|2019 Conference Apparel|
Read this. No, really. Read it.
It's that time of year again! We're on the downhill slide to the 15th Annual Conference in Pittsburgh. That means it's time to buy our t-shirts for the Con! Once again, we have some fantastic designs for you to choose from. Of course, you don't have to choose...you can get them all! We highly recommend that option.
Over the years, we've gotten feedback from attendees and we've always listened. When we were able to make changes to improve the offerings, we did. Unfortunately, there were times when we were unable to make those changes, even though we really wanted to. Sometimes there are obstacles even GCLS cannot overcome.
Well, NO MORE!
GCLS has partnered with Fangirl Shirts to bring you SO MANY MORE OPTIONS. Not design options. Oh, no. You can see the designs down below. Fangirl is helping us to expand the style options available to you. This year, you can go far beyond a standard unisex t-shirt or hoodie. You'll be able to choose from both Unisex and Fitted styles.
Want a V-neck t-shirt? Prefer a long sleeve t-shirt? How about a tank top? We've got you covered!
In addition to a plethora of apparel options, we've also added two more items to our list: TOTE BAGS (so great for carrying around all of those fabulous books) and MUGS (because readers often like a cup of something refreshing).
Here's the really big change...
You will not order your Conference Apparel via the GCLS website as you have done in the past. Partnering with Fangirl Shirts means that they will now manage the store on their site.
Folks Outside the United States
International shipping is super expensive. Fangirl Shirts will be placing the orders with Teespring for us, and they want to save International customers on the costs for shipping. The process won't be significantly different than the one we used in previous years. READ MORE ABOUT IT.
This is Important
We'll order our items via Fangirl Shirt's website. Twice a week (Wednesdays and Sundays), Fangirl will submit the orders they receive. Orders in the US will be sent directly to you.
In order to receive your items in time for the conference, ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY JUNE 23. (International customers need to place orders by JUNE 20 to ensure they arrive before the GCLS trailer starts it's trek toward Pittsburgh on July 7.
We're really excited about our partnership with Fangirl Shirts. The future is bright!
Go to the pages that Fangirl put together for us. There you'll see more product information. You'll be able to choose your shirt style and see what colors are available for each offering. You'll also be able to see what the designs look like on various colors, so be sure to select different colors and review the mock-up before purchasing.
If you have questions, CONTACT US. We'll reach out to the good ladies at Fangirl Shirts to get the answers. You can also reach out to Fangirl Shirts directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, we've created a Tutorial Video to help out if you have problems.
Clothing is intimate. We wear it every day. We want it to look good, feel comfortable – and, if we’re lucky, for it to say something about who we are and what we love. We want our clothing to reflect our values. At Fangirl Shirts, one of our values is that women and girls should be full and equal participants in all areas of life – including fandom.
We make awesome shirts by, for and about awesome women.
Stories help shape our imaginations around what's possible, and women characters help girls and women to visualize what they could do and be. We think every person should have an equal playing field to be able to achieve their dreams.
Mission and Vision
The mission of Fangirl Shirts is to provide quality shirts by, for and about awesome women. We envision a world where girls and women are full and equal participants in all areas of their lives.
Fangirl Shirts was founded by Rebecca and Sally out of a mutual love for genre television, strong women characters, equality for girls and women, and cool T-shirts. We both grew up being encouraged to believe that we could do anything. And we each have families and want our kids to grow up in a world where they think they can do anything, too.
Equality for Girls and Women
A portion of every shirt sale is donated to a nonprofit organization that is working to make the world a better and more equal place for girls and women in all areas of life.
15th Annual Conference Designs
The Watercolor design is a favorite among conference attendees for the last two years. This colorful graphic looks great on just about any color. With the expanded collection of styles available this year, you're sure to find a shirt or hoodie that you'll love! It looks great on a mug, too!
That's right. This is the 15th Annual Conference. This event has certainly grown since 2005, when the 1st Annual Conference was celebrated in New Orleans.
This design harkens back to Pittsburgh's industrial roots, while recognizing the city's rebirth as home to a number of high technology and financial businesses.
In 2014, The Advocate named Pittsburgh one of "The Gayest Cities" in America. This design reflects that distinction.
Pittsburgh features 30 skyscrapers and 446 bridges. (That's probably why it's known as the "City of Bridges.") The city is located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers. Pittsburgh has an impressive skyline.
This design shows this magnificent skyline reflected in what we can imagine is one of the three major rivers, with a bridge extended over another of those rivers.