Hunsinger discovered Farquharson-Hall was from England and of course began asking her about Spice Girls and the candy Curly Wurly. She co-founded the Geek Girl Pen Pals club which has paired nearly 10,000 girls and guy from around the world - check them out at www. Winning styles pictured above in my blurry phone snap. Long story short, I had asked her to mail me some English goodies, more specifically a few , an English caramel and chocolate delicacy, and she and I promptly agreed that more International girls should meet up in this way. Three years ago, word on the Internet started to spread about a little group called the , where you could sign up to be matched with a new friend who shared similar nerdy interests.
If you have any questions, send us an email. Founded in March 2013 by Leslie Stewart and Emily Farquharson-Hall, the club was designed to bring together the nerd community through shared interests and a love of stationery. The success of the project was immediately evident, as we had 1,000 sign ups in our first 24 hours in business. Honestly, it starts to blur together. You can read my , but it was so much fun going to the fashion show. I bought new inserts for my shoes. People waited in line for hours to get into this thing, and I have to say… it was cool, but not nine-hours-in-line cool.
Saturday morning Meghan and I got up pretty early because we covered some of the off-site events. Volavka said they have a range of ages that participate. Even if you did not sign up for a troop, you could still join in all the webinars, tutorials, and whatnot happening. According to Sparacin, 10 months of the year they pen pals together so anyone interested can between the 15 th and the end of those months. Leslie: It actually never came out of a desire to handwrite long letters, though admittedly that has become an acquired and favorite taste of mine to date.
What is your favorite thing you have received in the mail? Camp received an overwhelmingly positive response. Random photo of the Batmobile is the actual, drive-able vehicle from the movie! People are paired within their age group and each House even has its own common room. Leslie: I am so glad you liked it!!! I also started a new series on everyday cosplay, or using fandom to inspire fashion. We stayed for a while, chatted with some exhibitors and took photos of things for later , and headed out to a networking event. There are just some people you are destined to meet, Leslie was one of them for me.
Leslie is the founder of which connects like minded nerd girls with their pen pal counterparts! This month, we completely redesigned and rebuilt our website and introduced. Come to find out that one of The Hunny's college buddy's was married to Leslie's sister! It is also home to our awesome blog, +5 Charisma. The International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club geekgirlpenpals. When the club first started in 2013, it began as just a form website people could fill out to join. The League of Extraordinary Pen Pals If you really want some fun, then The League of Extraordinary Pen Pals is an amazing website dedicated to making pen pal relationships a long and enjoyable experience. More than 60,000 geek loves have been listed.
The International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club organizes six themed swaps a year like Valentines and Halloween. Here is my bad photo of the full cast. After all of that I was pretty worn out, and I had to get up at 4am on Sunday to catch a flight to North Carolina for the next leg of a whirlwind two weeks. I looked at the screen name and it wasn't the father, who I knew. I obviously have met a lot of the staff.
I did many amazing things. Giammarco had participated in swaps on LiveJournal for craft supplies and candy with girls from around the world, so she thought getting a geeky pen pal from somewhere would be a great experience. A few weeks ago I got to attend San Diego Comic-Con for the first time as press. Start Small Create a free account on , which connects postcard senders around the world. According to Volavka, they have an active 35 and plus group with women in their 40s, 50s and older who participate and find community with others. What to post in this subreddit: Anything that might interest an Iggle or Miggle! Their initial contribution will be forum moderation and helping with organizing projects on the website. Seriously, just following them on social media is so fun, positive and inclusive.
You two would make lovely mail together. Do you like your old-school correspondence with a side of nerd? Who was your first pen pal and are you still connected? The art of letter writing is making a comeback however, and it is doing so in the form of the dreaded pen pal. Hearing our name was very exciting and I can tell you exactly how I reacted. Girls and guys, aged 13 and up, are welcome to join the site, earn achievements, and sign up to be paired with a pen pal on the 15th of every month. According to Hunsinger, people began to want more than just the form site that was available to sign up for a pen pal. I spent a lot of time moving as fast as I could through a throng of 200,000 people trying to make it to appointments on time.
You not only have to wait to be paired, but you have to wait for your letters. There is so much fun to be had at the International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club! The idea for camp actually happened while I was on my honeymoon, so I am not exactly sure how the idea came about, but I just know Emily always has really good ideas, so it is no surprise how her amazing brain works. I messaged Leslie about it and she said it was her niece. Another current staff member, , joined the club in the second round of pen pals once it first started and joined the staff a year later. We were selling pen pals like hot cakes. I made special arrangements to make sure I would be able to watch the live announcements.
Our members are called Iggles and Miggles! We learned so much — it was a baking, sewing, crafting, writing, dancing, super learning experience packed full of fun campy things to do! Fab, the illustrator behind the blog , hosts an annual Secret Penpal Scavenger Hunt—participants find items on a list and send them to their secret pen pal by a designated date. Join a Club is a community for snail mail newbies and veterans alike, where you can share tips for making letters extra special, talk snail mail ideas with like-minded individuals, and even find a pen pal of your own. And she sends some amazing postcards see above. I had a clear view of the stage in fact, seated right behind the judges, I had to work on keeping a neutral face in case one of them was on camera , the production quality was excellent, and the designers themselves put forth some amazing pieces. Until then, have a great week! We both love tea and stickers. According to co-founder Hunsinger, once it was shared on Twitter the club received a thousand people signing up in less than a day, and over the next three days an additional two thousand signed up.