I recently started a local community in my area, and was asked by a fellow geek – how do I start one in my area? Coventry Geeks is all about local people connecting through their mutual love of fandoms, nerdiness and geek culture. With the success of how it’s gone so far, I wanted to share just how you can make a community for yourselves!
My friend and the creator of the Coventry Sticker Album, Aaron Ashmore of Etch and Pin, allowed me the absolute pleasure of proof reading this beautiful book before it’s release and I’ve been excited about it for MONTHS! Had to get my hands on a copy and find out what it’s all about!
Following on from the response to my posts about geeky things to do in Coventry, I thought why not expand my horizons and do a tour of a local city – Birmingham. Check out what are, in my opinion, the best nerdy geeky things to do on a day trip!
Being creatively confident in my writing / blogging, happened through 3 major epiphanies in the last year. I felt like I was drowning in my hometown – although the opportunities to write were growing, so was the blogger community and often I feel a bit overwhelmed by it all!
There’s always this “Am I good enough?” feeling. So I’ve decided to tackle it head on!
So often I’m met by people who feel they don’t belong in the geek community. People who are quirky, different and interesting but don’t feel welcomed, either online or in person. I’m here to tell you – your perceived “geekiness” is not a measure of you as a person, and your opinion is just as valid as anyone else’s despite how much gatekeeping there is. Here’s why…
Over time Dungeons and Dragons has changed from this game played by oddballs in the basement of their parents’ houses to much more mainstream! With the rise of TV shows like Stranger Things – who’s watching Series 3 by the way??? – D&D is taking over! Or at least it’s taking over my life…
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Those of you who have been following for me for a long time, (waves to that one guy way at the back of the room), may remember when I wrote my post last year about the best geeky things to do in Coventry. I am happy to say that since then, my list has expanded!
Nerdy bits and pieces are popping up everywhere – here are but a few of them.
We’ve all heard it hundreds of times before. ‘He’s giving you grief? Cut that negativity out of your life.’ ‘Ugh, looking at them just makes me feel awful/angry… Unfollow. Unfriend. Disconnect.’ Whenever we’re presented with negative or challenging thoughts we’re encouraged to cut them out…
Here’s why (in my humble opinion) you shouldn’t.
Treetop Adventure Golf (Leicester, Highcross) kindly invited me to their launch party this June and oh boy, we had a great time! Read on for a full review…
Disclaimer: This was a free launch party event so I didn’t have to pay for anything, but read on to find out more about why it’d be worth every penny!
Muggle Musings is coming to an end this weekend and it’s broken my heart a little bit, but I know deep down that it’s for the best. It’s been the most brilliant thing ever, running my own discussion group and getting to know such a wonderful group of people. I feel I’ve learned so much during such a short time so I wanted to share it with you.