Washington State Convention & Trade Center Downtown
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 2017
Calling all geek girls! A two-day convention born of a panel at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con called “Geek Girls Exist,” GeekGirlCon calls attention to the underrepresentation of women in the tech and gaming world. Some of the speakers at this year's event include Lil Chen ("a former competitive Super Smash Brothers Melee player and full-time UX designer"), comic book writer G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel), hypnotist Maritess Zurbano, and other diverse ladies who've made their careers in nerdy male-dominated fields. The Con provides a safe space for women and queer people of all backgrounds to geek out, whether their passion is science, sci-fi pop culture, software, gaming, or some other field we're not savvy enough to have heard of yet. All are invited: "Anyone supporting women in geeky pursuits is welcome." Hopefully that includes you, dudes. Go for panels and workshops, a market, a DIY science zone, networking, a fashion show, photo booths, cosplay, and a closing party.