Parent-Daughter GirlCon

2021 Virtual Parent-Daughter GirlCon

Saturday & Sunday, August 28 & 29



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Call at 541.284.4333 or email info@opheliasplace.net to register


Suggested donation $10-25 (proceeds to benefit Ophelia’s Place)

Would you like to be a part of Virtual GirlCon 2021? Here’s what you need to know!

GirlCon is our annual celebration of fandoms, anime, video games, art, tech, and so much more! If you want to participate in GirlCon 2021 take a look at the information below to learn how you can get involved in our weekend long celebration.

This event is designed to be accessible, comfortable, fun, and safe for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18.

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. 

Virtual GirlCon 2021 Open Events

Welcome to GirlCon 2021: Sat, Aug 28 | 12-1 pm

Join us as we start the weekend with a warm welcome to GirlCon! You’ll get a chance to hear about all the exciting things taking place over the weekend, meet other fans, and hear why we think celebrating our nerdiness is so important! Don’t forget to stick around for the raffle! All participants are entered automatically, and all you have to do to win is be there when we call your name!

Guest Panel Q&A: Sat, Aug 28 | 1:30-2:30 pm

Our guest panel for GirlCon 2021 includes a Q & A with Emily Martinez and Sara Smestad, engineer and lead animator with Eugene-based gaming company Pipeworks Studios! Make sure you stick around for our second raffle! All participants are entered automatically, and all you have to do to win is be there when we call your name!

OP Team Stream – Minecraft Madness: Sat, Aug 28 | 6-8 pm

Hit our YouTube Live channel as OP staff Rachael Young and Abby James explore the brand new Ophelia’s Place Minecraft Realm! Get a sneak peek at where Abby is hiding all the OP Check Points, watch Rachael build a chicken factory, and learn how you can get involved and join the OP Minecraft Realm club! Snacks and cozy clothes recommended!

Town Square – GirlCon Community Hour: Sun, Aug 29 | 1:30-2:30 pm

This open hour is for all GirlCon youth attendees to come together, meet, share resources, and reconnect with your OP nerd community! Bring recommendations for your favorite fanfic site, the best place to get drawing references, your favorite creators, and anything else you want to make sure your fellow nerds know about!

Cosplay Fashion Show and Farewells: Sun, Aug 29 | 5-6 pm

Come join us for the grand finale of GirlCon 2021! Come in cosplay and take a chance to strut your stuff during our online Cosplay Fashion Show, and before we say goodbye get a sneak peak at the upcoming fall workshops and activities  at Ophelia’s Place. And, don’t forget to stick around for our third and final raffle! Will you be the one to win the final surprise? Stick around till the end to find out!

GirlCon Workshops*

Want to get creative? Register for one of these virtual workshops! *Space is limited!

GirlCon Fanart Workshop (Limited Registration!): Sat, Aug 28 | 3:30-4:30 pm

Calling all artists! If you want a chance to check out some tips and tricks, make some art, and meet other fan artists, this workshop is just for you! Everything you need to make some awesome fanart will be included in your GirlCon 2021 swag bag. No previous fanart experience is required. So come and join us as we geek out about drawing our favorite characters, ships, OC’s, and more!

GirlCon Fanfic Workshop (Limited registration!): Sun, Aug 29 | 3:30-4:30 pm

Fanfiction is such a fun way to dig a little deeper into the worlds of our favorite anime, movies, books, and more! Building onto the story of the worlds and characters we love is such a big part of being a fan, and our Fanfic Workshop is a great place to meet like-minded fanfic writers. Join us and connect with like-minded people around how to hone your skills as a fanfic author. No previous experience necessary!

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