Schedule

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time
Program
Location
10:00 AM
Create a Comic Book
America - Level 2 Room 5
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
America - Level 2 Room 5
Type:
workshop

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+

Tatiana Gill

Droid Building 101: Bring Star Wars Mechanical Characters To Life
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Type:
panel

This panel will discuss the methods used by members of the BB-8 Builders Club and the Astromech Builders Club to create their own BB units or R2 astromech droids. It will include a brief history of the two clubs, materials used, and a look at how to get started.

Christina Cato, Carol Semenchuck, Natalie Greco

First Time Fan & Friendship Meetup
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Type:
meetup

First time at GeekGirlCon? Or are you a returning attendee who wants to make some new friends? Kick off the con with this informal and fun meetup!

First Time Game Design Tips
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Type:
panel

Join us for a panel all about building your own board game. Our panel of board game designers share their experiences making their first games and discuss the many ways to get started making your first game. Perfect for beginners and seasoned game designers alike!

Nicole Jekich, Alice Davis, Victoria Cana, Penny FitzMaurice

Sappho on the Silver Screen
Shuri - Lower Level
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Shuri - Lower Level
Type:
panel

Hollywood’s early studio system kept many notable stars in the closet; how was queer content featured in films before the Hays Code–and how did filmmakers work around the regulations put in place? We’ll discuss stars such as Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Tallulah Bankhead, Kay Francis, director Dorothy Arzner and more.

Liza Dadoly

Storytime: Discovery
Furiosa - Level 2 Room 4
Time:
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:
Furiosa - Level 2 Room 4
Type:
workshop

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!

10:30 AM
Dissecting Disney 2: The Villains
Storm - Level 3 Room 5
Time:
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
Storm - Level 3 Room 5
Type:
panel

University of Washington Tacoma students are back to dissect Disney, taking on villains. What makes villains bad? Why are Disney villains likely to be spinsters, fat, or gay? How successful has Disney been at recasting their iconic villains as sympathetic? Join us as we discuss what we love, what is problematic, and what Disney can do better.

Kiona Jones, Samantha Shoecraft, Dustin Annis, Ashley Primer

From Youth Activists to Kick-Ass Womxn Scientists
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Time:
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Type:
panel

How do we engage young activists in science and prepare them for scientific careers? This discussion will be facilitated by youth activists, scientists, educators, and organizers with the goal of building connections between science and activism and fostering a new generation of public scholarship.

Jeanna Wheeler, Emily Myers, Sarah Myhre, Lisa Voelker, Dayanara Almon, Darin Reynaud Knapp

11:00 AM
Force Experience: Lightsaber Class for Padawans
Furiosa - Level 2 Room 4
Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Furiosa - Level 2 Room 4
Type:
workshop

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+

Hannah Lovett, Jet City Saber Guild Instructors

Love Letters Tutorial and Tournament
Rey - Level 3
Time:
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Rey - Level 3
Type:
gaming

As a paramour of Tempest’s Heir, you’ll need to recruit the help of an array of characters to get your letter delivered. You aren’t the only one interested in the heir, however. Are you crafty enough to outsmart your competitors and ensure that yours is the most highly placed missive?

11:15 AM
11:30 AM
25 Years of MYST & MYST Fandom
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Time:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Type:
panel

Since its release in 1993, MYST has had a dedicated following, built a complex world and lore, and Cyan has continued to push expectations of what is possible in video games. Join us as we reminisce on the joys, sorrows, and mayhem of the D’niverse, and ponder the future of Cyan and their fans.

Eleri Hamilton, Rand Miller, Melinda Rose

Black Panther Meetup
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Time:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Type:
meetup

Wakanda forever! Join other fans of Black Panther at this epic meetup.

Creating Content: Running and Contributing to Pop Culture Websites
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Time:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Type:
panel

Come hear folks from Black Nerd Problems and Women Write About Comics discuss running and contributing to pop culture websites. When should you contribute to another platform and when should you maintain your own site? How do you write pitches? What do editors want? We’ll discuss these questions and more.

