Life Geek: 9/18 thru 9/24
Life Geek! is our weekly lifestyle feature where we offer readers a glimpse into our geeky lives.
Chelsea Ann, Staff Writer
This last weekend was Rose City Comic Con in this fine city of Portland, Oregon. My crew decided to go and represent the Oregon Geekness happening on the Disney Channel right now: Gravity Falls.
Based on the Oregon Vortex House, Gravity Falls centers around twelve year old twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines, who come to Gravity Falls, Oregon over the summer to stay with their Great Uncle (Grunkle) Stan. Stan owns and operates the “Mystery Shack,” which is a sham tourist trap. However, within the first week, Mabel and Dipper discover the forest in Gravity Falls is full of real mysteries and magic. Together, they embark on solving the mysteries of Gravity Falls.
My nephew was Dipper. I was Wendy. The Con was fantastic. I ran into so many people, including Matt Fraction (Hawkeye, Sex Criminals) and Miss Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel, Pretty Deadly), and I also ran into Anne Wheaton and Bonnie Burton. I bought their VandalEyes nail adhesives and generally fawned over their awesomeness. Hurray for the Geek Life.
Ginnis, Lifestyle Editor
So, R.L. Stine is re-upping the Fear Street series for a new generation of thrill-seeking teenagers. His newest, Party Games, is set to release this October! I decided to embark on a Fear Street reread project, premiering here in October, of all the Fear Street books…well as many as I could find in used bookstores. And considering that I have never been able to walk past a used bookstore without stopping in, I may very well end up with all 90+. Stay tuned for some Fear Street snark!