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About Joanna

Joanna lives in California 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, YA sci-fi time travel story THREADWALKERS, published by 50/50 Press, is available now. You can find her other ramblings at joannavolavka.com 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 joanna@geekgirlpenpals.com
Lead Editor +5 Charisma; IGGPPC Staff
1 05, 2018

Infinity War pt 2 THEORIES **SPOILERS ALERT**

By |2018-05-01T21:34:36+00:00May 1st, 2018|TV & Movies|0 Comments

Well. That really was something, wasn't it? If you've already seen Avengers: Infinity War, chances are you left the theater at least a little stunned. I was, too, until a few things clicked into place for me, and I want to share my thoughts with you on this. So let's chat about the ramifications of Infinity War, and what it might mean for part 2 coming in 2019.

19 04, 2018

A chat with Jamila Rowser, writer of Wash Day comic now on Kickstarter

By |2018-04-19T20:24:00+00:00April 19th, 2018|Comics, Interviews|0 Comments

This week we are excited to share Wash Day, an upcoming slice-of-life comic from writer Jamila Rowser, one of the co-founders of Geek Girl Brunch, Straight Outta Gotham, and more. The Kickstarter for this comic was fully funded in less than 48 hours (WOW!) but you have until May 4th to back it and get some really cool perks! This week we had a chance to chat with Jamila about the comic, what she's working on now, and of course her current geek loves. 

4 04, 2018

WonderCon: Exhibitor Spotlight on Elhoffer Design

By |2018-04-04T18:38:03+00:00April 4th, 2018|Conventions/Events, Fashion|0 Comments

And that's what I love about Elhoffer Design-- the commitment to high quality, affordable designer pieces that flatter all kinds of body types, the celebration of lady/femme-nerds, and, I cannot emphasize this enough, the inclusion of functional POCKETS in the designs.

1 04, 2018

Small Business Spotlight: Nerdy Monsters + GIVEAWAY

By |2018-04-03T19:04:12+00:00April 1st, 2018|Giveaways, Interviews|0 Comments

Here at IGGPPC, we love supporting nerdy entrepreneurs and female/femme-empowering small businesses, and introducing you to them as well! And while Jennifer Holmquist (MagicCatJenny) is a familiar face in the IGGPPC community, we wanted to catch up with her about her shop, her creative process, and what she's currently geeking out about. Plus you can win one of her Nerdy Monster plushies-- Iggle! (note: giveaway is US-only)

19 03, 2018

IGGPPC Turns 5 – GIVEAWAY – 5 Comic-Con Swag Bags for 5 Years of 5 Geek Loves!

By |2018-03-13T22:48:16+00:00March 19th, 2018|Giveaways|0 Comments

As a small way to celebrate, we have been collecting SWAG from conventions for the last year (including a LOT from San Diego Comic-Con!) and we want to give it all away! Below are FIVE individual swag packs-- one for each of our 5 years of 5 geek loves!

22 07, 2017

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

By |2017-07-22T14:55:03+00:00July 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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.

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