Amanda M. Vail, Paulina Przystupa, Leslie Light, Kate Tanski, Lauren Wheeler

Very Small Writing Workshop with Clarion West
America - Level 2 Room 5
Time:
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:
America - Level 2 Room 5
Type:
workshop

In part one of two associated workshops inspired by Alice in Wonderland, participants will focus on how things work on small scale, such as a civilization in a bottle. Workshop consists of a brainstorming session followed by an idea share with the whole group. Ages 12+

Marnee Chua, Kathleen Alcalíç

Women of Funko Creative
Garnet - Level 3 Room 3/4
Time:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Garnet - Level 3 Room 3/4
Type:
panel

Join a panel of women from a variety of teams within the Funko Art Department as they discuss their journey to Funko, their roles in the product development process, and the joys and challenges of being women in the licensed-collectibles industry. Come prepared with questions for a Q&A session!

Ashley Anderson, Molly Hartney, Kelsey Canaga, Julie Godwin, Isabel Anderson, Jessica Nanez, Nena Ijiomah, Ryann Meikle

Performing Fandom: Geeky Sci Fi Theater
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Time:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Type:
panel

SF classics are beloved, but don’t reflect modern values or populations. Transformative works like theatrical performance exist to reinterpret them. We examine how geeks and theater combine to explore pop culture, comment on politics, and present an optimistic future.

Joy DeLyria, Kris “Pepper” Hambrick, Michael Bowers, Merri Ann Osborne

12:00 PM
Let’s Play Destiny with the Women of Bungie
Let's Play Stage
Time:
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Location:
Let's Play Stage
Type:
gaming

Join game developers from Bungie as they play Destiny 2. Learn more about their creative process, what they love about the game, and about how Bungie works to foster diversity in games with their three pillars of inclusion.

One Geek To Rule Them All: How to Run For Office and Win
Storm - Level 3 Room 5
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Storm - Level 3 Room 5
Type:
panel

Geek culture is full of women who decided to make their own rules and advocate for change, from President Laura Roslin to Senator Padme Amidala. Learn more about building a campaign, why the world needs more geek girls in office, and why YOU already have the experience necessary to run!

Maddy Vonhoff, Sarah Rawlings, Hilary Franz, Lisa Parshley, Melissa Taylor, Jami Smith

Retro Anime
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Type:
panel

Come enjoy anime from the 80s and 90s! We’ll play clips from titles such as Gundam, Dragon Ball, Magic Knight Rayearth, Dirty Pair, Ranma, and more! Bring your thinking hats and prepare for a discussion on how anime has changed since the early 2000s.

Samantha Kitts, Alanna Dawson, Breanna Bang, Ravenn Bang

12:30 PM
Storytime: Discovery
Furiosa - Level 2 Room 4
Time:
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Furiosa - Level 2 Room 4
Type:
workshop

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!

12:00 PM
Magic the Gathering: Guilds of Ravnica Draft
Rey - Level 3
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Rey - Level 3
Type:
gaming
Join the Lady Planeswalkers Society for a Guilds of Ravnica Draft. Sign up at the Gaming Info Booth on the 3rd floor!
Dungeon Mayhem
Rey - Level 3
Time:
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
Rey - Level 3
Type:
gaming

It’s time to split the party and unleash some mayhem! Do you like Dungeons & Dragons? Do you like card games? Do you like playing Dungeons & Dragons card games before they’re released? You are in luck! In this an action-packed, easy-to-learn, family-friendly not-yet-released new D&D card game, you take on the role of one of four brave, quirky adventurers battling it out in a dungeon full of treasure!

1:00 PM
Building Your Own Themyscira: Connecting With Other Geeky Bosses
Shuri - Lower Level
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Shuri - Lower Level
Type:
panel

A round table discussion with women that found their niche in the geek community and watched each other flourish both inside and outside their respective fields. We’ll explore networking and collaboration while sharing tips on how to build professional relationships.

Jordan Ellis, Robyn Warren, Rose Del Vecchio, Lisa Granshaw, Jaimie Cordero, Mallory Cohen

Disney Sing-Along
Garnet - Level 3 Room 3/4
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Garnet - Level 3 Room 3/4
Type:
meetup

Join Natasha Tucker, Jay McDougall, and Emma Swan on the main stage, and sing along to your favorite Disney tunes!

