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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02.25.13 // Join us at Emerald City Comicon

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Are you headed to Emerald City Comicon this weekend?

Stop by Raygun Lounge on Friday, March 1, for Excelsior!, a party organized by GeekGirlCon and NW Gay Geeks.

For those who haven’t checked it out yet, Raygun Lounge is a full-service tabletop game lounge where you can geek out and relax with friends. We are thrilled to partner with them to host this event!

What can you expect at this party? Game demos, beer and wine, groovy tunes from DJ PBear, and free mead for the hobbits among us! Please note that the event is for those age 21 and over.

We’ll be joined by some special guests, including Tony Akins, artist for DC Comics’ Wonder Woman, and Chris Lange of the Capitol Hillbillies webcomic. We’ll also raffle off some amazing prizes, with all proceeds benefiting the Lambert House for homeless gay youth.

Please be sure to give Gamma Ray Games, Raygun Lounge, and the Comics Dungeon a big shout-out for sponsoring this event. Because of them, and you, it’s going to be epic.

We hope to see you on Friday!

QUICK REFERENCE DETAILS

What: Emerald City Comicon party hosted by NW Gay Geeks and GeekGirlCon
When: Friday, March 1, 2013, 8:00 P.M. – close
Where: Raygun Lounge
Cost: Free
Age: 21+ event
Website: Check out all the details on our Facebook event page

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01.31.13 // GeekGirlConnections: Creating a Resume

Hi everyone!

Our Manager of GeekGirlConnections, Terra Olsen, has some fantastic tips in store for the geek on a mission to network and take advantage of a new career! Take a gander at her advice.

Writing a resume, be it your first or your twentieth, can be a daunting task. I have compiled my favorite tips for resume building in the hopes of make it more manageable.

1.) Style Properly
* Use an easy to read font.
* Use a proper format. Chronological formats are popular (experience first, then your education and skills), but it also works well to use a customized format (where you address the job to which you are applying at the top).

2.) Know your Audience
* When building a resume, it is extremely important to know your audience. For example, if you’re applying to a graphic design firm, then it’s appropriate to build a creative resume that stands out. On the other hand, if you’re applying to an engineering firm, then it’s appropriate to have a straightforward and clean resume.
* Try to put only relevant experience on the resume. There is no need to list every single job you’ve ever had. If you’re new to the working world, list the jobs you’ve had, but be sure to make them as relevant as possible for the position to which you’re applying. (more…)

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