I can clearly remember my first time ever going to a comic book convention. It was rather late in life- I’ve been a fan of comics since I was thirteen, but I went to my first convention at the age of 34. The circumstances were pretty basic- I moved to the city of Baltimore, which has its own comic convention (called the Baltimore Comic-Con). My friend and neighbor was a much bigger comics fan than me, so he was going with his boyfriend of the time. So why not go? Experiences when I am a fish out of water are much better in a group, and if I know individuals I will feel less awkward. Additionally, the boyfriend wasn’t a comics fan at all; he could easily be used as a buffer if things got a bit overwhelming.
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“If geek culture is defined by “the method of consumption,” then the part of identity that deals with our access to the means of consumption, class, has a defining relationship to geek identity. That relationship is necessarily different from the relatively accidental relationships that geek identity has with race and class.”
Living Games, which started in 2014 at the NYU Game Center, is “a conference devoted to discussing all aspects of live action role-playing (larp) theory and practice.”