Category: Events

Recap: GeekGirlCon 2011

GeekGirlCon was held in Seattle at the Seattle Centre from 8 – 9 October. They had over 2 000 attendees, which is actually quite good for a first-year con. From a logistical perspective, convention went pretty smoothly from my observation. In general, as a women-friendly and women-focused convention, I thought it was great. It was great to have a space in…

Speaking at GeekGirlCon

This weekend, on 8 – 9 October, I’ll be speaking on two panels at GeekGirlCon in Seattle: Saturday, 8 October 2011, 12:00 – 13:00, Lopez Room — Feminism, Race, and Geek Culture: Perspectives from Women of Color These feminist and anti-racist cultural commentators take a critical look at the intersection of race, gender, and other facets of personal identity in geek media and tackle issues…

PAX 2011

I spent the vast majority of PAX 2011 working, but I was able to get a bit of time off on Sunday to take a look around the Exhibit Hall to scope out the games I’m excited about. The first of these games is UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception. All I really got to see was the booth, as the playable…

Comic-Con International 2010

I was in San Diego from 21 – 25 July for Comic-Con International 2010. I had some free time during the con to go off and do my own thing. Here are my personal highlights: July 21: Preview Night. Got to roam the Exhibit Hall before it opened to both those who paid for Preview Night and the rest of…

Going to Comic-Con, Advice Sought

Having grown up reading comic books, I’d always wanted to attend the San Diego Comic-Con. During my university years, I gradually moved away from reading mainstream comic books, having gotten fed up with the plots and lack of characters I identified with, as well as the sheer expense and the accumulation of paper that the collecting aspect entailed. I eventually stopped…