Where are all of the women of color in science fiction?

Advice Books Comics Movies & Television Sci-fi/ Cyberpunk Zombies

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The Underrepresentation of Black Women & Latinas in Science Fiction Fun facts before I get started: According to “Richard Whettestone of firsttvdrama.com, as of 2005 only 15 science-fiction TV series have featured black women in lead roles. Less than 9% of Science-Fiction TV series have featured black women as main characters… Including recurring characters who were usually tossed in the background.” [Source] There aren’t that many Black women and Latinas in science fiction and that is a problem, and not a new problem by any means. The fact that we can probably easily name all of the Black women and…

Tattoo Tuesday Featurette- Sue-Ann’s Serenity, Stargate SG-1 & Discworld Ink

Books Fantasy Movies & Television Sci-fi/ Cyberpunk Tattoo Tuesday

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It’s been a while since I’ve had time to write up a Tattoo Tuesday post, so I’m glad I’m back with some awesome sci-fi ink from a reader! Sue-Ann, nickname ysabelkid, is a huge science fiction fan (if her tattoos didn’t already give that away). She shared with me the beginning stages of her sci-fi back piece which includes Serenity and Stargate SG-1 pieces. Sue-Ann and her boyfriend are even planning a Stargate-themed wedding on Pi Day in 2015! She went into depth on her blog about why she chose to have the sci-fi ship and portal, but the short version is, “Each…

NYCC 2012- Brian K. Vaughan, Brian Wood and More Discuss Sci-Fi at Image Comics

Comics Sci-fi/ Cyberpunk

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Fractured Futures: Speculative Fiction & Image Comics Panel Science fiction embodies different elements to different people. This panel took a look into what sci-fi means to these writers and illustrators and how they use it to shape their work in Image Comics. The panelists included Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Saga), David Hine (Storm Dogs), Joe Harris (Great Pacific), Glen Brunswick (Non-Humans) and Brian Wood and Ming Doyle (Mara). Brian Wood said that in Mara, the sci-fi is less about the actual technology and more about how it affects the characters in his story. It’s about how we as…

Ecko x Star Wars Apparel Review & Giveaway!

Apparel Movies & Television Sci-fi/ Cyberpunk

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Marc Ecko Cut & Sew, the apparel retailer, recently launched a limited edition line of Star Wars inspired hoodies and t-shirts. Star Wars apparel have be remixed every way imaginable, but that doesn’t stop these from being any less awesome. The collection plays off the popularity of the classic film graphics and the details specific to the well known characters in the film series. The Star Wars hoodies fully transform you into your favorite character, whether it’s a Storm Trooper, an X Wing Pilot or Boba Fett. Each hoodie has a zip-front, extending past the collar to create a costume-like mask….

ParaNorman Giveaway

Movies & Television Sci-fi/ Cyberpunk Zombies

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I fell head-over-heels in love with ParaNorman since I first laid eyes on the trailer. It looks like Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman had a baby and his name was Norman! (I call first dibs on baby sitting duty!) What else would you expect from the makers of Coraline? I’m excited to be able to have this giveaway thanks to Focus Features! In Theatres August 17 About ParaNorman: The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated Coraline. ParaNorman is, following Coraline, the company’s second stop-motion animated feature to be…

Doctor Who Street Art

Art Movies & Television Sci-fi/ Cyberpunk

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I’ve always had a love and appreciate for street art and artists whether its Banksy, Shepard Fairey or Space Invader. To me, street art is made specifically for the people. Not just art snobs or critics, but the every day person. Which, in my eyes, gives it more authenticity. Now of course I have a deep love for museums and all types of art whether they are high or low brow. But street art is one of my favorites because it can be made by anybody for everybody. You all are probably aware that Doctor Who is my favorite thing…

Etsy Crush of the Week & Giveaway- Beth Yates’ Adorable British Fandom Bookmarks

Books Etsy Shop of the Week Fantasy Movies & Television Sci-fi/ Cyberpunk

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I’m a fan of many things, two of them being extremely cute things and print books. So it should come as no surprise that I am a big fan of Beth Yates’ bookmarks. She used her graphic design talents to bestow charming bookmarks upon the world in the form of our favorite British fandoms. I’m one of those people who does not want to buy an e-reader (yet), so there are plenty of books that I’m reading that will become a temporary home for the Doctor, Ron and Sherlock bookmarks. Although, carrying around some books will surely give me scoliosis (I’m looking at you A Dance with Dragons), I do…

Etsy Crush of the Week- Artist Scott Christian Sava

Art Etsy Shop of the Week Fantasy Movies & Television Other Sci-fi/ Cyberpunk

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When I saw the painting of Ruby Rhod from The Fifth Element by Scott Christian Sava I began crushing hard on his Etsy shop. And to think I hadn’t even seen the David Tennant watercolor! Scott is an artist who has worked on the Casper movies, Power Rangers and even conquered his dream on being the artist for Spider-Man! Girl Gone Geek readers get free shipping worldwide using the code: GIRLGONEGEEK Girl Gone Geek Interview with Scott Christian Sava Can you tell us a little about yourself?  Scott: I’ve been drawing all of my life. My biggest dream was to be the artist…

TV Talk: Fringe- A Better Human Being

Movies & Television Sci-fi/ Cyberpunk TV Talk

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TV Talk: There will be spoilers about the featured episode and previous episodes. I will not, however, discuss spoilers from the shows source material (even though I really want to). However, I might compare the source material and show only after that event has happened, or clearly won’t happen. TV Talk isn’t really a recap, or an official review. It’s how I feel about the episode and show in general. Just me, talking about TV.  You can find the Fringe seasons on DVD at Amazon for cheap! Oh my, where to start. ‘A Better Human Being’ had me on an emotional rollercoaster….