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GGB LA IS HERE!

Geek Girl Brunch is now bi-coastal. Get your shades on and welcome sunny Los Angeles!

We are incredibly excited to welcome our Los Angeles Chapter Officers! Brunchettes in LA have been on board almost since the day we opened up Chapter registration! We’re very excited to see all the fun in the sun #GGBLA is gonna have.

Meet the LA Chapter Officers!

Megan aka The Nerdy Girlie

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GGBNYC – Studio Ghibli Brunch

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Our First International Chapter: Kaiserslautern, Germany!

KtownGGBdrinksThis weekend Geek Girl Brunch officially became international thanks to our Kaiserslautern Chapter in Germany! Although both officers, Cree and Ashley, are American, the chapter is a dynamic mix of both Americans and Germans. One thing is for sure, no matter what country brunchettes are from they can all speak geek.

Get to know the KTown officers in the interview below. Find out what it’s like being an American geek abroad, why they wanted to become a Geek Girl Brunch Officer and more!

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The Kodama Mani by Melissa Grey for Studio Ghibli Brunch

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In honor of GGB NY’s Studio Ghibli brunch, I turned to one of my favorite Miyazaki-helmed films, Princess Mononoke, for inspiration. With its unparalleled animation and strong aesthetic, the Ghibli oeuvre provides a ton of nail art design possibilities, but I wanted to go with something simple and easy to replicate for this tutorial. I’ve always loved the kodama — the transluscent tree spirits that make that slightly unsettling but also kind of cute clacking sound — and what they symbolize, particularly at the film’s end. To get a creepy/cute kodama mani, just follow these simple steps.

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GGB NYC – Brunch Like Batgirl

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The Geek Girl Brunch – NYC Chapter had their DC Comics themed brunch this past Saturday and HOLY TONS OF GEEK GIRLS BATMAN! We had such an amazing time with you all! Thank you for coming! This was GGB NYC’s biggest brunch to date with more than 60 attendees! We are so grateful and proud that GGB is helping making IRL connections for so many Geek Girls! Many thanks to everyone who made this DC Comics themed brunch possible. A custom illustration from Cameron Stewart (squeee!) kicked us off; and we had an awesome Sponsor and a great venue for brunch! Absolutely one of the best brunches yet! We can’t wait to see what else awaits us in 2015! Read on after the cut for deets on our brunch Sponsor – Forbidden Planet (!!!!), the Venue – Playwright Irish Pub, the amazing Etsy sellers who gifted the brunchettes with stylish and fun accessories, and some surprise swag from Warner Bros!

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Our first expansion chapter is here!

GGB DC logoThis weekend marks the launch of GeekGirlBrunch’s first expansion chapter! The honor goes to our Washington, DC Chapter! The first GGB DC brunch theme is Candyland and the adorable, sweet toothed DC Officers have blown us away with their enthusiasm! They’ve picked a theme that’s kawaii, retro, and whimsical!

We here at GGB HQ just want to congratulate the DC Chapter on their first brunch! Here’s to many more!

Show them some love on twitter @GGB_DC, check out their Chapter Page or read below to get to know the new officers!

Please welcome the DC Chapter Officers:

Ashlee, Imani, Sam, Tia, and Tsundere.

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It’s December and we’re on Break!

Just a reminder that while Brunch is on break in December that doesn’t mean we’re not busy! Follow Geek Girl Brunch on twitter, facebookinstagram and tumblr if you don’t already so you can stay up-to-date on all the latest news; including the news that Geek Girl Brunch is coming to a city near you! That’s right! Geek Girl Brunch is launching chapters in tons of cities! Think of this site as the home base for all of the chapters, and us NYC Founders and Officers as the wicked awesome heads of an epic Brunch-Loving Geek Hydra!

hailhydraEr… moving on.

If you haven’t signed up to be a brunchette yet now is the time! Check out the “Join” page and select your city from the drop down menu! If your city isn’t listed then perhaps that’s because we need more girls like you interested in launching a chapter! Our “Call for Officers” page lists the cities that need some organizational leadership!

