Geek About Town: February

Welcome to February, my fellow geeks! Cliché or not, this month is all about celebrating love in all its forms, whether it be for friends, family, partners, pets, books, movies, games, songs, foods, or, you know, even particularly great gifs.

Here’s looking at you, every image of Gina Rodriguez ever (Image Description: The actress Gina Rodriguez as the character Jane Villanueva from the television show “Jane the Virgin,” looking happy. Source: Giphy)

So, whoever or whatever you find yourself loving this month, consider checking out some of the amazing events coming up, and celebrate your interests, enthusiasms, and passions to their fullest!

Hanna Hupp
“Rock On!”

February Geek About Town

Hi, readers! That misty fog get you down in January? Well, cheer up! February is just around the corner with awesome events to whet your geeky appetites!

Friday, February 1: Velvet Legends of Wrestling
A visual art tribute to the heroes and villains of wrestling.

Friday, February 1-Sunday, March 10: Photograph 51
From the website: “The Seattle Rep presents “Photograph 51 “ by Anna Ziegler
From the website: An intriguing portrait of British scientist Rosalind Franklin and her—often overlooked—role in the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure. This complex tale explores how Franklin, a smart, stubborn, and courageous woman, operated in a field dominated by men. A balance of the historical, romantic, and scientific, Photograph 51 is a touching human play of ideas.”

foolscapFriday, February 1-Sunday, February 3: FoolsCap Con
From the website: “Foolscap is a small weekend conference where readers, writers, visual artists, and other people who love science fiction and fantasy meet, learn, talk to each other, and have a great time together.” It is occurring at the same time as Potlatch 22.

Friday, February 1-Sunday, February 3: Potlatch 22
From the website: “Potlatch is about books: the books we love, and why we love them. Potlatch is about good conversation, conversation about books, and how they fit in our lives, and also about almost anything else you can think of. Potlatch is about speculative fiction, both SF and Fantasy. Potlatch is about sharing: sharing with old friends as well as the ones we just met: sharing great meals, sharing small adventures, sharing our favorite tipple, and sharing our ideas in the ongoing conversation that is Potlatch. At the center of that conversation is a single great book, one we hope everyone will have read by the time we get together, so that we can take a common starting point to range out from.” It is occurring at the same time as FoolsCap.

Friday, February 8-Sunday, February 10: North West Model Hobby Expo (Monroe, Washington)
A three-day convention celebrating model and hobby interests.

geekwireWednesday, February 13: GeekWire Meetup
From the event page: “Mix and mingle with key members of the Seattle tech community at the beautiful new Hub Seattle startup and co-working space in Pioneer Square.”

Friday, February 15: MegaRan with Dr. Awkward, The MC Type, Aeon and Klopfenpop with MC 117
Nerdcore concert

Friday, February 15: EMP Art of Video Games Opening
From the website: “Celebrate the opening of The Art of Video Games with a family-friendly Game Nite! Enjoy tournament style gaming on popular consoles on EMP’s monumental Sky Church screen; classic tabletop gaming with Blue Highway Games in the EMP Lounge; spotlight talks that offer insight into the lives of industry professionals in EMP’s JBL Theater; and a test arcade where audiences can sample the latest and greatest projects from local up-and-coming game designers.” Also, GeekGirlCon has a booth! Stop by!

Friday, February 15-Sunday, February 17: RadCon Science Fiction Convention (Pasco, Washington)
From the website: “RadCon, the big con with a small con feel, is a Science-Fiction Convention held annually in Pasco, Washington. We cater to all genre of the SciFi community.”

Saturday, February 16: Grab Bag 2: Electric Boobaloo
From the event page: “Unnatural Redhead Productions is proud to bring “Grab Bag 2: Electric Boobaloo! A burlesque revue with something for everyone!” to Seattle this February. Do you like horses? Sexy clowns? Robots? Flamingos? Classic fan dances? Nerdy burlesque? Singing? No matter what interest or preference, this show will have something to please every audience member!”

Saturday, February 18-Sunday, February 19: Northwest Scale Modelers Show
From the website: “See hundreds upon hundreds of model aircraft, cars, tanks, ships, spacecraft, and more as NWSM members display their collections. Meet expert modelers and learn about the fascinating hobby of scale modeling. The show also will feature special displays of models representing famous aircraft produced by the Mikoyan-and-Gurevich Design Bureau and creatures and hardware from the Star Wars series.

faerieconFriday, February 22-Sunday, February 24: FaerieCon West
From the website: “The FaerieCon universe [expands] to embrace fantasy, steampunk, goth, metaphysics, and many other genres who enjoy sharing their diverse interests and passions throughout the weekend.”

Saturday, February 23: ChibiChibiCon
A one-day convention celebrating Japanese animation

Saturday, February 23-Sunday, February 24 BeyondCon
From the website: “BeyondCon is a costuming relaxacon event where you can learn new costuming techniques, share techniques you have developed, and hang out for the weekend with other costumers.

What are you excited for in February? Leave us a comment about what your geeky plans are or email Shubz at to have it added to our events list! Please keep in mind that we, at GeekGirlCon, reserve the right to add or omit event entries.

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