A special early edition of the podcast that is all about GeekGirlCon 2018 which happened this past weekend! After the con, I sat down with Kristine Hassell (@GermancityGirl), the director of community outreach and we talked all about this amazing convention!

This was the 8th annual GeekGirlCon and I absolutely love attending this event. Part of mission statement states: “GeekGirlCon is an organization that works to empower women and girls to pursue their passions—whether they love science and technology, comics, literature, gaming, or anything else! Everybody is a geek at heart, in one way or another. Our mission is to ensure all these geeks are supported, welcomed, and encouraged to pursue what they love.”

I highly encourage everyone to check out their website to learn more: www.GeekGirlCon.com, which will also be the place to find the best notes on the panels and guests that were involved.
Kristine Hassell has been involved with GeekGirlCon for the past 7 years and continues to be such an amazing positive force in the community, and has truly helped grow this convention into something amazing.

This was my third year attending this convention (previous years coverage can be found here: 2016 and 2017) and this year I really wanted to focus my coverage on attending several panels to broaden my scope of topics and experts.

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Timecode breakdown:

  • 0m:00s – 1m:51s: Intro to the show and topic
  • 1m:51s – 21m:45s: Discussion of the con as a whole and the differences between this year and past years
  • 21m:45s – 27m:25: Discussion of the panel: “Tech careers for non-techies” with Wendi Dunlap, Megan Tweed, Jane Park, Ahmbur Blue, Meagan Malone, Rabecca Rocha
  • 27m:25 – 32m:15s: Discussion of the panel: “Fireside chat with Nicole Jekich, tabletop game designer”
  • 32m:15s – 39m:10s: Discussion of the panel: “A conversation with the Dungeons and Dragons team” with Jaden Emme, Liz Schuh, Shelly Mazzanoble, Kate Irwin, Emi Tanji, Trish Yochum
  • 39m:10s – 41m:05s: Discussion of the panel: “Women in Horror” with Isabella L. Price, Deva Skye, Josephine Maria, and Jade G
  • 41m05s – 46m:00s: Discussion of the panel: “Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Asian American Representation in Media” with JC Lau, Cookie Everman, Kristine Hassell, CB Lee, Monica Ogden
  • 46m:00s – 51m:40s: Discussion of the panel: “Geek Fitness” with Alicia Radford, Dawn Biggs, Robyn Warren, Isabel Mio, Marina Martinez, Kay Ahern
  • 51m:40s – 53m:30s: Discussion of the panel: “Afro-Futurism 101” with contributors from “Black Nerd Problems” and Leslie Light, Brittany Williams, Aliza Pearl, Mx Rian
  • 53m:30s – 59m:00s: Discussion of the panel: “Representation Matters: Cartoons 1980’s – present” with Breanna Bang, Ravenn Bang, Kristine Hassell
  • 53m:30s – 1h:07m: Shout outs and wrap up
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