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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
27 11, 2018

Gift Guides 2018: Charitable Giving Edition

By |2018-12-15T20:04:24+00:00November 27th, 2018|Shopping|0 Comments

Looking for some creative, geeky gifts for the holiday season? Perhaps looking for that perfect item for the person who doesn't need any more "stuff" but you still want to treat? Or maybe you are participating in #GivingTuesday and want to do a little charitable giving. Here's a round up of some fun things to gift your friends while also supporting some good causes!

26 11, 2018

Gift Guides 2018: Geekling (Geek Kids) Edition

By |2018-11-25T23:31:25+00:00November 26th, 2018|Shopping|0 Comments

Looking for some creative, geeky gifts for the holiday season? Wanting to gift the geekling in your life with something a little bit different that will spark their imagination? Just wanting some good gift ideas for the geek kids in your life? Look no further! Here's a round up of some fun things to gift your geeklings this year!

19 11, 2018

Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindlewald

By |2018-11-19T18:45:55+00:00November 19th, 2018|Reviews, TV & Movies|0 Comments

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald, is a bit like cotton candy: it's a lot of fun while you're in the middle of it it, but it doesn't satisfy and leaves you still feeling a little empty afterward. Keep reading for a spoiler free review!

13 08, 2018

Small Business Spotlight and Giveaway with Adorable Mayhem

By |2018-08-12T19:59:13+00:00August 13th, 2018|Giveaways, Interviews|0 Comments

We love shining a spotlight on amazing small businesses, and this month we are talking to Tara Magboo, the artist and jeweler behind Adorable Mayhem! Let's get to know her a little more, and then get ready for an adorable giveaway! 

20 07, 2018

5th Annual Her Universe Fashion Show Brings Geek Couture to SDCC

By |2018-07-20T08:02:10+00:00July 20th, 2018|Conventions/Events|0 Comments

For the 5th year in a row, Thursday night at San Diego Comic-Con was taken over by geek couture thanks to the Her Universe Fashion Show. The annual event aims to bring a New York fashion week style event to the convention every year, proving that geek fashion can be high end and that it is here to stay. This year's theme was "Milestones" and the designers certainly delivered some breathtaking pieces to the event. We've got all the looks right here, plus the three winners who will be creating an Avengers-inspired line for Spring 2019 for Hot Topic. 

6 07, 2018

Movie Review: Ant Man and the Wasp **SPOILER FREE**

By |2018-07-06T06:22:42+00:00July 6th, 2018|Reviews, TV & Movies|0 Comments

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) is fun and entertaining but largely stays away from the intensity of the main Avengers sequence without forgetting that larger world's context. It's the first Marvel movie since Infinity War and thankfully we are handed some lighter fare. If you're looking for a summer comic book movie flick with an ass-kicking female hero, this is the movie for you.

26 06, 2018

Small Business Spotlight: FanFlaire

By |2018-06-26T00:08:14+00:00June 26th, 2018|Interviews, Shopping|0 Comments

Here are IGGPPC, we like to turn the spotlight onto small, geeky businesses, especially those run by women. This week we're checking out FanFlaire, a super rad shop that sells pins and patches for some of our favorite geek loves. Let's get to know a little more about shop owner Sarah and her awesome business! 

15 06, 2018

Movie Review: Incredibles 2 *SPOILER FREE*

By |2018-06-15T06:01:41+00:00June 15th, 2018|Reviews, TV & Movies|0 Comments

We've waited 14 years for this film: The Incredibles 2 opens this weekend to about as much anticipation as any Disney/Pixar sequel can have. And while audiences have been waiting over a decade for this one, it seems like Disney has finally decided to go all-in with the Incredible-Family: Disneyland's new "Pixar Pier" opens later this month with the signature featured ride, the "Incredicoaster", occupying a massive footprint on the retooled boardwalk. But enough about that-- let's talk about the movie! And don't worry: this is a spoiler-free zone. 

2 05, 2018

Hogwarts Mystery: Quick Review

By |2018-05-01T22:58:35+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Gaming, Reviews|0 Comments

I find Hogwarts Mystery to be an entertaining game, for what it is. You run out of energy quickly, unless you are willing to spend money, but honestly I don't mind games like this that I can play once or twice a day and feel like I'm enjoying them without spending hours of my life staring at my phone. That being said, there isn't anything "new" to it: it's pretty much just a retread, in a mildly interactive way. 

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