The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks (Hardcover)

A Handbook for Girl Geeks

By Sam Maggs

Quirk Books, 9781594747892, 208pp.

Publication Date: May 12, 2015

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Description

This ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life is a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom.

Fandom, feminism, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more--it's never been a better time to be a girl geek. With delightful illustrations and an unabashed love for all the in(ternet)s and outs of geek culture, this book is packed with tips, playthroughs, and cheat codes, including:

- How to make nerdy friends
- How to rock awesome cosplay
- How to write fanfic with feels
- How to defeat internet trolls
- How to attend your first con

And more Plus insightful interviews with fangirl faves, like Jane Espenson, Erin Morgenstern, Kate Beaton, Ashley Eckstein, Laura Vandervoort, Beth Revis, Kate Leth, and many others.


About the Author

Sam Maggs is a writer and televisioner, who - despite her MA in Victorian literature - mostly writes about geek culture and how it intersects with being a lady. Named "Awesome Geek Feminist of 2013," Sam is an Associate Editor for The Mary Sue; talks pop culture on TV and movie screens; and her writing has appeared everywhere from the Internet, to books, to national newspapers. She loves YA lit, Pacific Rim, BioWare games, Carol Danvers, and Jeff Goldblum.
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