Natasha Tucker, Jay McDougall, and Emma Swan

Fireside Chat with Ross Cowman and Terri Colhlene
Let's Play Stage
Time:
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Location:
Let's Play Stage
Type:
gaming

Terri set out from the beginning to create a game to beabout girlhood. Join Terri and Ross as they talk about how the design team of BFFs worked to utilize their diverse racial, gender, disability, and age experiences to create characters that resonated with a broad base of people, and challenge those whose identities are well represented in society.

Intro to DMing: Creating Inclusive Worlds & Empowering Your Players
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Type:
panel

We’ll start with DMing styles and game prep, before discussing how to solve problem situations, setting PC expectations, and dealing with “That Guy.” After that, we’ll talk about fulfilling different player needs, communication, and issues femme DMs/PCs/NPCs experience.

Sarok the Blunt, Jae Euteneier, Kit Walker

Tech Careers for Non-Techies
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Type:
panel

The workplace is increasingly digital, requiring tech-fluency. While developers and programmers rule the modern workforce, there are thousands of tech-adjacent roles that are just as essential to driving economy, invention, and culture. This panel will explore “technology careers for the non-techie” through the journeys of 4 women who work in tech: Advertising, Gaming, Data Marketing, and Analytics.

Wendi Dunlap, Megan Tweed, Jane Park, Ahmbur Blue, Meagan Malone, Rabecca Rocha

Women in Leadership: How to Turn Passion and Ambition into a Dream Job
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Type:
panel

This panel of women in leadership roles will explore what helps women thrive in their careers. We’ll explore the ins and outs of working in tech, film, art, music, and science, and help provide insight into how women can use their passion and skills to flourish in their careers.

Kari Toyama, Shana T. Bryant, Jennifer Ashiru, Genevieve St. Charles-Monet, Gina Kurtz, Margaret Stohl, Jazzlyn Stone

1:30 PM
Adult Lightsaber Choreography Class
Furiosa - Level 2 Room 4
Time:
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:
Furiosa - Level 2 Room 4
Type:
workshop

You’re never too old to begin your training with the Jedi and Sith masters of Saber Guild’s Jet City Temple! Come and learn lightsaber combat choreography with a fully crafted lightsaber capable of movie-quality stage combat. Ages 18+ * Workshop limited to 20 participants on a first come, first served basis.

Hannah Lovett, Jet City Saber Guild Instructors

Allyship in Fandom
America - Level 2 Room 5
Time:
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:
America - Level 2 Room 5
Type:
workshop

Learn from experts where racism, white privilege, and anti-Blackness show up in fandom communities; begin to create an accountable fandom community outside the lens of white supremacy; and apply this knowledge to impact your online and IRL fandom circles to make your fandom spaces safer for marginalized communities. Ages 12+

Leslie Mac, TaLynn Kel

Feminist Frequency Radio Live!
Storm - Level 3 Room 5
Time:
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:
Storm - Level 3 Room 5
Type:
panel

FemFreq Radio is a podcast tackling feminism & pop culture from the folks that ruined your favorite video games! Anita, Ebony, and Caro deliver funny, irreverent, take-no-prisoners opinions on the good, bad, and ugliest media that pop culture has to offer.

Ebony Aster, Anita Sarkeesian, Carolyn Petit

Loved It!
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Time:
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Type:
panel

It’s easy to laugh, it’s easy to hate, but it takes guts to be gentle and kind. This panel will take audience-submitted suggestions for so-bad-they’re-good (and so-bad-they’re-terrible) movies, books, TV shows, and video games, and find something nice to say about them. Prepare to have your heart warmed!

Berlynn Wohl, Hats, Rael Daruszka, Pleiades McRae, Mimi (mamishka)

2:00 PM
Let’s Design a Narrative Game!
Let's Play Stage
Time:
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Location:
Let's Play Stage
Type:
gaming

Join Miko Charbonneau as she designs a narrative gamewith the Let’s Play audience! We’ll answer your questions about getting started in game design as we make something together!

Sleeping Queens Tutorial and Tournament
Rey - Level 3
Time:
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
Rey - Level 3
Type:
gaming

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!

