06.21.13 // We Want You!

GeekGirlCon Agent Pin 2012

Love hanging out at GeekGirlCon all weekend long? Love being in the know? Have talents you want to put to use for an organization you love? We’ve got the shindig for you!

Come volunteer with GeekGirlCon ‘13! Our illustrious volunteer program manager, Jex, is awaiting your responses at our volunteer form.

Shubz and Chewie at GeekGirlCon 2012.

Join the fun for an awesome weekend celebrating the contribution of women in all aspects of geek culture! (You might even get to take a photo with Chewy!)

 

Photos above courtesy of GeekGirlCon Agents Facebook page.
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05.14.13 // Chaka Cumberbatch Appearing at GeekGirlCon ’13

Professional Cosplayer? Yes, she is!

GeekGirlCon announces the appearance of Chaka Cumberbatch at GeekGirlCon ‘13 on October 19 and 20, 2013.

Chaka Cumberbatch

Chaka Cumberbatch

On February 4, 2013, Cumberbatch authored a piece on XOJane called I’m a black female cosplayer and some people hate it responding to an uproar over her professional cosplay career. In addition to being a professional cosplayer, she is the Associate Brand Manager at FUNimation Entertainment, and a freelance journalist/blogger. Her writing has appeared on numerous sites, including TheMarySue.com and NerdCaliber.com.

Cumberbatch cosplays as various superheroes, in full character, at comic book conventions. Cumberbatch’s cosplay has become such a large focus in the media, she says she expects to never enter a job interview without also discussing her hobby. If you want to talk about back issues and current issues of comics, she is the person to see!

“GeekGirlCon is excited for Chaka Cumberbatch to attend our third annual convention. We look forward to hearing her speak on social, race, gender, and sexuality issues within the geek community and seeing her cosplay,” said Jennifer K. Stuller, Director of Programming and Events.

Visit Chaka Cumberbatch’s Facebook page or follow her on Twitter to learn more about her.

GeekGirlCon ‘13 is partnering with Homewood Suites and W Hotel.
GeekGirlCon ‘13 is seeking fabulous Vendors and Exhibitors (through June 1).
GeekGirlCon ‘13 is looking for your programming and events (through May 15).
GeekGirlCon ‘13 has press pass information.
GeekGirlCon presents GeekGirlConnections at the Con (apply now) and year-round.
GeekGirlCon offers fantastic events throughout the year that you don’t want to miss!

Don’t miss any exciting updates, schedules, and more for GeekGirlCon ‘13! Buy your passes now!

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05.8.13 // Announcing an amazing GeekGirlCon event!

nerdcore benefit concert may 17 2013

GeekGirlCon Nerdcore Benefit Concert featuring the returning Jonny Nero Action Hero, Canadian rapper Nursehella, and GeekGirlCon’s own Shubzilla!

The Details:

Join host GeekGirlCon to welcome three fantastic musicians to our Benefit Concert at the White Rabbit in Fremont!

Jonny Nero Action Hero has performed for us before; he has been performing for fifteen years, and writing his own material for ten years.

Nursehella was born and raised in British Columbia, Canada; this will be the Canadian rapper’s first performance for GeekGirlCon.

Shubzilla, GeekGirlCon’s own Public Relations Content Producer, debuted at NerdcoreNow’s First Annual Vocalist/Producer Challenge.

Add these three talented performers together, and we get a smashing nerd concert. Proceeds go to benefit GeekGirlCon and our mission. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets; get online and buy yours now!

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05.6.13 // Start the movie season with Supergirl!

Supergirl at Central Cinema

Ready to gather with your favorite movie lovers at Central Cinema? Come kick off GeekGirlCon’s on-going programming and events this year and watch the Director’s Cut of Supergirl!

Have you ever seen a movie so bad, you love it? Many people said that about Supergirl, an awkward translation of comics to screen filmed in 1984. Helen Slater stars in her debut film as Supergirl against villain Selena, played by the deliciously evil Faye Dunaway. They may be campy, but they sure are fun to watch.

