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.
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!
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:
If you like YA novels; paranormal romances; gay, trans, and latinx protagonists; #ownvoices books; and/or authors who are breaking new ground in an industry that’s been been around for centuries, you’re going to want to make time in your GeekGirlCon’19 schedule to see, hear from, and maybe even meet Aiden Thomas (@aidenschmaiden on Twitter and Instagram).
Aiden is the author of two upcoming novels: Cemetery Boys, a Dia de Muertos paranormal romance about Yadriel (a gay, trans brujo) who accidentally summons the wrong ghost (July 2020), and Lost in the Never Woods, a dark sequel to, and reimagining of, the classic Peter Pan story (January 2021).
Keep reading to learn more about Aiden, their books, and what superpower they’d pick if they had the option to!
Gearing up for PAX West this weekend? So are we! Here are a couple of ways to add some GeekGirlCon to your PAX plans:
The GeekGirlCon Booth
This will be the SIXTH year GeekGirlCon has had a booth in the PAX Diversity Lounge. We’ll be there all weekend long, so plan some time to stop by and get your DISCOUNTED passes, shop our merch, or just say hi! Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Diversity Lounge is a laid-back, inclusive space where you can discover a ton of nonprofits that support underrepresented areas of geekdom.
The Golden Ticket
Yep, we’re bringing back the Golden Ticket scavenger hunt for its third year! You could win fabulous prizes by finding one of our Golden-Ticket-holding GeekGirlCon staffers. Keep an eye on our Twitter each day of PAX for hints on who to look for when and where. Once you find a staffer and get your ticket, take it to our booth in the Diversity Lounge to claim your prize!
For those who haven’t experienced it, the DIY Science Zone is a place were geeks of all ages can get hands-on and do experiments one-on-one or in small groups under the guidance of top scientists. Your donations will help us stock enough supplies and bring in enough field experts to ensure that everyone who wants to participate is able to join in the geeky fun.
We want to make this year our greatest yet, and we need your help. So, strap on your safety goggles, pull up your neoprene gloves, and let’s make some science happen!
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Do you have an idea for a panel, performance, event, or workshop for GeekGirlCon’19? Are you interested in being a panelist, moderator, or tabletop game host? If so, now’s the time to get cracking on your form, because submissions close on Friday, May 31st at 11:59pm PST!
Whether you’ve never tabled a panel before or taking center stage is old hat for you, if you’ve got an idea or want to be part of the programming, we would love your input. We can’t wait to read what you’ve got!
We’re less than 24 hours away from GiveBIG, Seattle’s annual
day of giving! Hosted by 501 Commons, GivBIG is an online fundraising marathon
that supports local nonprofits, including GeekGirlCon.
You’ll have all day tomorrow, May 8, to give live, and we’ll be streaming updates throughout the
day to record our milestones and stories about GGC. However, if you don’t want
to wait, you can also schedule
your tax-deductible gifts today.
Why support GeekGirlCon? Built on the belief that everyone deserves
a safe space to be their true selves, GGC is a labor of love from start to
finish. Our 100% volunteer staff works hard year-round to pull off both our
annual con and other events throughout the year, and we rely on your support to
create these opportunities for underrepresented groups to come together and
celebrate the things they love.
So, schedule your donation early, if that’s your jam, and check back in tomorrow to see how we’re doing and hear more about the things our staff and community love about GGC.