Carol Corps Meet Up At Convergence 2014

tumblr_n8bjbcDTdQ1s0ubwuo1_1280I recently attended my first Carol Corps! In my quest to learn all things Marvel, I’ve gravitated toward Kelly Sue DeConnick and her story of Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel. Not only were the ladies at the meet up extremely welcoming and friendly, but they were all so amazingly talented. From Cosplay geniuses to artists and musicians, these ladies were a variable renaissance of nerdy talent. I left feeling pretty happy that I connected with some new friends and inspired to create…SOMETHING! Our photo above is super cute. I’m the awkward blonde, second from the right.

Because I am fantastic at bumbling my way through life, it wasn’t until much, much later that I realized the third woman from the left was Sigrid Ellis. Of the many hats Sigrid wears, editor of Pretty Deadly at Image Comics and 2 time nominee for the Hugo awards are two hats of note.  Ms. Ellis  strolled up to our group with a huge smile and casual confidence. I thought her to be a founding mother having no idea how close to the mark I was. *facepalm*

The latest incarnation of Captain Marvel is amazing and resonates with many people today. It’s one of my recs for both kids and adults at the bookstore. Carol is a complex character who is trying to find her way through this world, and more importantly, trying to find ways to be comfortable in her own skin. Like all interesting characters, she has moments of strength and weakness.  More than anything else, Carol is a great role model.


This cover art captures my feelings about Captain Marvel perfectly!

If you haven’t read this yet, you totally should. If you have? Come Squee with me!

More than anything else, I’m always grateful to meet new friends who share my nerdy interests. That’s one of the main reasons I go to Cons and other Nerdy events; to find my tribe. I’m looking forward to meeting up with these fine ladies again soon.








A Series of Cons- Part I

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Minneapolis Wizard World Comic Con 2014

It’s Con season!

I went to my first Con about seven years ago. It changed my whole world view. Going brought me such joy, such a sense of finally finding my own tribe. This year I decided to branch out and try a few new ones.

San Diego Comic Con is the Science Fiction and Fantasy convention most people think about when the word ‘Convention’ or ‘Con’ come up. It’s highly unlikely I’ll ever attend that show but when I heard they had a tour coming to my city I had to see what the fuss was all about.

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My Con buddy for the day could not jump in fast enough!

This beauty was right inside the entrance. The best part was the money collected to sit in this time machine goes toward the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research. Money well spent!

Cosplay next! Continue reading