I’ve had quite a few people ask me whether I’ll be attending New York Comic Con this year. Sadly, after attending another major convention earlier this year, the total cost of plane ticket plus hotel plus registration puts New York a bit out of my reach. However, I will be attending a different convention, one that’s more feasible for me and takes place this very weekend! Geek Girl Con will be held Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th, in Seattle, Washington.
What is Geek Girl Con? In their own words:
“GeekGirlCon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of and celebrating the contribution and involvement of women in all aspects of the sciences, science fiction, comics, gaming and related Geek culture through conventions and events that emphasize both the historic and ongoing contribution and influence of women in this culture.”
Do you have to be a girl/geek/adult/trekkie/gamer to attend Geek Girl Con?
“[GGC is] a convention that welcomes all ages, races, sexual orientations, genders and gender identities, creeds, physical and mental abilities, and familial statuses. We are a gathering for the trekkie, the mathlete, the gamer, the otaku, the braniac, the engineer — a home base where all tastes of geekdom can be sampled and savored. We are GeekGirlCon.”
I am so, so excited, not only to be attending Geek Girl Con, but also to be participating! In an interesting switch, I’ve been invited to be on a panel with Gail Simone, where we’ll be discussing the New 52 and women in comics. I’m planning on bringing back a full report, so, what would you ask me, Gail or both of us if you could? What would you like see us discuss? Send your questions or thoughts to me at Kyrax2@gmail.com, or tweet them to me at @Kyrax2.
Besides Gail Simone, Geek Girl Con will be featuring quite of few other amazing guests, including Greg Rucka, known for his ability to write excellent, believable women, and Jane Espenson, of Buffy and BSG fame.
If you can make it out to Seattle this weekend, stop in at Geek Girl Con at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms and EMP Museum, both right next to the Space Needle. I’d love to meet you in person!