LADY GEEKs uNITE (LGN for short) is a social group started by some geeky gals with the goal to create a space, virtually and physically, to gather and share all things geeky with an emphasis on inclusivity. LGN was inspired by The Valkyries, an online network of women in comics retail, read more about them here.
LGN hosts regular meetings and other events that take on different themes and can range from presentations or lectures, gaming, screenings, and more. Some of our favourite topics include tabletop games, video games, superheroes, science fiction, fantasy, cosplay, technology, crafts and creators.
Occasionally, geek culture has been referred to as a “boys club” and some people have experienced negative encounters while navigating nerdy spaces because of their gender. LGN seeks to invite women, queer, and non gender binary nerds to get together and geek out in a safe environment. Everyone is welcome to attend LGN events keeping in mind some topics might be too mature for geeky kiddos
LGN’s main headquarters is at Happy Harbor Comics, Downtown Edmonton (10729 104 Avenue NW). We respectfully acknowledge that we meet on Treaty 6 Territory, traditional lands of the First Nations and Metis people. Happy Harbor is accessible by bus and LRT, has a secure bike rack out front, and ample parking in front and behind the store. The store is on the ground level and is equipped with shallow ramps for increased accessibility over small steps within the store.