2:15 PM
2:30 PM
¿Cómo Se Dice Nerd?
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Time:
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Type:
panel

This panel will explore the intersection of latinidad and geekdom. How can we use our geekiness to confront colorism, colonialism, and culture clashes? Is it okay to geek out while our communities and bodies are facing natural disasters and xenophobia? This panel will feature Latinx creators, thinkers, and geeks.

Sylvia Artiga, Tristan J. Tarwater, Aliza Pearl, Rabecca Rocha, Myra Lara, Ashley Gallagher

From Buffy to Okoye: How to Write a Heroine With Heart who Stands on Her Own Two Feet
Shuri - Lower Level
Time:
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Shuri - Lower Level
Type:
panel

These days, everyone talks about strong female characters, but what does that mean? In this panel, we’ll explore how to move beyond the warrior-looking-for-love trope and create genuine, multi-faceted characters who kick butt while displaying their emotional depth. Save the hero. Save the world. And do it all with heart.

Patricia D. Eddy, Raven Oak, Jennifer Brozek, G.G. Silverman, Jen McDonnell, Camela Thompson

Meet & Geek: A Networking Event for Mavens-in-the-Making
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Time:
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Type:
meetup

Interested in breaking into a geeky career? Network with mentors and get career advice at this meetup hosted by Sonia Michaels and Alexandra Lucas. Bring your resume for review and any questions you may have for mentors in careers such as writing, game design, digital media, and comic book art. You can also sign up for one-on-one sessions at the “Mentor Cafe” in the Connections area on the 4th floor!

Sonia Michaels, Alexandra Lucas

MYST with guest appearance Rand Miller
Time:
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location:
Type:
gaming
So Different Yet Still the Same: The Women of Game of Thrones
Garnet - Level 3 Room 3/4
Time:
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Garnet - Level 3 Room 3/4
Type:
panel

Game of Thrones isn’t particularly kind to any character, but the women generally get abused more than the men. Join us as we explore the character arcs of the major women characters, where they came from, where they’ve been, and why they have more in common than you might think.

Nicole Tanner, Alisha Knaff, Regina McMenomy, Demetria Spinrad, Andrew Buckley, Isabella Oliveira

3:00 PM
Creative and Chronic Life
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Type:
panel

Chronic illnesses can drain strength from not only the body but also from the source of creativity. In this panel, we’ll discuss how we manage our conditions to balance physical/mental health while living our best creative and chronic lives.

Symantha Reagor, Fox Smith, Suzanne Skaar, Lillian Ripley, Amanda Cherry

Fireside Chat with Nicole Jekich, Tabletop Designer
Let's Play Stage
Time:
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Location:
Let's Play Stage
Type:
gaming

Nicole is a game designer, writer, and community organizerin Seattle. Her first game, Food Truck Champion, was published by Daily Magic Games and features food trucks competing for popularity. As the manager of playtestNW, Nicole loves teaching board games and helping others make their first game

Just Make It Gay Already!
Storm - Level 3 Room 5
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
Storm - Level 3 Room 5
Type:
panel

We’re seeing a rise in LGBTQ representation in film, television, and Indie media. However, many creators are still waiting to see if representation pays off. Join authors, creators, and more as we discuss seeing ourselves in media, managing concerns, and just making it gay already.

CB Lee, Taylor Brooke, Lissa Reed, Julia Ember, Cam Montgomery, Mallory Cohen

3:30 PM
Storytime: Discovery
Furiosa - Level 2 Room 4
Time:
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
Furiosa - Level 2 Room 4
Type:
workshop

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!

Working with Worbla
America - Level 2 Room 5
Time:
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
America - Level 2 Room 5
Type:
workshop

During this workshop, participants will learn about the different types of worbla, as well as their competitors and how they differ. After a quick presentation, participants will make their very own worbla projects that they can take home! Ages 12+ *Workshop limited to 20 participants on a first come, first served basis.

Arielle Lien

3:45 PM
4:00 PM
A Conversation with the Dungeons & Dragons Team
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Type:
panel

Learn industry insights and get some sneak peeks from the designers of the popular tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons & Dragons!

