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How Kickstarter and Crowdfunding Are Changing Gaming

Post by guest contributor Brooke Chaplan.

Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms have widespread applications across many industries, but few markets have been impacted quite as much as gaming. There are several reasons for this phenomenon, but greater access to specialized products for narrow fan bases is among the main driving factors. There are several things about crowdfunding that should prompt independent developers and emerging studios to pause and reflect on how they can leverage it in their efforts.

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Thank You for Supporting GeekGirlCONLINE!

We did it—our first-ever virtual con with five weekends’ worth of panels, programming, and socially distanced fun! It’s been quite the year, and we are so grateful for your support of this slightly different con experience. As you know, GGC runs on love—from our 100% volunteer staff to the donations that fuel our mission—and we can’t thank you enough for the love and encouragement you’ve shown us over the past month.

We hope to have GeekGirlCon back in all its IRL glory next year, but in the meantime, you can catch up on any content you missed from GGCONLINE on our YouTube channel and subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest on everything we’re doing.

We hope to see you again in person soon!

Caitlin Foskey
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Tickets Still Available For The GeekGirlCon (Virtual) Halloween Dance Party! 🔮

Happy Halloween week! While this weekend marks the finale of GeekGirlCONLINE, we still have plenty in store—including the Halloween Dance Party hosted by GeekGirlStrong founder Robyn Warren (@geekgirlstrong).

We still have plenty of tickets available, so make sure to pick your’s up before the event this Friday, October 30, at 6 pm!


The dance party is on Friday, October 30, from 6 pm to 8 pm.


The dance party will be held in a private Zoom room! A link will be sent out to all ticket-holders at a later date closer to the event.


Tickets are available on Showclicks right now! There are only 50 seats available, to pick yours up today! All tickets are pay-want-you-want and budget-friendly.


Dancing isn’t the only thing you can look forward to! Throughout the event, there will be various fandom-related giveaways (including some GeekGirlCon merch!)

Costumes not required, but certainly encouraged! 🎃

Indigo Boock
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GeekGirlCONLINE Week 4: Gaming

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We’ve made it to our penultimate weekend of GeekGirlCONLINE, but we’re not slowing down yet. Our fourth weekend of GeekGirlCONLINE is all about GAMING, so tune in on the GeekGirlCONLINE Twitch channel for a ton of amazing panels, workshops, and livestreams sponsored by our awesome gamemaker friends at Valve!

Rebecca Anglesey
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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.


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 or Twitter @BrookeChaplan

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