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 16th & 17th for a weekend of fun and excitement!

Friday, November 15
  • Registration 4pm–7pm
  • Kickoff Party at Pacific Science Center 7pm
Saturday, November 16 Sunday, November 17
  • Registration 9am–8pm
  • Expo Hall 10am–6pm
  • Panels & Events 9am–10pm
  • Registration 9am–3pm
  • Expo Hall 10am–5pm
  • Panels & 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 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. Some more of the accessibility features that you’ll find at GeekGirlCon include:

  • The Introvert Alley: If you need to take a step away from the buzz and excitement of the con, visit the Introvert Alley! Located on Yakima Level 1, the Introvert Alley is a quiet space to decompress for a few minutes, take a deep breath, and recharge.
  • Gender-Inclusive Bathrooms
  • Private nursing area: Located on Chelan Level 2.
  • ASL Interpreters: For more information, please visit our Info booth or visit our Accessibility page.
  • Elevator Priority

Make sure to read a little 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. Check out our programming schedule for GeekGirlCon ’19

Three people on the I Am Also a We - A Sense8 Panel

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 the 2019 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 at Washington State Conference Center. 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 2019.

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.

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 2019.

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 Garnet, Kids’ Cosplay Celebration Sunday at 11:30am in Garnet, or just show off your work around the con.

Enter our Cosplay Contest here, or our Kids’ Cosplay Celebration here!

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

GeekGirlCon Quest

The GGC Quest is returning again for GeekGirlCon 2019!

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 (which you can also receive 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.

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 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.

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My Vivi cosplay from Day two of #geekgirlcon !!! It was an absolute BLAST!!! I met so many amazing people, including some old and new friends, and had SO MUCH FUN hanging out with them!!! If any of you guys are in these photos, just let me know and I’ll tag you!!!! I should have some professional shots of Vivi coming eventually, and I can’t wait for you guys to see them!!!! And of course, a HUGE thank you to @mysteryben27 for making this AMAZING character! She’s so much fun to cosplay and act as! —- #mysteryskulls #mysteryskullsanimated #mysteryskullsghost #mysteryskullshellbent #mysteryskullsvivi #mysteryskullsvivicosplay #mysteryskullsanimatedvivi #msa #msavivi #viviyukino #msacosplay #mysteryskullscosplay #geekgirlcon18 #geekgirlcon2018 #ggc #ggc18 #cosplay #cosplaycontest #ggccosplaycontest #ggccosplay #ggc2018

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This weekend, one of my major highlights was finally sharing my favorite event of the year with my mom. Shes always supported my cosplay and creative projects and this was a major step on her part to show that. Even thought it’s not her element, she made a major step to show her support. And in my turn to show support for her since she did this big step we’re now training for my first 5k! . . . #GeekGirlCon #geekgirlcon2018 #geekgirlcon18 #pearl #cosplay #pearlcosplay #sucosplay #stevenuniversecosplay #stevenuniverse #pastpearlcosplay #homeworldpearlcosplay #crystalgemscosplay #transcosplayer #autisticcosplayer #disabledcosplayer #pnwcosplayer #cosplayfamily

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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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