GeekGirlCon and Three Dollar Bill Cinema whisk you away to Oz

GeekGirlCon teams up with Three Dollar Bill Cinema for a night of lions, tigers, bears, good witches, wicked witches, munchkins, ruby slippers, and wizards hiding behind curtains. Kick off GeekGirlCon ‘12 on Friday, August 10th around 8:30 PM at the southeast corner of Cal Anderson Park (East Pine and 11th Avenue) on Capitol Hill for a FREE outdoor movie, The Wizard of Oz (1939, 101 minutes). All ages event.

GeekGirlCon ‘12 will be held at The Conference Center, located in downtown Seattle, and will include panel discussions, crafting workshops, special events, tabletop and console gaming, and an exhibitor hall. The two-day convention is the second annual GeekGirlCon, after the inaugural 2011 convention attracted a sold-out crowd of over 2,000 over two days. The convention is dedicated to celebrating and honoring the contributions of women to science and technology; comics, arts, and literature; and game play and game design.

Here are more details from Three Dollar Bill Cinema:

Follow the Yellow Brick Road over the rainbow with Dorothy, Toto, and the whole gang in this queer-beloved classic of timeless fantasy, catchy songs, and must-have shoes.

Come early to enjoy music with 12HR NOTICE DJs (DJ LA Kendall and DJ Julia) and the Shopping Cart Soundsystem! All girls on the decks!

Come dressed to compete in the Wizard of Oz Costume Contest, presented by GeekGirlCon!

Compete for fabulous prizes in your best Glinda, Munchkin, Wicked Witch of the West, or Emerald City costumes!

All screenings are FREE and start at dusk (around 8:30 pm) at the southeast corner of Capitol Hill’s Cal Anderson Park. Hot popcorn, cold drinks, candy, and other concessions will be for sale on site. Limited lawn chair rentals available. Donations to Three Dollar Bill Cinema happily accepted. Proceeds benefit Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s efforts throughout the year to provide voices and visibility for the LGBT community through film and video.

There is no better way to start off your GeekGirlCon ‘12 weekend! Dogs are welcome, and we recommend you bring your own lawn chair or blanket.

About Three Dollar Bill Cinema: Three Dollar Bill Cinema provides access to films by, for, and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their families, and a forum for LGBT filmmakers to share and discuss their work with audiences. 

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