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Reel Grrls at Geek Girl Con!!
October 10, 2015
Zine for the workshop: 10GGC Zine 2015
Geek Girl Con http://geekgirlcon.com
GeekGirlCon celebrates and honors the legacy of women contributing to science and technology; comics, arts, and literature; and game play and game design by connecting geeky women world-wide and creating community to foster continued growth of women in geek culture through events.
Reel Grrls, Seattle Globalist, and Smart House Creatives team up to host a workshop bonanza to help you share what you are experiencing at Geek Girl Con. Workshop will start with a quick panel on getting you inspired to make content with the tools you already have: your smart self, a smart phone, and all the smart people you are going to meet this weekend! Reel Grrls will give you the basics of vlogging, and get tech with easy to use apps, and Seattle Globalist will give you some tips on how to ace an interview!
Ryan Davis (@indieartsvoice) is a film publicist and communications professional with ten years experience in film and arts marketing. She has worked in almost every aspect of the film business–from production and festivals to distribution, exhibition and DVD sales, and has placed stories in outlets ranging from CNN and The New York Times, to community newspapers and local radio.
She has worked for a variety of nonprofit arts groups and organizations, including heading the marketing departments for Northwest Film Forum and Northwest Folklife, and has been assistant director of Couch Fest Films since 2010. Ryan was on the jury for the International Documentary Challenge for 2012-3, and is currently a juror for the 2015 Seattle Shorts Festival.
Smarthouse Creative is a full-service digital media and audience engagement agency focused on promoting and amplifying the work of independent filmmakers, film festivals, and arts organizations. From publicity to social media strategy to video production to public relations to digital marketing to web design, Smarthouse Creative offers individually-tailored strategies to ensure your film, brand, or organization is reaching the largest number of the right people.
Reagan Jackson is a writer, artist, activist, international educator and award winning journalist. She most recently piloted a study abroad program for young writers of color called Many Voices One Tribe. Reagan is a columnist for the Seattle Globalist and also writes for the Black Girl Nerds Blog, the South Seattle Emerald, and Crosscut. She has published two children’s books, Coco LaSwish: A Fish from a Different Rainbow and Coco LaSwish: When Rainbows Go Blue, and three collections of poetry God, Hair, Love, and America, Love and Guatemala, and Summoning Unicorns. To find out more check out: www.rejjarts.com. Seattle Globalist
Kelsi Gauger is a recent graduate from Western Washington University with a degree in Business Administration and an emphasis on Marketing. She received a Web Content Development Certification during her years at the University and is currently interning at Smarthouse Creative. Smarthouse Creative is a full-service digital media and audience engagement agency that amplifies the work of arts and entertainment organizations. There, she is involved with the company’s social media, blogging, and publicity outreach. Kelsi volunteered at the Female Eye Film Festival Bellingham in early 2015, participating in its grant proposals and initial upbringing. She has a love for film and hopes to become more present in the Seattle film industry for years to come.
Nancy Chang is excited to be part of the Reel Grrls community and work to bring programs to more Grrls! She believes that media is an important tool for everyone to learn to use in order for more voices to share their stories. She holds an MPA and a BFA from the University of Washington. She loves girl centric communities and co-founded Skate Like a Girl as a non-profit. She sits on various boards including Skate Like a Girl, Artist Trust, Water 1st, and a variety of community groups.
Reel Grrls program participants are youth who self-identify as female, as well as transgender, and gender non-conforming youth, who feel comfortable learning in an environment with peers who similarly self-identify. Reel Grrls is a unique after-school media & technology training program that empowers girls to critique media images and to gain media production skills in a safe, open environment, mentored by a network of multi-cultural women media professionals
Harper Grieve has come through programs in the last few years, and is excited to join Reel Grrls in our new chapter. She will be building our mobile programs, and coming up with fun events and activities for us to do. Harper has been involved with Reel Grrls since the age of 15. After completing her first program at Reel Grrls summer of 2009, Introduction to DSLR Filmmaking, she not only discovered her love for film, but a strong sense of belonging in the Reel Grrls community. She has completed dozens of RG workshops, several RG apprenticeships, and worked on several independent films.
Jessica Dho isis a senior at Arizona State University studying Film and English Literature. Currently she has moved to Seattle to work with Reel Grrls and pursue her career in filmmaking while working on Seattle based independent films. She works at Reel Grrls as an intern specialising in social media, small projects, editing, and Reel Grrls workshop.