Schedule

Saturday, November 5, 2022
Time
Program
Location
9:30 AM
Anime Meetup
Meetups Area
Time:
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:
Meetups Area
Type:
Meetup

Go Plus Ultra at our anime meetup! Whether you are a magical girl, a Super Saiyan, an adorable talking animal, or just an ordinary person living in extraordinary circumstances, come join us to meet up with other folks who are fans of all things anime and manga.

Perceived Barriers in Game Development
Korra
Time:
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:
Korra
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Alison Slavin, Ashley Olsson, Brianne Shiraki, Katarina Hunt, Laura Warner, Ylan Salsbury

Imposter syndrome, gender bias, structural barriers? Getting that first game dev job or that highly sought-after promotion can be all the more difficult when there’s additional pressure holding you back. In this panel, members of Women@Bungie break down these perceived barriers and offer their tips and resources for how they handle their own fears, advocate for those around them, and build better systems within Bungie.

DIY Science Zone
Kamala
Time:
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Location:
Kamala
Type:
Free Play

Step into the DIY Science Zone (Kamala) on Level 1 Yakima and get your hands dirty with science! Come be an engineer, biologist, chemist, entomologist, or astronomer—the sky is no limit! Our highly-trained team of scientists and science educators will be on hand to guide you through a host of fun experiments and answer all of your questions about their science.

Video Games Free Play
Garnet
Time:
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Garnet
Type:
Free Play

Console Free Play returns to GeekGirlCon! Featuring current console hits and throwback gaming, we have something fun for all video game geeks. Bring a friend or make some new ones! We’ll also have the following groups:

Seattle Indies
Seattle Indies is a local non-profit dedicated to fostering an inclusive, accessible, and vibrant community of independent game developers in the Seattle area. Come and play some of the game demos being shown off by members of the Seattle Indies community and chat with the developers themselves.

Microsoft Devices Outreach
The Microsoft table will let you take a look inside keyboards, laptops, tablets, and even an Xbox! Talk to some of the engineers and designers behind the devices and get to know more about consumer electronics!

Tabletop Games Free Play
Storm
Time:
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Storm
Type:
Free Play

Come and check out our growing Tabletop Free Play Library, where you’re welcome to check out any of our games to play. Looking for players to play a specific game with, or looking to try a game with new friends? Watch for our “Looking for Player” cones!

10:00 AM
*CANCELED* Step Up Your Cosplay Photography
Uhura
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Uhura
Type:
Panel

This panel has been canceled.

Sushi Go! Tutorial and Tournament
Storm
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Storm
Type:
Gaming

Do you like sushi? Do you like card games? If you answered yes to either, grab your sushi mats and join the inaugural Sushi Go! tournament at GeekGirlCon. This game is easy to learn and fun to play, but we can’t guarantee you won’t be hungry afterward! As with all our tournaments, we’ll start off with a learning round to get everyone ready to win.

Coterie of Cute-Themed Games!
Rey
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Rey
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Nicole Jekich, Becky Young, Estefania Rodriguez, Courtney Shernan

A panel of game designers with experience creating their own “cute” themed games share their favorite “cute” games and discuss the growing trend of games involving critters, food, and miscellaneous cute topics.

10:30 AM
Stand-up Comedy for Geeks
America
Time:
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
America
Type:
Workshop

In this workshop, you’ll explore stand-up comedy as a tool to tell personal stories about being in the geek space, whether you work in science or tech, are an avid sci-fi enthusiast, or can go on an endless rant about your favorite fandom. You’ll learn how to brainstorm ideas, deliver jokes, have a stage presence, overcome fear, talk through a microphone, and communicate in an engaging and personal way.

11:00 AM
Women @ NASA
Korra
Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Korra
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Dawn Myers, Staci Tiedeken, Yasmina Martos, Nayi Castro, Natalie Curran, Sabrina Thompson

From Mission Operations to Public Engagement, come meet just a few of the talented women who work at NASA. Hear about what led them to the space agency, the sometimes crazy paths they took to get where they are today, and the challenges they’ve faced. Ask them your burning questions about working at the historic space agency.

K-Pop Meetup
Meetups Area
Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Meetups Area
Type:
Meetup

ARMY? Blink? Carat? Join other K-Pop fans to gush about your ult group, biases, wreckers, and everything else K-POP!

11:30 AM
Research & Data Science in Fandom
Uhura
Time:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Uhura
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Alyse Marie Allred, G

How do fanfiction authors and reviewers connect through comments? How does the nature of comments impact degrees of connections? How do fan authors and artists feel about monetary compensation? How has the pandemic impacted fannish communities? Join UW’s fanfiction data science group as we present data to answer some of these questions while discussing what it means to be a researcher in fandom.

