Blog Crush: When Geeks Wed

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I’ve been crushing on When Geeks Wed since its birth back in January of 2012. The title says it all, When Geeks Wed is what happens when two geeks have a nerdtastic wedding. Cassandra features everything from invitations, fashion, food and more! I can’t lie, her blog makes me want to get married every day just so I can have all sorts of geeky weddings. Warning: When Geeks Wed will have an addicting Pinterest-like effect on you! Blog Crush: When Geeks Wed Why do you blog? Cassandra: Originally it was to brush up on my web design skills for my portfolio…

Confessions of a First Time Cosplayer

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I’ve cosplayed as the Eleventh Doctor, but for whatever reason, I feel like my femme Spike Spiegel was my first legitimate cosplay. I can now proudly call myself a cosplayer, albeit, with only one cosplay in my bank. Sit down, grab a cup of tea and I’ll tell you my cosplay story… It starts off with a major dilemma. I can’t sew for sh*t. Which is what always held me back. I felt like I wouldn’t be a “real” cosplayer because I can’t make my costume from scratch. But after a few months of deliberation I said “Eff it!”. I decided…

Zombie Sak: Survival Kit Giveaway

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We’ve all had those conversations before. Oh you know the one where you and your friends discuss your zombie apocalypse weapon of choice, the safest place in their area you would go, even what skills you’d bring to your team. Because if you’re rolling with me, you better have a skill! (I can be the supply runner because I ran track in high school.) We joke around about the zombie apocalypse, but honestly, who really knows? One day it could happen. The living dead may go by a different name, walkers, the infected, etc. But as Shakespeare once said, “A zombie…

How Hawkeye #13 Helped Me Deal with Death

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Hawkeye #13 made me cry. It’s not because I was emotionally attached to Grills. Although, I was fond of him and it was sad that he died. But as some of you may know, my uncle passed away last year. I’ve blogged about him a few times. We were close and he was the biggest influence in my life when it came to comics and geek culture. He took me to my first comic con when I was little. And he’s been even more top of mind because New York Comic Con was this past weekend and we would go together….

Chew Takes a Bite Out of NYCC 2013

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I’ve been a big fan of the comic book series, Chew, for a while now. John Layman’s writing and Rob Guillory’s style are a perfect match. It’s one of the few comics that actually make me literally LOL. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, pick up the first volume. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it! Being a fan, I was excited to see the Chew crew for the first time. During the panel, we learned that Chew started off dark. I mean really dark. Which isn’t surprising considering the main character eats human flesh on a frequent basis (he gets…

New York Comic Con 2013: Adventure Time Panel

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The Adventure Time panel held this past Sunday was moderated by New York Times culture writer Dave Itzkoff featuring creator and head animator Pendleton Ward (Lump Space Princess), John MiMaggio (Jake), Jeremy Shada (Finn), Rebecca Sugar (writer, storyboard artist, ukulele player) and Kent Osborne (head of story). When asked what he was like as a child, Pen responded by saying he was an idiot that ate a lot of pizza and played Diablo. “As a small chubby nerd, that was my life. Geek life”, Pen added. Although he never imagined he’d be responsible for such a hit, he always knew…

Blog Crush: Leslie IRL

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I’m obsessed with Leslie! Is that weird? Idc idc! I can’t remember when we first “virtually” met, but I’ll assume it was on Twitter because that’s where I live. She had a geeky blog, I had a geeky blog and next thing you know were internet besties. Even though Leslie is such a lovely person, I have a sneaking suspicion that she has several gangers locked in her basement. That’s the only possible way she can work on all her projects! Seriously, folks. I’ll make a list just to emphasize her awesomeness: – Runs her blog Leslie IRL – She’s a…

10 Tips For Surviving New York Comic Con

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I’ve been to NYCC for a couple of years now and I’ve discovered some tips that’ll help you make the most of your wonderfully geeky weekend. If you’re going to NYCC and wanna say hi IRl, hit me up on Twitter or email me at jamila@girlgonegeekblog!  1. NYCC App I’m super excited about the NYCC app. They’ve leveled up and it’s pretty sweet! It has everything you need to know about the con including panels, guests, rules, exhibitors, map and a bunch more. My favorite feature is that you can add panels to your schedule and they’ll remind you when…