Fan Girl Friday!

Fan Girl Friday


Y’all, I’m glad it’s Friday, but I’m also super bummed. Why? Because I’m in Oklahoma when I SHOULD be in San Diego.


Sigh. For those of us stuck at home, anxiously watching our Twitter feeds to see what’s going down at #SDCC, I have some geeky goodies that will help you feel a little less sad about missing all the fun.


This year at Comic Con, Toys R Us is debuting new Batman play sets and they are awesome and full of girl power!

Photographer Dennis Stylist Lin

Photographer Dennis
Stylist Lin

Oh yes! That’s Batgirl from the original 1960’s TV show! AND, there’s another set with my favorite, Harley Quinn and the Dark Knight himself!


And speaking of the caped crusader, check out this A-DORK-ABLE dress from ModCloth!

Batman dress

Isn’t it so stinking cute?! I think I know what I’m putting on my Christmas list…


This fall, we’re going to see new episodes of our fave shows as well as new toys! Like this Agent Carter Vinyl Pop!

Peggy Carter Vinyl Pop

Peggy’s “Pop” will be released this August! I NEED one of these! I think I may get a Captain American one and put them on a shelf close together. I totally ‘ship them!


Love Games of Thrones so much you want to live it, but not much of a LARP-er? Then pick up one of these play sets from HBO and you can pass it off as your kid’s!

Iron Throne Playset

Exclusively from HBO, this line of GoT figurines and sets are basically the show come to life! The first set, above, features Joffrey, Tyrion, and Lannister guards with the Irone Throne. Future sets will have Daenerys, John Snow, Ghost, Grey Worm, Rhaegal and so much more!


Y’all, like the boy wizard, I feel as though Hogwarts will always be my home. Anytime I see ANYTHING HP-related, I have to buy it. And it looks like ThinkGeek will be getting a deposit from my Gringott’s account soon! Look at these excellent earrings:

Harry Potter earrings

Seriously. How stunning would you look with these dangling from your ears as you walked into the Yule Ball?


Happy fangirling!

Yet Another Reason Why Marvel Rocks

I’ve spoken many times about why I love being a geek. The community around those that are obsessed with superheroes, sci-fi, fantasy, and all those awesome things is amazing. Even those who work behind the scenes (or right smack dab in the scenes) “get” why people love what they do and the fandom it creates.


Like the folks Marvel.


In New Hampshire lives a little boy named Anthony that is obsessed with The Avengers (which, what little boy isn’t?). Anthony, however, has a condition that forces him to wear a bright blue hearing aid. His mom had been struggling to get him to wear it for quite some time. His response when she would tell him to put it in was: “Superheroes don’t wear them so I won’t.”


Desperate, his mother went to the Marvel Comics website and found a generic email address under the “Contact Us” tab. She wrote an email, explaining the situation and asking for help. A few weeks later, Anthony received a package in the mail.


Inside were comic books with a new Avenger: The Blue Ear.

super-hero boy


Yes, the good people at Marvel made an Avenger modeled after little Anthony! The Blue Ear has super sonic hearing and can hear a pin drop in another state! One of the comic books even has the Blue Ear working along side fellow Avenger, Hawkeye!


When asked why Marvel answered the call, editor Bill Rosemann said: “Our mantra is what (Marvel Comics chief) Stan Lee said: ‘With great power there must come great responsibility’. Our guys thought, ‘If I have the ability to draw, I am going to use it to help someone like Anthony feel comfortable about his hearing aid.’”


And boy did they!


Anthony’s mom says that now he’s wearing his hearing aid every day and has become much more confident! “He goes up to kids and says, ‘Hey, I have a little ear and a blue ear. Do you want to play?’”


I can’t wait to see what’s in store for The Blue Ear!