Jennifer Landa’s Fake Geek Takedown

On Thursday, the incredible and creative geek girl Jennifer Landa published a fantastic satirical video on YouTube demolishing the “fake geek” – especially “fake geek girls” – notion that continues to rear its head in fandom. Interviewing a series of men in scanty or sexy cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con, she showcases just how silly the notion is while simultaneously illustrating the double standard that usually goes with the accusation. Bravo to Jennifer on a wonderful video!

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Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to

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