This weekend – August 11th and 12th – my bride Jennifer Van Meter and I will be attending Geek Girl Con in Seattle. This is the second year of a show that was stunningly successful last year, and one that I’ve been looking forward to since it was announced for this year.

If you’re in the Seattle area and are still undecided about attending, I urge your to come off the fence and dive into the pool, so to speak; this isn’t a comic book show nor a Whedon Celebration nor a cosplay extravaganza; this is all of those things and more. Programming covers discussion of the Voyager Missions to the Myth of the Female Perspective in Video Games to a Q&A with Gail Simone and the list goes on and on and on.

Odds are you’ll find me (and Jen) at our table in Artists Alley – Table 400. We’ll have lots of our books for sale, including Lady Sabre shirts and posters, as well as comics, novels, and etceteras. If we’re not there, we’ll be returning shortly. Or longly. But eventually.

You will also find us at the following panels:

JENNIFER VAN METER
Saturday August 11th
Capes and Canes – Room 301/302 – 10:30am to 11:20am.
Chicks Dig Comics – Room 301/302 – 12:30pm to 1:20pm.
Signing – Media Table w/ Chicks Dig Comics Crew – 3:00pm to 3:45pm.

GREG RUCKA
Saturday August 11th
Capes and Canes – Room 301/302 – 10:30am to 11:20am.
Sunday August 12th
Writing with a Y-Chromosome – Room 303 – 10:30am to 11:20am.
Signing – University Bookstore Table – 11:45 to 12:30pm.

Hope to see you there.

Hold fast!

Greg

Edited to add:

Eric has rightly pointed out that I should, in turn, point out that the wonderful Day Al-Mohammed will be leading a panel on representations on disability in popular culture on Sunday. To whit:

11:30 AM – 12:20 AM

A Fate Worse than Death: The Last “Outsider” in Popular Culture – Disability – RM303

More than one in 10 Americans live with an apparent disability. But this isn’t reflected in books, comics, films, or television. When seeking to include characters with disabilities, creators are asked “why?” Panelists will examine the reluctance to include characters with disabilities, common myths and stereotypes, and some of the common controversies by using examples from popular and geek culture, personal experiences in industry, and discourse with audience members.

Presented by Day Al-Mohammed, Liz Henry, Teal Sherer, Lawrence Carter-Long, Gail Simone

Day has a special place in our heart – hers is the image you see as the Lady Sabre T-Shirt Model, and a fine figure she has cut for us in this role!