Hey everyone! So I have a confession to make . . . as if it wasn’t blatantly obvious. I AM A NERD. That’s right, one giant geek girl! And as such, it’s only fitting that I would join my fellow geeky friend, Nicki, for an afternoon out at Geek Girl Con!!! Okay, so some people can go to the Baseball Hall of Fame and just ogle every last glove or broken bat. Still others will stand with their jaw dropped as they gaze upon the flying buttresses at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. I however, choose to geek out . . . over PAC-MAN!
[Crocheted INKY by Nerd Jerk]
So there, my secret is out! My freak flag is OFFICIALLY flying!! Wait, what’s that you say? This is not news to you? You figured as much? . . .oh. Okay then. Well since that’s all out in the open, I guess it’s time to share some pics from my fun day at the Con with Nicki!
The entire day was like one giant amusement park ride. I mean, I won’t DO roller coasters, but a give me a full day surrounded by people dressed up as my favorite superheroes and gaming personas and you can just go ahead and install some pearly gates in front of the main doors. The entire day was filled with interesting discussion panels:
One thing that got my mind going was during the Roller Derby panel when one of the speakers mentioned that EVEN THOUGH the Rat City Rollergirls bring in significantly more revenue than the majority of sports and events hosted at Key Arena, they are still never afforded recognition in the SPORTS section of the newspaper. Instead, you will find blurbs about them in the LIFE AND STYLE section—that’s sick and wrong, y’all! Derby is just as much of a sport as basketball is!
I really enjoyed everything each panelist in each session had to say throughout the day and I felt that attending these sessions opened my eyes up to see just how big the Geek Girl community is and it reinforced a sense of camaraderie for me as a Geek Girl!
The other great panels we attended were . . .
PS: I TOTALLY want to get my youth group kids involved in FIRST Robotics! It’s such an incredible program!
I know, I know, it seems like all we did was sit and listen to people talk all day, right?!? No worries, we made sure to squeeze in a lot of fun to offset all the information overload! We filled our day with . . .
I feel obligated to tell you that by nature, I am NOT a shopper. I actually dislike shopping a lot. In general it just seems like a chore—a long, boring, expensive chore. However, pour a bowl of Geek Syrup over it and I am the VISA QUEEN! Check out all this loot I got:
But if you were to ask me which purchases were my FAVORITES, I’d have to go with these two:
And as if I wasn’t in shopper’s heaven already, it just so happened that Chewbacca graced the market floor with his presence!!
We also made sure to get in some delicious noms nearby!
. . . and yes, that IS a Chewbacca cookie!! It’s a brown sugar cookie that one of the panelists, who runs Just JENN Recipes, handed out to everyone in our session. It was delicious and I can’t wait to make some of my own!
Other highlights of the day:
And we finished off the day watching THE MOST HILARIOUS Improv group I’ve ever witnessed before:
Not only were we treated to an excellent improv show, but a woman even proposed to her boyfriend and he said YES!!!
And if you don’t believe me that this troupe was just perfectly hilarious, I will leave you with this clip of the group doing a sketch where they perform the same scene to different styles shouted out by the audience. They do the following scene à la Stanley Kubrick, Gilbert & Sullivan, Quentin Tarantino, and Michael Bay. ENJOY and may the SCHWARTZ BE WITH YOU!