**8/8/12 UPDATE** Please scroll to the bottom to see an update about the GeekGirlCon schedule and dates/times I will be presenting and available to meet with guests. I'm looking forward to meeting and connecting with all the GGC guests! ~ Purple
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I am honored to announce that I have been asked to be a guest at GeekGirlCon 2012. I will be speaking about the impact of domestic violence in our society and what 'Everyday Heroes' can do to help bring an end to this silent and vicious crime.
'GeekGirlCon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of and celebrating the contribution and involvement of women in all aspects of the sciences, science fiction, comics, gaming and related Geek culture through conventions and events that emphasize both historic and ongoing contribution and influence of women in this culture.'
Panel Description: Join Seattle's superhero Purple Reign in a discussion about stopping crime, domestic abuse, and bullying. In this informal and conversational Q&A Purple will share her personal survivor story and escape from an abusive relationship. She'll also share some funny stories including how she met her partner, Phoenix Jones and of their early crime fighting days starting the Rain City Superhero Movement. Find out why they chose to use the symbol of a superhero in their community activism.
GeekGirlCon has announced their first set of guests on their website www.geekgirlcon.com and in their press release. It is an honor to be featured as a guest along side talented women such as Jane Espenson, Gail Simone, and more.
For those of you who are not familiar with this wonderful organization, please visit their website: http://www.geekgirlcon.com/ and to buy tickets in advance, please click here. GeekGirlCon ‘12 will be happening at The Conference Center in downtown Seattle, August 11-12, 2012.
Media Signing Schedule: I will be available on Sunday August 12th at 10:45am to meet with guests one-one, answer questions, and sign autographs. For the full schedule and to see when other panelists will be available please check the Media Signing Schedule: http://www.geekgirlcon.com/media-signing-schedule-2012/
Programming Schedule: My panel will be on Sunday August 12th at 1:30pm in RM303. For the full schedule please visit http://www.geekgirlcon.com/con/sunday-programming-2012/