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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: Charm Bomb, IGGPPCamp, House Organa, +5 Charisma, whimsical weirdness, nitwit oddment blubber tweak. Need to get in touch? Email joanna@geekgirlpenpals.com
IGGPPC Director, +5 Charisma Editor
28 09, 2020

Review: Save Yourselves! (2020)

By |2020-09-25T23:22:33+00:00September 28th, 2020|Reviews, TV & Movies|0 Comments

Save Yourselves! (2020) is a film that walks the line between absurdist humor and horror in such a way that it can be both about surviving an alien invasion and escaping from the technological trap that is 21st century life. With relatable characters and the perfect amount of tension, this is a must-watch film in a year where so many of us exist at the intersection of physical isolation and digital dependence. 

4 09, 2020

Podcast Review: Roll For It

By |2020-09-03T20:48:48+00:00September 4th, 2020|Gaming, Reviews|0 Comments

The classic tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) Dungeons and Dragons is experiencing something of a renaissance lately, seemingly exploding on social media and in pop culture. No longer relegated to the dark corners of basements, D&D is now a pretty common part of conversation in many places online. Along with this rise in popularity, there is an appetite for fun content from fans-- and what better way to scratch the TTRPG itch than with a podcast? If you want a fun dose of D&D in your earbuds, check out Roll For It!

31 07, 2020

IGGPPCamp 2020: Constellation String Board Craft

By |2020-07-16T01:56:11+00:00July 31st, 2020|IGGPPCamp 2020, Tutorials & DIY|0 Comments

Have you ever wanted to bring a little piece of the night sky indoors so you could look at it all of the time? Well, stars are billions of miles away do that's not going to happen, but what we CAN do is create a lovely piece of custom string board art based on our favorite constellations! 

21 07, 2020

Charm Bomb: There is no Lake Monster (Episode 7)

By |2020-07-21T20:25:45+00:00July 21st, 2020|Charm Bomb|0 Comments

This episode Summer and Joanna chat with IGGPPCamp Nurse Buffalo aka IGGPPC staffer Kara about camp and Joanna gets excited about cryptids, per usual.  Topics this week include top 5 mythical creatures, the origins of IGGPPCamp, and Animal Crossing.

17 04, 2020

Charm Bomb: Fictional Places to Visit Since We Can’t Leave Home (Episode 4)

By |2020-04-17T21:46:24+00:00April 17th, 2020|Charm Bomb|0 Comments

This episode Summer and Joanna discuss what shows they’re watching, online tabletop gaming, and their top 5 fictional places they’d like to visit.  Topics this week include digital friendships, moving our lives online, and how fiction sometimes becomes reality. 

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