Schedule

Sunday, November 17, 2019
Time
Program
Location
10:00 AM
GMing for Beginners
Samus
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Samus
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Dawn Vogel, Amanda Cherry, Tanya DePass

Would you like a new way of building stories with your friends? Have you ever wanted to run a game of Dungeons and Dragons but don’t know how to get started? Our panel of Game Masters have run games out of the box and have even written their own content and game systems. They can get you ready to run your own game—no matter your experience level—and help you avoid some of the common pitfalls of starting a game.

Pitching like a rockstar
America
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
America
Type:
Workshop

Learn how to maximize your pitching skills and get the most out of even the briefest of professional encounters! Join me for an hour’s worth of skill building: learn to distill your work into a manageable sentence (or three!) and to deliver those with the zeal and aplomb of a seasoned public speaker. We’ll work on readying your pitch *and yourself* for your next meeting! The workshop will include strategies for building professional self-confidence and countering impostor syndrome. Learn how to better sell yourself and your work—PLUS have a great time supporting your fellow creatives while they do the same!

Fansplaining Live at GeekGirlCon!
Mulan
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Mulan
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Flourish Klink, Elizabeth Minkel, Kristine Hassell

Join Fansplaining–the podcast by, for, and about fandom–to record a very special episode about GeekGirlCon, the con experience, and underrepresented people’s experiences in con culture more broadly.

A Journey through Space and Time: Women of NASA
Garnet
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Garnet
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Trudy Kortes, Dajae Williams

Join Chief of the Human Exploration & Space Operations Division, Trudy Kortes, and Manufacturing Engineer, Dajae Williams, as they discuss what led them to a career in STEM, the amazing and challenging work they do at NASA, and how you could count yourself among NASA’s prestigious workforce.

Deaf Culture Meetup
Shuri
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Shuri
Type:
Meetup

Come celebrate Deaf Culture and American Sign Language at GeekGirlCon! We’ll have information on Deaf artists available as well as fun and informative resources about ASL. Though this is a space designed to be inclusive of our Deaf community members and others who use sign language as their primary communication, we also welcome signers of all skill levels. Be mindful and please keep spoken English to a minimum.

Prop Shop Talk with the Women of SheProp
Uhura
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:
Uhura
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
AbbyCat Cosplay, Brianne Hawes, Katie Brogan, Anna He, C'Loni Bailey

Can you walk that prop AND talk that shop, but feel like an outsider in many maker forums? Join members of SheProp!, the propmaking forum for women, trans and non-binary artists and creators as we answer all of your cosplay related questions, free of judgement. Come and join the discussion about why SheProp! has quickly become a vital presence within the cosplay community, providing a space for accessible and inclusive support for women prop makers, costume designers, cosplayers of all skill levels, and more.

10:30 AM
Genderqueer Science Fiction Television
Korra
Time:
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
Korra
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Dylan Reid Miller, Godiva Lee

From Star Trek to The Tick, sci-fi and speculative fiction—television has long featured characters overlooked as case studies for genderqueer analysis. Cinema studies graduate Dylan Reid Miller wants to reclaim these narratives and explore the depth of gender experiences in pop culture that are usually ignored in conversations about representation.

Make ‘em laugh: Standup Comedy to Ignite Curiosity and Increase Self-Confidence
Furiosa
Time:
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Furiosa
Type:
Workshop

Nerdy is the new cool! Whether you work in STEM, study science, are a science-enthusiast or a geek—this workshop is for you! Explore standup and how to see the humor in your work or personal life by engaging with professionals in the field of science comedy. You will learn how to brainstorm ideas, deliver jokes, have a stage presence, overcome fear, talk through a microphone, deliver punchlines, and communicate in an engaging, personal way. After this 90 minute workshop, you will have enough material to perform your own 3 minute standup gig at the end! With this set, you are invited to perform at the Science Standup comedy show “The Dark Side of Research.”

Let’s Play Destiny with Bungie!
Rey
Time:
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
Rey
Type:
Gaming

Join developers from Bungie as they play Destiny 2. Learn more about their creative process, what they love about the game, and about what it’s like to work at this local game developer!

