Schedule

Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time
Program
Location
10:00 AM
Breaking Stereotypes with Star Wars: Age, Women and Representation
Garnet - Level 3 Room 3/4
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Garnet - Level 3 Room 3/4
Type:
panel

Let’s get real—women rule the galaxy. This panel will explore the spectrum of female characters we see in the Star Wars Saga, how they’re presented, and how women relate to them. Movies, books, and comics—we’re talking about them all.

Breanna Bang, Kristine Hassell, Pat. M. Yolu, Amanda Cherry, Samantha Kitts, Sheri Lewis Wohl, Maggie Nowakowska

Game Feelz: Playing and Running Narrative RPGs
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Type:
panel

Table-top RPGs are an incredible medium for telling stories of all kinds. Join a diverse group of experienced roleplayers to discuss how to tell engaging RPG stories. We will explore how to construct engaging characters, take risks, tell stories collaboratively, build emotional reactions, improvise, and stay safe.

Lauren Bond (RandomTuesday), Whitney “Strix” Beltrán, Stephanie Cheung (SourFruitJunkie), Claudia Jacob (JakiDash), Margaret Krohn

Interactive, Imaginary Worlds Meetup for Kids + Families
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Type:
meetup

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.

Danika Dinsmore

Latinx Representation: What Does It Look Like?
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Type:
panel

The term “Latinx” includes such a diversity of peoples and cultures; how does one create a “Latinx character” in fiction? This panel of Latinx creators will discuss current representations in pop culture and how to write strong Latinx characters.

Sylvia Artiga, Joamette Gil, Tristan J. Tarwater, Isabella Oliveira

The Rockin’ Riverdale Panel
Shuri - Lower Level
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Shuri - Lower Level
Type:
panel

A discussion about the first seasons of Riverdale, the transition from the comics to the small screen, and how Riverdale may be one of the most dangerous cities in the world. We’ll also cover the relationships between the main characters, with a particular focus on Cheryl, Toni, Betty, and Veronica.

Andrew Buckley, Mary Gallacher, Kathy Trithardt, Alisha Knaff, Carolyn Noe

10:30 AM
Final Girls Vs. Scream Queens
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Time:
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Type:
panel

This panel will address two iconic labels applied to women in horror: the Final Girl and the Scream Queen. We will explore their origin, differences, and how they’ve changed over time. We will also talk about women in horror who fall outside of these labels, but who have made their mark within the genre.

Amie Simon, Colleen O’Holleran, Isabella L. Price, Emalie Soderback

Storytime: Discovery
America - Level 2 Room 5
Time:
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
America - Level 2 Room 5
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!

You Literally Can’t Suck at *Everything So Why Not Suck Your Way to Publication?
Furiosa - Level 2 Room 4
Time:
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Furiosa - Level 2 Room 4
Type:
workshop

(*Unless you happen to be a pseudopod or a cephalopod, ie creatures made of entirely of suction cups, in which case you wouldn’t suck at sucking, so I rest my case.) This is a lesson in how learning to write is shorthand for learning to get your inner hater to shut up enough so you can hear your own voice. We will talk about the basics of a 3 act structure, character building, universe detail, rising action – but all within the context of how the writer’s strengths and weaknesses are usually the same thing, and how our self-perceived “flaws” are key to finding and articulating a unique POV.

Margaret Stohl

11:00 AM
King of Tokyo Tutorial and Tournament
Rey - Level 3
Time:
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Rey - Level 3
Type:
gaming

Will you be the king of Tokyo? Stomp, bite, and hack your way through Tokyo as you battle rival monsters for control of the city. Sign-ups start on Saturday morning. Secure your spot early to ensure your monster will rule the streets!

[Canceled] Let’s Play World of Warcraft and Talk Community
Let's Play Stage
Time:
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Location:
Let's Play Stage
Type:
gaming

Three experienced women WoW players give their perspectives on Battle for Azeroth, share stream highlights, and tell stories of both challenges and victories they’ve experienced as part of the community.

11:15 AM
11:30 AM
Fun for All: Family Friendly Games
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Time:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Type:
panel

In an era where gaming needs to be more inclusive, there’s of room for family-friendly games. Game creators from the Digital Future Lab will speak about creating family-friendly games and how studios can create fun for all ages.

Morgan Thomas, Hossam Bassiony, Lamiya Kazi, Megan Smart, Derek DeLizo

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

Wizards and muggles alike are invited to get to know each other and share spells and quidditch techniques at this Harry Potter-themed meetup!

The Growing Geek Fashion Industry
Shuri - Lower Level
Time:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Shuri - Lower Level
Type:
panel

What is it like to run a geek fashion business? This discussion will focus on how to start a business, the challenges of running a geek fashion business, how the area has changed over the years, and more.

