Posts Tagged ‘transformers’


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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Transformers Movie Review

06 · 26 · 09

by @katiedoyletransformers-movie

People people PEOPLE!

Have you seen this movie? You haven’t?
Well let me tell ya, you’re in for a treat.

You know the kind you get from the dentist after he drills into your teeth? The ones that are worth, like, a penny. The ones that you get bored with after two seconds and then want to smash under a car but they DON’T BREAK BECAUSE THEY ARE FAR TOO RESILIENT! That is what the experience of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was like. It’s all shiny and new but once you get into it…awful. Just awful. I’ve seen a lot of bad movies and bad television and bad everything, but I’ve always felt like I grew from the experience. The only thing growing from this experience is Michael Bay’s bank account and many a geeks fury. I want my three hours back. Read the rest of this entry ?



05 · 09 · 09


Jennifer Hennen is a North Dakota-bred geek girl now living in the exotic lands of Minnesota, where she spends most of her time working, gaming, and pretending she’s a good cook.  (Getting the magazines counts, right?)   She and her game designer husband share two cats, Bella and Egon, as well as a sizeable collection of Blythe dolls, My Little Ponies, and Transformers.  Luckily, the collections all get along. (Optimus Prime and Mme. Rosebud perhaps a little too well, but don’t tell Candy Carnival!)
A gamer since childhood, one of her favorite memories is going to the public library, requesting the box of 5.5″ floppies from the librarian who doubled as Mother Goose at StoryTime, and playing through half a dozen Broderbund games on the yellowing IIe.  Later memorable gaming experiences include obsessive stints with Toejam and Earl, Dune, Wolfenstein, Ocarina of Time, and, of course, Animal Crossing.  Snood got her through college, where she majored in Latin.  She plays Rock Band on Expert and isn’t afraid to kick your butt at trivia.

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