Today begins our official Programming Call for Submissions for GeekGirlCon 2014! If you are interested in proposing a panel or presentation please fill out the submission form.
GeekGirlCon is committed to representing women geeks of all ages, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, creeds, physical and mental abilities, and familial statuses. Proposals must reflect this commitment as well.
Proposals will be accepted until 11:59pm PST on May 31, 2014. We are looking to diversify our programming from previous years, so be innovative! Accepted panels will receive discounted passes for themselves and any additional panelists for the entire weekend.
On March 12, join Central Cinema and GeekGirlCon in Townsville for a TV Dinner featuring sugar, spice, and everything nice . . . with just a dash of Chemical X. Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup fight our villains in two of our favorite episodes of The Powerpuff Girls, while you enjoy a tasty dinner. Our villains could be Mojo Jojo or Him or the Ganggreen Gang or one of the many giant monsters that visit Townsville. Come to Central Cinema to see!
Date: Wednesday, March 12
Where: Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave, Seattle)
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: Free! Food is available for purchase.
Who: All ages
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information on this event. To find out more about the Central Cinema, visit http://www.central-cinema.com/.
Have you ever portrayed the bad guy in a computer game and thenaccidentally almost started World War III? Well, Matthew Broderick has, as David Lightman in WarGames. Before he was everyone’s favorite teenage rebel in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off–where he played a disgruntled high school student hacking into the school computers to change the number of sick days he had taken–Broderick played a disgruntled high school student hacking into the school computers to change the poor grade he had just received. Ever wonder if Ferris learned a thing or two from David?
In WarGames, with his friend Jennifer Mack (played by The Breakfast Club’s Ally Sheedy), David accidentally hacks into a game that isn’t a game…and you’ll have to watch the movie to see how it ends!
Join GeekGirlCon at Central Cinema for the screening of this awesome scifi thriller!
Get ready to level up! GeekGirlCon and Central Cinema are joining forces for an evening filled with high kicks and karate chops. Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World is showing on Central Cinema’s silver screen on November 20, 2013, at both 7:00 p.m. and 9:40 p.m.
Based on the graphic novel by Bryan Lee O’Malley, the film combines the worlds of video games and comic books with plenty of ka-pow. Watch wannabe-rockstar Scott Pilgrim on his quest to defeat not just one, but seven evil ex-boyfriends of his crush, Ramona Flowers. As if that task wasn’t tough enough, roadblocks along the way include bitter bandmates, a bloodthirsty old flame, and maybe even his own past mistakes. He’s going to need all the 1-ups he can get. Geeky greats Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Jason Schwartzman deliver knock-out performances worthy of the original book series.
GeekGirlCon and Central Cinema events often become sold-out affairs, so make like a video game character and catch ‘em while you can! Swords and swear words fly in the flick, so please keep in mind its PG-13 rating if you have any young geeks in your family.
Deets that can’t be beat:
When: Wednesday, November 20, 7:00 p.m. and 9:40 p.m.
Where: Central Cinema, 1411 21st Avenue, Seattle (21st Ave and East Union Street)
Price: $6 in advance/$8 day of show
For those of us without jetpacks, the #2 bus drops off around the corner from the theatre at 20th & Union. The #48 is also an easy option, stopping at 23rd and Union just two blocks away.
Bi-furiously hungry before the show? No need to flip; food and drink are available for purchase right inside Central Cinema. Bust out your best neon-colored ‘do and get into battle mode for this evening of epic epicness!
We’ve put together our Fresh Sheet 2013 containing programming updates, newly added panels, and where to find sustenance within walking distance of the Con. Oh, and there are attendee discounts to be had, so check out the Fresh Sheet between session breaks!
Now you can strategize every minute of your GeekGirlCon ‘13 experience! Check out our programming guide to make a detailed quest guide of what workshops, panels, and spotlights to attend on Saturday and Sunday. Remember to fit in time to visit our Exhibitors and Artist Alley.
