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 October 31st & November 1st for a weekend of fun and excitement!
GeekGirlCon takes place at the Conference Center at the Washington State Convention Center, located at 8th and Pike in downtown Seattle, WA.
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.
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 2020 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.
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.
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.
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.
The GGC Quest is returning again for GeekGirlCon 2020!
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.
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.
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.
What can you expect from a weekend at GeekGirlCon? Here are some social media comments from attendees.
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.