GeekGirlScouts Presents: Jeopardy! Women in Space
Chell
Time:
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:
Chell
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Annika Bunney, Sophie Norenberg, Nikhita Penugonda, Kelsey O'Leary

Test your knowledge on women in space! This game of Jeopardy will provide a fun and engaging environment to learn more about the women involved in space discovery. Topics range from ancient to modern astronomical discoveries and contributions made by women.

11:00 AM
Meet and Greet with Women of NASA
Signing Table
Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Signing Table
Type:
Meet and Greet
Speakers:
Trudy Kortes, Dajae Williams

Meet our guests from NASA! Trudy Kortes has spent 30 years at NASA laughing her way through career challenges. She is eager to share her secrets to maintaining her humor through bad bosses, intense roles, and difficult decisions. Dajae Williams is a graduate of Missouri S&T and is currently a Quality Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. At JPL, Dajae is responsible for helping ensure the quality of actuators for the SWOT and NISAR mission. In addition to her work at NASA, she writes educational hip hop music to aid in teaching underprivileged students STEM topics.

King of Tokyo Tutorial and Tournament
Storm
Time:
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Storm
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! Sign up at the Tabletop Info Booth! As with all our tournaments, we’ll start off with a practice and learning round to get everyone set up for a chance at winning.

11:30 AM
Kids Cosplay Celebration
Garnet
Time:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Garnet
Type:
Performance
Speakers:
Hanako O'Leary, Andrew J Montana, Lydia K. Valentine

Join us for our second annual Kids’ Cosplay Celebration! Come support our younger geeks as they share their handiwork and start their journey in the world of cosplay!

Harry Potter Meetup
Shuri
Time:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Shuri
Type:
Meetup

Witches and Wizards of Western Washington wave your wands! Wizards, muggles, and squibs alike are invited to get to know each other, share spells, potion recipes, and trade quidditch techniques at our Harry Potter themed meetup!

Grab Your Tea and Slippers: Why Cozy Games are the Next Big Thing
Samus
Time:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Samus
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Jenny Windom, Leanne Bradbury, Aenne Schumann, Stephanie Gutowski Bruneau

The idea of playing wholesome games has become more prominent and—dare we say?—normalized. From Animal Crossing to Calico, titles are allowing players to take a break, relax, and enjoy a gentler side of life while also providing more opportunities for inclusivity within the gaming community. Let’s get comfy and discuss why cozy games are an upcoming force in the industry, examples of our favorites, and why we shouldn’t hide the fact we want kinder, gentler titles to enjoy!

Engaging & Empowering Girl Geeks in STEM
Uhura
Time:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Uhura
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Asa Bradley, Michele Moore, Kira Burt, Janae Carrothers, Jennifer Barson

How do we bring more women and other underrepresented people into STEM disciplines? And how do we create an environment where they can not only learn, but thrive and feel comfortable speaking up, speaking out, and taking charge? Join an all-female panel of three college faculty and their MESA director in a lively and interactive discussion as they share lessons learned from leading a National Science Foundation grant and recruiting, retaining, motivating, and supporting STEM-reluctant students.

Exclusive Variant: Exploring the Gender Spectrum in Comics
Mulan
Time:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
Mulan
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Sydney MacLean, Lauren Karp, Aiden Thomas, Taylor Brooke Barton, Rosiee Thor

From the gender deviants of Wonder Woman’s Rogues Gallery to the repeated crossdressing escapades of Jimmy Olson, how are gender variation and dysphoria expressed in comic books? Even as LGBTQ representation is growing, gender norms themselves have gone largely unchallenged and have even regressed since the height of androgyny in the eighties. How can we be represented without being simplified and assimilated for a straight, cis-gender audience?

Intellectual property fundamendals for creators
America
Time:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:
America
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Lisa Kremer

Can I make art based on my favorite shows? Can I publish stories or games based on my favorite characters? Will I be sued for infringement? How do I respond if I get a nasty letter from a big media company? What are my intellectual property rights to my own creations? Can I prevent others from using my work? Come to this presentation by two volunteer attorneys from Washington Lawyers for the Arts. Mark Warnick of Amazon and Lisa Kremer of Gordon Thomas Honeywell will discuss trademarks, copyrights, publicity rights, parody, fair use, licenses, agreements, legal disputes, and more.

