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Faking It

I am a good faker. When kids in my class mess up, I give them my best disappointed speech. I have made a few kids cry over the years. It isn’t that I am not disappointed but, realistically, I know they are just kids. They are going to make mistakes…. Read the Rest »

Geek Sexy

I went to a great panel at Comic-Con called “Oh You Sexy Geek.” They talked about sexy women proclaiming their geekhood for marketing purposes, you know the p word (pandering). They spent some time on cosplay (wearing costumes) and empowerment. It was primarily focused on women in geek and how… Read the Rest »

Fan-a-tic

I survived the crush of 130,000 people at San Diego Comic-Con this week. It was crazy busy and ridiculously crowded. Many of those in attendance were “frothing at the mouth” fanatics. Dying to get just one glimpse at a pop culture hero. I have friends who lined up at 4am… Read the Rest »

Square Peg – Round Hole

I am constantly amazed at the utter predictability of my inner psyche. Wandering around the San Diego Comic-Con with 130,000 other geeky souls should be the last place I would feel out of place. Yet, I sometimes do. Which I could have told you would happen before I ever got… Read the Rest »

Geek Gatekeeper

It appears the “what makes a geek” question has reared its ugly head again. Miss USA Alyssa Campanella got it started by gushing her geekness. She is beautiful, so of course she must be pandering. While reading the current fight I noticed one of the arguments against being able to… Read the Rest »

Growing Up Geek

Geek is chic right now. So chic that people are apparently pandering to us. By the way this pandering is coming from really beautiful women who are “supposedly” not really geeks (I find it a little interesting that I never hear the word pandering when it comes to beautiful men… Read the Rest »

What’s With The Geek Hate?

It has been an interesting week in the geekosphere. First, the New York Times slams women geeks and the Game of Thrones. Then, Slate follows it up with a slam on fantasy literature in general. Apparently, fantasy is unsophisticated, juvenile crap. This review was written in some sort of mocking… Read the Rest »

NY Times Getting Sexist On Game of Thrones

I wonder if Gina Bellafante woke up  this morning, had some coffee and a lovely breakfast. Then thought to herself, “Self, I think I shall write an enormously sexist review of Game of Thrones and piss off geek girls around the world.” If she did then congratulations on a job… Read the Rest »

WonderCon 2011

When I went to San Diego for the ComicCon this last July it was the first convention I had been to in over a decade. It was a little overwhelming because San Diego was huge. If you sneezed you were likely to knock yourself unconscious on the person’s head in… Read the Rest »

I Am A Geek: A Tale of Redundancy

You know how you know your a geek? When you see an article online about a star going super nova and possibly allowing our skyline to have two suns in the year 2012. This then sends me scurrying all over the internet looking for other research confirming the science and… Read the Rest »

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