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GeekGirlCon 2011: A celebration of women geeks

Seattle recently hosted the first GeekGirlCon. These photos of the event feature the Costume Masquerade, the panels, kiddo attendees, and more.

GeekGirlCon hosted its first annual convention October 8-9, 2011 in Seattle. According to the event site, "GeekGirlCon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of and celebrating the contribution and involvement of women in all aspects of the sciences, science fiction, comics, gaming and related Geek culture through conventions and events that emphasize both the historic and ongoing contribution and influence of women in this culture."

The TechRepublic gallery Seattle hosts the very first GeekGirlCon features photos of the Masquerade, the panels, kiddo attendees, and more. Here are two photos from our gallery.

Photo credit: leezypeezy via Flickr

Photo credit: OnceAndFutureLaura via Flickr

If you attended GeekGirlCon 2011, tell us if you had fun at the event and whether you'd recommend the con to your fellow geeks.

Also read the Geekend posts: Geeky conventions not to miss in 2011 and Happy Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating women in tech and science.

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Mary Weilage is a Senior Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.

5 comments
brettwar
brettwar

Need some exposure and articles about it upcoming

kris.rudin
kris.rudin

I went to the con with two geeky friends, and we made friends with several more - one who came all the way from Chicago (Hi, Laura!) The con was a blast, the panels were great and the vibe was FANTASTIC! I especially liked seeing the geek dads who brought their geek daughters! :-)

debjschu
debjschu

I had a great experience and would recommend it as a low key participatory convention. It was small, focused and very social.

Robiisan
Robiisan

Didn't you guys get more photos than that? How about a better spread in Geekend, tomorrow?

JamesRL
JamesRL

There is a link in the article to a gallery of 31 images.....

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