August Geek About Town

Hey everyone! GeekGirlCon ‘12 is just around the corner! Be sure to check out our programming (Saturday and Sunday) and other details about our convention, including our gaming schedule, special events, and exhibitor hall.

If you can’t sit still with excitement, check out some of these events going on in August! This is also a great resource for out-of-towners who might be staying a few extra days in Seattle before or after out convention. If that’s you, be sure to check out our Seattle area guide for suggestions on restaurants, tourist attractions, and geeky hangouts to hit up.

Wednesday, August 1st, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM: Start-Up City’s Women in Tech Meet-Up*
From the website: “Whether you’re an entrepreneur messing around with code or an Amazon developer, get involved to learn, meet or help other aspiring women who tech. Learn about strategies for success and the experiences of others. Come feel inspired! This first event will be a great opportunity for socializing and establishing a network for Seattle’s tech talent. Attendees at this event will have the opportunity to help define the direction and future of WIT events. Come contribute as thought leaders, network, drink, foster mentorships and make it memorable. Register today!”
*Special note: We will be giving away one free pass to GeekGirlCon ‘12 at the meetup!

Thursday, August 2nd, 5:00 PM-10:00 PM: Seattle Nerds Collide!: Summer Time Bon Fire & Pot Luck

Friday, August 3rd, approx. 8:30 PM: Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s Free Outdoor Movie Series: Viva Las Vegas
From the website: “Elvis Presley sings & dances his way through Sin City as racecar driver Lucky Jackson, with his eye on two prizes: red-hot swimming instructor Rusty Martin (Ann Margaret) and victory in the Las Vegas Grand Prix.”

Friday, August 3rd – Sunday, August 5th: Mysterium
From the website: A Myst convention by fans, for fans.

Monday, August 6th – Monday, August 27th: Illustrational Painting with Brian Snoddy
From the website: “In this ongoing course, students are introduced to basic techniques of painting with the waterbased medium ‘gouache’. After four weeks of working in black and white, students are ready to continue to intermediate techniques, with a focus on texture, lighting and detail in full color. Note: Continuing students, or with instructor’s permission, can work in the intermediate stage.”

Wednesday, August 8th – Sunday, August 12th: ToorCamp
From the webpage: “ToorCamp, the American hacker camp, first “launched” at the Titan-1 Missile Silo in Washington State in 2009. We’re continuing the tradition on the beautiful Washington Coast and are looking for groups to participate. Show off your crazy projects you’ve been working on, bring some ideas you want to hack on with the other technology experts that will be showing up, organize a campsite with all of your friends and show how awesome your group is, or just see what all the other groups are up to. It’s up to you!”

Friday, August 10th, approx. 8:30 PM: Three Dollar Cinema’s Free Outdoor Movie Series: The Wizard of Oz
From the webpage: “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.”

Saturday, August 11th – Sunday, August 12th: GeekGirlCon 2012
GeekGirlCon is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the contribution of women in all aspects of geek culture. Connect with us through social media and meet other geeks at events and our annual convention!”

Saturday, August 11th, 5:00 – 6:20 PM: “Once More, With Feeling” Sing-Along*
Hosts Clinton McClung, SIFF Programmer and founder of the popular “Once More with Feeling” event, and Jennifer K. Stuller, GeekGirlCon Programming Director & Author, lead you in a sing-along of the ground-breaking musical episode. Goody bags with interactive props will be available for a small fee, Buffy-Oke and trivia will comprise the pre-show and costumes are encouraged. Watch out for bunnies and singing demons!
*Note: You need a pass to GeekGirlCon ‘12 to attend this event.

Saturday, August 11th, 5:00 – 6:50 PM: GeekGirlCon ‘12 Masquerade*
It’s your time to shine in all your geek finery at the GeekGirlCon ‘12 Masquerade. Competition is open to everyone–all ages , experience levels, and fandoms. Entrants will vie for Best Individual Costume, Best Group, and Best Child’s Costume.
*Note: You need a pass to GeekGirlCon ‘12 to attend this event.

