November 11th, 2010


hardcore games for girls

I started this as a tweet before I realized that 140 characters is not enough.

I've been thinking a lot about the recent emergence of a female geek culture in the West. I don't mean women in the traditionally male-dominated mainstream of geek culture, from the occasional female amateur radio operator at the culture's beginnings to the all-female Modern Warfare 2 clans of today. I'm referring to the female-dominated offshoot that diverged from it in the '90s and has been steadily growing since, the world of ohnotheydidnt and slash fanfiction and shipping and visual kei fandom.

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Anna Leuchtenberger, Shawn Roggenkamp, Jon Good, and Noah Booth performing at The Tank for Josh Luxembourg and Nick Aszling's Puppet Playlist. These guys are frickin' amazing and I'm not just saying that because they're my friends. Video speaks for itself.

There's another Puppet Playlist this weekend, with the theme "One Hit Wonders." Tonight's sold out, but there's still tickets left for tomorrow night at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM. If you're in the city, you should go.