Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more—it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. With delightful illustrations and an unabashed love for all the in(ternet)s and outs of geek culture, this book is packed with tips, playthroughs, and cheat codes for everything from starting an online fan community to planning a convention visit to supporting fellow female geeks in the wild.
This is a great introduction for those who are completely new to the concept of fandom – however, I was expecting something a little more in-depth for those of us who are slightly more experienced/aged/involved in what one might call fandom.
Nevertheless, like I mentioned, I would highly recommend this for newbie fangirls – it gives a good overview of everything from the lingo, to the main fandoms, to interacting with other fans, attending cons, dealing with trolls, feminism in fandom, common tropes, and criticism.
There are also some cute illustrations to accompany the text, as well as recommendations for books, games, shows, etc, and interviews with cool ladies in fandom.
ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.