Hello geek girls of Toronto (and the surrounding area!)
I’m shooting a book trailer for The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy, and I need your help to make it amazing!!
Here’s the idea: we want to shoot a bunch of Toronto’s awesomest fangirl ladies (that’s you!) saying different lines from The Geek Girl’s Litany for Feminism while in some sort of cosplay. Pretty rad, right?
All you have to do is show up at our studio on Sunday, March 22nd any time between 1pm and 6pm – and we’ll have enough pizza for everyone (yay!). If you could bring your favorite costume, that would be amazing – but if you’ve never dressed up before, we’ll have a few pieces on hand to whip something up for you.
It’s going to be shot by Spencer Barclay, the same fellow who did this amazing trailer for Chris Hadfield’s An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, and he’s a big geek feminist himself, so we’re in good hands.
I know it’s the same weekend as Toronto ComiCon, but I’m hopeful that if you’re hitting up the con you could just swing by the shoot after!
When: Sunday, March 22nd, any time between 1pm and 6pm
What to bring: Yourself, all your friends, your favorite cosplay
RSVP: On Facebook
If you want to practice a little bit beforehand, here’s the manifesto in full! Don’t worry – we’ll have cue cards on the day to remind you of your lines 🙂
I am a fangirl and I am a feminist.
I embrace the word “fangirl” with open arms.
I don’t have to prove my nerd cred to anyone,
Whether I’m a comics noob,
Or a fic writer typing up her next chapter,
Or a hardcore gamer who sometimes forgets to sleep…
…not that I would ever do that…
No one gets to decide whether I do or do not belong.
From SuperWhoLock to Shakarian,
I accept all fandoms and ships
As equally meaningful and important
In our geek girl lives.
Even if your OTP is my NOTP,
I will still like you.
Though I may have to unfollow your blog.
I will support empowering, lady-created media
And amazing female characters
Who make me feel like I could be Batgirl
If I just had some yellow Doc Martens
and a vigilante complex.
I’m the doctor, not a companion
Buffy, not Bella
So mark March 22nd down in your books, Fangirls, and I hope to see you there!!