Reminder: GeekGirlCon ’15 Kick-Off Party and GeekGirlCONcert on Friday Night!

If you’re in town on Friday night before GeekGirlCon starts THIS SATURDAY, join us at the Hard Rock Café in downtown Seattle to celebrate our 5th anniversary with our kick-off party and annual GeekGirlCONcert!

Join us from 6pm for the kick-off party and get ready for our convention! There will be free food with a cash bar, and you can skip the line on con day and pick up your badge right there. Then, at 8:30pm we’ll have our GeekGirlCONcert! Groove along as the PDX Broadsides and Thundering Asteroids! take the stage. Our event is all-ages, so feel free to bring the whole family.

This event is only for GeekGirlCon ’15 badge holders or by special invitation, so if you want to come and celebrate with us, you’ll need to have a pass. They’re expected to sell out before the weekend, so make sure you buy yours today!

 

Written by GeekGirlCon copywriter JC Lau

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Reminder: GeekGirlCon Costume Contest!

Planning to dress up for GeekGirlCon ’15? Why not enter our costume contest and win some bragging rights!

Sign up here to show off your homemade, original and self-constructed costumes in the individual, group or child’s costume categories. The contest will start at 5:00pm on Saturday with a non-competitive Junior Cosplay event – bring your costumed young ones to the Costume Contest for a chance to show off their nerdiness. After that, come and strut your stuff on our stage to impress this year’s judges, Shubzilla, Morgue Anne, and GeekGirlCon fan favorite, Darth Makenna.

Don’t forget to check here for our official costume contest rules! The deadline for signing up online for the contest is midnight, Friday, October 9. You can also sign up in person at the Con until noon on Saturday, October 10. For more information about this year’s costume contest, check out our blog.

 

Written by GeekGirlCon copywriter JC Lau

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GeekGirlCon ’15 Programming Highlight: Fandoms, Fandoms Everywhere

Fandom is a powerful thing. It can connect, inspire and frustrate—often at the same time. I’ve my fair share of important fandoms, which I participate in to varying degrees. There’s the movie I’ll reblog any picture from as long as it has my favorite character, the musical I’ll talk about to anyone who looks like they might care, the book series I’ll push on you as soon as we talk. But fandom isn’t just about the actual work of art: at its most powerful, it can also be a source of community.

GeekGirlCon 2015 has, of course, a variety of panels focused on individual fandoms and also a few that will discuss the idea of fandom on a larger scale. Whether you’re a fantasy fan interested in science or a dystopia fan interested in utopian ideals, there’s a panel or two for you.

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GeekGirlCon ’15 Passes in Stores Now!

Update 10/7: Please note: all online passes are now SOLD OUT. Some stores may still have them in stock; please call ahead to make sure.

Just in case you missed the window for early bird pricing online, GeekGirlCon is partnering with a number of brick-and-mortar stores to bring you passes for the super-bargainous prices of $35 for a two-day adult pass, or $20 for a one-day adult pass!

Head to one of the following to support both your local geeky business, and your local geeky Con:

On the other hand, if you feel that a few dollars is a small price to pay for ordering at home in your Pokémon footie pajamas, that is also a valid life choice. Buy passes online, and there’s no need to interrupt your Netflix marathon.

Online prices are as follows:

  • 2-Day Adult passes: $45
  • 1-Day Adult passes: $30
  • 1-Day Kids 6-12 passes: $10
  • Kids 0-5: Free!

Whatever you decide, make sure to grab passes before the big day—we’re headed for yet another sold-out Convention, and we’d hate for you to miss it!

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GeekGirlCon ’15 Featured Contributor: G. Willow Wilson

We on staff at GeekGirlCon are thrilled to share that comic book writer and novelist G. Willow Wilson will be joining us as a featured contributor at GeekGirlCon ‘15 – even if she has to miss New York Comic Con to be here!

She’s one of a upcoming cadre of comic book (and other pop culture) creators who engage deeply with their fanbase, who wear their geeky fannish roots on their sleeve. She’s active on Twitter, answering fan questions and squeeing alongside us at fandom news.

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Bechdel Test Burlesque Returns!

GeekGirlCon ‘15 is fast approaching, and you have a hard choice to make between two awesome events on October 10: our first GeekGirlCon Fashion Show at the Conference Center, or something a little more risque…

 

BECHDEL TEST BURLESQUE

October 9 & 10, 2015

Doors 7:00 PM; show 7:30 PM

21+ Only with ID

$20 General Admission, $35 VIP

 

Presented by

Jo Jo Stiletto, Sophie Maltease, Sailer St. Claire & Scarlett O’Hairdye

In Association with Sin de la Rosa

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GeekGirlCon ’15 Programming Highlight: We’ve Got Intersectionality!

