#NothingToProve

logo_final_blue_smallOne of the gamer girl comics was put up on the Geek Girls Have #NothingToProve this morning.  This thread is made specifically for those girls out there that love and embrace their inner geek but constantly get challenged on it.  Although it says Geek Girls, this thread can be for anyone that feels like they’re not “geek” enough.  Yes, women often have to put up with more of it, but men can have to deal with it as well.  Any time you find yourself in a situation where you haven’t “read enough comics” or “played the right games” or you’re “not fan enough” or “not hardcore enough” just remember that you absolutely have NOTHING TO PROVE.  You are who you are, and that’s frikken awesome.

You can read Nessa’s run-in with the degrading self-proclaimed kings of the geeks HERE.

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Comic Time!

nessa_blog_portraitI love my local hobby shop.  I go there at least once a week.  The people that work there know me and I often get into long conversations with them.  I see regulars there and always say hi and they treat me with respect and politeness.

So it really took me off guard when two random guys I’d never seen before started testing me on my Warhammer knowledge.  I stood there with my newly purchased miniature in my hand answering questions about lore and gameplay.  I was so confused on what was happening I simply stared, blinked, and answered while they grilled me.  Once they had finished their questions about Warhammer (and begrudgingly decided that I knew enough about it) they switched to comic books.  I’ve never been a big comic reader, but I knew enough from TRU talking about it at the kitchen table.  I answered what I could until they stumped me on “which issue did red kryptonite first appear?”  I told them I didn’t know and they smirked at each other and walked out of the store murmuring “I just hate those Fake Geek Girls.”

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FashioNessa: New York Comic Con 2012 Best Costumes

Hello Pinup lovers!  Nessa here.  New York Comic Con 2012 is over and done with.  There were many fantastic costumes this year, as well as some atrocious ones.  The most common costumes walking the floors were Catwoman, Batman, and Captain America.  This was definitely a year for super-heroes.  Here are FashioNessa’s winners for the following categories.

HOTTEST WOMEN

Why not start with the most obvious?  There are always a ton of sexy women on the comic con floors.  Picking the top four was very tough.

First Place: Rule 63 Comedian from Watchmen.  Her attitude was the icing on the cake for this sassy shooter.

Second Place: Aveline de Grandpre from Assassin’s Creed III Liberation.  Readily proving that her costume didn’t need to be skimpy to be one of the hottest in the room.

Third Place: Mad Moxxi from Borderlands 2.  I’ve seen a lot of Moxxi costumes but this one was the best.  She rocked it.

Honorable Mention: Psylocke.  Once again, there can be a lot of Psylockes roaming the cons, but this particular one was simply stunning.

MOST CREATIVE

Creating a costume is hard work.  And even harder if it comes from your imagination.  Here are some fantastically creative ones from this year.

First Place: Magic: The Gathering Dress.  This woman made an entire dress from new and old Magic cards.  I wonder if there were any mythics in there….

Second Place: Duck Hunt Woman.  She turned herself into NES Duck Hunt, complete with background.  Fun idea and very unique.

Third Place:  Unknown costume.  If anyone knows what this costume is from please tell me.  It was beautiful and a TON of work.

Third Place: Original Costume. Thank you to Scott for finding out about this costume.  It is an original creation of her own, a steampunk angel.  She took first place in the contest in New York.  Here is the link on Kotaku. http://kotaku.com/people/niomo

Thank you again Scott! Nice digging!

Honorable Mention:  Bumblebee from Transformers.  So this may not have been an unique idea, but the costume was so well put together I felt I had to mention.

HOTTEST MEN

There can be just as much eye-candy for the ladies as there is for the guys at Comic Con.  I’ve happily gathered four to choose as the winners.

First Place: Captain America.  Through a sea of red, white, and blue shields this year, this particular debonair Captain put all of the rest to shame.

Second Place: The Engineer from Prometheus.  Big, blue, and burly.  This guy gives Dr. Manhattan a run for his money.

Third Place: Human Torch from Fantastic Four.  How to look like your shirt is on fire without setting it on fire?  Paint the shirt right on your muscled torso.  No complaints here.

Honorable Mention:  Spartans.  Because I can.

FUNNIEST COSTUME

I couldn’t ignore some of the more fun and entertaining costumes from this year.

First Place:  King Hippo from Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out.  This giant man found the perfect geek reference for his body.  Bravo to you Sir.

Second Place:  Wonder WoMAN.  A classic with a twist.  Where else but a comic con can a man dress like this have people want to pose with him for pictures?

Third Place:  Wonder Woman Deadpool.  Deadpool is a hot costume right now with the upcoming game.  To stand out in the crowd this Deadpool donned a Wonder Woman outfit while still keeping the quirky attitude.

Honorable Mention:  Hello Kitty Proton Pack.  Fabulous.

These are just a few of the thousands of impressive and unique costumes that New York had to show this year.  Good show everyone!  Can’t wait to see you in San Diego!

FashioNessa out.