Spotlight on GeekGirlConnections ’15

We’re excited to announce the return of the GeekGirlConnections room to our annual Convention!

It exists to create a space for excellent community leaders, producers, and organizations to share their experience and work with our amazing community members. The focus this year is on organizations that have made particularly impressive strides in diversity.

GeekGirlConnections will be located on the first floor, right next to the pick-up area for tickets, so come by and get your con started right!

Here’s a sampling of what to expect when you visit the Connections room!

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Agent applications close this week!

This month has been a fantastic time to apply to be an Agent for GeekGirlCon. But all good things must come to an end, and our application deadline for becoming an Agent or a Special Agent will close this Friday July 31 at midnight.

But don’t despair! You still have the week to send us an application! And we are still looking for people! We need volunteer Agents and Special Agents for a variety of roles to make sure our con runs smoothly, such as setting up and breaking down the con, helping our panelists, directing our attendees and generally being lovely, friendly people.

Special Agents are drawn from our Agent pool for specific tasks, such as being on our Reaction Team—these are the awesome people who make sure that everyone feels safe at the con, and can help out if an issue arises. Other Special Agent positions (such as photography or IT wrangling) are available, and you will get the opportunity to specify your skills so we can match you up with the best job available.

We are expecting over 6,000 people to attend this year, and we basically can’t put on an amazing con without an army of volunteers. To show our appreciation for your support, you’ll get free admission into the convention and a fancy, official Agent t-shirt in return for a few hours’ work on October 10 and 11. You’ll also be helping put on one of the best geeky conventions in the country, so there are bonus warm fuzzies for that.

To be part of this amazing team, all you need to do is submit a quick application form. But hurry, as they are closing this week.  So if you’ve been on the fence about becoming an Agent for GeekGirlCon, this is a great time to join our family. Send us an application today!

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DIY Science ’15: Return of the Zone!

Do you go gaga for close-ups of Pluto?

Do you quibble over the lack of dino feathers on Jurassic World?

Have you bemused your parents trying to explain that Spock is “the hunky one” in Star Trek? OK, maybe that’s just me.

In short, do you love science?

Well, strap on your lab goggles and pull up a laser because the DIY Science Zone is back for GeekGirlCon ‘15!

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Reminder: Get your Agent Applications in!

If you’re considering attending GeekGirlCon ‘15, you could take advantage of our current early bird pricing to get your tickets here.

Or… you could apply to be a GeekGirlCon volunteer, and attend the con for free!

GeekGirlCon is currently looking for some friendly, dedicated and awesome individuals to join our fantastic volunteer team as Agents or Special Agents. Volunteers are those lovely people you see at the con wearing the official, exclusive Agent t-shirts and the big smiles on their faces.

Image source: GeekGirlCon

Image source: GeekGirlCon

Our Agents are the people who direct seating at panels, answer questions, set up and tear down after the convention, and generally make GeekGirlCon the wonderful place that it is. Because GeekGirlCon is a completely volunteer-run organization, we rely on people just like you to help us pull off our awesome annual convention.

All you need to do is submit an application form. If you’re selected to be an Agent, you’ll get free admission into the convention and a fancy, official t-shirt in return for a few hours’ work on October 10 and 11, plus the warm, fuzzy feeling that you’ve been an integral part of one of the best female-focused geek conventions in the country.

So, does that sounds good? What are you waiting for? Our application deadline is July 31, so get your application in today!

Written by GeekGirlCon Copywriter JC Lau

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Agent Applications for GeekGirlCon ’15 Now Open!

Looking to meet new people who share your interests and values? Wanting to donate your time, mind and/or muscles to a nonprofit, grassroots organization? Why, look no further than GeekGirlCon, your favorite lady-focused geeky convention, where we’re just happening to be looking for capable, excited and eager volunteers for this year’s convention.

The fifth annual GeekGirlCon will be taking place at The Conference Center at the WSCC on October 10 and 11, and we need you to help run it!

Volunteer for GeekGirlCon as an Agent or Special Agent. GeekGirlCon is an entirely volunteer-run organization, and while we have an incredible, hard-working staff, we can’t pull off our convention without our consistently wonderful army of volunteers.

