This weekend John and I are at Dragon Con, one of the world's largest sci-fi, comicbook, fantasy, and pop-culture conventions. For four blistering days more than 70,000 geeks will flood downtown Atlanta, and oh yes, IT WILL BE GLORIOUS.
Maybe you've heard about Dragon Con before and wondered if it was right for you. If so, then allow me to help:
9 Signs You Belong At Dragon Con:
- You've ever celebrated an Xbox achievement with cake:
Xbox Cake Wreck: ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED
- You prefer your inscriptions in binary:
Alternatively, this reminds you of Flight of the Conchords' "binary solo."
- Mistakes like this fill you with nerd rage:
"Are you sure it isn't time for a colorful metaphor?"
(And bonus points if you get the reference.)
- Speaking of mistakes: you also know that Spider-Man is spelled with a dash, Lucasfilm only has the "L" capitalized, and "Wookiee" has two Es - unless you count the original novelization, which is technically canon, but if you're up for arguing this with me then you're pretty much making my point.
"LET THE 'WOOKIEE' WIN."
- You think zombie wedding cakes are awesome:
"More like The Walking WED, am I right? Eh? EH?!"
- You occasionally forget your friends' birthday, but never H.P. Lovecraft's:
Now that's darkly dreamy.
- You once drove somewhere with a giant Dalek cake strapped into your passenger's seat:
(Why yes, now that you mention it, these ARE getting oddly specific...)
- Ben Affleck being cast as Batman caused you real emotional turmoil:
It's like a match made in Gotham's Malibu Dream House.
And finally, you belong at Dragon Con if:
- You have a favorite Doctor, are now afraid of angel statues, and/or have at least three close friends who NEED this cake for their next birthday:
(That's obviously not professional, but I figure you'll forgive me, just this once.)
See some of you this weekend, fellow geeks! (If you can’t make it to either of the Epbot meetups, you can always follow along over on my Instagram Stories.)
Thanks to Jessee, Amy L., Jennifer M., Anony M., Liliya, Sam H., Suzanne S., & Brian L. for helping me geek out with my geek on.
Oh hey, and you know that friend who needs the “Tardis” cake? They also need this:
Because we all thought Elf on the Shelf was creepy, but then Doctor Who was all, “Hold my beer.”