Cosplay, crafts and more great scenes from GeekGirlCon

[Editor's Note: GeekWire's Emily Shahan was among thousands of people who attended the first day of GeekGirlCon yesterday at the Conference Center in downtown Seattle. She captured a bunch of photos of the scene, with some celebrity sightings along the way. Click any picture below to open a gallery. GeekGirlCon continues today, open to all... Read More


Photos: Geek burlesque reveals the sexy side of video games

What says “Seattle” better than videogame-themed burlesque? Not much. Friday night at the Theatre Off Jackson, Seattlelites were treated to the “nerdlesque” show, JOYstick. The two-hour, sold-out show was exploding with videogame references, from the drink menu featuring cocktails inspired by God of War and Donkey Kong, to the hilariously entertaining emcee who began the… Read More


Nearly naked geeks: The summer of ‘nerdlesque’ is here

Geeks can rejoice — burlesque is now embracing its inner nerd. At least four nerd-themed burlesque shows — or nerdlesque — are planned for Seattle, starting this weekend. “Behind the Blue Door,” a Doctor Who-inspired show kicks it all off this Friday and Saturday. “JOYstick!, a video-game themed burlesque show, is July 20-21, and is… Read More


What geek guys missed at GeekGirlCon

Update, 10/14: A grand total of 1,896 people attended GeekGirlCon, organizers said  Friday. The figure exceeded organizers’ expectations “by a lot,” GGC’s Kiri Callaghan wrote in an email. “Our expectations were assumed to be 1,600 at the very most.” GeekGirlCon, the first ever all-around geek convention designed by and for women, launched in Seattle this… Read More


On the scene at GeekGirlCon

Editor’s Note: Hundreds of people attended Day 1 of the inaugural GeekGirlCon at Seattle Center yesterday — sitting in on panels, learning crafts, showing off their best cosplay, playing games, meeting new people, and celebrating women and geek culture. Here’s a gallery of photos by GeekWire photographer Annie Laurie Malarkey, and video of the day… Read More

(Photo: Annie Laurie Malarkey)

Geek of the Week: Erica McGillivray, GeekGirlCon

We’re kicking off a new feature today, a GeekWire “Geek of the Week” honor for the Pacific Northwest technology community. We thought it was only appropriate to start with Erica McGillivray, president of GeekGirlCon, a Seattle-based nonprofit holding its first annual convention later this year. As you’ll see from her answers (and picture) below, Erica’s… Read More