What we're about
Friendly Geeks of Greater Cleveland is a group for young and middle-aged adults who are nerds, geeks, and quite possibly dorks.
We like Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, The Big Bang Theory, New Girl, Sherlock Holmes, X-files, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Monty Python, The Outer Limits, Farscape, The Walking Dead, Princess Bride, Twilight Zone, Pride and Prejudice, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, science, biology, technology, coloring books, artists, superhero movies, comic books, video games, anime, comiccons, puns, pirates, ninjas, zombies, and maybe even vampires.
This is a group of people who want to hang out with other people who like these things too and get a bunch of people together who like imaginative, crazy, fun things. No one will ever have to start a sentence with any sort of apology for being a nerd (because if you're a nerd, you belong here).
We have weekly meetings plus 1-2 events nearly every weekend. We'll go see movies, hit a comicCon, go to the planetarium, play Pokémon go, go for hikes, see concerts, and loads of other things that the group members get to suggest!
We require all new members to have a MeetUp profile picture showing their face. This is to reduce scammers (yes, they happen) and help us identify new members so we can greet them. If you do not have a profile picture showing your face, please update it :)
If any member is disrespectful to any venue or event host, it is grounds for that member's removal with or without warning. Some examples of this include (but are not limited to) not heeding warnings or directions of the event host or venue staff, rough-housing behavior, or vandalism.
Also, we are FRIENDLY GEEKS AND GEEKETTES. Please be kind to each other. If anyone in the group is not following the golden rule, please message an organizer immediately. We are very diplomatic & will review the situation. If the person is merely socially awkward or introverted (two terms used with complete adoration❤️), we will see this is a simple misunderstanding and straighten things out. However, if the person is having trouble understanding the "be nice" concept, they will be warned and, if needed, dealt with as the situation sees fit. This is for the benefit of the entire group.