August 4, 2017 • Geek Girl
To fangirl or not to fangirl?
I’ve asked myself this question more times than I can count. Is it socially acceptable to squeal in the theater when the new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok brings us hot-lips Hemsworth? When a new comic comes out, how much can I fangirl at the register to the hipster cashier? At Disney World, can I stand in line for Gaston and have a flexing contest? If I have the windows down in my car, can I blast the Steven Universe soundtrack so loud I drown out the bro beside me blasting his indie rock?
August 1, 2017 • Geek Girl
It’s Book Pop! time here on the Quirk blog, and what online convention would be complete without its very own Artist Alley? Always my favorite part of any IRL con, Artist Alley is where you can find all your favorite creators selling their very best merch, grab original commissions, and even discover folks of whom you’ve never heard, but are now suddenly your new favorite artist.
For Book Pop!, here’s my personally-curated Artist Alley. RIP your wallet.
July 24, 2017 • American History, Geek Girl, History, Reference: Non-Fiction, Women's Interest
It’s Amelia Earhart Day and here at Quirk Books we’re not only celebrating the birthday of this magnificent groundbreaking aviatrix, we’re also basking in the splendor of the brilliant courageous women who came before and after her. Each of these women brings her own remarkable twist to the history of aviation and we’re thrilled we have the opportunity to share their stories with you today. Happy Amelia Earhart Day, y’all!
July 18, 2017 • Geek Girl, Quirk Life
Blair Thornburgh is an editor at Quirk Books. She's also an armchair medievalist, feminist virago, extremely poor banjo player, and children's book writer. Her days at Quirk are spent reading Wikipedia articles about Icelandic necromancy for "research," forgetting what she went down to the book room for, eating snacks, and making puns with Rick (oh, and editing books. She does a lot of that). Her hair color changes about every six weeks, give or take. Her first novel Who's That Girl hit bookstores on July 11.
July 13, 2017 • Comics, Geek, Geek Girl
Convention season is starting, but maybe you’ve told yourself that you’re not going this year. I don’t have time, you say. I’ll save myself some money. Then you find out that the cast of your favorite show is speaking on a panel, an author you admire will be signing books, or the next game you’re aching to try will have a demo available. Before you know it, you’ve bought a con pass and made plans with friends…but you still have nothing to wear! And you can’t show up at a con without a cosplay, right?