Merch Reveal and Q&A with Artist Tatyana Vogt

As a lot of you might know, GeekGirlCon has this really excellent practice of hiring an artist every year to design our year-specific merch. This year, that artist is Tatyana Vogt, whose art is so beautiful I’ve literally teared up over it. We are all in for such a treat with this year’s stuff, so read on for some of that good good design reveal and a little Q&A with the artist herself! Then, get your passes, check out our full programming schedule, and get yourself organized with the Guidebook app. Three days and counting!

Tell us a little about your story. Where are you from? Have you always been an artist?

Sure! So I was born and raised in California. I’ve drawn off and on my whole life, not realizing that it was something that could be a job until my later years of high school. I went to an art college where I worked part-time to help pay the bills and spent the little bit of free time I had working on becoming a better artist.

[Image Description: Tatyana poses for a headshot holding a light gray cat. She’s looking at the camera and smiling. Her hair is bright pink with some purple underneath. She’s wearing glasses and a muted red lip color.] Source: Tatyana Vogt

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The GeekGirlCon Webstore Is Now OPEN!

Who doesn’t love a little bit of merch?

Well, we definitely do, and the time is finally here: we’re extremely excited to announce that our webstore has officially launched!

Now you can buy your favorite GGC merch year round. Tees and hoodies galore, we have merchandise emblazoned with the GGC logo, as well as some merch from the 2016 collection available right now for purchase online.

Whether you forgot to grab something at the con, or looking to add to your GGC treasure trove, there’s something for every geek.

It’s important to note that our past collections are limited edition, so we won’t be getting them back in stock once they’re gone. So make sure to grab that special something you’re eyeing while it’s still around (like this awesome Typography Tee from 2015, or a tote from last year!)  

 

Happy shopping!

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GeekGirlCon Holiday Gift Guide

’tis the season!

At 9am on Thanksgiving morning, my father was in the kitchen cooking our turkey and heating up sides that were prepared the night before. By noon, after we were done eating our “Thanksgiving Brunch,” my mother began fluffing one of her five synthetic Christmas trees. At 4pm, we went to go see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at their local theatre, and proceeded to spend the car ride home defending it to the nonbelievers (I’m looking at you, Pat). Finally, at 8pm we were all stringing up twinkly lights, and ogling at our massive, life-accrued collection ornaments whilst decorating the tree(s) as a family.

The Holiday season is officially upon us, and we are all abuzz with family traditions, seasonal drinks from your local coffee joint, and time with laughing with your friends and family. We are a diverse community that celebrates a plethora of different holidays. My family personally celebrates what we like to call “Commercial Christmas,” as we are avid fans of baking cookies and watching our favorite holiday movies on repeat. Regardless of which holiday you celebrate, or which traditions your family shares, many of us are looking for the perfect present to give your loved ones to let them know how much you care.

In order to help you take a step back and enjoy the holiday season that much more, or give you more time to finish up your last bits of work before hunkering down to spend some well deserved time with family, we’ve curated some of our favorite books, games, and festive plush toys that your geeky loved one will absolutely adore. Whether your geek is a big fan of Supernatural or renewing their love of Pokemon with the recent release of Sun and Moon, we’ve got something for every geek…and maybe just maybe, a little something for yourself!

 

Coloring Books, Novels, and Art

For your book-worm geek we’ve put together a list of coloring books (because those are trendy, right?), a unconventional YA series about a 16 year-old female assassin who takes on a world of magic, graphic novels, and art books detailing the beautiful concept work from the latest Disney flick:

 

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1. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

 

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2. The Art of Moana

 

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3. Doctor Who Travels in Time Coloring Book

 

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4. Star Trek: The Next Generation Adult Coloring Book

 

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5. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

 

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6. Boss Babes: A Coloring and Activity Book for Grown-Ups

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6. Supernatural: The Official Coloring Book

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7. Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Box Set

 

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8. Art of Disney’s Dragons

 

Games, Movies, and Music

We’ve found some great stuff for your media-obsessed geek. Whether your gamer has been plugging away since they could hold a controller, or is even newer to the gaming scene, we’ve got a few video games that are breaking the mold with fabulous female leads and compelling stories. We’ve also found an amazing but lesser-known film from some of our absolute favorite studios, Studio Ghibli, following a woman as she looks back on her childhood. Included are also a couple of coffee table books highlighting the history of Tomb Raider and the film Aliens’ cinematography.

…oh, and did someone say Hamilton?:

 

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1. Gravity Rush Remastered

 

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2. Life is Strange

 

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3. Only Yesterday

 

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4. The Hamilton Mixtape (Explicit)

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6. Hamilton the Revolution

 

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7. Aliens: Set Photography

 

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8. 20 Years of Tomb Raider

 

Festive Fun

Does your geek have an annual countdown to the holiday season, to when it’s appropriate to wear “ugly” Christmas sweaters and listen to nothing but Carol of the Bells for two months, non-stop? Well, that’s my kind of geek and I’ve got you covered. For my festive friends, we’ve got sweaters and other snuggly gifts, plush toys wearing plush sweaters, and nerdy cookie kits:

 

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1. Harry Potter Olivander’s Wand Shop Ornament

 

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2. Star Wars Rebel Friends Cookie Cutters

 

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3. Fallout Holiday Fleece Sweater

 

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4. Holiday Eevee Plush

 

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5. Embossed Captain Marvel Mug

 

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6. Corps Cardigan

 

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7. Mini Pusheen Christmas Wreath Plush

 

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8. Original Pixel Pokemon Throw Blanket

 

 

…and even more!

