For November, the Geek Girl Brunch Ft. Lauderdale Chapter celebrated the great debate of superhero/ super villain/ comic book fandom: DC vs. Marvel. November’s brunch was held at Tap 42 in Ft. Lauderdale (a much more popular brunch spot than even we knew!).
A couple of new brunchettes joined the party, Emily, Katia, and Ana, while a handful of our more seasoned brunchettes topped-off the intimate brunch.
Repping DC and Marvel both, the goody bags this month included items from Beckadoodles (Etsy) including the cutest My Little Ponies/ Superheroes mashup ever and the most adorable interpretations of DC and Marvel rivalries – Batman vs. Superman, and Iron Man vs. Captain America. Thanks to J. Lynn Paper Co. (Etsy) for her as-usually-perfect Guardians of the Galaxy and Wonder Woman magnetic bookmarks and Avengers sticker sheets. Watercolor superhero prints from Color My Kids Room (Etsy) featured a variety of superheores from Batgirl and Robin to Black Panther and Storm.
Officer Aurora provided some Justice League, Pitch Perfect, and Spirit movie swag to fill up each of our bags, along with Spider-man: Homecoming full-sized movie posters for anyone who wanted to take one home. Raffle items included an Arrow graphic novel set, a Batman graphic novel set, Civil War nesting dolls, Suburbicon lunchbox swag, a Captain America mug, and much more.
With such an intimate group, everyone was a winner.
Looking Ahead to 2018
Our chapter kicked off the month of November by daily reveals of our 2018 brunch themes and planned meet-ups. The officers worked hard to come up with interesting, exciting, and broad categories of fandoms so that all our brunchettes could find something to celebrate each and every month. For those of us new to some of these themes, we’re looking forward to how our brunchettes will employ the themes in their outfits or how we (the officers) will use the themes to guide our swag, prizes, and location scouting.
Brunch Themes and Dates
- January 14: Gaming Girls Brunch
- February 11: Fandoms that Need Love Galentines Brunch
- March 11: Fantasy Fan Brunch
- April 8: Anime & Kawaii Madness Brunch
- May 20: Geek Girl Comics
- June 10: Geek Girls in Space
- July 8: Ant-man & The Wasp Movie Brunch
- August 12: Make & Take Geek Crafts Brunch
- September 16: Crazy Cat Lady Brunch
- October 14: Haunted Mansion Murder Mystery Brunch
- November 11: 90’s Toons November Brunch
- December 9: Sherlocked by British TV Brunch
Casual Meet-ups (open to guests)
- February 18: Black Panther Sunday movie matinee
- March 16: Cupcake Burlesque’s Fabulous Breasts & Where to Find Them
- April 21-22: Hatsume Fair at Morikami
- May 12: Avengers: Infinity War Saturday movie matinee
- June 3: Deadpool 2 Sunday movie matinee
- July TBD: Florida Supercon meet-up
- December 23: Aquaman Sunday movie matinee