Hey wonderful nerd people! I’m going to New York Comic Con this week, and I’m going to be doing some things there. I would love to see you, so it would be rad if you could come and say hi! Here’s what I’ll be doing all week and where you can find me. Let’s be friends!
On Thursday, October 9th at 8pm, come to the Waystation in Brooklyn (yes, that’s the bar with a TARDIS!) for a Doctor Who Trivia and Costume Contest! Hosted by Chris Cummins and part of NY Super Week, I’ll be judging the costume contest portion of the evening, and can grab some fantastic (get it?) prizes. And you better believe I’ll be participating in the trivia, too. Who wants to be on my team?
My book, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy, isn’t out until spring, but in anticipation (and because they’re awesome) Quirk Books have printed up this incredible poster of one portion of the book: The Geek Girl’s Litany for Feminism. (Click it to embiggen!)
11:00am at the Quirk Books booth (#2236) – where I will be joined by the brilliant and talented Eric Smith, author of The Geek’s Guide to Dating
3:00pm at The Mary Sue’s Geek Girl Headquarters (Room 1E02) – preceded by Kelly Sue DeConnick, followed by G. Willow Wilson (I KNOW)
Can’t make it to NYCC but still want a poster? Enter Quirk Books’ NYCC giveaway right here!
Additionally on Saturday, from 1:15 to 2:00pm in room 1A01, I’ll be speaking on The Mary Sue Presents – Strong Female Characters: The Women Shining in Geek Media. Here’s the official description of the panel:
We often ask to see “strong female characters” in our geek media and are critical when Creators fall short but this Panel will focus on the positive representations of women, both as they exist now and as they’ve evolved over time and those creating them. We’ll also be discussing the impact positive representations had on the lives of the Panelists and their hopes for characters we’ll see in the future.
The Mary Sue isn’t hosting an official party this year, but we are having an informal meet-up on Saturday night! Come out to the Pioneers Bar (138 W 29th St.) at 9pm. We will be there! Also $4 drinks! Yes!
Additionally, I’ll be hanging around Geek Girl HQ on and off over the course of the weekend (specifically Friday 3-pm and Sunday 11-12pm), and I’ll be sure to tweet whenever I’m there. For a full list of awesome things we have going in in GGHQ (including wifi, charging stations, a Quirk and Boom! reading corner, and awesome programming), head over here. Yay!
- Thursday, 8pm: Doctor Who Trivia and Costume Contest, at the Waystation
- Friday, 3-5pm: Geek Girl HQ
- Saturday, 11am: Poster signing at Quirk Books booth #2236
- Saturday, 1:15pm: Strong Female Characters panel, room 1A01
- Saturday, 3pm: Poster signing at Geek Girl HQ, room 1E02
- Saturday, 9pm: The Mary Sue meet-up, Pioneers Bar
- Sunday, 11-12pm: Geek Girl HQ
Hope to see you there!