October is here again, and in soggy ol’ Seattle that means time for another Geek Girl Con!
For two days the Washington State Convention Center will swarm with writers, readers, artists, scientists, gamers, designers and cos-players. They are all coming together to “celebrate and honor the legacy of women…and create a community to foster continued growth of women in geek culture,” to paraphrase their mission statement.
Although the focus is on women, all geeks are welcome, and the scheduled events include programs which will appeal to the whole family.
Lots of wonderful entertainment will be going on around town in support of the Con.
The Geek Girl Concert at the sci-fi inspired Experience Music Project features an impressive line-up of music and comedy.
The Bechdel Test Burlesque promises to “celebrate female fandom through the art of striptease.” The evening will highlight artists from around the country, with a featured performance from international luminary and local favorite, Miss Indigo Blue. The vivacious Rebecca Mmmmmm Davis hosts the evening.
And Portland, Oregon’s own The Doubleclicks are playing with Molly Lewis at the kickoff concert Friday evening. If grinning and giggling are on your “to do” list, this is the event for you!
In honor of Geek Girl Con, I’d like to share some of my favorite Websites of, by, and for women.
- The Mary Sue – “A Guide to Geek Girl Culture,” explores all facets of fandom, from gaming to films to art to cosplay.
- SUPERDAMES! is a tumblr dedicated to showing “Women in comics throughout history.”
- DC Women Kicking Ass – “Thoughts, pictures, reviews and other stuff about the women in comics.”
To close out this post, I’d like to share a video by The Doubleclicks. Nothing to Prove is their musical response to the “fake geek girl” fallacy some sorry folks feel the need to perpetuate. The visuals for the video are crowdsourced from women around the Web who are unafraid to let their geek flags fly. Long may they wave!