Do Black Lives Matter in Watched Neighborhoods?

"Neighborhood watch by neighbors who care sponsored by Fairfax County Police Department" Source: Wikimedia Commons

I live in a sleepy Seattle neighborhood that’s known for its historic, small-town charm and strong sense of community. Renting is the exception, not the norm, and many of my neighbors have been here for decades. I once described where I live to someone in the area, and he responded with, “Oh! You mean the rental unit?”

My neighborhood is also dotted with Neighborhood Crime Watch signs, a fact I was only peripherally aware of until a few weeks ago.

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Media Recs from My Quarantine to Yours

Running out of things to watch while you social distance? Wanting to branch out and explore something new? Here’s a few of the movies, shows & YouTube offerings I’ve been enjoying over the past couple months that I think you might like, too.

Stephen Colbert eats popcorn while wearing 3D glasses & looking highly entertained. Source: Giphy

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Programming Submissions for GGC20 Extended to 5/14!

Hey, fellow procrastinators—do you have an idea for a panel, workshop, performance, or event that would be a great addition to GeekGirlCon 2020? Or are you interested in being a panelist, moderator, or tabletop game host at the con?

If so, good news: We’re extending our programming submission deadline to May 14, so there’s still time to get your application in!

Caitlin Foskey
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Staying Productive While You Stay Home

We all have friends who seem to have already organized their closets, deep-cleaned their apartments, and picked up a new hobby or ten while stuck at home. But if you’re finding yourself in the opposite boat—the one where you keep meaning to get things done but you end up sitting on the couch scrolling through Facebook instead—me and my ADHD brain can empathize.

A robot tries unsuccessfully to kick a ball before falling over. Source: Giphy

Here are a few systems I use to help me get from wanting to do something to actually doing the thing.

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Happy Smash-the-Patriarchy Day

Roses are red,

Violets are blue.

Aces and aros are valid,

And their relationships are, too.

Today is February 14, and you know what that means: GeekGirlCon ’20 is only 260 days away!

A gif of Princess Bubblegum from Adventure Time throwing confetti into the air. Source: Giphy

It’s also Valentine’s Day, a super fun holiday with no negative connotations whatsoever for anyone whose life isn’t playing out like a romantic comedy—or for anyone whose life is playing out like a romantic comedy, but who hasn’t yet made it to the happily-ever-after part.

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Panel Recap: “Rising Stars: Q&A and Book Recs from Publishing’s Most Exciting Newcomers!”

As a writer and aspiring author, one of my favorite parts of GGC19 was hearing from some of the biggest new voices in publishing during the “Rising Stars” panel.

Each author had so many great things to say about their personal and professional experiences that I had a hard time cutting down my notes from the panel, so please enjoy this overly lengthy recap before checking out the authors’ books for yourself!

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The GGC19 Exhibitor Hall: A Sneak Peek

GeekGirlCon ’19 is in full swing, and we’ve packed so much into one weekend that it can be hard to see and do it all. BUT, if you’re a person who likes things of any kind, and you haven’t had the chance to pop up to the Exhibitor Hall on the fourth floor yet, you should absolutely check it out.

Not convinced? Here’s just a tiny look at everything you can see, do, & buy:

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Meetups at GeekGirlCon ’19

GGC19 is less than a week away, and we have a bunch of meetups planned throughout the weekend, so you can geek out with people who get it. Curious about what’s in store? Here’s the complete list:

Glimmer, Adora & Bow from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power hugging on a transparent background. They are wearing their usual outfits. Source: Giphy

Curious about what’s in store? Here’s the complete list:

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JUST ONE WEEK UNTIL GEEKGIRLCON ’19!

I know, I KNOW—October was about a week long, and it feels like we’ve only been in November for maybe 12 minutes, but it’s true: GGC’19 kicks off in SEVEN DAYS.

A gif of person cosplaying as a yellow inflatable dancing tube man. They are waving their arms wildly while standing in front of a row of vendor booths at a con. Source: Giphy.

If you’ve been putting off buying your tickets, don’t panic—you can grab them right now. If you have your passes and want to start planning your con experience, check out this year’s Guidebook. If you, like me and plenty of other con goers, are excited but also a bit anxious about the whole con experience, you can find some great tips in Hanna & Teal’s post from earlier this week, #GeekGirlTalk: Self-Care During GeekGirlCon ’19.

So, pull out your comfiest shoes, put the finishing touches on your cosplay, and get ready for our biggest con yet. We’ll see you there!

A gif of Hasan Minhaj on Patriot Act. He is wearing a denim jacket and a dark t-shirt and saying, “Buckle up,” while raising his pointer fingers and looking at the camera. Source: Giphy

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Panel Preview: Step Up Your STEM Game

An illustrated GIF showing a woman wearing safety goggles and a white, button-down top looking into a microscope. She is surrounded by plant cuttings and bottles of liquids. The word “Science!” appears behind her. Source: Giphy.

Science geeks, this one’s for you! From astronomy to robotics, GeekGirlCon’19 will be packed with great discussions by some of the leading minds in STEM. Want a sneak peek of what we have in store? Check it out:

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