Saturday night at GeekGirlCon ‘13 brings a stellar lineup of geeky entertainment on Saturday, October 19 at 8:00 p.m. in a secret hideaway on Level 3 of the world-famous EMP at the Seattle Center!
Our annual GeekGirlCONcert is bringing the best of music and comedy to you. Returning favorite Marian Call headlines, the seriously funny Bri Pruett opens the show, and the phenomenal musician Unwoman rounds out this exciting lineup.
Details and Cheat Codes:
What: GeekGirlCONcert Spectacular
Where:EMP Level 3, Seattle Center (look for signage & GeekGirlCon volunteers to show you the way)
When: Concert at 8:00 p.m. and doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Who: GeekGirlCon attendees with free tickets from the Info Booth and anyone else that loves geeky music and wants a fabulous evening!
How Much:$15 tickets or get one of 50 free tickets for GeekGirlCon ‘13 attendees on Saturday at our Info Booth.
More Spectacular Information:
The geeky goodness kicks off with Bri Pruett! She is a stand-up comic of all disciplines, performing wherever anyone will listen—usually in and around the Pacific Northwest in theaters, bars, casinos, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival. Pruett is the sidekick/director of original talk/variety show Late Night Action with Alex Falcone, and has opened for comedians like NBC’s Ron Funches, MTV’s Sarah Schaeffer, SNL’s Fred Armisen, and Kids in the Hall‘s Kevin McDonald. You can see her performing with her improvised musical ensemble Pipes and hosting a stand-up showcase every other Saturday at Curious Comedy Theater in Portland, Oregon.
Next up is the inimitable Unwoman, a San Francisco-based solo cellist-singer-songwriter. With classic covers and timeless songs about love gone wrong, Unwoman has been a featured favorite at major steampunk, goth, and sci-fi-related events all over North America. She received the 2013 Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Award for best solo musician. In addition to solo work, Unwoman has performed with Amanda Palmer, Voltaire, Abney Park, Rasputina, and Stripmall Architecture. With talent of epic proportions, she has released seven albums and is still going strong.
Our final act of the night is the merrymaking Marian Call! A performer at the very first GeekGirlCONcert, Marian is a nerdy singer-songwriter based in Juneau, Alaska. She has made a name for herself by touring endlessly and connecting directly with fans on Twitter. With songs about spaceships, dragons, and Jane Austen, she’s gained an international online following and the enthusiastic endorsement of a number of web celebrities such as Wil Wheaton, Felicia Day, Peter Sagal, and Adam Savage of the Mythbusters. She has played on the Jonathan Coulton Cruise and toured with w00tstock and the Ladies of Ragnarok (The Doubleclicks and Molly Lewis), warming the hearts of comic shop denizens across the country. Learn more and listen to her tunes today to prepare for the party!
This GeekGirlCONcert Spectacular is likely to sell out, so don’t delay! Pick up your GeekGirlCon pass today (and stop by our Info Booth on Saturday) or buy a ticket and join us for nerdy laughter, geeky songs, and beautiful music!
It’s the night before GeekGirlCon ‘13. You’ve checked into your hotel, picked up your GeekGirlCon weekend pass early so you can beat the crowds tomorrow, and gone for a long wander around the block. You see the evening stretching out before you in unending boredom, as the time space continuum conspires against you, and the start of GeekGirlCon ’13 seems to spiral further and further away…
Don’t worry–we can help!
Come to the free GeekGirlCon ‘13 Kickoff Party at Tap House Grill from 6p.m. to 9p.m. on Friday, October 18! Our sweet pals over at the Seattle Browncoats Charities are co-hosting this party with us, so we’ve got four pool tables to play on and talk around. Plus, the excellent Tap House Grill offerings of food and drink will stave off the evening munchies and help those hours fly by. It’s an excellent place to meet new friends, map out the panels you’re going to see and the games you’ll play, and just relax and have a great time with your GeekGirlCon peeps.
