GeekGirlCon Basics

GeekGirlCon Basics

At our two-day convention on September 30 and October 1, 2017, GeekGirlCon sets up an inclusive environment in the heart of downtown Seattle to celebrate every geek and honor the legacy of women contributing to science and technology; comics, arts, and literature; game play and game design; and beyond.

 

 

Friday, September 29
Saturday, September 30 Sunday, October 1
  • Registration 9am–8pm
  • Exhibits 10am–6pm
  • Gaming (Lower Level) 10am–10pm
  • Panels and Events 10am–9pm
  • DIY Science Zone 9:30am–6pm
  • Registration 9am–3pm
  • Exhibits 10am–5pm
  • Gaming (Lower Level) 10am–7pm
  • Panels and Events 10am–7pm
  • DIY Science Zone 9:30am–2:30pm

Location

Find GeekGirlCon at the Washington State Convention Center’s conference center building. You can find the entrance on Pike Street and 8th Avenue. More information is available on our Venue page.

Registration at GeekGirlCon 2016 at Washington State Convention Center: The Conference Center. Photo by James McDaniel.

GeekGirlCon’s programming, exhibitors, and gaming tables are located on four floor levels in more than a dozen rooms. You can find floor maps in your programming guide that you pick up at registration, and you can check it out here.

 

Accessibility

We want to make GeekGirlCon a super-cool experience filled with excitement, education, and fun for all. We strive to create an event that works for all our attendees. We think inclusively about the range of needs, employ best practices to continually review our spaces, improve as we are able, and learn from our mistakes. Read about some of the features and resources available at GeekGirlCon to make a comfortable space for everyone.

Panels and Workshops

Each year our programming content is a mix of community-organized submissions and staff-curated content, including content featuring industry guests. Look for panels on a variety of topics, as well as workshops to get hands-on.

 

Panel from GeekGirlCon 2016’s panel: Magic, Music, & Friendship: Steven Universe.
Photo by Danny Ngan.

Exhibitors

A journey through GeekGirlCon’s Exhibitor Hall, you will find vendors with collectibles, comics, geek wear, prints, and so much more. In years’ past vendors showed off their custom-made TARDIS clocks, Lego earrings, glowing cat ears, LARPing gear, wands … we could go on.

 

Cosplayer in the exhibitor hall. [GeekGirlCon ’16 at Washington State Conference Center. Photo by Danny Ngan.]

Gaming

Every year, the gaming team puts together an entire floor of wonder—working hard in meeting the high standards set in previous years to bring the joy and discovery of storytelling, role-playing, worldbuilding, painting, strategizing, and exploration.

Look for industry-hosted tabletop games, RPGs hosted by our game masters, a wide variety of console gaming, and a full schedule of workshops PLUS more unannounced projects.

 

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

GeekGirlCon 2015  gaming floor at Washington State Conference Center in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Danny Ngan.

BTW:  If you need a break, find a quiet corner or pop up to Introvert Alley on Level 1 where you can just sit. And not talk.

Photo Ops and Signings

Several of our Featured Contributors will be available for photo ops and signings throughout the weekend on Level 3. Check out our Featured Contributors page for more information.

DIY Science Zone

Visit the DIY Science Zone, where our highly-trained team of scientists and science educators will guide you through a selection of fun experiments and answer all your questions about their scientific specialty. Thanks to all our DIY Science Zone donors that make doing experiments at GeekGirlCon possible! Consider supporting all of the hands-on science we have planned for 2017.

 

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

A look at the DIY Science Zone from GeekGirlCon 2015. Photo by Danny Ngan.

Cosplay

GeekGirlCon is the place to shine in your geek finest. You’ll be able to join in our annual cosplay contest on Saturday at 4pm in Room Tahoma 3/4 – Garnet or just show off your work around the con! If you want to participate in the contest, sign up between September 5 and 22 here.

A GeekGirlCon attendee in cosplay at Washington State Conference Center in Seattle on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Cosplay Repair Station

If your Cosplay is in need of repair during GeekGirlCon, check out our Cosplay Repair Station on level two. It’s across from Garnet Room 3/4 near the restrooms and the elevator.

GeekGirlCon Fashion Show

Join us Saturday night as a diverse group of geeks walk the runway modeling outfits created by talented geek fashion designers from six different companies with accessories provided by Outsider Comics * Geek Boutique.

Learn more about what inspires these designers as we celebrate how empowering geek fashion can be for all geeks, and highlight what still needs to change so geek fashion can be truly inclusive for everyone. Come for an unforgettable night of geekiness, fun, and fashion!

The fashion show returns at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night in the Garnet room. 

GeekGirlCon’s First Annual Fashion Show in 2015 at Washington State Conference Center in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Sayed Alamy)

The GeekGirlCon Fashion Show is in partnership with Espionage Cosmetics and VAIN. You can check out VAIN Hair Salon’s booth next to the photobooth and the escalators on level 2.

GeekGirlCon Quest

When at GeekGirlCon, collect stamps in your program guide as you journey through GeekGirlCon. Each stamp earns you one entry to win a prize bag full of assorted treasures from exhibitors. The more stamps, the better your chances of winning!

Our Sunday drawing for the GeekGirlCon Quest will take place during the Closing Celebration. Scroll down to read more about that.

Collect all six stamps and receive an exclusive GeekGirlCon QUEST pin. Fill out the GeekGirlCon survey for an additional GeekGirlCon pin!

Photobooth

Don’t forget to get your picture taken by our fabulous photographers at our photobooth! All photos will be available on the GeekGirlCon Flickr page after the con!

A photobooth picture from GeekGirlCon 2014 at Washington State Conference Center in Seattle. Photo by Joshua Weiner

GeekGirlConnections

The Connections area at GeekGirlCon exists in order to create a space for like-minded community organizations, leaders, and producers to share their experience and work within our community. It is focused on leadership development, mentorship, and connecting women with professionals in their desired career fields.

GeekGirlConnections from 2014 GeekGirlCon. Photo by Sayed Alamy

Geeks United Closing Celebration

In our closing ceremony come experience hilarious hypnotism that respects audiences and improves their lives.

In 1992 Maritess Zurbano moved to Las Vegas to become a professional magician.

Maritess Zurbano is the only Filipina-American professional stage hypnotist in the world. She has been profiled by Newsday, Lifetime Television, the BBC News, and The Village Voice. With 24 years of hypnotism experience, Zurbano has performed over 200 events for colleges, casinos, and private audiences, both in the US and internationally.

Her hilarity and entertainment have been shared with people of all ages, and she specializes in amazing those critical of hypnotism. At the end of the show, even the most sophisticated minds are astounded and thrilled by the experience.

Our Sunday drawing for the GeekGirlCon Quest will also take place during this Closing Celebration. Join the ceremony on Sunday at 6 p.m. in Garnet/Tahoma 3 & 4!

These are just a few things you’ll see at GeekGirlCon. We will be making specific announcements about programming and events as we lead up to the con! So stay tuned.  If you’ve been to our con, we’d love to hear about your experience! Join the conversation about GeekGirlCon on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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