12:00 PM
The “Not So Happily Ever After” ​Storytelling Workshop
America
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
America
Type:
Workshop

This all-ages interactive storytelling workshop includes a short fairytale presentation, basic lessons in story and plot, and story planning. Classic fairy tales are examined and acted out. Participants are then broken into groups to build their own fairy tales, which will performed at the end of the session.

12:30 PM
*CANCELED* Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse: Rez Style
Korra
Time:
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:
Korra
Type:
Panel

This panel has been canceled.

Sparkle*Kitty Tutorial and Tournament
Storm
Time:
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:
Storm
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 sweet, simple words! Luckily, these were no ordinary princesses, and they took matters into their own hands. Can you help the princesses create new spells and escape? Sign up in advance at the Tabletop Info Booth! As with all our tournaments, we’ll start off with a learning round to get everyone ready to win.

STEM Meetup
Meetups Area
Time:
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:
Meetups Area
Type:
Meetup

Whether you’re studying a STEM discipline, working in a STEM field, or just passionate about research, discovery, and innovation, this meetup’s your chance to connect with fellow geeks who share your interests. 

1:00 PM
Movie Bugs: Fiction, Fear, and Facts-scination!
Uhura
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Uhura
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Jessica Honaker, Kristie Reddick

Why do movie monsters always seem a little familiar? Arthropods are models for some of the most famous aliens, monsters, and other creatures in film. But how much of this is rooted in reality, and how much is just because they seem so very different from humans? Join The Bug Chicks, Kristie Reddick & Jessica Honaker, entomologists who use bugs to foster empathy for ourselves, others, and the natural world. This panel has live bugs, microscopes, and tales from the field/film sets and will show that “Different Isn’t Bad.”

Our Favorite Female Sleuths
Rey
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Rey
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Sarah Gulde, Seanan McGuire, Crystal Frasier, K Tempest Bradford

From Jessica Fletcher to Phryne Fisher, let’s talk about the female sleuths we love! What did the writers get right, what did they get wrong, and why do we love these inquisitive characters so much? Join us to find out!

1:30 PM
Job Points
America
Time:
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:
America
Type:
Workshop

(18+)

Dump stats, job points, skill trees—nerds have a lot of practice building characters designed to excel in their chosen professions, but we don’t always know how to do the same in real life. This workshop will provide a career-planning framework grounded in character-creation systems like the ones found in Final Fantasy titles, D&D campaigns, and Bioware games. Together, we’ll make a space to reflect, clarify, and celebrate our experiences and fill out a custom character sheet for our professional selves.

2:00 PM
People of Color Meetup
Meetups Area
Time:
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:
Meetups Area
Type:
Meetup

Join facilitator Dali Cortez for our People of Color Meetup—an inclusive space based on racial equity. This meetup is an opportunity for people of color to get to know each other, form bonds, support one another, and build a stronger community together.

2:30 PM
Women in Horror
Uhura
Time:
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Uhura
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Morgue Anne

From Final Girls to Revenge to the hapless victim, horror has always been dominated by women. In recent years the “Women in Horror” movement has taken off, but what is it and why is it necessary? Local Gothic Royalty Morgue Anne discusses the history of women in horror from its conception to today and why we need Scream Queens.

Bungie Career Journeys: How We Got Here!
Rey
Time:
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Rey
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Manisha Hossain, Alison Slavin, Leah Arakaki, Brianne Shiraki, Ashley Baker, Angel Li

If there is one true thing about being a game developer, it’s that there is no one true path to becoming a game developer. In this panel, women from various backgrounds at Bungie will share their career experiences, unpack some of the gender biases women experience in the gaming industry and related tech fields, and envision how things could change for women in the future.

3:00 PM
MEGA GAME: Welcome To…
Storm
Time:
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Storm
Type:
Gaming

We’re aiming to have GeekGirlCon’s biggest board game competition ever with a giant game of Welcome To…! Signups are *basically* unlimited, so let’s see how many people we can get to play! In this game, you’ll compete to build the best subdivision possible. Players start with the same foundation and get a shared set of inputs. The way you choose to develop your board from the inputs results in your score. And, because each person builds their own board, we can scale the construction to as many people as show up!

3:30 PM
Hacking for Social Good; Where You’ll Learn Your Superpower Is to Empower!
America
Time:
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location:
America
Type:
Workshop

Come embrace the power of working together to solve technological problems with innovative solutions! In this workshop, you’ll discover how to code using both your creative skills and the ethical hacking abilities we’ll help you develop. We’ll teach you all about cybersecurity, ciphers, and cryptography and give you the chance to exploit a vulnerable website as part of this security education. 