Jaden Emme, Liz Schuh, Shelly Mazzanoble, Kate Irwin, Emi Tanji, Trish Yochum

Fantastic Librarians and Where to Find Them
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Type:
panel

This panel will introduce con-goers to the world of library and information science. We’ll discuss how our geeky backgrounds have led us to become bad-ass book jockeys and history nerds, how librarians can help you attain your peak geek level, and how you too can become a master of information.

Amanda Demeter, Billie Boyd, Nicole Gustavsen, Tess Wilder

Let’s Play Oxenfree with Cherry Rae
Let's Play Stage
Time:
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Location:
Let's Play Stage
Type:
gaming

Cherry Rae is an accessibility advocate in both the real worldand the video games world! Cherry also streams and is go-ing to play the spooky game Oxenfree during the Witching Hour on the Let’s Play Stage!

MORE Black Cosplay Magic: Cosplayers of Color Talk
Shuri - Lower Level
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Shuri - Lower Level
Type:
panel

This is the must-see panel for cosplayers of color, by cosplayers of color, celebrating WOC cosplayers! We will discuss what inspired us to start cosplaying, the pressures of having “that perfect costume,” and so much more. Maybe we can even inspire other WOC/POC to jump into cosplay!

Kristine Hassell, Kendra James, Hudson Michaels, Rian Roberson, Tansura Thomas

4:30 PM
Creativity in the Time of Motherhood
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Type:
panel

The model of the creative who sets aside their work to parent is fading. These roles, previously presumed to be at odds, support and inform each other. This panel will explore this old dichotomy and explode it in the vein of Black Feminism, embracing a both/and approach.

Nicole Homer, Lauren Wheeler

Improv for Tabletop Games
Furiosa - Level 2 Room 4
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:
Furiosa - Level 2 Room 4
Type:
workshop

For tabletop role-players and DMs who want to get better at thinking on the fly, this workshop uses improv activities to help tap into their free-form game side, with explanations and examples of how to apply these skills in your own game sessions! Ages 12+

Jalyn Euteneier

Marvel + DC Mashup Meetup
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Type:
meetup

Marvel and DC fans, whether you are in cosplay or not, come to commiserate with fellow fans of your favorite comic book universes.

Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along
Garnet - Level 3 Room 3/4
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:
Garnet - Level 3 Room 3/4
Type:
meetup

Sing along with the Pumpkin King and all of your friends from Halloweentown during the Witching Hour at GeekGirlCon. Hosted by Natasha Tucker, Jay McDougall, and Emma Swan.

Natasha Tucker, Jay McDougall, and Emma Swan

4:00 PM
Magic the Gathering: Battlebond Draft
Rey - Level 3
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Rey - Level 3
Type:
gaming
Join the Lady Planeswalkers Society for a Guilds of Ravnica Draft. Signup at the Gaming Info Booth on the 3rd floor!
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
Mystery Box Game Design Challenge
America - Level 2 Room 5
Time:
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:
America - Level 2 Room 5
Type:
workshop

Participants will work in teams with table-top-industry experts to create a game using only a box of mystery items. At the end, the games will be judged on a set of predetermined criteria, and the winners will receive prizes! Ages 12+

Alyssa Jones-Comtois, Alyssa Askew

Rainy Day Reads: Librarians Recommend a Little Something for Everyone
Shuri - Lower Level
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location:
Shuri - Lower Level
Type:
panel

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.

Sunny Kim, Michelle Waddy, Claire Scott

Saber Guild Presents
Garnet - Level 3 Room 3/4
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:
Garnet - Level 3 Room 3/4
Type:
event

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. They are presenting a choreographed interactive Star Wars stage show for all ages.

Women and Horror
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location:
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Type:
panel

For decades, horror movies have focused on the physical and psychological suffering of women. Despite this, women continue to be a major part of the fandom. In this panel, we’ll explore the history of horror, the intersections of sexuality and race, the implications of women’s representation, and what comes next.

Isabella L. Price, Kino McFarland, Lisa van Dam-Bates, Deva Skye, Josephine Maria

XBox Gaming for Everyone
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location:
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Type:
panel

Join members of Women in Gaming and other employees of Xbox as we talk about the work we do to make gaming a place where everyone has fun.