Lisa Granshaw, Jordan Ellis, Anya Kaiser, Jennifer Cox

The Shining…Hardware! Working with Hardware
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Time:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Type:
panel

Are you looking to get into hardware? Very few universities offer degrees in designing interactive toys, optical mice, robots, or even medical devices. Come listen as our panelists describe their journeys into hardware, and find out how you can get into it as well.

Christina Cyr, Shouka Darvishi-Jazi, Erin K. Rothman, Janet Schneider, Sheri Brassell, Priya Komarlingam

Very Tall 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 two of two associated workshops inspired by Alice in Wonderland, participants will focus on grand, sweeping scales, such as how to terraform a planetary system. The workshop consists of a brainstorm session followed by an idea share with the whole group. Ages 12+

Marnee Chua, Kathleen Alcalíç

12:00 PM
Fireside Chat with d20 Dames Kat Kruger and Jen Vaughn
Let's Play Stage
Time:
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Location:
Let's Play Stage
Type:
gaming

Learn tips and tricks about writing and recording a D&D podcast from some of the Dames!

Geek Fitness
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Type:
panel

Learn how to stay active and engaged in some of your favorite fandoms through fitness!

Alicia Radford, Dawn Biggs, Robyn Warren, Isabel Mio, Marina Martinez, Kay Ahern

Steven Universe– Neurodiversity, Fusion Theory, & the Facets of Connection
Storm - Level 3 Room 5
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Storm - Level 3 Room 5
Type:
panel

Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl‚ AND GEEKS! Fans and scholars of Steven Universe unite to chat about the characters that inspire, the moments that resonate, and to theorize endlessly about what it really means to fuse. Join us as we journey into psychology, sociology, mineralogy, and magic‚ before going out for pizzas!

Nic Figley, ayom ament, Isabella Oliveira, Mary Adner

12:30 PM
Improv for Tabletop Games
Furiosa - Level 2 Room 4
Time:
12:30 PM - 1:30 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

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. Signup 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
Blackness Rising.
Shuri - Lower Level
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Shuri - Lower Level
Type:
panel

Let’s talk about Black Panther and the effect it has had on Marvel’s universe. Shows like Queen Sugar, She’s Gotta Have It, black-ish, and grown-ish are examples of excellent TV writing and programming. Should we wonder why this representation is happening now, or simply accept that it’s long overdue?

Fox Smith, Kendra James, Rian Roberson

Fic Is Not a Four-Letter Word: A Celebration of the Art & Value of Transformative Fandom
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Type:
panel

Fan fiction is often ridiculed; these authors say otherwise. Join the conversation about journeying toward transformative fandom (it’s always been a femme-dominated art form!) and hear personal tales from the authors themselves. We’ll discuss fic’s role in offering representation rarely seen in commercial media, and why that matters today.

Amanda Cherry, Seanan McGuire

Game Changer: Game Design in Higher Education
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Type:
panel

How do you balance innovation with grades and essays? What about funding and finding partners? This panel brings together UW Bothell students, graduates, and Digital Future Lab staff to share production anecdotes and a look at their upcoming studio releases!

Lamiya Kazi, Deeksha Sharma, JC Ignacio, Derek DeLizo, Nathan Evers

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

Do you sing Hamilton non-stop? Have you been in the room where it happens, or must you wait for it (to come to your city)? Don’t say no to this or throw away your shot, to take a break with us as we sing our way through many of your favorite Hamiltunes that will leave you satisfied until you see it live!

Let’s Play Telltale’s Batman: The Enemy Within with Emily Buck, Narrative Designer
Let's Play Stage
Time:
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Location:
Let's Play Stage
Type:
gaming

Join Emily, a narrative designer at Telltale Games, along with the rest of the Let’s Play audience to crowd-play Batman: The Enemy Within and impact the outcome of the game together!

1:30 PM
Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Asian American Representation in Media
Storm - Level 3 Room 5
Time:
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:
Storm - Level 3 Room 5
Type:
panel

From Crazy Rich Asians to Fresh Off the Boat and Into the Badlands, more Asian Americans are leading in film and television. Join media creators and experts to discuss the progression of representation and our own experiences pursuing creative careers as Asian Americans.

JC Lau, Cookie Everman, Kristine Hassell, CB Lee, Monica Ogden

It belongs in a museum?
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Time:
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Type:
panel

Not everything belongs in a museum. Do works like Black Panther and Tomb Raider critique real museums, or promote outdated notions of what they are? This panel brings together museum folks to discuss current practices and the impact of fiction.

