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ClexaCon 2018 Preorders

We’re coming back to ClexaCon 2018! We’ll have a vendor table again this year that will be fully stocked with T-shirts and fun non-T-shirt items like pins, stickers, lanyards, temporary tattoos and koozies.

If you want to pre-purchase and pick up any Special Edition gear like hoodies, tank tops, long-sleeved shirts or mugs, you can do that using this form. We won’t be bringing these items and styles in quantity unless you preorder them.

The deadline to preorder is March 10, 2018.

  • To pre-purchase anything from our main catalog, use this link and specify “Pickup at ClexaCon 2018” as the shipping method.
  • For Special Edition items:  use this link to view our special edition products (for a guided tour, check out the 2017 Holiday Gift Guide), then fill out the form at the bottom of this post. If you want more than one special edition product, fill out the form twice, three times…you get it. We’ll send you an invoice via PayPal and we’ll bring your stuff to ClexaCon! You can pick it up at our vendor table starting on Friday, April 5.

We’ll need to know:

  • The shirt or item name
  • The style (v-neck, flowy tank top, unisex crewneck, zip-up hoodie, etc.)
  • The color
  • The size
  • The link to the special edition product
  • Your contact information so we can communicate with you if we have questions

Important note:  vinegar is used as a fixative for screenprinting, so your shirts may smell slightly of vinegar until they’re washed. This doesn’t have to prevent you from wearing the shirts right away, but we want you to be aware in advance. If you prefer to wash your shirts first so they don’t smell like vinegar, you can check out as normal and pay the shipping cost.

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Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run 2018 Official T-Shirt

It’s here – the Official Shirt for the Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon 2018 Fun Run!

The Fun Run is a free event we are organizing for ClexaCon 2018. The Fun Run is an inclusive event that is open to everyone – runners, walkers, and cheerleaders (pom-poms optional).  Get all the details here.

There are two ways to get a shirt:

    • Buy one – we have women’s, unisex, and unisex tank tops available
      • If you’re in the EU, buy it via the EU store to save on shipping and customs
        • Note:  the tank top, and unisex shirts in sizes above 2X are only available from the USA link. If you prefer, you can order from our ClexaCon Preorders page (link coming soon) and pick up your shirt at ClexaCon
      • Preorder a shirt and pick it up at ClexaCon
  • Earn one – join Team Fangirl
    • Team Fangirl is a group of people who have signed up to raise money for the True Colors Fund to support their work to end LGBTQ homelessness
    • So far Team Fangirl members have raised over $650 from friends and family for the True Colors Fund
    • Our goal is $2,000
    • Anyone who raises $100 or more for the True Colors Fund will get a free shirt!

Hope to see you at the Fun Run! If you haven’t signed up yet for the Fun Run, you can get all the information here.

Thank you to Michelle Johnson Design for creating this awesome graphic

Graphic created by Michelle Johnson Design, also known in the Earperverse as Peak Earp

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Queer Lady Business

Happy New Year! Goodbye, 2017, but more importantly, hello, 2018!

The New Year is a time when many people make resolutions for what they’re going to do differently or better. Sometimes people also set goals for themselves.

We think you’re perfect exactly as you are.

But, if you want to make any resolutions for 2018, we invite you to join us in this one:

In 2018, we resolve to support queer lady business.

What’s that, you ask? We mean businesses that are owned and run by queer women, who look to fill a needed niche for queer women, and who work to lift up and empower queer women with their product or service.

We started Fangirl Shirts because too often, we couldn’t find geeky T-shirts that were designed specifically with women in mind. We also had trouble finding a variety of products that celebrated female characters, queer characters, and queer relationships. And if we did find those things in the mass market, we weren’t always sure if our money was going to a company that shared our values.

So we started our own company. Now we make the shirts we want to wear.

Similar stories have played out in other industries – media, entertainment, publishing, apparel, fan conventions and more. If queer ladies wanted something but couldn’t find it, then they made their own thing. We want to support that, because their thing is also our thing.

What does support mean?

  • Financial support – buying products, paying for subscriptions, attending events
  • Amplifying voices – following these brands on social media, liking and sharing their content
  • Spreading the word – if you like something you get from these businesses, tell your friends about it

At ClexaCon 2017, we led a panel called Queer Lady Business, where we and other queer business owners talked about what it’s like to run businesses that have queer women as their customers, that seek to serve the LGBTQ+ community, and that give back. We were joined by:

You can listen to the recording of the panel here.

We’re happy to tell you that Queer Lady Business will be back at ClexaCon 2018 in Las Vegas. So far the panel includes us, Ebone Bell from Tagg Magazine, and Christin from tello films, with Andi returning as our moderator. We had an amazing experience discussing this topic with the women on last year’s panel as well as the attendees, and we’re so excited to do it again this year with both new and familiar faces. We hope we’ll see you there!

They say “if you build it, they will come.” Along those same lines, with businesses, if you support them, they will thrive. The only way to keep queer lady businesses in business is to support them, buy their products, and tell your friends about them. Find companies that are making products or offering events and services that you want, spreading messages you believe in, and being a force for good in the world. Then do whatever you can to show everyone that you love what they’re doing and want them to continue – including spending money on them.

Here’s a short, non-comprehensive list of queer lady businesses that we support. We also thought about trying to making a full list of queer lady businesses, but we quickly realized that other places have already done that, so we’re going to link to them instead.

  • Autostraddle – Fangirl Shirts is an A+ member
  • Black Girl Nerds – we are a Patreon for Black Girl Nerds
  • ClexaCon – we’re a sponsor of ClexaCon in 2018
  • Tagg Magazine – we are subscribers, and are excited that Ebone Bell, founder and Editor In Chief of Tagg Magazine, will be joining us for Queer Lady Business at ClexaCon 2018!
  • tello Films – we subscribe to premium content from tello Films, and are excited that Christin Baker is returning to Queer Lady Business at ClexaCon 2018!

