We have lots of cool activities going on this weekend here in Seattle. We hope you will come join us!
Next Seattle LGBTQ Romance Reader Group Meeting!
We’ll be having the next LGBTQ Romance Reader Group Meeting at 12pm at the Kaladi Brothers Café at Gay City in Seattle at 517 E Pike Street. (Just look for the GRNW table.) It’s always a fun and relaxed time to talk with other readers about everyone’s fave books and current reads. Come join in!
This weekend is GeekGirlCon 2014, an awesome event celebrating the many facets and fantastic features that make up female geekdom, including workshops, panels, and more!
On Sunday, Oct. 12, come join us at GGC at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle for the panel “Gaylaxy Quest: Exploring Queer Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fiction.” This panel will feature six awesome Northwest queer sci-fi and fantasy authors, and is co-hosted by GRNW, Gay City, and Queer Geek.
The panel will start at 2pm and will be in RM303. (See the rest of GGC’s schedule for this weekend.)
About the Panelists
Astrid Amara, author of the Lambda Literary nominated fantasy The Archers Heart, and the new fantasy novel set during the Crimean War, The Devil’s Lancer.
Amber Dawn, Lambda Literary winner for her speculative fiction novel Sub Rosa.
Ginn Hale, Lambda Literary nominee and Spectrum Award winner for her fantasy/steampunk novel Wicked Gentlemen, and the new fantasy novel Champion of the Scarlet Wolf.
J. Tullos Hennig, author of the novels Greenwode and Shirewode, and winner of the 2013 Rainbow Award for Best B/T & LGBT Fantasy, Paranormal Romance & Sci-fi / Futuristic.
Langley Hyde, a Clarion Writer’s Workshop graduate whose first steampunk fantasy novel Highfell Grimoires was released spring 2014
Nicole Kimberling, winner of the Lambda Literary award for her speculate fiction novel Turnskin and founder and editor of the LGBTQ speculative fiction press Blind Eye Books.
We hope to see you there!
Other cool GGC panels
There is a lot of cool programming at this year’s GeekGirlCon, including programming focusing on LGBTQ issues and diversity. Some of these panels include:
- Double Others (Oct. 11, 12pm)
- 21st Century Boys: Slash in the Mainstream (Oct. 11, 3pm)
- Queerbaiting in Genre Television: Representation or Exploitation? (Oct. 11, 4pm)
- Is the Seme always Taller? (Oct. 11, 5pm
- Fanfiction: Sharing, Creating, and the Law (Oct. 11, 6pm)
- Diversity in Young Adult Fiction (Oct. 12, 10am)
- Gaylaxy Quest: Exploring Queer Fantasy and Science Fiction (Oct. 12, 2pm)
And much much more! See their full schedule for all the awesomeness happening this weekend
We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend for our Saturday Reader Meet-Up at Gay City and for the Gaylaxy Quest panel on Sunday at GGC! 😀