s kind of like PANDORA but for geeks. The arm party!  ThinkGeek charms! Enter the Giveaway!  I wanna share the arm candy love so one lucky lady will win: One…