GeekGirlCon celebrates and honors the legacy of women in all aspects of geek culture, including science and technology; comics, the arts, and literature; and gaming.
GeekGirlCon Press Kit
At GeekGirlCon, we believe all people deserve equal recognition and that everyone should feel empowered to pursue their passions. Unfortunately, many women do not always feel welcomed or well represented in geek culture.
Here’s the reality: Women have always been at the gaming table, in the lab, or in your computer programming class. Marie Curie and Ada Lovelace were pioneers in science and math in the 1800s and 1900s; Buffy Summers inspired a generation of tough, strong women in the 1990s; and today, 47 percent of all video game players are women, as are 40 percent of attendees at Comic-Con International.
This truth is not always recognized or celebrated. Until recently, geeky women and their supporters did not have one safe and welcoming place to share their passions, attend or run panels concerning their contributions to geek culture, and celebrate what they love. That is why GeekGirlCon formed, and is why we continue our work to celebrate and empower geeky women, girls, and their supporters.
Who We Are
An all-volunteer staff of roughly 40 women and men work to keep GeekGirlCon running. Our staff members have a range of geeky passions, from anime to coding and video games to scientific research. You’ll catch us counting down the seconds until the next Doctor Who and rushing home to raid dungeons.
What We Do
Through our efforts and events, we aim to build a fun and welcoming community that lets people celebrate who they are and what they love. We hosted our first annual convention in 2011, drawing around 3,000 people over two days to share facts and fandoms, to discuss women’s contributions to geek culture, and to meet some of their favorite creators. We will be hosting our third convention October 19 and 20, 2013, at the Conference Center in Seattle, Washington.
In addition, we bring people together through social media and local events that range from movie nights and gaming events, to job mentorship and networking functions, to musical and burlesque performances.
Who Joins Us
GeekGirlCon welcomes all ages, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, creeds, physical and mental abilities, and familial statuses to our staff, volunteer team, and events. No “geek cred” is required to be part of GeekGirlCon, whether staff member, volunteer, fan, or convention guest. That means you don’t have to be able to quote every episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation or have your l33t speak down to join us.
We strive for a diverse community of geeks. Anyone who self-identifies as “geek” and supports the achievements of women in geek culture is welcome to be a part of GeekGirlCon.