GGC Virtual Expo Hall and Merch Shop are Open!

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We know the feeling.

GeekGirlCONLINE is officially live, and so are our virtual expo hall and official merch shop! All. Month. Long!

Even though we can’t be together in person, that doesn’t mean that we can’t peruse the amazing exhibitors that have gathered together in our virtual expo hall. We have even categorized the exhibitors for your shopping convenience. Want to support a POC owned business? We got that. Is your favorite thing to buy at a con some cool original art? We got that too! Click here to shop our incredible list of virtual exhibitors.

We also have some crazy cool GeekGirlCon 2020 merch available, designed by none other than Ragon Dickard! Guys, this merch is so amazingly perfect for all that is GGC, so be sure to check it out here.

Happy shopping!

Rebecca Anglesey
“Rock On!”

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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Indigo Boock
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GeekGiftGuide: etsyRAIN’s 4th Annual Handmade Holiday Show

If you’ve got a geek in your life (or are a geek yourself), you know how hard it can be to find the “perfect” gift. Most geeks are first in line or online to snag the latest [insert cool geek object of affection here] before the rest of the population even knows it exists!

Whatever the geeky inclination, get thee to etsyRAIN’s 4th Annual Handmade Holiday Show Black Friday Weekend (November 23 and 24, 2012) to check out 70 craft makers and artisans featuring their handmade wares. The show will be held on two floors of the Marion McCaw Hall at the Seattle Center featuring gifts in the following categories:

Bags and Purses
Bath and Body items
Candles
Ceramics and Pottery
Children’s Products
Clothing and Accessories
Edibles/Food
Fine Art/2D
Glass (Not jewelry)
Housewares
Jewelry (Beadwork, Metalwork, other materials)
Knitting/Crochet/Needlework/Fiber Art
Paper Goods
And Much More!

Know a geek who loves Zelda? How about some Hyrule and Hottie Zelda cufflinks from Portland, Oregon’s pixelparty? Or maybe a Soft Kitty Cross Stitch Pattern for your Big Bang Theory fan from Seattle’s own Stitch Dutchess? And, if your favorite geek is all about Totoro, they’ll be over the moon if you got them a 20” x 16” acrylic on canvas painting of Totoro’s “ridiculously excited face” by KellyMCookArt. Handmade geekery is the hallmark of San Francisco’s NERDJerk, where you’ll find Rubix Cube Brooches, DIY Nerdy Cross-Stitch Kits and plush Super Mario characters — Mega, anyone?

For more visual stimulation of geeky handmade goodness, check out this online treasury of gift ideas from etsyRAIN. You can also browse the full list of Handmade Holiday Show vendors by scrolling down the main etsyRAIN 2012 page.

EtsyRAIN is Etsy’s official Seattle Metropolitan “Street Team” made up of regional artists and craft makers who own independent shops on Etsy.com. Members reside in the Seattle metropolitan area, as far north as Port Townsend and as far south as Olympia. Their mission is to nurture a supportive local community of artists and craft makers that will inspire, educate and promote the growth of their individual shops on Etsy.

Laurel McJannet is GeekGirlCon’s Web Content Producer. Laurel writes, designs and consults as a marketing communications professional. There isn’t a CMS she doesn’t like, she’s mastered the art of translating tech-speak for the non-techie, and she is proof positive that Marketing and IT can co-exist and not implode.

Shiboo_Krismer
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