SOLD OUT! -Represent Yourself! Come to GeekGirlCon’s Screening of Miss Representation November 30

**Update: This screening is now SOLD OUT. Advance tickets are no longer available, a limited number of “standby” tickets might become available at the door five to ten minutes prior to the screening. Standby tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on how many seats are available. Cash only.**

Miss Representation – Presented by Women’s Funding Alliance in partnership with Reel Grrls, GeekGirlCon, and SIFF. Join us on November 30th for a special screening of this compelling new film that exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

This 90-minute documentary identifies huge gaps in the mainstream media’s portrayals and depictions of women and how the limited images actually lead to fewer women in positions of influence and power in our society. Miss Representation is essential viewing for anyone bombarded with images and memes from mainstream media (ergo, that means everyone needs see this documentary).

Visit MissRepresentation.org and take the pledge to help end sexism. Then, make sure you secure your tickets for the screening:

Wednesday, November 30th
Doors open at 6:00PM, show at 7:00 PM
Uptown Theater (Lower Queen Anne neighborhood, 511 Queen Ann Ave. N)
Click here to buy tickets: $10, $5 for SIFF members

All ages are welcome to this event, but please consider this film is rated TV-14 DL for strong suggestive dialogue and strong coarse language. Visit MissRepresentation.org for more details.

Stay after the film for a panel discussion on the images of women in the media: how it currently stands and how to change it. Panelists include:

Regina Buenaobra-Community Manager at ArenaNet and Editor at The Border House Blog
Dr. Amy Peloff- Assistant Director of Comparative History of Ideas at University of Washington
Jennifer K. Stuller- Ink-Stained Amazon Author and Programming Director at GeekGirlCon
Malory Graham- Executive Director at Reel Grrls

Moderators:
Sara Reyerson- Director of Grant Programs at Women’s Funding Alliance
Lummy- Student at Reel Grrls

Whether a veteran activist or young upstart, this screening of Miss Representation offers everyone inspiration to become an agent of change for images of women in the media. It is time to stand up and represent! Continue the discussion at www.geekgirlcon.com/forum

Direct link to this post: www.geekgirlcon.com/miss-representation-screening

Please contact Kelly at SpecialEvents@geekgirlcon.com with any questions.

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GeekGirlCon Goes Outside & Works to Keep Seattle Green!

GeekGirlCon @ Lewis Park
GeekGirlCon @ Lewis Park

GeekGirlCon @ Lewis Park

When: Sunday, August 28th
Where: Lewis Park
Time: 10am – 2pm

 

To sign up visit: Lewis Park Natural Area – 8/28

Forecasters say that, August 28th, the last Sunday of the month is expected to be a lovely day. And on this lovely Seattle day, GeekGirlCon staff and volunteers are needed to help restore green lands in Lewis Park on Beacon Hill. Any and all fans and supporters of GeekGirlCon, or nature, are welcome to attend.  This is a chance to get outdoors, weed, mulch, smell the fresh air, and help clean up a park that has some amazing views! If you are under 18, please complete the online Youth Waiver form and bring it on the day of the event. Be sure to join this event on the Lewis Park Natural Area website.

Restoration of neighborhood green spaces is important to recreate the native plant and tree communities lost to logging, clearing, and take-over by invasive plants like ivy and blackberry. Native plant communities free of invasive species can survive drought and live longer, healthier lives to keep Seattle green.

Lewis Park Natural Area is part of the Green Seattle Partnership, a public/private partnership between the City of Seattle and the Cascade Land Conservancy. This partnership envisions a healthy, livable city with sustainable forested parklands.  Over the years, countless volunteers have planted native species to restore the park, including Western red-cedar trees that could live 800 to 1000 years!

See you Sunday, August 28th!

Thank you kindly,

Amanda McGall
GeekGirlCon Community Outreach Coordinator

 

Direct link to this post: www.geekgirlcon.com/keepseattlegreen

 

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Women in the Video Game Industry

GeekGirlCon and the Association for Women in Computing present Women in the Video Game Industry.

What is it like being a professional woman working in the gaming industry? Totally cool is what. Hear what these gamer industry pros have to say about getting a start and gaining a career in gaming.

Join GeekGirlCon and the Association for Women in Computing on Thursday, August 11th at 7 p.m. at ArenaNet (3180 139th Ave SE (5th floor), Bellevue, WA 98005) for a FREE panel discussion and Q & A about women working in the game industry.

Space is limited. Reserve your place today and get a ticket.

If you have any questions about this event please email specialevents@geekgirlcon.com

Direct link to tickets: http://geekgirlcon-awc-event.eventbrite.com

Direct link to this post: www.geekgirlcon.com/awcevent

Thank you!
Kelly Clark | Special Events Director



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GeekGirlCon Walks for a Brighter Future of Women in STEM Careers

IGNITE's Brighter Future Walk 2011

On Sunday June 5, GeekGirlCon is walking with IGNITE to raise awareness of women working in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and reverse the stereotype of technology as a competitive, solitary, masculine career choice which is keeping girls away from STEM.

Our Geek Girl network has been shrinking when it comes to women seeking careers in STEM! According to IGNITE, an organization focused inspiring young women to pursue the science and tech fields, women represent only 15% of the industry today. That is a big decrease from the 1980 when women were 35% of those fields. GeekGirlCon wants to reverse this trend and you can help us.

