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.

If you’ve never been to GeekGirlCon—or perhaps you’re still reveling from last year’s fun and curious about what’s to come—take a look below at what you can expect.

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. If you would like to submit a panel, workshop, or performance for consideration at GeekGirlCon ’17, you can apply now through April 30.

Women, Diversity, and Comics: A Non-Compliant Discussion About The Comic Book Industry. GeekGirlCon 2015 at Washington State Conference Center in Seattle, Washington. October 2015. Photo by Sayed Alamy

Women, Diversity, and Comics: A Non-Compliant Discussion About The Comic Book Industry. GeekGirlCon 2015 at Washington State Conference Center in Seattle, Washington. October 2015. Photo by Sayed Alamy

Special Events

You can also look forward to some special events, including an opening night party on the Friday before the con and a closing celebration to close out the weekend. Other special events in the past have included fashion shows, improv performances, and fan sing-a-longs.

Exhibitors

A walk 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.

GeekGirlCon 2014 at Washington State Conference Center in Seattle, Washington, on Sunday, October 12, 2014.

GeekGirlCon 2014 at Washington State Conference Center in Seattle, Washington, on Sunday, October 12, 2014.

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 game master Andy, 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 at Washington State Conference Center in Seattle, Washington. October 2015. 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.

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

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

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.

Cosplay

GeekGirlCon is the place to shine in your geek finest. You’ll be able to join in our annual cosplay contest or just show off your work around the con!

GeekGirlCon Photobooths

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!

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GeekGirlCon 2015 at Washington State Conference Center in Seattle, Washington. October 2015. Photo by Joshua Weiner

These are just a few things you’ll see at GeekGirlCon. Check out our past conventions for program guides and information from years past. 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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