GeekGirlCon ‘19 is happening on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17 at the Conference Center in downtown Seattle. You can purchase passes right now at these early bird prices. Don’t delay, as prices will go up after April 15.
Kids 0-5: Free
Kids 6-12: $10.00
Sunday Pass: $25.00
Saturday Pass: $25.00
Weekend Pass: $40.00
Each year, we strive to make GeekGirlCon a super-cool experience filled with excitement, education, and fun for all. It’s a mix of meetups, panel discussions, fun science experiments, gaming demos, and a lot of cosplay. I’m getting excited just writing about it! Save a few dollars for the Exhibitor’s Hall, and buy your passes right now at the early bird price.
We are 252 days away from the con. Are you excited?
It was a persevering Mars rover, one who would inspire countless memories for those who worked with it and analyzed its data. Right up until NASA scientists lost contact with it, Opportunity (or as many called it, Oppy) drove far and beyond what we thought capable on the Marian landscape.
Are you still mulling over a panel discussion from GeekGirlCon 2018? Perhaps you’re excited about a new book that features a strong female character? We at GeekGirlCon like to write about all sorts of topics, but we can’t cover it all. We need your help to fill this blog with diverse voices about pop culture, STEM, or even personal anecdotes. How can you help? By writing for us, of course!
Last week Seattle hosted the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society. That meant that hundreds of America’s leading astronomers were in town last week! I was lucky enough to catch a few free presentations from some of these researchers at the latest Astronomy on Tap, and learned how I could help astronomers through citizen science initiatives.
A Place Further than the Universe is not your typical “cute-girls-doing-cute-things” anime, and thank goodness! Sure, the four protagonists are cute teen girls, but that is where the similarities with the genre end. Instead, A Place Further than the Universe is a coming-of-age story in which Mari Tamaki, Shirase Kobuchizawa, Hinata Miyake, and Yuzuki Shiraishi learn about themselves (and of course, friendship) during an expedition to Antarctica.
While Mari, Hinata, and Yuzuki all have great character development, Shirase’s narrative stuck with me. The writers made her a character full of contradictions: stoic looks, but full of emotions. She’s super stubborn, but only until she catches a glimpse of penguins. I love her character because she’s an ordinary, realistic girl who will stop at nothing to achieve the extraordinary.