Alyssa Mendoza

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Young Adult
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Heartless by Marissa Meyer

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Alyssa at Santa Clara City Library Con
From mind-blowing cosplays to a familiar local author, find out why Santa Clara City Library Con is giving you another reason to love libraries! Welcome to another episode of Fangirls Unleashed! In this episode we'll be exploring the Santa Clara City Library (SCCL) Con, which is the perfect mash-up in our opinion of library life with geek culture. We're back and it was definitely bigger and better than ever. Couldn't make it to this free event? Don't worry, we've got the top highlights plus a vlog of this con for you! 1. Author SCCL outdid themselves by inviting author and...Read more...
Alyssa and Stephanie
Young adult authors, bay area bloggers and an exclusive interview oh my! Welcome young adult fanatics to another episode of Fangirls Unleashed! I, Alyssa, attended the 2nd annual Bloggers <3 Authors event hosted at Books Inc., an awesome independent bookstore in Santa Clara. Addie, being a librarian, was unable to attend due to teensReach . But don't worry, I made sure to get her a signed copy of Tamara Ireland Stone's newest book, Little Do We Know . No fangirl left behind! The Bloggers <3 Authors event is unique in that young adult authors, bay area bloggers, and an independent...Read more...
Silicon Valley Comic Con
San Jose is once again overtaken by Silicon Valley Comic Con for the 3rd exciting year in the row! Welcome fellow nerds and geeks to a very special edition of Fangirls Unleashed, where we're collaborating with our fellow blogger, Jessica! If you're into graphic novels and pop culture, she's the blogger for you. This last month we attended the 3rd annual Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), created by Steve Wozniak and Stan Lee. What sets this Con apart from others is the unique combination of Hollywood with science and technology. There's something for every here, from artist alley to celebrities...Read more...
Silicon Valley Comic Con art featuring Steve Wozniak
From celebrities to video game giants and a coupon code, we're giving you a preview of Silicon Valley Comic Con 2018! Cosplayers, geeks, and tech nerds rejoice! In less than a month, San Jose will be hosting the 3rd annual Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC) . The brain child of Steve Wozniak and Stan Lee, what separates this con from countless others is the mash-up of pop culture with science and technology. Did we also mention that we have a coupon code? Just another reason to love the San Jose Public Library! Already excited to attend? You can scroll down...Read more...
Addie and Alyssa
From creative cosplays to family friendly activities, HVFF is great for all ages! Welcome to another episode of Fangirls Unleashed, where we attended Heroes and Villians Fanfest (HVFF) for the second year in a row! HVFF celebrates the stars from the big screen to the small, with stars from hit TV shows and movies such as Arrow , Legends of Tomorrow and Guardians of the Galaxy . This is definitely one of the more intimate cons that we have been to in terms of size, which means that we can take our time exploring the convention and not rushing from...Read more...
Addie and Alyssa at a comic con
From making fun crafts to being invited as Official Guests, Year 2 at the Santa Clara City Library Comic Con was a blast! Greetings everyone! After a summer-long hiatus, we’re back with another episode of Fangirls Unleashed. This time we’re presenting to you the Santa Clara City Library (SCCL) Comic Con. We attended it last year at their inaugural Con, and we left with it becoming one of our Top 3 favorite Comic Cons in the Bay Area. Without further ado, let us give you our Top 4 Highlights of the SCCL Comic Con! 1. Crafts The crafts at this...Read more...
Addie and Alyssa at Fanime
From meeting movie-quality cosplayers to rocking out at MusicFest, Fanimecon 2017 was better than ever. Welcome to another Fangirls Unleashed series, where we once again attended Fanimecon for the second year in a row. Fanime is Northern California’s largest anime convention and is held in our beloved downtown San Jose during Memorial Day weekend. Couldn't make it? No problem! Below we’ve got the Top 5 Highlights of Fanime to beat those FOMO (fear of missing out) blues. 1. Artist Alley Artwork is a huge component of Fanime, and everywhere you look, there were loads of people carrying bags of artwork...Read more...
Addie and Alyssa at Yallwest 2017
From meeting our favorite authors to feeling empowered after attending panels, Yallwest 2017 was greater than ever. Welcome to another Fangirls Unleashed series, where we headed to Santa Monica for the third year in a row to attend the Yallwest Book Festival. We have attended Yallwest since the very beginning, and we have seen it grow exponentially year after year. Yallwest is a young adult and middle grade book festival that hosts some of the world’s most popular authors in the reading world, with this year’s fantastic guests including Cassandra Clare and Chris Colfer among many others. It is one...Read more...
Addie and Alyssa at SVCC
From admiring cosplayers to seeing San Jose Public Library thrive, we’ve got the top 5 highlights of Silicon Valley Comic Con for you! Fangirls Unleashed has recently survived and enjoyed the technological and entertainment filled Silicon Valley Comic Con version 2.017. This year’s con was definitely bigger than last year’s , with over 65,000 attendees getting their geek on. We’ve spent the entire weekend at the con and we’ve got the Top 5 highlights of this year’s Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017. 1.Science, science and more science Do you love robots? Maybe exploring space is more your taste? If you...Read more...
Zero waste products
From bringing your own tumbler to save money at coffee shops to using a safety razor instead of disposable ones, these Zero Waste Swaps will help you celebrate Earth Day on a trash free note.Read more...