Get Ready for Amazing Workshops at #GGC18!

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things about GeekGirlCon is how interactive it is. Whether you’re speaking to artists, makers, and entrepreneurs in the Exhibitor Hall, asking questions at an incredible panel, or just meeting fellow geeks, the Con is a space to learn, play, listen, and have fun. Probably nowhere is this more apparent, though, than in the workshops we offer every year.

Spanning a huge swath of topics, from fandom to gaming to cosplay to consent (and beyond!) our workshops are the perfect place to learn how to bring all the joy, passion, excitement, and general goodness from GeekGirlCon out into your day-to-day life.

This year’s workshops promise to be some of the most exciting and intriguing yet! Here’s a look at just a few we have coming up during #GGC18 weekend.

 

Creating a Culture of Consent: From Cosplay to Classrooms

Sunday, 10/28 at 4:00 // Furiosa

Learn about what consent means, sounds, and feels like. We will discuss how and when questions of consent appear in our relationships, in our communities, and in geek culture in this workshop by Planned Parenthood’s Teen Council members. Ages 13+

Image Description: An illustrated gif of Amber Rose wearing dark sunglasses and speaking. Words written on either side of her head read: “When I say no, it means no.” Source: Giphy

Mystery Box Game Design Challenge

Saturday, 10/27 at 5:30pm // America

Teams will work together with table top industry experts to create a game using only a box of mystery items. At the end, games will be judged on a set of predetermined criteria and a winner selected!

Get Ready for Amazing Workshops at #GGC18!

Image Description: A gif of a commercial for the Sweet Valley board game. The commercial depicts a group of friends walking into a house and playing the board game together. Source: Giphy

Allyship in Fandom

Saturday, 10/27 at 1:30pm // America

Learn from experts where racism, white privilege, and anti-Blackness show up in fandom communities; begin to create an accountable fandom community outside the lens of white supremacy; and apply this knowledge to impact your online and IRL fandom circles to make your fandom spaces safer for marginalized communities.

Get Ready for Amazing Workshops at #GGC18!

Image Description: A gif of speaker and activist Tiq Milan speaking to the camera. The caption on the image says “It’s how we give space to folks to show up exactly how they are.” Source: Giphy

 

I’m personally marking all three of these workshops (and many more) on my personal GeekGirlCon calendar, and I’ll hope you’ll join me. Here’s to consent, creation, and community!