Madison, WIUSA 53703
August 6, 2013
My favorite definition of "geekery" is what you get by searching for the term on Pinterest -- "all things nerdy, awesome, radical and insane in the membrane," although I guess the Collins English Dictionary definition of "a person who is preoccupied with or very knowledgeable about computing" applies too. The fact that my first thought when deciding how to answer this question was to reach for the Collins English Dictionary probably says something too.
Board games, reading, writing, jogging, programming (esp. C#/Monogame), designing games, cracking ancient codes, playing/watching indie video games, learning new things
A random selection: Kickstarter, cognitive science, Joseph Campbell, Jamestown (Final Form Games), words, the Voynich manuscript, The Wire, Firefly, Cooper's Tavern, A Room of One's Own, Ready Player One, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, Karin Tidbeck, Grim Fandango
All of the above sounds great! I especially like board and card games because I find it's especially easy to meed new people in these contexts, but also interested in evenings out, restaurants, trivia, outdoor stuff, movies, etc. Currently carless (but bikeful), so the closer an event is to downtown the more likely I'll be able to make it.
Postdoc in cogsci/comp. geography. My fiancee and I moved here in March 2013 from Bloomington, IN. We miss our classic board gaming and geeking-out sessions and hope to make some new friends!