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January Geek About Town!

Is trying new things on your New Year’s resolution list? With our Geek About Town list, you can ring in 2017 by exploring some of these events around the Seattle area!

Tuesday Jan. 3 and Tuesday Jan. 17: All Geeks, All Games

  • 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Mox Bellevue
  • All Geeks, All Games is an event developed by Mox Boarding House to celebrate and promote diversity and inclusiveness in the local gaming community. Everyone is welcome to come by and play board games, play Magic the Gathering, miniature gaming, and more! The event is completely Free!
The Tournament Room!

Mox’s Tournament Room!

Thursday Jan. 5: David Jaewon Oh’s Combatants

  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Jan. 5 is opening night at Pioneer Square’s Gallery4Culture, but the exhibition runs through Jan. 26.
  • David Jaewon Oh’s Combatants captures the strength and honesty of women in combat sports. The sights and sounds of the often male-dominated gyms where they train come to life in this series of intimate photographic portraits that explore personal identity and gender roles.

Ashli Blow
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Did you love GeekGirlCon? Become a sponsor!

Oh, what a wonderful GeekGirlCon!

More than 11,000 attendees came through our con to experience our expansive new floor of exhibitors, a collection of diverse panels, and, of course, the fabulous cosplay contest.

Sights from GeekGirlCon 2016! Credit from left to right: Twitter user @SunbreakGames; Twitter user @SammusMusic, Twitter user @TheYooner.

Sights from GeekGirlCon 2016! (Credit from left to right: Twitter user @SunbreakGames; Twitter user @SammusMusic, Twitter user @TheYooner.)

GeekGirlCon 2016 is in the books, but for many it is still in our hearts as an incredible weekend as we share our favorite con moments with friends and family.

Ashli Blow
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Featured contributors: Cosplay extraordinaires Li Kovacs, Pisara, Cheyenne Jaz Wise

From left to right: Li Kovacs, Pisara, Cheyenne Jaz Wise

From left to right: Li Kovacs, Pisara, Cheyenne Jaz Wise

Where do you draw your inspiration from when cosplaying?

When at GeekGirlCon, make sure to share your cosplay with us on social with #GGC2016! AND elevate your craft by learning from some of these lovely featured contributors who are sharing their fandom, expertise, and passion at GeekGirlCon 2016!

Ashli Blow
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Featured contributors: Pixar creators and engineers at GeekGirlCon

Pixar Animation Studios will showcase a variety of women within the studio ranging from animators to engineers

Pixar Animation Studios will showcase a variety of women within the studio ranging from animators to engineers.

Did Inside Out and Up melt your heart? Laugh endlessly during Monsters University and Finding Dory? Just have an overall appreciation and love for Pixar?

If you answered “yes” to one or all of those questions: prepare to be delighted by this fleet of featured contributors speaking and hanging out during GeekGirlCon.

Ashli Blow
“Rock On!”

You can help in making GeekGirlCon a sustainable organization

A GeekGirlCon volunteer at Washington State Conference Center in Seattle, Washington during Con in October 2015. Photo by Danny Ngan

A GeekGirlCon volunteer at Washington State Conference Center in Seattle, Washington during Con in October 2015. Photo by Danny Ngan

We love the geeky things we do.

It’s why GeekGirlCon is powered by a 100% passionate, volunteer-run organization (and 501c3 nonprofit) dedicated to putting on a fantastic con that celebrates women in science, tech, gaming, comics, and all other geekdoms. Take a look in this infographic at what we had going on last year!

Ashli Blow
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From Iron to Amazonian: Individual Sponsorship opportunities available

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Did you know you can be a sponsor of GeekGirlCon for as little as $5 a month? And that sponsors get sweet benefits?

Join GeekGirlCon as we continue to build a fun and welcoming community that helps women, girls, and their supporters understand and promote the role of women in geek culture!

From Iron to Amazonian, check out the individual sponsor tier below to see if one is right for you. Click here to become a sponsor.

Individual Sponsor Benefits

Click here to donate for individual sponsorships. If you’re interested in corporate sponsorships, please contact our sponsorship team at sponsorship@geekgirlcon.com.

 

Ashli Blow
“Rock On!”

Score hotel deals during GeekGirlCon weekend

Hotel Max Classic King Room. Image Source: Hotel Max

Hotel Max Classic King Room. Image Source: Hotel Max

Out of town and attending GeekGirlCon? We’re excited about having you in Seattle at our convention. If you need a place to stay close to the convention center, we have some deals for you — and the best ways to make reservations.

Hotel Max

  • 620 Stewart Street
  • Click here for hotel details.
  • GeekGirlCon Room Rate: $169
  • Includes complimentary WiFi. Valet parking extra (approx $45, no self parking option).

To make reservations: click here.

The Inn at the Washington Athletic Club

  • 1325 Sixth Avenue
  • Click here for hotel details.
  • GeekGirlCon Room Rate: $199
  • includes complimentary WiFi. On-site self or valet parking extra (approx $35/37).
  • To make reservations:
  • Email innreservations@wac.net  or call 800. 275.3775

*Make sure to request the GeekGirlCon group block in order to receive the discounted rate. Do not book online.

Ashli Blow
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