12:00 PM
Theater for All – Intersectionality on the Stage
Chell
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Chell
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Rebecca A. Demarest, Amy Poisson, Maggie Lee

Theater has long been an old white man’s game, but there are roles for everyone on the stage. The balance is quickly headed towards a more representational offering thanks in part to the efforts of our panelists. Join several of Seattle’s leading theater advocates to discuss issues of race, gender, language, and politics under the floodlights.

Let’s Play Games with the Ladies of Blizzard!
Rey
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Rey
Type:
Gaming
Speakers:
Women of Blizzard

We are so excited to have some awesome women from Blizzard Entertainment join us at GeekGirlCon this year! Come hang out at the Let’s Play Stage while they answer your questions about working in the industry while playing some of the Blizzard titles they’ve worked on!

Meet and Greet with Hafsah Faizal
Signing Table
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Signing Table
Type:
Meet and Greet
Speakers:
Hafsah Faizal

Meet Hafsah Faizal! Hafsah Faizal is the New York Times bestselling author of We Hunt the Flame and the founder of IceyDesigns, where she creates websites for authors and beauteous goodies for everyone else. When she’s not writing, she can be found dreaming up her next design, deciding between Assassin’s Creed and Skyrim, or traversing the world. Born in Florida and raised in California, she now resides in Texas with her family and a library of books waiting to be devoured.

Indigenous Futurisms: We are the Science Fiction of our Ancestors
Korra
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Korra
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Johnnie Jae

Imagining the future—imagining the people that we will be and the world we want to build for future generations comes as easily as breathing. In every story that we tell, the past, present, and future meld into one because we understand that the impact of the past and the present will shape our future. In this discussion, we will explore Indigenous futurisms and the impact that they have on changing the landscape of science fiction and the way that we look at the future. This exploration of Indigenous futurisms serves to remind humans from all walks of life that we are the science fiction of our ancestors and it’s time we create accordingly.

12:30 PM
Playtest Pocket Games
Furiosa
Time:
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:
Furiosa
Type:
Workshop

Attendees can grab a bag of randomized board game components and craft their very own pocket-sized game to play or take home! We’ll also have board game designers on hand to help mentor, answer questions, or show attendees other prototype games in development.

1:00 PM
Fan-Fabulous: a Celebration of Geek Fashion & Glam
Mulan
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Mulan
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Amanda Cherry, Danielle Harada, Sharon Magliano Feliciano, Jordan Ellis, Sarah Gulde

The history of geek culture is rife with stories of femme-presenting folx being dismissed and their contributions minimized. Those who dared to wear a dress, style their hair, or put on makeup risked being called a fake geek girl. But those days are behind us. Join our panel for a fun discussion of all things Geek Fabulous. From licensed apparel to “inspired by” couture and onward, we’ll talk style, inclusivity, and hopes for the future.

Women in Hardware: How Can You Be One?
Uhura
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Uhura
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Christina Cyr, Dr. Teresa Escrig, Eva Kloiber, Pamela Cortez, Joan Palmiter Bajorek

Are you looking to get into hardware? Very few universities offer degrees in designing 3D laser printers, 3D printing, circular economy, interactive toys, optical mice, robots, or even medical devices. Join us for a discussion of our journeys into hardware, and find out how you can join this field as well.

Potions and Pedagogy: Exploring Depictions of Teaching in Genre Media
Samus
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Samus
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Lauren Karp, Elin Rummel, Evan J. Peterson, Caitlin Postal

So many of our favorite works of fantasy and science-fiction are set in schools. But are the teachers and depictions of the classroom ones we should emulate or strongly criticize? A panel of experienced (and nerdy) teachers at the middle-school, high-school, and college level will apply their personal knowledge and current educational theory to the world of fictional classrooms—from the cadet training of space, to the open landscapes of shonen anime, to the classrooms of Hogwarts.

