I’ve Been Paired! What is IGGPPC?

Written by Randi on September 11th, 2014 at 6:33 PM

The International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club, or IGGPPC, is just that. It’s a place for geeks to find other geeks and mail each other cool geek stuff. This idea is brilliant and I’m happy that they are around. Here is the manifesto that I’ve just discovered today and thought was just the cutest thing.

When you sign up, you’ll be put into a house based on your age group. I’m in House Quinn. REPRESENT! Then on the 15th of every month, you can sign up for the next round of pair ups. I had tried to get paired previously but despite emailing my match, they never responded. The girls at IGGPPC are really good at pairing geeks from what I can tell. I signed up last month for this round and was paired today and my match and I are getting along great! Her name is Sam and she’s from Alabama. We have a lot in common and I can’t wait to send her some awesome stuff.

I’ve never had a Pen PalĀ before and I’m so excited! This is my first time, but I hope to snag at least one more Pen Pal in the future. For right now, though, I’m going to focus on this one and send her some awesome things and these post cards that I bought from Word to your Unicorn on Etsy.



Their forum has activities and ways to communicate with other geeks who aren’t your Pen Pal. I missed out on their Summer Camp event but Holy Amazeballs Batman, it looked like so much fun. They also have a blog that has giveaways and other really awesome useful posts like DIY projects, IGGPPC events, How to Become a Better Pen PalĀ and so much more.

Check it out if you have a moment and if you feel your life is lacking awesomeness, sign up to be paired!

3 Responses to “I’ve Been Paired! What is IGGPPC?”

  • Desiree says:

    I love that I found this community last month. Since then I’ve been trying to participate in their forums, which weren’t too active until the Summer Camp, and on their twitter hashtag. It’s really helped some of my depression and allowed me to find a new set of friends to follow who share my interests. I don’t feel I’m stuck in the same circle of web friends as I was before.

    I got matched for the first time too this round. My pen pal is from Mexico. I’m hoping to learn a bit more about her.

    • Randi says:

      That’s what I was hoping for, to branch out. I’m not really a “go out and meet new people” kind of person. I’ve found I make more meaningful friends online and this is another way of meeting people without having to worry about what I look like and finding people who know what I’m talking about.

      I’m glad you signed up, too! :D

  • B says:

    I might sign up! I’ve checked it out a few times but never pulled the trigger!

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