Saturday, August 11th, 7:30 – 8:30 PM: Nerdy Improv Comedy at GeekGirlCon ‘12*
From the event page: “Act Nerdy With Me! GeekGirlCon ’12 and NERDProv present a raucous night of improvisational theater from audience suggestions. Rest assured that our audience will be a room full of geeks! Buffy Summers in a regency romance aboard the Galactica? You never know what fanatical combinations come to life at a NERDProv show. NERDProv, a special team from Unexpected Productions, has performed at Emerald City Comicon, PAX, and TheaterSports. Don’t miss this chance to see a bunch of quick-thinking geeks and nerds ham it up over sci-fi, fantasy, role-playing games, tech, cartoons, and more at GeekGirlCon ’12.”
*Note: You need a pass to GeekGirlCon ‘12 to attend this event.

Saturday, August 11th, 8:30 – 10:30 PM: GeekGirlCONcert ‘12*
From the event page: “Music and nerdery are an awesome combination. Join us at GeekGirlCon ‘12 for a geekery-packed concert!” Guests include The Doubleclicks and Vixy and Tony.
*Note: You need a pass to GeekGirlCon ‘12 to attend this event.

Friday, August 17th, approx. 8:30 PM: Three Dollar Cinema’s Outdoor Movie Series: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
From the website: “Three outrageous drag queens from ‘down under’ embark on an unforgettable outback journey of a lifetime, with the music of ABBA to guide their way through thick and thin.”

Friday, August 17th – Sunday, August 19th: Everfree NW
From the website: “Welcome to Everfree Northwest, an annual three-day gathering for fans of the hit TV show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Located in Seattle, Washington, Everfree is a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly event created by fans for fans of all ages. Over the past year, this new children’s TV show has become a pop-culture phenomenon that has delighted and inspired people all over the world. It now gives us tremendous pleasure to welcome you to a three day celebration of the creativity, joy, and camaraderie that this show has engendered.”

Tuesday, August 21st – Thursday, August 23rd: Serious Play Conference
From the website: “The Serious Play Conference is being produced as a partnership between Clark Aldrich, author of five top selling books on serious games and managing partner, Clark Aldrich Designs; DigiPen Institute of Technology and Sue Bohle, President of The Bohle Company.”

Friday, August 24th – Saturday, August 25th and Thursday, August 30 – Sunday, September 2: Whedonesque Burlesque*
From the event page: Seattle’s finest geeky burlesque performers are daring to take inspiration from the Whedonverse: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers, Firefly, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, Dollhouse, Angel, and yes, maybe even Cabin in the Woods. It’s the summer of Joss and we’re baring ourselves in his honor! This shindig is a celebration of the evil genius that is Joss Whedon AND the fans who love him.
*Note: Tickets are sold out, but follow the Facebook page for any updates.

Saturday, August 25th, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Inking for Illustration and Comics with Brian Snoddy
From the website: “Brian Snoddy, known for his inking in publications such as Shaman’s Tears, Maggie the Cat, Bar Sinister and Monsternomicon I & II, will be teaching inking techniques with the brush and pen, as well as several styles focusing on the rendering of different textures and objects. Students will have the opportunity to test out their inking skills under Brian’s careful instruction. All skill levels welcome! Class is appropriate to students 15+ years”

Thursday, August 30th, 8:00 PM: Classic Doctor Who TV Dinner at Central Cinema
Central Cinema GeekGirlCon, and Behind the Blue Door present an encore event to their sellout Doctor Who even in May — but with a twist. Instead of modern episodes, they will present all four parts of the classic episode “City of Death.” Get your tickets before they sell out!

Friday, August 31st – Sunday, September 2nd: PAX Prime

Got an awesome geeky event for us? Send it to Shubz at prcontent@geekgirlcon.com or leave it in the comments below! Let us know if you’ve visited an event from our site, and we’ll see you at GeekGirlCon ‘12!

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2 responses to “August Geek About Town”

  1. Eric says:

    I notice PAX is missing here! But I’m also helping host a GLBT PAX party at the Raygun Lounge (the new Gamma Ray Games’ café space). Facebook invite is below, as well as our video with Ellen McLain, voice of GLaDOS, personally inviting you:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqxvDmyDS94

    https://www.facebook.com/events/173951559405569/

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