From Character Creation to Career Planning
America
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
America
Type:
Workshop

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 kinds found in Final Fantasy titles, D&D campaigns, or Bioware games. Together, we’ll make a space to reflect, clarify, and celebrate our experiences and sketch out a character sheet for our professional selves.

Meet and Greet with Johnnie Jae
Signing Table
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Signing Table
Type:
Meet and Greet
Speakers:
Johnnie Jae

Meet Johnnie Jae! Johnnie Jae is an Otoe-Missouria and Choctaw journalist, speaker, podcaster, technologist, advocate, community builder, and entrepreneur who loves empowering others to follow their passions and create healing, positive change in the world. She is the founder of both A Tribe Called Geek, an award-winning media platform for Indigenous Geek Culture and STEM, and #Indigenerds4Hope, a suicide-prevention initiative designed to educate, encourage, and empower Native Youth who are or know someone struggling with bullying, mental illness, or suicide. She is also the host of the Indigenous Flame and A Tribe Called Geek podcasts.

Steven and the Crystal Gems: A Sing-Along Jam Session
Chell
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Chell
Type:
Performance

Hey Steven Universe fans! Do you yearn for some Jam Buds of your own? Do you wish a sing-along panel could Be Wherever You Are? Have you been Strong In The Real Way waiting? Well no need to be a Wailing Stone any longer. What’s the Use of Feeling Blue? Here Comes a Thought, why not Let Us Drive this musical panel Into Your Heart! Let us Notice You’re A Star and come sing along with us! Full Disclosure, this will be the most fun you’ll have on this or any planet.

The Dark Side of Research (comedy variety show)
Garnet
Time:
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location:
Garnet
Type:
Performance

The Dark Side of Research is a comedy variety show produced and performed by real scientists. The show is inspired by the often hilarious and bizarre world of STEM, and features songs, standup, and comedic storytelling. Following successful international runs at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Scotland) and the 2019 Marie Curie Alumni Association Annual Conference (Austria), this educational adult standup comedy show is ready to hit the GeekGirlCon stage!

1:30 PM
Romance Recs for Every Geek’s Heart
Korra
Time:
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:
Korra
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Claire Scott, Jasmin Silvera, Robin Bradford, Mekta White, Olivia Waite, Holly Paxson

Whether gentle or steamy, paranormal or historical, plausible or bananas, romance novels are full of smart, capable, geeky people who always get their happily-ever-after. Join a panel of enthusiastic readers as we recommend diverse feminist romance titles with a focus on authors of color, authors with disabilities, and LGBTQIA authors. Whether you’re a seasoned romance reader or just genre-curious, this panel has something to make you swoon, make you sweat, or make you sigh with delight.

Tabletop Live! ZeroD20 plays Honey Heist
Rey
Time:
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:
Rey
Type:
Gaming

ZeroD20 is back at GeekGirlCon 2019 for a Honey Heist! Our players and DM will be attempting to steal some Honey from a secure location, and are bear-y excited for their adventure!

2:00 PM
Wellness for Geeks Who Sit by GeekGirlStrong
Furiosa
Time:
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:
Furiosa
Type:
Workshop

Are you a gamer, writer, cosplayer, artist, or simply a person who spends a lot of time sitting at a desk? This movement-based workshop is designed to help you fix those aches and pains that develop over time from being hunched over the latest armor build or beating the final boss. You will leave this workshop with a new set of skills in your health arsenal including mobility stretches, strength movements, and nutritional tips. Note: This is a seated movement workshop, tailored with various body types in mind. All movements can be modified depending on individual needs!

The Doubleclicks Concert
Garnet
Time:
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:
Garnet
Type:
Performance
Speakers:
The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks live in concert! The Doubleclicks are a folk-pop music duo made up of siblings Laser and Aubrey. The siblings perform songs that are geeky, snarky, sweet, and uplifting on their cello, ukulele, and meowing cat keyboard. The latest Doubleclicks album, The Book Was Better, has songs about video games, gender identity, and trying to get away from the internet. The Doubleclicks’s songs are for everybody and tend to be especially appreciated by nerds, queer folks, kids, and the rad folks who helped fund the production of their new album on Kickstarter. This community has helped make three of their previous albums Billboard-charting successes.

