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.
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!
Special Events/Community Outreach
Monday, March 21st at 7:30pm to 9pm
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!
See you there,
Special Events/Community Outreach
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.
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.
-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.
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
• 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)