Geek About Town! – April 2015

Happy Spring from GeekGirlCon! Here’s what’s going on in our neck of the woods in April:

Thursday, April 2 – Sunday, April 5: Norwescon 38
From the website: “Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s premiere science fiction and fantasy convention and one of the largest regional science fiction and fantasy conventions in the United States. While maintaining a primarily literary focus, Norwescon is large enough to provide a venue for many of the other aspects of science fiction and fantasy and the interests of its fans such as anime, costuming, art, gaming, and much, much more.”

Friday, April 3 – Sunday, April 5: Sakura-Con
From the website: “Sakura-Con is the northwest’s oldest and largest anime, manga (comics), gaming, and Asian culture convention. Hosted by the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association, a 501(c)(3) non profit, Sakura-Con began in 1998 as a small, three-day event . a party for anime fans at the DoubleTree Inn, in Tukwila, Washington. The convention has grown dramatically over the years in terms of size and mission. Operated by a 100% all-volunteer staff, our main goal is for everyone to have fun and to foster learning more about the cultures that bring us our favorite media.”

Friday, April 10: GeekGirlCon Board Game Night at Wayward Coffeehouse
From the Meetup page: “Do you love board games and enjoy teaching others how to play? Explore the board/card game hobby and meet folks happy to teach you their favorite board games! No pressure though, you can just come and play with folks who love playing games. And the best part about the GeekGirlCon game nights with our friends at Wayward? They are absolutely FREE with no cover charge!

Our group is inclusive and totally newbie-friendly. We play a wide range of modern board and card games as well as some classics. You might findKing of Tokyo, Völuspá, Alien Frontiers, Locke & Key, Coup, Tokaido,The Resistance, Skull and Roses, Settlers of Catan, 7 Wonders, Toc Toc Woodman, FLUXX and many more!

Bring a game with you or just bring yourself. Join GeekGirlCon staffers, make some new friends, play some games, and enjoy some delicious organic, fair trade, and shade-grown coffee. There are also local pastries and vegetarian/vegan treats, if you get hungry during all that gameplay.”

Friday, April 10 – Sunday, April 12: Paws on Science
From the website: “Huskies of all ages are invited to join University of Washington scientists and researchers for fun, interactive activities and exhibits at Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend at Pacific Science Center. Learn about the boundless research breakthroughs happening in our own backyard. Don’t miss out on special appearances made by Harry the Husky, the Husky marching band, the cheer team and Dubs. UW alumni, students, faculty and staff will also enjoy a 20 percent discount on admission. Paws-on Science is included with the price of general admission — FREE for Pacific Science Center Members.”

Sunday, April 12: Game of Thrones Medieval Dinner Party & Screening
From the website: “Get ready for Season 5 of Game of Thrones by re-living the epic drama of the last two episodes of Season 4 on LUCID’s big screen. This limited seating engagement is paired with an authentic medieval meal from Brave Horse Tavern’s Michelle Mallet, with dishes like handmade farm cheese and a seasonal herb salad.”

Monday, April 13 – Wednesday, April 15: PowerUp! Gaming Days
From the website: “Get pixelated as you dive into the groundbreaking world of contemporary video games. EMP Museum is inviting families and aficionados of all kinds to explore this rapidly-growing industry in all of its imaginative iterations.

Whether you’re a developer, designer, coder, composer, or critic, the game development industry is exploding with potential for creativity and exciting new careers. With so many pathways into this arena, EMP will be joined by partners Nintendo, Pixelkin, and DigiPen to help you learn about, create, and play the latest and most innovative games out there.”

Friday, April 24: GeekGirlCon Board Game Night at Wayward Coffeehouse
From the Meetup page: “Do you love board games and enjoy teaching others how to play? Explore the board/card game hobby and meet folks happy to teach you their favorite board games! No pressure though, you can just come and play with folks who love playing games. And the best part about the GeekGirlCon game nights with our friends at Wayward? They are absolutely FREE with no cover charge!

Our group is inclusive and totally newbie-friendly. We play a wide range of modern board and card games as well as some classics. You might findKing of Tokyo, Völuspá, Alien Frontiers, Locke & Key, Coup, Tokaido,The Resistance, Skull and Roses, Settlers of Catan, 7 Wonders, Toc Toc Woodman, FLUXX and many more!

Bring a game with you or just bring yourself. Join GeekGirlCon staffers, make some new friends, play some games, and enjoy some delicious organic, fair trade, and shade-grown coffee. There are also local pastries and vegetarian/vegan treats, if you get hungry during all that gameplay.”

Friday, April 24 – Saturday, April 25: She’s Geeky Seattle 2015
From the Eventbrite page: “Without places to re-energize and networks that support them, women who have done the hard work of developing their skills to work in STEM may drop out after just a few years in their field. We want to improve the situation of women in STEM fields, increase retention rates, and create a place for women to discuss the topics that are meaningful to them. Inspiring each other, creating vital networks, and sharing skills are at the core of our events.

You can bring your daughters! We even created a special ticket price for them and encourage their attendance on Saturday. Girls as young as 9 years old have attended She’s Geeky with their mothers, aunts, sisters and/or mentors.”

Saturday, April 25: BoneBat “Comedy of Horrors” Film Fest 2015
From the Facebook page: “The BoneBat “Comedy of Horrors” Film Fest is an annual evening of giggles and gore, where we present the finest in independent Comedy/Horror features and shorts from around the world, amazing live music and prizes galore, all hosted by Steve and Gord of The BoneBat Show!”

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