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!
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!
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…
One of the biggest things that can be daunting when starting up is making your Dungeons and Dragons character. It can seem a little permanent – what if you don’t like the character and you’re a bit stuck with them? What if they aren’t convincing or easy to RP? So I’ve decided to share how I went about creating my characters, to try and help you on your way to playing D&D!
How do you pick your class in D’n’D? When I created my first character, I thought about what he would be like first and then picked the race and class backwards. I think because it was my first time playing, I put lots of my heart into my character and as advised by my more learned friends, I made a character that emphasised some of my own traits… Basically… he was a bit of a bastard. But what do you do if you have a blank canvas?
My 30th birthday has been overshadowed (just a little) this year, with the 30th anniversary of the Game Boy! I can’t believe it’s as old as I am! Yep, this 8-bit baby was released in April of 1989! I just wanted to write a little ode to the Game Boy and all the things we have in common.
This post contains a gifted cross-stitch pattern from an awesomely retro small business.
Does anyone else really struggle to bring their nerdy nature with them to work? For me I always have to tone myself down, go “main-stream” and buy fashion items, when all I really want to do is get into that nerdy sweater that’s hanging in my wardrobe. So I decided it was time to do a little digging to find some epic nerdy office wear…
*This post includes a discount code provided to me by the lovely guys over at Insert coin clothing! Check it out below!
Ever wondered what to get for your friend who is into Dungeons and Dragons? Once I started playing D’n’D it totally changed my life in so many ways! I’ve seen so much love for the game across the internet and so I thought I’d pick my selection of the best Dungeons and Dragons Gifts!
If being a Ravenclaw means being more like Luna Lovegood, then count me in. That girl is literally the fictional manifestation of all I wished I could have been during school. There are so many moments where Luna is the most perfect character in the Harry Potter series and in true celebration of her birthday (February 13th) I thought I’d write a post about just how flawless she really is.
2019 is set to be a big year for movies! Checking out what’s coming up I thought I’d pick my selection of my most anticipated movies of the year. Some of these I am really worried about! I just don’t see how they can be good, but I hope they are!