FAQs 2011

Who is GeekGirlCon? GeekGirlCon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of and celebrating the contribution and involvement of women in all aspects of the sciences, science fiction, comics, gaming and related Geek culture through conventions and events that emphasize both the historic and ongoing contribution and influence of women in this culture. We are having our first annual convention on October 8th and 9th at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms in 2011.

What is GeekGirlCon? A coming together unapologetically in celebration and sisterhood of the female geek.

Who are Geek Girls? Women who love geeky hobbies or have geeky professions: science fiction, fantasy, horror, action, gaming, science, anime, roller derby, cosplay, comic books, technology, B-movies, LARPing, video games, etc.

Who does GeekGirlCon support? GeekGirlCon focuses on women geeks of all ages, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, creeds, physical and mental abilities, and familial statues. While we do not actively market to male-identified geeks, we do not discriminate against them or discourage their support.

What’s GeekGirlCon’s goal? GeekGirlCon plans to have an annual convention in Seattle. Our first one will take place October 8 and 9, 2011 in the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms. Passes are on sale now! More specific details are still in planning stages, so keep checking back with us!

Why should I give to GeekGirlCon? Currently, GeekGirlCon needs seed money to kickstart our convention and organization. We’re looking to cover our operational and venue costs and promotional materials. 100% of your donations go directly to GeekGirlCon. Donate now!

How did GeekGirlCon evolve, and who’s involved in GeekGirlCon? GeekGirlCon’s origin story started at San Diego Comic-Con 2010 where there was a panel about geeky women called “Geek Girls Exist,” which was packed to the gills despite being against a Scott Pilgrim panel. After the panel, a group of women, which included a few of our staff members, started talking about how we needed a convention celebrating geeky women. Thus, GeekGirlCon was born. Our amazing staff is 100% volunteers giving their time and love because we believe in supporting and celebrating all types of geeky women.

Does GeekGirlCon have an anti-harassment policy? Yes we do, please click here to view our full policy.

Who can attend GeekGirlCon? Everybody is welcome at GeekGirlCon.  However, minors under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.

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