Fangirl

It’s true, I’m a fangirl. I spend a small fortune on comics, adore science fiction cinema, and know more about Middle Earth’s history than I do about real Earth’s history. Oh, and I speak rudimentary quenya. Don’t be impressed, it’s not exactly a resume builder.

Tolkien Podcast: Books vs. Movies

Last week I was invited to be a guest on a podcast debating the works of JRR Tolkien vs. the movies that Peter Jackson made based on them. It was an invigorating discussion filled with nerd rage (on both sides), fun personalities, and lots...Read More »


Michelle MacLaren will Direct Wonder Woman

The official announcement of Wonder Woman’s solo movie was a horribly anticlimactic moment for fans around the world. Warner Bros. released a list of ten upcoming DC titles, and Wonder Woman just happened to be on that list. No press event. No formal announcement at NYCC, which was only...Read More »


Dawn of Justice: Wonder Woman Rumors

Rumors about the Batman vs. Superman movie, now called Dawn of Justice, have been flying around the internet for months. I was thrilled that Wonder Woman was rumored to be in the film, then had a mixed reaction with the official casting, but I’ve...Read More »


Renaissance Faire Survival Guide

GoldenLassoGirl (me) at Faire!

I have been working at renaissance faires all over the Western United States for over a decade, and attending them as a customer since long before that! They are strange, but wonderful events that...Read More »


Magic in Marvel Movies

The internet is buzzing with rumors about the casting of Marvel’s Doctor Strange. While some really great names have been linked with the role of earth’s Sorcerer Supreme, there is another reason that I am thrilled to hear that Stephen Vincent Strange will be appearing on the silver screen.

It...Read More »


Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman

It has finally happened. Wonder Woman is going to appear in a major motion picture. Gal Gadot wasn’t on my short list for the part. She wasn’t even on my long list for the part. To be honest, she hadn’t crossed my mind at all. I was hoping for...Read More »


Rainfall's Wonder Woman

A few months ago, I was asked to help bring my hero to life. I thought I was dreaming when Sam Balcomb of Rainfall Films brought the initial idea to me. Was it possible that...Read More »


Letter from a DC Fangirl

Dear DC Comics,

I know this is harder on me than it is on you. I am just one woman among countless fans, and it’s starting to be pretty apparent how much you care about your fans. So, after more than twenty years of loyalty and love, I’m going to be...Read More »


Surviving Comic-Con

Comic-Con. Everyone, from cosplayers to comic publishers, is frantically preparing for one of the biggest pop culture events of the year. It’s a huge gathering of people on the scale of Mardi Gras or the Super Bowl. Here is my list of tips to having a great time at...Read More »


Batgirl's Doctor is In: Dr. Andrea Letamendi

Andrea Letamendi is one of the most interesting figures on the convention scene. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and puts her knowledge to geeky use by speaking about the psychology of Superheroes, Science Fiction, and Cosplay. When she isn’t speaking on panels, Andrea works as a researcher...Read More »


Superheroine Costume Controversy

An adorable collection of illustrations have had the cosplay and comic community in a tizzy this week! They are by Michael Lee Lunsford and show female comic characters with redesigned outfits that are much more modest.  The skimpy clothes that female characters wear...Read More »


Happy Birthday, Professor Tolkien!

Known as the father of “high fantasy,” Tolkien has been on of the most influential figures in many geeks’ lives. Even if you aren’t an elf-obsessed Tolkien fangirl (like me) your favorite RPG, comic book, movie, or fantasy series probably was heavily influenced by the works of Tolkien. Hell,...Read More »


Goodbye Gail Simone

This past weekend, comic book writer Gail Simone let the news drop on Twitter that she had been removed from DC’s New 52 Batgirl title. It’s shocking that DC would give Gail the boot after the acclaim that Batgirl has received since the reboot, but the most shocking part...Read More »


Justice League Dark: The Answer to DC's Movie Problem

News of a Justice League Dark movie emerged last week, linked with director Guillermo Del Toro. I have really enjoyed the Justice League Dark book (despite the lame title) since it was introduced with the New 52, and it includes some of my favorite characters, including John Constantine and...Read More »


The Music Behind Batman: The Animated Series

Batman:The Animated Series was a brilliant show that forever left its imprint on the Batman universe. With its film noir style, it was the gateway for a new generation to discover comics and the Caped Crusader. Each character was captured perfectly, from the  Mark Hamill’s brilliant rendition of The...Read More »


The New Hobbit Trailer

The new trailer for The Hobbit movie was released last week, just in time for the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit. I’m currently reading the book with my middle school English classes, so I’ve been spending even more time than usual contemplating...Read More »


DC's New 52: Who is Wonder Woman?

DC can’t seem to make up its mind about Wonder Woman. It took their artists a few months to unify her costume design across all their titles, and it seems like Wonder Woman and Justice League take place in completely different universes, but that isn’t my biggest problem with...Read More »


The Geek Girl Problem

The problem with the geek girl subculture is the unrelenting expectation of uniformity.

I have seen countless articles and posts about the problems with the geek girl subculture. Some are written by geek girls and some are simply commenting on us. Many cast stones at select groups of female geeks for...Read More »


Framing The Hobbit

The Hobbit is one of the most anticipated movies of all time. After the bar was set so high by the Lord of the Rings trilogy (except for the horrific abomination that is the battle of Helm’s Deep… don’t get me started) Tolkien fans are champing at the bit...Read More »


Earth 2 & Worlds' Finest

Before I begin, I am going to make the recommendation that you read these two comics in a specific order, read Earth-2 #1 and then read Worlds’ Finest #1. It will make much more sense. Also, THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!

Earth 2
I have to admit that I was torn...Read More »


Going Digital: The Future of Comics

I love my local comic shop. The owner is a great guy, who cusses like a sailor and loves to chat about old story lines. He is one of the few people who can actually follow what I’m talking about when I start to ramble about Justice League Europe...Read More »


DC Survey & Women - Pay Up or Shut Up

Women, do you buy a comic book every month?

If your answer was yes, wonderful! If you said no, then you are part of the problem with women in comics. It’s time for women to pay up, or shut up.

Most women don’t read comics. It’s a fact. Before you start...Read More »


DC's New 52 & the JLI

I’ve been very sick this week, so what’s a girl to do when she’s under the weather? Catch up on her comic books while sipping tea and eating soup. Of the many comics revamped for DC Comic’s New 52, I’ve stuck with quite a few: Wonder Woman (duh), Justice League,...Read More »


Raya Yarbrough & Bear McCreary Performance

Bear McCreary is a very talented composer who is best known for his work on the rebooted Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead. He is also plays the accordion, which is the coolest instrument in existence. Needless to say, I was thrilled when I was invited to an intimate performance...Read More »


Why did I start Cosplaying?

It all started with a TV show… a really, REALLY BAD TV show.

As you have probably noticed by now, I am a big Wonder Woman fan. So when I heard that David E. Kelley was bringing her to the small screen in 2011, I was both excited and doubtful. How...Read More »


In Defense of Starfire

I wrote this post back in Fall of 2011 after DC’s New 52 had just been released. I was furious at all the internet uproar about Starfire’s new look and personality, most of it posted by people who didn’t know a thing about the comic book starfire vs. the cartoon...Read More »


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