Go Tournament
Storm
Time:
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
Storm
Type:
Gaming

The Seattle Go Center is running a tournament of this classic game which has no chance and requires a lot of strategy. They’ll be doing tutorials all weekend at their table in the Tabletop area, so stop by there to learn the basic rules before jumping into this fun tournament! Sign up for the tournament at the Tabletop Info Booth!

2:30 PM
Space Travel Puppet Performance on Interactive Stage
America
Time:
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
America
Type:
Workshop

This workshop focuses on interdisciplinary applications of all aspects of STEM on an Interactive Stage! Interactive Stage combines your child’s interest in performance with the concept of theater science and engineering to encourage self-learning and discovery. It consists of programmable LED lights, motors, and sensors that participants control through a language-free software application. Participants will write, design, and perform a puppet show, creating a short space adventure story! They will investigate the look and feel of their destination, making stage props from art and recycled materials to woo their audience—just like real theater! They will learn about basic components of storytelling, space knowledge, and electronic programming while having fun.

¿Cómo Se Dice ‘Nerd’?
Mulan
Time:
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Mulan
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Sylvia Monreal, Tristan J. Tarwater, Lorian Tu, Caroline Guevara, Andrea Rosales

This panel will explore the intersection of latinidad and geekdom. Yes, Latinxs can be nerds! For four years, this panel has been a space to talk about what it means to identify as a “Latinx nerd.” This year, we’ll explore how our geeky interests can help us serve our community by building confidence, clarifying vision, and keeping us humble through it all. The panel will feature self-identified Latinx creators, thinkers, and geeks. The audience is welcome to submit questions to the panel by tweeting @comosedicenerd using the hashtag #GGC19.

An All-Girls Robotic Experience
Uhura
Time:
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Uhura
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Gosia Kowalska, Audrey Gruian, Madeleine Goertz, Fritzi Kornstaedt

The Bearded Pineapples, a world-class robotics team, have come to answer any tropical questions about the FTC robotics program. Come see anthropomorphized fruit squabble with one another as we answer questions like how we came up with our team name! Other topics include their experiences as a FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics team, including their robotic design; what they enjoy the most; and the skills they have learned along the way.

d20 Dames Live
Samus
Time:
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Samus
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Jessica Ross, Kat Kruger, Jen Vaughn, Brittni Liyanage

Welcome to Emerald Forest Adventure Con! Join the actual play D&D podcast d20 Dames live as they explore the fantasy convention. In the past, the Dames have been drawn into hijinks such as: an Actual Dungeon magic malfunction that unleashed an evil mage, a murder mystery at Actual Tavern, and an accidental reverse aging at Lil Demon Daycare. Join these four daring ladies, predominantly WOC, in an one-shot actual adventure for all ages!

LGBTQIA+ Meetup
Shuri
Time:
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Shuri
Type:
Meetup

Connect with other LGBTQ+ geeks in this inclusive Meetup facilitated by Gay Niven and Mac McGregor.

3:00 PM
This Too Shall Pass: Grief and Fandom
Chell
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
Chell
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Marina Martinez, Rian Roberson, Dani, Clara, Nicole Tanner

We’ve all been there before—your favorite show comes to an end, gets canceled, or kills a beloved character. What do you do with the grief that follows? Join us as we discuss how to cope, how to channel grief into action, and how fandom can help us deal with grief in our own lives.

Let’s Play Undertale with Fake Geek Girls
Rey
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
Rey
Type:
Gaming

Join the Fake Geek Girls team as they play through Undertale live on the Let’s Play Stage! Join in on some 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.

Meet and Greet with The Doubleclicks
Signing Table
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
Signing Table
Type:
Meet and Greet
Speakers:
The Doubleclicks

Meet The Doubleclicks! The Doubleclicks are a folk-pop music duo made up of siblings Laser and Aubrey. The siblings perform songs that are geeky, snarky, sweet, and uplifting on their cello, ukulele, and meowing cat keyboard. The latest Doubleclicks album, The Book Was Better, has songs about video games, gender identity, and trying to get away from the internet. The Doubleclicks’s songs are for everybody and tend to be especially appreciated by nerds, queer folks, kids, and the rad folks who helped fund the production of their new album on Kickstarter. This community has helped make three of their previous albums Billboard-charting successes.