Paulina Przystupa, Meris Mullaley, Glenys Ong, Olivia Littles, Zachary Stocks

Working with Worbla
America - Level 2 Room 5
Time:
1:30 PM - 3:00 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

2:00 PM
Build a Robot with Black Girls Code
Furiosa - Level 2 Room 4
Time:
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Furiosa - Level 2 Room 4
Type:
workshop

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+

Amber Morse, Ewurabena Ashun

Let’s Play Magic Arena with Tifa Robles
Let's Play Stage
Time:
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Location:
Let's Play Stage
Type:
gaming

Get a look at the new digital card game with the founder of the Lady Planeswalkers Society!

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

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?

2:30 PM
Afrofuturism 101
Shuri - Lower Level
Time:
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Shuri - Lower Level
Type:
panel

With the current interest in the Black Panther movie, the word “Afrofuturism” has entered pop culture. But what does it mean? Is it a genre? Style? Philosophy? This panel discussion will cover Afrofuturism in the media—comics, science fiction, fashion, music. We’ll also discuss what Afrofuturism will look like going forward.

Leslie Light, Brittany Williams, Aliza Pearl, Mx Rian

Careers at NASA: From Mission Operations to Public Engagement
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Time:
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Type:
panel

We will have a panel of female scientists, engineers, and/or outreach coordinators who work at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and who will discuss their career paths.

Dawn Myers, Kelsey Young, Natalie Curran, Sabrina Thompson, Nayi Castro, Staci Tiedeken

LGBTQ+ Meetup
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Time:
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Type:
meetup

Get to know other LGBTQ+ geeks in this inclusive Meetup facilitated by Gay Niven.

Gay Niven

Non-Traditional Tabletop Games
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Time:
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Type:
panel

Our panel of women board-game designers will discuss our favorite non-traditional tabletop games, focusing on indie and Kickstarter titles, PoC/women creators, and exceptional themes. We’ll end the panel by encouraging attendees to create their own game and providing the resources to get started.

Nicole Jekich, Jenn Sandercock, Alice Davis

3:00 PM
Hey Listen!: A Podcasting Panel
Storm - Level 3 Room 5
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
Storm - Level 3 Room 5
Type:
panel

Join us for a panel all about podcasting! With the rising popularity of podcasts, it seems like everyone is tuning in these days! Our panel of podcasters will break down the pros and cons of podcasting, explore tips and tricks, and add 5 new amazing podcasts to your list!

Maddy Vonhoff, Kwesi Phillips, Jae Euteneier, Regina McMenomy, Kacie Rahm, Maggie McLaurin

Kids Costume Celebration
Garnet - Level 3 Room 3/4
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
Garnet - Level 3 Room 3/4
Type:
event

This year, we are introducing our Kids Costume Celebration! Smaller geeks will be showing off their hard work on stage.

Interested in participating? Limited spots are available. Please check in at the info booth on Level 1 for more information.

Signed up? Please check in at Garnet Level 3 on Sunday at 2pm.

Rebecca Davis, Chello Collins, Silas Lindenstein, Verity Germaine

Let’s Play Night in the Woods with Fake Geek Girls
Let's Play Stage
Time:
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Location:
Let's Play Stage
Type:
gaming

Join the Fake Geek Girls team as they play through NITW live, complete with audience participation, and insightful discussion about the game. Missy + Merri are the hosts of Fake Geek Girls, a podcast looking at nerdy pop culture from both a fan and critical perspective.

Star Trek: Discovery: Celebrating Diversity
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Type:
panel

This is a guided geek-out about Star Trek: Discovery. What are its pros and cons? Why do fandom purists hate it? Let’s celebrate the abundant diversity Rodenberry may have hoped for and chat about what we’d like to see going forward!

Mary Adner, Tiffany Lamoreaux, Sarah Gulde, Jamala Henderson, Tony Martel

3:15 PM
3:30 PM
Foam Smithing for Beginners
America - Level 2 Room 5
Time:
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location:
America - Level 2 Room 5
Type:
workshop

Come craft with us! Foam is a BIG part of cosplay and learning how to master its uses will enable participants to create costumes you never imagined possible! Ages 12+

Samantha Kitts, Alanna Dawson, Krystara Savoy, Alexander Edward Smith

4:00 PM
American Horror Story: Powerful Women and Queer Folks
Shuri - Lower Level
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Shuri - Lower Level
Type:
panel

Through haunted houses and cults, American Horror Story put women and LGBTQ characters in the spotlight. Simultaneously low and high brow, AHS is intelligent yet sleazy, progressive yet problematic. We’ll discuss what we love and hate about representation in AHS.

Evan J. Peterson, Lily Munn, Dr. Stevi Costa, Morgue Anne

Beyond Sudoku: Recreational Mathematics for Everyone! (Alternative title: “Math is Fun! No, Seriously!”)
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Uhura - Level 2 Room 2
Type:
panel

For 24 years, Martin Gardner wrote “Mathematical Games” in Scientific American. Today, websites like Project Euler and competitions like the Putnam Exam provide all sorts of puzzles to solve for curious minds. Ready to take it a step beyond Sudoku?

