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Rise of the Valkyrie
Kate Leth talks women in comics and fake geek girl phobia
"...through the Valkyrie of the Fortnight column at Austin-based geek web site weird-girls.com (read more about them in this..."

May 26, 2014 Books Post

Nerd Wars
'Zero Charisma' and the social costs of geekdom
"...the one surrounding the (probably mythical) existence of the "fake geek girl." Ostensibly a creature who enjoys the trappings..."

March 8, 2013 Screens Feature by Dan Solomon

The Night Gwen Stacy Died
This oddly beautiful debut novel could garner a million no-prizes.
"...literary feat of hers! Sarah Bruni, true believers: A fake geek girl if ever there was one! Yet another..."

Aug. 7, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Dressed to Thrill
Cosplay at Ikkicon is where the action's at for Lorelei Hutchings and Joseph Ginnings
"...costume she wore: Utena Tenjou, from the anime Revolutionary Girl Utena. She says, "That series was about the power..."

Dec. 26, 2014 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

I Like to Watch
Exploring the nerd/jock dichotomy
"...women in their search to unseat the jock. The “Fake Geek Girl” trope and Gamergate both spring from this..."

April 22, 2016 Screens Post by Jacob Clifton

Clips From 'Mars'
"...Veronica: I don't know. I'm pretty sure it was.The Girl Next Door Eli "Weevil" Navarro and Logan Echolls find..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

The Wizards of Austin's Webzines Behind the Curtains
"...then there was what was known as the "computer geek." This person was typically nerdy (ref., Revenge of the..."

March 5, 1999 Screens Feature by Sam Martin

Undercover on High School's Ritziest Glitziest Night It All Goes Down at Prom
"...coolest kid in school. Maybe you were the biggest geek in school. Maybe, like me, you were just another..."

May 14, 1999 Arts Feature

DVDanger: Another Evil
Carson D. Mell on crying exorcists, plus home release update
"...'it's OK, I'm still cool.' [Proksch] fully embraces the geek."..."

May 6, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Winter Classic
South by Southwest 1998
"...feed Wisconsin, but adding his trademark warble and the girls' tentative harmonies to the mix produced such a surreal..."

March 27, 1998 Music Feature

Picks & Sleepers
Sxsw
"...and penchants for growly folk musings with Giant Sand geeks John Covertino, Joey Burns, and Howie Gelb to create..."

March 20, 1998 Music Feature

Play It Again, Sam
All About Eve (1950)
"...to draw that parallel. Guess that makes me the geek that I am!..."

June 4, 1999 Screens Feature

Deadmau5 vs. Drake: Saturday ACL Face-Off
Which Saturday headliner?
"...Previous careers/professions: Light-twirling raver/computer geek..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Off the Record
Better to burn than fade away: a recap of Lollapalooza 2008
"...quivering croon. The glittering shower of color climaxed during "Fake Plastic Trees," giving light to the euphoric sensation shared..."

Aug. 8, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Arts & Entertainment
"...Best Place to Pick Up a GeekHigh Tech Happy Hour..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

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