First and foremost, GeekGirlCon is a community. Despite these trying times, we will continue to push forward and persevere. We wouldn’t be here today without the love and support of all of you, helping us expand and reach new heights with every passing year. We know that the last few months have been uncertain and challenging, but your continued support and dedication to our cause is what pushes us to barrel forward. We have a goal to accomplish, and that mission is to make sure that everyone feels supported, welcomed, and encouraged to express what they love and celebrate their unique self.
Whether or not you are able to donate this year, your support means the world to us. While we lean on the love and dedication of our community to guide us forward—we absolutely want you to lean on us too.
Beyond the scope of the convention, we want to help foster this community through trying times. We want to be a place where you can share your passions and learn, educate, and grow. Together, we can get through this. Seattle, GeekGirlCon—everyone, everywhere. This is a time to gather together (while practicing social distancing, of course).
The safety, security, and health of our attendees are of the utmost importance to GeekGirlCon. Beyond the scope of the convention, we want to make sure that you feel supported during the COVID-19 outbreak. We will take on each day as a community and communicate all updates should they arise.
During this time of uncertainty, we recognize that late October feels like the distant future. However, we wanted to reach out and let you know that as of this time we are still planning on GeekGirlCon 2020 happening as scheduled. Passes are now available and we are actively accepting applications for exhibitors, sponsors, and programming content. We look forward to seeing you there!
In the interim, we are taking several precautions to ensure a safe and successful convention this fall and to support the community today:
We are working closely with the Washington State Convention Center to ensure that we can count on a safe and hygienic convention. The Convention Center is committed to the standards set by the Center for Disease Control and have protocols in place for everyone’s protection.
We understand that this is a difficult time for many of the contributors and attendees who are small independent businesses. We would like to work with you to help you promote your business during this downtime by highlighting and sharing your work with our community on social media. Let’s help one another continue to build community during the quarantine.
Our staff is committed to monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and will keep you informed if any changes are in order. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and the GeekGirlCon blog for live updates as we continue to watch and assess the situation.
Thank you to those who have already purchased tickets, submitted their applications, and committed to attending in 2020. Your support allows us to continue our mission during this time of uncertainty. As a grassroots, all-volunteer organization, we will continue our efforts to ensure that all geeks are supported, welcomed, and encouraged to pursue what they love.
Stay healthy, stay safe, and practice social distancing. We’ll get through this together.
The time has come—are you ready for some exciting news?
The title probably gave it away, but mark your calendars and get ready to join us October 31 and November 1 for GeekGirlCon’s 10th Anniversary.
We’re in the thick of starting our early preparations for 2020, but stay tuned because the ’20 convention is bound to make some waves. We couldn’t have made it this far without the constant and immeasurable support of our community, and we’re absolutely thrilled to celebrate this milestone with all of you.
Another year and the world remains ever-changing. We’re all a little bit older and a pinch wiser than we were before. We’re better equipped to face the challenges that we’ll inevitably cross as we segue into 2020. It’s a new year—heck, it’s a new decade! It’s time to set new goals and try new things. Learn a new skill or rekindle your love from the nostalgia of years past. Read more books, WRITE more books. Go somewhere unexpected. Meet new people and share new experiences. Speak up. Grow.
The GeekGirlCon team is slowly waking up from a brief hiatus as we begin to stitch together our annual celebration of geekery and fun. This year marks our tenth anniversary, and we’ve got big plans and even bigger ideas.
Thank you for growing with us, learning alongside us, and continuing to support us. We’re so excited to share another year with all of you and we’re eager to see how we grow as an organization and as a community moving forward.
With that, cheers. Stay tuned and welcome to 2020, everyone. 🥂
We’re going on a bit of a hiatus through the new year to refuel, but we’ll be right back in action come January 7. You can expect a ton of new content and exciting announcements regarding GeekGirlCon 2020 (our tenth anniversary, have you!)
Until then, curl up with your pets, open some presents, and drink a hot cup of tea. Rewatch your favorite season of Battlestar Galactica and play some Pokemon—indulge in your favorites, or pick up something new! Recharge and take some time for yourself as we leap into a new decade.
From my family to yours, Happy Holidays from the GeekGirlCon. We’ll see you in 2020.
GeekGirlCon 2019 is upon us! In one hour, we’ll be opening our doors for a weekend of fun. After four years of working with GGC, I have to admit that this is one of my favorite content lineups. Each year we grow bigger and better than before, expanding upon our mission and seeking to better ourselves as a community. We’ve got a brilliant array of panels and activities, a beautifully curated exhibitors hall & artist alley, the DIY Science Zone, and so, so much more to discover and explore. There are plenty of opportunities to connect with your fellow geeks and we’re beyond excited to share what we’ve been tirelessly procuring all year.
Can you believe that #GGC19 is barely two days away? In celebration of our launch, we’re rolling out our final Q&As. From the Women of NASA, to a sneak preview of our 2019 merch, we’ve still got some really exciting content to share with all of you.
Molly Brooks is one of our Featured Contributors and an absolute brilliant illustrator. Her comics are heartfelt and diverse—advocating more representation on the page and behind the pen. Her debut graphic novel, Sanity & Tallulah (October 2018) is a funny and smart story about best friends who must find their furry, adorable, and totally illegal science experiment. Chock-full of imaginative biology, tech, and engineering references, Sanity & Tallulah encourages experimentation and problem-solving. In the sequel, Sanity & Tallulah: Field Trip (October 2019), the dynamic duo are going on a field trip—to another planet! They get sucked into an adventure of intergalactic proportions when they’re pursued by a pirate and seek the aid of an accountant, a math hermit, and a group of mysterious beekeepers.
In preparation for her appearance at #GGC19, Molly did a Q&A with me about her influences, the importance of diversity, and of course, her furry office attendants!
In celebration of #GGC19 coming up in EIGHT DAYS, we have officially launched the Share Your World video series (produced by our new video team)! Tune in over the next week for clips highlighting various staffers & friends as they give you a little glimpse into what it’s like to be apart of their world.
You may have heard that our gaming floor is powering up for the 2019 convention (…and if not, take a look at all the new things you can expect!) From tabletop to console, we’ve got you covered—but there are even more opportunities to engage with what you love. From passionate industry veterans to adoring fans, GeekGirlCon is hosting a variety of gaming-centric panels and presentations this year. Whether you’re an aspiring dev looking for a little inspiration, interested in DMing, or curious to find your next favorite title, there’s bound to be something for everyone.
Here are a few panels that our gamers and geeks can look forward to at #GGC19:
Grab Your Tea and Slippers: Why Cozy Games are the Next Big Thing The idea of playing wholesome games has become more prominent and normalized. From Animal Crossing to Calico, games are allowing players to take a break and enjoy a calmer side of life—while also providing more opportunities for inclusivity! Let’s get comfy and discuss why these cozy games are an upcoming force in the industry, our favorites, and why we shouldn’t hide the fact we want peaceful titles to enjoy!
We want to make sure that GeekGirlCon is an accessible and welcoming environment for the Deaf community. To make sure that you are supported, we will be taking requests to have the panels that you’re interested in interpreted!
Our 2019 programming lineup just went live on our website—if there’s something you’re particularly interested in, let us know! We’ll be accepting requests through October 30. Please note that all requests will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure to submit your requests early. All inquiries and questions should be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll see you next month at the con!
If you’d like more information on accessibility at GeekGirlCon or would like to provide us feedback on how we can improve, visit our website or contact us at email@example.com.