KATNISS ENVY

When?
Thursday, November 13, 2014
7:30pm – 10:00pm
Where?
Indoor Extreme Sports Paintball & Laser Tag map
47-11 Van Dam St.
Long Island City, NY 11101
United States
A Geeks OUT Event!

Get your Hunger Games on! Join us for a night of archery tag! Yes!!

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KATNISS ENVY

Thursday, November 13, 2014
7:30pm – 10:00pm

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Raleigh, NC
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New York, NY

The Fate of Horror

Recently, media consumers have begun (re-)asking themselves what responsibility content creators have in terms of depictions of fictional violence, specifically violence against women

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New York Comic Con 2014 in Photos

I spent five days at NYCC and took some pictures. Here's a look at the cosplayers and creators I ran into during my wanders through the Javits Center.

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Gender Pronouns of Grell Sutcliff

Ever confused about Grell's gender in Black Butler, and if they fall into the "murderous queer" trope?

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Agents of SHADE: The Agency Agents

Let's talk about how many puns I can make with the word 'agency.'

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Supernatural Recap: Reichenbach

In the second episode of season two we're asked many questions: How far will you go for your family? Wht makes a monster? And: could this show be any queerer?

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Geeks OUT's NYCC Booth Featured on Comedy Central's @midnight

POINTS!!! Two of our BoothBros appeared as part of a segment on @midnight on Monday!

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New York Comic-Con 2014: The Best and Worst

In which I take on the highs and lows of the East Coast's geekiest event of the year.

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A Bloody Mouthful: Season 5, Episode 1 | "No Sanctuary"

The Season 5 Premiere of The Walking Dead was no joke! The episode served up intensity, gore and explosions (!!!) while setting a grave tone thinly veiled in some kind of "Quick! Hold onto our humanity!" hope. So you know, everything an excellent zombie-filled season premiere should do.

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What's Geeks OUT About?

Geeks OUT rallies, empowers and promotes the queer geek community.

Ours is a diverse and growing culture made up of enthusiastic fans of all ages, colors, genders, sizes, and nationalities. Through regular events and a dynamic social media and online presence, Geeks OUT seeks to facilitate interaction locally, globally, and virtually, both to celebrate our shared geekiness and to focus and promote our own unique LGBT voice within that community.

Queer culture adds boldness, breadth, and an outsider edge to geek culture. Geeks OUT celebrates our contribution to the larger pop culture conversation by promoting queer and queer-positive artists, creators, and works; by calling out and combating homophobia and lack of diversity in geek culture; and balancing a queer viewpoint on mainstream geekery with a geeky view of the LGBT world. 

Geeks OUT aims to offer and maintain a visible and vivacious queer presence at geek events, fostering inclusivity and openness within our community. By hosting a booth at conventions, we highlight the fact that LGBT fans are an integral part of geek culture, encouraging greater participation and representation for this generation of queer fans and the next. 

Keep it fun, kids. Central to our mission is the free and un-cynical enjoyment of geek culture. While dedicated to our community, we stand united in fandom. Celebrating and promoting the LGBT fans within geek culture strengthens and enriches that culture for all.

 

FLAME ON!

Geeks OUT began in October of 2010 with a singular if ambitious goal: To establish a booth at the 2011 New York Comic-Con where queer geeks could belong. We didn't want LGBT fans to be an invisible element at the Con. We wanted to raise the visibility of both our local community and the larger presence of queer fandom. In the wake of the It Gets Better Movement, we were inspired to imagine a queer-positive zone where our people and allies would be represented, where it was cool to be a queer geek even if the rest of geek culture was still catching up.

We accomplished this goal. With the amazing help of organizations like Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS and Prism Comics, generous donors, and legions of new members, Geeks OUT not only had the sickest booth at the 2011 Con (Did you see our banner or our capes? I mean, come on.), but we presented a standing-room-only panel, “It Gets Better (with Comics)!,” with a special shout-out from The New York Times. Check out the incredible video we recorded in the booth!

 

TO ME, MY GEEKS!

What can you do? Join the fight! Sign up on geeksout.org so you can comment on blogs and articles, post original content, create and publicize queer geek events, and interact with the community! Check back often for events, news, and updates. Got a few bucks burnin’ a hole in your pocket? Donate to our cause.