What we're about
This is a meetup for nerdy women and nonbinary folx to geek out, have fun, and support one another!
It should go without saying, but since it doesn't yet: we enthusiastically welcome transgender women. We also enthusiastically welcome nonbinary folx whose experience with gender has included being treated as a woman, whether or not they identify that way, to ensure a baseline experience with and empathy for the way those perceived as women are othered in nerdy circles.
BANG is a diverse group, and members tend to have an interest in any of the following:
Comics | Graphic Novels
Gaming | Tabletop Roleplaying Games, Boardgames, Video Games
Anime | Manga
Sci-Fi | Fantasy
Cosplay | Dressing up
No match up top? How about these:
Baking, Knitting, Writing, Karaoke, crafty DIY ladies, Makeup, Graphic Design, Web Development, Interior Design, Science and Engineering, Cartoons, Activism/Hacktivism, Geek Feminism.
Due to cis boys and solicitors joining the group, it is now private and memberships will now have to be approved. Don't worry! As long as you're a real person and write a few of your nerdy interests in your profile, you'll be fine for approval.
~April & the organizing team
Info about the group can be found here: http://whatis.bayareanerdgirls.com/
Official Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bay-Area-Nerd-Girls/179485992133168)
BANG Facebook forum (http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_209401492405764&ap=1) (Approved BANG members only)