Our first podcast is done and ready to go! However, you might want to ask yourself, "Why should I listen?" I know we have been asking ourselves that and one simple reason is "to smile."
A smile has become very underrated in today's geeky world. We just hope that we inspire you to feel a bit better about yourself and your geeky pursuits. Our podcast will bring that smile when you here us discuss DragonCon and more. A smile may occur when you hear Tyra's impatient dogs barking for their Mom to be done.
We discuss several ways our geek influences our lives and just letting you get to know us. We want all of you to hear all of our wonderful experiences at DragonCon and how we might do somethings a little different.
Maybe you will smile at Tyra's abundant energy and my dry sarcasm. You can smile as Tyra will over and over again take me literally and I laugh as we both get to know how to talk to you. Come for this first podcast, but make sure to checkout our next as we discuss the historical moment from geek history and all that is has to offer.
This is Nix and I can't wait to talk with you again! Be here for the smile and you just might feel better about the world we live!
It seems like decades ago that I first met Wil Nix...wait, it has been decades. Suddenly I feel old, and I'm only on the second sentence of introducing my partner in geek to you. Well, age aside, our friendship has stood the test of time and here we are about to attempt to entertain you. But first, get to know the geek inside the man - I present to you Nix, geek.
Tyra has asked me some questions and I have never been able to deny her.
1. What does self-identifying as a geek mean to you? How do you define geek?
I identify myself as a geek because it takes the power from those would mean harm by the word. I am not easily offended or timid, but I do get irritated by those that use such a positive characteristic in such a negative tone.
As for what does "geek" mean to me that is simple. Geek is just a vocal fan. A "geek" is no different than a sports fan, theater fan, etc. A "geek" is just better organized when it comes to locales to discuss. Geeks pioneered conventions, the internet, and other wondrous places to make havens for discussion.
I met Tyra back in the day. I will not specify what day (She is violent and will hit me, if I insinuate age) because it was more a moment than just a singular memory. She was a friend of a friend at the time, but we just clicked from then and the rest is geek history!
1. When did you become "geek" aware?
I have to say I was a late bloomer in terms of realizing I was a geek. I didn't buy my first set of dice until I was in my thirties and was doing marketing work on an RPG called Deliria. I was a geek long before that, I just didn't know it. I was going to sci-fi/fantasy conventions, belonged to a Star Trek fan club, but the light bulb never quite went off.