GeekGirlCon Has Your Hook-up for the New Mike Daisey Show at Seattle Rep
GeekGirlCon and the Seattle Repertory Theatre teamed up to offer discount tickets for the Tuesday, April 26 performance of Mike Daisey’s The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. Mike Daisy is a critically acclaimed, award-winning playwright and actor. And Steve Jobs is, well, Steve Jobs. Don’t miss this combination of master storyteller and revolutionary innovator.
With ticket purchase, you can hang-out with GeekGirlCon staff and volunteers, as well as other geeks, pre-performance with a glass of wine in The Spirits Lounge. Drink, chat, and browse GeekGirlCon wares. Prints by the GeekGirlCon design team and other artists will be for sale. All proceeds from the art sales will be donated to Japan relief efforts.
Tickets are $25 while supplies last. Visit http://www.seattlerep.org/promo/geekgirlcon and use the password “geekgirlcon” at checkout or call the box office (206) 433-2222 to get this special offer. The Tuesday, April 26 performance begins at 7:30 p.m. with GeekGirlCon happy hour, $2 suggested donation, and art sale at 6:30 p.m. Check with the Seattle Repertory Theatre for any changes in show times.
If you have questions on this event, contact info@GeekGirlCon.com
Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109
Special Events Director | GeekGirlCon
04.10.11 // GeekGirlCon Trivia Competition
Hosted by Geeks Who Drink, the most knowledgeable geeks in Washington will go head to head in this trivia night at Dad Watson’s for fame, fortune, and ultimate geek bragging rights!
When: 8:00pm Monday, April 11th
Where: Dad Watson’s, 3601 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103
Teams up to six players. Entry fee is $5 per person. Compete to win 30% of the total entry fees and GeekGirlCon button packs.
During our friendly competition, we will also be collecting canned food to donate to the Ballard Food Bank. You can get in your good deed of the day and compete for glory and riches – all in one place!
See you there!
Special Events/Community Outreach
The girls in the GeekGirlCon logo needed names. So in March, GeekGirlCon held a contest on Facebook to name each of the three girls in the GeekGirlCon logo. We received lots of great submissions, and it was a hard choice, but the names that were ultimately selected respect women pioneers in the sciences and history. Meet the Geek Girls: Kendra, Athena, and Ada!
GeekGirlCon congratulates Rebecca Trichel for suggesting both Kendra and Athena and thanks Misha Thompson, Adele Close, and Jaime Young, who all suggested Ada. All will receive GeekGirlCon button packs, featuring Kendra, Athena, and Ada, for winning our naming competition.
Action Girl, on the left, is Kendra. Kendra is named for Navy Lt. Kendra Williams, the first woman to fly and fire missiles in U.S. military combat. On December 16, 1988, at the age of 26, Lt. Williams launched her F-18 Hornet from the USS Enterprise in Operation Desert Fox. With the rest of her Gunslingers squadron, she delivered a payload of missiles over Iraq.
Gamer Girl, front and center, is Athena. In the classic Olympian pantheon, Athena is the goddess of wisdom and warfare, civilization and strategy, and crafts and skill. She is the daughter of Zeus, burst from her father’s head clad in full armor. Her legacy in literature and architecture lives on as the originator of the Trojan Horse and inspiration for the Parthenon in Athens.
Scientist Girl, on the right, is Ada. Ada is named for Ada (Byron) Lovelace who lived in London from 1815-1852 and is widely known as the first computer programmer. She worked closely with mathematician Charles Babbage on his analytical engine, a mechanical, general purpose computer and translated an article for Babbagge on the analytical engine. Her notes on the translation contain an algorithm that is generally considered to be the first computer program and predicted a future of computers that moved beyond mathematical calculations.
Geek Girls are awesome, and we are everywhere! Join us for GeekGirlCon October 8th and 9th in Seattle. Passes on sale now!
04.8.11 // Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?
Multi-platform producer and digital journalist, Ramona Pringle to present at GeekGirlCon
Seattle, Wa, October 8th & 9th, 2011 – GeekGirlCon is proud to announce that the highly anticipated convention will include a presentation from Ramona Pringle about her work on “Avatar Secrets to Real Life and Love“.
After speaking at Ignite in Toronto (an event that features a series of five-minute speed presentations on a wide spread of topics in geek culture) about the ideas on how we can learn about ourselves through how we pick our avatars in games, Ramona now explores how online gaming can teach us about life and love and how this can be applied ‘away from keyboard’.
“While some people turn to God in their quest for meaning, and others turn to therapy… I turned to video games,” Ramona confesses. “Challenging myself to look for wisdom about love, success and meaning in one of the most unlikely places: World of Warcraft.” Ramona shared her findings and personal discoveries in March at SXSW. This same presentation, ‘Avatar Secrets to Real Life and Love’ will also be featured as part of the program in GeekGirlCon’s first annual convention. “I am very impressed by the caliber of Ramona’s work. From the very beginning, GeekGirlCon and its fans have expressed interest in seeing a panel or presentation that explored the unique and particular world of ‘geeky dating,’” says Jennifer K. Stuller, GeekGirlCon’s Programming Director. “I think exploring the idea of game worlds as a guide to real world fulfillment is an exciting look into game play and its relationship to life experiences and happiness — one which I believe our audience will both learn from and enjoy!”
GeekGirlCon is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness about the contribution and involvement of women in geek culture. October 8 and 9, 2011 in the Seattle Center Northwest rooms begins the first in what will be an annual convention celebrating the female geek. To find out more about GeekGirlCon visit http://www.geekgirlcon.com.
