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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
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!

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. 

6 03, 2020

Movie Review: Onward (2020)

By |2020-03-06T18:37:26+00:00March 6th, 2020|Reviews, TV & Movies|0 Comments

Onward (2020), the latest original offering from Disney Pixar Studios, is a charming tale of brotherly love set in a classic roadtrip film style and is laden with dungeons and dragons references (in the best possible way). It's got adventure, magic, humor, and is an all-around fun and heart-warming film. 

8 02, 2020

Movie Review: Birds of Prey (2020)

By |2020-02-08T20:11:28+00:00February 8th, 2020|Reviews, TV & Movies|0 Comments

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020) is one of the most fun flicks I've seen in a theater in a long time. This is a kick-ass, violent technicolor stream of strong women overcoming their abuse cycles to come together and win the day. It's well-conceived, well-written, and executed far better than many comic-book team-ups before it. 

20 10, 2019

Halloween Party 2019: Ginger Naps (An IGGPPCamp Ghost Story)

By |2019-10-03T17:14:36+00:00October 20th, 2019|Halloween Party 2019|0 Comments

This year at IGGPPCamp, everyone was invited to submit a ghost story based on prompts. (You can check out the winning entries here, here, and here if you want a trio good, creepy tales!) But there's one last story to tell. Enjoy. :)

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