Geek Girl Con! – Day 2

Emily Birch 08.13.2012 0

On Day 2 of Geek Girl Con, I ventured toward the Exhibitor Hall and gaming area. I caught up with Chewbacca getting a make-up tips and possibly some new colors at Espionage Cosmetics. I limited myself to a painfully small amount of spending money, but found some great deals! I am a Knitting Geek and I found a necklace I didn’t even know I was looking for (don’t you love it when that happens?) by LuvCherie Jewelry.

Across the aisle, Damsel in this Dress had an assortment of corsets to suit your every need. Ada’s Technical Books, named in honor of Ada Lovelace (how cool is that?), offered all sorts of technical books – new and used math, computers, physics, electronics, and more.

My final (tiny) purchase was a Smart Mudflap Girl, which I have been searching for. I have seen this intellectual mudflap chick on cars around town, but finally found one of my own.

I also checked out booths by Maker’ Mercantile, Sock Dreams (I had to pull myself away from some cozy above-the-knee socks that would be fantastic in the cold, damp, Seattle winter!), Jupiter Hotel (“Portland [Oregon]’s only geeky hotel”), and Fantagraphics with an enormous collection of comics. I had to do two loops of the booths before the crowd cleared enough to peruse their selections.

Dragging myself away from the shopping booths, I went to check out the Gaming Zone. All sorts of games were set up; board games, console, story games, even card and dice games. Workshops and tournaments were ongoing all weekend. PopCap, EA, BigFish Games, and Microsoft Games were all on hand to present new games, recruit game testers, and more.

Overall, the Con was a huge success! GeekGirlCon 2013 is already in the works. I hope to meet some of you there!