#HeforShe and Standi...

When Emma Watson got up in front of the UN council to announce the start of the #HeforShe campaign, her voice might have been a bit shaky, and she might have stumbled over her words once or twice, but her message was clear: gender equality is an issue, it does matter, and things will change.

LAST WEEK’S COMICS TODAY VOL 13 Oct08

LAST WEEK’S COMICS T...

Welcome back everyone to another installment of LAST WEEK’S COMICS TODAY! Well more like LAST WEEK’S COMIC TODAY, as we’ll only be looking at one book this week, but it’s a doozy. The All-New All-Female THOR! It been another big break from the column and another format change – but we...

Sometimes, They List...

Some of you might recall a year or so ago when Marvel got inundated with angry letters because they’d put up a couple t-shirts for sale. One for boys that said, “BE A HERO.” One for girls that said “I NEED A HERO.” I’ll give you a nanosecond to figure out...

Confessions of a Magic Noob: Old Dog and New Tricks Sep17

Confessions of a Mag...

Confession #1: I am not actually a Magic: the Gathering noob. I started playing MtG when I was about eleven years old, so technically I’ve been playing the game since the mid-nineties. Yikes. That’s rapidly approaching twenty years. But the truth is, I’ve only really been...

In Which Women Are P...

Throughout the last couple weeks, I’ve been silent on the whole GamerGate thing while at the same time feeling obligated to comment on it here, because hey, geek site run by geek women, many of us gamers in many forms. We’ve been quiet this whole summer for several reasons, some...

My Top Three September Reads Sep10

My Top Three Septemb...

There are tons of books out there right now that are truly exciting, and I always get a thrill of excitement in September with the announcement of the Man Booker prize shortlist – I watch with glee and always read each one, trying to guess which is best.

LAST WEEK’S COMICS TODAY VOL 12 Aug13

LAST WEEK’S COMICS T...

Welcome back everyone to another installment of LAST WEEK’S COMICS TODAY! In this episode we have only one comic review – a She-Hulk / Ant-Man shrinking team-up extravaganza, but we also have an extended SuperWoman of the Week section where we talk the sensational Angelfire and lay it...

Rest In Peace, Robin Aug12

Rest In Peace, Robin

  Through the words of others, you shared so much wisdom. We will miss you so, you beautiful, talented, complex man.   Mark Maron reposted this podcast with Robin Williams from 2010 as an homage to the man we are mourning today. Definitely worth a listen....

Just Assume It’s For Me: Being Female and Gaming Aug11

Just Assume It’...

    Dragon Age: Inquisition. Those three mystical words have tantalized me for the last few years. Yep, years. I stalk the Dragon Age Twitter feed. I’ve nosed about through all the IGN and GameStop exclusives. I drooled over the Inquisitor’s Edition even though...

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Aug04

Review: Guardians of...

Is Guardians of the Galaxy REALLY the best Marvel film of all time? Discuss.

LAST WEEK’S COMICS TODAY VOL 11 Jul30

LAST WEEK’S CO...

Welcome back everyone to another installment of LAST WEEK’S COMICS TODAY! In this epic installment we’ve got the final countdown leading up an epic battle between the Amazons and the forces of darkness in WONDER WOMAN and even more intergalactic family drama in the pages of SAGA. Plus...

LAST WEEK’S COMICS TODAY VOL 10 Jul23

LAST WEEK’S CO...

Welcome back everyone to another installment of LAST WEEK’S COMICS TODAY! In this week’s installment we’ve got a superpowered team up between MS MARVEL and everyone’s favorite Clawed Canadian – WOLVERINE, plus dark magic and tentacle creatures are creeping into the world of RAT...

5 Rules to a Successful New Project Jul09

5 Rules to a Success...

You know how I keep going on about new projects? New blog topics, new novels I’m going to write, new fitness regimes that are going to make me look like Cameron Diaz… I even toyed with the idea of writing my own cookbook for a while.

LAST WEEK’S COMICS TODAY VOL 9 Jul02

LAST WEEK’S CO...

Welcome back everyone to another installment of LAST WEEK’S COMICS TODAY! Yes, I’ve changed the name of this column – it’s still Amazing, still Uncanny, and still filled with rousing and awe inspiring tales of comicbookery, but since we’ve been gone so long, I thought it would be nice...

Add A SuperWoman to the Roster: THE MASKED SONGBIRD is Here! Jul01

Add A SuperWoman to ...

