deepsdeepsdeeps:

selamie:

dailytechsupport:

This goes out to my fellow computer savvy ladies.

selamie:

Hooray for women! And science! Two things that go better together than too many people think. 


This inspires me to go into EECS so much

deepsdeepsdeeps:

selamie:

dailytechsupport:

This goes out to my fellow computer savvy ladies.

selamie:

Hooray for women! And science! Two things that go better together than too many people think. 

This inspires me to go into EECS so much

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kateordie:

Who run the world?

Yesterday, the Valkyries hit 300 members. For those who don’t know, the Valkyries are a group of women who work in comic shops. Retailers, owners, organizers, volunteers - babes on the front lines of the comic world. It’s kind of a big deal. We’re an army.

I started the group two years ago on Facebook out of the desire to connect with other women in my field. I was working full-time at my comic shop, Strange Adventures, and didn’t have many ladies to talk to about what is essentially a pretty niche job. You can’t just plop down at a bar and strike up a conversation about how thought-provoking the back matter of Saga is, y’know? So, the group. We started with, I think, 12 members. Two years later, we’ve crested 300 members throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and beyond. Best part is, it just keeps growing.

What was conceived as a place to converse and vent about our jobs and the industry became something greater than I could have ever imagined. I’ve made incredible friendships and the girls… Man, the girls in this group are amazing. They’ve used it for any number of purposes - sharing rides to conventions, exchanging cosplay tips and back issues, couch-surfing, hosting ladies’ nights and book clubs, and putting together what have now become prerequisite Valkyries Breakfasts at conventions (frequently attracting awesome guest-stars like the ever-supportive Kelly Sue DeConnick, Babs Tarr, Gail Simone and even Chip Zdarsky, who is our honorary fiancé). Publishers have begun to take note of us and involve us, particularly Image, who I have to give props to as being on board from the very start.

It’s a positive space, but it’s also a safe space. We’ve been through loss and love together, and I see friendships popping up between members all the time, supporting each other in troubling times and celebrating the great ones. We started viral campaigns to support books like Saga and Lumberjanes, to great success. I think some people suspect that the group exists just to complain about customers and the industry, but it’s not that at all. It’s a place for nerd girls to feel comfortable, to find companionship and to geek out.

In time, the group got too big for me to moderate alone, and I’m joined by my amazing inner senshi Juliette, Danni, Steenz and Ivy. Juliette, who you might know from The Greatest Comic Cover Of All Time; Danni, who is an acclaimed geeky vlogger; Steenz, who runs a Comics University; and Ivy, who is a librarian and helped develop NYCC’s harassment policy this year. Some seriously powerful, amazing ladies, and I’m lucky to call them my friends.

At 300 members and climbing, I just wanted to address how much this group and these women and everyone who supports us means to me. There’s no shortage of negativity and sexism in geek culture, but this group gives me strength. They empower each other. It’s a sisterhood, it really is. In our little way, even if just for each other, I think we’re making some change. At the very least, I know I’ve been changed for the better.

Here’s to 300 more.

bettersupes:

Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You is a project where heroes are drawn based on the costumes of young girls.

This submission is Heather the Dwarf! Watch out, this woman will chop you down at one fell swoop!

patchedfox:

Geek Girl Con Photos!
There was a massive group of Punk Sailor Scouts at the con. They were handing out stickers and if you found all of them you could get a patch. I only found 8 of them, but it was so much fun.

Venus: sheistheweather

Pluto: 10thfloorghostgirl

(Please message me if you reconise a cosplayer so I can tag them…)

sourcedumal:

mysharona1987:

This about sums it up.

This just goes to show that misogyny is real. So real.

sourcedumal:

mysharona1987:

This about sums it up.

This just goes to show that misogyny is real. So real.

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asker

snowbouquet asked: What's your opinion on there being "fake" and "real" fans/nerds?

neil-gaiman:

Until I meet any obviously fake human beings — and I think they’d have to be held together with glue, or have the eyes painted on, or really be dolls or slugs or something — I think all people, not to mention fans, nerds, geeks and suchlike are real.

Some people haven’t read/seen/done as much as others. Some people haven’t been around as long. Some people wear T-shirts without knowing everything about what the T-shirt represents. But they are still real, and (and this is the important bit) everybody starts somewhere

People at my signings sometimes tell me, apologetically, that they aren’t real fans, they’ve only read one book or a single comic, not like the people who know every obscure reference I make and win quizzes on my life and times that I would probably fail. And I tell them I’m glad they read the book. And I am.

bill:

spookysunfrenzy:

fangamer:

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bought mine already 8-]

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blaquekat:

Let them be who THEY want to be.

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sammaggs:

themarysue:

Ada was born in 1815, the only legitimate child of poet/loveable whack-job Lord Byron (you know, the guy who hung out with Shelley and Keats? And wrote Don Juan and Childe Harold? And then went a bit nuts and tried to take over Greece? Yeah, that guy). Ada never met her father, since he was off being kind of nuts, and her mother was like “Ada, you are ONLY learning MATH and SCIENCE lest you become like your CRAZY FATHER by indulging in EVIL POETRY.”

But you just couldn’t hold Ada down because she did what she wanted to, you know? Ill a bunch as a child (and not like, “the illest” or whatever; like, ACTUALLY sick), Ada spent a lot of time reading (shout-out to frail, shy kids that read a lot of books) and developing her interest in the sciences. But fascinated by stories of her father, Ada wasn’t all about numbers – at 12, she decided that she wanted to fly, and used her wild imagination and scientific know-how to design a pair of mechanical wings, so basically she INVENTED Steampunk. By 18, she was having an affair with her tutor (YEAH SHE DID), but Ada’s mother covered it all up by sending her to court and marrying her off to a Baron, with whom she would have three kids but WHATEVER.

But do you think Ada let the married life slow her down HELL NAW SHE DIDN’T. She loved gambling and parties, and her chillness with dudes meant she was often followed by scandalous gossip (some things never change, amiright?). Obsessed with fairies and the “unseen worlds around us,” Ada would come to describe herself as an “Analyst (& Metaphysician),” studying “poetical science,” and publishing papers about how the brain creates thoughts and how music relates to math. Holy DAMN try to tell me that’s not kick-ass because I WON’T BELIEVE YOU.

- It’s Ada Lovelace Day, So Here’s A Brief History Of Her EXTREME RADNESS | The Mary Sue

Click through to read my whole awesome history of the incredible Ada Lovelace!!

hydrogeneportfolio:

Minimal Posters - Six Women Who Changed Science. And The World.

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