Schedule

Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time
Program
Location
10:00 AM
Breaking Stereotypes with Star Wars: Age, Women and Representation
Garnet
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Garnet
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 Yolo, Amanda Cherry, Samantha Kitts, Sheri Lewis Wohl

Latinx Representation: What Does It Look Like?
Uhura
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Uhura
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, Marina Martinez

Game Feelz: Playing and Running Narrative RPGs
Samus
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Samus
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

The Rockin’ Riverdale Panel
Shuri
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Shuri
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
Time:
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
Chell
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

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

10:30 AM
Alter Ego Mask Making
Furiosa
Time:
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Furiosa
Type:
workshop

Faces reveal many aspects of human identity. Throughout history, people have used masks in order to reveal hidden or mysterious aspects of their personalities. In this workshop, participants will engage in hands-on activities to build their own alter ego masks to take home! Ages 3+

Kit Fuderich

Storytime: Discovery
America
Time:
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
America
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!

Claire Scott, Michelle Waddy

11:30 AM
Fun for All: Family Friendly Games
Samus
Time:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Samus
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

The Growing Geek Fashion Industry
Shuri
Time:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Shuri
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
Time:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Uhura
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.

Dawn Carlos, Jenn Ravenna, Kate Pfeilschiefter, Naomi Baker

Harry Potter Meetup
Ana Bray
Time:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Ana Bray
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!

Very Tall Writing Workshop with Clarion West
America
Time:
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:
America
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
Steven Universe– Neurodiversity, Fusion Theory, & the Facets of Connection
Storm
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Storm
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, atom ament, Isabella Oliveira, Mary Adner, Tracy Deonn Walker

Geek Fitness
Chell
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Chell
Type:
panel

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

Alisha Radford, Dawn Biggs, Robyn Warren, Isabel Mio, Marina Martinez

12:30 PM
Improv for Tabletop Games
Furiosa
Time:
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:
Furiosa
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

1:00 PM
Performing Fandom: Geeky Sci Fi Theater
Ana Bray
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Ana Bray
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.

Kris ‘Pepper’ Hambrick, Joy DeLyria

Blackness Rising.
Shuri
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Shuri
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?

Kristine Hassell, Kendra James, Rian Roberson, Tracy Deonn Walker

Game Changer: Game Design in Higher Education
Samus
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Samus
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

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

1:30 PM
It belongs in a museum?
Chell
Time:
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:
Chell
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 Mullally, Glenys Ong, Olivia Littles, Zachary Stocks

Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Asian American Representation in Media
Storm
Time:
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:
Storm
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

Working with Worbla
America
Time:
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:
America
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

1:00 PM
Hamilton Sing-Along
Garnet
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Garnet
Type:
meetup
2:30 PM
Afrofuturism 101
Shuri
Time:
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Shuri
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, Izetta Thomas, Brittany Williams, Carrie McClain, Aisha Jordan

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

Non-Traditional Tabletop Games
Samus
Time:
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Samus
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, Emma Larkins, Alice Davis

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

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

Gay Niven

2:00 PM
Build a Robot with Black Girls Code
Furiosa
Time:
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Furiosa
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

3:00 PM
Hey Listen!: A Podcasting Panel
Storm
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
Storm
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!

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

Star Trek: Discovery: Celebrating Diversity
Chell
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
Chell
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

3:30 PM
Foam Smithing for Beginners
America
Time:
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location:
America
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
Moms Who Geek: Or How to Pursue Your Passion Even After You Procreate
Samus
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Samus
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

American Horror Story: Powerful Women and Queer Folks
Shuri
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Shuri
Type:
witching-hour

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
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Uhura
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

4:30 PM
Representation Matters: Cartoons 1980s-Present
Chell
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:
Chell
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 and Steven Universe. Be prepared for memory testing trivia and discussion.

Breanna Bang, Ravenn Bang, Kristine Hassell

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

4:00 PM
Women of Color Meetup
Ana Bray
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Ana Bray
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

Creating a Culture of Consent: From Cosplay to Classrooms
Furiosa
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Furiosa
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

5:30 PM
Concept Art & Illustration, a Roundtable Panel
Samus
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location:
Samus
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, Jenn Ravenna, Kate Pfeilschiefter, Naomi Baker

How Data Driven Inclusion is Changing Entertainment
Shuri
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location:
Shuri
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

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

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

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