  It’s officially here! Instead of writing about myself in the third person, I’ll just say that this day has been a long time in the making, and I’m ever so thankful to share it with you. The blurb… Mildly hapless Edinburgh accountant Gwenllian Maule is surviving....

SuperGirls: Science ...

Leia is back, Lego has female scientists – by making our voices heard we can open up the world for our girls.

THE AMAZINGLY UNCANNY SFSW COMICS COLUMN VOL. 8 Jun24

THE AMAZINGLY UNCANN...

DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK! No, really don’t. Please. It’s been some time, my friends, hasn’t it? Long story short – I lost about a month of edits to my novel OF FATES CONVERGED (shameless plug!) and need to take a little hiatus from these columns to basically redo it. After that I was kinda on...

Penny Dreadful Revie...

  Doing a limited series can be tough and if not done right, if not focus and tightly written, it can feel empty and at odds with its condensed format. Not merely leaving us wanting more, as is so often the goal, but scratching our heads wondering what the point was to begin with. This...

How I Found My Femin...

When hearing about the horror that was the Santa Barbara shootings, and the outpouring of grief, fear, fury and, sadly, the disgusting diatribe, that it prompted, I chose to share a little bit of my own story on Facebook, in the hope it would make sense of some of the media storm that surrounded the shootings. Although I could never comment on or even fully understand the horrors that happened, I felt I could be honest about how they made me feel. This prompted further stories from others and even argument, but it began to make me realise that I could be more honest about my stance and my experiences.

Penny Dreadful Revie...

  Being obvious is easy and at time the best we can hope for on crowded and over saturated TV. It is often easier to capture a viewer in a moment if it is in ones face and familiar then is it to do something more subtle. This is unfortunately, what happened last week when the episode was...

SuperSpeak: An Inter...

We are overjoyed to welcome NYT bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton to Searching for SuperWomen today! She is the author of the hugely successful Merry Gentry series as well as the long-running Anita Blake series, and she is widely recognized as being one of the founders of present urban...

Nelvana of Kugluktuk: Canada’s SuperWoman May30

Nelvana of Kugluktuk...

Editor’s Note: Today we get to share a very special article with you all about Nelvana, Canada’s first SuperWoman. We are incredibly excited and thankful to Hope Nicholson for sharing her work with us, and we hope you’ll enjoy learning about this very special superhero!...

SuperGirls: Beyond D...

In a world where girls need super role models, where has Leia gone?

Penny Dreadful Revie...

  To say the pilot was a little rough maybe an understatement to say this follow-up episode is far better gives me hope for the rest of the series. While the show does continue with it’s somewhat flat and a touch overly modern take on a Victorian horror there were some rather good bright...

Game of Thrones: Sea...

Well we’re just over halfway through one of the most intoxicating series on TV. Game of Thrones season 4 has thrown everything it has at us, and still manages to surprise. For the hardcore fans of the books, you’ll be forgiven for being a little thrown by this season; for a franchise that has been pretty true to the original so far, we’ve taken a bit of a diversion in the last couple of episodes that no one saw coming.

Penny Dreaful Review...

  Have you ever wondered what the Amoral B-team of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen would look like? Well if you haven’t but now think that sounds like an amazing idea then this might be the show to watch. Penny Dreadful pulls its name from the 19th century British publications that...

Invisible Man and Wo...

It’s with great pleasure I bring you this thought-provoking guest post from Katie Collins, submitted for our Year of SuperWomen anniversary month.  *** It seemed too good to be true. The cover was glossy and inviting, sitting temptingly on the shelf next to all the serious history...

Happy Anniversary to Us! May07

Happy Anniversary to...

A year ago, we got together and launched this site. Since then, we’ve started a YouTube channel. A book club. Online RPGs and lots of Winchester talk. We’ve seen the creation of the Veronica Mars movie and several new shows come on the scene. We’ve gone from 1,000 views in a...

Salem Review: The Vo...

  One of the things that intrigued me, amongst the wave of early American televisions series that are popping up, is that Salem looked to divert from the norm. It was, as I rightly assumed, was to be more of an interpretation of events then just a bland retelling of the known story....

Game of Thrones: Sea...

Here’s the thing about Game of Thrones. It’s totally and ridiculously addictive. Whether you start watching the programme or reading the books, at some point you will find yourself switching between the two, arguing about the Targaryan conspiracy theory and muttering valar morghulis under your breath at anyone that annoys you.