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San Diego Comic-Con Survival Guide 2014

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San Diego Comic-con fever is slowly creeping up on us here at Defective Geeks. Do you think you’re prepared to survive the ultimate nerd weekend? Our friend, Doug Kline, is about to release the 4th edition of his unauthorized survival guide for SDCC and this book will come in handy — even if you’re a n00b or a con veteran!

The book is a companion to his website, www.sdccsurvivalguide.com, and it’s a must for anyone who is looking for tips and tricks to make your experience at the convention a little better, a little easier, and a little brighter.

Pre-orders are available with a little extra! Anyone who pre-orders the print edition now until July 11th at 11:59pm PT, will get the downloadable digital edition for FREE!  After that date, the print edition is $7 and the ebook is $5 separately.

Go to his website and order it now!

See you at the con, geeks. THE STRONG WILL SURVIVE!

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Ruin and Rising, Book Release Party

Ruin and Rising @ The Last Bookstore Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy ends with Ruin and Rising and I got to go to the book launch party at The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles to celebrate with the author and her fans. This is also my first time at The Last Bookstore and it is a glorious store. Non-commercial bookstores with personality is super rare these days and I love that this place exist. It was a lot of fun to be there with the YA crowd and fellow Grisha fans.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Rise of O-Girl

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The Rise of O-Girl
Anita B. Rutten

Trigger warnings: This review contains explicit content (sex!) and discussion about rape. Continue at your own risk.

The Rise of O-Girl is a short story about a super heroine whose secret power is lightning orgasms that fry her partner to a crisp. She’s on a vendetta to find her sister’s murderer and will stop at nothing to get her revenge. Her origin story as a super hero is also covered.

At 22 pages, this is a pretty quick read for anyone, and if you’re just in it for titillation, you won’t have to wait long. There are lots of sex scenes starting from page 1. I’d say the price point of $2.99 is a bit high for 22 pages, but I’m a bit of a cheapskate when it comes to buying books.

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CONTEST: The Fault in Our Stars Giveaway

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For this contest, we are giving away a $25 gift card, a copy of the novel that the film is based on and more goodies! Many of us are lucky to have our health and it’s never easy to see young people sick. But in their youth, there is hope and even the possibilities of love. The Fault in Our Stars is a guaranteed tear-jerker, directed by Josh Boone and starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and a Defective Geeks’ favorite, Willem Dafoe.

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”

Information on how to win below.

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Ep. 180 Woman Have Skin All Along

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The Lady Geeks discuss how media headlines treat female celebrities, stupid people who doesn’t know how to eat sushi and the Black Widow standalone movie. Also, where’s our Wonder Woman movie still? The Space Pirate Queen also recommends the book, Wonder Woman Unbound. Fanfic Theatre: Lion King x Terminator, sort of?

Tim Hanley’s ‘Wonder Woman Unbound’

wonder woman unboundWonder Woman is as iconic as Batman and Superman, often hailed as the third to complete the DC trinity. She represents women in the super hero world and today, some of us here at Defective Geeks talk consider her lack of presence in popular media (i.e. blockbuster summer movies) a very important topic of discussion. On our podcast, we’ve questioned why every time a network attempts to create a new Wonder Woman television show, it is canceled before it ever airs. We’ve questioned why it’s so hard for writers to bring her back to life in her own standalone series or movie. As we eagerly await what will happen to the character in the next Superman/Batman movie by Zack Snyder, I was sent this book called Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine by author, Tim Hanley.

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BOOK REVIEW: Princesses Behaving Badly

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For those with short attention span: Everyone should read this book. Most of my friends will be getting it as a present. Now, as to why you should all read it…

Princesses are a hot topic right now. There is a growing tide of discontent as to what we are promoting when we label something with ‘Princess’. I’ve been fascinated watching both sides of this debate grow on the internet.

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Marie Lu’s Champion, Book Yum!

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The cover for Marie Lu’s CHAMPION, the third book in the Legend series is absolutely gorgeous. I’m a little late since this book cover was revealed awhile ago but it looks too delicious to not share. Champion will wrap up the story of Day and June and I am pretty excited to see how everything — as they say — goes down.

Check out the image for the trilogy box set on the author’s Tumblr.

Come out to The Grove next Wednesday, June 26 at the Barnes and Nobles store to see Marie at a panel with, well, a bunch of other amazing people!

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