Whether you’re looking for stocking stuffers, or something a little extra special, we’ve also put together a ton of miscellaneous gifts. Scarfs and shower curtains for your science lovers, cosmetics and bath bombs for a little self-love, and PUSHEEN! We wanted to make sure that there was something for everyone under the tree or by the fireside:

 

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1. Teacup Pusheen Coaster

 

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2. Millennium Falcon Lavender Bath Bomb

 

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3. “Stone of Space” Nail Polish

 

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4. Fibonacci Scarf

 

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5. Moon Prism Playing Cards

 

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6. Kymera Magic Wand Remote Control

 

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7. Brilliant Ideas Launch Pad

 

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8. Elementary Plastic Shower Curtain

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9. Vintage Styled Hogwarts Express Puzzle

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10. Dinosaur Kale Enamel Pin

 

 

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A Ton of New Stuff Coming to GeekGirlCon ‘16

It’s officially October, and do you know what that means? GeekGirlCon 2016 is less than one week away! When this post goes live, there will only be 5 more days until we all join together in glorious, geeky harmony.

Each and every year, GeekGirlCon grows bigger and better. This year, we’ve got tons of fabulous contributors, an amazing lineup of exhibitors, great panels on cosplay, gaming, and fandom, and so much more in store for the weekend. As we continue to grow, we get that much more room and opportunities to host a ton of events that are new to the convention, and we’re going to talk about those nouveau happenings today:

 

A Bigger, Better Con

For starters, this year’s convention is BIGGER than ever before! With the 4th floor expansion, we’ve got more space to cram in that much more awesome content. Our exhibitor hall is going to be gigantic, we’ll have tons of folks on the floor of our gaming and DIY Science sections — every nook and cranny is packed with panels, social events, and even a couple quiet spaces to sit back and relax for a minute in the midst of all that crazy fun.

GeekGirlCon 2015 at Washington State Conference Center in Seattle, Washington. October 2015. Photo by Danny Ngan

GeekGirlCon 2015 at Washington State Conference Center in Seattle, Washington. October 2015. Photo by Danny Ngan

GGC After Dark

As I wrote about in a former post, we’ve got some fun in store for our 18+ attendees. GeekGirlCon After Dark is a series of panels geared towards all of the adults joining us next weekend. Featuring more scandalous subjects, these panels will explore everything from sexuality in YA novels, the science of kink, to body positivity and BDSM. With hosts of contributors from internet-savvy filmmakers and published authors, there’s fascinating content with a more mature zing.

 

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GeekGirlCon ’13: Sneak Peek at Merch!

Hey everyone!

Shubz Blalack, Merchandise Manager, here to give you a sneak peek at GeekGirlCon ‘13’s merchandise! Enjoy!

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GeekGirlCon ‘13 Official T-Shirt ($15)

Our shirt is a must for the veteran or rookie con-goer! Choose from straight-cut, fitted, or children’s sizes.

GeekGirlCon ‘13 Tote Bag ($12)

The bag in black is back! Made from durable canvas, this bag is sturdy and roomy enough to hold your geeky necessities. [10.25”w x 13.5”h x 5”d]

GeekGirlCon ‘13 Collapsible Water Bottle ($8)

A new item this year! Save space and get hydrated with this convenient and easy to carry water bottle. In vibrant red, it’ll be easy to find! [10”h x 5.5”w]

GeekGirlCon ‘13 Notebook with Pen ($10)

Write a word, sketch, and everything in between! [5”w x 7”h]

You can find all of these and more at our merchandise booth! Don’t delay—all of our merchandise is limited edition, so items may sell out!

Get your passes to GeekGirlCon 2013 and check out the rest of our wares! We’ll be in the Exhibitor Hall on the 3rd floor, Booth 300.

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GeekGirlCon ’12 Merchandise

It is the moment you have all been waiting for, one of our last big reveals for GeekGirlCon ‘12: our exclusive GeekGirlCon merch!

We know you’ll be busy catching panels, checking out games, and networking at the GeekGirlConnections room. But don’t forget to stop by the Exhibitor Hall on the third floor! You won’t regret it. In fact, you’ll likely empty your pockets after you see what the amazing exhibitors and artists have on display.

Find exclusive GeekGirlCon merchandise at Booth 300!

Preview some of the nerdtastic and geekarific products we’ll have available for purchase this year. These are exclusive and custom-designed items, folks! T-shirts, tote bags, and buttons – OH MY! We’ll also have limited (only 20!) dice bags and limited (only 50!) six-sided die, as well as a whole stack of severely awesome GeekGirlCon bumper stickers.

Here’s the pricing for our merch:
• T-shirt: $17
• Tote Bag: $12
Dice Bag: $7
Dice: $2
Bumper Sticker: $2
Buttons: 2 for $1 (We have 12 awesome designs!)

Be sure to stop by Booth 300 to get some Fresh Merch! You know you want some of that geeky goodness!

What else are you hoping to snag at GeekGirlCon ‘12?

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