Flamecon – NYC’s First LGBTQ Comic Con

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I was beyond excited to attend NYC’s first LGBTQ Comic Con, FlamCon! It took place during Pride Month on June 13th at the fancy Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn. Geeks OUT presented the con, which is a NYC based nonprofit dedicated to building a better community for LGBTQ geeks. True Gender Equality FlameCon had preferred pronoun stickers for attendees to wear which included “Ask Me” and “Them/Their/They”. They also had gender neutral bathrooms. Just two simple additions to a comic con made the 2,200 attendees feel comfortable and welcome. The Happiest Con FlameCon is the happiest comic con I’ve ever attended. This all…

Girl Gone Lolita

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This past April was Geek Girl Brunch NYC’s annual Lolita Picnic at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens! Before I get in too deep, let me explain what Lolita Fashion is for those who think I’m talking about the Nabokov kind. Lolita is a Japanese street style and subculture that is heavily inspired by the Rococo and Victorian eras, but also has some influences from current fashion trends. What I love most is that there are lots of Lolita sub-styles so you’re bound to find one that’s perfect for you. For more info check out the post I wrote for Geek Girl Brunch, Lolita Fashion 101. Being…

My ‘Steven Universe’ Gemsona: Black Pearl

Art Fantasy Movies & Television

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I rarely call any show perfect but Steven Universe is perfect. The only other show I’ve said that about is Avatar: The Last Airbender (I still have one season left to watch I was a late bloomer, cut me some slack). Never heard of Steven Universe? Well it’s about the adventures of The Crystal Gems (Steven, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl) and the people of Beach City. Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl are intergalactic warriors who get their powers from magical gemstones. Steven is a half-Gem and half-human boy from Earth who inherited his mom’s gemstone, Rose Quartz (who was also a Crystal Gem). Steven is still…

Drowsy Musings on Doctor Who and Space

Movies & Television Sci-fi/ Cyberpunk TV Talk

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  So I was laying in bed one night thinking about how much I love Doctor Who (stay with me now) and felt compelled to share my drowsy musings. Answers… Sort of Doctor Who, as well as most sci-fi, gives us answers to science questions. Albeit a fictional answer, but an answer nonetheless. But if Star Trek taught us anything it’s that science fiction doesn’t always stay fiction. With subjects like parallel universes and time travel, some Doctor Who episodes can be seen as scientific theories with a plot. Sapphire Waterfalls Doctor Who exercises our imagination by showing us our possible future. Pretty much…

The Melancholy of ‘Oyasumi Punpun’

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Wikipedia describes Oyasumi Punpun (Goodnight Punpun) as: “…a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Inio Asano about Punpun Punyama (later Onodera), a normal child depicted in the form of a bird. The story follows him as he copes with his dysfunctional family and friends, his love interest, his oncoming adolescence and his hyperactive mind… The manga follows Punpun as he grows up, splitting the book into around 4 stages of his life: Elementary school, Middle school, High school, and his early 20s.” But nowhere in that description is the word “depression”, which is what I think Punpun is essentially about. Inio…

Dernier Bar: The Geek Bar at the End of the World

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Back in February I spent Valentine’s Day weekend with my boyfriend and parents in Paris, the city of love… and geeks. If you’re a comic book fan, I’m sure you’ve heard of the amazing comics, artists and creators that have came out of France. The city is filled with comic book shops and you may have heard of, Angoulême International Comics Festival, a huge comic con France throws every year. With that being said, it should come to no surprise that in the heart of Paris you’ll find a very geeky (and awesome) bar called, Le Dernier Bar avant la…

My Favorite Shoujo Manga

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I recently posted My Favorite Josei Manga and now it’s time for shoujo to shine! I’m super picky when it comes to anime and manga and extremely picky when it comes to shoujo. I don’t even know why I’m so particular with shoujo because so much of them are the same story. But even so, I want the shy main characters (MCs) not too cold, the love triangles not too hot and the art to be juuussst riiiigghht. Because I prefer josei manga to shoujo this list is shorter. But I hope with my extreme pickiness that the manga on this…

My Favorite Josei Manga

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Juggling comics, books, TV shows, games, anime and manga is difficult. So I came up with a “hack”. I try to put more focus on one thing at a time. A few years ago it was comics. I read a lot of old stuff and got into ongoing series. I’m now at a comfortable place, and pace, with comics. At the end of 2013 manga took over. It wasn’t even a decision like comics was, it just happened. When it came to manga, I stayed in the shallow end of the pool. I read a few things here and there,…

The Beautiful Stuttgart Library

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Libraries are cool, and the Stuttgart Library in Germany is one of the coolest. Seriously guys, the entire time I was like, “Ohmygodthisissocool!” I bet I was so annoying but I don’t care. When beautiful books are encased by a beautiful building it’s like cool squared (wow that was corny I apologize). When I stepped inside the library I felt like a kid. I wanted to squeal I was so excited… Or rather squee because it sounds cuter and less pig-like. You know when you’re playing Pokemon and your Pokemon enters a battle and sometimes does a little shake and wiggle because it’s…

Vintage Comics from Europe

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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…