What we're about
For those of us who haven’t got what it takes to go full Geek
A group for those of us who love and admire the passion of true Geeks but just don’t have the stamina to fully convert. For those who have a love of pop, TV, comic and film culture and are always intrigued and full of questions when they met a ‘genuine’ but know that deep down inside they don’t have the willpower or vast attention span to be a true devotee to the life of Geekdom.
Of course all and sundry are welcome to join, the more the merrier, but if the following sounds eerily familiar you’ll certainly fit right in, like Han Solo in that bar scene where they meet the bounty hunter whose name I can't remember and I think someone gets his arm chopped off but I'd have to check.
• You probably - Can quote verbatim large chunks of your favourite sitcoms and films but you probably don’t write fan fiction
• You probably - Are always excited to see who will be the latest film Batman Villain/Marvel Superhero/Bond but you probably don’t have a very respectable and expensive collection of mint condition action figures
• You probably - Always liked (but are a tad intimidated by) the idea of going to Comic Con because it sounds like a great laugh but you probably don’t already have your tickets and hotels booked for the next three years and a special project book for costume ideas
• You probably - Every once in a while wander into a comic book store to try and find something great and often leave bewildered by choice but you probably don’t have an encyclopaedic knowledge of all comic book publishing houses and a collection you list on your house insurance
• You probably - Love bingeing on boxsets but you probably don’t post meta analysis essays on the internet when you reach the end
• You Probably - Consider yourself a Dwarfer but you probably don't know a single word of Klingon
• You probably - Do have a favourite Bond/X-Men (X-Man?!)/Doctor/Sherlock Holmes/ Fantasy/Sci Fi Novel/Star Trek/Joss Wheldon Series or Film but you probably don’t have a detailed explanation of why your choice is the only logically correct one.
• You probably - Love Cracked.com but you probably don’t write for Cracked.com
Meetups for cinema trips to see the latest Marvel, indie and indeed Indy films, swap tips for stuff to read or watch and generally getting your geek on in a low pressure setting.
Update July 2015 - We have now started The Post Meetup Pin Board under the discussions tab - This is where members can pin links to cool stuff and tips shared during meetup chats and will hopefully develop into a veritable smorgasbord of awesomeness, as we share our love of all things geeky!
Following our first meetup we have our one and only motto nicely summarised in this short Youtube clip
and we collectively promise that THIS never happens
Cover Artwork is by Aviv Or an awesome Illustrator and Character Designer based in London - check out her work at this page http://www.avivor.com/
and her facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/Aviv.Or.Illustrator
http://www.avivor.com/english/?p=134 - This page details the process of creating Geek Road