The Monthly Read – March 4th

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Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a monthly round up of links to read.

This month we have Birds of Prey tease, Brie Larson, Canada Open Comics Library, and the Women who were ever nominated or awarded a spot in the Eisner Hall of Fame.

1. BIRDS OF PREY MOVIE EXPLAINED: WHAT IS DC’S NEW HARLEY QUINN/HUNTRESS MOVIE? | IGN
“The DC Extended Universe is expanding in a number of new directions in the years ahead, including a Birds of Prey movie that will prominently feature Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, plus Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya. Plus, Ewan McGregor stars as the villain Black Mask. The film will precede Suicide Squad 2, and while this all-female team of heroes didn’t fare so well in their previous live-action incarnation, the hope is that DC can do better the second time around. A first look at the movie was released today by Warner Bros.”

A who what where when why of DC Comics Birds of Prey.

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The Monthly Read – Feb 4th

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Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a monthly round up of links to read.

This month we have Batwoman on TV, 28 Days of Black Cosplay, Cree language podcast, and TNG is so weird.

1. Ruby Rose-Led ‘Batwoman’ Pilot a Go at CW | THR
“It’s official: The CW is moving forward with a Batwoman stand-alone series.

The network on Thursday handed out a pilot order for the Ruby Rose-led drama from showrunner and writer Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) and exec producer Greg Berlanti.

David Nutter, the Emmy-winning Game of Thrones helmer who previously helmed pilots for The CW’s The Flash and Arrow, will serve in the same capacity on Batwoman.”

It’s official ladies, Batwoman will be a fully realized series for the CW.

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The Monthly Read – Jan 7th

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Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a monthly round up of links to read.

This month we have Happy Habor Comics, indigenous comics, Don Bluth, RGP Mamayani, and NASA can’t help Tony.

1. Happy Harbor Comics closes after 20 years in business | CBC
“Jay Bardyla, co-owner of Happy Harbor Comics, said after starting the comic book business 20 years ago, it was time for him and his partner, Shawna Roe, to pack it in.

“It was very much a personal decision,” he said, “It’s been tough on many of the staff and it turns out it’s tough on a lot of our customers, I had no idea.”

The store made the announcement online Tuesday evening.

Onward to the next adventures, friends. LGN has nothing but love and support for our most precious LCS of all time. A pillar in the comics and arts community, you brought us all together. We thank you for your hard work and hope the next adventure carries enlightenment and fun.

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The Monthly Read – December 10th

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Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a monthly round up of links to read.

This month we have She-Ra reboot, Indiginerds, body positivity is a scam, Sailor Moon musical in North America, and a gingerbread Hogwarts.

1. HER OWN WORLDTHE UNSETTLING OBJECTIONS TO TEEN-GIRL CARTOON REBOOTS | Bitch Media
“In July, comics artist–turned–showrunner Noelle Stevenson tweeted out the first promo images for She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, her reboot of the 1980s animated series She-Ra: Princess of Power. The original series followed villain-turned-hero Princess Adora. When wielding her Sword of Protection, Adora assumes the alter ego of She-Ra, the Princess of Power. Unlike other nostalgic properties like Scooby Doo or My Little Pony, She-Ra hasn’t been revisited since its original two-season run, bringing an extra level of interest to Stevenson’s new imagining. The new series uses the same characters and settings as the original, finding Adora/She-Ra and her companions on the planet Eternia, facing off against the tyrannical Evil Horde.”

The new She-Ra is on Netflix now. Give it some views!

At this time I’d like to remind readers that Bitch Media is fundraising to keep its Feminist focused magazine open. Subscribe for as litter as $5 USD a month and help keep this source of feminist media open.

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LGN Gives

It’s winter, the outside is a winter wonderland, holiday specific trim decorating every square inch of your peripheral vision, it’s the start of the giving season.

Whether you have much or very little to give, consider giving to those who have none. Every little bit helps, and as always, your time is priceless. Committing to volunteering efforts help the cause keep moving forward.

Lady Geeks uNite (LGN) takes pride in helping marginalized groups and creating safe spaces. It’s time to give back and help those who might need just a bit more help during this time of the year.

Below are some important causes near and dear to LGN.

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LGN Presents: Crafty Krampus Game Night

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When? Thursday December 6th at 7pm!

Where? Happy Harbor Comics (10729 104 Avenue) 

What? A Krampus-Themed game of Werewolf hosted by Alexa Thompson!

