Archive for July, 2009

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coming soon to GGN

07 · 13 · 09

I would first like to say THANK YOU to all the fans and supporters of Geek Girls Network and all the amazing women who have contributed their knowledge, experience, and stories! This network is continuing to gain readership and proving to be a success in allowing geek girls to connect and share.

Today’s post will be the last post for just a bit as I’m going to be taking a short holiday. In the meantime, please feel free to browse through more than 50 articles already posted. Previous blog topics range from iPhone apps to website development tips to great stories about living the geek girl life.

Coming Soon to the Geek Girls Network:

· Interview with the writers and artist of Black Cherry Bombshells web comic
And check out the BCB’s Video Blog Road Trip To Comic Con

· Blackberry Week – all about Blackberrys and Apps

· Women in Comics

· Interview with a Science Channel’s featured Geek of the Week

· iPhone Apps that Fail (participate in survey)

· and more !!!

And, as always, you can catch me on Twitter for geeky news and conversation @geekgirls. If you have an idea for a GGN blog post, reach me on twitter or send an email to info@geekgirlsnetwork.com 😉

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10 tips for an awesome SDCC experience

07 · 13 · 09

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by @geekgirls

My geekguy and I went to our first San Diego Comic-Con in 2007 and we were so not prepared. I mean, I knew that the convention center was big and there would be a lot of people attending, but I didn’t understand the scale of “big” and “a lot” until I was actually standing there. Although we caught on pretty quickly, we missed a lot.

In order to ensure you have the best comic-con experience possible, here is a list of lessons learned from my first trip. This list is also intended for the true fangirl, not for the quazi-fangirl-eye-candy-who-datas-geeks-and-thinks-she-knows-spiderman-because-she-watched-the-movie-girl. So in the spirit of @geekgirldiva’s An Open Letter to the L.A. Times from a Geek Girl  and @loquaciousmuse’s The Real Girl’s Guide to SDCC, here are my top 10 tips for the comic-con girl:

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homosexuality in comics

07 · 07 · 09

 
By @katiedoyle

If you geek girls aren’t familiar with Topless Robot (@ToplessRobot), I highly recommend it.  I check the website every day for geek news and a side of bitter hatred or childlike glee depending on the subject. Last week, Topless Robot posted an article about a homosexual relationship sprouting in a mainstream comic.  The result was an intelligent conversation about the gay characters in said comic. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Is a Tweep a Real Friend?

07 · 04 · 09

by @geekgirls

I often find myself defending using the word friend when referring to a twitter user. I converse with many of the same people online everyday and hadn’t realize that I replaced the word tweep with friend some time ago.

I began to question whether or not these twitterers could in fact be considered my friends or if I was taking this internet social platform too seriously. So, like any good geek girl, I decided to analyze the meaning of the word friend. Read the rest of this entry ?