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

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. 

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

Geeks love: Ukulele

The ukulele (uke) is a small fretted instrument that, we’ll admit it, kinda looks like a small guitar. Modern ukes were developed from the Portuguese machada (or machete), which was brought over to Hawaii in the 1800s by settlers. Introduced to North America through the Panama-Pacific Expo in 1915, the uke became a popular addition to jazz bands in the 1920s, and has fans all over the world, particularly in Japan.

By | 2018-04-16T19:38:54+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Geek 101, Music, Shopping, Tutorials & DIY|0 Comments

Infinity Stones Makeup Tutorial – Space Stone

With the new Avengers: Infinity War film on the near horizon, let's learn how to do some makeup looks you can wear opening night! For this look I'll be doing my best to emulate the color and glow from the infinity stones.

By | 2018-04-16T19:20:44+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Cosplay, Fashion, Tutorials & DIY|0 Comments

WonderCon: Exhibitor Spotlight on Elhoffer Design

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.

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

Geeks love: Washi tape

Hello, and welcome to the column where we explore our favourite ‘geek loves’. Whether you’re reading to find a few ideas for that ‘five geek loves’ list as you search for a pen pal, to pick up a new hobby, or you want to know “what is that?” we’re sure to have something for you. This week we're talking about washi tape!

By | 2018-04-03T20:13:49+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Art, Culture, Geek 101, Shopping, Tutorials & DIY|0 Comments

Small Business Spotlight: Nerdy Monsters + GIVEAWAY

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)

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

WonderCon Wrap-Up – DC Comics Style

As a huge DC Comics fan, WonderCon had so much to see and do (more than I could get to) and I was in comic heaven. It's a good time to be a DC fan (just don't talk to me about the movies, okay?). And with the Black Label books set to release around August, there's bound to be loads more great announcements coming out of DC Comics. What are you most excited about seeing?

By | 2018-03-29T16:56:52+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Comics, Conventions/Events|0 Comments

WonderCon Wrap-Up – A Wonderful Smorgasbord

Another year, another WonderCon in the books. WonderCon has always been one of my favorite conventions and this year was no exception. WonderCon is the little sibling of giant behemoth Comic-Con International: San Diego. Once upon a time it was in the San Francisco Bay, but since 2012 has taken advantage of the space and scheduling offered by the Anaheim Convention Center (apart from 2016 when it took place in Los Angeles due to construction at the Convention Center). The programming is excellent. The cosplay is epic. The exhibit hall is huge. And most importantly, the creator’s attending the convention are welcoming and accessible. Read on for some highlights from WonderCon 2018.

By | 2018-03-29T03:35:49+00:00 March 29th, 2018|General|0 Comments

The Bellas’ Final Performance Now Available on Blu-Ray

It feels fitting to be writing a review of Pitch Perfect 3 right after celebrating the 5th Geek Girl Pen Pals birthday celebration. Why? Because of community! Pitch Perfect is about a group of young women who over time discover the importance of their relationships with each other. This third and final installment of the movies takes to heart that message of chosen family and the support and trust we give to our chosen family as we continue to move forward in life.

By | 2018-03-26T20:52:07+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Reviews, TV & Movies|0 Comments

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

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!

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

IGGPPC Turns 5 – RECIPE – Ice Cream & Giant Cookie Birthday Cake

Birthdays are one of those special occasions that we can eat, eat and eat whatever we want. Savory or sweet, the sky is the limit. The title says it all. Ice cream and GIANT cookie: it’s the mix I choose to celebrate the IGGPPC birthday.

By | 2018-03-15T17:49:21+00:00 March 18th, 2018|Food|0 Comments
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