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.

Caitlin Foskey
“Rock On!”

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!

Caitlin Foskey
“Rock On!”

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:

Caitlin Foskey
“Rock On!”

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:

Caitlin Foskey
“Rock On!”

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

Caitlin Foskey
“Rock On!”

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:

Caitlin Foskey
“Rock On!”

Q&A with Featured Contributor Aiden Thomas

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).

Image description: Headshot of Aiden Thomas. They’re smiling at the camera while seated on a black leather sofa in front of a brick wall.

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!

Caitlin Foskey
“Rock On!”

Come Visit Us at PAX West!

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!

Description: The 11th Doctor from Doctor Who jumping up and down holding a golden ticket and saying “Golden ticket! Spacey zoomer! Free ice cream!” Source: Giphy.

Have a great time; we’ll see you there!

Caitlin Foskey
“Rock On!”

Pop Culture Trivia at Mox Boarding House 8/24!

Love pop culture? Love trivia? Love competition? Then you’re not going to want to miss GeekGirlCon’s Pop Culture Trivia Night at Mox Boarding House! Here’s everything you need to know:

Where? Mox Boarding House Bellevue.

When? Saturday, August 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How much are tickets? $7 per person for trivia if you order in advance or $10 at the door.

Seth Meyers saying, “Sign me up.” Source: giphy.

Caitlin Foskey
“Rock On!”

Support Hands-On Geekery: Back the DIY Science Zone

Although November may still feel far off, GeekGirlCon ’19 is fast approaching. Help us get ready by supporting one of the coolest and most unique pieces of GGC programming: the DIY Science Zone!

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!

Bill Nye, wearing safety goggles, throws his hands out dramatically while a light flashes off-screen and a caption appears that reads “Science!!!” Source: Giphy.

Caitlin Foskey
“Rock On!”

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