Re: 10 Great Geek Getaways For Summer
I'm definitely on board with the broad definition of 'geek' going on here. Beer can be geeky. Architecture can be geeky. Unique forms of transportation can definitely be geeky. I've heard a few countries (including Japan) feature 'sleeper trains' where you basically rent a cot and sleep during a 12 hour trip, complete with a shower on the train. That's something I'd like to try once in my life. Something like a baseball museum could even be considered geeky - geeks like to understand the inner workings of things. History, stats, theories, you name it - anything that we can obsess over tends to hold our interest for a while. I think that's what makes 'geeks' great - and maybe it makes us great vacation partners, too. Personally, the Star Trek town is getting my curiosity going - was it named Vulcan before 'Star Trek' and embraced the name to capitalize? I want to know more!
For geeks on the east coast, Boston Comic-Con is actually in summer as well, and a bit farther away (July 31st-Augsust 2) if you missed the SDCC gravy train. Comic-con is not just about comics anymore - lots of big movie and game studios make announcements there too, though the Boston event is a little lower key. Maybe I'll see some of you there! We geeks love convention-type events, and there's no shortage of them this time of year. For example, the Evo world fighting game championship is next weekend in Las Vegas. It's a little late to make plans around, but if you live nearby you can go check out the best players from around the globe compete in the largest open tournament of the year for games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. Just like many of the items on this list, you don't have to be an aficianado to enjoy yourself at these kinds of events, spending time with like-minded geeks.