Nerd in the City Book Club

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet
By Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

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If you haven’t had a chance to watch The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, then walk away for about 2 hrs, go watch it, then come back. And once you’ve come to your senses and done that, then you can pick up The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet. Not only for a wonderful story, but also for a continuation of the beloved web series adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Basically a book inspired the series which then inspired the book. Coolest thing ever!

Secret Diary fills in so many of the lovely gaps left by the web series because it comes directly from Lizzie Bennet’s perspective. Not only do you get to hear more about the most awkward dance ever, but you also get to read Darcy’s letter to Lizzie as well as transcripts from vital Darcy centric episodes.

What Ashley Clements brought to the role of Lizzie is captured in the tone of this book. At times it felt like I was watching another webisode. And that made it even more enjoyable!

So basically what I’m trying to say is that this book is delightful and I can’t wait to read Lydia’s forthcoming perspective novel. And see what else Pemberley Digital will come up with in the future.

If you bust through The LBD and this book then I suggest you start on Emma Approved and Frankenstein MD. Once you’re caught up with those, meet back here for more suggestions.

As usual, let me know what you think. Cause I wanna hear all about it! In the meantime, happy reading.

Leaky Con

Yesterday was a very full and eventful day at Leaky Con.

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I simply adore Harry Potter, but I admit, I had an alternate purpose for attending this Con.
I am currently in production on a little web series that I hope to share with you very soon. And wanted to soak up the creative energy of the team from Pemberley Digital. They are doing wonderful things right now in the transmedia department and so I went to hear their panels specifically.

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Head creator and executive producer, Bernie Su and transmedia producer, Alexandra Edwards kicked the day off with a look at how they are integrating classic literature into the modern, digital age.

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Maxwell Glick and Mary Kate Wiles from The Lizzie Bennett Diaries joined them for the next panel to give us a taste of what’s next for Lydia Bennet and Mr. Collins. There’s a reason Lydia Bennett is called The Adorbs!!

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I slipped into the Howarts Alumni panel towards the end to hear from Scarlett Bryne (Pansy Parkinson), Ellie Darcy-Alden (young Lily Evans Potter), Robbie Jarvis (teenaged James Potter), Charlotte Skeoch (Hannah Abbot), and Nick Shrim (Zacharias Smith).
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Next up was the Emma Approved panel with the adorable cast of the hit web series. Bernie Su (executive producer), James Brett Isaacs(Bobby Martin), Dayeanne Hutton (Harriet Smith), Brent Bailey (Alex Knightley) and Joanna Sotomura (Emma Woodhouse herself).
They were too precious for words!!
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Then the cast of Pemberley Digital’s brand new collaboration with PBS, Frankenstein MD. We got to preview the first two episodes of the series and it was amazing. It tells the tale of the adorable Victoria Frankenstein, almost MD played by Anna Lore and her assistant Igor DeLacey played by Steve Zaragoza.

After the Pemberley explosion I had a chance to walk around the Marketplace. And I found many treasures.

I could only make it for one day of the Con, but if you love Harry P. and want to immerse yourself in that world, then Leaky Con is the place for you!!! Get there and geek out. You won’t regret it!!!