Gaming at GeekGirlCon ’14

We have so much gaming at GeekGirlCon ‘14 that if you wanted, you could spend the whole weekend playing–or talking about–games!

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Some of the new games in the GeekGirlCon library!
Image Source: Kristine Hassell

Whether you’re an experienced gamer or have never picked up a die with more than six sides, head down to the gaming area on the lower level for games on demand, and choose from dozens of options: 

For other hands-on gaming action, you could enter one of our tournamants–Love Letter, King of Tokyo, Sushi Go, or our Late Night Nostalgia tournament featuring mystery old-school games. Or attend a workshop: learn to paint your very own miniature at Paint ‘n’ Take, or design a board game from a box of mystery items in the Mystery Box Game Design Challenge.

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Gaming at GeekGirlCon ‘13
Photo by Sayed Alamy via GeekGirlCon Flickr

 

On the more theoretical side, join a panel of local indie game developers to explore how “There is No Fail State: Taking Risks and Telling New Stories Through Indie Games,“ or to learn about “Overcoming Indie Game Obstacles” and how the power to create your own video game vision is at your fingertips. A local interactive fiction writer presents “If You Can Write, You Can Make Games,” which will teach you how to turn your fiction-writing skills into games and interactive stories.

The Lady Planeswalkers Society present two panels on finding a place to call home in the tabletop gaming world: “The All-Girl Game Group Might Be Just What You Need” and “Creating Diversity Playgroups,” and House Valkyries, an all-female fighting group, introduce LARPing and Medieval Combat Sports in “Foam-Fight Like a Girl.”

Finally, if you’re looking to break into the world of video game development, our Connections room and Connections panels have something to offer you. Staff from local developer ArenaNet will present a panel on “Hiring in Gaming,’ and the company will have its own table in the Connections room. Also check out the DigiPen Institute of Technology for info on undergraduate and graduate degrees to help you launch your career.

 Written by GeekGirlCon Copywriter Winter Downs.

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