Geek Girl Con Seeks Panel Submissions

geekgirlconGeek Girl con has opened the application/suggestion process for panels for the 2013 GGC convention.  Geek Girl Con has the most exciting and interesting panels of any convention, so you better be prepared to bring your A-game!

Are you a professional in a geeky industry? An astrophysicist or mathematician? Do you run your own geeky business? Can we learn from you about the history of women in gaming? Do you have a unique perspective to share about being a woman in the sciences, horror, comics, television, film, robotics, costuming, or stunt industries? Are you an artist or illustrator? A pop culture “herstorian” or cultural critic?

GeekGirlCon will feature informative and entertaining programming on topics ranging from geek lifestyle issues to the sciences to popular culture. We are seeking engaging and thought-provoking proposals from professionals for panels and presentations on topics such as, but not limited to:

  • Women in science, math, engineering, and technology 
  • Women in robotics
  • Women characters and creators in comic books, literature, film, and television
  • Pop culture scholarship
  • Women in gaming 
(Tabletop, Board, Console, PC)
  • Women in horror
  • Diversity in genre – including race, ethnicity, class, gender, ability, sex, and sexuality
  • Crafty or geeky businesses
  • Cosplayer or Crossplay
  • Women in Stunt Work
  • Women writers (and men writing great geeky female characters)
  • Women artists and illustrators
  • Women in science fiction and fantasy
  • Fandom and community
  • Women’s history in geeky popular culture, science, and technology
  • Women in Anime/Manga
  • Women in Pop Culture Publishing
  • YA authors with Strong Female Protagonists
  • Geek Girl Pioneers in Fandom and Community
  • Documentary filmmakers
  • Web series producers
  • Geeky Charities
  • Women mentoring each other and our geeky little sisters
  • Hackers and Programmers
  • LED/Tech Fashion
  • Steampunk
  • Kids programming (Puppets, Cosplay for Kiddies, Storytime, Easy Crafts or Illustration)
  • Social Justice Issues and Geekdom (Including Cons and Race, Harassment, Gender, visible and invisible disabilities, etc.)
  • Geek Lifestyle Topics (i.e. Parenting, Dating, Overcoming Social Anxiety, etc.)
  • Sporty Geeks
  • Career-focused sessions or talks (How to pitch, negotiate, interview; where to train, how to find a mentor, opportunities, etc.)

Feel free to propose something we didn’t think of! Previous con programming is available for perusing programming sessions we’ve accepted in the past.

To be considered for acceptance, proposal submissions must reflect the mission of the convention – to promote, celebrate, educate, mentor, encourage, and empower the female geek – and should make an effort towards inclusivity.

We are interested in presentations, screenings, readings, workshops, mentoring sessions, and roundtable discussions from women and men in geeky professions. There must be an understanding that these topics be addressed with a women-centric and woman-positive focus and with attention to issues of diversity.

GeekGirlCon is committed to representing women geeks of all ages, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, creeds, physical and mental abilities, and familial statuses. Proposals must reflect a commitment to this as well.

Submissions are open until 11:59pm PST on May 15th. Past participation in programming is not a guarantee of acceptance for 2013. We are looking to diversify our programming from previous years, so be innovative!

If you are interested in proposing a panel or presentation please fill out this form.

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