When: Monday, May 27, 7:00 pm (one showing only)

Where: Central Cinema, 1411 21st Avenue, Seattle (21st Ave and East Union Street)

Price: $6 in advance–get your ticket here! / $8 day of the show

Walk, drive, cycle, or take the bus! The #2 bus stops just around the corner at 20th & Union. The #48 stops at 23rd & Union two blocks away.

Been to a TV Dinner but not a feature film at Central Cinema? Never fear, your instructions are here. The superheroes suggest you arrive early and settle in, peruse the menu, and place your order with the wait staff. What do superheroes eat? Whatever you choose, it will arrive and you can enjoy your food and your show. Visit Central Cinema for more information.

Don’t miss other GeekGirlCon and Central Cinema team-ups in July, September, and November this year! And don’t miss GeekGirlCon ‘13 – buy your passes today!

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04.29.13 // Look Who’s Coming to GeekGirlCon ‘13!

Kelly Sue DeConnick will be appearing at GeekGirlCon '13

Kelly Sue DeConnick will be appearing at GeekGirlCon ’13

GeekGirlCon proudly announces Kelly Sue DeConnick will be appearing at our third annual GeekGirlCon convention, October 19 and 20, 2013!

Kelly Sue DeConnick has worked in the comic book industry for the last decade, writing comics and adapting manga into English including the scripts for Kare First Love, Black Cat, Sexy Voice and Robo, and Blue Spring (among others!).

DeConnick’s best-known comic credit is her involvement with Marvel Comics and the evolution of Ms. Marvel, a character with beginnings in the 1970s as a feminist character named Carol Danvers, into Captain Marvel. The role of Carol Danvers has grown through many personal hardships, from identity crises to alternate reality disasters to alcoholism. DeConnick emphasizes the character’s strength in overcoming and living through these challenges, and focuses on the amazing woman who has become Captain Marvel.

“Kelly Sue DeConnick is a talented writer and a strong advocate for women in comics,” said Jennifer K. Stuller, Director of Programming and Events. “We are thrilled that she is coming to GeekGirlCon ’13!”

For more information on her fantastic catalog, check out Kelly Sue DeConnick’s author page on Amazon for information on her available titles.

GeekGirlCon ‘13 is partnering with Homewood Suites and W Hotel.
GeekGirlCon ‘13 is seeking fabulous Vendors and Exhibitors.
GeekGirlCon ‘13 is looking for your programming and events (through May 15).
GeekGirlCon ‘13 has press pass information.
GeekGirlCon presents GeekGirlConnections at the Con (apply now) and year-round.
GeekGirlCon offers fantastic events throughout the year that you don’t want to miss!

Don’t miss any exciting updates, schedules, and more for GeekGirlCon ‘13! Buy your passes now!

 

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04.18.13 // GeekGirlCon Wants You!

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GeekGirlCon is seeking programming submission ideas, performers, and professionals for GeekGirlCon ’13. Are you interested in being a part of our convention this year? Please fill out one of the forms listed below!

Programming Submission Form: for all convention programming

GeekGirlConnections Submission Form: for our GeekGirlConnections room, a resource to help professionals connect with and mentor convention attendees

Events Submission Form: for musical talent at the convention

Do you have any questions? Please direct them to programinfo@geekgirlcon.com.

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04.5.13 // GeekGirlCon is Looking for Vendors and Exhibitors!

Attendees at GeekGirlCon '13 pose for a photo while exploring the Exhibitor Hall

Attendees at GeekGirlCon ’13 pose for a photo while exploring the Exhibitor Hall

We are ramping up our plans for GeekGirlCon! We have opened submissions for panelists and for musical performers, and now we are seeking all vendors and exhibitors! If you have been a vendor or exhibitor at previous GeekGirlCons then you know the deal. If, however, you have not been one of our fabulous vendors or exhibitors, and you make, have, and sell some sort of geek-centric product, we’d love the chance to see what you have to offer.

