Geek Gals Gather at GeekGirlCon 2013!

GeekGirlCon 2012 / Photo: Kelly Knox

GeekGirlCon is back for its third year supporting and celebrating women who deem themselves geeks. There are no cries of “fake geek girl” here: The Seattle convention prides itself on welcoming geeks of all stripes, and offers a variety of panels, events, and exhibitors to make it all happen. There’s even a DIY Science Zone for attendees of all ages.

Notable guests for the convention include Denise Crosby, who played Lt. Tasha Yar on Star Trek: The Next Generation; puppeteer Karen Prell; Jane Espenson writer for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and producer of the hit web series Husbands; Captain Marvel and Ghost author Kelly Sue DeConnick; and professional cosplayer Chaka Cumberbatch.

This year you can find GeekMom contributors on a Saturday afternoon panel, “Home Geek Home.” Corrina Lawson, Jenn Fujikawa, and I are teaming up with Tara Theoharis and Bonnie Burton to talk about incorporating your geeky love into your home with decorating, entertaining, baking, and crafting. Take a look for the complete programming schedule for more information and details on other intriguing panels. (I’m crushed that I can’t make it for the entire SuperMOOC panel on Saturday!)

We hope to see you at GeekGirlCon 2013, October 19-20!

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Kelly Knox is a freelance writer in Seattle, WA, where she contributes to local parenting magazines. She also writes for StarWars.com, Geek & Sundry, and more. You can find crafts and art projects for geeky families at her blog The St{art} Button.