Love a Deal? Save on Your GGC’19 Hotel Room

Attending GeekGirlCon’19 from out of town? You’re going to need somewhere to stay, and you can’t get much closer than the Hyatt at Olive 8! This year, we’re partnering with the Hyatt to offer reservations for the full con weekend (November 14 through 18) for just $149 a night. The Hyatt is right down the MORE

Three Television Portrayals of Women

I’ve been dealing with a persistent case of burnout over the past couple of months. Although it’s been frustrating from relational and productivity standpoints, staying home and hiding from the world has left me with a lot of good tv-watching time. I’ve been checking out new shows and catching up on old ones, and I’ve MORE

Celebrating the Season of Love

To those of you who celebrate it, happy belated Valentine’s Day! To those who don’t, happy Discounted Chocolate Day, one of my favorite days of the year! As someone who has spent a significant number of Valentine’s Days being very single, I’m a little jaded about the whole holiday. It’s easy to see the traditionally MORE

Panel Recap: Enter LAIKA: Behind the Scenes

Veronica Hernandez, Senior Roto/Paint Artist at LAIKA and the host of the Enter LAIKA: Behind the Scenes panel, kicked off her introduction to LAIKA with the clip above. “We’re all super geeks,” she explained when it ended. “At LAIKA, being weird is a superpower. We get to come together and make these amazing films.” A MORE

Do It for the Geeks: The GGC Holiday Wish List

While the next GeekGirlCon is almost a full year away (November 16 and 17, 2019!), we’re already getting the ball rolling, and we’d love your help! We’ve compiled an Amazon Wish List of items that will help us make the con a success. If you’d like to support our mission, please take a look and MORE

Thank You for Coming to GGC’18!

Well, friends, GeekGirlCon’18 has officially drawn to a close. On behalf of the GGC staff, I want to say thank you so, so much to all of you who joined us this past weekend. Thank you to everyone who attended, volunteered, sponsored, supported, and otherwise contributed to making 2018 our best year yet. Thank you MORE

Only 384 Days to GeekGirlCon ‘19!

We’re just a couple hours away from saying goodbye to GeekGirlCon ‘18, and while this part of the con is always a bit bittersweet, the countdown to GeekGirlCon ‘19 is on! Join us November 16 and 17, 2019, at the Washington State Conference Center for even more panels, DIY science, featured contributors, artists, and everything MORE

Witching Hour at GeekGirlCon’18!

GeekGirlCon’18 is just over a week away, which means it’s right before Halloween! Scared you’ll have to choose between enjoying the con and getting your ghoul on? Don’t worry, we have plenty of unboolievably fun workshops, games, panels, and more lined up to help you celebrate in style. Plus, get ready to trick-or-treat all con MORE

Meet Our Featured Contributors!

From pop-culture titans to social justice superheroes, our featured contributors for GeekGirlCon’18 are movers and shakers in their communities, industries, and the world at large! Check them out: Lysa Chen Lysa Chen has designed Dungeons & Dragons adventures for Wizards of the Coast and the Adventurers League. She is distinguished as one of the Dungeon MORE

There’s Still Time—Get Your Passes Now!!

Friends, GeekGirlCon’18 is only 36 days away! The con will be packed full of incredible panels, workshops, science DIYs, games, meet-ups, and other geeky goodness you won’t want to miss. If you, like me, are a bit of a procrastinator, don’t panic—there’s still time to get your passes. Currently, the pass prices are: Kids (Aged 0 MORE

Panel Highlights: Literary Geeks

GeekGirlCon’18 is only a month and a half away! Our panel lineup is packed full of fantastic topics from wonderful, thoughtful, inspirational individuals, and I get to give you the first sneak peek of a few. For the bookworms among us, this year is going to be especially fun. The Fantastic Librarians and Where to Find MORE

Trivia at Mox Bellevue This Sunday!

In case you missed Teal’s announcement about it—or in case you saw it and, like me, just have a bad habit of meaning to put things on your calendar and then forgetting to actually do it—GeekGirlCon Trivia Night is this Sunday, September 9, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Mox Boarding House in Bellevue! MORE

Come See Us at Seattle Mini Maker Faire 2018!

We already told you all about this weekend’s Seattle Mini Maker Faire in this month’s Geek About Town, but what we didn’t share is that MoPOP invited GeekGirlCon to participate! Come check out our talk on exploring and celebrating the contributions and legacy of women in science, technology, comics, game design, and more, then stop by our MORE

Join Us for a FREE Showing of Wonder Woman!

Do you love movies? Events? Community? If so, join us Friday, August 10 for the 16th Annual Skyway Outdoor Cinema Festival’s showing of Wonder Woman! GeekGirlCon will once again be emceeing the pre-show with a trivia contest to give away some 2-day passes to the con! The showing will take place at 12702 Renton Ave S, Seattle MORE

Press Pass Applications Now Open!

Press and media geeks, applications are officially open for GeekGirlCon’18 Press Passes! Whether you’re an independent content creator (YouTuber, Twitch Streamer, blogger, etc.) or a large-media-outlet representative, if you support our mission of celebrating, honoring, and uniting women in STEM, media, arts, and every other geeky pursuit, we’d love to have you help us spread the MORE

Hey, Staffer! Whatcha Geekin’ Out About? An Interview with Jo Lau

In this edition of Hey, Staffer, I’m taking the reigns from Jo (JC) and interviewing her for a change. I have been honored to work for the past year under Jo as a GeekGirlCon Copywriter to her Manager of Editorial Services. Jo has recently transitioned into a new role here at GGC–read on to learn about her new position, MORE

Come Work for Us!

Love GeekGirlCon? Want to get more involved? Enjoy working with amazing people? If so, click on over to our Volunteer page and take a peek at our current year-round staff openings. GeekGirlCon is powered by volunteers, and we are looking for some great people to help us continue to grow and support the GGC community. MORE

The Geek Girl’s Guide to Job Search Survival

Recently, I made a change in my professional life. After working as a freelance copywriter and editor for nine years, I decided I needed a break from unpredictable workloads, feast-or-famine bank statements, and marketing myself as much as I marketed my clients. Job hunting, especially in a field where there are plenty of workers and MORE

Panel Recap: The Leslie Knope Guide to Geek Activism

“I’m going to address the elephant in the room,” Carolyn Noe said. “I do not have binders for you all.” So began the Leslie Knope Guide to Geek Activism panel. Carolyn, the founder and executive director of Super Heroines, Etc.—a nonprofit designed to encourage women to embrace their inner nerds—was joined on the panel by MORE

Thank You for Giving to GeekGirlCon!

Thank you for supporting GeekGirlCon during our third year of teaming up with Seattle Foundation for its GiveBIG program! With your help, we raised $14,846 from 41 donors! As a volunteer-run nonprofit organization, GGC relies on the support of this community to continue to exist and grow. We can’t thank you enough for helping us MORE