The Dangers of Geek Entitlement: #SHEroes

#GeekSHEroes is a project organized by Fort Knox and XPatGirls dedicated to combating harassment and bullying in “geek spaces” such as cosplay. I was invited to share my experiences regarding harassment culture back in something like August… several months later, here we are! (I’m a terrible person.) Click play on the video above to check out my thoughts.

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Back to the Future Day

October 21, 2015: the day Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrived in the “future” in Back to the Future 2. To celebrate, NYC hosted a number of fun events, including a fleet of DeLoreans around the city and a special screening with the original cast!

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Customizing Funko Pop!s | What You Need (Part 1)

Everything you could possibly need to customize a Funko Pop! vinyl toy! I explain their uses in the video above, but here’s a detailed list with corresponding Amazon links. If you have any questions, post a comment below!

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Why is this squishy? | Special Edition: NYC 2015

Special Edition: NYC is a heavily comic book-focused mini-convention during the summer, organized by ReedPop’s (the same folks behind New York Comic Con). This was the event’s second year in existence and its first time at the pier. In this video I discuss its pros, its cons and how it stacks up to its big brother in the fall!

Help Batgirl Help Kids

I’m auctioning a custom, limited edition Batgirl Funko POP! for charity! Thank you so much to all those who bid and spread the word. We raised $183.75 for charity!

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Attack on Titan: Escape from the Walled City

Team Freckled Jesus (i.e., my friends and I named after Marco Bott, who died for our sins) made an appearance at the official Attack on Titan: Escape from the Walled City event in NYC!

It was the last stop of the tour, so I was more than pleased that we got to make it and try our hand at solving the admittedly very difficult Attack on Titan-themed puzzles. I wasn’t so pleased with the day’s conclusion, but… well, you can see what happened in the video above.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

I saw Avengers: Age of Ultron a little early thanks to the fine folks over at Allied Hispanic and instantly posted a video of my first reactions, because that’s a thing normal people do. Now that I’ve had some time to sit and think about the film, however, I want to offer a more comprehensive breakdown and adjust my initial rating!

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Jeremy Renner totally smiled at me

Thanks to really awesome friend Alex Stone, I got a pass to the Marvel Unlimited-exclusive section of the Avengers: Age of Ultron event on Good Morning America.

We watched stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner (who totally smiled at me, I swear) interviewed up close and indulge in shenanigans during commercials. We were also gifted with theater passes to see the new movie, which I ended up giving away on my YouTube channel— just another reason for you to subscribe. ;)

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On Representation and Libraries

Last month, a journalist named Pete shot me a message requesting help with a story he was putting together for University. I was happy to answer his questions, and the final result was published online not too long ago: “Marvel and D.C. comics fail at affirmative action.” I recommend giving it a read and picking through the extensive data analysis he’s provided, which really highlights the changing comic book market.

In the same vein, I got a pingback in my inbox from a different author– turns out my Women Don’t Read Comics article was linked to in a piece by Director for Library Undergraduate Services at Oklahoma State University, Matt Upson: Comics on Campus: Starting a Successful Graphic Novel Collection at Your Academic Library. Another important read, especially for you scholars out there!

(Banner image from Ms. Marvel #2 by Jamie McKelvie)
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