Agents are the people at the con in charge of seating in panel rooms, wrangling lines, setting up and tearing down the convention, directing traffic, and generally being the best, most helpful, and friendliest people around. When you’re accepted as a volunteer, you’ll get an official, exclusive GeekGirlCon Agent t-shirt and free admission to the convention in exchange for working part of the weekend.

Go to the Volunteer Application today and sign up—and don’t wait, because the application deadline is July 31, and no applications will be accepted after that date!

Written by GeekGirlCon Copywriter Henry Behrens

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Get Involved with GeekGirlCon!

It’s a very exciting time of year for everyone here at GeekGirlCon; as of Monday, June 22, it’s exactly 110 days until GeekGirlCon ‘15 on October 10 and 11! We’ll be seeing you at the Conference Center at the WSCC, plus an exciting evening of kickoff events on Friday, October 9–so mark your calendars now.

Agents and staff manning the GeekGirlCon ’15 Merch Booth

How can YOU get involved in GeekGirlCon?

Buy passes! They’re available now at Early Bird prices, which only last until July 31:

2 Day Pass: $35

Kids Pass* (6-12): $10

Kids Pass* (0-5): Free!!

1 Day Pass: $20

*All Kids Passes are 2-day passes, with accompanying adult pass.

Once August 1 rolls around, the prices increase. We’d hate for you to miss out, so go buy your passes right now.

Individual Sponsorships! As we are a non-profit organization made up completely of dedicated volunteers, a contribution in the form of an individual sponsorship is a great way to contribute to GeekGirlCon. We encourage you to become an Individual Sponsor of GeekGirlCon and take advantage of awesome benefits today! Some of our different levels of Individual Sponsorship include Silver, Gold, Platinum, Unobtanium, and Adamantium, ranging in amounts from $50 to over $500, and each of those levels comes with a set of unique gifts. It’s an amazing way to help support our mission.

Corporate Sponsorships! Many of our GeekGirlCon followers work for amazing companies around the United States and the world, and another way to help us meet our mission (for our yearly convention and beyond) is to get your company involved in non-profit giving as well. Levels for Corporate Sponsorship range from Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Unobtanium, ranging in amounts from $500 to $2500. Each of those levels also includes a set of gifts from GeekGirlCon, including passes, advertising, and possibly booth space at the convention (subject to amount of donation and available space).

Many companies do sponsorship matching, which means they will increase the amount of money an individual employee of theirs gives–sometimes dollar for dollar. This means that if you give GeekGirlCon $200, your company may match your donation with another $200. Contact your company’s Human Resources to find out about their level of possible participation; it’s a quick and easy way to boost your personal donations, and it’s tax deductible as well.

Agents at Registration of GeekGirlCon '14

Agents–all volunteers!–at GeekGirlCon ’14

Volunteer! We’re done accepting applications for Exhibitors, Artists, and Performers for GeekGirlCon ‘15, but you can sign up to be added to the mailing list for our volunteers–we call you Agents, and we can’t put on the convention and events throughout the year without you.

We’re also looking for talented people to fill a few open positions for our dedicated, all-volunteer staff. It’s another way to meet amazing people and help spread the word for GeekGirlCon and its mission, both during and outside of the convention. Check out the open positions and their descriptions on our website, and see how you can join the team.

Written by GeekGirlCon Copywriter Sarah “SG-1” Grant

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Last Call for Performers at GeekGirlCon ’15!

GeekGirlCon’15 is coming up FAST. October 10 and 11, 2015 is only about four and a half months away, and we are kicking things into high gear. Our special events, such as our annual GeekGirlCONcert, our closing celebration, costume contest, and our Friday night Kick-Off event have been some of the most popular attractions of the con. This year we want YOU to be a part of it–and TONIGHT is the deadline for applications, so your time for procrastination is over!

GeekGirlCon is looking for the following for our GeekGirlCONcert, our closing celebration Sunday night, and potentially other events throughout the con:

  • Musicians
  • Stand up comedians
  • Hosts and MCs
  • Professional speakers
  • Performers
  • Improvisational actors
  • Slam poets
  • Cosplay and fashion show judges
  • Entertainers of all kinds

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

Please fill out the form on this page to indicate your interest. All questions can be directed to maddy@geekgirlcon.com.