Finally we want to encourage all of our brunchettes to spread the Geek Girl Brunch love! We’ve placed a GGB “Brunchette” badge in the sidebar for use on your blogs or wherever you want! Network with your fellow brunchettes and invite your friends and social media buddies to become part of this awesome, mimosa-infused army of secret agents (hey wait we’re doing it again) community of shared interests and support!

Have a great winter break, brunchettes!

Hail Hydra!

Brunch 9 From Outer Space

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Princess Leia, Leeloo and Barbarella walk into a bar…

We’re back from Brunch 9 From Outer Space!

Geek Girl Brunch transformed the Bell House in Brooklyn into our very own Space Cantina to throw a cocktail brunch party to open the epic Wasabassco 10th Anniversary Show!

Wasabassco is a great friend of Geek Girl Brunch and we’re all huge fans of their amazing, hilarious, often geeky and always “brilltarded” burlesque. What better way to celebrate November than with good friends, mimosas and geekery? Brunch 9 From Outer Space was the kick off to the incredible night of Wasabassco burlesque!

With help from the folks at Film Biz Recycling and Prop Shop we decorated with a decidedly SciFi flair! Wasa10th attendees were treated to a solar spread, including fresh baked bagels and pastries from La Bagel Delight and tasty scones, breakfast sandwiches and cider from Kiwiana! Grapefruit mimosas flowed from the bar and we observed many enterprising attendees purchasing shots to add to their ciders!

We set the mood during the cocktail hour by projecting Barbarella on stage, as the always well-dressed Wasabassco crowd nibbled and noshed waiting for the galactic-sized show to begin.

Wasabassco fans are like a big supportive family and many of them sport special pins that mark them as Agents of Wasabassco. Much of the Brunch 9 crowd was full of these lovely agents and it made Brunch 9 feel like a bit of home amongst the stars. In order to mix with the style of the crowd and the theme of the event the GGB co-founders dropped their everyday looks for decidedly more iconic personas!

Attendees enjoyed space-themed swag from SV Charms (amazing laser cut planetary necklaces), Boutique Academia (Space-themed jewelry) Zombie Jester Creations (cleverly repurposed comic art jewelry), mermaid says (Lego Star Wars jewelry) WineMakers Sister (TARDIS keychains for Timelords, obviously), and NextLife Toys (super cute Lego-style accessories)! The swag table was a busy place for delighted guests already excited about the tasty treats!

We were also delighted to see some awesome vendors on site. Our brunchette Melissa set up her shop Cool Geek Madness offering geeky jewelry and bow ties for ladies and gents. We all walked away from brunchette Jessica‘s Bat-Errang Jewelry table with punny bracelets. She was also vending for Booty and the Geek; an awesome geek clothing shop owned and operated by the evening’s first performer, Magdalena Fox!

Once cocktail brunch hour was over we all eagerly gathered to see the opening act, a very Geek Girl Brunch style number by Mags! She wowed us all with her haunting and powerful Amidala! Dancing to Bjork has never made more sense. Mags is clearly a brilliant costumer (her costume lit up!), and for those of us who wanted to take home some of her work we got to run back to the Booty and the Geek table to snag some pieces.

Thank you to everyone who enjoyed our little space cantina amongst the stars! Brunch 9 was a ton of fun! And of course, happy 10th Anniversary to Wasabassco!

Harley Quinn Mani Tutorial

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Harley Quinn Annual #1 Bombshells Variant

To celebrate New York Comic Con (and the wildly successful Fan Girls’ Night Out, naturally), I looked to one of my favorite characters in DC’s canon for inspiration: Harley Quinn. Ever since the character’s introduction in the animated series of the early 90’s, she’s occupied a special place in my heart, not simply because she pulls off a jester costume the way so few people can, but because she’s, to put it politely, absolutely fucking nuts. There are plenty of reasons to love Harley, her poor taste in men notwithstanding, and with a few (sort of) simple steps, you can show the world just how much you care.

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