Godless Skeptics at GeekGirlCon This Weekend in Seattle

If you live in the Seattle area, check out the list of science/nerdy/geeky awesomeness at this weekend’s GeekGirlCon. Saturday & Sunday offer a long list of amazing panels including:

  • How to Do Your Own Kickstarter
  • Making Science Fun (with NASA)!
  • Tug of War: The Story of Science and Engineering Finding a Happy Medium
  • Sporty Geek: How Roller Derby and Quidditch Are Changing the Game for Women
  • Self-Driving Cars
  • Really Make Your Own Videoblog: Hands-On Workshop
  • Tech Jobs You Never Knew You Wanted
  • LEDs in Fabric: Sew Your Own Circuit

And to make the whole pot that much sweeter, two of the panels are filled with godless, skeptical, secular women:

Saturday, Aug. 11th, 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Misogyny Online – RM205

Women who speak out online are often the targets of very nasty misogyny. Harmful, threatening, and degrading comments are all too common when a woman posts opinions in social media outlets or even on their own blogs. This panel will discuss how it happens, why it happens, and how to deal with it. An essential panel for women who have or want a strong Internet presence.

Presented by Jennifer McCreight, Amanda Marcotte, Desiree Schell, Heina Dadabhoy, Sophie Hirschfeld, Rebecca Watson, Amy Davis Roth

Sunday, Aug. 12th, 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM 
Women and Skepticism – RM303

What is real and what isn’t? A panel of renowned skeptics will analyze some of the current claims marketed to or directed specifically at women. From psychics to super-antioxidant juices, this panel will show you how you can use the tools of skepticism to protect yourself, your family, and the contents of your wallet from pseudoscience and scams.

Presented by Rebecca Watson, Amanda Marcotte, Desiree Schell, Ericka M. Johnson, Jennifer McCreight, Cloe Ashton

P.S. If there are any steampunk readers of this blog who also live in the Seattle area, be sure to come to my 10:30am panel on Saturday titled “Steampunk Sewing: From Newbie Basics to Expert Techniques.”

 

About Ericka M. Johnson

As a lover of science and reason, Ericka M. Johnson has an affinity for evolutionary biology and is the president of Seattle Atheists. She revels in any opportunity for a thoughtful debate on the meaning of life, the universe, and everything (especially over a pint.) Follow her on twitter @ErickaMJohnson

  • RodChlebek

    what is the middle cartoon figure holding?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/A37GL7VKR3W6ACSIZPH7EID3LI rlrose63

      I think it’s a gaming dice perhaps?

      • ErickaMJohnson

         That’s what I always assumed it was.

    • Sindigo

      It’s a twenty-sided die. Or an Icosahedron as it doesn’t have numbers. Though, if she’s DM I’m going to be able to see her rolls in those mirrored glasses.

  • AxeGrrl

    Aahh, why is this happening on the opposite side of the continent?  :(

    *moping and sulking*

  • Wildcrafter

    I want to go to this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1742797601 Deanna Joy Lyons

    I’ll see you there, Ericka (and everyone else)!  We are so lucky to have such an amazing weekend here. 

  • http://freakapotimus.com/ Andrea

    I attended the steampunk panel on Saturday and the skepticism panel on Sunday. Great job! I had an amazing time this past weekend.


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