6:00 PM
Girls Just Want to Write Sci-Fi
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Type:
panel

Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein was published in 1818 and was, perhaps, the first modern science fiction story. This panel of women science fiction writers and editors will celebrate this legacy, lead a discussion of science fiction stories written by women, and answer questions from prospective writers.

Lettie Prell, Diana Pho, Cat Rambo, T.J. Berry, Caren Gussoff Sumption

Star Wars + Star Trek Mashup Meetup
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Type:
meetup

Calling all Trekkies and Star Wars fans! Join this unconventional and outer-galactic meetup as worlds collide at the Star Wars and Star Trek fan meetup.

Tabletop Live! d20 Dames play D&D
Let's Play Stage
Time:
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Location:
Let's Play Stage
Type:
gaming

Join the D20 Dames as they behead (or befriend) monsters and punch creeps in order to collect loot. Fun for lovers of RPGs and storytelling alike, watch as the DM puts players through the magical paces of D&D!

Use Your Voice, Rey: Political Advocacy 101
Furiosa - Level 2 Room 4
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:
Furiosa - Level 2 Room 4
Type:
workshop

Rebellions are built on hope—and on groups of committed citizens taking effective political action! This bipartisan advocacy workshop will teach you to mobilize your passions into political engagement, influence and meet with lawmakers, and develop a strategy for your present and future advocacy. No political experience needed! Ages 13+

Maddy Vonhoff, Kristen Johnson

7:00 PM
Doctor Who Meetup
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Type:
meetup

Hop on by the Doctor Who meetup room (it’s bigger on the inside) to meet fans of everyone’s favorite Time Lord…and don’t forget your sonic screwdriver!

GeekGirlCon Fashion Show
Garnet - Level 3 Room 3/4
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:
Garnet - Level 3 Room 3/4
Type:
event

In partnership with Espionage Cosmetics: Join us for the GeekGirlCon Fashion Show on Saturday night! Celebrate the power of geek fashion as a diverse group of geeks walk the runway in outfits created by six companies. Learn about what inspires these designers, steps that the industry needs to take to be truly inclusive, and more. You won’t want to miss this night of fashionable fun!

Bombsheller, Castle Corsetry, The Colorful Geek, Elleveve, The Quirk Shop, Violet Phoenix Designs

Standing Strong: #MeToo and the Women of Geek Media
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Type:
panel

The #MeToo movement sparked a worldwide phenomenon and gave survivors a united voice that could not be ignored. Join Super Heroines, Etc. as we discuss the women of comics, films, and video games and their #MeToo experiences. How can we look to our favorite fandoms to enact positive change?

Fox Smith, Carolyn Noe, Em Piro

Stranger Things: From the Mouths of Babes
Shuri - Lower Level
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Shuri - Lower Level
Type:
panel

In Stranger Things, a group of boys save the day with the help of their weird, waffle-loving friend. Despite 11’s idiosyncrasies, the boys accept her for who and what she is. Join us as we discuss how to apply these lessons in loving and inclusion.

Raven Oak, Jesikah Sundin, H.M. Jones, Mary Adner

Why Can’t I F*ck A Dwarf In Dragon Age: The Construction and Reification of Desirability in Video Games
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Type:
panel

How do we perceive love? We are taught by media how love operates in the world, but this hegemonic experience cannot encompass real romances. However, video games have a unique potential to challenge understandings of love and desire. Using Dragon Age as a case study, this talk will aim to answer what makes a ‘sexy body’ and how representations of romance affect our self-esteem, body image, and agency.

Sarah Harker

7:30 PM
A Conversation with Magic: The Gathering Arena Devs
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Time:
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Type:
panel

Learn what it’s like to work on digital game development with some of the Producers, Software Development Engineers, and Artists working on the new Magic: The Gathering Arena game!

Emily Hanson, Sonya Wolfram, Alfreda Smith, Jackie Curley, Danielle Olson

Late Night Nostalgia Mystery Tournament
Rey - Level 3
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:
Rey - Level 3
Type:
gaming

Anything can happen in this flashback to the old-school games of our childhood. While the games are a mystery, the fun is guaranteed! With Hal-loween around the corner, we’ve got some spooky mystery games up our sleeves this year! Who will take home this year’s most coveted gaming trophy? Space is limited, sign up early to secure your spot!

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