GeekWire Calendar: Family events

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Girls’ Night Out: Surgical Robotics and Science Fiction

November 9 @ 3:00 pm - November 18 @ 6:00 pm

Explore how science fiction influences modern technology in the medical field! Meet scientist Niveditha Kalavakonda and learn about her current research in the University of Washington’s BioRobotics Lab. Participants then dive into basic mechanics and design an autonomous robot!

Lunar Rover STEM Festival

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Just three Lunar Roving Vehicles (LRV's) went to the moon; only six people have driven them. Never has so much imagination and research gone into the production of a wheeled vehicle, making possible the greatest manned explorations of the Moon, and they came from Kent, Washington! Commonly known as the Lunar Rover or Moon Buggy, its history’s first and only crewed surface transportation system designed to operate on the Moon. At its Kent-based Space Center, the Boeing Company designed, tested…

GeekGirlCon 2019

November 16 @ 10:00 am - November 17 @ 7:00 pm

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. GeekGirlCon’s largest event is a two-day convention that gives female geeks and their supporters the opportunity to build a community, share facts and fandom, and…

Parents’ Night Out: Energetic Enzymes

November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Spend a night out (or in!) while your child enjoys private, after-hours exploration of our exhibits, hands-on activities, and a live show. This month we’re exploring where energy comes from. Find out how special proteins called enzymes function in your body and help with digestion. Through a handful of food-based experiments, observe how temperature and acidity affect enzyme activity. Watch reactions take place and learn how to stop them. Recommended Ages: Grades K-5

Sports, Leadership & Community

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Valor Worldwide (publisher of, presents: SPORTS, LEADERSHIP, AND COMMUNITY Moderated by ESPN personality Kenny Mayne, sports leaders Doug Baldwin, Nate Boyer and 2019 ESPY Pat Tillman Award winner Kirstie Ennis will be discussing "Sports, Leadership, and Community: How athletes at all levels can develop as leaders and become catalysts for positive change in their communities." 100% proceeds will go to Kenny Mayne's that provides support to Veterans to help them with limb salvage solutions to avoid amputation; and…

Dangerous Products: In the Home and in our Stomachs

November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Societal and scientific consensus says we should not fear Wi-Fi, artificial sweeteners, and fluoridated water. However, legitimately dangerous products that are flammable, toxic, radioactive, or generally bad for you have been sold as safe in the past. Join Virginia Ng and David Frank as we look at products throughout history that killed, injured, or poisoned, and the marketing campaigns that went along with them. We’ll explore formerly dangerous products that turned out to be fine, things we know are bad…

GeekCraft Expo Seattle 2019

November 30 @ 8:00 am - December 1 @ 5:00 pm

IT'S LIKE A MALL FOR GEEKS! If you're looking for "that" special thing--or things--to complement your geeky lifestyle, there is simply no better place to shop; everything for sale at GeekCraft Expo is incredibly unique, limited in quantity (i.e. NOT mass produced—this stuff is all made by hand) and TOTALLY NERDY! If you have geeks on your holiday shopping list, THIS IS WHERE YOU WANNA GO. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL NERDS! Why give your money to, the big box stores…

NerdFaire Con 2020

02/01/2020 @ 10:00 am - 9:30 pm

Join us for our 2nd annual NerdFaire Con! We're taking over the Lynnwood Convention Center! Your addmission gets you into NerdFaire to enjoy gaming, gaming demos, panels, workshops, story times, musical entertainment, cosplay contests, and more. Registration and Will call starts at 8am Show Floor, Panels, Workshops, and Gaming run from 10am to 6pm upstairs and downstairs. Cosplay Contest runs from 6:30pm to 9:30pm; starting with Kids, followed by beginner, and ending with Advanced cosplays. Storytime with Cosplay Characters run…

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