Get Ready For GeekGirlCon 2018 At Hotel Max

Imagine this. 66 days from now, probably early in the morning, I’ll be excitedly doing my hair and makeup in front of a hotel mirror. Maybe slipping into a casual cosplay, bopping around to some catchy music to pump myself up. My things will be spread out across the bed: my laptop, pens, at least MORE

Join Our Team at GeekGirlCon!

Guess what? You’re in luck! Why? Because GeekGirlCon is looking for amazing, passionate individuals to join our team, and that means YOU! Part of what makes GeekGirlCon so incredible is that we are powered by a team of volunteers. Each of us is committed to making every aspect of our convention and organization as fun, MORE

Agent Applications Close August 13!

We’re in late summer now, and you know what that means? The GeekGirlCon ‘18 countdown can officially begin! For the record, we’ve got 77 days to go. Everyone has their favorite facet of con-going, whether it’s the panels or the mainstage events or the new friends or just being in a new city for a MORE

A Sense Of Community: Gender Diversity In Games Mixer at Bungie

A couple weeks back, I had the opportunity to go to Bungie’s Gender Diversity in Games Mixer at the studio.  Mixers can be rough. Anyone that frequents them can vouch for that. Especially if you go alone, like I did, they force you out of your comfort zone and can be fairly nerve wracking regardless 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

Geek About Town: August

August is right at our heels, my fellow geeks! It’s sunny, it’s hot, it’s the perfect time to get out and about and explore some of the incredible events our lovely city has to offer! (Though, it’s just as good a time to stay inside a temperature-controlled house all day and fully submit to a MORE

Models Needed for the #GGC18 Fashion Show!

The Fashion Show was one of my favorite events of GeekGirlCon ’17, and we’re excited to be bringing it back for ’18! GeekGirlCon is a celebration of diversity, and the Fashion Show is no different. We are looking for a diverse group of models to walk the runway sporting the wears of our highlighted designers. This MORE

Get Your Passes! Reserve Your Hotel Rooms!

Happy mid-July everyone! I was going to suggest we collectively agree not to think about how fleeting summer is, but you know what comes after summer? GEEKGIRLCON! GeekGirlCon ‘18 falls on the weekend of October 27 and 28, and passes are on sale now! Fortunately, we’re still in our early bird pricing period. As it MORE

Revenge: The Subversive Feminist Movie You Have To See

Post by guest contributor Kate Harveston.     Trigger warning for content discussing rape and sexual assault, murder, violence, male violence against women, and guns. Movie spoilers included.   Revenge movies. They can go one of two ways — brilliant or bomb. The 2017 French film Revenge is a revenge thriller following a young woman who MORE

To Clarke Griffin, with Love

If you’re not watching The 100, I do forgive you. It is a CW show, after all. (I don’t know why, but I can’t take the CW seriously! It doesn’t seem to matter how many of their shows I watch and love!) However, if you are unfamiliar with the show, this post is a PSA MORE

Geek About Town: July

Welcome to July! Summer is in full swing, and Seattle (and beyond) is buzzing with all things fun, geeky, and eventful! Here’s a quick peek at special occasions you’ll want to add to your calendars as quickly as you can say “Harry Potter Drag Show!”     Saturday, June 30th – Friday July 6th: Daily MORE

Free RPG Day at Mox Boarding House

Post by Sharon Magliano Feliciano, President of the GGC Board of Directors. On Saturday, June 16th, GeekGirlCon teamed up with our friends at Mox Boarding House for Free RPG Day. Free RPG Day is an event hosted in various game and hobby stores worldwide. RPG publishers provide new content for both beloved properties, as well as MORE

Killing Eve is Everything You Need and More

Hello friends, blog readers, geeks far and wide! Today we are gathered here to celebrate a very important show. A show that is so insistently tense that it might as well be mainlining adrenaline directly into my veins. A show that represents relationships between women in all their strange and amazing multiplicity and complexity. A MORE

Eight Reasons to Watch Sense8

Just to keep you all updated, I am a changed woman. And it all happened last Friday when the series finale of Sense8 premiered. If you’re unfamiliar with the show, it’s a Netflix original that first premiered in 2015. Loosely, it’s about a species of human, Sensates, who are intensely telepathically linked with each other. 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

There’s Still Time To Volunteer At GeekGirlCon ’18!

As we move into the summer months, we get that much closer to GeekGirlCon ‘18. Our staff is busy organizing and planning a stellar weekend that we’ll get to share with you October 27 and 28—and there’s still time for you to help! We are still accepting Agent applications for GeekGirlCon ‘18. Our Agents do MORE

Geek About Town: June

Can you believe that it’s already June, lovely blog readers?! The sun is shining, summer is officially in the air, and we’re on the hunt for geekiest, most awesome events the Seattle area has to offer. For my fellow queer geeks, June is an especially important time for celebrating pride all month long throughout our 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

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

Grab Your Tomes and Broadsword, The Gauntlet Is This Weekend!

Prepare travelers, minstrels, and duelists alike, because this weekend is The Gauntlet! An annual day of games and giving, The Gauntlet is a tabletop games tournament hosted at Mox Boarding House. Sponsored by ENGAGE, all proceeds raised leading up to and during the event will be donated to this year’s selected charity. Industry professionals and MORE