GeekGirlCon Basics

Attending with Children

Thinking about attending GeekGirlCon with children? We welcome attendees of all ages and provide programming and experiences that are family-friendly. Past attendees have identified GeekGirlCon’s inclusivity and family-friendly environment as some of the aspects that make us stand out from other conventions.

We call our attendees ages 0-12 “geeklets.” Children under the age of six attend for free, and passes for children ages six to twelve are $10 for the weekend. All children are required to have a pass while on WSCC premises and must be accompanied by adult.

 

Programming

Most of our programming is appropriate for all ages. Some panels have age designations, which are enforced at the door by our agents. Here are some select panels, workshops, and other events that we think are especially suited to geeklets!

Storytime: Discovery
Saturday, 10am
Saturday, 12:30pm
Saturday, 3:30pm
Furiosa – Level 2 Room 4
Sunday, 10:30am
America – Level 2 Room 5
Join local librarians to count with the Star Trek/Wars crews, sing about robots, read together, and dance around! Parents will get to hear neat facts about brain development while kids blow off some steam. We’ll focus on ages 0-5, but everyone is welcome!

Create a Comic Book
Saturday, 10am
America – Level 2 Room 5
Learn the basics of comic book creation from ideas to publication with a local comic book creator who has self-published dozens of her own comic books. Participants will begin creating a zine-style comic book with provided materials and expert guidance. Ages 4+

Force Experience: Lightsaber Class for Padawans
Saturday, 11am
Furiosa – Level 2 Room 4
In this kids-only workshop, participants will watch as Jedi show off lightsaber forms, spar against each other, protect them from the forces of evil, and teach them about the force. Then, participants will learn basic forms in a lightsaber class and test their newfound skills against the Sith. Ages 5+

Disney Sing-Along
Saturday, 1pm
Garnet – Level 3 Room 3/4
Join Natasha Tucker, Jay McDougall, and Emma Swan on the main stage, and sing along to your favorite Disney tunes! All ages.

Sleeping Queens Tutorial and Tournament
Saturday, 2pm
Rey – Level 3 Room 3
The Pancake Queen, the Ladybug Queen, and 10 of their closest friends have fallen under a sleeping spell. It is the players’ job to wake them up using strategy, quick thinking, and a little luck. A great game for con-goers of all ages!

Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along
Saturday, 4:30pm
Garnet – Level 3 Room 3/4
Sing along with the Pumpkin King and all of your friends from Halloweentown during the Witching Hour at GeekGirlCon. All ages.

Rainy Day Reads: Librarians Recommend a Little Something for Everyone
Saturday, 5:30pm
Shuri – Lower Level
Our panel of librarians will recommend new, noteworthy, and under-the-radar comics, books, and audiobooks that bring us joy. Bring your notebooks and go home with recommendations for all ages, focusing on stories and creators that center women; queer, trans-, and nonbinary people; people of color; neurodiversity; and other marginalized identities. All ages.

Saber Guild Presents
Saturday, 5:30pm
Garnet – Level 3 Room 3/4
Jet City Saber Guild brings this interactive Star Wars show for the whole family. With an emphasis on empowered female characters and a female, LGBT & ally leadership team – JCSG promotes an inclusive galaxy. All ages.

Interactive, Imaginary Worlds Meetup for Kids + Families
Sunday, 10am
Ana Bray – Lower Level
Come play with other parents and kids in an interactive meetup hosted by children’s author, Danika Dinsmore. Part storytelling, part interactive creative activity, and part improv, this will be a lively event for kids ages 7+ (and adult kids, too!) that includes movement, call and response, singing, and using our imaginations.

Build a Robot with Black Girls Code
Sunday, 2pm
Furiosa – Level 2 Room 4
During this session, participants will learn about circuits and IoT to build their own Droid Robot. Using block-based programming methods, students will code through their robot and use different sensors to control the robot that they have built. Ages 9+

Sparkle Kitty Tutorial and Tournament
Sunday, 2pm
Rey – Level 3
Once upon a time, a group of powerful princesses were captured and locked away by the evil queen Sparkle*Kitty who turned their magic spells into simple and sweet words! Luckily, these princesses took matters into their own hands. Can you help the princesses escape the evil queen? Recommended for ages 9+.

Kids Costume Celebration
Sunday, 3pm
Garnet – Level 3 Room 3/4
This year, we are introducing our Kids Costume Celebration! Smaller geeks will be showing off their hard work on stage. Participation open to ages 3-12.

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.

Photo by Sayed Alamy.

Cosplay

Costumes are encouraged and celebrated at GeekGirlCon. We even have a special kids’ costume celebration on Sunday at 3pm. Sign up now to secure a spot!

Halloween at GeekGirlCon

Want to celebrate Halloween while at GeekGirlCon? We’ve put together some themed events and will have trick-or-treating all weekend.

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.

Nursing Room

If you prefer to nurse or pump in private, a nursing room is located on Level 2 Chelan.

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