What’s Happening On Sunday At #GGC18
I hope Saturday was as fun for you as it was for us!
While GeekGirlCon 2018 is officially halfway over, never fear! Sunday is filled with amazing content, so get ready for another day of exciting panels and events. From our annual Costume Contest, to a plethora of amazing panels, workshops, and more, there’s plenty more to geek out about.
Disability in Cosplay & Pop Culture
10:30am to 11:30am in Storm
Disabled cosplayers and creators discuss the representation of people with disabilities in the media and how that influences the perception of disabled people in real life. Disability is a spectrum, and this panel will have perspectives from people with invisible disabilities as well as those that can be seen, but are frequently misunderstood.
Featuring Jay Justice, Diana Pho, and Emily Finke.
Enter LAIKA: Behind the Scenes
11:30am to 12:30pm in Garnet
Come to this discussion with Christina Mackin; learn about her work at LAIKA, the studio behind Oscar-nominated films Coraline, The Box Trolls, Paranorman, and Kubo and the Two Strings. You’ll hear about behind the scenes, what it’s like to be a woman in the animation industry, and the challenges of creating stop-motion films!
From Fan to Pro: In Conversation with Britta Lundin
1pm to 2pm in Shuri
Join us for a moderated chat with Britta Lundin, staff writer of Riverdale and author of Ship It, about writing, fandom, Riverdale, and what it’s like to be both fan and pro.
Featuring Britta Lundin, CB Lee, and Lissa Reed.
Careers at NASA: From Mission Operations to Public Engagement
2:30 to 3:30 in Uhura
We will have a panel of female scientists, engineers, and/or outreach coordinators who work at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and who will discuss their career paths.
Featuring Dawn Myers, Kelsey Young, Natalie Curran, Sabrina Thompson, Nayi Castro, and Staci Tiedeken.
Kids Costume Celebration
3pm to 4pm in Garnet
This year, we are introducing our Kids Costume Celebration! Smaller geeks will be showing off their hard work on stage.
Featuring judges Rebecca Davis, Chello Collins, Silas Lindenstein, and Verity Germaine.
5pm to 6pm in Garnet
Come see our annual GeekGirlCon Costume CONtest! We’re celebrating our love of geekdom and our appreciation of fine handiwork, with prizes for both stage presence and costume artistry. Join us to cheer on local talented fans who literally bring their favorite characters to life!
Featuring judges Jay Justice, Lysa Chen, Hannah Tyo, and Locketta.
Fireside Chat with d20 Dames Kat Kruger and Jen Vaughn
12:00pm to 12:45pm on the Let’s Play Stage
Learn tips and tricks about writing and recording a D&D podcast from some of the Dames!
Magic the Gathering: Guilds of Ravnica Draft
12:00pm to 1:00pm in Rey
Join the Lady Planeswalkers Society for a Guilds of Ravnica Draft. Signup at the Gaming Info Booth on the 3rd floor!
Let’s Play Overwatch with GeekGirlCon
4:00pm to 4:45pm on the Let’s Play Stage
Do you love Overwatch? So do we! Come hang out with some of our awesome staffers and friends as we play OW and talk about being a part of GGC, our mains, and how much fun we have during our weekly “Ladies Night at Blizzard World.”
You Literally Can’t Suck at *Everything So Why Not Suck Your Way to Publication?
10:30am to 12:00pm at Furiosa
(*Unless you happen to be a pseudopod or a cephalopod, ie creatures made of entirely of suction cups, in which case you wouldn’t suck at sucking, so I rest my case.) This is a lesson in how learning to write is shorthand for learning to get your inner hater to shut up enough so you can hear your own voice. We will talk about the basics of a 3 act structure, character building, universe detail, rising action – but all within the context of how the writer’s strengths and weaknesses are usually the same thing, and how our self-perceived “flaws” are key to finding and articulating a unique POV.
Featuring Margaret Stohl.
Working with Worbla
1:30pm to 3pm in America
During this workshop, participants will learn about the different types of worbla, as well as their competitors and how they differ. After a quick presentation, participants will make their very own worbla projects that they can take home! Ages 12+ *Workshop limited to 20 participants on a first come, first served basis.
Featuring Arielle Lien.
Creating a Culture of Consent: From Cosplay to Classrooms
4:00pm to 5:00pm Furiosa
Learn about what consent means, sounds, and feels like. We will discuss how and when questions of consent appear in our relationships, in our communities, and in geek culture in this workshop by Planned Parenthood’s Teen Council members. Ages 13+
Featuring Bella Stokes and Forever Moon.
Interactive, Imaginary Worlds Meetup for Kids + Families
10am to 11am in Ana Bray.
Come play with other parents and kids in an interactive meetup hosted by children’s author, Danika Dinsmore. Part storytelling, part interactive creative activity, and part improv, this will be a lively event for kids ages 7+ (and adult kids, too!) that includes movement, call and response, singing, and using our imaginations.
With Danika Dinsmore.
2:30pm to 3:30pm in Ana Bray.
Get to know other LGBTQ+ geeks in this inclusive Meetup facilitated by Gay Niven.
With Gay Niven.
Women of Color Meetup
4pm to 5pm with Ana Bray.
Join facilitator Isabella Price at the Women of Color Meetup: an inclusive space based on racial equity and an opportunity for women of color to get to know each other, form bonds, support one another, and build a stronger community.
With Isabella L. Price.
Stay turned for an exciting announcement about GeekGirlCon 2019, and enjoy the rest of con!