by Jordan Danger
WE HAVE A SECRET LAIR.It's been an exciting couple of weeks for me, as the lead on the Capital Geek Girls fanclub. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out the post announcing the formation of the club.) Tons of great geeky girls (and guys) have joined the Facebook fanpage, and I'm receiving tons of leads on great events happening around the city that are geek girl-friendly. There's a lot of support for the geeky girl movement, and it's time to take it to the next level.
It's time for a headquarters.
A fortress of solitude.
A Stark Tower.
An Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.
Negotiations wrapped up this week (negotiations = sandwiches and the rolling of some 20-sided dice) with the Comic Book Shoppe on Bank Street. The Shoppe has been a forerunner in girl-friendliness for a long time...I know this, as a patron now for about a decade...and since it was their special Ladies' Night event that got me excited about this whole 'sexism in Geektopia' thing anyway, it seems like a natural fit for the club. With the Shoppe on Bank Street as our headquarters, Capital Geek Girls will be able to start hosting events and providing a geographical beacon for geek girldom in the city.
There are talks of hosting another Ladies' Night this spring, and even ramping up the girl-friendly gaming nights that already occur at the Shoppe. Whenever an event is held in a particularly geek girl-friendly fashion down there, we'll be spreading the news and making it known.
This super-cool headquarters will provide us with a base of operations from which to take over the world. There are a lot of conventions and events coming up in the Ottawa (and Montreal and Toronto) area; with a headquarters, we can spread our geek girl power far and wide.
If you have any ideas of things you'd like to see Capital Geek Girls hosting, comment below or email me. And keep following the Facebook fanpage, where we keep you up to date on fangirl news and happenings!