Sunday, June 30, 2013

Respect Her "Geek"

Hello friends I was recently asked to write a post on fanboys connection with fan girls especially now with it being "con season".To sound like a grouchy old fanboy "back in my day there where almost no fan girls,but now a days almost just as many woman are talking,tweeting,blogging or podcasting about comics,video games and scifi movies and TV shows".I'm no expert but here's my attempt to help my fellow fanboys on  connecting and being respectful of our " sisters in fandom".
Thanks to certain TV shows and movies its become cool to be a geek/nerd and I'm sure there's a lot of "fake fanboys" as there are " fake fangirls".So when a female walks into your local comicbook store don't assume she's a fake or just buying something for her boyfriend or brother.Guys for God's sake don't just stare at her either it's rude and creepy.
 When online and a woman pops up talking about a comic or video game or movie don't turn into "geek snob" and disrespect her opinion I'm sure there's someone out there that thinks they know more than you so respect her views and don't think you have to talk down to her just cause she's a female. Now if a fangirl responds to your YouTube,Blog post,Tweet or Friends you on Facebook don't automatically think she wants to "get with you" get over yourself player and just enjoy having a conversation with a fellow fan who happens to be a woman,you never know you might end up making a real friend.
Now that it's comicbook convention season and almost every city has one don't disrespect your "sister" fans remember how you may have been treated as a fanboy? just imagine what a lot of woman have to deal with being a "geek girl" so remember when you see a girl dressed as your favorite anime character or comicbook heroine keep your hands to yourself and respect her "Geek". 
Until next time stay hungry and geeky my friends