Capes and Baskets: What Fairy Tales Can Teach Us About Superheroes

I’m happy to share that the panel we debuted at Geek Girl Con 2016, Capes & Baskets: What Fairy Tales Can Teach Us About Superheroes, is going to be a panel at Wizard World Portland 2017! Fairy Tales and Superheroes Have you ever wondered how Harley Quinn and Snow White are the same? What about Jessica jones and Rapunzel? Bring your favorite superhero and favorite fairy tale to the panel and see what connections you can make! Everywhere you look, in every form of pop culture, at the movies, on broadcast TV, and on Netflix, everything’s coming up superheroes. Storytelling has always been about explainingRead More →

crescendo

A Gigawatt Jukebox themed playlist From Rockabilly to Reggae, Movie Scores to Soul, our Gigawatt Jukebox is out of control.  In true geek style, we submit a never-ending playlist that is not concerned with genre, popularity, or album release date.   It’s happened to everyone at some point: the experience of lost time.  You’ll be doing something routine, when you suddenly snap out of it.  Without realizing it, you just spent a few minutes in a trance.  Without knowing it, you were almost hypnotized by a song.  Every song tells a story, but some have the power to lure you like a Siren from Greek mythology.  ItRead More →

peaceful

Life’s crazy. I get it. But remember that time-management illustration about putting the big rocks in the container before you put in the sand? Time to plan the the big stuff now and fill in the rest instead of letting the holidays get the better of you. This year you can get it right. Here are my twelve suggestions for insuring a calmer holiday season: Think about the reason for the season. If the holidays are rooted in religious meaning for you, make those the focus. Hanukkah starts December 24 this year, so you have some time. This site has some great suggestions. If AdventRead More →

fashion

Fall began in late September but even on November 8 temperatures were still too high to truly be wearing the fall/winter trends. So it’s not too late to consider these for gift giving, New Year’s parties and a fashionable return to work/school in January. Read More →

geeky gifts

Get your geeky gifts here! For our November hangout the staff of The Geek Embassy put together a wonderful gift guide of all kinds of geeky themed gifts. I won’t lie. Quite of few of my suggestions are things on my very own wish list. Check out our consulate themed gift suggestions. Tantalus Depths by Evan Graham Paper Girls, Vol 1. The Martian by Andy Weir Emergence by David R Palmer Stage Play Tickets Mothering the Game by Regina McMenomy The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher Solar System Glasses from ThinkGeek Art Book: Lois van Baarle Cooling Pillow  Nap Pillow Buddy: Minion, Storm Trooper MyBOOKmark BookmarkRead More →

Greetings, Geeks! We are live this Sunday, November 20th at 2 PM PST. We’re all looking forward to geeking out with you this weekend! Our theme this month is our yearly holiday gift guide! We’ll be suggesting gifts for each of the consulates: Story, Pop Culture, Tech, Gaming, and Lifestyle. You can watch the live hangout using the youtube link below and ask questions during the show via youtube. Do you have any can’t-miss gift suggestions? Let us know in the comments, on our Facebook page, or via twitter. Until next time, get your geek on! Isabela Watch the Hangout Isabela Oliveira Isabela Oliveira is a renaissance geek,Read More →

spectacle

I never really fancied myself a cosplayer. I appreciate the spectacle of well executed cosplay and the dedication it takes to do it well. Just the crafting skill alone is something remarkable. But I didn’t think it would be something I participated in but rather something I would always enjoy viewing. That all changed the moment I saw Jillian Holtzmann on the big screen. I am not a hard scientist. I don’t do math or physics or science of any kind. But I still felt a deep kinship to Holtzmann from the first moment I saw her on the screen. I leaned over to my friendRead More →

celebrity

Celebrity panels are one of my favorite things about going to cons. Seeing celebs in real time, fielding questions from random fans, and telling stories…. I just can’t get enough of it. I know for a lot of people who go to cons the experience is more about the story or the art, about finding new and lesser known comics that you might just fall in love with. I enjoy all of that too but there is just something about the draw of celebrity that keeps me heading into those over-sized ballrooms where I can spend an hour being regaled by stories from someone famous. ItRead More →

bigger

My first comic book convention was New York Comic Con back in 2007, in its second year of existence.  I got my Runaways deluxe hardcovers signed by Brian K. Vaughan, and I was hooked on cons ever since.  Since 2007, I’ve been to NYCC 7 times, and three times each to San Diego, Emerald City, and Rose City.  I love cons, but after 10 years, con fatigue starts to set in.  Things aren’t as fun as they used to be, and waiting in line for autographs and panels really starts to grind on you. Me From Ten Years Ago loved the bigger, flashier conventions.  I’mRead More →

september

For September, we close out summer talking about our favorite geeky amusements from the season and delve into a conversation about conventions. We discuss books we are reading, and one someone is writing. We talk about games we’ve been playing; lots of phone and board games including Pandemic: The Cure. Binge watching addictions and series that may depend too heavily on nostalgia for some. In our discussions of the recent cons we’ve attended, we discuss what makes a con work and what stands out as a failure. Regina and Isabela talk about their first experience at Rose City Comic Con (they plan to go next year)Read More →