08.8.10 // Welcome to Geek Girl Con
Our 1st Official Meeting for GeekGirlCon will be Saturday Aug 21st 10am-1pm at the Wayward Coffee House in Greenwood.
If you are interested in a position with us, we are looking for people for all departments at this point. Please click on the volunteer page for more information.
More about Geek Girl Con
Let’s face it, the male to female ratio at cons for panels is slightly off. Not necessarily on purpose…but it is. However, female fandom has shown that it is coming into it’s own as evidence of the San Diego Comic Con’s recent ‘Geek Girls Exist’ panel which had to turn people away at an already over-packed room. When you have fans fighting to get in to listen to women talk about their careers & fandom of the female realm AND being up against the ‘Scott Pilgrim vs the World’ panel. There’s something to be said about that.
Not to mention the party, ‘GeekGirls & Friends TweetUp’, that had to turn people away after 200 guests packed Jolt N Joes in the San Diego Gaslamp district. We have Kristin, Jill & Andrea, 3 gals part of www.geekgirlsnetwork.com to thank for such an awesome gathering!
The best part was that the population of that panel & party was not necessarily all women! Guys appreciate what we gals do as well! We are into week 2 since idea conception and we’re constantly asked, “Can guys help too?” Of course you can! We are not trying to single you out of the equation of female fandom.
We know you love your girlfriends, wives, daughters, sisters, mothers, meemaws and/or friends who’ve taken their fandom to an all time high. Know that we haven’t forgotten about you guys! We are planning on having a GeekGirl Appreciation Stage as well!
But this con is for the ladies! What do you love? It’s not necessarily all froofy froo froo…it’s also badass, kickin butt stuff. Gaming. Movies. GeekMusic. Costuming. Comic Books. SciFi. Science. History. Technology. And maybe just a little bit of Roller Derby?
Why haven’t we had a GeekGirlCon yet? The idea of being a nerdy girl who’s interested in the same things as guys, isn’t a new concept…it just isn’t as widely celebrated. But that will all change with this event. Stay tuned. We’ll have some pretty exciting things coming your way. Follow us on Twitter @GeekGirlCon for the latest up to date info!