FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Much has been made of the emergence of the "geek girl culture," but two companies have long known that women who are passionate geeks have always been there. Her Universe, a female-focused clothing company, and ThinkGeek, an online retailer of all things geek, work together to provide that audience products befitting their unique style.
ThinkGeek and Her Universe have just announced a "Year of the Fan Girl" contest that kicks off October 1, inviting fans to submit their STAR TREK themed t-shirt designs for the chance to win $500 and have their design printed by Her Universe and sold by ThinkGeek. To learn more about the contest, please visit http://www.thinkgeek.com/contests/her-universe/.
The two companies have a partnership based on mutual knowledge of their audience. ThinkGeek, currently ranked #180 on the Internet Retailer 500 list, has loyal and dedicated fans and Her Universe has continually provided unique and stylish female friendly designs in a world where the norm was a basic cut t-shirt. Her Universe was founded by actress Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and her partner, The Araca Group.
"The Year of the Fan Girl is a campaign celebrating female fans," said Eckstein. "We have so many budding designers with incredible talent and ideas, and I wanted to give fan girls a platform to design professionally for Her Universe. I am thrilled to be partnering with ThinkGeek and STAR TREK for this exciting contest!"
Since 2011, Her Universe has been creating exclusive shirts for ThinkGeek that include designs from Star Wars, Doctor Who and STAR TREK. Steve Zimmermann, ThinkGeek's Talking Head, states, "The more mainstream that 'geek' becomes, the more opportunity we have to bring fans, both men and women, what they want. Working with Her Universe has been a great opportunity."
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ThinkGeek, a wholly owned subsidiary of Geeknet, Inc. (NASDAQ: GKNT), is the premier retailer for the global geek community. Since 1999, ThinkGeek has sought to provide tech, gadget, and toy-obsessed communities with all the things that geeks crave. ThinkGeek was founded to serve the distinct needs and interests of technology professionals and enthusiasts and today has grown to become the first choice for innovative and imaginative products that appeal to the geek in everyone. Would you like to know more? Check out thinkgeek.com.
About Her Universe Her Universe was launched in 2009 by actress and entrepreneur Ashley Eckstein, and her partner, The Araca Group - a renowned live entertainment producing, music merchandising and screen printing company with over 250 dedicated employees and operations around the world. Her Universe was created to directly address the expanding market of female fans by entering into its first agreement with Lucas Licensing to develop and produce a line of female-centered Star Wars apparel and accessories. The success of that line was followed up with a collection for the Syfy network including such shows as Battlestar Galactica and with BBC Worldwide for Doctor Who, CBS Consumer Products for STAR TREK and AMC for The Walking Dead. You can learn more about Her Universe and purchase the current line of fan girl apparel and accessories by going to www.heruniverse.com and by following Eckstein on Facebook (facebook.com/HerUniverse) and Twitter (twitter.com/HerUniverse).