Women in Comics
Korra
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
Korra
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Hope Nicholson

Join featured contributor Hope Nicholson, the author of The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen, as she discusses the history of female fans, creators, and characters in comics from the 1930s to today.

Never Alone (lightsaber show)
Garnet
Time:
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Garnet
Type:
Performance

A former Sith apprentice has turned to the light and joins the Jedi. They struggle to integrate into the Jedi Order, but with the help of their master manage to find a place for themselves in the temple. But, their former Sith master is obsessed with bringing them back to the Dark Side, spelling possible disaster for their new-found Jedi family… Join Kamino Temple of Saber Guild for a performance of lightsaber choreography and stage combat! **CONTENT WARNING** This show heavily features emotional abuse and manipulation by a parental/guardian figure.

3:30 PM
MysteryBox Game Design Challenge
Furiosa
Time:
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Furiosa
Type:
Workshop

Participants will work in teams with tabletop industry experts to create a game using only a box of mystery items. At the end, the games will be judged based on a set of predetermined criteria—and the best designs get a prize!

4:00 PM
Fat Representation in Geek Culture
Uhura
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Uhura
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Megan Wolf, Becca Shepherd, Anna Nepomuceno, Bridget Strychnine

Fat geeks discuss their favorite fat characters, cosplaying while fat, fat positive media, and more. Learn about how the fat liberation movement connects with geek culture.

Knotty Geeks: Fiber Arts and Fandom
Samus
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Samus
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Sara Leighton

This presentation will focus on the ways in which women and girls have used traditionally feminine arts to create geeky and STEM masterpieces! We will celebrate vibrant examples of crochet, knitting, cross stitch, and community projects that have a nerdy focus, while also exploring some resources for designing your own geeky projects. Attendees are encouraged to bring fiber arts to the presentation – finished or in-progress – as we we have a short show and tell.

Zine Production (and Promotion) 101
Mulan
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Mulan
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Jessie Gaupel, Molly Brooks

Have you ever wanted to make a zine? Maybe you wanted to turn your geeky passion into something tangible? How about raise money for your favorite charity in the comfort of your own home? Then this is the panel for you! Zine production is a fun, creative way to give back to a charity you care about and to work with creative types from around the world. In this panel, we’ll discuss how to get started, pitfalls to avoid, and the dreaded inevitably of (shudder) budgeting!

Women of Color Meetup
Shuri
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Shuri
Type:
Meetup

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

SassyBlack Concert
Garnet
Time:
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location:
Garnet
Type:
Performance
Speakers:
SassyBlack

SassyBlack live in concert! SassyBlack is a multifaceted creative force with a focus in the performing and literary arts. Hailing from Seattle, this goddess of “electronic psychedelic soul” and “hologram funk” explores sound through deep compositions. Sassy’s musical journey is available for listening and purchase through Bandcamp, Spotify, and all other streaming platforms.

4:30 PM
From X-Men to Firefly: The Importance of Found Families in Pop Culture
Korra
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:
Korra
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Trish Heinrich, Mary Adner, Raven Oak, Evan J. Peterson, Regina McMenomy, Virginia McClain

Whether your family was a welcoming place or one of great strife, all of us can relate to discovering a found family among the people that are just like us. There are some stunning examples of the found family throughout pop culture that have helped many feel less alone and have led to creating a found family around a fandom. Join us as we discuss these found families in pop culture and how to build your own examples in the content you create.

GeekGirlCon Staff RPG
Rey
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:
Rey
Type:
Gaming

Join our GeekGirlCon staff as we close out GGC2019 with a one shot RPG, led by our favourite Game Master, Andy! After a year of planning and a weekend of con, we’re bound to be a little over-tired, which means hilarity should ensue when we get together to play on the Let’s Play Stage!

