Geeks Gather to Build a TARDIS for the Time Lord and Charity
GeekGirlCon enters Dr. Who Contest and Provides for Future Geek Generations
Seattle, WA, February 2011 – GeekGirlCon staff will be participating in BBC America’s Doctor Who TARDIS building contest and will be auctioning off their entry at their upcoming convention.
Starting February 22, construction of the TARDIS will begin at the home of Julia Santo, GeekGirlCon’s Volunteer Coordinator and Secretary. Building will continue every Tuesday at 6:30pm until completion with a goal of finishing construction in just four weeks. “It doesn’t really matter if we win,” Jason Heilpern, GeekGirlCon’s Gaming Coordinator and Doctor Who enthusiast, says. “It’ll be a blast putting it together.” Anyone interested in helping out with this project can email Julia for directions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TARDIS will be auctioned off at GeekGirlCon in October and the proceeds donated to special needs children’s charities. Along with the money raised for the TARDIS, GeekGirlCon would like to ask their followers to think of what made them a geek. Be it Star Trek, comics, math class, or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, people are encouraged to purchase an item that represents that fandom. These items will be placed inside the TARDIS and then also donated to charity, encouraging a new geek generation.
“GeekGirlCon strives to give back to the community and inspire geeks of future generations by sharing our passions while helping those in need,” says Erica McGillivray, President & Marketing Director of GeekGirlCon. For more information please go to our Facebook event page. Help us fill the TARDIS with geeky goodness!
All gift donations should be sent to:
815 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-1404
GeekGirlCon is a non-profit organization passionate about promoting women’s contributions to geek culture. We are having our first annual convention October 8 and 9, 2011 in Seattle at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms. To find out more about GeekGirlCon visit http://www.geekgirlcon.com.
Contact: Kiri Callaghan
GeekGirlCon Public Relations Manager