Programming Submissions For #GGC19 Open Now

Can you believe that it’s already February? We’re well into the new year and you know what that means: programming submissions for GeekGirlCon 2019 are officially open! The GeekGirlCon staff is ramping up again as we plot this year’s convention. The creative team is in the thick of brainstorming the 2019 theme (which we’re excited MORE

Write for GeekGirlCon—Seriously!

Are you still mulling over a panel discussion from GeekGirlCon 2018? Perhaps you’re excited about a new book that features a strong female character? We at GeekGirlCon like to write about all sorts of topics, but we can’t cover it all. We need your help to fill this blog with diverse voices about pop-culture, STEM, MORE

Are The 2019 Oscar Nominations A Step In The Right Direction?

Early this morning the nominees for the 2019 Academy Awards were announced. Social media churned the night before, almost eager to witness the possible trainwreck. I was admittedly curious when I woke up this morning, despite being mocked for my intensity by a friend who I’d argued with the night before about whole thing’s relevance. MORE

GeekGirlCon ’19 Passes on Sale Now!

New year, same GeekGirlCon-attending you. Or, in other words, passes for GeekGirlCon ‘19 are on sale now! This year, we’ll be convening on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17 at the Conference Center in downtown Seattle. If you’re able, snag your passes now! They are currently at their lowest price, so be sure to MORE

Calling All Amateur Astronomers!

Last week Seattle hosted the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society. That meant that hundreds of America’s leading astronomers were in town last week! I was lucky enough to catch a few free presentations from some of these researchers at the latest Astronomy on Tap, and learned how I could help astronomers through citizen MORE

Geek Into The New Year

A new year means new resolutions and goals, new movies to watch and books to read, memories to make, and ideas to be had. As the GGC team begins to ramp up again as we piece together the 2019 convention, let us keep in mind all things geeky that we’re looking forward to: Captain Marvel, MORE

Happy Holidays From Our Family To Yours

From the GeekGirlCon family to yours, we wish you a beautiful holiday season filled with family, fandom, and celebration. Sit around the fire, open some presents, and spend time with your loved ones. We’ll be back in January with a plethora of new content as we welcome the new year and prepare for GeekGirlCon 2019! MORE

The GeekGirlCon Staff Holiday Gift Guide 2018

We’re coming to the end of another year. For me, it was challenging. As I’m sure many of you did, I made some rough life decisions. But as I step back and reflect on 2018, I look to those who helped me get through it: my friends and my family. Because of them, I endured MORE

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 3: With Manga from Me to You

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 3: With Manga from Me to You One of the best things about manga is the community it creates: how it brings people together and allows you to bond with and make new friendships that last a lifetime, all the while giving you something to talk about that you’re incredible […]

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Shirase Kobuchizawa: Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Goal

Series spoilers included. A Place Further than the Universe is not your typical “cute-girls-doing-cute-things” anime, and thank goodness! Sure, the four protagonists are cute teen girls, but that is where the similarities with the genre end. Instead, A Place Further than the Universe is a coming-of-age story in which Mari Tamaki, Shirase Kobuchizawa, Hinata Miyake, MORE

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 2: If you liked ___, then check out ___!

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 2: If You Liked ___, Try ___! There’s nothing like discovering a manga series that swiftly earns its place on your list of favorites. So when a series like that comes to an end, reading that last volume can be bittersweet and, when it’s all over, can make you think: So what […]

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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

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide for 2018 Holiday Season!

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide for 2018 Holiday Season! The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time for manga gift-giving! But with so many series to choose from, it can be hard to figure out where to start. But never fear—the Kodansha Comics Holiday Gift Guide is here! Whether you’re looking […]

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Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 1: Black Friday Buying Guide

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 1: Black Friday Buying Guide If you’re looking to save big bucks this Black Friday on the latest and greatest manga sets, we’ve got you covered. From extravagant collector’s editions to limited edition box sets of your favorite classic series, whether you’re looking to complete your own manga collection, or […]

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Geek About Town: November + December

Lo and behold, it has arrived! An extra special holiday extravaganza version of Geek About Town, just in time for the holidays! Whether this is the most magical time of the year for you, or you’re finding yourself down and in need of some cheery distraction, we’ve got you covered. From board games to holiday MORE

Your Fundraiser T-Shirts Are On Their Way!

We are pleased to let you know that your fundraiser tees are on their way! Thank you for your continued support of GeekGirlCon, we couldn’t do any of this without you. Stay tuned and we’ll see you next year on November 16 and 17 for #GGC19! Have a wonderful holiday season. Be merry and be MORE

Our Saturday Recap: Panels, Cosplay, and Merch! Oh My!

The first day of con has come and gone, and there are plenty of feels to go around. Each year, my team covers various panels and events to write about for the GeekGirlCon blog—a truly daunting task, of course. This year we each wanted to write a short blurb about our experiences during the weekend MORE

What To Do On Saturday At #GGC18

As I write this—sitting in my hotel room just hours away from the official start of the convention—I am thrilled, excited, and relieved. Another year of hard work and we’re finally ready to share it with all of you.  My outfit is spread out, my bag is packed, and I’m ready to commence a weekend MORE

Meet Some MoPOP Geeks!

Guest post by our sponsor, MoPOP. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We at MoPOP look forward to GeekGirlCon every year. And this year is no exception. We’ve got our panel guide planned, our cosplay laid out, and MoPOP booth prepared for you to come visit. When we were asked to write a MORE

Thank You to Our GeekGirlCon ’18 Sponsors

GeekGirlCon owes its lifeblood to a nearly unquantifiable host of individuals and groups who dedicate themselves to bringing us all together once a year. From our year-round staff to our con-weekend Agents to our Featured Contributors to our attendees, the light and love coming from our support network is seemingly infinite. That all being said, MORE