GeekGirlCon, you are my favorite.
Though this was the convention's third year, it was my first time going. Friends had told me about its amazing-ness and I'd been dying to go, but this was the first year free of scheduling conflicts. I agreed to be on two panels (Geek Girl Style and Star Wars: More Than a Boys' Franchise) and even if I didn't know what specifically to expect, I knew I was in for a treat. I was right.
The Geeky Hostess. Downstairs from the exhibit hall, there was an artists' alley. It was quite a bit smaller definitely an area I'd like to see expand in future years.
Especially impressive to me were the panels offered. The schedule was packed. I've never seen a panel schedule that made me want to spend the entire convention in panel rooms, but this one did. Topics included how to wear a wig (I so wish I would have made it to that one), geeky home decorating, deconstructing the Mary Sue myth, real girls in comics, the psychology of cosplay, and on and on. Fabulous discussions about casual and serious subjects happened throughout the weekend, and it was refreshing.
Next year, GeekGirlCon is the same weekend as New York Comic Con (October 11-12). It's not even a decision for me. I'll see you in Seattle.