Submit Programming for GeekGirlCon 2012!

Are you a professional in a geeky industry? Do you run your own geeky business? Can we learn from you about the history of women in gaming? Do you have a unique perspective to share about being a woman in the sciences, horror, comics, television, film, robotics, costuming, or stunt industries? Are you an artist or illustrator? A pop culture “herstorian” or cultural critic?

GeekGirlCon will feature informative and entertaining programming on topics ranging from geek lifestyle issues, to the sciences to popular culture. We are seeking engaging and thought-provoking proposals from professionals for panels and presentations on topics such as, but not limited to:

· Geeky parenting and dating
· Women in science, math, engineering, and technology 
· Women in robotics
· Women characters and creators in comic books, literature, film, and television
· Pop culture scholarship
· Women in gaming 
(Tabletop, Board, Console, PC)
· Women in horror
· Diversity in genre – including race, ethnicity, class, gender, ability, sex and sexuality
· Crafty or geeky businesses
· Cosplay 
or Crossplay
· Women in Stunt Work
· Women writers (and men writing great geeky female characters)
· Women artists and illustrators
· Women in science fiction and fantasy
· Fandom and community
· Women’s history in geeky popular culture, science, and technology
· Women in Anime/Manga
· Women in Pop Culture Publishing
· YA authors with Strong Female Protagonists
· Geek Girl Pioneers in Fandom and Community
· Documentary filmmakers
· Web series producers
· Geeky Charities
· Women mentoring each other and our geeky little sisters
· Hackers and Programmers
· LED/Tech Fashion
· Steampunk

To be considered for acceptance proposal submissions must reflect the mission of the convention – to promote, celebrate, educate, mentor, encourage and empower the female geek – and should make an effort towards inclusivity.

We are interested in presentations, screenings, readings, workshops, mentoring sessions, and round table discussions from women and men in geeky professions. These topics should be addressed with a women-centric and woman-positive focus and with attention to issues of diversity.

GeekGirlCon is committed to representing women geeks of all ages, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, creeds, physical and mental abilities, and familial statues. Proposals must reflect a commitment to this as well.

Submissions are open until March 15th. If you are interested in proposing a panel or presentation please fill out this form:

P.S. Just have an idea, but don’t want to be a part of programming yourself? Tell us about it in the Programming Suggestion Box!

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Announcing GeekGirlCon 2012!

Join us for our second annual convention, GeekGirlCon 2012!

Chase Masterson at GeekGirlCon 2011. Photo by Amir Rosenblatt.

Chase Masterson in the vendor room at GeekGirlCon 2011. Photo by Amir Rosenblatt.

GeekGirlCon ’12 will take place August 11th and 12th, 2012 at the Conference Center in downtown Seattle, WA. We are super excited to bring you another convention focused on the female geek. We’ll have programming, panels, games, exhibits, and more. So come and celebrate geeky women with us. From the scientist to the manga-addict, we have a little bit for everyone. All geeks welcome!

Buy Your Passes Today!

2-Day ($35) and Saturday or Sunday only ($20/each) passes available. Kids ages 5-10 are $5 and kids under 4 are free with an adult pass.

See you there!

The GeekGirlCon Staff

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GeekGirlCon All-hands Meeting 01.21.12

Under the fridge and the stove.

It’s the first GeekGirlCon all-hands meeting for the year! Come join GeekGirlCon staff to talk about upcoming initiatives, hear new announcements, and give your thoughts and feedback. Everyone is welcome!

Meeting starts at 11:30am-1pm, at Card Kingdom (5105 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA). Can’t make it in person? Check out our Livestream channel!

Check out upcoming events, and find out more about volunteering for GeekGirlCon by perusing the meeting agenda. Hope to see you there!

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GeekGirlCon needs your help for 2012!

Seattle Skyline by Andrew E. Larsen

We are currently seeking a venue for next year’s convention. That’s right, GeekGirlCon 2012.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to use the Northwest Rooms again (where 2011 is happening) due to the space being annexed by local Seattle radio station KEXP.

Our staff has been busy seeking a space, but we’d sure appreciate suggestions that you may have. Those hidden, cool places in the city we love. We know you love GeekGirlCon just as much as we do and that many of you live in Seattle and just might know a really great venue for 2012.

Our requirements for a venue:

1) Located in Seattle. Sorry, Sea-Tac, Bellevue, and Everett, but we’re looking in the Seattle zip codes only.

2) Holds 1,500-2,000 people.

3) Has multiple rooms of different sizes. We require at least three rooms for programming, one to two rooms for gaming, and a vendor/exhibitor room.

Thank you so much for your suggestions.

Erica McGillivray
President, GeekGirlCon

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