Last year’s Geek Girl Con was an unqualified succes. Sold out both days. Everyone smiling and happy. The only possible complaint was that you actually had to go outside to get to some of the panels. It was a great experience for everyone on the STR team and we made plenty of new friends. It sounds like we were not the only ones!
This year Geek girl Con is offering “GeekGirlConnections, a room open the entire convention that will provide a place for attendees to network, make connections, and receive career advice.”
It has always been the goal of GeekGirlCon to spotlight, support, and celebrate women in fields like comics and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). This year, we are taking that one step further and giving our attendees direct access to professionals who have the answers to your burning career questions.
This includes professionals like women from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory’s Education and Public Outreach team (perhaps they can talk about Curiosity’s little (okay, HUGE) trip to Mars…), professional designers, technologists, editors from Dark Horse Comics, and more.
Here’s a preview of what you can expect to find in the GeekGirlConnections room:
• Career planning support
• The opportunity to networking with professionals
• Organizations looking for YOU!
In addition, Geek Girl Con has created blank business cards so that people can exchange contact information.
Visit the Geek Girl Con site for details. We’ll see you at the con!