Hear Ye, Hear Ye – GeekGirlCon Passes are here!

Did you hear? GeekGirlCon passes are here!

Excited corgi trotting on grass. Source: Giphy

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?

Kalyna Durbak
“Rock On!”

Calling All Amateur Astronomers!

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.

Kalyna Durbak
“Rock On!”

Shirase Kobuchizawa: Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Goal

Shirase posing for a forced perspective photo.

Series spoilers included.

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.

Kalyna Durbak
“Rock On!”

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