GeekGirlCon & Three Dollar Bill Cinema Whisk You Away to Oz

GeekGirlCon teams up with Three Dollar Bill Cinema for a night of lions, tigers, bears, good witches, wicked witches, munchkins, ruby slippers, and wizards hiding behind curtains. Kick off GeekGirlCon ‘12 on Friday, August 10th around 8:30 PM at the southeast corner of Cal Anderson Park (East Pine and 11th Avenue) on Capitol Hill for a FREE outdoor movie, The Wizard of Oz (1939, 101 minutes). All ages event.

Here are more details from our friends at Three Dollar Bill Cinema:

Follow the Yellow Brick Road over the rainbow with Dorothy, Toto, and the whole gang in this queer-beloved classic of timeless fantasy, catchy songs, and must-have shoes.

Come early to enjoy music with 12HR NOTICE DJs (DJ LA Kendall and DJ Julia) and the Shopping Cart Soundsystem! All girls on the decks!

Come dressed to compete in the Wizard of Oz Costume Contest, presented by GeekGirlCon!

Compete for fabulous prizes in your best Glinda, Munchkin, Wicked Witch of the West, or Emerald City costumes!

All screenings are FREE and start at dusk (around 8:30 pm) at the southeast corner of Capitol Hill’s Cal Anderson Park. Hot popcorn, cold drinks, candy, and other concessions will be for sale on site. Limited lawn chair rentals available. Donations to Three Dollar Bill Cinema happily accepted. Proceeds benefit Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s efforts throughout the year to provide voices and visibility for the LGBT community through film and video.

There is no better way to start off your GeekGirlCon ‘12 weekend! Dogs are welcome, and we recommend you bring your own lawn chair or blanket, if you have them available. If you are local, bring an extra! Sharing: it could be a great way to meet other geeks in town for the con.

Getting there by bus from downtown Seattle: Take Metro Route 11 from 3rd Avenue and Pike Street to Capitol Hill and get off on E Pine Street between Broadway and 11th Avenue. Adult fare will be $2.25 if traveling after 6:00 PM. Kids under 5 are free and children 6-18 are $1.25. All fares are cash only, and drivers will not make change.

Getting there by foot from downtown: If you are staying downtown for GeekGirlCon ‘12 you can also walk to this event. From the Hyatt Olive 8 at Olive ST and 8th AVE, head one block south on 8th AVE to Pine Street (if you hit Stewart Street, you went the wrong way). You’ll head east on Pine (up a modest hill and over the freeway) to the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Pine will turn into East Pine, but keep walking to 11th AVE. You’ll see Cal Anderson Park on your left. The walk is about 14 blocks on city sidewalks.

What to wear: Layers. We are a coastal city, and Seattle can be chilly, even on an August evening. And be prepared for rain. Because you never know around here.

If you have questions regarding this event, please contact our Special Events Team at specialeventsteam@geekgirlcon.com.

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Back in the day (we won’t say when), Laurel cut out words from Seventeen™, took pictures of friends/cute boys, and arranged them onto her PeeChee, protecting the final masterpiece with strips of Scotch tape as makeshift lamination. Fast-forward a ”few” years later where Laurel now writes, designs and consults as a marketing professional. (She has a B.A. in Communications and a MARCOM Certificate from the University of Washington.) The day she got access from IT to update a website (using straight up HTML, BTW) was the day she became… A GEEK. This website led to more websites and managing major ecommerce projects. Today, there isn’t a CMS she can't figure out, she’s mastered the art of translating tech-speak for the non-techie, and she is proof that marketing and IT can co-exist and not implode. Laurel enjoys all things Apple™, yoga, and the antics of her 8-year-old son (which she writes about on her blog and FB.) She is a recovering Tetris, Farmville, Café World and Cityville social gamer who now feeds her addiction with Clash of Clans, Plants vs. Zombies, Faireway Solitare, Draw Something, and Words with Friends on her iPad. Let’s play!

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