The Being Geek Chic team is all over the social medias. It’s annoying. But also exceedingly charming. I mean, how would you know that Adam made me that awesome birthday card as me as the Doctor with my man-panions if not for Instagram? Ok, Ok, so I just shared it here so that’s how you know, but you get the idea.
Chances are you are awesome. And we know we are awesome. So why not be awesome together. We’re always game to chat with our fellow fandom members online, so I thought I’d share the deets on each member of the team.
Liz: Chief Geek
Emma B: Lady Geek Interviewer
Emma C: Resident Foodie
Adam: Comic Book Connoisseur
Sophie: Alien Fashion Correspondent
Of course, we’d also love if you’d become a fan of the Being Geek Chic Facebook page. Because it’s better to like things than be out of the loop. Come talk to us! We’re all over the globe too, so if you’re in our cities, hit us up.
xo, the BGC team
Sometimes I have the overwhelming urge to be honest. Apparently, so does everyone else on Facebook. So let’s embrace that idea for a moment.
If you are ever in need of some really cool art that’s totally free and lives in the public domain, check out Vintage Printable. They provide high quality, free, public domain/out-of-copyright images for you to print or download. Most of them are sciency or earthy, but there’s literally thousands and thousands of cool images there. I’ve downloaded a few of my favorites, mocked them up in photoshop with some whiz-banging text that seemed appropriate and came up with some awesome new Facebook Timeline Banners that you can download and use for Freeezzzie. Pretty cool, right?
I hope you enjoy them. Why not spread some honesty in a non-ranty, non-TMI way? I’ve already got several likes on my new banner. (I chose the Vacation one…)
I took an internet sabbatical for the weekend. I was feeling sort of wiped out by constant connectivity. AND it was like 88 degrees and sunny all weekend in Minneapolis so I gardened and putzed around in my garage. When it started storming, I went on a Doctor Who binge. The makings of a successful weekend indeed.
Going on these internet-free weekends makes social media and the web feel more like a treat than a chore, which is nice, because that’s what it should be.
It all led me to appreciate some of my favorite tweeters and thought I’d give them some props for being delightful feed-fillers.
FAVORITE INTERNET FRIEND: @jamielikesthis
Jamie Frevele is a writer for The Mary Sue, so you can all me biased about her being a killer writer and tweeter, but just go check out her writing. I promise you’ll agree with me.
FAVORITE REAL LIFE FRIEND: @bodybytish
My friend Tish is relatively new to Twitter, but she’s impressing me everyday. She’s a Minneapolis-based personal trainer, so she posts a lot of recipes and quick workout ideas.
FAVORITE WRITER: @catvalente
Catherynne Valente has written so much good shit, it’s impossible to tackle it all here. So, go read her Lady Geek profile and then buy one of her books. You will love her soon too.
FAVORITE CELEBRITY: @RebelWilson
You may not know Rebel’s name now, but you will soon. You may recognize her as one half of the odd British brother-sister team that made up Kristen Wiig’s roommates in Bridesmaids.
FAVORITE PERSON I ADMIRE: @zenpencils
Gavin Aung Than is the artist behind zenpencils.com, a blog that “adapts inspirational quotes into cartoons.” His source material is inspiring, he’s inspiring. It’s a beautiful mix.
Who are your favorite tweeters?
Twitter amazes me sometimes. Going on and on about The Hunger Games manages to make me happy with every single character I type…
So when things like this happen with fandom, I’m just fulfilled:
@jonmarcbauer Oh! That is such a great question… Maybe: ||| …. What do you think?— Elizabeth Giorgi (@lizgiorgi) March 14, 2012
So I’m thinking… we got to make this happen. Here’s what I came up with:
Help me make this happen!
Not just because I think it’s awesome, but because we have to somehow survive until next Thursday at midnight… together!
I’ve been on a bit of a Twitter rant over the fact that Harry Potter didn’t win an Academy Award. Here’s kind of how it went:
"With HP&DHP2’s 3 losses, the world’s most successful movie franchise of ALL-TIME became the most-snubbed franchise of all-time."— Elizabeth Giorgi (@lizgiorgi) February 29, 2012
I’m still a little irritated.
But it’s not anything a new polka dot can’t solve. Or a necklace from Survival of the Hippest with your Twitter handle or your favorite hashtag on it. They start at $48 for sterling silver.
Let’s go shopping:
If you have never been to the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, I highly suggest you check it out next time you’re in the Pacific Northwest.
Since we can’t all go there physically, I thought I’d start collecting some of my favorite nerd art on the web. There’s just so darn much of it and we just don’t get to celebrate it enough.
Thank goodness for Pinterest! It’s like a digital museum that I can visit from my couch.
Want to pin on this board? Send me a message at beinggeekchic(at)gmail.com(dot)com and we’ll work together.