Join LGN at Happy Harbor Comics for a fun-filled and festive evening of holiday mayhem! We’re tailoring the game Werewolf to suit a Krampus theme and it’s a game everyone can play! All you need is to show up and be willing to sell out your village neighbors to Krampus to save your own skin. So festive!

We encourage you to bring your knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, card-making projects to work on while we play, too. Think of it as a Krampus Craft and Kill adventure. But festive! Wear a Santa hat. Bring baking.

Alexa Thompson will be our Krampus hostess with the mostest. The fun starts at 7pm and will wind down by 8:30 at Happy Harbor Comics on 10729 104 Avenue downtown. Bring friends! Bring family! See you there.

We have a door prize from Happy Harbor Comic’s Artist in Residence: Courtney Loberg!

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The Monthly Read – November 5th

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Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a monthly round up of links to read.

This month we have Ramona Fradon, Medusa the victorious, girls are starved for heroes, Pokémon at 20, and Victoria Beckham forever.

1. The Woman Who Made Aquaman a Star | Vulture
“As I sit down at Joshua’s Cafe in Woodstock with Eisner Award-winning artist Ramona Fradon, 91, I can see her sizing up our surroundings. The small, gray-haired comics legend is dressed in the relaxed, Bohemian-looking layers favored by Hudson Valley residents, but her eyes are on high alert, watching the patrons and passersby. As a server pours water, she clocks three women in maxi dresses standing outside, settling their lunch plans. “Wherever you go in Woodstock,” Fradon tells me with a conspiratorial smirk, “you see clusters of women talking intently.””

Sharp as a tack. A great interview.

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The Monthly Read – October 1st

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Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a monthly round up of links to read.

This month we have Kelly Marie Tran, Michelle Yeoh still kicks ass, there’s no such thing as a feminist brand, and the Valkyries close shop.

1. Kelly Marie Tran: I Won’t Be Marginalized by Online Harassment | New York Times
“Their words reinforced a narrative I had heard my whole life: that I was “other,” that I didn’t belong, that I wasn’t good enough, simply because I wasn’t like them. And that feeling, I realize now, was, and is, shame, a shame for the things that made me different, a shame for the culture from which I came from. And to me, the most disappointing thing was that I felt it at all.”

I see you, Loan Tran.

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The Monthly Read – September 3rd

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Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a monthly round up of links to read.

This month we have we are all public figures now, have you seen Into The Badlands yet, the history of Haida manga, and the importance of Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette special.

1. WE ARE ALL PUBLIC FIGURES NOW | ella dawson blog
“The woman on the plane is unaware that the woman sitting in the row behind her is watching and recording her every move. Rosey Blair, the stranger she helped sit beside her boyfriend, is projecting a story on top of her interactions that soon takes the internet by storm. Her detailed breakdown of their conversation and body language racks up hundreds of thousands of likes and retweets. Blair herself begins to accumulate thousands of new Twitter followers.

Not long after the plane touches down in Texas, the hordes of strangers following Blair’s tweets are eager to discover the identities of the personal trainers from Dallas. A hunt begins to find her Instagram account. Later the man, her seatmate Euan Holden, participates in the growing media circus because he also gains a ton of twitter followers, or because it helps his career, or because it’s fun, or because it’s just too late to go back to the anonymity of before.”

Don’t play around with stranger’s anonymity. They have the right to theirs as you have the right to yours.

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LGN Presents: Life After Workplace Harassment

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Our next meeting is a little different but we think it’s important to make space for these conversations and we have the community and support to do so. The discussion may have distressing content though we do want to focus on positive actions moving forward.

An evening of discussion, honesty, and supportive talk about what workplace harassment looks like, what it takes to speak out, what support networks are available, and how to survive.

Brittany Rudyck will speak about her recent experience with workplace harassment and how she has risen up and survived the aftermath. LGN has been in conversations with both the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton and the University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre and the panel will include female speakers from those organizations to offer practical, encouraging discussion on how to move forward from harassment and assault. The panel will be moderated by Meagan Schirrmacher who works as a Resiliency Development Manager – Youth Specialist for Alta Care Resources.

It’s a topic nobody likes to address but an important subject that we all need to know we’re not alone in. You’re not alone. Come out to LGN on September 6th and enter a safe space where we can support each other.

September 6th at 7pm at Happy Harbor Comics.

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Helpful links:

Sexual Assault Center of Edmonton

Canadian Mental Health Association