05.4.11 // Programming submission reminder!
Programming submission reminder!
Some highlights of our upcoming GeekGirlCon programming are up at GeekGirlCon.com. Do you want to see your name on that list, yet continue to procrastinate? No need to power up that TARDIS; there is still time. The submission deadline for GeekGirlCon presentations, panels, screenings and workshops is May 31, 2011.
The more information you can provide in your proposal, the better the chance of acceptance. Concise details, a clear vision for your panel, and acknowledgment and understanding of the GeekGirlCon’s mission are required. A thorough spell check is also always a good idea!
Accepted participants will be notified by email by July 1, 2011. You must then confirm your attendance at GeekGirlCon no later than July 31, 2011.
If you want to lend your own expertise to GeekGirlCon, consider some of the areas where we haven’t received a lot of submissions:
Anime & manga
Cosplay experts & professionals
Women in robotics
Diversity in genre
Fan-fic or author readings
Pop culture scholarship
Geek Girls in fandom
All proposals and submissions must reflect the mission of the convention – to promote, celebrate, educate, mentor, encourage and empower the female geek. We are interested in presentations, screenings, readings, and roundtable discussions from women and men in geeky professions: science fiction, fantasy, horror, action, gaming, science, anime, roller derby, cosplay, comic books, technology, B-movies, LARPing, and video games. 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 statues. Proposals must reflect a commitment to this as well.