Thanks for joining this meetup group and WELCOME!!
As an introduction, my name is Julie :) I'm 28 and I just moved to Oak Park from Atlanta, GA about five months ago. I've been having a really difficult time trying to meet people who share my same nerdy interests, so I created this group hoping that other people might find me.
I personally am into a huge range of things. My deep obsession started with Supernatural. It was my gateway drug into fandom. Viewing parties, fanfiction, conventions....it was amazing. From there it kind of exploded into this whole new world of nerd. I'm very much into fandom and am involved heavily with Teen Wolf, Shingeki No Kyojin (Attack on Titan), The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Pacific Rim, Adventure Time, Orphan Black, Orange is the New Black, Downton Abbey, Lost Girl, Merlin, Sleepy Hollow and Game of Thrones.
Conventions are always a good time and I'd love to get involved in cosplaying somehow. Doing makeup for someone, taking pictures for a cosplay photo shoot, whatever.
I also grew up watching my dad play D&D until all us kids were finally old enough to play as well and they let us join in. It's been a VERY long time since then, but I'd love to get back into it. I also am attempting to not suck at video games as well.
I'm scheduling this meetup so we can have a chance to come together as a group and decide what kinds of things we want to do and what works most for us. We can discuss when and where works best. Nothing is set in stone.
If anyone is into any of the shows I listed, or any shows NOT listed, you are absolutely welcome to come to my place so we can watch and enjoy things together as a group! It doesn't have to be formal or anything. I personally want to see this group become a group of close friends rather than one of those meetups where people show up to an event and leave without ever having formed a real connection to anyone. I want us to have a place where we can nerd out and bond over our obsessions.
So please, make suggestions for things you want to see! I want to hear what you guys want. This is a brand new meetup and it will only be as good and enjoyable as the people participating.