Here at GeekGirlCon, we pride ourselves on promoting the interests of all types of geeky women, be it in the sciences, or in gaming, comics or popular culture. However, our mission is considerably broader than that: we value diversity in all types, and celebrate in particular the space where these differences overlap.

Some of our panels also touch on the intersectionality between gender and another issue, such as race, ability, gender identity and orientation, or size. And now with our schedule available online for GeekGirlCon ‘15, here are some freshly-picked panels at the intersection of geeky lady-ness and everything else:

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Announcing: The First-Ever Annual GeekGirlCon Fashion Show

Written by GeekGirlCon guest author Lisa Granshaw

After I attended GeekGirlCon for the first time in 2013, I was hooked. It was unlike any other convention I had attended. Its friendly environment and focus on important topics faced by the community not often given attention elsewhere made the convention a must-visit and more than worth the trip across the country for me.

I’ve been attending ever since, and each year I host a panel about geek fashion, a topic which has been very important to me over the last few years. I believe fashion can be an empowering force for women in the geek community and that it’s important for it to be accessible to all women so they can express their passion for their interests.

Considering GeekGirlCon’s mission and my own recent efforts to write and speak about how empowering geek fashion can be, I thought about how the convention could be a great place for a diverse fashion show. With its goals, GeekGirlCon could host a different type of show for the geek community that not only could spotlight the amazing, empowering geek fashion created by fantastic local companies, but also discuss what still needs to be improved in the industry so everyone can show off their geeky side.

It’s amazing how a small idea has now bloomed thanks to the talented efforts of the GeekGirlCon staff into the first-ever GeekGirlCon Fashion Show in partnership with Espionage Cosmetics and PNW Fattitude.


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At the con this year, we will have an amazing group of models joining us on the runway to display a range of great geek fashion. The designers will be talking with us about what inspires them and how they got started combining their geeky interests with fashion.

I’m honored to be hosting the show and hope you will join us Saturday, October 10, at 8 p.m. in room 301/302 in the WACC! The first 100 attendees will receive a free swag bag filled with items from our sponsors and everyone will get a raffle ticket for great prizes.

Raffle prizes and swag bags are sponsored by:

Espionage Cosmetics
Her Universe
Insert Coin Clothing
ThinkGeek Solutions
Bombsheller
Optimystical Studios
Surly-Ramics
LittleCLUUs
Nancym4
HappiBoshi
Arctic Phoenix Studios
Nerd Cred
GeekStar Costuming
Studio Catawampus
WeLoveFine

Come decked out in your own great geek fashion and share the experience on social media with the hashtag #GGC15Fashion!

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GeekGirlCon ’15 Programming is LIVE!

Through the magic and hard work that is GeekGirlCon’s devoted volunteer Web Team, programming for GeekGirlCon ‘15 is LIVE on our website!

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With our convention passes getting close to selling out for the fifth straight year (go buy your passes NOW if you haven’t!), we’ve been busy planning our schedule, prepping all of the panels, gathering science-y materials for the DIY Science Zone, brushing up on our game play, and setting up ideal spaces for all of our awesome attendees.

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Not to be missed: October 9, the night before GeekGirlCon ‘15 opens its doors, is our GeekGirlCONcert and Kick-Off Party! If you can’t pick up your badge at the Conference Center at the WSCC on Friday during the day, you can pick it up on your way into the Hard Rock Cafe, where we will be celebrating our 5th Anniversary in style with Thundering Asteroids! and PDX Broadsides for dancing and entertainment. (This event is badge holders only; not open to the general public.)

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October 10, we have two evening events lined up at the convention: the Annual GeekGirlCon Costume Contest, and our first ever GeekGirlCon Fashion Show, partnering with some amazing designers for geeks everywhere!

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Doors open at 9am on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11, with programming starting both days at 10am. Check out the schedule and start planning your weekend more thoroughly so you don’t miss a thing!

We can’t wait to see you there!

Sarah Grant
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GeekGirlCon ’15 Programming Highlight: Doing it for Ourselves

As well as celebrating the amazing accomplishments of women in geekery, GeekGirlCon has always had a strong focus on helping women and other marginalized geeks find the tools, contacts, know-how, and resolve to achieve their own goals. In addition to our GeekGirlConnections room (we’ve already highlighted some of the organizations who’ll have tables there this October), we have a range of awesome panels and workshops lined up where you can pick up tips on everything from cosplay to community building to content creation.

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