GeekGirlCon is proud to announce that Marian Call has agreed to join us October 8th & 9th for our 2011 convention. You may know Marian by her song “I’ll still be a Geek After Nobody Thinks it’s Chic (The Nerd Anthem)” and her occasional inclination to use a typewriter as part of her musical acts.
The Anchorage-based musician has toured in all 50 states and shared her eclectic and unique style of tunes with a diverse fan-base—from hipsters to church-ladies; geeks to gangsters.
We are again thrilled to announce some fabulous special guests for GeekGirlCon!
Greg Rucka and Jen Van Meter – comic book writers and loving marrieds – will be in attendance!
Greg Rucka is a novelist, an author of comic books, and has written for animation and film. He’s written for DC, Marvel, and Oni. You may know him from his run on Wonder Woman, Elektra/Wolverine: The Redeemer, the Queen and Country series, or Whiteout.
Jen Van Meter is a writer of comics best known for her Eisner-nominated Hopeless Savages series from Oni Press, which follows the adventures of a pair of semi-retired punk rock musicians and their eccentric children. She has also written short stories, single issues and several miniseries for Dark Horse, DC & Marvel Comics, including the Glyph-nominated Black Lightning: Year One and 2010′s Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Black Cat.
Thank you, Greg and Jen!!! We are honored to have you on board!
Our favorite Vampire Slayer, Buffy Summers, is turning the big 3-0 on January 19th, 2011 and GeekGirlCon wants to celebrate!
Buffy’s birthdays always fall prey to disaster: be it boyfriends who turn evil, inexplicable loss of powers, little sisters who get into trouble – and little sisters who get into trouble again. Whatever it is, something always goes horribly, terribly, awry. So we plan on making this a great one for the woman who fights the forces of evil and saves the world! A lot!
Here in Seattle, where GeekGirlCon is based, we are pleased to co-host an event with the fabulous, female-friendly Comics Dungeon in Wallingford. They will be providing discounts of up to 25% on Whedon titles! We will bring cake! There may be singing!
As this occasion also marks the release of the finale of the ground-breaking comic book series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Dark Horse is helping comic book stores around the country celebrate with games, prizes, and giveaways. (See their Facebook Page for events in other cities including Missoula, MT; New York, NY; Atlanta, GA; Hurst, TX; Plano, TX; and Portland, OR.)
GeekGirlCon’s celebration at Comics Dungeon, 250 Northeast 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98105, will take place from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Wednesday, January 19, 2011.
Our GeekGirlCon friends in Los Angeles will be celebrating with Meltdown Comics, located at 7522 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and those of us in San Francisco will be at Isotope Comics at 326 Fell Street San Francisco, CA 94102 from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm.
We hope our GeekGirlCon peeps, allies, and Scoobies will be enjoying similar parties all over the world.
Send photos of your event to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them on our Facebook and Flickr pages!
GeekGirlCon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of and celebrating the contribution and involvement of women in all aspects of the sciences, science fiction, comics, gaming and related Geek culture through conventions and events that emphasize both the historic and ongoing contribution and influence of women in this culture. We are having our first annual convention in 2011. www.geekgirlcon.com
Want to know more about what kind of programming you can expect from GeekGirlCon? Want to start working on your awesome, female-friendly panel?
Well here’s How to propose a panel for GeekGirlCon!
GeekGirlCon will feature programming on topics ranging from geek lifestyle issues, to the sciences to popular culture.
We are seeking proposals for panels and presentations on topics such as, but not limited to:
· Geeky parenting and dating
· Women in science, math and technology
· Women characters and creators in comic books, literature, film, and television
· Pop culture scholarship
· Women in gaming
· Women in horror
· Diversity in genre
· Crafty businesses
· Women in Stunt Work
· Women writers (and men writing great geeky female characters)
· Women in science fiction and fantasy
· Fandom and community
· Women’s history in geeky popular culture, science, and technology
To be considered for acceptance proposal submissions must reflect the mission of the convention – to promote, celebrate, educate, mentor, encourage and empower the female geek. We are interested in presentations, screenings, readings, and round table discussions from women and men in geeky professions: science fiction, fantasy, horror, action, gaming, science, anime, roller derby, cosplay, comic books, technology, B-movies, LARPing, and video games. There must be an understanding that these topics be addressed with a women-centric and woman-positive focus and with attention to issues of diversity.
GeekGirlCon is committed to representing women geeks of all ages, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, creeds, physical and mental abilities, and familial statues. Proposals must reflect a commitment to this as well.