The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Lexicon of Life Hacks for the Modern Lady Geek
Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more—it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom.... show more
Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more—it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. With delightful illustrations and an unabashed love for all the in(ternet)s and outs of geek culture, this book is packed with tips, playthroughs, and cheat codes for everything from starting an online fan community to planning a convention visit to supporting fellow female geeks in the wild.
Publish date: 2015-05-12
Publisher: Quirk Books
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
My sister recently got this book for her birthday, and since she hasn't felt up to reading for a while (she's burned out, among other things) she let me borrow it. Now that I've read it, I must say that I really liked it. It made me really keen on going to a fancon (but things are really different...
I sort of low-balled the rating on this one but not because it's not a good read - it is. It's more a reflection of my not being exactly the demographic the book is aimed at. Yes, I am female, and yes, I am a fan of things, but I am not at the fangirl level of anything that isn't a cute furry/feat...
Short and sweet: covers the main fandoms, internet etiquette, what to do at your first con (I'm hoping to go to Nine Worlds next year, so that section was particularly eye-opening), and feminism in fandom. My one complaint would be that it's very America-centric (I live in the UK), so some of the ...
I'm not entirely sure who this book is intended for. It is advertised as being for fangirls, which one would think meant they were coming into the book with at least some basic knowledge of general fannish things. But the book reads as if it were for someone completely unfamiliar with any of it. I'm...
Whether your inner fangirl wants to brush up on her acronyms or whether you want to gift a beloved fangirl with a nod of recognition that you understand her kind, Sam Maggs' book is fun and informative. More about The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks here, on BuriedInPrint.