GeekGirlCon Hosts First in a Series of Fund-raising Game Tournaments
Portland, OR, January 30th, GeekGirlCon staff will be hosting a Munchkin Tournament to kick off a series of monthly gaming tournaments that will appear in cities leading to Seattle,WA and raise money for GeekGirlCon’s upcoming convention.
Jason Heilpern, GeekGirlCon’s Gaming Coordinator, has organized a Munchkin Tournament that will take place at noon at Guardian Games, 303 Southeast 3rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon. Complete with prizes and a Monty Python-themed flash mob to promote the tournament itself, “Rumor even has it the Men in Black from Steve Jackson Games will be on site to participate in the fun!” says Heilpern. Online pre-registration for the tournament is $10 and $15 at the door.
Apart from the tournament itself, GeekGirlCon will be participating in both pre- and post-tournament festivities. Staff has invited the public to join them at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade, 511 Northwest Couch Street, Portland, Oregon, for a night of gaming and partying at 8pm on the 29th, and following the tournament itself on the 30th, at 5pm, everyone will be gathering at the Foggy Notion, 3416 N Lombard St, Portland, Oregon to celebrate. To find out more about this event: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=179714922052039
GeekGirlCon is a non-profit organization passionate about promoting women’s contributions to geek culture. We are having our first annual convention October 8 and 9, 2011 in Seattle at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms. To find out more about GeekGirlCon visit http://www.geekgirlcon.com.
GeekGirlCon Releases Date and Location of Their Long-Anticipated Event
Seattle, WA, GeekGirlCon, a female-focused, geek centric convention that celebrates the feminine involvement and contribution in Geek Culture will be making its debut Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th, 2011 at the Seattle Center’s Northwest Rooms.
Erica McGillivray, GeekGirlCon’s President and Marketing Director says, “GeekGirlCon is a one-of-a-kind convention celebrating geeky women and the wide variety of geeky things they are interested and involved in.” The first of its kind, GeekGirlCon strives to be an event that celebrates women in the fields of math, the sciences, fiction, games, comics and more.
“Planning this convention has shown me that I am not alone,” Michelle Pearson, GeekGirlCon’s Treasurer and Account manager says. “Meeting other geeky women and realizing that there are men in the community who appreciate and support us has been the best part of this journey so far. I’m excited to be a part of this and can’t wait to see our plans and ideas become reality.”
And the staff members aren’t the only ones excited about this event. GeekGirlCon already boasts a very talented special guest list; authors Bonnie Burton, Trina Robbins, Greg Rucka and Jen Van Meter have already signed on to appear at the convention and support its cause.
Passes to GeekGirlCon can be purchased through convention’s website: both two-day passes for the entire weekend ($35) and single day passes ($20).
GeekGirlCon is a non-profit organization of 30 staff members and roughly 80 other volunteers equally passionate about promoting women’s contributions to geek culture. The group will be continuing to hold fundraising events leading up to the convention date. To find out more about GeekGirlCon visit http://www.geekgirlcon.com.
Musical Artists Gather to Raise Awareness and Funds
Seattle, WA, January 12th – GeekGirlCon will be hosting a benefit concert at 9pm at the Sunset Tavern to further raise funds for their upcoming convention which will be taking place in the greater Seattle area in late 2011.
The night will consist of five acts with performances by Jonny Nero Action Hero, Altin Jimbiz, DJ Princess Sparklepony, Runt and Channa Masala. Tickets can be purchased through brownpapertickets.com. Alternatively, entry may be gained at the door with either with $7 cash only or $6 cash and a donation of two non-perishable food items for the Ballard Food Bank. The concert is a twenty-one and over event. Food and alcohol will be available for purchase. More information about this event can be found at http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=173719382660608.
GeekGirlCon is a convention whose staff is comprised of all volunteers: both women and men passionate about spreading awareness and celebration of female contributions and involvement in all aspects of Geek Culture.
To find out more about GeekGirlCon visit http://www.geekgirlcon.com.
GeekGirlCon to Honor Comic Legend and Raise Convention Funds at Grand Illusion Cinema
Seattle, WA, January 8th and 12th – GeekGirlCon will be showing the documentary “Grant Morrison: Talking To Gods” and holding a raffle at the Grand Illusion Cinema at 7pm. Raffle proceeds and twenty percent of ticket sales will be donated to GeekGirlCon itself.
The documentary, released in October 2010, explores the 30 year career of one of the most influential comic book writers of our day. “Grant Morrison is no doubt one of comics’ leading writers. Most fans either view him as an innovative genius or as completely insane; either way, this film is sure to be highly entertaining and insightful,” says Erica McGillivray, GeekGirlCon Marketing Director and avid comic-reader. Seating is limited to a mere 70 seats. Tickets will be sold at the door for a $10 admission. A raffle will also be held in order to further raise funds for the upcoming 2011 convention.
GeekGirlCon aims to celebrate and explore the female contributions and involvement in Geek Culture. It is a non-profit organization comprised of volunteers, both women and men, with a passion for math, the sciences, fantasy and science fiction, comics, gaming, and more. More information about the movie, and this event can be found at http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=112235512183650&index=1.
On September 20th, 2002, Fox network aired a show for one season that’s legacy continued to thrive long after it was gone. Firefly was an unfinished masterpiece about survival, pride, love and sacrifice in tv writer Joss Whedon’s collection. Nearly eight years after its cancellation, we gather together to celebrate both the beloved show and our fellow Browncoats (fans).
To mark the occasion, GeekGirlCon has organized a flashmob that will occur at 3:30pm on Sunday, December 19th, 2010 the plaza of Westlake Center. Street-legal drinks in hand, Browncoats will raise their voices in song to the Hero of Canton, Firefly’s Jayne Cobb, to promote and raise awareness for GeekGirlCon, a convention that “aims to misbehave.”
GeekGirlCon is an unprecedented convention in celebration of we women geeks and women’s contribution to the geeky things we love. GeekGirlCon will be held in Seattle in 2011, and we are currently fundraising in order to secure our date and venue. Math, fantasy, science, video gaming, comic books, and sci-fi: our love for them once made us outcasts, but now they will bring us together.
We invite you to join us in raising a glass to Joss Whedon’s Firefly and to support GeekGirlCon to make this a beautiful reality.
“We’ve done the impossible, and that makes us mighty.” — Malcolm Reynolds, Firefly