Blog your love of Nancy Drew with GeekGirlCon and Her Interactive

GeekGirlCon and Her Interactive present a Nancy Drew Blogging Carnival

Seattle, WA- May 2011- Tell us about your first Nancy Drew! Was it a tattered hand-me-down paperback, or a well-worn library book, or maybe a brand-spanking new hardcover received on a special occasion? Or, just maybe, you saved weeks of allowance for a trip to the bookstore. For many of us at GeekGirlCon, Nancy Drew holds a very special place in our hearts and is a formative force in creating our girl-power mindset. GeekGirlCon, a convention celebrating geeky women, and Her Interactive, the developer and publisher of Nancy Drew games, honor Nancy Drew with a blogging carnival this spring. Pay your respect to the classic girl detective and blog about her with us.

It’s easy! GeekGirlCon asks you to write an article, a story, a song, or create fan-art about Nancy Drew during the month of May. Please keep it PG-13. On June 10th, post your creation to your blog. Make sure to send a link to your post to GeekGirlCon’s Online Media Manager, Stephanie Wooten at onlinemedia@geekgirlcon.com. GeekGirlCon will blog about the carnival including a list of links we received from participants.

To have your link included in the GeekGirlCon blog post, you must remember to send your link to onlinemedia@geekgirlcon.com by 8 p.m. PST on June 10, 2011. Please note, GeekGirlCon reserves the right to exclude any content deemed inappropriate from the final list of contributors posted on GeekGirlCon.com.

Among the bloggers will be GeekGirlCon staff and volunteers celebrating our favorite teen sleuth. GeekGirlCon and Her Interactive believe that Nancy Drew is not a girl of the past, but one of the future. The legacy of Nancy Drew lives on as we introduce Nancy Drew books to our daughters, nieces, and family friends. And now, thanks to Her Interactive, we can give interactive games.

Her Interactive recently launched its first Nancy Drew app, Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch, which is available on the App Store for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Part game and part story, this interactive gamebook app lets players decide how the story unfolds as they play games and solve mysteries, both big and small. In Shadow Ranch, everyone’s favorite teen detective is off on a new sleuthing adventure, complete with all the twists and turns readers – and game players – have come to love in a Nancy Drew mystery. But in this app adventure, both reading and game play are critical to solving the mystery. And, there’s more than one way to solve this mystery.

“With our new Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries apps, we’re melding the elements of a great mystery novel with the interactive experience of a video game to introduce a story-based gamebook,” says Megan Gaiser, CEO of Her Interactive. “You’re no longer just reading a Nancy Drew mystery; you’re fully engaged and influencing how the mystery unfolds as you play the story.”

Girls are often not a priority for the game industry. With so many titles actively made for or are targeted to boys and men, it is not surprising that adolescent and teen girls are an untapped market. But Her Interactive is leveling the playing field. The award-winning Nancy Drew game series created and produced by Her Interactive provides characters, story lines, and games designed to appeal directly to teen girls.

About GeekGirlCon

GeekGirlCon is a Seattle nonprofit dedicated to promoting awareness of and celebrating the contribution and involvement of women in the sciences, science fiction, comics, gaming, and related Geek culture. The first ever GeekGirlCon will be October 8-9, 2011 at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms. See GeekGirlCon.com for more details and our list of special guests.

Find GeekGirlCon on Twitter @GeekGirlCon or Facebook.

About HerInteractive

Her Interactive is the leading mystery-maker and pioneer of fun and inspiring interactive mystery adventures played by females, young and old. The company, with 23 awards to its name, designs, develops and publishes high-quality, mystery adventure games and is the world leader in the mystery gaming category. Her Interactive’s Nancy Drew games have sold more than 8 million units with each game surpassing sales of the prior. This success, in part, is buoyed by the ever-increasing numbers of girls and women becoming avid game players. Nancy Drew players now include moms who have introduced their daughters to the girl detective, making her one of history’s longest-running iconic figures spanning generations. As the number-one PC mystery franchise, since 2004, the Nancy Drew series has outsold Harry Potter, Myst, and Tomb Raider.

More information about the company and the Nancy Drew games can be found at www.herinteractive.com. Find Her Interactive on Facebook or follow Her Interactive on Twitter @HerInteractive.

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Contact GeekGirlCon:
Kiri Callaghan
pr@geekgirlcon.com

Contact Her Interactive:
Jared M. Nieuwenhuis, 206.399.3406
jared@herinteractive.com

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