Give to #GivingTuesday, For Science!

After a week of feasting, hanging out with family, fighting lines at stores, and shopping online, Giving Tuesday is upon us! #GivingTuesday is a movement–it even has its own hashtag–that’s set right in the middle of all your holiday shopping as a day to give back to nonprofit organizations so that we can keep doing MORE

Gaming at GeekGirlCon ’18

Over the weekend of GeekGirlCon, there are of course a whole slew of activities for you to enjoy. From the various geek-themed panels, to the family-friendly DIY Science Zone, from Artist Alley to the bustle of the Exhibitor Hall, there’s always something to see and do. Speaking of seeing and doing, the gaming spaces at MORE

Got Cosplay? Sign up for the 2018 contest at GeekGirlCon!

This year I started dabbling in cosplay, and very quickly came to learn that cosplay is not only an expression of love for a fandom, but it’s also a great opportunity to show off your creative side and your design skills! A LOT of hard work goes into creating outfits, weapons, gear, and props, and MORE

Panel Highlights – Geek Culture

With GeekGirlCon only five weeks away* we’ve been giving you a sneak peek at some of our amazing content for this year. So far, we’ve shown you a sample of our amazing workshops and panels for literary geeks. This week, we’re going to be highlighting a couple of panels that cover various aspects of geek MORE

GeekGirlCon at PAX West 2018!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when convention season starts up! GeekGirlCon may still be two months away, but you can get your geek on at PAX West from this Friday through to Labor Day Monday, and you might see some familiar GeekGirlCon faces while you’re there!   Diversity Lounge We’ll be hanging MORE

Learning to Cosplay: Building the Titan Shield from Destiny 2

One area of geekdom that I haven’t delved much into so far has been cosplay. I’ve tested my chops as a gamer, a pop culture nerd, and within the realms of academic geekery, but building objects to represent my geekiness isn’t something I have much experience with. I’m learning how to be more crafty, but MORE

E3 Press Conferences Show (Some) Diversity in Gaming (Sort Of)

It’s E3 week! The Electronic Entertainment Expo–or E3 for short–is one of the biggest events on the gaming calendar, with developers and publishers showing their latest and greatest upcoming releases. As a huge gaming nerd, I’ve been following it pretty closely, so I’m going to share my thoughts with you. Obviously there’s a lot of MORE

On the Unreliability of Brains: A Story about my Concussion

Hi, I’m Jo, and I have a brain injury. Let me backtrack a bit. In January this year, I was at my weekly roller derby scrimmage when I took a hit and fell. Roller derby is a full contact sport, so it’s reasonable to expect hard hits, bumps, and falls. (In fact, one of the MORE

Get Ready to GiveBIG!

Tomorrow, get ready for a day of giving with GiveBIG! GiveBIG is sponsored by the Seattle Foundation. It’s an online fundraising marathon designed to help Seattle area nonprofits create momentum and excitement about community philanthropy. You can pre-schedule gives to GeekGirlCon right now, and you won’t be charged until the morning of May 9. This MORE

We have Questions: Digital vs. Hardcopy Program Booklets?

  GeekGirlCon is half a year away, but: You can buy passes now at the discounted early bird rate; and Our staff are working hard behind the scenes to make sure that we make #GGC18 the biggest and best convention that we’ve ever organized! One old reliable we’ve had for our convention has been our MORE

Accommodations fit for a Geek!

Once again, we’ve partnered up with Hotel Max to bring an awesome deal for all you con-goers*! If you’re planning to stay in town for GeekGirlCon this October 27-28, we have a group rate especially for our convention attendees. For just $169 per night, you get a spacious modern hotel room with a king size MORE

Hey Staffer! Whatcha Geekin’ Out About? An Interview with Kathryn Storm

Here is our latest installment of Hey Staffer! This month, we’re talking to Kathryn Storm, who runs all the video gaming events at GeekGirlCon. Kathryn has been with the organization for several years and geeks out over tech, cosplay, and of course, video games! Read on to find out more and to get a sneak peek MORE

Hey, Staffer! An Interview with Alyssa Askew

New Year, New Staffer! We’re kicking off 2018 with an interview with Alyssa Askew, our Assistant Games Manager. Alyssa has been working with us since early last year, and works with our Manager of Gaming, Alyssa Jones. (Yes, there are two people working on our games team named Alyssa. What are the odds?) Here, she MORE

Hey, Staffer, Whatcha Geekin’ Out About? An Interview with Andrew Chan

Here’s one last Hey, Staffer interview for the year. Meet Andrew Chan! Andrew is our merchandise assistant but also spends a lot of time dabbling with cool technology, fighting with lightsabers, and watching his favorite scifi shows! We ask him about what it’s like to be a Trekkie, technobabble, and the lengths he will go to MORE

Ready Player One: Gaming Highlights for GeekGirlCon ’17

I love games, and I think that one of my favorite places at GeekGirlCon is on the Gaming Floor. It’s a big, open space and lends itself to all sorts of game-related content, be it board games to check out, a walk-up RPG area, console games, and more! Here are some of the cool things MORE