GeekGirlCon ‘12 happened this past weekend! I’m proud to be part of the hard working staff as Assistant Volunteer Coordinator!! Our volunteers ABSOLUTELY ROCKED and blew everyone away! Our volunteers this year had to pay for their own badges (staff did as well), but they didn’t whine about it and they didn’t slack off. i honestly have never been so impressed with a group of volunteers. The fact that GeekGirlCon inspire them to work that hard is amazing!
It was really amazing to see how excited and positive our attendees are! I didn’t hear any complaints about waiting in line for panels, the exhibitor’s hall, or any of our content. People weren’t judging each other. People weren’t trying to show up each others’ “nerd cred.” Everywhere you looked there were compliments, hugs, and exchanging of emails and ideas. People came here to make friends and learn from each other. I have been to and staffed a lot of cons, but over the two days at GeekGirlCon, I think I made more personal connections than at any other event!
My good friend and Sakura-Con staff boss, TalisX, was good enough to sell some things at her table for me along side her art with a stack of my business cards! By the end of Saturday SHE HAD COMPLETELY RUN OUT OF MY CARDS! What!! Plus she sold 4 of my bags for me as well got multiple requests for custom orders for me. Even if I don’t hear from folks about those custom orders, I’m excited about the positive response I received for my work!
After hanging out with a super great volunteer (who was wearing a really cute Star Wars skirt her mom made her,) I brought I whole bunch of my skirts with me on Sunday to show her. A bunch of staffers (AND A REPORTER!!) ended up looking through them and I sold 5 of them!! Plus more interest in custom orders!!
Somehow ASHLEY ECKSTEIN (of The Clone Wars and Her Universe fame) grabbed one of my business cards!! That’s pretty overwhelming and amazing! I didn’t get the chance to see her myself, so I wonder if I will see her at Star Wars Celebration VI?
Overall, it was a great con to be at for fun as well as a great con for my little business here!! As always, please email me with any questions, requests, or orders!!
May the Force be with you!