Let me start off with some advice, I don’t recommend running two conferences/conventions 15 days apart from each other. This is what I did. Because I’m insane. Because I aspire to be Wonder Woman too much. Because this is what I love to do.
I get to be a big geek all the time. I just wrapped up MozCon for my workplace, SEOmoz. I got to help put on a world-class conference, learn things that exploded my brian, dance with Roger Mozbot, and go drinking with people who when plastered start talking about how Excel needs to be 3-D to really suit their analytics needs. Plus, I got to better know some of my awesome colleagues and industry peers.
And now GeekGirlCon is tomorrow. I should be in bed right now.
Things I’m most excited about for GeekGirlCon:
1. The People
It’s always the people for me. I love going to conventions just to people watching. Especially the cosplay. Bring it on. We want all the tiny Princess Leias and their light saber fights.
We heard you loud and clear that you wanted more professional opportunities. You’ll be able to talk with women from NASA, SEOmoz, Dark Horse Comics, and more about your next career step.
3. Jane Espenson and the cast of Husbands
For those of you who haven’t watching Husbands, I suggest that you do. I remember the days of yore, when I was a young queer girl and getting into the “are they, aren’t they together?” debates over Talia and Ivanova on Babylon 5. (They so were!) And today, we have Cheeks and Brady and their meta, quickie Vegas wedding turning into something more.
4. Losing my mother in the causal gaming room
While I’m not a gamer, my mom is. She’s coming, once again, to help out me and the convention. But with the addition of casual gaming with PopCap and Big Fish Games’ booth, I’m sure I’ll find her cradling an iPad and beating other mothers at Bejeweled.
5. Seeing GeekGirlCon staff enjoying their hard work
Conventions are a lot of work, and there’s nothing like seeing the joy of it all coming together on my staffers’ faces.
If you’re looking for me at GeekGirlCon ’12, you’ll probably find me a little bit of everywhere.
But I’ll be on stage, in GeekGirlConnections, and signing at these events:
Chicks Dig Comics panel of awesome from 12:30pm – 1:20pm in RM 301/302
GeekGirlConnections with the SEOmoz Technical crew from 1:30pm – 3pm in RM 101
Book signing with the Chicks Dig Comics authors from 3pm – whenever at the Media Tables on the 3rd floor
Closing Celebration to toast a great GeekGirlCon ’12 from 6pm – 7:50pm in RM 301/302
Check out all the amazing pre-show press and excitement going on:
GeekGirlCon celebrates women of geek culture
Videogames’ Manliest Characters Inspire Geek Girl Fashions
GeekGirlCon 2012: Geek Girls Unite!
Fan Conventions: GeekGirlCon celebrates women in geek culture, Aug. 11-12
Join me at GeekGirlCon ’12
GeekGirlCon 2012 Is This Weekend!
GeekGirlCon and other weekend debauchery!
Now in its Second Year, GeekGirlCon is Jam-Packed with Ways to Celebrate the Female Geek
Geeky? Girly? Your time has come
GeekGirlCon ’12 Kicks Off in Seattle to Celebrate the Female Geek
GeekGirlCon ’12 Preview: Lady Coders
Geek Girls Support One Another
What we talk about when we talk about tech jobs
Why You Need To Go To GeekGirlCon This Weekend!
A review: The Treatment of Women in Geek Culture #GGC12
Gail Simone at #GGC12
Geek girls unite around games, comics and a ‘Buffy’ sing-along
Eight Panels to Check Out at GeekGirlCon
Geek girls unite around games, comics and a “Buffy” sing-along
Making Connections at GeekGirlCon ’12
Learn How to be a Negotiation Rock Star!
Godless Skeptics at GeekGirlCon This Weekend in Seattle
Year 2: Geek Girl Con grows, draws more attention to women in tech, science
The Schedule of GeekGirlCon
See you on Saturday!