As a lot of you might know, GeekGirlCon has this really excellent practice of hiring an artist every year to design our year-specific merch. This year, that artist is Tatyana Vogt, whose art is so beautiful I’ve literally teared up over it. We are all in for such a treat with this year’s stuff, so read on for some of that good good design reveal and a little Q&A with the artist herself! Then, get your passes, check out our full programming schedule, and get yourself organized with the Guidebook app. Three days and counting!
Tell us a little about your story. Where are you from? Have you always been an artist?
Sure! So I was born and raised in California. I’ve drawn off and on my whole life, not realizing that it was something that could be a job until my later years of high school. I went to an art college where I worked part-time to help pay the bills and spent the little bit of free time I had working on becoming a better artist.
Each year, we recruit an artist who shares our values to work on our con-specific merch. This year, that artist is Cassie Kelly. Cassie is ridiculously talented, and we couldn’t be more excited about what’s in store for GeekGirlCon ‘18. In celebration of the big reveal, I asked Cassie a few questions about everything from process to faves.
If you’re interested in checking out more of Cassie’s work, I have the Instagram and web store for you!
The Millennium Falcon? A microscope, florence flask, and a broadsword? Someone wearing a cat-robot suit? Have you ever seen a t-shirt packed with so much awesome, that you almost doubted the mere existence of such a thing? I’m excited to share that we have that shirt, and it’s everything you’ve dreamt of.
Last week, we launched our first ever fundraising tee. The fabulously nerdy shirt features art by local Seattle artist and designer Ten Hundred (Peter Robinson). All proceeds will go towards helping us host a great convention, which is barely one month away. You can purchase the shirt in both straight cut and fitted sizes online right now.
And when I say famous, I mean my pictures have been tweeted and re-tweeted about 50 times. So obviously, I expect to be getting calls to model geek couture around the world.
Any minute now…
GeekGirlCon ‘15 had a brand new feature this year: the GeekGirlCon ‘15 Fashion Show, in association with PNW Fattitude. The idea was sort of radical in the “typical” fashion world: use models of all body types, shapes, and sizes, and let them strut their stuff on a runway. And what better place to showcase the kinds of clothing geek girls love to wear than at GeekGirlCon? Most of the geek wear in the world seems to be made for guys; I don’t know about anyone else, but I have a serious geeky t-shirt collection, and almost all of them are the standard t-shirt cut made for guys. Even the companies that make and market shirts for girls don’t usually have shapes and sizes for anyone but the smallest geek girls, so those of us who don’t fit into baby doll t-shirts opt for the guy t-shirts over nothing at all.
I was at PAX a couple of weekends back, and I briefly walked the floor. Now, I know it’s a gaming convention, so I expected to find games of all kinds, which I did. I saw some comics, some books, some artwork…and then I got the heck out of there. I’m not a gamer, and the lack of light on the main show floor (other than flashing video games and monitors) was very disconcerting to me. I figured it out pretty quickly: PAX really IS pretty much about games.
Then again, Emerald City Comicon has a lot more than comics, but I didn’t have any money earlier this year…so I sort of hoped I’d find some shiny bits to carry away with me at PAX. After I paid for them, of course. While I am attracted to shiny things, I am not the kind of crow who lines her nest with STOLEN bits of shiny!
It is the moment you have all been waiting for, one of our last big reveals for GeekGirlCon ‘12: our exclusive GeekGirlCon merch!
We know you’ll be busy catching panels, checking out games, and networking at the GeekGirlConnections room. But don’t forget to stop by the Exhibitor Hall on the third floor! You won’t regret it. In fact, you’ll likely empty your pockets after you see what the amazing exhibitors and artists have on display.
Find exclusive GeekGirlCon merchandise at Booth 300!
Preview some of the nerdtastic and geekarific products we’ll have available for purchase this year. These are exclusive and custom-designed items, folks! T-shirts, tote bags, and buttons – OH MY! We’ll also have limited (only 20!) dice bags and limited (only 50!) six-sided die, as well as a whole stack of severely awesome GeekGirlCon bumper stickers.
Here’s the pricing for our merch: • T-shirt: $17 • Tote Bag: $12 •Dice Bag: $7 •Dice: $2 •Bumper Sticker: $2 •Buttons: 2 for $1 (We have 12 awesome designs!)
Be sure to stop by Booth 300 to get some Fresh Merch! You know you want some of that geeky goodness!
What else are you hoping to snag at GeekGirlCon ‘12?
Looking for a holiday gift for that geek girl in your life?
GeekGirlCon has great deals on our 2011 con merchandise at our Etsy store. Couldn’t make it to Seattle? Or you made it to the con, but were low funds? You are in luck! T-shirts, tote bags, stickers, and pins are all available for purchase.
Get a piece of geek girl history for yourself or that special geek in your life. Act now, because when the 2011 gear is sold-out — it’s gone for good!
To receive your shipment in time for Christmas, you must place your order no later than December 21st.