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Dante Basco is Coming to GeekGirlCONLINE!

In more amazing news, Dante Basco will be making an appearance during our fifth weekend of GeekGirlCONLINE. Stay tuned for details coming next week, and in the meantime, follow us on Twitch to catch our live GAMING content this weekend. 

[Image Description: Headshot of Dante Basco. He’s looking straight at the camera with a serious expression. He’s wearing a denim button-up shirt. The background is a white-gray.]

With a career spanning over two and a half decades, DANTE BASCO is one of those Hollywood actors who has become a cult classic and pioneering figure. He was first introduced in Steve Spielberg’s fairytale movie Hook, as “Rufio”, the leader of the Lost Boys. Recently Dante starred in Newline’s Take the Lead, opposite Antonio Banderas. His flair for dance helped him lock this role down. He has also starred in a pilot for Touchstone/ABC, The Chang Family Saves the World, written and produced by John Ridley and directed by Paris Barclay. He is also the new voice of Disney in their animation series American Dragon: Jake Long as well as the villain in Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Teal Christensen
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Big Players in Game Creation Coming to GeekGirlCONLINE this Sunday

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WEARING ALL THE HATS: Adventures in Gaming and Tech with the Women of Valve

Sunday, October 25 at 2:30 p.m. on Twitch

Join a panel of women from Valve sharing their experiences wearing all of the hats as they contribute to games, Steam, and VR, discussing topics ranging from mechanical keyboards, wildlife tracking, imposter syndrome, confidence, humility, design, and playtesting.

MINECRAFT

Behind the Blocks: The Women Making Minecraft w/ Helen Chiang

Sunday, October 25 at 5:30 p.m. on Twitch

Meet the women making Minecraft: Head of Studio Helen Chiang, Chief Storyteller Lydia Winters, Minecraft Creator GM Deanna Hearn, and Executive Producer Anita Sujarit as they discuss being a leader inside one of the most popular gaming franchises in the world, Minecrafting for good, career tips for industry pros and newcomers, and what excites them as they look to the future of gaming.

Teal Christensen
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5 TV Shows Perfect for Autumn Weekends

Blog post by guest contributor Brooke Chaplan.

This post contains media recommendations that may not be suitable for all audiences!

Autumn provides the perfect time of year to snuggle up indoors and enjoy your favorite television shows. There are many shows out there which you can watch on warm fall evenings. If you’ve been away from the television for most of the summer, here are five shows you should consider catching up on this autumn.

Gilmore Girls

If you haven’t binged out on Gilmore Girls, you need to get to it. This show features two leading ladies, Lorelai and Rory. This mother-daughter duo lives in Stars Hollow, Connecticut, where it always seems like there is autumn weather. This show is a mix of comedy and drama. You’ll get to experience the friendships and new acquaintances of Stars Hollow as Lorelai runs the town’s bed and breakfast.


Grey’s Anatomy

We’re sure that you’ve at least seen one episode of this extremely popular show. Grey’s Anatomy is a drama series that centers around the professional and personal lives of five surgical interns and their acting supervisors. With 16 seasons under their belt, you’ll never run out of episodes to watch.


Breaking Bad

One of the best tv shows on Netflix right now is Breaking Bad. This series is a mix of crime, thriller, and drama. It centers around a high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. To secure the financial future of his family, he turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine. Starting Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, this show has a very talented cast that perfectly showcases the main character’s transformation from a soft-spoken guy to a Scarface personality.


Schitt’s Creek

This series starts with a family going through a situation many fear: poverty. The formally-rich power couple find themselves suddenly broke. Johnny, a former video store magnate, and Moira, his former soap opera wife, are left to head off to Schitt’s Creek. This small town was bought by the Roses in their glory days as a joke. But now they find themselves along with their two overly-pampered children facing their new poverty-stricken chapter.


American Horror Story

If you find yourself wanting to throw a little horror into your weekend hours, then American Horror Story is the show for you. This show revolves around the Harmons, a small family of three that moved from Boston to the great city of Los Angeles. Unfortunately, they didn’t realize the home they just moved into is actually haunted. Demonic creatures test the lines of reality with the Harmons, who try to cope with their new residence. As the days get shorter and the temperature gets colder, snuggling up in front of the television is a great pastime for the whole family. The five above are just a few of the best TV shows on Netflix. We’re sure once you get started watching a couple of episodes, you’ll soon find yourself binge-watching all weekend long.


Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan

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GeekGirlCONLINE Weekend 2 | Comics

We hope you loved the first weekend of GeekGirlCONLINE! 

We’re thrilled to return this weekend with another round of geeky fun with a whole new theme: Comics! Here’s a quick look at what you can expect in the coming days:

Panels & Activities

Join us on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. for Behind the Scenes in Kids Comics with Wendy Browne, Kiara Valdez, Rose Pleuler, Whitney Leopard, JuYoun Lee, and Megan Peace!

What goes into making a book? Join four esteemed editors from inside comics publishing for a discussion of editing, agents, pitching, and what goes on in the everyday of working at a publisher. With kids graphic novel editors Whitney Leopard (Random House Graphic), Megan Peace (Scholastic Graphix), Rose Pleuler (Harper Alley), and Kiara Valdez (First Second). Moderated by Wendy Browne (Women Write About Comics).

We’ve also got two fun and exciting workshops coming up on Sunday! Tune in to Twitch on Sunday, October 11 at 1 p.m. for All About Wigs hosted by the Cosplay Repair Station. Right after, tune in for Geeky Comedy at 2:30 p.m. 

All this programming will stream live on our Twitch account, so mark your calendars! 

Teal Christensen
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Q&A with GeekGirlCONLINE Merch Artist Ragon Dickard

Custom merch design for GeekGirlCONLINE '20

Each year, our team works with a new artist to create custom GeekGirlCon merch for the con. Most things about this year are different, but we do have an amazing merch artist for you to meet: Ragon Dickard! 

To give y’all a better picture of the person who created the works of art that are this year’s designs, I asked Ragon some questions about her background, art, and surviving quarantine. 

So read on to learn all about Ragon, and when you’re done, check out our 2020 merch here.

Meet Ragon, everybody! [Image Description: Headshot of Ragon. She’s white and has short curly brown hair. She’s smiling brightly and looking at the camera. She has a septum piercing and apple earrings (of her own design!). She’s wearing a striped black and white shirt.]

Teal Christensen
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GGC Virtual Expo Hall and Merch Shop are Open!

A young lady in a purple dress wistfully says, "Because when I go shopping, the whole world gets better."
We know the feeling.

GeekGirlCONLINE is officially live, and so are our virtual expo hall and official merch shop! All. Month. Long!

Even though we can’t be together in person, that doesn’t mean that we can’t peruse the amazing exhibitors that have gathered together in our virtual expo hall. We have even categorized the exhibitors for your shopping convenience. Want to support a POC owned business? We got that. Is your favorite thing to buy at a con some cool original art? We got that too! Click here to shop our incredible list of virtual exhibitors.

We also have some crazy cool GeekGirlCon 2020 merch available, designed by none other than Ragon Dickard! Guys, this merch is so amazingly perfect for all that is GGC, so be sure to check it out here.

Happy shopping!

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