Register to walk with us on June 5 or sponsor our staff and volunteers who will lace up their trainers and don warm-ups for a cause we vehemently support. Visit IGNITE for more information and donate. Support GeekGirlCon walkers: Arwen Morton, Amanda McGall, Kelly Clark, Jen Stuller, Anna Daniell, Erica McGillivray, and Adrienne Fox. Please feel free to join us at the registration table at 1pm.

IGNITE states, “When you join this Walk, you are taking a stand for a brighter future, where women participate equally with men and have a say in how technology can improve the lives of people everywhere around the globe.” GeekGirlCon totally agrees.

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GeekGirlCon Trivia Competition

Gather your geekiest friends around and put your thinking caps on! GeekGirlCon invites you to a geeky trivia competition.

Hosted by Geeks Who Drink, the most knowledgeable geeks in Washington will go head to head in this trivia night at Dad Watson’s for fame, fortune, and ultimate geek bragging rights!

When: 8:00pm Monday, April 11th
Where: Dad Watson’s, 3601 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103

Teams up to six players. Entry fee is $5 per person. Compete to win 30% of the total entry fees and GeekGirlCon button packs.

During our friendly competition, we will also be collecting canned food to donate to the Ballard Food Bank. You can get in your good deed of the day and compete for glory and riches – all in one place!

See you there!
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Get Your Geek On Burlesque Monday, 3/21

Monday, March 21st at 7:30pm to 9pm

Solo Bar

200 Roy Street
Seattle, WA 98109

GeekGirlCon proudly presents a celebration of women with a night of geeky Burlesque dancing and jazz. Featuring Miss Elaine Yes, Laela Lovechild and more to thrill and entertain you. Live music provided by the Ron Weinstein Trio.

GeekGirlCon extols female involvement in all fields of Geek culture. The underpinning of this is having women proudly own themselves and what they love. Burlesque is exactly that. It is playful, sexy and above all, it is empowering.

Don’t forget this is the perfect opportunity to bring an unwrapped, new toy or other geeky gift to help GeekGirlCon donate a TARDIS full of toys to Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Happy Hour will be happening all night!

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GeekGirlCon Climbs the Big Climb March 20th

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GeekGirlCon Climbs the Big Climb

On March 20th GeekGirlCon will be participating in the Big Climb; this event is the largest fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Washington/Alaska Chapter. On this magnanimous day volunteers will climb/run up the Columbia Center which just so happens to be the tallest skyscraper in downtown Seattle. There are 69 flights of stairs, 788 feet of vertical elevation, and a magnificent view once the top is reached. There is a metaphor here!

GeekGirlCon is getting involved in the Big Climb because the event is inspiring, big in heart, and crucial in its purpose. All proceeds go directly towards LLS’ mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. Additionally, funds are used to educate, advocate, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. This is an amazing way to support those who are fighting blood cancers while making people think about their own health as some face a big physical challenge that is small in comparison to those who struggle with cancer.

Right now we are asking people to donate online whatever they can afford to give, if even it is 10 dollars. If times are tough, we of course understand, and please feel free to let others know about this event. Visit our GeekGirlCon Big Climb team page to donate. Just click on either the red Make a Gift, or Donate, link.

For more information on the Big Climb visit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website.

Thank you kindly,
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Geeks Bleed this Month for Women in Horror (WiH)

February is Women in Horror Recognition Month. Ladies in Canada, Uk, and the US are coming together to showcase female fearlessness, skill, involvement, and power in the horror genre through film festivals, conventions, parties, charity auctions, and web-based interviews. WiH also organizes blood drives! What better way to celebrate women splattering blood than to voluntarily have blood taken!

For more bloody details check out womeninhorrormonth.com

GeekGirlCon is encouraging Geeks to bleed for a month. We will soon be posting our donation date, but until then please don’t wait to let the blood flow. Blood banks are the lowest they have been in a decade and we must share what we have to give.

After you have donated, post on the Geeks Bleed this Month for Women in Horror (WiH) Facebook page your pictures, video, donor card, or whatever proof you have, and we will enter you in a drawing for fabulous prizes. The drawing will be held at the end of the month, and we will contact you via Facebook.

To Donate:
-You want to feel healthy and weigh at least 110 pounds.
– Be at least 17 years of age.

You can’t donate if:
-You have traveled outside of the US and Canada within the last 6months. Some countries are okay; the concern is malaria. They will ask you some questions.
– You have been tattooed in the last 6 months.
– You have seen a dentist within the last 3 days or received a Flu shot in the last 2 days.

For answers to other questions check with the Puget Sound Blood Center or with your chosen blood donation center.

Thank you

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GeekGirlCon Benefit Concert!

GeekGirlCon is having a benefit concert at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard and you are invited! There will be FIVE acts including:
• Jonny Nero Action Hero
• Altin Jimbiz (http://altinjimbiz.com/)
• DJ Princess Sparklepony
• Runt
• Channa Masala

You can get in for just $7 OR $6 with a donation of 2 non-perishable food items for the Ballard Food Bank! (Cash only at the door)

To buy tickets now from Brown Paper Tickets, click this link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/142425

Check us out on the Sunset Tavern’s event calendar here: http://www.sunsettavern.com

Doors open at 8pm • Music starts at 9pm • *This is a 21+ show

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