GeekGirlCon 2015, happening October 10–11 in Seattle, celebrates and honors the legacy of women contributing to gaming, comics, art, science, and technology. This five annual convention creates a safe space at which all geeks are welcome.
I chatted with Alyssa Jones, Manager of Gaming, and Danielle Gahl, Public Relations Manager, about what makes GeekGirlCon unique, including its career fair-like GeekGirlConnections room; the inaugural fashion show, and how this event co-exists with the “attire is not consent” code of conduct; the family-friendly DIY Science area; Introvert Alley, a place for geeks to catch a breather; and the panels, which cover Diversity 101 topics before delving into more complex issues of intersectionality, how to enjoy problematic media, and more.
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