Sarah Gulde

Creating a Culture of Consent: From Cosplay to Classrooms
Furiosa - Level 2 Room 4
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Furiosa - Level 2 Room 4
Type:
workshop

Learn about what consent means, sounds, and feels like. We will discuss how and when questions of consent appear in our relationships, in our communities, and in geek culture in this workshop by Planned Parenthood’s Teen Council members. Ages 13+

Bella Stokes, Forever Moon

Let’s Play Overwatch with GeekGirlCon
Let's Play Stage
Time:
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Location:
Let's Play Stage
Type:
gaming

Do you love Overwatch? So do we! Come hang out with some of our awesome staffers and friends as we play OW and talk about being a part of GGC, our mains, and how much fun we have during our weekly “Ladies Night at Blizzard World.”

Moms Who Geek: Or How to Pursue Your Passion Even After You Procreate
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Type:
panel

Society presents a false dichotomy to women: pursue your dreams or start a family. Motherhood is often framed as woman’s top priority; if not, you’re a bad person. No one has to have kids, but even if you choose to, you can still pursue your dreams. You don’t have to identify as “mom” first and everything else second. Let’s have an honest talk about what that looks like!

Virginia McClain, Dawn Meyers, N’Donna Russell, Tricia Lucas Dale, Jonnalyn Wolfcat Prill, Regina McMenomy, Amanda Cherry, Trish Heinrich

Women of Color Meetup
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Type:
meetup

Join facilitator Isabella Price at the Women of Color Meetup: an inclusive space based on racial equity and an opportunity for women of color to get to know each other, form bonds, support one another, and build a stronger community.

Isabella L. Price

4:30 PM
Representation Matters: Cartoons 1980s-Present
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:
Chell - Lower Level Room 3
Type:
panel

Calling all cartoon lovers! This panel will discuss representations of marginalized groups in cartoons from the 1980s to the present. We’ll talk about favorites such as Gargoyles, Young Justice, Steven Universe, and The Dragon Prince. There will be discussion and trivia prizes!

Breanna Bang, Ravenn Bang, Kristine Hassell

What Should I Read Next?: Librarians Recommend Diverse and Inclusive New Titles
Storm - Level 3 Room 5
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:
Storm - Level 3 Room 5
Type:
panel

Looking for your next book? Interested in finding more femme, disabled, PoC & LGBTQIA+ science fiction and fantasy authors and characters? Join a group of local librarians to hear their recommendations and share some of your own!

Jackie Parker, Zola Mumford, Emily Calkins, Dawn Rutherford

5:00 PM
Costume CONtest
Garnet - Level 3 Room 3/4
Time:
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:
Garnet - Level 3 Room 3/4
Type:
event

Come see our annual GeekGirlCon Costume CONtest! We’re celebrating our love of geekdom and our appreciation of fine handiwork, with prizes for both stage presence and costume artistry. Join us to cheer on local talented fans who literally bring their favorite characters to life!

Interested in participating? Limited spots are still available. Ask at the information booth on Level 1 by end of day on Saturday.

Jay Justice, Lysa Chen, Hannah Tyo, Locketta

Tabletop Live! Zero D20 play Looking Glass
Let's Play Stage
Time:
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Location:
Let's Play Stage
Type:
gaming

ZeroD20 is an inclusive gaming podcast site that aims to im-prove representation and promote underrepresented voices in gaming. Join them on a trip to a darker Wonderland as the players try to find their way between the Queen’s lands. See familiar faces in ways you may not have before.

5:30 PM
Anime Meetup
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location:
Ana Bray - Lower Level
Type:
meetup

From Sailor Moon to DBZ, meet all of your fellow anime and manga fans at this anime meetup!

Concept Art & Illustration, a Roundtable Panel
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location:
Samus - Lower Level Room 2
Type:
panel

Many who work in concept art/illustration were inspired by our favorite game characters, inspiring films, superheroes, or even bugs we saw as kids. Hear about how we draw for a living and contribute to forms of media we love.

Dawn Carlos, Yangtian Li, Kate Pfeilschiefter, Naomi Baker

Women in Tech – Careers at IMDb/Amazon
Shuri - Lower Level
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location:
Shuri - Lower Level
Type:
panel

What makes strong female characters? Who’s creating them? What narratives or voices are female directors/writers using? -rating and the Bechdel test highlight representation, and organizations like the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media help eliminate unconscious bias. Join IMDb to discover a data-rich future of representative entertainment.

Jordan Hay, Nikki Santoro, Joseph Lee, Megan Covington, Kimberly Burgess

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