Some believe there is life on other planets. Are you among them, or at least just a little bit curious? Check out the Roswell UFO Museum in Roswell, New Mexico.
Funspot -The world's largest arcade...seriously, what more needs to be said? Check out their website for a listing of all their fun attractions and visit them in Laconia, NH.
Those of you into tabletop gaming may be interested in visiting the meca home of the hobby; Warhammer World in Nottingham, UK. Boasting not only a retail store, but a massive events hall and pub too, this center is a miniatures fan's delight!
Any Harry Potter fans in the house? Well now you can attend the Quidditch World Cup. Over 300 teams worldwide compete in this co-ed contact sport to claim one of the nerdiest sporting titles out there! The winner of the 7th annual International Quidditch Association World Cup was crowned this past spring in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Check them out to see upcoming games.
Nerdy Theme Parks: Enjoy thrilling rides, entering magical words, and seeing your heroes come to life in the flesh? Then a nerdy theme park is right up your alley! Don your wizarding robes and explore Diagon Alley in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter or stumble across a favorite Marvel superhero at Universal's Island of Adventures located in Orland, Florida. If DC comics are more your thing, perhaps you should check out Movie World instead.
Anyone into cosplay should look into visiting the Harajuku District- Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan. In Akhibara, aka the Electric City, otaku (geek) culture is king; it’s all about cosplay, anime, and gadgets. Just west of the city center is Harajuku where cosplayers line the streets on Sundays.
Nerdy Cafes and Geeky Taverns: Located throughout the country, these establishments serve up food, drinks, and places to play table-top and board games; some even include classic arcade games. They serve as watering holes for the local nerds as they encourage geeky activities and comradery... makes me really wish I had something like this near me.
Cafe Mox in Seattle, WA
AFK Tavern in Everett, Wa
GT South Geek & Gaming Tavern in Montgomery, AL
Blipsy Barcade in Los Angeles, CA
Storm Crow Tavern in Vancouver, BC
42 Lounge in Milwaukee, WI
Green's Tavern in Knoxville, TN
Neil's Bahr in Houstin, TX
For my Larpers in the room, it's time to pack your bags for Germany to compete in the conquest of Mythodea. Live Adventure is held "Every summer, [during which] the Brokeloh Manor near Hannover is transformed into the magical world of Mythodea for the pleasure of 7,000 live action role-players. The five-day event has over 1,000 fully trained extras, 120 tons of props and over 60 hectares of fields and forests to fight in. All you’ll need is a tent, a fantasy costume and your imagination." (bizzaremag.com)
Comic book heaven: "New York City is filled with geeky tourist spots. Midtown Comics in Time Square is one of the largest comic book stores in the world and the Flat Iron Building was used for exterior shots of the Daily Bugle in Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man trilogy. Take a ride across the bridge to Jersey and visit Kevin Smith’s comic book store Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash; the Secret Stash is where the highly entertaining AMC reality show Comic Book Men is filmed." (therichest.com)
Anyone had the awesome fortune of visiting any of the above spots? What's the best convention you have been to? What's the dream convention you hope to one day attend?