I’m thrilled to share with you a new original animated pilot from OnlyLeigh created with New Form Digital! Two pop culture enthusiasts, Belle and Tech savvy Tina, work at a desolate DVD store in California. They also time travel.
Check out the pilot and a short interview with creator Leigh Lahav on TheNerdyBird.com!
“When comic book writer and artist Kate Leth was working at a Strange Adventures comic shop in Canada a few years ago, she was one of the only women working in comic book retail in her town. Wanting to speak with other women working the same job, Leth decided to create a Facebook group with a few other girls she knew through social media also working at comic stores. From there she began recruiting for the group, and now it’s grown into a mighty community of Valkyries.
The Valkyries community connects women who work in comic book shops around the world. The diverse group gives these women a place to share and discuss their love for comic books as well as other topics that include everything from organizing ladies’ nights to helping with cosplay to making orders. It also allows members to discuss any issues they may be dealing with and in this way acts as a support network for members too. Leth told Blastr the mission of the Valkyries is to give this group of women a voice, since many retail organizations are just owners and managers of shops.
Right now the Valkyries have around 600 members located in a variety of places.
For those that want to join the group, you can find out more about membership on the Valkyrie and Valhalla websites. If you want to support the Valkyries mission but don’t work in comic retail or fit in the Valhalla category, you can still become involved. You can attend their panels at conventions, participate in their conversations on social media, and even buy merchandise from the group that displays lines like “I stand with Valkyries” to show your support.
Read the full piece here<– It’s a much more in-depth story, this is just a small excerpt!
This booth definitely had the “ooh shiny” factor going on which is why it caught my eye. Geek Star Costuming is the creation of Claire Cassidy and specializes in acrylic laser cut science and geek jewelry (among other things). I personally walked away with silver storm trooper, red 8-bit heart, and silver Curiosity rover earrings. Watch this space for pics of them in action.
Clarie confessed the Curiosity rover design wasn’t selling that well, but I assured her once our startorialists hear about it, that will all change. ;)
Been a while since I’ve posted! I’ve been super busy lately, but with the seasons changing I’ve started to feel the winter blues. Just want to remind myself and everyone out there to continue to love yourself! No matter what you are perfectly you!
Getting mad at women for liking what is considered a ‘superficial’ part of nerd culture but ignoring the fact that men also enjoy ‘superficial’ parts of other cultures as well? Oops! Your sexism is showing, again.