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Parent-Daughter GirlCon

2020 Parent-Daughter GirlCon

Saturday, June 27th 1-4 pm

Wheeler Pavilion, Lane Events Center, Eugene

Registration Opening Soon

FREE

 Parent-Daughter GirlCon gives girls ages 10-18 and their parents the opportunity to celebrate and explore “geek culture.” From anime, video games, cosplay, technology to art, GirlCon celebrates fandom of all kinds, with a focus on STEAM themes: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. This art/technology convention is designed to be accessible, comfortable, fun, and safe for girls and girl-identified youth.

Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based nonprofit dedicated to helping girls make healthy life choices through empowerment, education, and support. Parents/guardians play a big role in the holistic approach of supporting girls while they become the greatest versions of themselves – GirlCon is an example of the opportunities Ophelia’s Place provides to encourage that healthy relationship. 

Calling All Artists!

We invite local artists who appreciate “geek culture” and want to make a difference in the lives of girls to join us in Artist Alley during GirlCon. Display and sell your art and merch to 200+ girls and their parents during the event. Space is limited! Tabling sign-ups due May 1, 2020. Artist Tabling Fee: $10. Artwork must be age appropriate. Contact Abby at abby@opheliasplace.net or call (541) 284-433 ext 109 for information. 

During the 2019 Parent-Daughter GirlCon, and we had a slew of exhibits to explore:

  • Wand and Gauntlet Making
  • Bookmaking and typerwriter poetry
  • A 70’s-Style Gaming Living Room and Arcade Games (presented by SELCO)
  • Comic Construction
  • Game Demo by Pipeworks
  • A Robotics Exhibit by the South Eugene Robotics Team
  • Heroes, Villains & Vigilantes photo booth and bingo
  • Virtual Reality headsets, mini zines, button making and more with the Eugene Public Library
  • A Cosplay fashion show! 

You’re encouraged to check back in during spring 2010 to learn about the next Parent-Daughter GirlCon!