GeekGirlCon


GeekGirlCon celebrates and honors the legacies of under-represented groups in science, technology, comics, arts, literature, game play, and game design. We do this by connecting geeks worldwide and creating an intersectional community that fosters the continued growth of women in geek culture. GeekGirlCon provides a safe space to spark conversations around social justice while encouraging unabashed geekiness.

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Website: http://geekgirlcon.com/
Address: 815 1st Ave #315
Seattle, WA 98104-1404
Email: info@geekgirlcon.com
Phone Number: 206-939-7562
EIN: 27-4177245
The most important thing we want to convey through GeekGirlCon is that geek girls are out there and we support one another. We hope to create a space where women encourage one another, respect one another, and stand up for one another.

Beyond that, GeekGirlCon is a space for everyone. You just have to share our commitment to supporting the achievements of women and under-represented groups in geek culture. Whether you know everything there is to know about your fandom, just a little bit, or are starting out in your geeky journey, you are welcome at GeekGirlCon. Regardless of age, gender, race, or sexual orientation, we will honor your unique story and voice.

We also believe that there is power in numbers. If we come together to demonstrate the true number of female geeks out there, eventually the various companies that traditionally market to males-from publishers to game developers-will acknowledge a broader, more diverse demographic. We can't make a difference if we're silent.

Finally, we want to encourage people from diverse backgrounds to pursue their geeky passions and strive to contribute to geek culture. Whether that means getting involved in conventions, using your voice to advocate for causes that you care about, or a pursuing a career in STEM, you have GeekGirlCon's support.

Mission & Values
Our Mission: GeekGirlCon celebrates and honors the legacies of under-represented groups in science, technology, comics, arts, literature, game play, and game design. We do this by connecting geeks worldwide and creating an intersectional community that fosters the continued growth of women in geek culture. GeekGirlCon provides a safe space to spark conversations around social justice while encouraging unabashed geekiness.

Our Values
1. Welcoming
No "Geek Cred" is required to be part of GeekGirlCon, whether staff member, volunteer, fan, or con guest. Anyone who self-identifies as a geek and supports the achievements of women in geek culture can be a part of GeekGirlCon. (See #5, if you don't believe us.)

2. Community
It is not about "you" it is about "us," so kick judgmental tendencies to the curb. GeekGirlCon works to create a supportive, woman-positive culture to grow professionally and personally.

3. Empowerment
GeekGirlCon honors and celebrates the past achievements of female geeks while looking toward the future of woman-positive geekdom. Improving the spaces that female geeks inhabit will consequently improve the spaces that ALL geeks inhabit.

4. Diversity
At GeekGirlCon, we take our commitment to diversity and inclusion seriously. We never remain complacent, and make every effort to foster diversity in the people who make up our community, as well as the programming that comprises our annual convention. The diversity of our community reflects our commitment to diversity. Our volunteers come from an array of backgrounds. They bring unique experiences and insights to GeekGirlCon and, in the process, enhance the discourse within our organization.

5. Inclusivity
GeekGirlCon strives to be representative of our greater, diverse community, and we embrace all types of people, PERIOD. There is no way to list all the subsets of folks that now or in the future will make up the body of GeekGirlCon. ALL ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, sizes, abilities, ethnicities, nationalities, races, creeds, religions, familial statuses, physical and mental abilities, alien species, earth species, education levels, science specializations, operating system preference, fandoms, etc., are welcome. Anyone supporting women in geeky pursuits is welcome. (See #1, if you don't believe us.)
Matching pool sponsored by I-Wei Feng with GeekGirlCon's appreciation