How do you get to be one of GeekGirlCon ‘13’s fabulous vendors and exhibitors? Here’s how:

Contact kris@geekgirlcon.com for more info and an application. We are closing vendor and exhibitor applications on July 1, so email Kris right now.

Easy, right? We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon!

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03.24.13 // GeekGirlCon Presents: Cocktail Connections

Cocktail Connection

GeekGirlCon is hosting our very first Cocktail Connections! Come out to connect and engage with other geeky professionals, and enjoy Lunchbox Laboratory’s infamous cocktails as well. Professionals of all flavors and persuasions are welcome, whether you are a gamer, a scientist, a writer, a pop culture fanatic, or any other kind of geek. Mark your calendars and bring your business cards! Here are the details:

When:
April 11, 6pm-8pm

Where:
Lunchbox Laboratory (upstairs in the game room)
1253 Thomas St, Seattle, WA (map)

What:
Networking and Socializing!

Extra:
There will be prizes! Get yourself some GeekGirlCon swag!

Charge:
Free! Don’t worry; food and drinks are available for purchase.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there. Bring a friend and make some new ones as well!

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03.23.13 // GeekGirlCon ’13 Hotels

We’ve got more exciting news for those of you planning to travel to GeekGirlCon ‘13! If you need a place to stay, GeekGirlCon is delighted to partner with two hotels very near The Washington State Conference Center. Either hotel is a great place to set up your home base for the weekend; we all know that riding the bus in full Darth Vader cosplay can be a little awkward.

Here are the details:

Homewood SuitesHomewood Suites
1011 Pike Street (corner of Seattle Convention Center and Pike Street) (map)
Seattle, WA 98101

Reservations Line: 800-225-5466
Reserve Online

 

Queen Studio at Homewood Suites

What you get:

 

To request an ADA Accessible Room, please make a note in the “Additional Comments” field.

 


W Hotel LobbyW Hotel
1112 Fourth Avenue (map)
Seattle, WA 98101

Reservations: 206-264-6000
Reserve Online

 

W Hotel RoomWhat you get:
$159.00 per night (+ tax) for single or double room*

 

NOTE: Reserve your room at either Homewood Suites or W Hotel before September 27, 2013 to get group rates and benefits!

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03.14.13 // GeekGirlCon ’13 Programming Submissions

geekgirlconAre you a professional in a geeky industry? An astrophysicist or mathematician? Do you run your own geeky business? Can we learn from you about the history of women in gaming? Do you have a unique perspective to share about being a woman in the sciences, horror, comics, television, film, robotics, costuming, or stunt industries? Are you an artist or illustrator? A pop culture “herstorian” or cultural critic?

GeekGirlCon will feature informative and entertaining programming on topics ranging from geek lifestyle issues to the sciences to popular culture. We are seeking engaging and thought-provoking proposals from professionals for panels and presentations on topics such as, but not limited to:


Feel free to propose something we didn’t think of! Previous con programming is available for perusing programming sessions we’ve accepted in the past.

To be considered for acceptance, proposal submissions must reflect the mission of the convention – to promote, celebrate, educate, mentor, encourage, and empower the female geek – and should make an effort towards inclusivity.

We are interested in presentations, screenings, readings, workshops, mentoring sessions, and roundtable discussions from women and men in geeky professions. There must be an understanding that these topics be addressed with a women-centric and woman-positive focus and with attention to issues of diversity.

GeekGirlCon is committed to representing women geeks of all ages, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, creeds, physical and mental abilities, and familial statuses. Proposals must reflect a commitment to this as well.

Submissions are open until 11:59pm PST on May 15th. Past participation in programming is not a guarantee of acceptance for 2013. We are looking to diversify our programming from previous years, so be innovative!

If you are interested in proposing a panel or presentation please fill out this form.

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