Guide to GeekGirlCon ’22
GeekGirlCon celebrates and honors the legacies of underrepresented groups in science, technology, comics, arts, literature, game play, and game design. We do this by connecting geeks worldwide and creating an intersectional community that fosters the continued growth of women and other underrepresented groups in geek culture. GeekGirlCon provides a safe space to spark conversations around social justice while encouraging unabashed geekiness.
GeekGirlCon acknowledges that the land on which we gather is the occupied, unceded territory of Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish, Suquamish, Snoqualmie, Snohomish, Lummi, Skagit, and Swinomish. Acknowledgment is a small gesture that becomes more meaningful when coupled with authentic relationships and informed actions. GeekGirlCon pledges to open all public events and gatherings with a statement acknowledging the traditional Indigenous stewardship of the lands on which we gather. We pledge to move beyond words into initiatives and programs that fully embody a sustained commitment to Indigenous rights and equity. There are 29 federally recognized tribes throughout Washington. In addition to recognizing the sovereignty of these nations, GeekGirlCon would also like to recognize the Duwamish, Wanapum, and Chinook people. Despite their traditional and continuing presence in this region, these nations are still not recognized by the United States government. (More information at Duwamish: duwamishtribe.org, Wanapum: wanapum.org, Chinook: chinooknation.org).
Arch at 800 Pike Street
800 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101
(This is the new name for the space formerly known as Washington State Conference Center in Seattle—the same venue GeekGirlCon has always used!
DOORS OPEN AT 9 AM!
Skip the line and pick up your badge early on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the convention center! We’ll be just inside the main doors.
If you’re picking up your badge on Saturday, doors open at 9 a.m. and check-in is on the first floor.
You must keep your badge visible at all times during the con.
Vaccines and Masks are Required
Everyone who comes into GeekGirlCon ‘22 is required to be fully vaccinated. Vaccine status will be confirmed at the front doors before you get in line for check-in.
Everyone is required to wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose whenever they’re inside the convention center unless they’re in a designated eating area.
Further information about COVID safety at GeekGirlCon ‘22 can be found on our website here.
Please take a minute to look through our Code of Conduct. This includes our Harassment Policy and Cosplay Policy (weapon and prop stuff). It also includes information on how to report harassment during the event.
If you need any help during the con, head to the Info Booth or flag down a Reaction Team volunteer. Reaction Team folks will be wearing blue Agent t-shirts and Wonder Woman crowns.
The EMT office is located next door to the Info Booth (Level 1) across from Introvert Alley.
Don’t take photos of people without their consent! This, of course, includes cosplayers. If you don’t want your photo taken, you can pick up a “Do Not Photograph” sticker from the Registration or Info Booth.
GeekGirlCon is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property. Additionally, GeekGirlCon is not responsible for injuries sustained over the course of the convention.
We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave the convention if they violate these policies. Have fun, be safe, and be respectful.
GeekGirlCon will reserve Accessibility and Interpreting seating areas in every presentation space. Attendees who decide to not sit in the Accessibility seating areas are welcome to ask Agents to make their desired area accessible for them and any mobility devices. Attendees with disabilities may request early entrance into panels, events, and activities to allow ease of entrance and additional seating variety. The Expo Hall will open at 9:30 a.m. for those with Accessibility stickers on their badges. If you would like to utilize early entrance or Accessible and Interpreting seating areas, please request either an Accessible or Interpreting sticker from the Registration Desk or Info Booth (Level 1).
More information about accessibility stuff at GeekGirlCon ‘22 can be found here. During the event, accessibility information can also be found at the Info Booth (Level 1). You can also ask for assistance or information from staff and volunteers, who will be wearing blue Agent t-shirts during the event.
Schedule (Panels, Workshops, and Other Events)
Here’s the schedule! Printed copies of the schedule will also be available at the Registration and Info Booths.
Here’s where you can find floor maps of the space. The schedule tells you the name of the room the event is in, so use that information to cross-reference here to figure out which level it is on (e.g. the room Kamala is on Level 1). These will also show you where bathrooms (including all-genders ones) and other important spots are located throughout the convention center.
Data & WI-FI
Reliable cell-phone and Wi-Fi service is not guaranteed at the convention center, so it is highly recommended that you set a time and place to meet back up with friends and family before you scatter throughout the venue. You can also take screenshots of the schedule and other parts of this guide to reference in case the webpages won’t load!
Engage with Us Online Using #BackAtGGC22
Lots of GeekGirlCon’s community-building happens online during the event. To share your cosplay, photos, and live-posts with the larger GeekGirlCon family, be sure to tag them with #BackAtGGC22!