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My Not-So-Secret Life as an Amateur Cosplayer

My Not-So-Secret Life as an Amateur Cosplayer

I was recently showing off some of my cosplaying photos, and someone made a comment of “not really expecting me to be into that.” I wasn’t offended; I understood what he meant. My normal everyday clothes are not particularly flashy. I’m not really into makeup. But for some reason, give me an excuse to dress up in a costume, and I am all over it. Read More

Get Ready For Geek-Inspired Couture In The Her Universe Fashion Show at SDCC

Get Ready For Geek-Inspired Couture In The Her Universe Fashion Show at SDCC

If you love TARDIS gowns and gender-bending Loki cosplay, you’re going to love to see what Her Universe brings to San Diego Comic-Con. If you like to design those things, you’re going to want to participate. Her Universe will be presenting a “geek couture” fashion show and design competition, and the grand prize is your own fashion collection for Hot Topic. Read More

Congratulations to our Hallmark Giveaway Winner!

We had quite a few entries in our Hallmark Keepsake Ornament, Storybook and Text Band Giveaway but there can only be one winner. Congratulations to Eric K. who picked out the TIE Interceptor and You’re A Hero! All the Ways You Save the Day recordable storybook.

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest and to the folks over at Hallmark for making this contest possible! Read More

Deadpool Corps — Fear the Mighty … Squirrelpool??

When the news came across my RSS feeds the other day of a new DeadPool Corps set, I had to do a double take. Not because I’m a Deadpool fan, but because of a little guy included in the set … SquirrelPool. I don’t know much about the character, but the fact that hes a Squirrel and dressed as a member of the Deadpool Corps was enough for me to investigate further. Read More

Almost Time for Dragon*Con!

If you listened to the latest GeekMom podcast, you will have heard that I’m very excited for Dragon*Con. There is less than two weeks left until the con, so my mind is focused on getting ready for the most fun weekend of the year for me. Because I’m a mom of a toddler, my Dragon*Con… Read More

SDCC: The Writers’ Turn: More Teen Comics

Something that jumped out at me at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con was the abundance of panels that focused on comics and graphic novels for teens–so many YA-centered panels I wasn’t able to attend them all. But I did make it to two of them: Comics for Teens and the art-focused Teen Comics Workshop I… Read More

Teen Comics Workshop at SDCC

My sixteen-year-old daughter was keen to attend a manga-drawing workshop at SDCC. We arrived at the appointed room nearly an hour early, having been unable to get into the Jim Henson panel I had hoped to see. Our disappointment quickly turned to delight when we discovered that the panel before the manga one was a… Read More

The Streets of San Diego Comic-Con

One thing that struck my kids about San Diego Comic-Con was how much the convention spills out into the streets. The crowds engulf the entire Gaslamp District, packing its sidewalks, restaurants, and hotels. When my twelve-year-old, ten-year-old, and I left the convention center to meet GeekMom Kristen and my little goddaughter for lunch, my girls… Read More

San Diego Comic-Con: Things My Kids Can’t Wait to See

Friday was another day of fantastic costumes, stimulating panel discussions, and total sensory overload at San Diego Comic-Con. Today I’m taking two of my kids in for the fun–it’ll be the first comics convention for my ten- and twelve-year-old daughters. They’re especially excited to meet author/illustrator Raina Telgemeier, whose wonderful middle-grade graphic novel, Smile, won… Read More

SDCC: Chomping At The Bit!

So, I’m not heading down to Comic-Con until early, EARLY tomorrow morning.  Seriously early.  Gotta beat traffic and get there in time for the Attack of the Show! panel at 10 a.m.! That’s how I’m kicking off SDCC 2011 this year – but back here in L.A., I’m already so excited  and jazzed up for… Read More

SDCC Costume of the Day

I’m writing in the brief lull between Crazy Thursday at Comic-Con and Even Crazier Friday at Comic-Con. Yesterday was a perfect day at the con–the crowd-size was respectable but not overwhelming, the panels I attended were terrifically interesting (more about those in a future post), and there were plenty of costumes worth swooning over. This… Read More