Submissions are open until 11:59PM PST on Friday, May 15–and that’s TONIGHT.

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Sammus performing at GeenGirlCONcert '14

SAMMUS performing at GeekGirlCONcert ’14

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Panel Submissions closing soon

Do you have a great idea for a panel or workshop inspired by women’s contributions to, and experiences in, geeky life? Whether you’re a gamer, costumer, cosplayer, writer, scientist, artist, business owner, or whatever flavor of geek you may be, if there’s a topic that’s important to you–something you are passionate about–and you think people would be interested in learning or discussing it, let us know!

Panel submissions are only open for one more week–until midnight on Friday, May 1–so if you’re itching to get your ideas in front of a welcoming crowd, make sure not to miss this opportunity!

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Panelists at GeekGirlCon ’14: Meg Humphrey; Cath√© Post, Corinna Lawson, and Tristan J. Tarwater; Angela Webber and Ashlee Blackwell. All images from GeekGirlCon flickr.

The Con will be held October 10 and 11, 2015 at The Conference Center at the WSCC. This is your chance to be part of it, to talk about topics that mean something to you, and to learn more about geek culture all over the world. This year is our fifth anniversary, and we’re already working to make it better than ever!

With the panel application, we’ll need:

  • Panel title
  • Short description (100-150 words)
  • Audio visual requirements
  • Age restrictions (if any)

We will also need the following information for each panelist on the submission form:

  • Name
  • Short bio (150-200 words max each)
  • Email
  • Twitter handle

So head over to our applications page and let us know your ideas. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Written by GeekGirlCon Manager of Editorial Services Winter Downs.

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Panel Submissions for GeekGirlCon ’15 Open Now!

Do you have a great idea for a panel or workshop inspired by women’s contributions to, and experiences in, geeky life? Whether you’re a gamer, costumer, cosplayer, writer, scientist, artist, business owner, or whatever flavor of geek you may be, if there’s a topic that’s important to you–something you are passionate about–and you think people would be interested in learning or discussing it, let us know!

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Panelists at GeekGirlCon ’14: Meg Humphrey; Cath√© Post, Corinna Lawson, and Tristan J. Tarwater; Angela Webber and Ashlee Blackwell. All images from GeekGirlCon flickr.

We are now accepting applications for panels and workshops for GeekGirlCon ‘15, which takes place October 10 and 11, 2015 at The Conference Center at the WSCC. This is your chance to be part of it, to talk about topics that mean something to you, and to learn more about geek culture all over the world. This year is our fifth anniversary, and we’re already working to make it better than ever!

Applications are open only until May 1, so head over to our applications page and let us know your ideas. We can’t wait to hear from you!

 

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GeekGirlCon ’15 Panel Submissions Open in April

Do you have a great idea for a panel or workshop inspired by women’s contributions to, and experiences in, geeky life? Whether you’re a gamer, costumer, cosplayer, writer, scientist, artist, business owner, or whatever flavor of geek you may be, if there’s a topic that’s important to you–something you are passionate about–and you think people would be interested in learning or discussing it, let us know!

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Panelists at GeekGirlCon ’14: Meg Humphrey; Cath√© Post, Corinna Lawson, and Tristan J. Tarwater; Angela Webber and Ashlee Blackwell. All images from GeekGirlCon flickr.

Starting on April 1, and ending on May 1, GeekGirlCon will be accepting panel submissions for GeekGirlCon ‘15, so start preparing your application now!

The Con will be held October 10 and 11, 2015 at The Conference Center at the WSCC. This is your chance to be part of it, to talk about topics that mean something to you, and to learn more about geek culture all over the world. This year is our fifth anniversary, and we’re already working to make it better than ever!

With the panel application, we’ll need:

  • Panel title
  • Short description (100-150 words)
  • Audio visual requirements
  • Age restrictions (if any)

We will also need the following information for each panelist on the submission form:

  • Name
  • Short bio (150-200 words max each)
  • Email
  • Twitter handle

And in the meantime, don’t forget to buy your passes, before they sell out!

Written by GeekGirlCon Manager of Editorial Services Winter Downs.

 

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