Con Special Events
Saturday and Sunday
Welcome to GeekGirlConnections! – Room 101
This year is the debut of a brand new program that GeekGirlCon has created to help you achieve your dreams. At GeekGirlCon ’11 we offered panels with leading women in the fields of science, video games, comics, television, and more. The overwhelming response from our attendees was that you wanted more: more time with these amazing women to learn how they achieved what they did, more information on how to navigate your own career, and more ways that you turn your geeky passion into a geeky career.
It has always been the goal of GeekGirlCon to spotlight, support, and celebrate women in traditionally male-dominated fields like comics and STEM. This year we are taking that one step further and giving our attendees direct access to professionals, who have the answers to your burning career questions.
Don’t know how to get started planning your career? Would you love to work all day on your geeky passion? Do you want to know what’s out there? Spend time with professionals and experts, who can get you started on your career path and help you make your dream a reality.
Networking with Professionals
Sit down in small groups or one on one with leaders in their field. Many of our panelists and GeekGirlCon staff will be available to talk about their careers, how they became leaders in their specific field, and how to get started or take your career to the next level.
Organizations Looking for YOU!
Your perfect job might be already waiting for you! Find out about opportunities available for a wide range of experience and skillsets.Companies and organizations SEOmoz, NASA, Parker Staffing, Dark Horse, and more… No resumes required! Come see if there might be a fit for you!
Visit GeekGirlConnections in Room 101!
GeekGirlConnections is an opportunity for you to hone your networking skills and connect with your future. Don’t forget to get your complimentary GeekGirlCon business cards to help you make your connections!
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday Special Events
Masquerade - RM303
5:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.
It’s your time to shine in all your geek finery at the GeekGirlCon ‘12 Masquerade. Competition is open to everyone–all ages , experience levels, and fandoms. Entrants will vie for Best Individual Costume, Best Group, and Best Child’s Costume. There will also be a new non-competitive Kids’ Cosplay event from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – bring your costumed young ones to the Masquerade for a chance to show off their nerdiness and get a prize! Check your registration info, online, or the con Info Booth for GeekGirlCon cosplay guidelines, a detailed schedule of the masquerade fun, and the age ranges for the Kids’ Cosplay
To enter, visit the Information Booth on Saturday and fill out your entry forms before 2:00 p.m. No costume? No problem! What’s a masquerade without an audience? Come cheer for your favorites.
Hosted by GeekGirlCon Programming Operations Director Julia Santo and The Geeky Hostess, Tara
NERDprov – RM303
7:30 p.m. – 8:20 p.m.
Get your nerd on with the amazing improv group NERDprov! From comic books to video games, Star Wars to Star Trek, RPGs to MMORPGs, NERDprov takes your nerdiest suggestions and brings them to new comedic life! You shout out suggestions. They make you laugh. It’s that easy.
“Once More, with Feeling” Sing Along – RM301/302
5:00 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.
Hosts Clinton McClung, SIFF Programmer and founder of the popular “Once More with Feeling” event, and Jennifer K. Stuller, GeekGirlCon Programming Director & Author, lead you in a sing-along of the ground-breaking musical episode. Goody bags with interactive props will be available for a small fee*, Buffy-Oke and trivia will comprise the pre-show and costumes are encouraged. Watch out for bunnies and singing demons! , “Once More with Feeling.”
*Goodie bags will be available for purchase to the first 140 people that arrive.
GeekGirlCONcert ‘12 – RM301/302
8:30 p.m. – 10:20 p.m.
This year, the GeekGirlCONcert brings you fabulous duo The Doubleclicks and filk specialists Vixy and Tony. The Doubleclicks are two sisters from Portland who sing and beatbox their way into your nerdy heart with hits like “This Fantasy World” and “Will They or Won’t They.” Vixy and Tony are well-versed in the world of sci-fi, fantasy, and folk song style. Check them out live and hear their Pegasus Award-winning song, “Emerald Green” and the ever-popular, “Mal’s Song.”
Sunday Closing Celebration
Closing Celebration – RM301/302
6:00 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.
Come join the GeekGirlCon staff and special guests to celebrate the end of the second-ever GeekGirlCon. Fun surprises, geekery++, and a much-anticipated screening of Wonder Women! The Untold History of American Superheroines (to be introduced by executive producer Erin Prather Stafford) – a great way to end a fabulous weekend!