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.
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’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!
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.
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
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.
You’re invited to a virtual murder mystery experience hosted by Foulplay! Travel to a spaceport full of scum and villainy and spend the night accomplishing your goals, making some new friends (or enemies!), and solving a murder. This game is appropriate for ages 15+.
GeekGirlCONLINE is going strong, and we hope you’re having as much fun with it as we are! This weekend we’re back with one of my favorite themes: Arts and Lit! Here’s some of the great content we have in store:
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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