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New York Times Bestselling Author Nancy Holder and her coauthor and daughter, Belle Holder, have accepted GeekGirlCon’s invitation to appear as special guests. The Holders will attend the entire convention and are looking forward to a fantastic, stimulating weekend among their fellow geek girls.
The Holders have sold two short stories to DAW about a magical time-traveling mouse named Lightning Merriemouse-Jones. The team appears at SF cons and signs as a team for charity in the San Diego Comic-con’s California Browncoats booth.
Nancy Holder’s Wicked saga, co-written with Debbie Viguié, has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, and been optioned by DreamWorks. She has also written dozens of episode guides, novels, short fiction, and essays in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Smallville, Firefly, Saving Grace, and other “universes.” She has a new essay in Whedonistas: A Celebration the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them. She is also the writer on Moonstone’s Domino Lady comic book.
“Buffy turned 30 this year,” Nancy says “I wish she could come to GeekGirlCon to celebrate with us.”
Belle Holder’s application to exhibit at the San Francisco Maker Fair (May 21 and 22) has been approved, and she will attend. She was a contestant on American Inventor, and placed in the kids’ division at the Bubonicon masquerade dressed as a Stormtrooper photographer. She is currently participating in the San Diego City Science Fair, presenting her findings on cockroach navigation. She is crossing her fingers that she makes it and passes to State. She is also involved in gaming, costuming, model rocketry, filmmaking, and comic books.
“I’m really looking forward to GeekGirlCon,” Belle says. “I expect it will be geektastic!”
Belle even has a message about Geek Girls: (more…)
03.29.11 // All-Hands Meeting: April 16th, 2011
We are so excited to see you at our next All-Hands Meeting on April 16th from 10AM-1PM! Come and hang out, meet the staff and talk about GGC! Everyone is welcome!
We have a new location this time: The Walker-Ames Room in Kane Hall on the University of Washington Campus. (Officially Kane 225.) A map of the UW campus can be found here. And information on parking can be found here.
For more information, please contact Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
03.27.11 // Help Finish Building Our TARDIS April 2nd
GeekGirlCon needs your help to finish building our TARDIS. We are currently working on the doors and the top. Glue and nail and meet fellow geeky women and supporting dudes. We’ll also be providing pizza, the favorite food of the Time Lords.
When: Saturday, April 2nd from 6pm to 9pm.
Where: Federal Way, WA. Our Volunteer Coordinator Julia is graciously letting us use her home. Email her email@example.com for her address as she will be screening out Daleks and Cybermen.
See you there!
03.25.11 // GeekGirlCon Goes to Wondercon
San Francisco, CA, April 2nd, Come out and meet the women of GeekGirlCon for some conversation, cocktails and a wonderful view of San Francisco at The View, in Wondercon’s official headquarter hotel, the San Francisco Marriott.
Several staff members from GeekGirlCon are coming to San Francisco to take part in the fun that Wondercon is sure to be, and they want to see you! “We can talk about what treasures we’ve discovered at Wondercon, who we’ve gotten to meet, share photos, and talk about what’s planned for GeekGirlCon,” says Jennifer K. Stuller, GeekGirlCon’s Programming Director.
The View is located inside the San Francisco Marriott hotel, located on the 39th floor of the building. Cocktails and a full dinner menu are available. GeekGirlCon staff members will be arriving at 7:00pm sharp and staying until the crowd disperses. They will have GeekGirlCon swag, so be sure to stop by and say hello.
If you can’t make it Saturday night, why not come to see Stuller and GeekGirlCon Special Guest Trina Robbins give their talk A Brief Herstory of Gum Shoe Gals, Spy-Fi Sheroes, and Private Dick Chicks from 12:30-1:30pm on Sunday, April 3rd in Room 204/206? It’s sure to be an informative panel you won’t want to miss.
GeekGirlCon is a non-profit organization passionate about promoting women’s contributions to geek culture. We are having our first annual convention October 8 and 9, 2011 in Seattle at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms. To find out more about GeekGirlCon visit http://www.geekgirlcon.com.
Contact: Kit Embleton
GeekGirlCon Public Relations Assistant
03.20.11 // Get Your Geek On Burlesque Monday, 3/21
Monday, March 21st at 7:30pm to 9pm
200 Roy Street
Seattle, WA 98109
GeekGirlCon proudly presents a celebration of women with a night of geeky Burlesque dancing and jazz. Featuring Miss Elaine Yes, Laela Lovechild and more to thrill and entertain you. Live music provided by the Ron Weinstein Trio.
GeekGirlCon extols female involvement in all fields of Geek culture. The underpinning of this is having women proudly own themselves and what they love. Burlesque is exactly that. It is playful, sexy and above all, it is empowering.
Don’t forget this is the perfect opportunity to bring an unwrapped, new toy or other geeky gift to help GeekGirlCon donate a TARDIS full of toys to Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Happy Hour will be happening all night!
See you there,
Special Events/Community Outreach
03.18.11 // Talisman Tournament Cancelled
Unfortunately, we are canceling our planned Talisman Tournament. There was not a substantial enough demand by our audience to play Talisman, and no one likes to throw a party where no one shows up. This makes us sad.
We are currently working on a restructure of our gaming department, due to staffing changes, and plan on making sure that we’re playing what you demand at our future gaming events.
In the meantime, GeekGirlCon suggests that if you are in the Lacey/Olympia area to stop at Olympic
Comics & Cards and support their amazing business.