New Years Fandom Resolutions

It’s back, another awesome 5 Fandom Friday post! You can learn all about the origins of this great project here. The general goal of this fabulous experiment in blogging is to smash creative blocks, crash into other geek bloggers online, and have a bash with all the nerds out there, fangirling and fanboying over their respective fandoms. Here are my New Years Fandom Resolutions.

1. Sell Word To Your Unicorn stationery and sticker at a table at a convention.

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Source: chkimbrough at Kamicon
It would be amazing to be able to “do the con” without having to do the con, if you know what I mean. They are so exhausting! You have to walk the floor, fight the crowd, get exhausted, and have no where to rest. When you buy a table at a con, the con comes to you! You can see a parade of all the fabulous costumes, chit chat and socialize with people, and make money doing it! My dear friend and co-staffer at the IGGPPC, Sparkles, is a lucky and talented girl who does this very thing, and it would be a dream of mine to find out how she does it – maybe even share a table with her someday! Oh dreams… maybe someday the joy of geeky and kawaii stationery sold in real life can be real!
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Someday my little store, someday…

2. Grow the International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club website to 30,000 registered members and reach 100,000 hits a month average site views.

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I have some specific number goals for the IGGPPC, and with the popularity of the club steadily increasing day by day, I think this goal is attainable. We hit a whopping 85,000 website hits in August during our Geekies Award fame, and I’m hoping for something equally as awesome to happen to us next year, if not even greater! The IGGPPC has also revamped its system a bit for 2015, and we have some exciting new features and projects in store for Iggles. You can read all about it in this blog post. PS: We’re hiring staff, so please, apply!

3. Everyday Cosplay/Disneybound every Friday.

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My friend and co-worker Daina and I have been talking about doing Disneybound Fridays at work for some time now. But I just keep forgetting, or things come up… but not this year! 2015 is going to be the year of the Everyday Cosplay and the Disneybound. I will be posting them every Friday under the #Stewiebounding – so stay tuned. You can expect Fluttershy, Rocket Raccoon, Captain America, Elsa, Anna, and so much more.

4. Take a trip to see Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and of course, Disney World.

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Source: PopSugar
I hope if I type this resolution out, that we will magically have loads of money to make this happen. They opened Diagon Alley in July, and I have been dying to go see it ever since! With an immensely immersive Hogwarts Express, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, and even Celestina Warbeck with a live performance, I would sooner kiss a mandrake before I would miss it. And of course, my love of Disney knows no bounds. I would love to get back to EPCOT for the Food & Wine Festival and Halloween, 2 of my favorite times at Walt Disney World. And I would consider seeing what they have done on the grave of Maelstrom, not that I’m happy about it. #SaveMaelstrom

5. Attend a few Geek Girl Brunches, wherever I live.

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Source: The Crazy Bat Lady
Mark and I had planned to move to NYC in the spring, but now we just don’t know where we will end up. It’s between Philadelphia and NYC but all things depend on Mark getting a job. Once he gets an offer, we will probably take it – so the sky is the limit. But once we find our next home and settle in, I am planning on having some serious bonding time with my fellow Brunchettes in my local chapter of Geek Girl Brunch. Fancy drinks and fandoms? Count me in.


What do YOU plan to do in the new year? Leave a comment and let me know!

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Who’s That Geek? It’s Uncle Yo!


I do not want an explanation for this picture. It’s pretty perfect the way it is.

Uncle Yo! His real name is Karl Custer, but Uncle Yo just sounds so much more personable. He’s a New York native who performs at geek conventions in the Northeastern United States, spreading his geeky cheer like some kind of Dungeon Master Santa Claus. Karl is a stand-up comic, geeky PodCast dude, and all around hilarious gent. His website, UncleYo.com, showcases his jam packed schedule of Con performances and links to PodCasts of weeks past. Every Monday, his PodCast, “We are the Geek,” makes all the fangirls squeal as he covers geeky current events and issues. And trying to scroll all the way down his resume makes my mouse tired!

I was a guest on one of his PodCasts, as a guest dancer called Little Wea$el when I performed with Antipode Geek Bellydance. We discussed girls in geek culture, stereotypes, and all kinds of fun topics relating to feminism. Oh, and he rocks a sticker from my Etsy, Word To Your Unicorn, on his laptop! So I can’t complain. Without further adieu, say “Yo” to Yo!

1. Who do you cast to play you (real or fictional person) in the movie about your life?
My mother is played by Joan Rivers, intermittently exchanged with a lucid Rita Rutner, my father is played by Samuel L Jackson wearing two eye patches, and I’m played by a puppet voiced by comedian Marc Maron. My best friend, Hockey the out-of-time Viking, is played by Dana Carvey. Rainn Wilson plays the neighborhood bully who is first to contract the screaming syphilis that invades the town.

2. If you were a food, what would you be?
Low in carbs but smothered in a raspberry reduction.

3. Who is your geeky or comedy role model?
Financially? The Penny Arcade boys grew from a team-based web-comic into a multi-million dollar franchise beloved by many and have set the bar on charities and acceptance with their convention PAX. Does the whole “Dick Wolf” drama upset me as a feminist? It would if I wasn’t familiar with their work already and knew to expect their crassness. Personally? Artistically? Ken Levine of Irrational Games. Proving games can be both art and interactive narratives. Personally? L’il Kuriboh. Despite self-inflicted doubts and numerous assaults by the industry, he continues to solo a series on par with many of the best sitcoms out there today, all out of a closet while being totally self-aware and meta enough to match “Community.”

4. What was your favorite cartoon, comic book, and or Funnies strip as a kid?
Calvin and Hobbes, the Far Side. Between those two, I was encouraged to daydream and never take something so seriously that I’d miss the joke.

5. You suddenly turn into a cartoon character! Who are you?
Me but with clothing that fits.

Be sure to follow him on Twitter!

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