- Meet Amy. She builds entire dresses (and helmets, and axes) out of Magic cards. The best comment on this Kotaku article is where a commenter calls the dress lame and says he saw a better one—also one of Amy’s creations!
- Felicia Day just announced a brand new season for her channel, Geek & Sundry, and shared some wise words on the state of geekdom at the same time. This was what I was trying to convey when I wrote about the changing definition of geek culture last week—but way more articulate.
“We’ve become these consumer badgers that’ll eat anything you put a zombie or a superhero on and just like stop, just stop.”
- I have been a huge fan of Gaby Dunn’s ever since I wrote about her 100 Interviews project for the Daily Dot. I was honored when Susannah Breslin mentioned us both in the same breath. So I really enjoyed reading through her Reddit Q&A about making it as a freelance writer and comedian in New York City.
- I met my friend Tamara through Fan to Pro, so I already knew she was good people. Her new podcast, Anime, Brains, and Culture, just confirms it. I especially like the way she sold it to me—”TED talks for otaku!”
- You probably heard about the Tomb Raider cosplay harassment story that came out of PAX East. My favorite post about the issue was Trixie’s Sexism in Games – A Mea Culpa. Trixie kept her head down but she put up with harassment all the same. It goes to show that there’s no easy out for women in a sexist industry.
- Check out my new friend Ellie’s thoughts on sexism in geek culture. By not taking sides or making the issue out to be black or white, she’s generated an interesting discussion in the comments.
- And finally, I just found out about International Geek Girl Pen Pals from the Mary Sue. Send a geeky postcard, receive a geeky postcard, and revive the lost art of letter writing!
(Photo via Amy Demicco.)