The ‘Little Convention That Could’ gets the best buzz as women and girls are given a safe space to share old passions and discover new ones.
The First Annual Geek Girl Con was a lovely sight to behold, both figuratively and literally (some awesome cosplay!). Totally low-key and mellow, with a wonderful sense of camaraderie and community. Everyone seemed very comfortable with themselves and each other. There was a definite sense of intelligence in the air; great, detailed discussions about representation in television, novels, and comics took place in every room.
In 2008, ABC Family cancelled the geek-fueled funfest that was The Middleman after only 12 episodes, and the name Javier Grillo-Marxuach hasn’t been seen on TV since (excluding reruns of Charmed on TNT). I recently got the chance to catch up with Javi (as he’s known to practically everyone), and find out what projects are in the works, whether he’ll ever continue The Middleman in comic form, and what it’s like to be both a professional and “a dyed-in-the-wool fan.”
I didn’t watch the Emmys Sunday night since I was at a family party to celebrate the birthdays of two cousins, but was well informed by Twitter as to the winners, the losers, the outfits, and what YouTube videos I would have to watch in the morning. Aside from Jim Parson’s win for The Big Bang Theory, I was unmoved by the results. Though I felt Lost deserved more recognition for…