Geek Girl Of The Week: Bonnie Burton

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Who: Bonnie Burton

Type of Geek: Jedi-Master Fangirl

Ever since migrating to Lucasfilm in 2003 to become an online content developer, Bonnie Burton’s name has become synonymous with Star Wars and all-things Wookiee. Not only does she run the Kids section of, but she’s also build a lucrative craft career centered around the sci-fi saga and penned two how-to books, You Can Draw Star Wars and The Star Wars Craft Book.

However, there’s a lot more to Burton’s fangirl glory than her work in the Galactic Empire. She also founded one of the first female-centric pop-culture websites,, and wrote about mean girls—long before Tina Fey, mind you—in her essential read Girls Against Girls: Why We Are Mean To Each Other And How We Can Change.

To read more about other Fangirl Goddesses like Bonnie, pre-order your copy of Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, And Other Misfits Are Taking Over The World.

One Response to “Geek Girl Of The Week: Bonnie Burton”
  1. SDcomicconFAN says:

    Loved your gig at Comic Con…Star Wars Art…the kids came home and made many, many, (yes many) more Yoda’s and young Jedi crafts!

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Leslie is the author of Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World, out now through It Books. She is also the author of Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes and co-author of Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.