Told in alternating chapters, Queens of Geek follows Charlie and her best friends Taylor and Jamie as they arrive at SupaCon (think San Diego Comic Con) and dive straight into all things fandom. Charlie is a Youtube sensation and upcoming actress who must navigate panels, superfans and the guest experience of a fan convention. Taylor, avid reader, cosplayer and writer, just wants to spend some time with her friends, meet her author lord and build some memories before everything changes and they leave for university. In the four days of the convention, both girls will face challenges, make choices that will shape not just who they are but who they want to be.
This is a light romp that deals with some heavy topics (sexuality, social anxiety & social media) set on the backdrop of conventions, fandom and all things geek. Both narrators feel genuine and the reader can't help but empathize with their individual plights and cheer for their successes. The geek content is very current, with nods to fandoms like Star Wars, Walking Dead, Back to the Future and to famous geeks - like Felicia Day. If you are at all immersed in geek culture, this is a book for you.