By The Damsel
If the Collective stands for anything, it’s for the 3 F words: Fangirling, Feelings, and Feminism – and the convention we visited this week end has all those things in spades. We went to GeekGirlCon in Seattle and I am here to deliver the scoop. This was my third or fourth time at this con, and I was thrilled to see how it has continued to grow (I estimate it’s at least tripled in size since I first attended)!
by Noemi Arellano-Summer
When I was a child, I would always be looking for mysterious paths on camping trips, or secret passages in unfamiliar houses. I wanted to find—if not an entirely different world—something out of the ordinary, and secret. Fiction where characters do enter other worlds is generally called portal fantasy, and the most well-known example is probably C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. Four siblings crawl into another world through the back of a wardrobe, and have marvelous adventures. However, what happens when children come back from their worlds, wanting to go back and unable to?
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By Nerdy Donut
With the drop of the Mulan live action trailer and the casting of Ariel for the live action Little Mermaid, I think that it’s time to talk about Disney remakes and revamped princesses. Yes, many of us are tired of the remake cycle, but in these remakes the princesses have grown exponentially, and are now quite literally kicking ass.
It is the Collective’s ever-present mission to bring you new and interesting content from all areas of geek culture. Whether we fangirl over the latest Netflix hotness (we love a sassy devil), explore female and LGBTQ+ empowerment within subcultures and literature, or meltdown over The Avengers, we hope you’ve found a home here with kindred spirits who possess the same passions.
This is why we’re beside ourselves to finally announce a new blog section focused on gaming! Members of The Collective crew have been “gamers” since childhood, and we’re super stoked to share our adventures with you. Read on to find out what to expect in the coming months.