About Joanna

Joanna lives in Chicago with her husband, two cats, and extensive book collection. She spends her time alternately between various creative artistic pursuits and has a passion for wildlife and conservation. She still hasn’t decided what she’s going to be when she grows up, though she suspects she will probably be herself. Her debut novel, THREADWALKERS, will be released in October 2017 by 50/50 Press. You can find her other ramblings at or by following her on twitter @joannavolavka which is mostly cat photos and retweets of the geek culture variety. Ask her about: movie activities, IGGPPCamp, House Organa, +5 Charisma, whimsical weirdness, nitwit oddment blubber tweak. Need to get in touch? Email
22 07, 2017

Her Universe Fashion Show 2017 – Recap and Winners, plus New Collection Coming to HotTopic

By | 2017-07-22T14:55:03+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Conventions/Events, Fashion|1 Comment

Thursday night at San Diego Comic-Con, the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego became the epicenter of Geek Couture for over two hours, as [...]

9 03, 2017

Reporting Back From NerdCon: Nerdfighteria

By | 2017-03-07T22:23:33+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Conventions/Events|2 Comments

The first ever Nerd Con: Nerdfighteria was held February 25-26th, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was by far and away the best conference I have ever attended. Relatively small, at a max of 3500 attendees, it provided an in-depth experience that brought a 10 year old online community into the physical world in a tangible way.

6 03, 2017

Logan (2017) Takes the “Comic Book Movie” Genre in a New Direction

By | 2017-03-06T17:35:29+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Reviews, TV & Movies|0 Comments

Logan takes the "comic book movie" and pulls it into the realm of another genre entirely, of drama and dark action more akin to an old western than to the latest Avengers movie. And I have to say-- I loved it.

30 09, 2016

Movie Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016)

By | 2016-09-30T22:48:07+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Reviews, TV & Movies|0 Comments

Directed by Tim Burton and based on the bestselling book by Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016) is, yes, peculiar, and it [...]

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