Never give up on your dreams, and never let anyone tell you that what you love is inconsequential or useless or a waste of time. Because if you love it? If that OTP or children’s card game or abridged series or YA book or animated series makes you happy?
That is never a waste of time. Because in the end we’re all just a bunch of weirdos standing in front of other weirdos, asking for their username.” – Geekerella, Ashley Poston
Initial Thoughts: About a week ago, I just so happened to drive past a comic convention. People with bright purple wigs strolled along merrily with people dressed as Jedi knights. Although I have never been to a convention, I can imagine just how fun it would be to participate in events related to a movie, t.v. series, video game (and so on) that you absolutely adore. We all have our own “inner Geek” inside of us. While reading Geekerella by: Ashley Poston, I almost wish I could’ve gone to the convention.
Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.
Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.
Danielle “Elle” Wittimer’s world revolves around Starfield, her favorite television show of all time. She is not just a fan, she is a superfan who knows every single miniscule detail about Carmindor and his crew. Online, Elle is an opinionated blogger with a cult following. In real life, she is a nobody, and is constantly bullied by her twin stepsisters and her snobbish stepmother. Elle cannot wait for the day when she can leave her old life behind and begin anew. For now, she works in a vegan food truck, The Magic Pumpkin, and bides her time. When a film reboot of Starfield is announced, along with a cosplay contest at ExcelsiCon Elle is ecstatic. Just one problem, how is she going to convince her Starfield-hating stepmother to let her go?