If I could only use one word to describe my life right now, it would be: Inconsistent. I'm still learning to juggle this new job, social media, and writing. And maybe a social life. But there are things that remain consistent. I am still a major geek. As things grow hectic, I throw myself into my favorite movies, television, and books. Even my jokes get geekier. Star Wars, Firefly, and anything vampire or zombie have a way of sneaking into conversations. If only there were some kind of outlet for such concentrated geekiness...
This coming weekend (October 10 and 11) is Geek Girl Con. Last year I attended as a spectator and was impressed by the amount of networking opportunities in technology (specifically the video game industry). I almost transformed into a puddle of joy when I found Supernatural themed jewelry. When I saw all of the posters, artwork, t-shirts, and books, I cackled and sent my husband a text message to warn him about our next credit card bill.
This year I get to attend as a panelist. I'll be joined by Stacy Thompson Schuck, Patricia D. Eddy, and Janine A. Southard to discuss Women's Issues in Publishing. If you're fortunate enough to look at the title of our panel with confusion, I envy you. This is clearly a sign of not experiencing these issues first hand. Unfortunately, we found a wealth of statistics, first hand accounts, and studies that support the fact that women do face different issues in publishing than their male counterparts. It should be a good session, and I'm interested to see what kind of feedback and questions we get.
I'm also looking forward to the book signing.
You don't need to be a woman to enjoy Geek Girl Con. There are plenty of broad topic panels, a lot of cosplay, and a vast area for tabletop game play. They even have an introvert room. When I hit max human interaction capacity, that's where you'll find me (it was my favorite room last year). If you're in the Seattle area the weekend of the 10th and enjoy life as a geek, join us!