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Heading back to Geek Girl Con 2022!

Having almost two months off the convention circuit, and a much needed mini vacation from work, I’m happy to say I’m heading back to a con! I am so excited to be going back to Geek Girl Con this year, since it’s been on hold like most things were due to the global pandemic. The last time I was at this wonderful two day convention was back in 2019, which was also my first time ever going as press! GGC will always have a place in my heart for many reasons, and one of which is taking a chance on me and my writing and inviting me to come cover the event back then.

Me at Geek Girl Con 2019 in one of my many cosplays!

This year, the convention will only be a one day event but still as fun as ever! With the con coming up this weekend, November 5th at the Seattle Convention Center, I’m quickly trying to put all my con preparedness to good use in getting ready. 

Sadly, we have lost the sun over in this area and are welcoming the rain back with open arms, but this slight and predictable turn of weather has me overthinking my cosplay to attend in. Because of course I have to go in cosplay and be my best cosplay correspondent self! In true cosplay fashion, I have decided to use a cosplay that is two out of three in my difficult level. Don’t worry, I’m not pulling all nighters to make a new cosplay or fix one up (that’s for another con, because I like to cry I guess). I had so much fun cosplaying Zoro from One Piece for a few hours at Emerald City Comic Con a few months ago, I really wanted to do it again. This will also give me a better look at what I need to fix to make it better, and no I haven’t finished the swords yet (they are a slow but moving process). 

Unfortunately, I don’t have as much free time as I would normally like to be better prepared for GGC, even if it’s only a one day con. It still matters to me, no matter how many days or how big. But, I love to have everything mapped out. Going through the schedule, getting a con bag packed, any extra ends and bits for any just in case situations.

Here are a few things that I feel are the most important to remember when getting ready for con.

Getting things in order

  • sleep
  • bag packed (make a list)
  • phone (portable charger)
  • shoes (always bring a back up, in case your feet hurt)
  • parking (whether you’re driving, walking or taking an Uber/Lyft, have a plan)
  • food (making a schedule for breaks and food is very important, so is lots of water!)

I am so excited to be going to Seattle for this very female empowering con, and am so excited to see all the great cosplays I know will be there. The schedule for the con also looks like it’s jam packed with so many fun panels, I can’t wait to sit in on so many of these including these three panels: Step up your cosplay photography, Our favorite female sleuths, and Stand up comedy for geeks

! If you would love to come out this Saturday for some fun, here’s a link to buy some passes while they are still available, https://geekgirlcon.com/ and of course we will all be masked up!

P.S. if you do come, remember an umbrella!

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Ali Raphael
Ali Raphael
Ali is a professional workaholic but likes to add more to her plate by reviewing comics/books/ tv shows/movies and anime. In every other waking moment, she breathes books, manga and anything Marvel. Every day she wishes she was a Part-Time Avenger, instead of a full-time Target employee.

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