The Kickstarter project The Secret Loves of Geek Girls – having raised over $120,000 of its original $37,000 goal – has now found a home at Dark Horse Comics.
The book is a combination of mostly original nonfiction text stories and comics, celebrating the tales from both sides of geekdom – telling tales of love, dating, and sex. “These are the stories we bond over when we get together at a comic con, play video games, and marathon Star Trek,” said editor Hope Nicholson in a release from Dark Horse Comics. “They are stories about the loves of our lives (both real and fictional!), and our embarrassing moments as we grow and learn more about the complex worlds of love and dating, especially as they relate to our fandom obsessions.”
Approximately 250 pages, The Secret Loves of Geek Girls features over fifty creators, including award-winning author Margaret Atwood, Kate Leth of The Valkyries and Kate or Die, and a forward by Bitch Planet‘s Kelly Sue DeConnick. The stories include what it’s like being a trans woman trying to figure out romantic and sexual inclinations, how fandom lets us say what we feel to those closest to us, and more.
The book will be available to purchase at your nearest comic book (or general book) store in October of this year. For more information about the book, visit the Kickstarter campaign website.
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