Monday, July 2, 2012

SDCC: Her Universe panel announced

Geek girl clothier Her Universe and founder Ashley Eckstein will be in attendance at Comic Con International, that you already know. What you may not know is that they're having a panel presentation too; and it's one just for the (geek) girls.

The special panel presentation bears the title "Are You a Geek Girl Trendsetter?" and promises that it's one you won't want to miss! Taking place in room 25abc on Saturday the 14th, the panel will be helmed by a group of experts from the worlds of fashion and sci-fi- and they're not just there for show either.

These top buyers, designers, creators, and actresses will be giving advice to geek girls on how to create and maintain their own looks and style. Ashley (famously known as the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars) was inspired by the NBC show Fashion Star to put the group togethe for Comic Con. The goal is to basically give sci-fi and comic fangirls a little inside fashion info of their own so they can look their best 24/7.

Fans are encouraged to attend in their geek fashion best to get some feedback and commentary from the experts... and maybe even get in on a little MTV Geek SDCC coverage.
Girls are asked to attend the panel in their own custom made or styled everyday geek/sci-fi inspired outfits and accessories. Up to 30 girls on a first come, first served basis will have the opportunity to show their outfits before our expert panel. Each panelist will then choose two girls who truly impressed them with their overall design and flair to become finalists. Panelists will give their feedback and advice to the finalists and they will then choose a first, second and third place winner, each of whom will receive a special prize. The panel will be filmed by MTV Geek as part of their Comic-Con coverage.
So who's on the panel? It's actually a pretty impressive lineup:
Tarina Tarantino - World renowned designer whose jewelry, handbag, cosmetic and lifestyle collections can be found in the best luxury fashion stores internationally as well as her own trademark boutiques.

Ed Labay - Senior Buyer/Licensed Apparel for leading music and pop culture fashion retailer, Hot Topic, who helps determine the fashion trends for fanboys and fangirls through the chain's more than 600 stores.

Courtney Lear – Social Media Manager for Hot Topic and self-proclaimed geekette who has her finger on the pulse of the fanboy and fangirl communities online.

Clare Grant - Actress (Robot Chicken and Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and producer and founder of Team Unicorn, a multi-media production team of fangirls whose videos have been seen by millions.

Bonnie Burton - Author and creator of the Star Wars Craft Book and geek girl extraordinaire.
Also very cool is that Ashley's costar on The Clone Wars, Catherine Taber (who voices Padme Amidala) will also be on hand. She'll be acting as a special guest co-host for the proceedings.

Her Universe is more than just a panel though, if you haven't heard of the company (which you should have if you read this sit regularly, so shame on you) they offer a terrific line of sci-fi branded clothing and accessories- just for girls and women. It's an idea whose time is way more than due since science fiction and comic books boast an ever growing legion of female fans.

To get some of your own apparel, click on the website, or head to booth 2913-F (that's in the Lucasfilm pavillion- there's some cred for you).