If you’re dying to share a zombie apocalypse survival plan, you’re in luck.
It’s one of the issues discussion panels will address at NerdaCon, the free convention that comes to Columbus State University’s Davidson Student Center on Friday and Saturday.
The all-ages event will include games, music, movies, martial arts demonstrations and more.
Feel out of place? Fortunately, there’s a panel dubbed “How to Nerd.” More experienced attendees can attend a debate about Pokémon versus Digimon.
After visiting most of the previous NerdaCons, I’m hardly a Wookiee in the local nerd world. (“Wookiee” instead of “rookie,” get it? Never mind.)
Here are three cool parts of the convention, from a nerd in training’s perspective.
The costumes. You’ll likely meet a variety of anime characters whose names seem nearly impossible to pronounce, let alone spell. Savor the excitement and don’t be afraid to flaunt an old Halloween getup.
The games. Peruse the convention area and you’ll probably find guests playing games more complex than your childhood obsession with Candy Land. As a nerd in training, it’s OK to be confused.
The dance parties. I always try to attend the Saturday NerdaCon dance parties, when fast-paced body contortions disprove the theory that “nerd” is a term confined to social isolation in smelly basements.
Don’t believe me? Consult a bit of wisdom posted on NerdaCon’s website:
“Hygiene is key, con rot is bad.”