And when we’re done, you can meander back to your hotel with your first memories from GeekGirlCon ’13 dancing in your head. Though it is just possible there might be somewhere else to go before you mosey off to bed, so stay tuned.
Details for the evening:
What: GeekGirlCon ‘13 Kickoff Party Where:Tap House Grill, 1506 Sixth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 When: 6-9PM Who: GeekGirlCon, Seattle Browncoats Charities, Anyone who wants to start the convention weekend off right! How Much: No charge to attend! Food and beverage available for purchase.
All ages are welcome!
Bring your pool cues, and maybe your dancing shoes, and come hang out with us the night before GeekGirlCon ‘13!
Go west, young geek, go west! Or east. Or south, or whichever direction will get you to Central Cinema on September 30! GeekGirlCon and Central Cinema welcome you to watch two episodes of The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.starting at 7:00 p.m. Be sure to come hungry as a horse, as these tall tales will unfold at a tasty TV Dinner.
Set in 1893, B-movie star Bruce Campbell is at his best as Brisco, a lawyer who becomes a cowboy and bounty hunter after the murder of his father in the series’ pilot. By episode three, “No Man’s Land,” airing at this TV Dinner, he’s gunning and punning like a pro. He inadvertently enters this male-less territory while tracking down what he calls “another reason why inbreeding is a bad idea”: Phil, Will, and Bill Swill, the brothers responsible for the death of his dad. Trouble inevitably brews when men enter this part of the wild wild west run by women, and elements of steampunk and sci-fi start flying. As Brisco ultimately learns, this female-only town may seem futuristic, but it’s all about “a group of people trying to make a better place for themselves — nothing crazy about that.” (Bonus: Denise Crosby, aka Lt. Tasha Yar of Star Trek: The Next Generation fame, appears as the town’s sheriff!)
After a short stretch break, the comedy and commotion continue in “Bounty Hunters’ Convention,” the next episode playing at the theater. This time, Brisco and several other bounty hunters are invited to an innocent-seeming island to “exchange ideas” and “compare notes” about fighting crime. What could possibly go wrong when a group of skilled killers are in an isolated area together? Next thing they know, everything goes all “The Most Dangerous Game”, and fellas are dropping like flies. It’s up to Brisco to lasso all the answers and nab the main murderer in this western whodunnit. Once again combining elements of steampunk, science fiction, and classic cowboy fare — all adding to what Brisco dubs “The Coming Thing” — this episode is a romp for fans of every genre.
Five dollars is all it takes to wrangle both the shows and the vittles! Your ticket also serves as a food voucher to place a dinner order with the server in your section. Yeehaw!
Laws of the Land:
Date: Monday, September 30, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: Central Cinema, 1411 21st Avenue, Seattle (21st Ave and East Union Street)
Save a horse, ride a bus! The #2 line drops off around the corner from the theater at 20th & Union. The #48 is also an easy option, stopping at 23rd and Union just two blocks away.
For additional information, check out Central Cinema online. See you there, and yippee kai yay!
Thousands of eyes gobbling up your product. Thousands of eyes looking at your logo. That’s how much attention your brand will catch by appearing in this year’s swag bags! From now until October 4, GeekGirlCon is accepting submissions of promotional items from geeky businesses and organizations.
Each GeekGirlCon ‘13 attendee scores one of these satchels, and we are expecting more event-goers than ever this year! Countless costumed heroines and fun-loving fans could all be flashing your brand every time they reach for a water bottle, pick up a bookmark, or throw on some sunglasses. Whatever you prefer to donate, you’ll be giving support to a cool cause—not to mention geeks at large. And you know geeks always remember the good people who’ve got their backs.
Simply fill out our handy-dandy webform to get started and snag a spot for your stuff! We look forward to working with you to fill some seriously awesome swag bags for visitors young and old. Should questions or concerns arise, please contact Melodie Hardwick at email@example.com.