Links to lists of Queer Lady Businesses

We know these lists don’t include everything. Please let us know if there’s a queer lady business list we should add by leaving a comment. Thanks for reading!

Take care of yourselves and each other.
Here’s to a happy, healthy, and queer 2018!

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Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run Waiver

To participate in the Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run, please fill out this electronic waiver of liability. We will also have paper forms onsite. If you’re signing on behalf of a minor, make sure to fill out the second form below as well. See you in Vegas!

In consideration of being permitted to participate in Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run and TEAM FANGIRL, I agree to assume all risks inherent in participation in such program, whether they are apparent to me or not. I certify that I am in good physical health and fit to participate. Nevertheless, I acknowledge that participation carries an inherent risk of injury to my person and damage to my property. I hereby waive and release, for myself and for my heirs and assigns, any and all claims, causes of action, or liabilities which may hereafter accrue against Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run and TEAM FANGIRL, ClexaCon and its affiliates, their agents, employees, volunteers, officers, directors, successors and assigns, Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run and TEAM FANGIRL, and ClexaCon, the City of Nevada, and any and all sponsors, their representatives and successors, that may arise as a result of my participation in Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run and TEAM FANGIRL, and ClexaCon including any and all claims for personal injuries caused by Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run and TEAM FANGIRL’s and ClexaCon’s negligence.

Further, I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of these events for any legitimate purpose, including commercial advertising, without monetary payment to me. (This information is protected by the Privacy Act).

This section to be read and signed by parent/legal guardian if Participant is a minor:

As the parent/legal guardian of the above-named Participant, I hereby waive and release on behalf of my child, any and all claims, and causes of action, or liabilities which may hereafter accrue against Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run and TEAM FANGIRL, ClexaCon and its affiliates, their agents, employees, volunteers, officers, directors, successors and assigns, Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run and TEAM FANGIRL, ClexaCon, the City of Nevada, and any and all sponsors, their representatives and successors, by reason of my child’s participation in said program, including any and all claims for personal injuries caused by Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run and TEAM FANGIRL’s, and ClexaCon’s negligence. In addition, I accept full responsibility for the care and supervision of my child during the above-described runs.

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Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run and TEAM FANGIRL

Fangirl Shirts is thrilled to be returning to ClexaCon 2018! We’re looking forward to the entire experience. And as vendors and panelists, we are also excited about contributing to the ClexaCon community.

One of the new ways we’re contributing is by organizing a fun run/walk for ClexaCon 2018! It’s called the Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run. The Fun Run is just that – a fun run, or a fun walk, and it’s free and open to everyone. No experience is required.

First, the details. Save the date!

Date:  Friday, April 6, 2018
Time:  7:30am
What:  a fun run or walk from the Tropicana to the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign and back! It’s 1.4 miles each way. We’ll pause at the sign for some selfies and a group photo.
Why:  because it’s fun!

If you’re interested in joining the fun run, subscribe to the Fun Run email list below!

Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon 2018 Fun Run Email List

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As part of the fun run, we’re organizing TEAM FANGIRL:  a coordinated effort to raise money for the True Colors Fund to support their work to end LGBTQ youth homelessness. Everyone who joins TEAM FANGIRL can create a personal fundraising page and invite their friends and family to make donations. In fact, you don’t have to be participating in the Fun Run or even attending ClexaCon to join Team Fangirl to raise money to help end LGBTQ youth homelessness – everyone is welcome.

Join TEAM FANGIRL – to join Team Fangirl and raise money for the True Colors Fund, follow these steps.

  • Go to the Team Fangirl page on the True Colors Fund website
  • Click “Join Team”
  • Follow the steps to create your page
  • Customize your page with a picture and a personal story
  • Share your page with friends and family
  • Use hashtag #TeamFangirl on social media!

Do you want to connect with other runners, walkers, and people who plan to participate in the Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon 2018 Fun Run? If so, you can post in the ClexaCon message board in the Fun Run topic. It’s also a great way to meet other ClexaCon attendees in advance.

FAQ

What’s the route?

Route

Does it cost anything?

Nope! It’s free.

What if I’m not a runner, can I walk?

Yes! You can walk.

Where can I meet other people who are going to do the fun run or walk?

In the Fun Run topic on the ClexaCon message board!

Will I get a number and a timing chip?

Nope. The Fun Run is not timed. We aren’t doing numbers, either (but if we did, we’d all have an identical number and it would be 324B21).

Will there be a T-shirt?

Yes! Here’s what it looks like.

Gorgeous! How can I get one?

There are two ways! One free, and one non-free.

Here’s the free way! First, you can sign up for Team Fangirl to raise money for the True Colors Fund to end LGBTQ+ youth homelessness. Everyone who raises $100 on their Team Fangirl page by March 10, 2018 will receive a FREE T-shirt.

Here’s the non-free way. You can buy one! We have T-shirts in women’s and unisex and a tank top. If you’re in the EU, get it from the EU store.

Can I dress up in cosplay for the Fun Run?

Yes! That would be rad, though it’s not required.

Will the streets of Las Vegas be shut down for the Fun Run?

They will not. We will be running along the sidewalks and stopping at all red lights – for safety.

Do I need to sign a waiver?

Yes. Sign the waiver electronically here.

Can I help with the Fun Run?

Sure you can! Email sally at fangirlshirts dot com if you want to help out.

I have a question and it wasn’t answered here.

Post your question in the comments and we’ll add it to this FAQ. (If you don’t want your question to be public, you can email it to sally at fangirlshirts dot com)