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Welcome to the Girl Genius Wiki, a fan-created resource for the fabulous gaslamp fantasy, appearing both in print and as a Hugo-award winning[1] webcomic, produced by Studio Foglio.

This wiki has received official acknowledgment from Kaja Foglio herself!

"It's amazing, and we sometimes use it to look things up when we're in a hurry."

Professoressa Kaja Foglio[2]


Girl Genius is an epic graphic novel set in an alternate-world, Victorianesque Europe thrillingly overrun with Mad Science, published online for free every M-W-F and then in more traditional for-pay dead-tree format. Any entry here may contain spoilers for the current storyline. So if you somehow arrived here first, head over to the first page and start reading! The guy in the bowler hat is Professor Phil Foglio himself.

If you are new to Girl Genius you might want to take a look at this general description of the story and its inspirations. There is a more detailed, but still brief, plot summary available, which does contain spoilers. Also available is an attempt at a comprehensive list of every edition of Girl Genius in print in any form.

News[]

Campaign funded! Congratulations, Kaja and Phil! The campaign for the latest Girl Genius Kickstarter, for An Entertainment In Londinium: A Girl Genius Graphic Novel, has closed. This campaign was funded quickly and reached all of the stretch goals for reprinting volumes 3, 12, and 14. Many additional stretch goals were reached, but the pie-in-the-sky stretch goal at $200,000, which would have allowed the Foglios to print volume 22, The Chronometric Lantern Expedition, at the same time as volume 21, was not. Too bad, but it was always a long shot!

Kaja Foglio has completed her play through of the Adventures in Castle Heterodyne Girl Genius video game. She is starting to stream other games during the same time slot, officially (and, unofficially, whenever she feels like it). Her gaming sessions take place every Wednesday at 6 pm PDT on her channel on Twitch TV. The games she has streamed so far include Terraria, Teslagrad 2, and Breath of the Wild.

The Girl Genius video game, Adventures in Castle Heterodyne was released on September 5 on Steam (for PC, Mac, Linux) and will be out later this winter for the Nintendo Switch.

Phil and Kaja Foglio will be Artist Guests of Honor at the North American Science Fiction Convention in Buffalo, New York, USA (Buffalo NASFic2024) next year: July 18-21, 2024.

A recent volume in the Bloomsbury Comic Studies series (described as consisting of "accessible, authoritative and comprehensive introductions to key topics in the field.") is Webcomics, which uses Girl Genius as the first of its "key texts".

Check the bottom of new pages posted to the Girl Genius website, the Girl Genius FaceBook page, or the Girl Genius Patreon page (behind a paywall) for more up-to-date "Studio News" about the current activities of Studio Foglio.

New Releases[]

The Girl Genius RPG Kickstarter has finished funding! You can still buy the PDF directly.

Kickstarter fulfilment for Sparks and Monsters (volume 6 of Act 2, 19th overall) is nearly complete, and Kaja hopes to have the Backerkit store open soon for anyone who missed the initial campaign.

Queens and Pirates (volume 5 of act 2, 18th overall) has been printed and is available in softcover from the TopatoCo online store and in PDF format from DriveThruComics.

The Girl Genius Novelization is proceeding. The fourth book is available in hard cover, paperback, electronic, and audiobook formats.

References

  1. Congratulations to Kaja Foglio, Phil Foglio, Cheyenne Wright and everyone at Studio Foglio for winning the first three Hugo awards in the Best Graphic Story category: 2009 Hugo for Best Graphic Story of 2008, 2010 Hugo for Best Graphic Story of 2009, 2011 Hugo for Best Graphic Story of 2010
  2. From a passage of text posted below every page of the comic on the Girl Genius website from March 24, 2021 until October 4, 2023. Although the text didn't return, a line of social media icons, including a custom icon for this wiki, started appearing below the comic page on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.



Lab Notes

As of today there are 2,016 dangerous experiments running loose, but there's always room for more. Get out your lab coat and goggles and go mad!


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The fine print

  • This site is not approved by, sponsored by, or affiliated with Studio Foglio, LLC or Airship Entertainment. This site contains portions of images clipped from the comic. Since they found us and linked to us (eeeee!), we hope this means our use of clipped images is "fair". No copyright infringement is intended. (See Copyrights) Of course, as TPU students, we strive for utmost accuracy and being absolutely, positively non-biased in our research on the early life of Agatha Heterodyne. Especially where the powerful, brilliant, perfectly reasonable, charming, dashingly handsome Baron is concerned. (Did we mention reasonable?) Any inaccuracies or omissions are the fault of our textbooks, we swear.
  • If you remember What's New with Phil and Dixie, the guy in the bowler hat may look familiar.
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