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Monday, October 22, 2018

TwoOhSix Picks - GeekGirlCon 2018


GeekGirlCon is now in its eighth year of providing a home for diversity and inclusion not just for women and girls, but for anyone who wants to celebrate what it means to be part of this wonderful culture. The creators and curators of this celebratory convention take great care in making sure that every single person feels welcome with an extra emphasis on creating an experience that women of all ages will never forget.

GeekGirlCon will take place the weekend of October 27th and 28th at the Washington State Convention Center. This article highlights some of the events, vendors, and panels you won't want to miss.


The two day festival that is GeekGirlCon is filled with panels, presentations, vendors, shows, and celebrity guests like best selling author Margie Stohl, founder of Feminist Frequency Anita Sarkeesian, and Riverdale staff writer Britta Lundin. You will also get to explore row after row of vendors offering geek related products and services as well as artists from all around including one of my personal favorites Jayme Twins Art who will once again be featuring their amazing Dark Room series.

Jayme Twins Art at GeekGirlCon

Need some help putting together a schedule for the weekend? Check out my daily guide to the panels, exhibits, and contests that should be at the top of your list.

Saturday:
  • Sappho on the Silver Screen - 10:00am
  • Women of Funko Creative - 11:30am
  • So Different Yet Still the Same: The Women of Game of Thrones - 2:30pm
  • Creativity in the Time of Motherhood - 4:30pm
  • Women and Horror - 5:30pm
  • GeekGirlCon Fashion Show - 7:00pm

Sunday:
  • Breaking Stereotypes with Star Wars: Age, Women and Representation - 10:00am
  • Final Girls Vs. Scream Queens - 10:30am
  • Enter LAIKA: Behind the Scenes - 11:30am
  • Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Asian American Representation in Media - 1:30pm
  • Careers at NASA: From Mission Operations to Public Engagement - 2:30pm
  • Costume CONtest - 5:00pm

For more information on these events and everything else going on during the event weekend, please visit the GeekGirlCon official website.








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