2014 Programming Call for Submissions
- A professional in a geeky industry?
- An astrophysicist or mathematician?
- The owner of your own geeky business?
- An expert about the history of women in gaming?
- Have a unique perspective to share about being a woman in the sciences, horror, comics, television, film, robotics, costuming, or stunt industries?
- An artist or illustrator?
- A pop culture “herstorian” or cultural critic?
If you said “yes” to any or all of the above, we invite you to submit a proposal to present or moderate a panel for GeekGirlCon 2014.
GeekGirlCon strives to feature informative and entertaining programming on topics ranging from geek lifestyle issues to the sciences to popular culture. We are looking for engaging and thought-provoking proposals from professionals for panels and presentations on various topics. (Click on “Topic Ideas” below for suggestions.) Feel free to propose something we didn’t think of! Previous con programming is available for perusing programming sessions we’ve accepted in the past.
- Women in science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM)
- Women in robotics
- Women characters and creators in comic books, literature, film, and television
- Pop culture scholarship
- Women in gaming (Tabletop, Board, Console, PC)
- Women in horror
- Diversity in genre – including race, ethnicity, class, gender, ability, sex, and sexuality
- Crafty or geeky businesses
- Cosplayer or Crossplay
- Women in Stunt Work
- Women writers (and men writing great geeky female characters)
- Women artists and illustrators
- Women in science fiction and fantasy
- Fandom and community
- Women’s history in geeky popular culture, science, and technology
- Women in Anime/Manga
- Women in Pop Culture Publishing
- YA authors with Strong Female Protagonists
- Geek Girl Pioneers in Fandom and Community
- Documentary filmmakers
- Web series producers
- Geeky Charities
- Women mentoring each other and our geeky little sisters
- Hackers and Programmers
- LED/Tech Fashion
- Kids programming (Puppets, Cosplay for Kiddies, Storytime, Easy Crafts or Illustration)
- Social Justice Issues and Geekdom (Including Cons and Race, Harassment, Gender, visible and invisible disabilities, etc.)
- Geek Lifestyle Topics (i.e. Parenting, Dating, Overcoming Social Anxiety, etc.)
- Sporty Geeks
- Career-focused sessions or talks (How to pitch, negotiate, interview; where to train, how to find a mentor, opportunities, etc.)
To be considered for acceptance, proposal submissions must reflect the mission of the convention– to promote, celebrate, educate, mentor, encourage, and empower the female geek – and should make an effort towards inclusivity.
We are interested in:
- mentoring sessions
- roundtable discussions from women and men in geeky professions.
There must be an understanding that these topics be addressed with a women-centric and woman-positive focus, with attention to issues of diversity.
GeekGirlCon is committed to representing women geeks of all ages, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, creeds, physical and mental abilities, and familial statuses. Proposals must reflect this commitment as well.
Submissions are open until 11:59pm PST on May 31, 2014. Past participation in programming is not a guarantee of acceptance for 2014. We are looking to diversify our programming from previous years, so be innovative! Accepted panels will receive discounted passes for themselves and any additional panelists for the entire weekend.
If you are interested in proposing a panel or presentation please fill out the submission form.