The Comic Bug brought their community of talented creators to Comikaze with a “pavilion” which consisted of long rows of tables at the artist alley featuring comic artists, writers and even the new geek dating app, Cuddli. We got to sit and hang out next to artists like Dave Crosland, Jim Mahfood, Richard Starkings, Rafael Navarro and many, many more.
To add to the fun, we created cards that let fans express what their feelings about geeks or fangirls are. We hoped to spark conversation and pride in being a geek girl, and people did not disappoint! Take a look at some of the empowering answers, artwork, and awesome cosplay we saw from the Comikaze con-goers.
We celebrate geek girl friendships and answer questions about how to make geek girl friends, and how to deal with the awkwardness when you’re not into fandoms that your other geeky friends love.
This is the first part of a two video discussion between Chubby Bunny, myself, and our friend Mandie (GeekyGlamorous.com).
Watch part 2, where we discuss dealing with drama, cliquey behavior, and maintaining friendships:
So how about it? Do you have any other advice on how to make Geek Gal Pals?
Let us know!
Defective Geeks has survived (kind of, sort of?) another year of random geek shenanigans and once again, I wanted to highlight some of our accomplishments. This year was a bit more mellow than 2013 was but we got to experiment with bringing new content to the website with the help of friends. I would like to thank everyone who has stopped by to read a blog, watch a video or simply stumbled upon a photo on a post that they really liked (I see those tweets go out!).
For the people who have always supported us, especially those who remind us all the time that we are loved… THANK YOU!
Now let’s get on with our year in review.
Recently I was lucky enough to interview up and coming Canadian actor Lisa Berry. She has appeared on shows such as Lost Girl, Nikita, and The Firm and is currently filming a feature called The Colony starring Laurence Fishburne. For the record, Lisa Berry is kind of awesome. Not only is she a talented actor, she is also down to earth and a bonafide geek! It was really hard for me to stay quiet while she was answering my questions just because I so badly wanted to discuss geekery with her.
In this interview Berry talks about how she got into acting, her favorite genres, how she wants to be the next Wonder Woman, her advice for aspiring actors, and proves that she is an actor you ought to keep an eye on.
What inspired you to become an actor?
LISA BERRY: I don’t know! Isn’t that hilarious? I didn’t initially start out as an actor, I was a make-up artist. I was always behind the scenes and I just always enjoyed being a charismatic kind of person and somebody had told me that you could make a living doing it. When I was 22, a couple of my friends had asked if I could go to a Lion King open call audition and I said, “I’m not an actor, I’m not going to get that.” I somehow made it through to the final callback. It became a possibility and I saw that for the first time. Then, I went to theater school to see if I could follow this dream all the way through to the end, so it kind of just happened, for lack of a better word. It wasn’t a case of “I wanted to be an actor”, it was more like “I would love the idea of it”, but I didn’t think it was possible and then through the good grace of being around some fantastic people who believe that dreams can come true, I gave it a shot and it’s worked out well.
What is the meaning behind Slave Leia’s iconic costume in the nerd world? The Space Pirate Queen and Gizzy spends a quiet evening dissecting the topic of feminism, geek girls and female empowerment through cosplay and wearing skimpy clothes. Don’t get scared, boys, we’re not going to bite your [insert noun here] off! Then we dumb it down and fantasize about Manu Bennett once more. Mmm, Man Candy, mmm…