Costumes, fandoms, and feminism - this was my first year participating in GeekGirlCon, and boy was it a good experience. The con feels smaller and calmer then many of the nerd-based cons I work at, but had this great, positive energy and feeling of camaraderie running through it for the entire two days. Many people I've spoken with think of GeekGirlCon as having a, "girls only," sort of attitude, but instead it strives to be as inclusive as possible. There were plenty of attendees of the masculine variety there, and I felt right at home.
This is my write-up of my observations at the con, and what I took from the experience. It ended up being quite lengthy, so bear with me as I babble on about my experiences.