GeekGirlCon Basics

GeekGirlCon Basics

Every year at our annual convention, GeekGirlCon sets up an inclusive environment at the heart of downtown Seattle. Together, we celebrate and honor the legacies of under-represented groups in science, technology, comics, arts, literature, game play, and game design.

Take a look at what you can expect, and join us November 5th for a Saturday of fun and excitement!

Location

GeekGirlCon takes place at Arch at 800 Pike at Seattle Conference Center (formerly Washington State Convention Center), located at 8th and Pike in downtown Seattle, WA.

Accessibility

We want to make sure that GeekGirlCon is a great experience filled with excitement, education, and fun for all. We strive to create an event that works for every attendee—we think inclusively about the range of our attendees needs, employ the best practices to continually review our spaces, improve as we are able, and learn from our mistakes.

All public areas, lobbies, exhibit halls, and meeting rooms within the WSCC are ADA accessible. You can read more about the features and resources that will be available over the weekend—it’s extremely important to us that GeekGirlCon is a safe and comfortable environment 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.

Panel from GeekGirlCon ’17: I Am Also a We – A Sense8 Panel. Photo by Sayed Alamy.

Exhibitors

Who doesn’t love a little bit of shopping? We definitely do, and we’re beyond for you to see all of the goodies that our exhibitors will be bringing to this year’s convention.

Every exhibitor at GeekGirlCon is hand-selected—from artists to artisans, shop a variety of hand-crafted wares and the like. From t-shirts and fashionable accessories, to art prints and stickers, there’s bound to be a little something for every geek.

Cosplayer in the exhibitor hall. [GeekGirlCon ’16 – photo by Danny Ngan.]

Gaming

Calling all rogues, bards, warlocks—prepare your favorite dice and pack your controllers, the gaming floor at GeekGirlCon is expanding and bigger than ever before! This year, we’ll be hosting two rooms filled to the brim with your favorite games. To optimize your gaming experience, we’ll have one room dedicated to tabletop and one specifically for video games.

Each year, our gaming team works hard to bring you the joy and discovery of storytelling, role-playing, worldbuilding, strategizing, and exploration. Join us and play some games at GeekGirlCon 2020.

GeekGirlCon 2015 gaming floor. Photo by Danny Ngan.

Meetups

Connect with your fellow geeks and bond over your favorite franchises—we’ll be hosting a variety of meetups for every fan throughout the weekend.

This year we’ll also be introducing the Meetup Café, a fun hangout where you can find more tables to chat, a selfie station, and grab a snack!

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 2020.

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 Saturday at 6pm in Korra or just show off your work around the con.

Enter our Cosplay Contest here!

A GeekGirlCon attendee in cosplay at GeekGirlCon 2014.

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.

Photobooth

Commemorate the festivities and get your picture taken by our fabulous photographers at our photobooth, located on the 4th floor in the Exhibitor Hall! All photos will be available on the GeekGirlCon Flickr page in the following weeks after the convention.

A photobooth picture from GeekGirlCon 2014. Photo by Joshua Weiner

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