GeekGirlCon Basics

GeekGirlCon Basics

At our two-day convention on October 27 and 28, 2018, GeekGirlCon sets up an inclusive environment in the heart of downtown Seattle to celebrate every geek and honor the legacy of women contributing to science and technology; comics, arts, and literature; game play and game design; and beyond. Take a look below at what you can expect!

Friday, October 26
Saturday, October 27 Sunday, October 28
  • Registration 9am–8pm
  • Gaming  9am–10pm
  • DIY Science Zone 9am–5pm
  • Exhibits 10am–6pm
  • Panels and Events 10am–7pm
  • Registration 9am–3pm
  • Gaming 9am–7pm
  • DIY Science Zone 9am–4pm
  • Exhibits 10am–5pm
  • Panels and Events 10am–7pm

Location

GeekGirlCon takes place at the Conference Center at the Washington State Convention Center, located at 8th and Pike in downtown Seattle, WA.

Accessibility

We want to make GeekGirlCon a super-cool experience filled with excitement, education, and fun for all. We strive to create an event that works for all our attendees. We think inclusively about the range of needs, employ best practices to continually review our spaces, improve as we are able, and learn from our mistakes. Read about some of the features and resources available at GeekGirlCon to make a comfortable space for everyone.

Panels and Workshops

Each year our programming content is a mix of community-organized submissions and staff-curated content, including content featuring industry guests. Look for panels on a variety of topics, as well as workshops to get hands-on. Check out our programming schedule for GeekGirlCon ’18!

Panel from GeekGirlCon ’16’s panel: Magic, Music, & Friendship: Steven Universe.
Photo by Danny Ngan.

Exhibitors

A journey through GeekGirlCon’s Exhibitor Hall, you will find vendors with collectibles, comics, geek wear, prints, and so much more. In years’ past vendors showed off their custom-made TARDIS clocks, Lego earrings, glowing cat ears, LARPing gear, wands … we could go on.

Cosplayer in the exhibitor hall. [GeekGirlCon ’16 at Washington State Conference Center. Photo by Danny Ngan.]

Gaming

Every year, the gaming team puts together an entire floor of wonder—working hard in meeting the high standards set in previous years to bring the joy and discovery of storytelling, role-playing, worldbuilding, painting, strategizing, and exploration. Check out the Gaming Basics page for all of the details.

GeekGirlCon 2015 at Washington State Conference Center in Seattle, Washington. October 2015. Photo by Danny Ngan

GeekGirlCon 2015  gaming floor at Washington State Conference Center in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Danny Ngan.

BTW:  If you need a break, find a quiet corner or pop up to Introvert Alley on Level 1 where you can just sit. And not talk.

Fashion Show

Join us for the GeekGirlCon Fashion Show on Saturday at 7 pm in Tahoma 3/4 – Garnet! Celebrate the power of geek fashion with us as a diverse group of geeks walk the runway in outfits created by six companies. Learn about what inspires these designers, the changes they think the industry needs in order to become truly inclusive, and more! You won’t want to miss this night of fashionable, nerdy fun!

DIY Science Zone

Visit the DIY Science Zone, where our highly-trained team of scientists and science educators will guide you through a selection of fun experiments and answer all your questions about their scientific specialty. Thanks to all our DIY Science Zone donors that make doing experiments at GeekGirlCon possible! Consider supporting all of the hands-on science we have planned for 2018.

GeekGirlCon 2015 at Washington State Conference Center in Seattle, Washington. October 2015. Photo by Danny Ngan

A look at the DIY Science Zone from GeekGirlCon 2015. Photo by Danny Ngan.

Cosplay

GeekGirlCon is the place to shine in your geek finest. You’ll be able to join in our annual Costume Contest on Sunday at 5pm in Room Tahoma 3/4 – Garnet  or just show off your work around the con. Sign up now! This year we’re also adding a separate Kids’ Costume Celebration Sunday at 3pm in Room Tahoma 3/4 – Garnet! Sign up now!

A GeekGirlCon attendee in cosplay at Washington State Conference Center in Seattle on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

GeekGirlCon Quest

Collect stamps in your program book as you journey through GeekGirlCon. Each stamp earns you one entry to win a prize bag packed full of treasures from our vendors. The more stamps, the better your chances of winning! Collect all six stamps and receive a GeekGirlCon avatar pin of your choice. You can also get an avatar pin by filling out the Con survey. Complete both the Quest and the survey to receive two pins! Redeem your prize-drawing tickets by showing your stamps to the Agent at the GeekGirlCon Quest Table next to the Info Booth on Level 1 – Yakima. Prize drawings will be held at the Fashion Show on Saturday and at the Cosplay CONtest on Sunday. Max one prize bag per winner. Must be present to win

Pop-Up Library

Librarians from local libraries will have a selection of specially selected books available for you to read at the con in a pop-up library just off the escalators on Level 2 – Chelan! Browse our collection, make a button, or chat with librarians to find your next read.

Halloween

Check out our awesome lineup of spooky panels, workshops, games, and more as we celebrate Halloween!

Photobooth

Don’t forget to get your picture taken by our fabulous photographers at our photobooth! All photos will be available on the GeekGirlCon Flickr page after the con!

A photobooth picture from GeekGirlCon 2014 at Washington State Conference Center in Seattle. Photo by Joshua Weiner

GeekGirlConnections

The Connections area at GeekGirlCon exists in order to create a space for like-minded community organizations, leaders, and producers to share their experience and work within our community. It is focused on leadership development, mentorship, and connecting women with professionals in their desired career fields.

Attendee Love

What can you expect from a weekend at GeekGirlCon? Here are some social media comments from attendees.

So overwhelmed by the response from the #geekgirlcon fashion show! I got to talk body positivity and the importance of not ignoring (what the industry considers) plus size women. And FINALLY show the #princessaurora dress- which has been in my head for years. Scroll through to #makeitpink or #makeitblue . Yea. The #sleepingbeauty dress is a fully reversible dress as well as being convertible. 💖💙💖💙💖💙 Thank you again to Lisa Granshaw of @geekfold for asking us to be a part of the show, all my beautiful models, @espionage_cosmetics (my new favorite company) for hair and makeup, and the other designers who shared the runway with us!!!! …. @jordandenenyc @elhofferdesign @hautegeekettes @bootyandthegeek

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These are just a few things you’ll see at GeekGirlCon. We will be making specific announcements about programming and events as we lead up to the con! So stay tuned.  If you’ve been to our con, we’d love to hear about your experience! Join the conversation about GeekGirlCon on Facebook and Twitter.

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