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Submit Programming for GeekGirlCon 2012!

Are you a professional in a geeky industry? Do you run your own geeky business? Can we learn from you about the history of women in gaming? Do you have a unique perspective to share about being a woman in the sciences, horror, comics, television, film, robotics, costuming, or stunt industries? Are you an artist or illustrator? A pop culture “herstorian” or cultural critic?

GeekGirlCon will feature informative and entertaining programming on topics ranging from geek lifestyle issues, to the sciences to popular culture. We are seeking engaging and thought-provoking proposals from professionals for panels and presentations on topics such as, but not limited to:

· Geeky parenting and dating
· Women in science, math, engineering, and technology 
· Women in robotics
· Women characters and creators in comic books, literature, film, and television
· Pop culture scholarship
· Women in gaming 
(Tabletop, Board, Console, PC)
· Women in horror
· Diversity in genre – including race, ethnicity, class, gender, ability, sex and sexuality
· Crafty or geeky businesses
· Cosplay 
or Crossplay
· Women in Stunt Work
· Women writers (and men writing great geeky female characters)
· Women artists and illustrators
· Women in science fiction and fantasy
· Fandom and community
· Women’s history in geeky popular culture, science, and technology
· Women in Anime/Manga
· Women in Pop Culture Publishing
· YA authors with Strong Female Protagonists
· Geek Girl Pioneers in Fandom and Community
· Documentary filmmakers
· Web series producers
· Geeky Charities
· Women mentoring each other and our geeky little sisters
· Hackers and Programmers
· LED/Tech Fashion
· Steampunk

To be considered for acceptance proposal submissions must reflect the mission of the convention – to promote, celebrate, educate, mentor, encourage and empower the female geek – and should make an effort towards inclusivity.

We are interested in presentations, screenings, readings, workshops, mentoring sessions, and round table discussions from women and men in geeky professions. These topics should be addressed with a women-centric and woman-positive focus and with attention to issues of diversity.

GeekGirlCon is committed to representing women geeks of all ages, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, creeds, physical and mental abilities, and familial statues. Proposals must reflect a commitment to this as well.

Submissions are open until March 15th. If you are interested in proposing a panel or presentation please fill out this form:  http://www.geekgirlcon.com/con/propose-a-panel/

P.S. Just have an idea, but don’t want to be a part of programming yourself? Tell us about it in the Programming Suggestion Box!

Guest Contributor
“Rock On!”

2 responses to “Submit Programming for GeekGirlCon 2012!”

  1. Hi

    I know there was one last year, but we did have standing room only. Women in Audio Drama (not pod casting, which is slightly different). I run a fairly popular Audio Drama company, as does Julie Hoverson. Even so,the “industry” is dominated by men. It would be lovely to give a panel on what it means to be woman in AD, why we do it, etc. And I’m more than willing to hold a panel with a live-reading of one of my shows (as long as anyone is interested), just so they can see the scripts, etc. And the question I often get “Why do you write primarily female protagonists” (though never Mary Sues!)

    And, anything else that could be of interest in my field.

    Thank you,
    Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard
    Owner Gypsy Audio (it has reached it’s 3rd year running)

  2. I don’t think I’ll be able to attend the convention myself (darn those cross-country distances and expensive airfares!), but I do think a panel about the roles and developments of the companions in Doctor Who would be pretty interesting. I’ve done a full article on one in particular for right now, so I know others can come up with observations and debates on the others, especially with the new season now filming with new companion on the way.

    Also, the sexualization of women in comics. It’s been a thing since the dawn of the artform and continues to be a prominent factor even in so-called feminist characters (such as Wonder Woman). I think a great discussion about this could be had at the event.

    I love the idea of this convention and would love to be able to make it out there one of these days! If I think of any other topics that might sound good I’ll shoot them you 🙂

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