The Next Generation of Female Business Leaders: How Young Women Can Create Revolutionary Businesses That Solve Social Issues
Chell
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:
Chell
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Alison Alt, Kate Fagan, Michelle Berardino

Young women can create revolutionary businesses that solve social issues and change the future of business. This panel showcases young, femme leaders from Social Impact 360, the only youth-led movement focusing on business for good. This model is transforming how business is done by developing young leaders who are creating new lines of business and industry that did not exist a decade ago. The panel will explain the success of the peer-mentoring model and how it can be replicated to expand globally.

Lego Build Challenge
America
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:
America
Type:
Workshop

With a handful of LEGO bricks and a little imagination, the possibilities are endless! Kiddos are welcome to come join artists from the Seattle LEGO User Group (SEALUG) in a fun-filled workshop where you will have to think outside the box by competing in building challenges! Bring your teamwork, sportsmanship, and creativity, and we’ll provide the brick to play with! Recommended ages 6 and up. First come, first serve—limit 20 kids. Please bring your grown-up to cheer you on!

Meet and Greet with SassyBlack
Signing Table
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:
Signing Table
Type:
Meet and Greet
Speakers:
SassyBlack

Meet SassyBlack! SassyBlack is a multifaceted creative force with a focus in the performing and literary arts. Hailing from Seattle, this goddess of “electronic psychedelic soul” and “hologram funk” explores sound through deep compositions. Sassy’s musical journey is available for listening and purchase through Bandcamp, Spotify, and all other streaming platforms.

5:00 PM
Cosplay Contest
Garnet
Time:
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:
Garnet
Type:
Performance
Speakers:
Anabel Amis, Hellish Rebuke Cosplay, Jay Justice

Join us for our annual Cosplay Contest at GeekGirlCon 2019! Come and support your fellow geeks as they showcase their finest wears and craftship while bringing their favorite characters to life. There will be prizes for stage presence and costume artistry. Cheer on our fantastic cosplayers!

5:30 PM
Anime Meetup
Shuri
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location:
Shuri
Type:
Meetup

Go Plus Ultra at our animeetup! 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.

Improv for tabletop games
Furiosa
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location:
Furiosa
Type:
Workshop

The tabletop is your stage and the players are the actors. Made for bards, warriors, and warlocks alike, the purpose of this workshop is to help encourage players and DMs to tap into their inner improv actor—preparing them for anything at the table that gets thrown their way! Whether you’re dungeon crawling or fighting against an undead lord, learn some new skills and join us for this interactive panel!

Diversity and Representation in Video Game Protagonists
Samus
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location:
Samus
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Katie Dobruse, AJ McGough

In conjunction with UW’s GAMER Group, our project studied 1,775+ video games from 2005 to 2015. We categorized titles according to the protagonists’ species, gender, complexion, race/ethnicity, age, and romantic/sexual orientation. Overwhelmingly, most human characters were straight, White men. Women, POC, and LGBTQIA+ individuals have all been critically underrepresented in games. This discrepancy is even worse for individuals with multiple marginalized identities that intersect. Join us to learn more about our findings and discuss the future of representation in the video game industry.

How Do Asexuals Have Sex?
Uhura
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location:
Uhura
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Caitlin Foskey, Isabela Oliveira, ayom ament

What is the asexuality spectrum? What is it like being asexual and/or aromantic? Do aces have sex? How do these identities fit into the LGBTQ community? This panel of asexuals and aromantics will provide a frank discussion of these lesser-known identities, aro/ace representation in media, & what it’s like to be aro/ace in an allosexual world.

Geek Fitness
Mulan
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location:
Mulan
Type:
Panel
Speakers:
Mary Kimball, Meredith Armstrong, Robyn Warren, Marina Martinez

Want to engage with some of your favorite fandoms in new ways? Geek fitness is here for you! Learn why people get involved with different fandom fitness communities, how these communities grow and change over the years (especially with the addition of new canon), and how newcomers can get involved.

6:00 PM
Painting Minis
America
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:
America
Type:
Workshop

Stop by and learn how to paint your very own miniature. Our miniature painting experts will give you all the tips and tricks to bring your mini to life. Supplies are limited so get here early!

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