Goodbye Apple…FOREVER. I’m With Android Now!

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Although I’ve never considered myself an Apple fangirl, I started using iPhones as soon as they hit the market back in 2007. Completely enamored with the technology, my smart phone became my mini portable computer, camera, gaming device, and day planner. The device was intuitive, user friendly, and simple in design with it’s limited customization. It just worked for me. My only complaint was I hated being a slave to iTunes, a feeling which would eventually grow into absolute rage.

With its frequent updates and laundry list of settings, iTunes had turned into an infuriating step to my weekly backups. Pictures were lost, folders were duplicated, calendars went missing, and sometimes I had to keep switching USB ports for no reason just to get iTunes to recognize my device. If iTunes was a person, it would be Trump – I fucking loathe him and have no idea why everyone is a fan.  Continue reading

SDCC Panel: Rise of the Fangirls: The Past Six Years of Women in Geek Culture

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I am beyond thrilled to announce I will join 6 incredible women on stage during #SDCC 2016 for the panel Rise of the Fangirls: The Past Six Years of Women in Geek Culture. 

In 2010, nine women gathered onstage in front of a packed and engaged crowd at Comic-Con International to dispel the myth that “Geek Girls, like unicorns, don’t exist.” The subsequent six years have seen an explosion in female representation in geek spaces. Surveys tracking attendance numbers at fan-based events, as well as data regarding women gamers and comic book readers, are suggestive of gender parity within geek culture. Headlines coming out of Comic-Con itself proclaim that “women totally dominate” the event and that we are experiencing the rise of fangirls. But how far have women in geek culture really come since that landmark “Geek Girls Exist” panel? Andrea Letamendi (Pop Culture Hero Association),Jamie Broadax (Black Girl Nerds), Kristin Rielly (Geek Girls Network), Suzanne Scott (UT-Austin), Sam Maggs (Bioware, Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy), Marie Poole (Lone Shark Games), and moderator Jennifer K. Stuller (GeekGirlCon, Ink-Stained Amazon) talk about what interventions are being made in the culture, what areas still need work, and what the fangirl future holds.

I am just in tears over being asked to participate and these women I’ll be sitting next to are my absolute inspiration. Please come join us on Saturday July 23, 2016 11:00am – 12:00pm in Room 25ABC!!

Catch A Ride On The ‘Cosplay Train’ For #SDCC 2016

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If you’re making your way to the International San Diego Comic-Con via L.A., then why not hop aboard the Cosplay Train and travel like a hero!?! The folks of Angry Goat Productions have put together this awesome mobile event full of themed cars, a make-your-own-cosplay car, and fabulous guest celebrity travelers.

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‘Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls’

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A new book to inspire your young princess or padawan comes from the creative team Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, co-founders of Timbuktu Labs. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls features 100 illustrated tales of extraordinary women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams that will surely create amazing dreams and encourage daytime explorations.

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With their Kickstarter already completely surpassing the $40k goal (more like totally kicked ass and took names with a total of $158k in just 8 days!!) this book is sure to be a family favorite for years to come. Continue reading

Halloween Couple Costumes For Pets And Their People

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This Halloween, forget about coordinating a costume with your significant other…it’s time to cosplay with your true best friend…your fur baby!

Our friends over at Pure Costumes have a huge selection of awesome superhero costumes for pets and an even bigger selection for adults. From Marvel to DC, there’s tons of great ideas for you and your pet bestie. Check out my favorites below. Continue reading