After its successful debut in 2011, Seattle’s own GeekGirlCon blew up with even more panels, more guests, and more vendors. For me, it was a totally different experience.
Last year, I drove a few guests to and from the airport and spent both days of the convention sitting at a table and talking. I met a crazy amount of people and despite the con’s feminine theme, my stationary position in the middle of the action managed to score me a few dates with geek-lovin’ guys.
This year involved more guests, more driving, and I even got to take a break from tabling to see some panels. It was particularly fun to see writer Jane Espenson and the stars of Husbands, a witty internet sitcom about a married gay couple. They previewed the first episode of the new season at the panel, which made the crowd go nuts. Had I known they were planning to show it, maybe I would have asked for a preview-preview in the back of the hearse, what with there being a DVD player and all.
I also had the pleasure of meeting and driving Renae De Liz, graphic artist and creator of the Womanthology project, a compilation by 150 female artists, Ashley Eckstein voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated TV show, and Erin Prather Stafford, producer of Wonder Women! The Untold History of American Superheroines. I really wanted to check this out, but driving duties always come first!
In between rides, I met a wookie. That does not make sense.
Photos taken by Stacey Ryan Farrar, best photographer ever and all around amazingly sweet and wonderful guy.
Can’t wait for next year’s GeekGirlCon!