Makers and Crafters Meetup
Meetups Area
Time:
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location:
Meetups Area
Type:
Meetup

Get your glue guns and fabric scissors ready! Meet like-minded creators, share techniques, and be inspired at our crafters meetup.

4:00 PM
Our Flag Means Enthusiasm: Teens Recommend Your Next Read
Uhura
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Uhura
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Claire Scott, Audrianna Ellison, Hazel Abrahamson-Amerine, Valentine Wells, Lily Schmitt

Looking for some great books and comics to get you through the rainy months? Join this panel of geeky teens and their librarian as they tell you about their favorite recent reads across genres for teens and adults. 

Star Wars Stage Cavalcade
Korra
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Korra
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Caitlin Jacques, Chrissy Morse, Max Hughson, Hailee Keefe, Anne Stewart, Joe Flanik, Darryl Parks, Lauren Messenger, Hannah Lovett, Morgan Morgans, Makenzie De Armas, Matthew

Kamino Temple presents a series of short, costumed scenes featuring Jedi and Sith clashing in duels of wits and sabers! Unlikely allies, genre savvy Jedi, dastardly Sith, saber battles, daring duels, and narrow escapes—all performed by a truly diverse cast.

Marginalized Genders in Tabletop RPGs
Rey
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Rey
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Dana Ebert, Nikki Silveira, Wraith Dalziel, Monroe Soto, Maya

Tea TRPG is a Twitch channel dedicated to the representation of marginalized folks in the Tabletop Roleplaying Game (TTRPG) space. We host a talk show every month where people of marginalized genders get to come into a safe space and talk about TTRPGs, as well as their other passions. We also host actual plays of games ranging from D&D to our Independent Game Designer showcases. Come watch some of your favorite local TTRPG folks talk about their experiences in this communi-tea!

5:00 PM
DIY Game Design Workshop
America
Time:
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:
America
Type:
Workshop

Grab a random bag of game components and some paper and make a game on the spot! This DIY crafting workshop provides a space for game designers of all ages to sit down and create a game from their imagination—with friends, families, or in their own world.

LGBTQIA+ Meetup
Meetups Area
Time:
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:
Meetups Area
Type:
Meetup

Come celebrate who you are and who you love while getting to know some of your fellow LGBTQIA+ geeks in this inclusive meetup.

5:30 PM
The Politics of Science and Sci-Fi
Uhura
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location:
Uhura
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Jessie Gender, Demetria Spinrad, Javann Jones, Jenn Huff, PhD, Sarah Myhre, PhD, Melanie McFarland

Does sci-fi push some political agenda? Sci-fi has always been a means to provide political commentary and has been used as a tool to explore society, politics, and culture. This panel of sci-fi writers, creators, enthusiasts, and science researchers will explore the past and present of politics in sci-fi, using examples from our favorite shows, books, and movies. We’ll also explore on how science itself cannot be apolitical, as it is always conducted by individuals who have their own view on the world.

(Not So) Late Night Nostalgia Mystery Tournament
Storm
Time:
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:
Storm
Type:
Gaming

Anything can happen in this flashback to the old-school games of our childhoods. While the games are a mystery from year to year, the fun is guaranteed! Space is limited, so sign up early at the Tabletop Info Booth to secure your spot!

6:30 PM
The “Trick Or Treat” Horror Writing Workshop
America
Time:
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:
America
Type:
Workshop

It’s time to get creepy! This genre-bending writing workshop will take participants through the horrors of . . . well . . . writing a horror. We’ll explore common horror tropes in storytelling, the formula for building a chilling tale, and how to put together a complete story outline for a horror movie (featuring workshop attendees).

Touching upon principles of storytelling and genre writing with a horror-infused twist, this interactive workshop is not for the faint of heart!

7:00 PM
Community-Building Best Practices: Streaming Community Leaders Share Their Tales of Adventure!
Uhura
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Uhura
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Aelflaed, SageBell, Stephazoid

Have you ever wanted a local community where you could connect, swap ideas, and collaborate together? Do you find yourself lost and wondering where to start? Are you struggling with how to stay true to your community’s ideals as it grows? Are you interested in learning the best practices associated with building enduring communities that stand the test of time? Join several local content creators and Twitch streamers in the Seattle area with community-building experience across several disciplines, including the video game and technology industries, charitable fundraising, and community meetups. Hear about how they have built healthy and safe spaces, managed growth, and navigated short- and long-term challenges along the way.

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